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. , Homeowner (Green Bay, WI)
The fan is really lovely -- elegant-looking and works wonderfully. We love it.
By:Erin T. , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
I'll repeat what I said above, and add that, looks aside, it works well, and the wall-mount speed control is a nice product
By:Robb J. , Designer (Ithaca, NY, USA)
I purchased the Altus fan to replace a fan in my living room. I ordered white to blend in with my ceiling and it has a great unobtrusive appearance. The fan came with clear assembly and installation instructions, which made hanging it very easy. The wall switch was also easy to install. The fan has a great, clean, modern look that no other company has been able to pull off. Will definitely recommend to friends and purchase more for other rooms in my home.
By:Carrie , Designer (Kansas City)
This is my third Modern Ceiling Fan and I have to say this may be my favorite! Sleek design and stainless steel body gives you a modern look and a fan that your friends will be asking you about! Highly recommend not only the Altus but all Modern Fan Products!
By:Benjamin J. , Homeowner (Minneapolis, MN)
Our electrician has not installed the ceiling fan as yet, but it looks really awesome. I'm looking forward to a much cooler Summer this year! Thanks.
By:Debra McCall , Homeowner (West Chester, PA)
This fan looks great and was very easy to put together and install. We ordered it with the basic 4 speed switch and have been very pleased. The shipping from ylighting was speedy and we'll continue to order from them for our track lighting and other needs.
By:Scott N. , Homeowner (Oakland, CA)
I ordered two Altus Ceiling Fans. They arrived in a matter of days. I had them installed yesterday. They look fantastic. They are very quiet. I ordered mine with the light option and I love the light. Now I just need the weather to begin to warm up!
By:Brian , Homeowner (Washington, DC)
This is the second time I have used Modern Fan for a projecct. They are quiet, well balanced and beautifully designed.
By:Susan J. , Homeowner (Colorado)
I replaced a kitchen fan with the Altus fan so it would match the stainless steel appliances. The fan looks great -- sleek and modern, and it is very quiet yet very powerful. The price was a bit steep, but there aren't many aluminum fans on the market. The variety of blade lengths was a big plus, since cabinet doors necessitated under-40" blades. Installation was pretty straightforward, with clear descriptions and pictures. I would highly recommend the fan!
By:Paul P. , Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
We were looking for updated metallic ceiling fans with contemporary, modern styling, yet without an extremely modern edge. This fan met our requirements, yet when we installed the fan, we were really pleased with the quality of the brushed aluminum. The brushed finish has a high-quality luster that adds a warmth to the room. The extension rods and ceiling caps are made of the same aluminum as the base: outstanding quality. (The blades are painted wood). We have two of these fans and plan to install a third one.
Our installer said it was the easiest ceiling fan to install out of the fans he has installed to date. Only problem was that the control was 4 = low speed, 3= med, 2=med, 1 = high speed. Order a separate control if the speed configuration is an issue for you.
By:Annie B , Homeowner (Scottsdale, AZ)
For the modern home, fans from Modern Fan Company are the only way to go. Finding the right fan was a challenge in a product segment that seems to cater only to the traditional style home. The Altus is both attractive and effective...a good choice.
By:Michelle , Homeowner (Arizona)
The Altus fan is simple, sleek, and is perfect for my condo loft. It's unique in that it is one solid color, which appears to be all stainless. No other fan maker produces such a simple design. I love the look and it also works great, too.
By:Chad C. , Homeowner (Washington, DC, USA)
I have another Modern fan inside my home, but the Altus was ordered for my new screened porch. I love it! I'm so happy I thought to search the Internet before I made a purchase at my local hardware store. The style is sleek and modern, and it goes perfect with the Italian patio furniture I bought.
By:Lynn R. , Homeowner (Springfield, IL)
The Altus ceiling fan is better in person! We bought this for its minimal look modern simple appearance. It is just perfect in my living room.
By:Kate C. , Homeowner (Verona, NJ)
We love the look of the fan and it was comparatively easy to install. After reading a kitchen review and eyeing the fan in our old bedroom, I mistakenly ordered the short blades and the fan looks comically stubby. I have now ordered the long blades (which you can order here separately) will be glad when they arrive. Also note that the wall control wires so that '4' is slow and '1' is fast, which feels backwards. Its just he way it is. Other than that, we are happy.
