Hunter 52" Cast Iron Original in Matte Black
23838 - Hunter 52" Cast Iron Original in Matte Black
- 6716 CFM (3.89 MPH Breeze)
- Matte Black Motor w/Reversible Walnut/Cherry Plywood Blades
- 52 Inch Blade Span | 15 Degree Pitch
- Rated For Indoors (dry rated), Outdoor Covered (damp rated)
- Original 210mm x 20mm
- 3 Speed Pull Chain
Starting At $599.99
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
|Category||Damp Ceiling Fan|
|Air Flow CFM||7560|
|Air Flow Efficiency||88.94|
|Amperage||High:0.717, Medium:0.504, Low:0.347|
|Blade Finish||Walnut/ Cherry|
|Down Rod Included||2.5|
|Motor Fan Speed||3|
|Motor RPM||High:213, Medium:125, Low:80|
|Warranty||Limited Lifetime Motor|
|Airflow Efficiency||Medium:141.36, Low:180.17|
|Blade Materials||PVC Overlay|
|Electricity Use||Medium:36.9, Low:17.8|
|Fan Height Blades to Ceiling||11.6|
|Fan Height of Canopy||3.26|
|Fan Height of Motor Housing||5.81|
|Fan Height w/o Lightkit||13.67|
|Fan Width of Canopy||5.5|
|Fan Width of Motor Housing||12.53|
|Safety Rating Listing Agency||ETL Listed|
How does the Hunter 52" Cast Iron Original in Matte Black Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 5.000000 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Hunter 52" Cast Iron Original in Matte Black 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: 3.89 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.89 MPH gives this fan a Breeze Rating of 5 out of 5. This is a stronger breeze than most ceiling fans, so if you are looking for a fan to keep you cool, the 52" Cast Iron Original great choice. 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 = 6716 CFM (average is about 5,000)
6716 CFM is a good amount of airflow and is above average. We highly recommend ceiling fans that move at least this amount of air in order to provide enough wind chill effect to keep you cool. The Hunter 52" Cast Iron Original in Matte Black will allow you to raise your thermostat by several degrees, which will help you save additional money on your cooling bills (if you have AC).
Efficiency Rating = 87 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 87 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 = 77 Watts (average is about 76)
77 Watts per hour is pretty close to average, so it will cost about the same to operate the Hunter 52" Cast Iron Original in Matte Black as most 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 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.
Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph
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The Hunter Original is a very old school fan that comes with a pull chain and no light. Now, you can add a remote control by clicking on the controls button on the product page and you can also add a light kit. However, Hunter does not offer LED lights with any of the optional light kits. Most of them come with CFL bulbs, which you can replace with LEDs. Problem is, the optional remote control is not calibrated to handle LED bulbs, so it will likely not provide much dimming capability if you want to dim an LED, and depending on the LED bulbs, attempting to dim them with the remote may actually cause them to flicker.
To avoid issues with dimming LED lights, we recommend staying with a ceiling fan that are built with an integrated LED and remote control, that way you know they are compatible and will not cause issues when attempting to dim the LED. Here is a link to shop for LED Ceiling Fans: https://www.hansenwholesale.com/ceiling-fans/shop-by-type/led-ceiling-fans