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Shown in Picture: Minka Aire Slipstream Ceiling Fan Model F888-DK in Distressed Koa with Distressed Koa All-Weather ABS blades. The light fixture comes with this fan... Single Globe Non-Dimmable light fixture. Brushed Nickel and White models come with Etched Opal Glass. Oil Rubbed Bronze models have Tinted Opal glass.. The fixture uses 1-GU24 18 Watt Non-Dimmable Squat CFL Bulb (included). The Slipstream 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 165mm 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.
How about an 8 bladed ceiling fan with 6 speeds that can be operated in the rain? Well, meet the Slipstream from Minka Aire. This awesome fan is the only one of its kind that can be used indoors and outdoors in dry, damp or wet locations. Even more, it features a super efficient DC motor that is over 75% more efficient than the typical AC motors used in ceiling fans. Definitely an excellent choice for large areas that demand some cool attention and even better for those looking to minimize their use of electricity.
|Motor Size||Super Efficient DC 165mm x 30mm Motor|
|Quality Rating||5 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch||14 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span||65" blade span|
|Blade Qty||8 blades|
|Blades Color||Distressed Koa All-Weather ABS finished blades (included)|
|RPMs||78 to 98 RPM|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
|Outdoor Rating||UL Listed for outdoor WET locations in both covered and uncovered areas. Can be exposed directly to rain.|
|Downlight Type||Lights Included, CFL, Single Globe Fixtures|
|Downlight Description||Single Globe Non-Dimmable light fixture. Brushed Nickel and White models come with Etched Opal Glass. Oil Rubbed Bronze models have Tinted Opal glass.|
|Downlight Bulbs||1-18 Watt GU24 Non-Dimmable Squat CFL Bulb (included)|
|Downlight Wattage||18 Watts|
|Total Light Watts (including uplight)||18 Watts|
|Bottom Cap||Includes bottom cap for installation with or without light fixture|
|Voltage||Uses 110 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||No|
|Approx. Weight||35 lb.|
|Warranty||Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)||3 1/2" and 6"|
|Flushmount Capability||Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
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.
*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.
Outdoor Damp Locations
Outdoor Wet Locations
(exposed to rain)
UL Listed for Wet Applications: The Minka Aire Simple 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.
Minimum Ceiling Height Requirement: Building codes require residential ceiling fans to be installed with the blades at least 7 feet from the floor. In order to meet this requirement, this fan requires a minimum ceiling height of at least 92.25". If your ceiling is lower than 92.25" then you may need to add a flushmount adapter or close to ceiling downrod if one is available for the fan (see below). 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. If you cannot find what you need to make this fan work in your room, please give us a call 1-800-201-1193 so we can check to see if there are any further alternatives.
Note: This fan includes 3.5" and 6" downrods(s)
How long of a downrod do I need?
The downrod included with the Minka Aire Simple ceiling fan is 3.5", which puts the blades 8" from the ceiling. An additional 6" downrod for slightly higher ceilings is also included with the fan which will bring the fan to 10.75" from the ceiling. Here are the Minimum Ceiling Heights required for each downrod available for this fan. Each length will put the fan blades 7 feet from the floor, so if you want your fan blades higher than 7 feet, choose a shorter downrod to fit your needs.
|Downrod Model||Length||Floor to Blades||Ceiling Height||Blades to Ceiling||Price||Add To Fan||Order Separately|
|Included||3.5 inch downrod||7 feet||8.19 feet||8.25 inches||--||Included||Included|
|DR518-WHF||0 inch downrod||7 feet||7.4 feet||4.75 inches||$15.75|
|DR512-WHF||0 inch downrod||7 feet||7.4 feet||4.75 inches||$10.50|
|DR524-WHF||0 inch downrod||7 feet||7.4 feet||4.75 inches||$19.13|
|DR536-WHF||0 inch downrod||7 feet||7.4 feet||4.75 inches||$27.00|
|DR548-WHF||0 inch downrod||7 feet||7.4 feet||4.75 inches||$36.00|
|DR572-WHF||0 inch downrod||7 feet||7.4 feet||4.75 inches||$52.50|
How the above calculations are performed
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.
For assistance choosing a downrod please call us at: 1-800-201-1193
How does the Minka Aire Slipstream Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Minka Aire Slipstream 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: 3.43 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.43 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 4 out of 5. This is above average when it comes to ceiling fans, so you can expect to feel a decent amount of cooling breeze from the Slipstream. 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.
Airflow = 8778 CFM (average is about 5,000)
8778 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 Minka Aire Slipstream 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 = 314 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 314 is in the "WOW" range of super efficient making the Minka Aire Slipstream 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 = 28 Watts (average is about 76)
28 Watts per hour is "Extremely Low", which is fantastic because the Minka Aire Slipstream 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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