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We are so confident that the quality and appearance of this item will "Exceed" your expectations that if for any reason you do not like it once you open the box and see it,
we will take it back and give you a 100% refund with NO Restocking Fee within 90 days of your purchase!
Modern Fan Company fans do not use pull chains (except for the Industry model).
Therefore, in order to operate your fan at different speeds and to switch the light independently of the fan, you need to select the appropriate control.
Any control ordered with a fan that has a CFL fixture will be supplied in a non-dimming version.
Whether Modern Fan or third party controls are used, it is critical that our products are operated with quality "fan speed controls" and not generic "dimmers" or rheostats.
Dimmers and rheostats intended for operation of light fixtures will cause motor noise and may shorten the life of the fan motor, voiding the warranty.
Unless stated otherwise, all Modern Fan controls are designed and intended for operation of a single fan or fan and light.
#009A and #009B controls are available for controlling multiple fans, however separate switching must be planned for any lights associated with grouped fans. Please call to order these special controls!
Model NC - No Control
If you wish to purcahse a Lutron, Leviton or other brand of fan control sold elsewhere
you can purchase your Pensi fan without a control. Otherwise, choose one of the control options below or you will have no way of operating your fan.
Model 001 - Fan Speed Only This is the basic three-speed control used to change speed on a fan without a light. Not recommended for use with more than one ceiling fan.
Model 002 - Fan & Light - 3 Wire 3-Speed Wall Control with Light Dimmer. Mounts in a wall switch box and requires three wires (2 hot leads). Not recommended for use with more than one ceiling fan.
Model 003 - Handheld Remote 3-Speed Hand held remote control transmitter and receiver. Designed for independent operation of a fan and light using only one circuit (two wires). Provides three speeds and full range dimming (for halogen or incandescent lamps) or on/off switching (for fluorescent lamps) and comes with a wall hanging bracket. Not recommended for use with more than one ceiling fan.
Model 004 - Fan & Light - 2 Wire 3-Speed Wall Control (with receiver). Allows the control of both the fan speed and light intensity through an existing two-wire circuit. Not recommended for use with more than one ceiling fan.
Model 005 - Wall/Remote Combo 3-Speed Two wire wall control and hand held remote control (with receiver). Designed for independent operation of a fan and light using only one circuit (two wires). Provides three speeds and full range dimming (for halogen or incandescent lamps) or on/off switching (for fluorescent lamps). Not recommended for use with more than one ceiling fan.
Angled ceiling adapters, downrod couplers and specialized controls are also available upon request.
We can customize your Pensi ceiling fan in any way that Modern Fan Company is capable of. Please call for special requests such as these!
As an Internet seller for over 20 years, we know how important a return policy is to you when shopping online. So as of 11/22/2014,
we now have NO time restrictions and NO restocking fees for qualified items that are returned to us in unused resalable condition.
For more details about this incredibly generous new return policy, please read our: Terms and Conditions
This is like FREE INSURANCE for your ceiling fan. If you break a blade, glass or remote control, we'll replace it FREE!
It happens more often than you know and some replacement parts can cost over $100!
This Plan gives you the ultimate protection beyond the factory warranty!
This plan covers things that are not normally covered by the manufacturers warranty. These are actually the most common problems that people have with
ceiling fans, which is most likely why the manufacturers don't want to cover them. Here they are:
1. Broken Glass
2. Broken Blades
3. Broken Blade Holders
4. Remote Controls (this is a big one)
We are proud to say that we will replace any of these at NO COST to you within the first 5 years after your purchase
based on our Replacement Parts Plan!
And YES...we are referring to cases where you are trying to clean the glass and you accidentally drop it, or you are sweeping the floor and you accidentally
hit your fan with a broom handle and break a blade. This is a very lenient policy, but there are some limitations,
so please read the details here!
If you've seen a better price online, give us a chance to match or beat it!
We realize that getting the lowest price is not always the only important factor in your buying decision, but it is increasingly more important in today's tough
economic times. So, we do offer to match or beat competitors prices whenever possible with our Lowest Price Guarantee!
To Match or Beat a Price Call: 1-800-201-1193
Finding a place that provices great service is equally important, but more difficult to accomplish without interacting with someone.
Although the Internet makes it easy to compare prices, it does little to ensure you are going to get good service. Ultimately, our goal is to offer you both the
Best Price and the Best Service, a claim that most companies make but few can live up to.
