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Matthews Atlas Donaire in 316 Marine Grade Bronze Stainless Steel

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Matthews Atlas Donaire in 316 Marine Grade Bronze Stainless Steel

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Shown in Picture: Atlas Donaire by Matthews Fan Company Model DA-BB 52 Inch 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Ceiling Fan in Bronze with Bronze Colored All Weather ABS Plastic blades. The Donaire comes with a 3 speed remote control with reverse function and a dimmer for the included LED light. Constructed from 316 marine grade stainless steel, the Donaire is made to withstand the most harsh outdoor environments including salt air. This fan can can be installed virtually anywhere indoors or outdoors and can be exposed directly to rain, wind, sleet and snow.

The Donaire 52" is made of 100% 316 marine grade stainless steel which is the most durable metal any ceiling fan is made of for withstanding the unrelenting punishment mother nature brings to outdoor fans. Those in the boating industry understand the difference in stainless steel grades and know that lower grades can pit or rust quickly. Although much more expensive, 316 marine grade stainless steel is your best choice for outdoors, especially in salt air environments. The integrated blade design also makes it a better choice for locations that tend to get windy. Plus, the integrated LED light is super efficient and it can be installed with or without the light to suite your needs. If you want an outdoor fan that will last, this is your fan.

Included Control: 3-speed RF Hend Held Remote Control

This Fan Survived Hurricane Irma!

(photo supplied by amazed fan owner)

This Donaire fan actually survived hurricane Irma when other fans in the neighborhood were demolished. As you can see in the picture, the only damage was that the canopy cover came loose, which was easily put back in place. As one of very few ceiling fans made of 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel, it is made to better to withstand the cruelest punishment mother nature has to offer from wind, sun, rain, moisture and salt air..and yes, on occasion, a hurricane!

Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph

  • 5
  • 3.8
  • 6573
  • 97
  • 59
  • Quality
  • MPH
  • CFM
  • Efficiency
  • Watts
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Breeze rating Info Breeze rating is from 1 to 5 where 5 is the strongest breeze!
Wind Speed Factor Info The higher the Wind Speed Factor the cooler you will feel! 3.8 MPH

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Features & Specifications

Motor Size AC Motor - AC Motor Motor
Quality Rating 5 out of 5 (5 is best)
Blade Pitch 14 degree blade pitch
Blade Span 52" blade span
Blade Qty 3 blades
Blades Color Bronze Colored All Weather ABS Plastic Blades finished blades (included)
RPMs Unknown
Speeds 3 Speed
Reverse Function Yes
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.
Includes Uplight No
Includes Downlight Yes
Downlight Type All Fans with Lights, Fans with LED Lights, 1 Light Globe
Downlight Description Integrated LED Fixture with Etched Glass and Replaceable LED. CRI: 81.5, Kelvin 3000K, Lumens: 802 (near equivalent to 75 watt incandescent).
Downlight Bulbs 16 Watt LED Bulb
Downlight Wattage 16 Watts
Total Light Watts (including uplight) 16 Watts
Bottom Cap Includes bottom cap for installation with or without light fixture
Voltage Uses 110 Volt electricity
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Style Group Contemporary
Approx. Weight 30 lb.
Warranty Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty
Included Downrod(s) Includes 10" Downrod (Field Cutable)
Flushmount Capability Cannot Be Flush Mounted
Leadwire Length Not Published

Replacement Glass Options*

Please call to order replacement glass (if you have broken the glass on this fan).

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.

Owners Manual (PDF download)
Spec Sheet (PDF download)
Where can this fan be installed?
Dry Locations

Outdoor Damp Locations
(covered areas)

Outdoor Wet Locations
(exposed to rain)


UL Listed for Wet Applications: The Matthews Atlas Donaire in 316 Marine Grade Bronze Stainless Steel 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 103". If your ceiling is lower than 103" then you may need to add a flushmount adapter or close to ceiling downrod if one is available for the fan (see below). The light fixture that comes with the 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 Includes 10" Downrod (Field Cutable) downrods(s)

How long of a downrod do I need?

