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As the name implies, the futuristic Concept I provides a taste of things to come. Simple in style, yet ingenious by design. The Concept requires 75% less time and labor to assemble and install than conventional ceiling fans. Features 3 concave blades with 14° pitch and 44" blade span. Includes 3.5" and 6" downrods, cap for nonlight use and fullfunction handheld remote control system, RC212. Pictured here in brushed nickel with silver blades, the Concept I has a lifetime manufacturer warranty.

  • Airflow measured in cubic feet per minute at high speed (CFM) = 4600
  • Watts at high speed = 50
  • Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 92


  • Diameter(blade sweep): 44"
  • Overall height(using 3.5" downrod): 15.5"
  • Hanging weight: 21 lbs.

Lamp Type: HALOGEN

Bulbs: 1 X 100W max E11 (mini-can) halogen lamp (included)

Listing: UL

Instructions: Click to download instructions.

Model(s): F516-PN F516-ORB F516-WH F516-BN

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As part of the Minka Group, Minka Aire is renowned for its quality craftsmanship and innovative design of its contemporary ceiling fans. "The Art of Air Management" reflects the dedication Minka Aire has to both aspects. We highlight the modern-styled models — Artemis, Concept I, Acero — with sleek lines and clean styling . In addition to form, Minka Aire gives a nod to function as well taking great pride in the quality of the fan motor using copper windings, sealed precision steel bearings, and computer-controlled rotor / stator alignment to ensure minimal noise and optimal air circulation. Shop Minka Aire ceiling fans or see our entire collection of ceiling fans here.

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Customer Reviews 4.5 out of 5
4 out of 5
Great fan, great price!

Shipping time was excellent. Product was as expected, and at an extremely competitive price. Although we haven't installed the fan yet, (we are building a new home), I was extremely satisfied with the transaction and delivery of this product. Fan was packed well, and looks like the description posted. Will purchase from this business again.

By:Donna M. (Green Bay, WI)

4 out of 5
Good Looking and Easy to Install

Not only is the I44 Ceiling Fan good looking, but I was amazed at how easy installation turned out to be. It took less than an hour...and I was not exactly focused for the entire time. Operation is easy, and it moves a more than adequate amount of air on hot days.

By:Kirk M. , Homeowner (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

5 out of 5
Great commercial quality fan, exceptional value

We put a couple of these fans in our new office, and I am thrilled with the results. These fans went right together without a hitch, and look great. I couldn't find another modern fan for near this price with all this features set. You won't be disapointed, and as always yLighting was fast and efficient!

By:James T. , Designer (Kansas City, KS, USA)

4 out of 5
Beautiful fan, quiet operation, great features

I was very pleased with this product. The fan has a very sleek appearance, it operates very quietly, the remote control feature is great and I like the simplicity of the look - only three blades and a nice compact motor housing. A couple of notes to be aware of: we used the short downrod since the ceiling was not very high in the room we installed it in. Using the short downrod will make it a harder to wire just because you don't have as much room to work - that was the only challenging part about the installation. Initially I was concerned that the blades wouldn't match the body of the fan since they are different materials, but once we got it together it looked great. And lastly, when the lamp is turned on, the lighting is very focused downward since the metal housing covers the sides of the lamp. Just something to keep in mind when planning the lighting of your room. Overall a great product!

By:Erin , Homeowner (Albuquerque, NM)

4 out of 5

Form ordering to receiving I had no problems. The fans I ordered were exactly as they were on the website. I couldnt be happier with my order and the people at YLigthing. Thanks for your help!

By:Melisa K. , Homeowner (Florida)

5 out of 5
This is a nicely designed, unobtrusive ceiling fan which does not dominate the room.

Normally, I view ceiling fans as a necessary evil in that they are often over-bearing and unattractive.

This fan, however, is both attractive and unobtrusive. It is also the best designed fan for a DIY installation--extremely user-friendly and idiot-proof. The instructions are thorough and well written.

The fan is very quiet, and performs exactly as advertised.

By:PBNY , Homeowner (New York, NY)

5 out of 5

great looking very happy!!

By:raymond L. , Homeowner (chicago)

5 out of 5
Works beautifully and quietly.

We needed a smaller width fan (44") fan with a smaller base to mount on beams in our cabin. Two of the 44" Concept I 's did the trick. I love everything about them except the blades, which work beautifully, give us amazing cooling power and are virtually silent, I just wish were in a metal or more metallic finish to match the body. Of course you can't tell when it is running! The remote controls are very nice too so you can turn it up or down from bed.

By:Peggy , Homeowner (Seattle WA)

5 out of 5
very sleek

I love the contemporary look of this fan! Looks great in my loft!

