Minka Aire Slipstream XXL Ceiling Fan
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Shown in Picture: Minka Aire Slipstream XXL Ceiling Fan Model MF-F889-ORB in Oil Rubbed Bronze with Oil Rubbed Bronze ABS blades. The light fixture comes with this fan.. Energy efficient CFL fixture with opal glass shade. The fixture uses 1-26 Watt GU24 Non-dimmable CFL (included). The Slipstream XXL is a Contemporary Extra Large Fans style Ceiling Fan Designed for use indoors or outdoors in dry, damp or wet locations. This fan features a Super Efficient DC 188mm x 30mm Motor with a 14 Degree Blade Pitch producing an AirFlow rating of 5 (where 5 is best). It is operated by a 6 Speed Remote Control. Other types of controls are also available. The Minka Aire Slipstream XXL is new for 2014 and is a larger version of the popular Slipstream. This huge 84´´ ceiling fan is exceptionally more affordable than other similar fans yet it is wet rated, so it can be installed in outdoor locations that are exposed directly to the rain. Of course, it can be used indoors as well. Not only is this fan extremely captivating, it is also super efficient. The powerful but efficienty DC motor uses about 75% less electricity than typical AC ceiling fans, making it one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly ceiling fans you can buy.
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Included Control (MF-RC400): Remote Control with 6 speeds forward and reverse.
Can I operate more than 1 fan from a single remote? Although it is possible to operate multiple ceiling fans from a single remote control, we do NOT recommend it with any brand. Doing so can cause your fans to get out of sync (one off and the other on, or one on high and the other on low) and getting them back in sync becomes quite a challenge. To avoid frustration, be sure to operate each fan from its own designated remote control.
Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor.
Included Downrod Length(s): 3 1/2" and 6" - Measurements taken using 3.5" Downrod.
*NOTE: Minka Aire measures the blade distance to the TOP of the blade. Please add approximately 1/2" to 1" to estimate the distance to the bottom of the blades.
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|Model Name|| Minka Aire Slipstream XXL|
Features & Specifications
|Motor Size|| Super Efficient DC Motor 188mm x 30mm Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 5 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| 14 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 84" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 8 blades|
|Blades Color||Oil Rubbed Bronze ABS finished blades (included)|
|RPMs|| 47 to 61 RPM|
|Speeds|| 3 Speeds|
|Reverse Function|| Yes|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
UL Listed for outdoor WET locations in both covered and uncovered areas. Can be exposed directly to rain.
|Includes Uplight|| No|
|Inludes Downlight|| Yes|
|Downlight Type|| Single Globe Fixtures|
|Downlight Description|| Energy efficient CFL fixture with opal glass shade|
|Downlight Bulbs|| 1-26 Watt GU24 Non-dimmable CFL (included)|
|Downlight Wattage|| 26 Watts|
Cannot be installed without lights
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified|| No|
|Style Group|| Contemporary|
|Approx. Weight|| 33.51 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 3 1/2" and 6"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length|| 80"|
Replacement Glass Options*
Please call to order replacement glass (if you have broken the glass on this fan).
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.
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Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
Slipstream 84" XXL (with Remote Remote Control - 120 Volts)
Other Closely Related Ceiling Fans:
Slipstream 65" (with Remote Remote Control - 120 Volts)
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at High Speed
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt
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
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Low, High or Vaulted Ceiling Installation Options
Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: This fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 84" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 84" 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.
Note: This fan includes 3 1/2" and 6" downrods(s)
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Wet Applications
The Minka Aire Slipstream XXL is UL Listed for Outdoor Wet Locations, which means that you can install it outdoors in uncovered or partially covered areas where it will be directly exposed to rain. Great for a gazebo, lanais, lattice covered patio or any other outdoor area. As with all outdoor ceiling fans, you can also install them indoors in any room that you desire.
