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Minka Aire Aluma Ceiling Fan Model F521-ABD

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Description
4
5,471
82
67
4.22
Wind Speed Factor: 4.22 MPH
(Read about Wind Speed Factor)
Graph represents 52" blade span
(Read detailed interpretation below...)
Shown in picture: Minka Aire Aluma Ceiling Fan Model F521-ABD in Brushed Aluminum. The light fixture and Silver finished blades are included as shown. The light fixture uses 1-100W Halogen Mini Can Bulb (Included)**. A bottom cap is included so you can install the fan with or without the light. Comes with Single fan 4-Speed slide control with light dimmer. Requires 3 wire installation (2 hot wires).

The Minka Aire Aluma is a great looking new fan that is simply well proportioned. The four blade unibody style gives it a balanced look while the 100 Watt Halogen light with Etched Opal Glass brightens up your room. The 52" blade span makes it appropriate for almost any normal sized room. This body is made from die cast aluminum, making it light-weight and easy to install while giving it a substantial look of quality. The Aluma ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet and keep you cool for years to come. The Aluma ceiliing fan wall control requires a 3 wire installation (2 hot wires).

This fan is part of the Kathy Ireland Home® Premier Fan Collection!

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Finishes & Similar Models

Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan

52" Aluma (with Slide Fan and Light Wall Control - 120 Volts)

Other Closely Related Ceiling Fans:

52" Aluma Wet (new for 2014) (with Full Function Remote Control - 120 Volts)

Dimensions
12.25"
15.75"
NA
NA
NA
52"
12°
(Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor)
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ENERGY INFORMATION
at High Speed

Airflow
5471
Cubic Feet
Per Minute
Airflow
67
Watts
(excludes lights)
Airflow Efficiency
82
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt

Compare: 49" to 60" ceiling fans have airflow efficiencies
ranging from approximately 51 to 176 cubic feet per
minute per watt at high speed.

Money-Saving Tip: turn off fan when leaving room
Included Control
Wall Control Control

Included Control (MF-WC106-WH): Single fan 4-Speed slide control with light dimmer. Requires 3 wire installation (2 hot wires).

Installation Info
Minka Aire Aluma Owners Manual DownloadMinka Aire Aluma Owners Manual (PDF download)

Low, High or Vaulted Ceiling Installation Options

This ceiling fan can be installed on ceilings that are 8 or 9 feet high and can be angled up to 30 degrees without the need for any additional mounting hardware, so what is in the box will be sufficient. If you have a high ceiling or vaulted ceiling that is angled more than 30 degrees (or both), you may need a downrod or angled ceiling adapter in order to install your fan.

Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: This fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 96.25" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 96.25" then you may need to add a flushmount adapter or close to ceiling dowrod if one is available for the fan (see below). If you cannot find what you need to make this fan work in your room, please give us a call so we can check to see if there are any further alternatives.

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Indoor and Outdoor Limitations

Indoor Application

UL Listed for Indoor use only

The Minka Aire Aluma is UL Listed for Indoor use only, so it is not designed to be exposed to moisture or harsh elements. Do not install this fan outside your house. It is also not recommended for bathrooms that have a shower or tub or laundry rooms, both of which produce excessive amounts of moisture.

Features & Specifications
Minka Aire Aluma Spec Sheet DownloadSpec Sheet (PDF download)

Performance Data

Speed RPMs CFMs Amps Watts EPA Efficiency
(CFMs/Watt)
High 187
5471
-
67
82
Med 140
3956
-
37
107
Low 101 2808 - 18 156

"-" means that the data was not available at the time this information was published or the manufacturer simply does not test for the data that is missing.

Features & Specifications

Model Name Minka Aire Aluma
Model Number F521-ABD
Motor Size 153mm x 15mm Motor
Quality Rating 4 out of 5 (5 is best)
Blade Pitch 12 degree blade pitch
Blade Span 52" blade span
Blade Qty 4 blades
Blades ColorSilver finished blades (included)
RPMs 101 to 187 RPM
Speeds 3 Speeds
Reverse Function Yes
Indoor RatingUL Listed for use indoors
Outdoor Rating Cannot be used outdoors
Includes Uplight No
Inludes Downlight Yes
Downlight Type Single Globe Fixtures
Downlight Description Integrated 100W Halogen light fixture with etched opal glass.
Downlight Bulbs 1-100W Halogen Mini Can Bulb (Included)
Downlight Wattage 100 Watts
Bottom Cap Includes bottom cap for installation with or without light fixture
VoltageUses 120 Volt electricity
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Style Group Contemporary
Approx. Weight 20 lb.
Warranty Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty
Included Downrod(s) 3 1/2" and 6"
Flushmount Capability Cannot be flush mounted
Leadwire Length 80"

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MULTIPLE GLASS OPTIONS: If there is more than one replacement glass option and the glass is not specifically referenced to the fan finish, please call us to place your order. This may indicate that the manufacturer may have modified the glass since the first production run. In such cases, we must know the Serial Number of your ceiling fan to determine when it was produced in order to get the correct glass. The serial number can usually be found on a label that is on the top of your fan motor. Please call us with that number.

FREE REPLACEMENT GLASS: If you purchased your fan from us in the past 5 years (on or after March 31st 2009) and have broken your glass, we may replace it FREE OF CHARGE based on our 5 Year FREE Replacement Parts Plan. Please call us so that we can verify that you made your purchase from us and that your glass is in fact broken (email us a picture of your fan and broken glass). Once verified, we will get you a replacement at no charge (just another advantage of buying your ceiling fans here at Hansen Wholesale). *All replacement glass sales are final, no refunds or exchages.

Editors Review

How does the Minka Aire Aluma Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?

