Craftmade Piccolo in Oiled Bronze
PI30OB - Craftmade Piccolo in Oiled Bronze
- 2287 CFM (3.3 MPH Breeze)
- Oiled Bronze Motor
- 30 Inch Blade Span | 25 Degree Pitch
- Rated For Indoors (wet, damp or dry)
- 153mm x 8mm - AC Motor
- 3 Speed Pull Chain
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Features & Specifications
|Motor Size||153mm x 8mm - AC Motor Motor|
|Quality Rating||4 out of 5 (5 is best)|
|Blade Pitch||25 degree blade pitch|
|Blade Span||30" blade span|
|Blade Qty||5 blades|
|Blades Color||32707 finished blades (included)|
|RPMs||55 to 200 RPM|
|Indoor Rating||UL Listed for use indoors|
|Outdoor Rating||Cannot be used outdoors|
|Can Lights be Added?||Yes|
|Accepts Universal Light Kits||Yes|
|Voltage||Uses 110 Volt electricity|
|ENERGY STAR Qualified||No|
|Approx. Weight||11.24 lb.|
|Warranty||Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty|
|Included Downrod(s)||Includes 2" Downrod|
|Flushmount Capability||Cannot Be Flush Mounted|
|Leadwire Length||Not Published|
How does the Craftmade Piccolo in Oiled Bronze Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 4.000000 (average is 3)
A Quality Rating of 4 is above average, the Craftmade Piccolo in Oiled Bronze ceiling fan will run smooth and quiet and will give you many years of operation with no worries of the motor burning out.
Note: CFM and Wind Speed are calculated using standard shaped 30" 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%!
Wind Speed Factor: 3.3 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.3 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 Piccolo. 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 = 2287 CFM (average is about 5,000)
2287 CFM far less than the average ceiling fan, so don't expect to feel much of a breeze from this fan unless you are are directly beneath it. We only recommended the Craftmade Piccolo in Oiled Bronze for small rooms or areas where very little airflow is needed. This fan may not allow you to raise your thermostat, so do not expect to save much on your cooling bills (if you have AC).
Efficiency Rating = 50 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 50 is below 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)
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 thermostat 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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The Craftmade Piccolo fan cannot be flush mounted. It comes with a 3" downrod which is best for 8 foot ceilings. It also comes with a 6" downrod for ceilings up to 9 feet tall.
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