This modern fan looks very elegant. Easy to assemble. Would not hesitate to order another one if needed. Strongly recommended.
By:Maria C. T. , Homeowner (Phoenix, AZ)
This fan looks even better in person. We love having it in our bedroom, very elegant and modern. We are extremely happy with our purchase and may order another one.
By:gina d. , Homeowner (chicago)
This was exactly the fan we were looking for, simple but elegant and we didn't need a light. We'll probably order another one for a different part of the house.
By:KAK , Homeowner (Hingham)
Quick shipping, easy installation, good design and quiet operation. A very good buy.
By:William R. , Homeowner (Kitty Hawk NC)
The Altus Fan is gorgeous. I had 2 installed yesterday and the electrician was so impressed he asked me the cost, so he liked it, both from ease of installation and looks. It has a good range of speeds as I put one in a bedroom and one in a 12'6" ceiling (with their standard downrod) in a large great room. Both get the right amount of air.
One note--I had read reviews that it seemed weird to have the highest speed the first choice next to the off button. My installer says that is easiest on the motor--to go right to High Speed, then decrease the motor down, rather than starting low and making it ratchet up. Easy to do anyway, really, not a problem .
And it's just so cool looking, it improves the look of the whole room.
By:Deborah B. , Homeowner (Indianapolis)
I purchased two Altus fans and a remote for a vaulted living room ceiling. The fans looked great and perform extremely well. They are quiet, disperse air well and on high do not vibrate.
By:Kim , Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
Everything was too easy. Purchased online, tracked online and received at my doorstep as promised. I had it installed a few days later and it looks beautiful and works perfectly. I love it.
By:Leslie , Homeowner (Bronxville, NY)
This is my second Altus fan, so I now have one in my living room and bedroom. As an architect, I'm very critical of aesthetics and details, and I can truthfully say this is a high quality product. The price is certainly fair for the quality, so you won't be unsatisfied. I had to use the balancing kit to level both fans, but it was relatively simple. Easy to install... overall great buy.
By:Ted S. , Homeowner (Charlotte, NC)
Easy to install, looks great and the functionality is incredible. The fan has a great look to it and the compliments i have received have been nothing but positive.
By:rexx2121 , Homeowner (NJ)
A special thanks to Modern Fan for the development of so many fine products.
Ordering was simple and I will be happy to revisit Y Lighting for future purchases.
By:PAB , Designer (Fort Myers | FL)
I have been looking for celing fans for two years, and finally took the advice of my neighbor on Y Lighting and the Altus fans. Excellent, and my electrician thinks so too! I am, however, still waiting for the light attachments, which are backordered...
By:Sally (Washington DC)
I shopped for this product before I decided to buy from YLighting. The sales rep was a master at consultative selling -- extremely helpful, providing specific advice on both blade size and extension rod length, questions two other on-line vendors couldn't answer. The product arrived promptly...until my electrician installs them, I won't be able to say everything is perfect, but so far, so good!
By:Timothy B. , Homeowner (Los Angeles)
Received very quickly. Looks exactly as shown. Priced competively.
By:Joel l. , Designer (Scottsdale, AZ)
Although it is often difficult to visualize a product through a picture on the internet, this particular fan is handsome and beautifully made. It performs silently and without vibration, creating a significant breeze with its' three paddles. Your sales representative was extremely patient and helpful in talking through the features of the various fans we considered. We couldn't be more satisfied.
Fan arrived quickly and looked even better in person than I thought. Thanks Y Lighting!
By:Jen , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
We are very choosy about the design of the appliances in our home, and this one was a home run! We absolutely love the lines, and it blend well in our eclectic, but artfully modern living room. And it also is extremely functional. It took us a long time to make this decision and we are very pleased with the result.
By:Janis C. , Homeowner (Plano, TX, USA)
I'm a big fan of the Modern Fan Co. ceiling fans and have purchase 2 already. For our new home in West Palm beach we needed another 2 for the patio and living room. Before I would have to go through expensive reseller. I did an online search and stumbled onto YLighting and was amazed with the pricing they offered on the same fans. I purchased 2 fans and have been please with the price, follow through, web site and ease of purchase online. I wish I knew earlier.