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How does the Minka Aire Slipstream XXL Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
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Breeze Rating: 2 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 2.46 MPH
Graph represents 84" blade span
How to read our graphs
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Minka Aire Slipstream XXL is among the finest quality ceiling fans made. It will run smooth and quiet without wobbling or making noise and you can let it run
24 hours a day for years on end without any worries of the motor burning out.
Wind Speed Factor: 2.46 MPH (average is about 3)
Airflow = 10000 CFM
A Wind Speed Factor of 2.46 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 2 out of 5.
This is very light breeze, so don't expect to experience very much cooling effect.
Keep in mind that fans with a large blade span like this one may move lots of air when it comes to CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), but the airflow is spread over a larger area, so the actual concentration of the airflow (wind speed) is usually less than that of normal size fans. For the best wind-chill effect in larger rooms you may want to consider two or more smaller fans (50" to 56") that have a significantly higher wind speed factor. However, if you can only install a single fan, a larger fan like this may be a reasonable compromise. Just don't expect to feel as much breeze as the abnormally high CFM rating leads you to believe.
Aside from Quality, which accounts for smooth quiet operation and durability, the amount of wind-chill a fan can provide to cool you off is the most important consideration.
Afterall, why do want a ceiling fan in the first place?
(average is about 5,000)
WOW...the Minka Aire Slipstream XXL moves a whopping 10000 CFM of air with a Wind Speed of 2.46 MPH. This is a huge amount of air considering the airflow of an average ceiling fan is just 5755 CFM!
The 2.46 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 Slipstream XXL 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 = 312 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 312 is
in the "WOW" range of super efficient making the Minka Aire Slipstream XXL one of the most environmentally friendly ceiling fans ever made.
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 = 32 Watts (average is about 76)
32 Watts per hour is
"Extremely Low", which is fantastic because the Minka Aire Slipstream XXL will cost almost nothing to operate compared to other ceiling fans.
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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Fan Size -vs- Wind Speed -vs- CFM
Note: The formula for calculating wind speed was revised on 1/31/2015. The previous formula did not take into account that the testing chamber (cylinder) used to determine the CFM of a fan is 8" in diameter larger than the blade span. The revised formula ads 8" to the fan diameter to account for this. The wind speed results are now slightly lower than previosly stated
"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.
The required testing method for ceiling fans is not done in a way that translates well to real world applications, so the CFM data can be somewhat deceiving if you do not know how to interpret it.
The current required test procedure (shown left) shows a ceiling fan hanging above a 3 foot tall metal cylinder that is 8 inches wider than the ceiling fan (blade span) and stands 4 feet above the floor. Sensors are located at the bottom of the cylinder to measure the wind speed. The wind speed is then converted into CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute). Although this testing procedure can be valuable for comparing the performance of fans equal in size, it does not emulate a real application inside a home and does not make it easy to compare fans that are different sizes in order to determine the best size fan(s) for any particular application.
Therefore, the best way to compare the actual performance between fans of various sizes is to compare the wind speed. The wind speed of a ceiling fan can be mathematically calculated based on the CFM and Blade Span. Here is a comparison where we performed the calculations between 3 fans of different blade spans and CFMs. The largest fan has the highest CFM yet the smallest fan produces the highest wind speed.
84" Fan with CFM of 10000 produces wind speed of 2.46 MPH (216.62 LFM)
52" Fan with CFM of 6500 produces wind speed of 3.76 MPH (331.04 LFM )
The above example shows how deceiving CFM data can be. Even though the 52" fan moves 35% less air than the 84" fan, the intensity of the breeze that produces a wind-chill effect is over 50% more than that of the larger fan and will make you feel much cooler if you are directly beneath it. So, to cover a larger area, two or more smaller fans with good performance may be a better choice than a single large higher CFM fan.
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This Slipstream XXL fan configuration has been "Discontinued" and there are no more in stock.
Some components or options may still be available if indicated.
See Available Finishes for this fan or View Similar Fans.
For questions about parts or help finding an equivalent fan please call: 1-800-201-1193
**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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