The downrod included with the Matthews Atlas Donaire in 316 Marine Grade Bronze Stainless Steel ceiling fan is 10", which puts the blades 19" 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 10 inch downrod 7 feet 8.58 feet 19 inches -- Included Included
AT-5DR-BB 5 inch downrod 7 feet 8.17 feet 14 inches $18.00
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AT-10DR-BB 10 inch downrod 7 feet 8.58 feet 19 inches $27.00
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AT-20DR-BB 20 inch downrod 7 feet 9.42 feet 29 inches $36.00
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AT-30DR-BB 30 inch downrod 7 feet 10.25 feet 39 inches $45.00
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AT-48DR-BB 48 inch downrod 7 feet 11.75 feet 57 inches $72.00
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AT-72DR-BB 72 inch downrod 7 feet 13.75 feet 81 inches $81.00
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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 Matthews Atlas Donaire in 316 Marine Grade Bronze Stainless Steel Compare to the Average Ceiling Fan?

Note The Editor's Review is based on the latest product specifications and performance data we have in our database directly from the manufacturer. We take this information and convert it into laymans terms to give you an idea of what you can expect from the fan. Actual performance may vary depending on the circumstances of your application such as room size, ceiling height, blade selection and climate.

Quality Rating = 5 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Matthews Atlas Donaire in 316 Marine Grade Bronze Stainless Steel 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: 3.8 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.8 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 Donaire 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 = 6573 CFM (average is about 5,000)
6573 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 Matthews Atlas Donaire in 316 Marine Grade Bronze Stainless Steel 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 = 97 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 97 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 = 59 Watts (average is about 76)
59 Watts per hour is well below average, which is excellent because the Matthews Atlas Donaire in 316 Marine Grade Bronze Stainless Steel will cost less to operate than the average ceiling fan. 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

  • 5
  • 3.8
  • 6573
  • 97
  • 59
  • Quality
  • MPH
  • CFM
  • Efficiency
  • Watts
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Breeze rating Info Breeze rating is from 1 to 5 where 5 is the strongest breeze!
Wind Speed Factor Info The higher the Wind Speed Factor the cooler you will feel! 3.8 MPH

Performance Data

Speed RPMs CFMs Amps Watts EPA Efficiency
High - 6573 0.5 59 111
Med - - - 1 NA
Low - - - 1 NA

"-" means that the data was not available at the time this information was published or the manufacturer simply does not test for the data that is missing.

Operational Cost Calculator

Fan Watts Light Watts Cost of Electricity/kWh Hours/Day Days/Year
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Blade Span CFM Wind Speed MPH Wind Speed LFM Calculate
3.8 MPH 0 LFM
Enter the CFM and Blade Span. Read About Wind Speed Here!

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at High Speed

Cubic Feet
Per Minute
(excludes lights)
Airflow Efficiency
Cubic Feet Per
Minute Per Watt

Compare: 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
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Is internal rust of the motor itself prevented?
Quick R on Aug 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Internal rust has never been a reported issue of this fan with any of our customers. It is certainly one of just a few fans on the market that is best designed to handle salt air. That's not to say that it is completely bullet proof as there is no such thing. Salt air can cause corrosion to 301 stainless, it just takes many more years than with typical outdoor fans. The fan has not been on the market long enough for us to claim it will last a lifetime, but it certainly has outlasted many other fans over the 5 year period it has been on the market that have failed within that time frame. We've seen other fans last less than 6 months in salt air.
is not having a light at all an option, or do you simply cover the light?
Rae K on Jun 17, 2020

The fan comes with the light as well as a cap to install instead of the light if you want to install it that way. There is no option to purchase it without the light.
How many ways can the fan speed be regularly adjusted by user?
Henry L on May 24, 2020

The fan is controlled by the included hand held remote and it has 3 speeds forward and reverse.
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