Minka Aire F518-WH
Minka Aire may not be one of the best known manufacturers for fans. However, the F518-WH 44 inch Concept II has certainly helped them make their mark on this industry. Sitting flush to the ceiling once installed, this fan hangs a mere 10.5 inches, making it perfect for low ceilinged rooms. It has been delicately designed with a contemporary look that will suit any décor. The consumer also has the added benefit of an optional central light.
The simple yet effective design of the F518-WH is housed in a sleek white metal finish. It has 3 blades which are concaved and pitched at 14 degrees for maximum airflow efficiency. In addition, you can use the halogen light installed in the centre of the fan. Housed in frosted glass, the light offers plenty of illumination without being harsh. It also comes complete with dimmer for added affect.
This ceiling fan comes complete with remote control which can be operated from 40 feet away. From this control it’s possible to set one of the 3 speeds, switch the unit on/off and adjust the level of lighting required. It’s also possible to make use of the reversible function.
What We Liked
With 3 concave blades, white metal housing and classic frosted glass halogen light, this fan will add a touch of something special to any décor.
- Remote Control
The remote control with the F518-WH can be operated from 40 feet away. It’s fully functional and will allow the user to turn the unit on/off, select the fan speed, and use the light dimmer and the reversible blade option.
- All Year Use
The Minka Aire F518-WH comes complete with a reversible blade function. Use it in summer to draw in and circulate cool air or in winter to draw warm air from the ceiling area around the room.
- Energy Efficient
In summer this unit can be used in conjunction with your air-conditioning which helps to keep bills down. With a CFM of 4600 the fan will only use 40 watts of electricity, making it incredibly cost efficient.
What We Didn't Like
- No Manual Control
The F518-WH only includes a remote control for operation and some have noted they would prefer a wall control. However, Minka Aire has made this available as a separate purchase.
This unit can be a little difficult to install if you’re not very handy, so it’s recommended to use a professional.
Minka Aire has brought to the market a “hugger” ceiling fan that’s aesthetic in design, and efficient. Due to the simplistic design and neutral color it will not look out of place in any type of décor. With a hanging depth of just 10.5 inches and a span of 44 inches, the F518-WH will easily cool or warm any small room in the house. It’s affordable and rates way above average on many online retail sites.Review by AirReflect ©
Last modified: April 21, 2013 (Prices are updated daily)