By:Mark M. , Designer (West Palm Beach, FL)
ALTUS fan arrived on time. We hired a handyman to install it. Time required was five hours, due to new wiring in our old house. Fan works perfectly. Air distribution is "just right" gentle. Light is bright enough for breakfast room reading or computer usage. In-wall controller is a gem. We recommend this fan for its looks and functionality.
By:Nemo , Homeowner (Arizona, USA)
By:Elizabeth S. , Architect (lakeville, ct usa)
High quality product that is quiet, solid, and simple. Exactly what we were looking for. We bought 4 and they all perform flawlessly.
By:Thomas C , Homeowner (Pittsburgh)
We love the sleek, modern look of this fan. We have gotten a ton of compliments.
By:Allison W. , Homeowner (SC)
The fan is great...the second one Altus I've bought. Love the modern look with my apartment. Unfortunately, I ordered the wrong controller because the website was vague. YLighting offered to accept the return but it would have cost me as much as a new controller. Eh.
By:NewYorker , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
I would like to thank your customer service dept. for the most professional and courteous of care.
Also, I was unable to find this fan in other lighting sites I often use and was delighted to see you have it at a reasonable price. Have already recommended you to my sister in law and will be sure to buy from ylighting in the future.
By:Raymond Electrical Contracting , Homeowner
So sick of all the products at the Big Box stores. No imagination whatsoever and something a builder would throw in a home that he/she does not have to live in. I was so excited to see that Ylighting carried products from 'Moden Fan Company' and even happier that the product was cheaper than some retail outlets. The 2 fans look fantastic in my somewhat traditional home...which just proves you don't have to stick to one style. I love it!!!
By:Kimberly D. , Homeowner (Houston TX USA)
I really like how small the motor is. The design is great. Also, the price was very competitive.
By:Mitchell K. , Homeowner (Santa Fe)
Our Altus fan is up and running smoothly, quietly and very very fast. Of course we love the design too! It is installed in a large room with a high ceiling and has no trouble moving the air quickly. We are hopeful that we will have many years of excellent service!
By:Ruth , Homeowner (Houston TX)
We liked the design of the fan very much. Unfortunately, the light kit furnished with it did in our opinion not complement the fan.
By:wokun , Homeowner (Columbus OH)
it looks beautiful -- tons of power. I have 2 and they are great!
By:b , Homeowner (ny)
The Modern Fan Company makes the best looking fans on the market in my opinion and the best working too! YLIGHTING sells them at the best prices...half what I paid at DWR for my first one. Thanks YLIGHTING for making nicely designed product more affordable for everyone!!!!
By:bill, homeowner So. Florida , Homeowner (Hallandale Beach, Florida)
We love this fan! During our renovations we repainted our cedar beams white to match the ceiling, and wanted a fan that would "disappear" by blending in with the white...which this does, but its clean lines, smooth sounding blades and functional wall-mounted control make it just noticeable enough, in a good way!
By:CMF , Homeowner (austin, tx)
I purchased a Ron Rezek lamp more than 25 years ago because it looked and worked great. I still use it regularly and it still looks like it just came off the drawing board. So I hoped this fan would have the same great design and quality. I have not been disappointed.
This fan works and looks great in our raised ceiling bedroom. It was easy to order and arrived promptly with excellent packaging. Although it is "Made in China" the materials are substantial, parts fit together well and the instructions are clear.
There was only one tricky point in the installation. Standing on a ladder, with the fan above you, it is challenging to align the four screws that mount the rotor because access is obscured. I found that by holding one screw in the rotor while lifting it with one hand, I could align the rotor and use my other hand to screw in a second screw. Once you have the two screws in place the remaining pair are easy.
Kudos to Ron Rezek once again!
By:John D. , Homeowner (Solvang,CA USA)
This is for our new house in Mexico and now have two fans same model - one with lights and one wthout. They are very efficient and have such clean lines
By:El Senor , Designer (San Miguel de Allende)
Yes, I will buy from YLighting again. The Altus ceiling fans are a favorite of our client and YLighting's customer service was very knowledgeable and professional.
