Fanimation 72" Custom Wrap in Dark Bronze
MAD8531DZ - Fanimation 72" Custom Wrap in Dark Bronze
- 10046 CFM (3.27 MPH Breeze)
- Dark Bronze Motor w/Show with optional BPW8531-72DWA 72" Dark Walnut ABS All Weather Blades
- 72 Inch Blade Span | Variable Airfoil Blades Degree Pitch
- Rated For Indoors (dry rated), Outdoor Covered (damp rated)
- 153mm x 25mm Sensorless Super Efficient DC Motor
- 31 Speed Remote Control
Starting At $449.98
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The Custom Wrap has two motor options depending on the desired blade span: 44" to 60" use motor model MAD85304 (158mm x 22mm DC). 64" to 84" sizes use motor model MAD8531 (153mm x 25mm DC)
Ceiling fans that have earned the ENERGY STAR feature the latest in energy-efficiency technology including a more energy-efficient motor and improved blade design. Fans with built-in lighting include ENERGY STAR qualified bulbs that last up to 10 times longer and use 2/3 less energy than incandescent bulbs-saving energy, money, and time replacing light bulbs. See more ENERGY STAR Ceiling Fans Here!
How does the Fanimation 72" Custom Wrap in Dark Bronze Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?
Quality Rating = 5.000000 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Fanimation 72" Custom Wrap in Dark Bronze 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 72" 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: 3.27 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.27 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 72" Custom Wrap. 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 = 10046 CFM (average is about 5,000)
WOW...the Fanimation 72" Custom Wrap in Dark Bronze moves a whopping 10046 CFM of air with a Wind Speed of 3.27 MPH. This is a huge amount of air considering the airflow of an average ceiling fan is just 5755 CFM! The 3.27 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 Fanimation 72" Custom Wrap in Dark Bronze 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 = 292 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 292 is in the "WOW" range of super efficient making the Fanimation 72" Custom Wrap in Dark Bronze 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 = 34 Watts (average is about 76)
34 Watts per hour is "Extremely Low", which is fantastic because the Fanimation 72" Custom Wrap in Dark Bronze 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 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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