I saved a relatively new ceiling fan from the Arizona house. Before we sold it the real estate agent recommended that I replace the old antique brass fans with something more modern, i.e. oil rubbed bronze. But I could not find the box with the fan inside it until I went through every box in storage in our garage. I finally found the fan body although not the light cover or the blades.
I also wanted to find the copper light fixture I saved for the dining room but did not see it in any box out there. Climbing over boxes and furniture was quite a sweaty and dusty feat and I would love to bring things in and find places for everything before winter arrives. I did find the lamps and candle pieces to a wrought iron chandelier I also saved so installed that in the dining room instead.
Even though I didn’t have blades or the light cover for the fan, I forged ahead hanging it in the master bedroom. I went to the Restore and bought a $2 light cover that fit and I ordered fan blades from eBay although they were not wide enough. I couldn’t find the blades to the living room fan either and bought new ones that did fit that fan so I thought I could do it again. Nope.
The master bedroom has a bit of a slant to the ceiling and the fan is a ceiling hugger so it installed at an angle.
I was willing to accept this for the time being but also looked on craigslist for a possible cheap replacement and found this one not too far from home. The seller took $30.
I picked the fan up and installed it right away. I was not happy with the tiny halogen light bulbs that the light kit used so I cannibalized the hugger fan light kit for the medium bulb holders and screwed them into the new fan’s light fixture. Then I could use a couple of LED bulbs in the reassembled light.
The fan has an interesting shape. It reminds me of a Romanesque style with the edging.
It hangs from a ball fitting so the slight angle of the ceiling still allows the fan to hang straight.
I believe the fan was meant to be controlled by remote as it has no pull chains to set fan speed. Only one speed, but it is quiet and does not wobble. It is a DLG model from 2003/2004 but I can’t find any information regarding the model number, except that maybe it was a Home Depot brand.
The fan’s light is a reasonable brightness for the space, however, the smoked glass shade gives off less light than the white one I bought at the Restore.
I also looked for a new more energy efficient fan and found the one I really want for the room. It is a Haiku from Big Ass Fans and is lightyears beyond the efficiency of most ceiling fans. The least expensive model is about $600 though and that is a bit pricey.
I’m very tempted to order one except that I would prefer the wood look blades to the all black fan and that combination is almost $100 more expensive in the L series and even more in the H or I series. I’ll have to think about it. But it would sure be great for LEED energy efficiency.