By:CCM - Anna , Designer (Lakewood, CO)
We purchased both sizes for our home remodel. They were relatively easy to install and both push a lot of air. The clean lines add a nice modern touch to the room without an over the top feel.
By:Christopher H. , Homeowner (Florida)
This fan is well made and relatively easy to install. The modern, sleek, urban look works perfectly in our new home gym.
By:Trisha , Homeowner (California)
The Altus ceiling fan is one of the Modern Fan Company's models. It is light, slender, whisper quiet and highly effective with minimal vibration. It was well packed with complete instructions, and the remote even comes with a battery. I chose ground shipping. This is a little slow from west coast to east coast, but the rate was pretty good.
The fan is pretty easy to install, but there is a specific sequence that you have to follow. You will need a phillips screwdriver and a wire cutter/stripper, presuming that the circuit and fan box are already present.
I liked it well enough that I ordered another one for another room.
By:Patrick C. , Homeowner (Philadelphia)
The aluminum finish 3 blade Altus fan came with good instructions & took about 45" to install/replace. Be sure to attach the blades to the body before the final ceiling mounting. The fan is trim, well constructed and aesthetically vrey nice for those seeking a more modern design. It is a perfit fit for our newly remodeled Zinish bathroom. High marks!
FYI You will need a magnetic phillips head screwdriver to insert the fan blade screws into the rather hard to access screw holes. oOtherwise a very simple install.
By:Linda S. , Homeowner
We bought the white version of this fan in a 42-inch. Very nice to be able to get the blade sizes you need. Perfect for a small room. The white is subtle and modern. It's stealthy quiet. So much better than that horrible, squeaky, Home Depot 1980s brass-accented thing that we replaced. We researched prices and found the lowest here. Want to buy another for different room.
By:Lauren , Homeowner (Austin)
These fans have more air movement than conventional five-blade ceiling fans. They are quiet and for the mos part there is no "wobble". They also are very contemporary in appearance and are beautiful even when not in use.
By:Lenore , Homeowner (Windsor, CA,USA)
Nice looking ceiling fan. YLighting is super, offers a lot of information on the site. Fan arrived in perfect condition, installation instructions were clear and easy. No complaints.
By:EW , Homeowner (Brooklyn)
Sleek looking fan with right design for my country modern lakeside home.
By:Donald A. (Vermont)
I bought two Altus fans based on their simple clean lines and my previous history of easy installation of two Velo fans (also from Modern Fan Co.) After installing the first Altus, it was very wobbly and made a pronounced helicopter sound even on medium. It took my electrician several hours (for which I paid by the hour) to try to balance it, then take it apart, call YL to discuss, being told by YL that the most common problem with the Altus is a bent rotor, waiting a few days for a new rotor, and reassembling it only to find that it still had the same problem. My electrician then took it apart and really studied it (using a scale and level) and discovered that the motor was slightly off-center in the mushroom housing. Since the rotor attaches to the mushroom, it was throwing off the balance. This time we called Modern Fan, they over-nighted a whole new fan and it worked perfectly right out of the box! By this time, my electrician was pretty frustrated, but installed the second Altus. It had a slight wobble and made a helicopeter sound. Again, my electrician spent much time using the balancing kit, but it didn't help. By this time, my electrician quit saying in 10 years of installing fans, he'd never had problems and he would never work on this type of fan again. I again called Modern Fan and they sent a new set of blades that I installed myself and it was perfect on low and medium, but still wobbles on high. After spending hundreds of dollars more that I should have on the electrician, I gave up and will just not use high. I love the look of the fans and the breeze they create is fabulous. But based on two frustrating experiences, I would never buy another Altus fan! I must add that the customer service response from both YL and Modern Fan was very pleasant and responsive.
By:Condo Owner , Homeowner (Bellevue, WA)
By:Ken R. , Renter (Los Angeles)
The sleek contemporary look is perfect. Brushed aluminum done to perfection. An easy installation. The delivery of the fans was incredibly quick. This is a well deserved rave review!
By:Pamela v. , Homeowner (Scottsdale AZ)
This fan is strong, quiet and simply disappears into the ceiling; I love it!
By:Donna B. , Homeowner (New York, New York)
The Altus outdoor ceiling fan is fantastic. Sleek, efficient, and very quiet. Great product!
