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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Ceiling Fan comparison Chart

This is a follow through article after research on the general considerations in choosing a ceiling fan. If you have not read it, the link is here (coming soon)

Unique to our needs, we have summarized our requirements as follows:
1. Size of fan in accordance to the room size.
2. Ceiling height about 2.3m. We cannot afford a low hanging fan.
3. High Aesthetics is important to satisfy my better half's requirement
4. Light kit is a must!

Guided by the above requirements we visited 7 showrooms over 2 weekends and shortlisted 5 options as follows:
1. Crestar Rainlite
2. Crestar Skylite
3. Fanco FF707
4. Acron Ventieulator 218
5. Vento Mela distributed by Amasco

You can probably guess our final choice from the photos below. For the benefit of the readers, we still want to share the selection process. Our 2 weeks of fact finding and comparison has been summarized into the following comparison chart.
Note that the Fanco FF707 specs are from our living room ceiling fan purchased in 2009. Read the review here (coming soon!)
Comparison Discussions with the sellers:

1. Crestar Fans offer great value with their Aluminium cased motors. Aluminium releases heat well and does not rust. One seller explained that Crestar used German Technology, built in Taiwan. I loved their functional appeal. Unfortunately, its aesthetics did not appeal to my better half.
HDB Renovation Ceiling Fan- Crestar Rainlite

HDB Renovation Ceiling Fan- Crestar Skylite


2. Fanco has a competitive price (at least in 2009 when we bought it)  This is a good choice for something decent looking but on a tight budget. The have very similar design to Amasco. Read our review on our Fanco FF707 here (coming soon)

HDB Renovation Ceiling Fan- Fanco FF707 WH
3. Although we have never heard of the Acorn brand, but we asked extensively about it as we found the unit on display elegant. The motor body is largely hidden by the light kit.  The seller explained that Taiwan makes the "best" ceiling fans. He explained that several ceiling fan marketing companies that have their products OEMed by the same few Taiwanese factory. Thus they have the same quality despite the different brands. Acorn is one of them.

HDB Renovation Ceiling Fan- Acorn Ventilateur 218

4. Vento's Mela really caught our hearts. See here to understand why. It remained our 1st choice until the last minute when we realized the price tag was sufficient to purchase 3 standard ceiling fans. There was also an unfounded doubt on the ease of maintenance and lifespan of the  blade rotation bearings.

HDB Renovation Ceiling Fan- Vento Amasco Mela
5. KDK is a household brand I grew up with. However we did not consider KDK as they did not provide much options with lighting kits. Perhaps another reason is our choice of showrooms did not promote KDK aggressively.


The most balanced choice was the Acorn.


Also see
Advantages of installing a Ceiling Fan
How to choose a Ceiling Fan
Installing a ceiling fan




12 comments:

  1. Ceiling fans have become quite a way to add an interesting design feature to a room as well as being functional – especially during a hot summer! Thanks for posting such a great variety of options!

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  2. any comment on SAMAIRE ceiling fan

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  3. Hi
    Sorry, we have not done any comparison for SAMAIRE ceiling fans.

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  4. A ceiling fan that looks nice but moves little air is a comfort to no one. One of the keys to proper air movement is blade pitch. The greater the pitch-the angle of the blade-the greater the air movement providing the blade pitch has been properly harmonized with the motor.

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  5. Hi I am considering buying ceiling fans and came across a Acorn model which I really like. But so far, none of my friends heard or used it. May I know how's your Acorn fan so far? Thanks.

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  6. Hi I am considering buying ceiling fans and came across a Acorn model which I really like. But so far, none of my friends heard or used it. May I know how's your Acorn fan so far? Thanks.

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  7. Hi I am considering buying ceiling fans and came across a Acorn model which I really like. But so far, none of my friends heard or used it. May I know how's your Acorn fan so far? Thanks.

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  8. Acorn 238 produce little air. We are not sure about other model

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  9. Fanco fan design look nice but not reliable. I bought a trinity model it less than 6 months it's stopped 2 times, KDK is more reliable however not good looking, my previous house using KDK still working when I moved out and almost 12 year.

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  10. KDK is undeniably still value for money. ALL my KDK fans have never broken down. Unbelievable but true. My wall KDK is at leas 15 years. To refresh the look, we bought good quality spray paint and spray painted it. Looks brand new and we completed and dried it in half a day. Just cover with masking tapes the parts which have the switches and avoid the motor.

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