By:Virginia F. , Homeowner (MIchigan)

5 out of 5
Extremely pleased.

I purchased this product for the 3rd bedroom in my house, which functions as a guest bedroom/office. With the clean lines and simple design, it works perfectly within the decor of the room. It's very quiet and provides exceptional air circulation. I would highly recommend the brand and this particular model.

By:Amber K. , Homeowner (Chicago, Illinois)

5 out of 5
Very pleased with the Concept I 44 Ceiling Fan

We originally purchased a single fan and ended up buying another because it worked so well for us. The fan is well balanced and the installation went without a hitch. The first order had a glass casting which was oblong. Y-lighting responded quickly and sent out a new casting within a week. We were very impressed with the service and now are completely satisfied with the product.

By:Michael G. , Architect (St. Louis, MO, USA)

4 out of 5
Sleek looking product complements our sun room very well.

We were very pleased how easy the fan installation went together. I was apprehensive about the way in which the fan blades are secured to the motor (slide in versus fastener attachment) however when I heard the pin lock inplace it felt very secure. One comment I would add is with a reciever to be packaged as well as wiring with cap nuts the amount of room within the upper ceiling housing is very limited.
However, we are well pleased with the fan/light, its looks and performance.

By:Brian , Homeowner (crossville, Tenn)

5 out of 5
A well designed fan with a perfect contemporary look and great functionality.

One of my favorite things about the fan is how quiet it is; even on its highest setting, it's virtually silent. I also love the fact that the remote is included with the fan. A great looking fan that I won't soon tire of.

By:Paul L. , Homeowner (Marysville, OH, United States)

5 out of 5
Excellent fan - great design, easy to use, very quiet.

We ordered this fan for our baby's room and have been very happy with it so far. The design is great - it looks so much more sleek than the average ceiling fan, and most importantly the fan is very quiet. There is a bit of a "whooshing" sound when the fan is on its strongest setting, but I doubt we will have to use that setting very often, as the fan works very efficiently even on its lowest setting. The remote control is great too. Highly recommended.

By:JH , Homeowner (New York, NY USA)

4 out of 5
Just what we were looking for.

I ordered the Concept I ceiling fan as part of an update for one of our guest rooms. I selected the oil rubbed bronze finish. The installation instructions were straight forward and easy to follow. The only glitch was the controller. Had to choose between an old or new model. Chose the new model because I ordered a new fan. It turned out the old controler was needed. Once I figured that out, I called customer service and they sent out the correct controler (they were aware there had been a mix up on the old and new models). Ylighting has a great selection of quality ceiling fans and I'll be using them on future remodeling projects

By:Peacock House B&B , Homeowner (Lubec, Maine)

4 out of 5
Nice product

Clean look that works well with contemporary furniture

By:Tami C. , Homeowner (Carlsbad, CA, USA)

4 out of 5
Very nice

The fan was easy to install and looks great. Blades are a little shorter than the proportion suggested by the image but still works for our space.

By:Joanne Y. , Homeowner (Washington DC)

5 out of 5
Clean & Modern Aesthetic PLUS Streamlined Functionality

I eyeballed an enormous number of fans before settling on the Concept I. It's beautiful, for starters, and the options (light lens or stainless cap; short or slightly longer down rod) are well considered and constructed. Initially, I thought the remote control was a silly feature. I love it now; I use all the time. I live in an old house with, as yet, no central air, and my Concept 1 runs in all seasons. Seldom, if ever, have I been so pleased with the look and performance of a small or large appliance.... In fact, I'm about to order 1 or more additional Concept I fans as the remodel/restoration of my old house moves forward.

By:TK T. , Homeowner (Iowa)

5 out of 5
nice product

I've selected this item for a small bedroom and it looks great.
It blends beautifully with the architecture.

By:Sonia S. , Designer (Aliso Viejo, CA)

5 out of 5
It was exactly what I was hoping for and thought I was getting.

This is an outstanding product. It looks exactly the way it is displayed in the photograph. It was in stock and received quickly. I highly recommend this item.
Thxs, Beth McMillan
McMillan Interiors INc.