By:Rob , Homeowner (Modesto, CA)
We loved the Cirus fan, but wanted something less expensive and we were just as happy with this modern model!
By:Rebecca M R. , Homeowner (Florida)
This fan is very effective and we love the minimalist design. I don't know about the ease of install as our contractor did it- but the assembled product is great!
By:Donna , Homeowner (Bronx,NY)
I'm very happy with the Altus Hugger. Very nice for 8' ceilings. It's quiet but powerful. Before installing you must remove the styrofoam piece from inside the unit (it's not visible & the instructions do not state the removal). I would most definitely recommend this fan.
By:Altus Hugger (lancaster, pa)
I would recommend the Altus Ceiling Fan. The directions do not state the removal of the non visible styrofoam piece from inside the unit prior to hanging.
By:Altus Ceiling Fan (lancaster, pa)
My handyman who also does electrical installed my fan quickly and without confronting any issues. Since I had no electrical already installed in the ceiling location, he had to run wires from my tiny, hard to access attic. He did all that with the fan operating by remote solely within one and one-half hours. Now I have instant gratifying air movement for those warm, muggy days that we have been experiencing in La Jolla. The air movement is fantastic and the fan's styling complements my decor in my contemporary remodeled bungalow.
I highly recommend this fan and appreciated the professional, courteous consulting of YLighting sales persons.
By:Pauline M. , Homeowner (La Jolla, CA)
This is our second Modern Fan (we also have a Lapa hugger). These fans are very high quality, quiet, and -- of course -- stylish. We installed the Altus on a low (~8'), moderately sloped (22 degrees) ceiling and it looks and performs perfectly. The blades on this model are closer to the ceiling than many "hugger" fans, but it still moves a lot of air. Also very easy to install with simple, clear instructions.
Very happy with our fans... we'll be buying a third soon.
By:Kevin , Homeowner (Portland, OR, US)
I love this fan - its ultra modern, quiet, & and there is a remote control available. I bought two previously and have just purchased my third.
By:yolanda s. , Homeowner (cupertino, ca)
Easy to install, ZERO motor noise and moves a lot of air. Y Lighting has the best prices in town and online! We plan on buying another for the bedroom.
By:Scott K. , Homeowner (Tucson, AZ)
Quiet, efficient, and clean lines make up this modern fan. Used this style of fan in other custom built home and never had any problems.
By:David S. , Homeowner (Henrico,VA)
Very nice design. Modern without being over the top. Coordinated well with existing designg.
Much easier installation than lower cost/quality fans.
By:Alan M. , Homeowner (Philadelphia)
The design is sleek and contemporary. The fan is quiet
and durable. I spent a little extra for the remote and
I'm glad I did. We can turn it on, off, up and down right from the comfort of our bed.
By:Kim D. , Homeowner (tucson, az. USA)
The Altus ceiling fan is beautiful. It has a very clean look that will complement any design. The fan is very powerful and produces great air flow but still has a low sound. I would buy this fan again.
By:LACY B. , Designer (Salt lake city, UT, USA)
The white Altus ceiling fan has the clean, contemporary look I wanted for the master bedroom, but it also has a timeless quality that would work for many applications.
By:GJ , Homeowner (California)
The product's description was accurate and looks great installed.
By:Cindy C. , Homeowner (St. Louis, MO)
We bought this fan in addition to 2 other Altus fans we own. They are highly stylish, quite and put out a lot of air. We've had the older ones for almost 3 years and they are on constantly. We've had no problems and recieve a ton of compliments. We are very happy with our purchase and completely impressed with Ylighting's timely delver and free shipping. Would HIGHLY recommend
By:Amy C. , Homeowner (Houston, TX)
Amazing, beautiful to look at, excellent source of light...and it just looks great!
By:Luis B. , Homeowner (Chicago)
The Altus is the perfect transitional fan...sleek but not too modern.
By:Sally , Homeowner (Atlanta)
We have enjoyed the altus fan in our family room for years so decided to buy 3 more to cool the bedrooms. The altus fan fits the ticket. It has modern lines without being trendy.
