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Montecarlo Studio Ceiling Fan Model 3SU54BK

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Description
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
4
7,846
83
94
4.25
Breeze Rating: 5.5 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 4.25 MPH

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Graph represents 54" blade span
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Shown in picture: Montecarlo Studio Ceiling Fan Model 3SU54BK in Black. Matte Black Metal finished blades are included as shown. Comes with 3-Speed Pull Chain

The Studio is a contemporary style industrial fan that, unlike others, is light kit adaptable and remote control adaptable. Reaching an airflow of up to 7961.69 CFM, this fan will certainly move the air needed in a lofty area. This fan is designed for industrial applications and operates at an extremely high RPM. Therefore, it must be installed with the blades at least 10 feet from the floor for safe operation.

The Studio ceiling fan in a Matte Black finish is pictured with the standard blades, downrod and installation hardware that comes with the fan. Longer downrods can be purchased for higher ceilings and a flush mount adapter is available for ceilings lower than 8 feet. You can also add a light fixture to this fan if you need one (sold separately).

INDUSTRIAL FAN WARING!: This fan is rated as an industrial ceiling fan and therefore must be installed with the bottom of the blades at least 10 feet from the floor. That typically means that the ceiling must be at least 12 feet high in order to install an industrial ceiling fan. This is because the blades are very thin and spin at a higher RPM than typical ceiling fans, which makes it dangerous when hung at the same height as a typical fan. Call for details.

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Studio (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)

Dimensions
11.32"
14.84"
NA
NA
NA
54"
10
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ENERGY INFORMATION
at High Speed

Airflow
7846
Cubic Feet
Per Minute
Airflow
94
Watts
(excludes lights)
Airflow Efficiency
83
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
Pull Chain Control

Included Control (MC-3S): 3-Speed Pull Chain

Installation Info
Montecarlo Studio Owners Manual DownloadMontecarlo Studio 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.
INDUSTRIAL FAN WARING!: This fan is rated as an industrial ceiling fan and therefore must be installed with the bottom of the blades at least 10 feet from the floor. That typically means that the ceiling must be at least 12 feet high in order to install an industrial ceiling fan. This is because the blades are very thin and spin at a higher RPM than typical ceiling fans, which makes it dangerous when hung at the same height as a typical fan.

Indoor and Outdoor Limitations

Indoor Application

UL Listed for Indoor use only

The Montecarlo Studio 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

Performance Data

Speed RPMs CFMs Amps Watts EPA Efficiency
(CFMs/Watt)
High 154
7846
0.77
94
83
Med 88
4598
0.45
31
148
Low 40 2211 0.23 8 276

"-" 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.

Item Identification

BrandMontecarlo
Model Name Montecarlo Studio
Model Code3SU54
MPN 3SU54BK
SKU MC-3SU54BK
UPC 026586973712
Web_ItemID58785
InternalID36220

Features & Specifications

Motor Size 188mm x 22mm Motor
Quality Rating 4 out of 5 (5 is best)
Blade Pitch 10 degree blade pitch
Blade Span 54" blade span
Blade Qty 3 blades
Blades ColorMatte Black Metal finished blades (included)
RPMs 40 to 154 RPM
Speeds 3 Speeds
Reverse Function Yes
Indoor RatingUL Listed for use indoors
Outdoor Rating Cannot be used outdoors
Includes Uplight No
Inludes Downlight No
Can Lights be Added? Yes
Accepts Universal Light Kits Yes
VoltageUses 120 Volt electricity
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Style Group Industrial
Approx. Weight 24.2 lb.
Warranty Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty
Included Downrod(s) 6"
Flushmount Capability Cannot be flush mounted
Leadwire Length 78"
Editors Review

How does the Montecarlo Studio Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?

Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
4
7,846
83
94
4.25
Breeze Rating: 5.5 (5 is best)
Wind Speed Factor: 4.25 MPH

(Read about Wind Speed Factor)
Graph represents 54" blade span

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

Wind Speed Factor: 4.25 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 4.25 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 5.5 out of 5. This is over the top when it comes to wind speed, so this fan provides about the strongest breeze you can get from a ceiling fan, making it one of the best fans you can buy to cool you off! 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?

Airflow = 7846 CFM (average is about 5,000)
7846 CFM is a lot of airflow and is far above average, which is very good news if you want a ceiling fan that can really cool you off. Fans like this will allow you to raise your thermostat by up to 10 degrees, which can save you as much as 40% on your cooling bills. By doing so, it is possible that the Montecarlo Studio may pay for itself during the first year of operation depending on the normal cost to run your air conditioning (if you have AC).

Efficiency Rating = 83 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 83 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 = 94 Watts (average is about 76)
94 Watts per hour is higher than average, so the Montecarlo Studio costs a little more to operate than other 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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Wind Speed Calculator
Blade Span CFM Wind Speed MPH Wind Speed LFM Calculate
4.25 MPH
493.33 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

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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Montecarlo 3SU54BK Specs
MfgCodeMC
MPN3SU54BK
Our Part NumberMC-3SU54BK
UPC Code026586973712
Model Name54" Studio Energy Star Qualified Ceiling Fan in Matte Black
Description: This is perfect for lofts or high-tech environments with tall ceilings.
Description 2: The Monte Carlo 54" Studio Fan - Matte Black in matte black features a 188.0 X 22.0 3 speed motor with a Ten degree blade pitch. This is perfect for lofts or high-tech environments with tall ceilings.
FamilyStudio
FinishMatte Black
CategoryCeiling Fan
StyleModern
ENERGY STARYes
Item Weight19.4
Fan StyleContemporary
Light Kit IncludedNo
Remote IncludedNo
# of Blades3
Blade Pitch10
Blade Finish 1Matte Black
Blade Finish 2Matte Black
Motor SizeAC Motor - 188.0 X 22.0 mm
Fan Diameter54
Capacitor Value4.5+6+5/450V/85C
CFM (High)7846
Watts (High)94
Efficiency CFM/Watt (High)83
CFM (Med)4598
Watts (Med)31
Efficiency CFM/Watt (Med)148
CFM (Low)2211
Watts (Low)8
Efficiency CFM/Watt (Low)276
CanopyD:5 5/32"
Qty Fabric/Glass Shades0
Bulb IncludedNo
Safety RatingUL
Safety Rating Locationdry
Bullet 1Featured in the decorative Studio collection
Bullet 2ENERGY STAR Qualified
Bullet 3UL listed for dry locations
Bullet 4A great choice for your do-it-yourself project
Bullet 5Decorative matte black finish to accent and brighten your room
Bullet 6The preferred brand choice of builders and electricians
Carton Length27.25
Carton Width10.25
Carton Height10.25
Carton Weight20.5
Country of OriginChina
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