If you are like most consumers, claims regarding great customer service are empty words until proven otherwise. So, initially, you begin searching for the site with the
lowest price because it is so easy to compare prices online. But prices are fickle. They can change from site to site at any given moment, whereas
customer service typically remains constant. Either a site offers great service or it doesn't.
We are not hiding anything here. We know that the prices we have on our website may or may not be lowest you can find at any given moment. However, if you call us,
we have the distinct advantage of being able to make price adjustments when possible.
The bottom line is, if you have found a better price on this item, please give us a call.
We will appreciate being given the opportunity to match or beat it if possible and, in the process, give you a chance to experience our excellent customer service!
Find a better price even after you buy your fan and we'll refund the difference!
Don't worry, if you find this exact same for less after you make your purchase!
Our Low Price Guarantee not only applies to the time at which you purchase your fan. If you EVER find a better price after you purchase this fan from us,
we will REFUND THE DIFFERENCE based on our Price Guarantee Guidelines!
The one thing that we are most proud of and sets us aside from our competition is our professional customer service. After being in the ceiling fan business for
over 30 years, we have learned many valuable lessons and certainly gained a level of expertese not shared by many.
However, knowledge is one thing...customer satisfaction is another.
We know that the main reason we have survived all of these years is because of our dedication to making
sure every one of our customers has a great experience dealing with us. This is not something we had to learn, it is just what we have always done.
Shown in picture: Modern Fan Pensi Ceiling Fan Model PEN-AA-50-AL-NL-NC in Aluminum/Anthracite. Aluminum Blades are included as shown. Comes with No Included Control
The Modern Fan Company Pensi Brings true style and performance to the realm of contemporary ceiling fans. The Pensi was designed by the famous Argentinian designer Jorge Pensi and shows the comtemporary modular look he is so well known for. Fans made by Modern Fan Company are of the highest quality and will run dead quiet while lasting a lifetime. Great indoors or outdoors in damp locations.
Modern Fan Company creates a separate SKU for every possible combination of motor, blades, lights and controls.
The SKU is what we use to place an order for your fan the way you want it.
Although it is more likely easier to use the configuration tools we have above, you may be able to find the exact model
number in the list below for the configuration you desire. Once you find the SKU, just click on it and the page will refresh
with the correct configuration and Add to Cart button for your selected SKU.
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 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 4" downrods(s)
Angled Ceilings: We do not currently have any specific information regarding an angled ceiling adapter for this fan. If you have an angled ceiling, please call for details.
How long of a downrod do I need?
Building codes require ceiling fans to be installed with the blades no lower than 7 feet from the floor in residential applications (industrial fans may require more distnace). The closer you are to the fan blades, the more cooling effect you will feel, so 7 feet is the optimal distance from the floor for most residential ceiling fans to get the most benefit.
Any light fixture you choose to add to this fan is allowed to be less than 7 feet from the floor, so just make sure you have enough headroom to walk under it if need be.
To calculate the length of downrod that you need to get as close to 7 feet from the floor as possible (but not lower), first you must look at the dimensions of the fan to determine how far from the ceiling the blades will hang using the standard mounting hardware. In most cases, the hardware that a ceiling fan ships with is all you need for an 8 or 9 foot high ceiling...but be sure to double check the distance a fan hangs from the ceiling because some fans hang down more than 18" and will require at least a 9 or 10 foot ceiling.
Once you know how far the fan hangs with the standard mounting hardware you can calculate how far it will hang with a longer downrod by subtracting the length of the standard downrod from the length of a longer downrod. Add that length to the distance the fan normally hangs from the ceiling to determine how far down your fan will hang with any particular downrod length. If you do not know the length of the downrod that is included with you can figure that 4" is about average.
If none of the dimensions you need to make your calculation are not shown on our website, then please call us to have someone help you choose the correct downrod.
Here is an example of the calculation:
If a fan comes with a standard 4 1/2" downrod, a 12" downrod would make the fan hang 12" - 4 1/2" further from the ceiling...or 7 1/2" further. So if the fan normally hangs 12" from the ceiling with a 4 1/2" downrod, it would hang 17 1/2" (12" + 7 1/2") from the ceiling. So if you want the fan to hang as close to 84" from the floor, then do the math to calculate the longest downrod you can use to get closest to 84" without going past 84".
This fan will hange from flat ceilings and ceilings angled up to 30 degrees using the hardware that comes in the box. If your ceiling is over 30 degrees, you can by an Angled Ceiling Adapter that will allow you to install the fan on a ceiling angled up to 45.
