Emerson Premium Select Ceiling Fan
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Shown in picture: Emerson Premium Select Ceiling Fan Model CF4801ORB in Oil Rubbed Bronze. Shown with optional B79WA Walnut Solid Wood finished blades (sold separately). Comes with 3 Speed Pull Chain.. Includes a built-in uplight for added ambiance.
The attractive low profile design gives the Premium a truly unique appeal. The built-in uplight casts a comfortable glow and can be controlled by a second pull chain or by a separate wall control or remote control. The Premium has been redesigned with a 16 blade pitch that provides even greater air movement and has new blade holders that allow you to select from as many as 50 different blade styles and finishes.
Finishes & Similar Models
Other Finishes for this Ceiling Fan
Premium Select (with Standard Pull Chain - 120 Volts)
(Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor)
FTC Energy Information Label
This label is required by the FTC to be published
by any company selling this fan on the Internet.
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
Included Control (EM-3S): 3 Speed Pull Chain.
Emerson Premium Select Owners Manual
Low, High or Vaulted Ceiling Installation Options
Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: This fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 98" in order to meet building codes. If your ceiling is lower than 98" 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.
Indoor and Outdoor Limitations
UL Listed for Indoor use only
The Emerson Premium Select 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
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Features & Specifications
|Model Name|| Emerson Premium Select|
|Model Number|| CF4801ORB|
|Motor Size|| HI-POWER K55XL Motor|
|Quality Rating|| 5 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch|| 12 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span|| 42" - 52" - 58" - 70" blade span|
|Blade Qty|| 5 blades|
|Blades Color||N/A (blades are sold separately)|
|RPMs|| 40 to 205 RPM|
|Speeds|| 3 Speeds|
|Reverse Function|| Yes|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
Cannot be used outdoors
|Includes Uplight|| Yes|
|Uplight Specs|| (3) 40W Candelabra (Included)|
|Uplight watts|| 120 Watts|
|Inludes Downlight|| No|
|Can Lights be Added?|| Yes|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits|| Yes|
|Voltage||Uses 120 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified|| No|
|Style Group|| Traditional|
|Approx. Weight|| 22 lb.|
|Warranty|| Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)|| 4 1/2"|
|Flushmount Capability|| Nearly flush w/optional CFDR25 (sold separately)|
|Leadwire Length|| 80"|
How does the Emerson Premium Select Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Emerson Premium Select 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.
Note: CFM and Wind Speed are calculated using standard shaped 70" blades. The size and shape of the blades will alter the performance dramatically. For example: Palm style and carved wood leaf shaped blades can reduce performance by as much as 50%!
Airflow = 7264 CFM | Wind Speed = 3.09 MPH.
7264 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.
The 3.09 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 Emerson Premium Select 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 = 73 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 73 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 = 100 Watts (average is about 76)
100 Watts per hour is
higher than average, so the Emerson Premium Select 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.
Operational Cost Calculator
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
"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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Emerson CF4801ORB Specs
| Our Part Number||EM-CF4801ORB|
| Model Name||Premium Select Oil Rubbed Bronze - Sold Separately Blades|
| Description: The Premium Select is an Emerson Classic Traditional Design. As a part of the Blade Select Series, this powerful fan can become a fan ranging in span from 44" to 58".|
| Family||Premium Select|
| Housing Finish||Oil Rubbed Bronze|
| Blade Finish||Sold Separately|
| Blades Included||No|
| Blade Qty||5|
| Blade Span||42", 52", 58"|
| Blade Pitch||12|
| Control||Pull Chain|
| RPM ||40-205|
| Energy Star||No|
| Motor Warranty||Lifetime|
| A (Height Ceiling to Bottom)||15|
| B (Height Ceiling to Blade)||14|
| C (Housing Diameter)||12.3|
| D (Canopy Diameter)||6.4|
| Downlight ||Light Kit Adaptable|
| Uplight Bulb Qty||3|
| Uplight Bulb Watts||40|
| Uplight Bulb Base||Candelabra|
| Uplight Bulbs Included||Yes|
| Blade Compatability||B77, B78, B90, B91, B92, B97, B100, B101, B102, B103, B105, B106, 107, B108, B109, G54|
| Control Compatability||SR600, SR650, SW605, RCK55, SW46, SW95, SW93, SW90|
| 2.5" Downrod Compatability||Yes|
| SCK Compatability||Compatible; however if accessory controls are desired, will only comply with 6 speed models SR600, SW605, SR650 and RCK55 receiver |
| Units||one each|
| Item Weight||20|
| Carton Weight||22|
| Carton Length||14.5|
| Carton Width||14.5|
| Carton Depth||14.5|
| Ships to Canada||Yes|