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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 52" blade span. Includes 3.5" and 6" downrods, cap for nonlight use and fullfunction handheld remote control system, RC212. Pictured here in white with white blades, the Concept I has a lifetime manufacturer warranty.

  • Airflow measured in cubic feet per minute at high speed (CFM) = 6300
  • Watts at high speed = 59
  • Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 106.78


  • Diameter(blade sweep): 52"
  • Overall height(using 3.5" downrod): 15.5"
  • Hanging weight: 25 lbs.

Lamp Type: HALOGEN

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

Listing: UL

Instructions: Click to download instructions.

Model(s): F517-PN F517-ORB F517-WH F517-BN

Minka Aire Ceiling Fans

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
Simple, integrated design

So often with ceiling fans, the light kit is an aesthetic afterthought. The I 52 ceiling fan smartly integrates the fixture so it appears to be part of the fan rather than an extra part.

By:Robert , Architect (New York, NY)

5 out of 5
Stylish, very functional product at an exceptional value!

I had already purchased the brushed nickel Concept I 44 for one room and after searching around for the other room that needed a fan, I ended up settling on the brushed nickel Concept I 52 just because it was the best value for the look out there. Both are an extraordinary value since they include the wireless remote control which many fans do not come with at that price. Installation of these is a veritable snap with the fan blades clicking into the easy spring-loaded system. Gone are the days of 3 screws per fan blade. If you've installed fans before, or even if you haven't, you'll find installation of this fan super-simple, even with the slightly additional wiring of the wireless transmitter. It took me a half hour to install each fan. Even if you have two of these, you can set the transmitters to different channels, so that wasn't a problem. The attractive remote allows you to control fan speed (low, med, high, off), rotation direction (summer/winter) and the light (on/off and full range dim control). My only complaint about this fan is that the light button on the remote seems like it should control the light brighter by pressing the top part of the remote's light switch and make the light dimmer by pressing the bottom part of the remote's light switch. In fact, you have to hold down the remote's light switch to cycle all the way down and all the way back up if you want to make it brighter. But for this price (52" blade fan price is the same as the 44" blade fan price!), you really can't go wrong if you're looking for a modern styled fan with a light kit and fully-functional wireless remote.

By:A.B. , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)

5 out of 5
very nice product

Great fan, easy to install and operate. The included wireless remote comes in very handy. Overall a very good product that is worth the price

By:Harry , Homeowner (Port St. Lucie)

4 out of 5
Simple ceiling fan at a good price

Why is it so hard to find a fan that doesn't have goofy light kits or overly designed blades? I was happy to find this one- with its clean design and a light that can be capped without looking awkward, it's perfect for a modern home.

By:Alison (Jersey City)

5 out of 5
This was the perfect choice!

This lighting/fan fixture was scouted out by our designer and I confess, I was not convinced it was the best choice for our newly- renovated room.
I received my order quickly and efficiently. We installed in less than 30 minutes and not only does it perfectly fit our new decor, it's quiet, effective and quite stylish.

I would definitely order from YLighting again!

By:Alisson , Homeowner (Providence,RI)

4 out of 5
sleek, modern yet fully functional.

The design of the fan attracted us, and it had the functions that we desired.Plus the installation was simple and fairly easy. The only problem I had was in trying to package all the wiring connections plus a reciever within the ceiling receptacle.

By:B.Barney , Homeowner (crossville, Tn)

5 out of 5

after hours and hours of research.I decided to get this 52 inches concept 1 ceiling fan.
Easy to install.Blend in any home.
Highly recommended.Great price for the product.

By:will , Homeowner (mt.kisco.ny)

5 out of 5
Great Fan

I purchased the fan for a bedroom with a 10' ceiling. The fan was easy to install. The 8" extender which comes with the fam was all that was needed for good air flow. You should know that if you do not need the light that comes with the fan, there is a cover which can go over the light shade. If you have low ceilings the Concept I model comes in a model wich "hugs" the celing.

By:Claudia , Homeowner (Los Angeles)

5 out of 5
Excellent fan

Easy to install, easy to use remote (can be set easily to different frequencies), quiet operation.

By:Janice J. , Homeowner (Brooklyn , NY)

5 out of 5
Quiet, stylish and effective

We bought two Zen Ceiling Fans. We installed them both at home, with the help of a friend on the first try, and then a solo effort on the second. The process was straightforward, though I would suggest working with someone who has experience in installing fans before you try it yourself. The fan itself is very quiet at 1st and 2nd speeds and about as quiet as one could expect at top speed. It easily switches between clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation and has thus far worked without a hitch. We would buy another and recommend to others.

By:Joshua , Homeowner (Atlanta, GA)

4 out of 5
Love this fan!