Ceiling Angle Calculator
How to measure Rise:
Rise is the vertical distance your ceiling rises for every horizontal foot. Rise per foot is called Pitch. A roof with a 4/12 pitch rises 4 inches vertically for every 12 inches horizontal.
Our calculator uses roof pitch to calculate the angle of your ceiling. Since we already know the horizontal measurement is 12", we only need you to enter in the vertical rise to make the calculation.
To measure the rise of your ceiling: Hold a 12" ruler ruler horizontally (using a level) with one corner touching the ceiling. Then take measure the vertical distance from the other end of the ruler to the ceiling. This is the rise. Select your dimensions in the form above to calculate the angle of your ceiling. Most ceiling fans (except for hugger fans) can hang on ceilings angled up to 30 degrees without
the need for an angled ceiling adapter. 30 degrees is slightly less than a 7/12 pitch. Most angled ceiling adapters will allow your fan to hang up to 45 degress...which is a 12/12 pitch.
The Modern Fan Pensi is UL Listed for Outdoor Damp Locations, which means the fan is rated for indoor or outoor use in covered areas where there is excessive moisture, but not direct exposure to rain or sprinklers. It's great for fully covered patios and porches or screened enclosures. All outdoor ceiling fans can also be installed inside your house, so they are also great for bathrooms and laundry rooms or any other room inside your home.
FTC Energy Information Label
This label is required by the FTC to be published by any company selling this fan on the Internet.
ENERGY INFORMATION at High Speed
Cubic Feet Per Minute
Watts (excludes lights)
Airflow Efficiency 85
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.
"-" 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.
Modern Fan Pensi
Features & Specifications
Induction 144mm x 28 Motor
5 out of 5 (5 is best)
Variable degree blade pitch
50" blade span
Aluminum finished blades (included)
169 RPM on High
UL Listed for use indoors
UL Listed for outdoor DAMP locations in covered areas only. Cannot be directly exposed to rain.
Can Lights be Added?
Accepts Universal Light Kits
Uses 120 Volt electricity
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty
Cannot be flush mounted
Wind Speed Calculator
(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.
How does the Modern Fan Pensi Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Modern Fan Pensi 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: 4.55 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 4.55 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 = 7345 CFM (average is about 5,000)
7345 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 Modern Fan Pensi 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 = 85 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 85 is
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 = 86 Watts (average is about 76)
86 Watts per hour is
higher than average, so the Modern Fan Pensi 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.
Basic Help: Our operational cost calculator estimates how much it will cost to operate the Modern Fan Pensi ceiling fan. By default, the calculator assumes that you will leave your fan running 24 hours a day for the entire year (which is not very likely to be accurate), so you will want to change the hours and days to be more in line with how often you think you will use the fan. The calculator also defaults to the average cost per kWh of electricity in the USA. You can change this to use the average cost of electricity in your state, although this may vary widely from city to city. For the most accurate calculation, manually enter the actual cost/kWh shown on your utility bill.
The wattage of the fan is already included (if it is known), but you can change it if you wish to see how the wattage affects the cost.
Fans with lights: Calculations are performed without lights by default. If you add a light fixture to the fan, you can add the wattage of the fixture to the wattage of the fan to perform calculations with the lights on. In some cases, when a light fixture of known wattage is included with the fan, the option to calculate with or without lights will show automatically. The light fixture on a ceiling fan almost always uses substantially more electricity than the fan motor, so it is very important to take that into account when comparing the overall operational cost between various ceiling fans
CFM -vs- Efficiency: CFM is KING! It is more important to buy a fan with higher CFMs than it is to buy a fan that uses less electricity. The highest wattage consumed by the most energy guzzling ceiling fan on our website is about 120 watts. So if you input 120 as the fan watts and run our calculator, you will see that it still costs less than 2 cents per hour to operate the most energy guzzling ceiling fan in most states.
You will get more savings with a higher CFM fan than a lower Wattage fan because if your fan moves more air
you will be able to raise your thermostat to a higher degree. Raising your thermostat by 10 degrees can save you up to 40% on your cooling bills. Choosing a less powerful fan because it uses less electricity can be the worst mistake you can make because it will not cool you off enough to allow you to raise your thermostat to a high enough level without becoming uncomfortable. This is why CFM is so much more important to consider than Wattage.
When comparing fans of different sizes with varying CFMs, it is important to consider the wind speed in order to know which fans will make you feel cooler. Read more about Ceiling Fan Wind Speed here!