4
5,471
82
67
4.22
Wind Speed Factor: 4.22 MPH
(Read about Wind Speed Factor)
Graph represents 52" blade span

Quality Rating = 4 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 4 is above average, the Minka Aire Aluma ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet and will give you many years of operation with no worries of the motor burning out.

Airflow = 5471 CFM | Wind Speed = 4.22 MPH.
5471 CFM is pretty much average, so don't expect a super strong breeze from this fan. However, most people are used to average ceiling fans, so if you have never experienced a fan more powerful than this, you may be satisfied with the Minka Aire Aluma. The 4.22 MPH wind speed is a little lower than you might expect with such a high airflow. The wind speed tells you how much breeze you can expect to feel when you are beneath the fan. Due to the blade span of this fan, the actual concentration of airflow is spread over a larger area, so the ultimate cooling effect is a little less than some fans with smaller blade spans. This is a compromise that you may be willing to accept if the actual area where you spend your time is further away from the center of the fan, which is why you may consider a larger fan such as this one. In this case the Minka Aire Aluma will allow you to raise your thermostat by 1 or 2 degrees, which will still help you save additional money on your cooling bills (if you have AC).

Efficiency Rating = 82 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 82 is fairly average. Efficiency is defined by the EPA as the amount of airflow a fan produces (CFM) divided by the amount of electricity (Watts) it uses on high speed without any lights on. Efficiency is less important than Airflow because more CFMs allow you to raise your thermostat higher...which is where you will save the most energy. Efficiency becomes more important if you expect to operate several ceiling fans at the same time. (see calculator below)

Electrical Usage = 67 Watts (average is about 76)
67 Watts per hour is slightly below average, which is a good thing. the Minka Aire Aluma will cost a little less to operate than the average ceiling fan. Use the calculator below to estimate just how much it will cost to operate this fan in "Your home".

Wind Speed Factor -vs- Efficiency: Wind Speed is KING! Ceiling fans can save you a lot on your energy bills if you use them properly to reduce your use of central air. Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, so the more wind speed a fan generates, the cooler it will make you feel. The cooler your ceiling fan can make you feel, the higher you can raise your AC thermostat to conserve energy without sacrificing your level of comfort. Raising your thermostat by 10 degrees can save you up to 40% on your cooling bills, but you cannot raise your thermostat by 10 degrees if you focus only on ceiling fans that use less energy rather than ones that generate higher wind speed. To put this in perspective: A typical central air system uses about 3500 Watts when it is running, so if a ceiling fan that uses 100 watts allows you to raise your thermostat a couple degrees higher than a more "efficient" fan that uses only 50 watts, the savings you will get by raising your AC therestat a couple degrees higher is far more than the difference of 50 watts between the two fans. With that said, a ceiling fan that uses less watts yet produces higher wind speed is a win-win.

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Wind Speed Calculator
Blade Span CFM Wind Speed MPH Wind Speed LFM Calculate
4.22 MPH
370.97 LFM
(Calculate the wind speed of a ceiling fan by plugging in the CFM and Blade Span above)

Fan Size -vs- Wind Speed -vs- CFM

"When it comes to ceiling fan size...the largest fan with the highest wind speed that will look fine in the area is the best choice!"

Ceiling fans cool you off by creating a wind-chill effect, the degree of which is determined by the wind speed produced by the fan; the higher the wind speed, the cooler you feel. It is critical to know the following; CFM is not the same as wind speed; the wind chill effect you feel from a ceiling fan is concentrated in the column of air directly beneath the fan blades; the wind chill drops off dramatically just a foot or two outside that area.

Ceiling fan manufacturers are required by the DOE to publish the airflow of each fan in CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) which is not the same as wind speed. CFM is the volume of air being moved every minute, whereas wind speed how fast the air is moving in MPH (Miles per Hour) or LFM (Linear Feet per Minute), both of which are directly related to the amount of wind chill effect. When you compare two fans that are different sizes yet have the same CFM you will find they produce quite different wind speeds. The smaller fan must move air faster in order to move the same amount of air per minute (CFM) as the larger fan. The airflow generated by the smaller creates more wind chill because it is more concentrated and has a higher wind speed. The larger fan of equal CFM moves air over a larger area so it is less concentrated at a lower wind speed. So when determining what size fan to buy you must consider the amount of space a fan will cover (the diameter of the fan plus a foot or two), the intensity of the airflow directly beneath the fan (the wind speed) balanced with how any particular size fan will look or fit in the space. Ultimately the largest fan with the highest wind speed that will look fine in the area is the best choice for performance. Read More...

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Minka Aire Specs
MfgCodeMF
Our Part NumberMF-F521-ABD
UPC706411040023
Model NameALUMA FAN -52IN
DescriptionALUMA 52" ceiling fan in brushed aluminum
FamilyALUMA
height15.75
width52
weight16.53
type of bulbsMini-Can Halogen
bulb includedY
safety ratingUL
shipped viaUPS
energy starN
finishBRUSHED ALUMINUM
finish categoryBRUSHED ALUMINUM
styleContemporary
shadeGlass
glassEtched Opal
light kit includedY
blade finishSILVER
**Light Fixture Note
Important Note: Due to government legislation regarding the efficiency and wattage ceiling fan light fixtures (EPACT 2005) the fixture you receive may use a different bulb than what is described. This is because most manufacturers have rolling changes in their inventory in order to bring their fixtures into compliance, so there is no way to know which fixture the manufacturer will ship until all of their old inventory has been depleted. Most fixtures that used Medium Base Bulbs in the past will be changed to use Candelabra Base Bulbs. Also, since the legislation mandates that the total wattage of a ceiling fan light cannot exceed 190Watts, the maximium wattage of the bulbs may be lowered to meet this criteria and will most likely have a limiting fuse designed to trigger if you use bulbs that exceed this wattage.
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