Minka Aire 65" Windmolen in Brushed Steel

F870L-BS

F870L-BS - Minka Aire 65" Windmolen in Brushed Steel

F870L-BS
  • 8848 CFM (3.46 MPH Breeze)
  • Brushed Steel Motor w/Ashwood Finished Blades
  • 65 Inch Blade Span | 24 Degree Pitch
  • Rated For Indoors (wet, damp or dry)
  • Super Efficient DC Motor - 123mm x 30mm
  • 6 Speed Remote Control

$749.85 $499.95

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F870L-BS in Brushed Steel
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Minka Aire F870L-BS 65 Inch Windmolen Ceiling Fan in Brushed Steel

Ceiling Fan Comparison Graph

Eco Friendly Ceiling Fan

  • 5

    Quality

  • 3.46

    MPH

  • 8848

    CFM

  • 221

    Efficiency

  • 48

    Watts

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Breeze rating Info Breeze rating is from 1 to 5 where 5 is the strongest breeze!
80
Wind Speed Factor Info The higher the Wind Speed Factor the cooler you will feel! 3.46 MPH

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65"
24°
Building codes require blades to be at least 7' from the floor.
Included Downrod Length(s): Includes 10" Downrod

*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.

Features & Specifications

Motor Size Super Efficient DC Motor - 123mm x 30mm Motor
Quality Rating 5 out of 5 (5 is best)
Blade Pitch 24 degree blade pitch
Blade Span 65" blade span
Blade Qty 12 blades
Blades Color Ashwood Finished Blades finished blades (included)
RPMs 33 to 76 RPM
Speeds 6 Speed
Reverse Function Yes
Indoor Rating UL Listed for use indoors
Outdoor Rating Cannot be used outdoors
Includes Uplight No
Includes Downlight Yes
Downlight Type Lights Included
Downlight Description Integrated Dimmable LED Light Kit
Downlight Bulbs 24 Watt Dimmable LED Array: 1430 Lumens; 3000K Color Temp; 90 CRI
Downlight Wattage 24 Watts
Total Light Watts (including uplight) 24 Watts
Bottom Cap Cannot be installed without lights
Voltage Uses 110 Volt electricity
ENERGY STAR Qualified No
Style Group Contemporary
Warranty Lifetime Limited Motor Warranty
Included Downrod(s) Includes 10" Downrod
Flushmount Capability Cannot Be Flush Mounted
Leadwire Length 80"

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.

How does the Minka Aire 65" Windmolen in Brushed 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 = 5.000000 (average is 3)
With a Quality Rating of 5, the Minka Aire 65" Windmolen in Brushed 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: 3.46 MPH (average is about 3)
A Wind Speed Factor of 3.46 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 65" Windmolen. 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 = 8848 CFM (average is about 5,000)
8848 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 65" Windmolen in Brushed Steel 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 = 221 CFM/Watt (average is about 86)
An Efficiency Rating of 221 is extremely efficient and considered environmentally friendly by our standards (over 200 CFM/Watt). 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 = 48 Watts (average is about 76)
48 Watts per hour is well below average, which is excellent because the Minka Aire 65" Windmolen in Brushed 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

Eco Friendly Ceiling Fan

  • 5

    Quality

  • 3.46

    MPH

  • 8848

    CFM

  • 221

    Efficiency

  • 48

    Watts

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Breeze rating Info Breeze rating is from 1 to 5 where 5 is the strongest breeze!
80
Wind Speed Factor Info The higher the Wind Speed Factor the cooler you will feel! 3.46 MPH

Performance Data

Speed RPMs CFMs Amps Watts EPA Efficiency
(CFMs/Watt)
High 76 8848 0.6 48 184
Med - - - - NA
Low 33 4198 0.13 5 840

"-" 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

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ENERGY INFORMATION
at High Speed

Airflow
8848
Cubic Feet
Per Minute
Airflow
48
Watts
(excludes lights)
Airflow Efficiency
221
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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