The average kWh by state used by our calculator is derived from information published by the
US Government Department of Energy as of May 2009.
Your actual cost may differ from this. Again, refer to your utility bill for your most recent kWh cost.
The Modern Fan Co. is the original and premier source for contemporary ceiling fan design, producing the most complete, exclusively modern collection of ceiling fans available. Our products celebrate the modern idiom through mechanical simplification, geometric forms and contemporary finishes, and are intended to meet the needs of the professional specifier and the design-minded homeowner alike.
Cool By Design
The Modern Fan Co. was born of a singular intention: to design alternatives to the status quo. In doing so, we aim to produce ceiling fans that while keeping users comfortable, also address the aesthetic requirements of contemporary-minded design professionals and homeowners. Ron Rezek's career as a design entrepreneur and educator lends a rich and authentic heritage to Modern Fan and is ever present in our company culture. We design products rather than style them. Our goal is to remain above fashion and trends, and to continually provide products that are technically and artfully appealing. We produce ceiling fans that will be as relevant years from now as they are today. We hope you agree, Modern Fans are "cool by design".
RON REZEK AND THE MODERN FAN CO.
Ron Rezek designed the world’s first contemporary-styled ceiling fan, the Stratos, in 1986. But his list of accomplishments in the design world is long and varied, from lifeguard equipment to contemporary lighting.
Ron is a design entrepreneur. He has designed, developed, manufactured and marketed his ideas over the length of his four-decade career. His designs reflect his philosophy of “simplicity in form and economy in production.” They attract a large following of discriminating architects, interior designers, set designers and design-conscious homeowners.
As a young man, Ron learned directly from progressive designers who were his teachers: Henry Dreyfuss, Charles Eames, Neils Diffrient and Don Chadwick. He worked in the studios of Deborah Sussman and Frank Gehry. Ron received a B.A. and an M.F.A from UCLA. In his early career, he taught at UCLA’s art and architecture departments, the Art Center College of Design and Southern California Institute of Architecture.
In 1970, Ron designed a new kind of rescue float (pictured right) that revolutionized the lifeguard industry and made his name known. That year, he started Surf-Saving International to make and distribute this equipment. The Rezek style rescue can is still preferred by professional lifeguards and has since been used to save lives all over the world.
While continuing to teach, Ron participated in design exhibits where he translated his passion for simple design into modern light fixtures. In 1978, Ron started Ron Rezek Lighting. He maintained a showroom in New York and an office and warehouse in Culver City. In 2004, he sold the successful company to Artemide.
As a consulting designer, he has created designs for Design Within Reach, Artemide, Monarch Mirror, Del Rey Lighting, Fredrick Raymond Lighting, Halsey Lighting, Lavi Industries along with others.
In 1990, Ron launched Highlights, retail lighting showrooms in Santa Monica, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle and Miami. He designed each showroom to be a unique “gallery of lights,” featuring the best in modern design from many sources.
Ron is also a pioneer in ceiling fan design. In 1986, Ron designed the first contemporary-styled ceiling fan, the Stratos, which continues to define 21st-century ceiling fan design. He was granted patents for the fan’s design and mechanics.
In 1997, Ron started The Modern Fan Co. in Ashland, Oregon, which produces and sells only contemporary ceiling fans.
His ceiling fans have been widely used in hotels, restaurants, retail and institutional applications, and all types of residential projects.
Ron Rezek’s Philosophy:
“I don’t think contemporary means a stark white room. I think it means a tasteful alignment of important elements.”
“There are some designers who copy the Modernists who have come before. But I think ‘contemporary’ is the pursuit of the new.”
“People assume that all contemporary fixtures are more functional than traditional ones. That is because contemporary fixtures are easier to clean and they seem to be more utilitarian based on their appearance. And because of their simplicity and lack of ornamentation, they also have an alliance with the industrial look. But all of this doesn’t necessarily translate into function. The Modern Fan Co.’s fans are designed to be functional and energy efficient. This is part of being contemporary and pushing the edge. Energy efficiency is the wave of the future.”
“In a space with high ceilings, there is often a lot happening on the floor and eye level, but not much happening higher up. A well-designed ceiling fan, like a chandelier, can draw attention upward while improving the air comfort of your home.”
“Contemporary and traditional designs work well in a clean and orderly environment. An eclectic mix of personal artifacts and antiques can go beautifully with contemporary elements.”