By:Charlotte L. , Designer (Bham,al)

3 out of 5
Clean design

The best feature about this fan is its looks. It is minimalistic with a clean, stylish, sleek, and modern design. It also has a relatively small footprint. The 100W mini bulb produces adequate light for my 12” by 12” size bedroom. Unlike other fans that require the blades to be screwed on the base unit containing the motor, this fan allows for the blades to just slide into the base unit and lock into place – a great feature that cuts assembly time. I was however slightly disappointed that the color of the blades (with a slightly grayish touch) was not identical to that of the base unit (brown/oiled rubbed bronze). This is not a defect but rather the actual color shade scheme of this particular fan. Even on its highest setting, the amount of airflow (air displaced) is not that impressive and hence I strongly recommend that one go with the 52” inch version of this fan that costs only slightly more than the cost of this 44” model. This fan comes with a 3.5" & 6" down-rod but for my 9” ceiling, I would have preferred if the fan also came with an additional 9” or 12” down-rod. The remote is stylish and works flawlessly but I wish there was more space to snug in the remote-receiver in the fan (it is quite a hassle to try to squeeze the remote-receiver in the tight space). The fan has a slight premium in its price to essentially reflect the quality, good looks, and the fact that you get a fan with an integrated lighting in one unit…….with the convenience of the fan and the light being independently controlled by a remote. Bottom-line: If you like the looks of this fan go with the slightly larger 52” version of it as it provides more airflow at only a minimal extra cost.

By:Clean design , Homeowner (New York)

5 out of 5
Really cool design and function!

My husband is the least handy person when it comes to anything household repairs. We installed this ourselves, and the instructions were really easy to follow. We are very happy with the way it looks in the room, the amount of lights it provides (we bought the one with the light option), and the medium setting cools our room significantly. We got the 44" in average size Manhattan size bedroom (sorry, don't know the dimensions).

By:Ridgewood Mom , Homeowner (New York, NY)

4 out of 5
Perfect fit!

Easy to install. The fan fits perfectly in our study (the study is about 15x20) and the fan/light work well with our decor. It is simple enough that if we convert the room to a bedroom, it will still fit well.

By:Charlene H. , Homeowner

4 out of 5
Slick little ceiling fan for a small room!

My wife and I needed a small fan for a small-ish bedroom, and this fan looks and works great. The diameter is small to begin with, and there are two options for the mounting stem length - three and six inches, I think. My only minor complaint is that the black metal mounting undercarriage is somewhat visible after you install the coverplate, which for us was the white version. Overall, this fan works great, seems well made, looks cool, and the remote has a nice wall mounted pocket so that it can function like a wall switch.

By:Craig , Architect (Philadelphia)

5 out of 5
Good quality and minimalistc look.

This fan seems to have a very sturdy construction. I like the minimal impact of the blades and lines yet it still comes of somewhat refined. Well done.

By:Mark M. , Homeowner

4 out of 5
Great fan option for small room.

We've needed a smallish, but not hideous fan for a guest room for a while now and came across this ceiling fan. This fan suited our needs and some. Nice design, good price. Done. yay.

By:Hannah M. , Homeowner (warwick, ny usa)

5 out of 5
great design

I now have three of these fans in my home. I love the clean lines. These fans run constantly in my home--to circulate warm air in winter and cool air in summer. They are absolutely quiet. Highly recommended.

By:LJM , Homeowner (minneapolis)

5 out of 5
Great product; open box packaging.

We loved the 52" concept fan so much, we bought a second smaller fan for our bedroom. The fan is extremely well made, attractive, and is quiet. In the world of fans of this price range, it's a Porsche. However, we were disappointed and surprised Y Lighting delivered the fan without a product box (this was not a 'warehouse' or special sale item). We've bought many items from Y Lighting and this was the first thumbs down customer experience.

By:Donna D. , Homeowner (Providence)

5 out of 5
Extremely happy.

We are happy with the Minka Aire Fans we puchased on line. Shopping was easy and the service was great. We had them installed and are happily using them. Thanks for the great product and service. Free shipping and no tax were a bonus.

By:Edward R.

4 out of 5
Great fan. We love it.

We are enjoying our fan. It was a pleasure to have it today as I was painting the room. We also love the style. Thanks for your excellent service.

By:Edward R.

5 out of 5
As described on website, well made, attractive and functional.

Fits well in selected space and offers excellent functionality and appearance.

By:Stephen C. , Homeowner (Holyoke, MA USA)

4 out of 5
Simply and effective

This is a sleek, modern design that works efficiently and priced well.

By:Julissa L. , Homeowner (new york)

5 out of 5
Good quality

Good product. Nice color

By:Todd F. , Homeowner (florence, MA)

5 out of 5
simple and modern

this is my third purchase of this style of ceiling fan. could not be happier.
simple and modern. very quiet. looks great!

By:Dave , Homeowner (Chicago IL)

4 out of 5
I have 3! it is quiet and cools the room.

I already had one and just bought 3 more. It is quiet and not noticeable. It also gives good light for the room.