At first I was concerned about the color of the blades in relation to the body but once installed, the difference was much less noticable. I love the design, it is very sleek and simple. The light is brighter than I thought it would be which is good (it has a dimmer too)

By:Jennafer L. , Homeowner (Scottsdale, AZ)

5 out of 5
My favorite fan ever...

lLots of compliments and the company completely stands behind it. Customer service is professional and very quick to replace the fan, if necessary...without any questions. It is a pleasure to do business with your company. Thank You!

By:Mary Lou W. , Homeowner

5 out of 5
Very nice fan

I bought this fan to replace a basic fan in a guest room, that had the dreaded click, click. I bought the polished nickel fan. After I installed it, very easy. The first thing my wife said was that it made the room look great. I have purchased many expensive fans, and this fan shows quality. The way the blades go on the motor is really cool. They just snap in. My only real complaint is that there are only 3 speeds. Top fans have 5-7 speeds. I highly recommend this fan. It is really balanced.

By:Gregory W. , Homeowner (Mesa, AZ)

4 out of 5
Great fan and beautiful fan

This fan is fantastic it provides great light, cools off the room and looks great. Also it is very quiet. We purchased one for each bedroom. Great value!

By:Helen , Homeowner (Cardiff, CA)

5 out of 5
Excellent product

Product works well and looks terrific in many different room designs.
I always encourage folks to put them in bedrooms - less a/c and or heat needed. No need for window fans or floor fans.

By:Robin P. , Designer (New York NY)

4 out of 5

This is the second Minka ceiling fan we have installed and we love it. Perfect alternative to AC and it looks great too.

By:Dania A. , Homeowner (Greenport, NY)

4 out of 5
Love it

Great fan, blends in with any decor.

By:Dania A. , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY, USA)

4 out of 5
The price is right!

Assembling this fan was very easy. It has clean lines and performs according to expectations.

By:Morton T. (Clarksville, MD)

5 out of 5
Right on the money

This fan is elegant, powerful and silent! Exactly as advertised. The light fixture is larger than I expected, nearly the diameter of a dinner plate, but that was welcome as I was depending on the fixture for lighting as well as moving air, and move air it certainly does.The included remote control works very well. Recommend highly.

By:Ben (Brooklyn, NY)

4 out of 5
Efficient three bladed fan.

This fan adapts well to a variety spaces, and room sizes. It is easily assembled and hung using the supplied directions. Somewhat inconsistent in being well balanced out of the box without additional work (of 3 fans installed at the same time, 2 showed some wobble above low speed). Moderately quiet, and providing a lighting alternative, this fan model is an overall good value.

By:M.I. , Designer (Arizona)

4 out of 5
Excellent fan

This fan is effective at moving air and quiet during operation. No issues have occurred with fan wobble. In addition, the fan is attractive and seems to be solid construction. The fact that it has contains a light that is also controlled by the remote resolved the issue of our bedroom not having a conveniently controlled general light, i.e., our 80's bedroom had the light switch that controlled a power outlet. Two issues have arose, however, that reduced the number of stars for the rating. First, the fan arrived without the remote controller, receiver or halogen bulb. Ylighting ensured that these were sent within a week. Second, coding the receiver to a different remote controller frequency is not as straight forward as Minke Aire make it out to be. I'm still trying to get this to work. If you don't have to change the factory code, the fan and its remoe work right out of the box.

By:David T. , Homeowner (Denver, CO)

5 out of 5
This is a great fan to accommodate our large family room.

This fan is perfect for our family room which has high ceilings.
It floats above us all giving us great air circulation.
The design and function are fantastic!

By:Celeste S. , Homeowner (Chicago, IL)

5 out of 5
Happy Customer

We are very happy with our new ceiling fan and ylighting customer service was excellent.

By:Julie , Homeowner (NJ)

5 out of 5
Nice, clean-lined shape. Blends right into the white ceiling.

By:Sosayi , Homeowner (Madison, WI)

5 out of 5
Very quiet fan, and very happy with it!

It produces a nice soft light, and we're amazed at how quiet the fan is when on. The remote is very simple to use as well.

By:Dan S. (San Francisco)

5 out of 5
Sleek design, great airflow, good lighting

Hung this fan in the living room of our contemporary cape cod home with an open floor plan. It's a clean, sleek design without being too modern, and gives decent light output. I would readily get this fan again.

By:Carmich , Homeowner (Ann Arbor, MI)

5 out of 5

Bought this Concept I 52 Ceiling Fan for my 2nd bedroom/office. This is the 2nd Concept brand fan I've bought. Love the minimal look without being too plain. Option to choose which direction the blades turn is awesome, as is the ability to dim the light. It is larger than I imagined (perhaps more so for me due to the standard 12x12 room) but the function & design won me over.

By:Charlotte , Homeowner (Los Angeles)

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