By:Ching , Homeowner (ny, ny)

5 out of 5
perfect for medium sized room

Adequately cools the room, good design and price point.

By:Richard , Homeowner (Sagaponack, NY)

4 out of 5
works great!

have in my bedroom. all speeds work well. packaging and delivery also totally without issues.

By:Jamesd , Homeowner (ny ny)

4 out of 5
Good quality fan. Installation using short down rod is tricky.

Overall, we are pleased with this fan. Assembly was straightforward and the unit runs quietly and wobble-free without using the included balancing kit.
If you will be using the short downrod, accessing the space in which to do the electircal connections in the canopy is snug, but doable.
We were initial skeptical of the plastic-appearance of the fan blades, but once the fan was installed in place the appearance is acceptable.

By:T.O. , Homeowner (Lancaster, PA)

4 out of 5
This is a great fan and light.

We purchased this for my son's bedroom. It has a modern, clean look, works off of a nice remote control, and the fan is quiet.

By:P.H. , Homeowner (St. Louis)

5 out of 5
Great product!

Shipment came quickly (to Canada) and product is exactly as expected. Very happy with the purchase.

By:Genevieve L. , Designer

5 out of 5
Great quality fan.

This fan replaced a generic big box hardware store style-less fan. Very high quality (even the electrician commented on that). Tasteful design. Easy to operate.

By:Elmo (San Francisco)

2 out of 5
Beautiful, but doesn't work.

This is beautiful, but I have had the electrician out twice to try and figure out why the bulb starts flickering once it has been on for a while. He has checked all the connections and we are using the bulb that came with the fan. I will be trying another bulb and contacting the manufacturer, but the time and money wasted just trying to get it to work is disappointing.

By:Jennifer T. , Homeowner

5 out of 5
I love the way this fan looks and functions.

This fan has a stream lined look that blends in easily with the room.
It functions quietly, and effectively.
The remote function is easy to use for all ages!
I want to purchase more of them for all my rooms!

By:Celeste S. , Homeowner (chicago, Il)

4 out of 5
Solid, modern, quiet

We installed this in our architecture office and we're quite pleased with it. We had specified this fan for clients wanting a modern fan so we were hoping that it was great in person.

It seems really solid, is totally quiet and the design is unobtrusive. Our standard, go-to fan is a Hunter Classic Original, but this fan is going to join that list.

My only qualm is that the light kind of looks like a utility fixture. BUT- it's simple and doesn't call attention to itself. Trying to find a fan/light combo where the light isn't truly hideous is a challenge- especially at this price point.

Great fan, good value.

By:Aburt , Designer (Blue Hill, ME)

5 out of 5
Great, clean lines. Fits perfectly in our smaller slanted roof attic room.

By:Sosayi , Homeowner (Madison, WI)

5 out of 5
Soft, beautiful, modern.

I have a "soft" modern decor = modern with no hard edges nor industrial feel. I love minimal design with a human and approachable feel. The Concept 1 ceiling fan looks amazing in our home (master, living, kitchen) and is subtle and striking at the same time.

By:Mary K , Homeowner (Wheaton, IL, USA)

4 out of 5
Looks great!

We received our fans in record time after we ordered them. All the parts were included and they look great! We will be installing in a few weeks in our new home - stay tuned!

By:Danielle , Homeowner (Napa, CA)

5 out of 5
Good design for the cost.

The body is bigger than I imagined, about 12" across, but it is a good look in person and the blades assemble easily.

By:kc , Designer (Savannah,GA)

5 out of 5
Met all my expectations of what I was buying.

Well designed with a hand held remote that controls all the needed functions to use the fan.
Unexpected feature was the ability to change fan direction using the remote.
Unexpected feature was the ability to vary the light's intensity using the remote.

By:Ed C , Homeowner (Rochester, NY USA)

5 out of 5
Great Fan!

We had a crappy Lowes fan bite the dust after just one year and my electrician suggested a Minka for it's quality.
This fan is very attractive, love the dark gray blades. Rotates quietly, good air circulation.

By:Morgan , Homeowner (Cox)

5 out of 5
Looks great, works so easily!

This fixture is great if you want it to be part of the ceiling and not be really noticeable. The style is great and the ease of its operating process makes it a great find. Very happy with it.

By:Unique Custom Interiors , Designer

4 out of 5
Good product

Fan works well. Easy to install. Moves a lot of air for the sizee and is quiet. remote is very handy and well designed. recommended

By:Peter C. , Homeowner (Montreal, Canada)

5 out of 5
Simple perfect fan.

One of my favorite fan/light combinations.

By:Tamara H , Designer (NYC)

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