By:Susan , Homeowner (Houston, Texas)
got the model with 42" blades in a bedroom with 9' ceilings. standard 4 position wall switch control, no light. wanted very clean and unobtrusive design.
originally ordered a Velo but the housing design & 50" blades were too big & bulky. Altus comes with 36" & 42" blades and the flatter design makes it less obtrusive.
the shorter extension holds the fan at a good distance from the ceiling.
fan turns very quietly at the lowest speed setting.
don't love the shape but overall very pleased.
By:NY Architect , Architect (New York, NY)
By:Jean Michel D. , Designer (LA JOLLA CA)
We specify the Altus Ceiling fans for its design, price, and sleekness.
By:E. D. , Architect (Wilton CT)
We ordered this fan (without the light option) for our bedroom. Installation was quick (for us, anyway, since we had an electrician install this fan and another lighting fixture that day), and the fan itself is wonderful. Not only does it work very well, but it really looks good--unobtrusive, with clean lines. I've always hated how ceiling fans look and resisted getting this one, but I'm totally sold now.
By:Gus , Homeowner (Brooklyn)
The Altus fan is excellent. It's not too hard to put together and the quality is outstanding. Quiet and beautiful. It actually enhances the look of a room. We now have two in our house and thinking of buying a third. Definitely worth the money.
By:Robert R. , Homeowner (Modesto)
We ordered two Altus fans from YLighting. An Altus Hugger for a bedroom, and the regular Altus to be installed in the livingroom, which has a two story ceiling. Since it hasn't been installed, we cannot comment on the operation of the Altus, but if it works like the Altus Hugger, it will be quiet and efficient. We did a lot of on-line research before ordering, searching not only for a good looking, contemporary, aluminum fan, but also a fan that with high ratings, and that is affordable. YLighting had a great price, compared say to other online retailers, and helpful customer service.
By:Laurie , Homeowner (Denver)
I love this fan--it has completely transformed the look and feel of my living room. It is virtually silent, even at the highest speed. I got it in white, and it adds a simple, sculptural element to my high ceilings and white trim.
By:Ingrid S. , Homeowner
We specify the Altus Ceiling Fan for a lot of our clients for the sleekness and modern design. The price is just right!
By:Robert S. , Architect
This fan looks just great and it really adds alot to our new family room. Couldn't ask for more.
I love the Altus fan. Not only is it a conversation piece, but it works very, very well. The sleek, modern design fits well in our downtown loft and the cool breeze fills the room. Great product. Would recommend to anyone.
By:Brandon B. , Homeowner (San Diego, CA, USA)
This fan is a beautiful addition to my new kitchen. It fits in very well with the modern feel of the kitchen. Works beautifully and is very quiet.
Looks sleek and modern..quiet and efficient movement of air.Very happy with this purchase!
By:Elizabeth M. , Homeowner (Summit, New Jersey)
Quiet, efficient, and clean sleek look. I got the 36"blade all white model for a small kitchen and it is minimal yet powerful.
Purchased this fan for our great room. The sleek design and quiet operation were the perfect combination for that space. Easy to install. Would highly recommend.
By:Linda , Homeowner (Hebron, KY)
This is a very well-designed fan that anyone can install in 30 minutes. It looks great and moves air very effectively.
By:Ray C. , Homeowner (Birmingham, AL)
I have a very high and very sloped ceiling in my bedroom. With the largest extension the fan hangs down at a nice distance from the ceiling but without being intrusive in the room. I look forward to using it in the summer as even on the medium setting, the three blades create quite the breeze. On high, I might not want loose papers in the room!
The only drawback is there is not a button on the remote to change the direction of the way the blades blow. In winter, I would like the ceiling to push the air up, forcing the warm air to lower. If there is a switch on the fan (like my previous one) I can't see it.
By:Frank J. , Homeowner (East Hampton)
Modern, streamlined design. Would recommend.
By:ssa , Homeowner (Palo Alto, CA)
This fan was very easy to install and looks beautiful in my bedroom. It was a great price and delivery was quick. This is the second modern fan company fan I have purchased from Y-lighting and I would highly recommend it!
By:Ryan B. , Homeowner (Denver, CO)
Sturdy, clean, beautiful. Easy to install, it is exactly what we were hoping for.
By:Joy R. , Homeowner (provincetown, ma, usa)
Chose these fans due to special height requirement - may others require more space. My ordered arrived promptly and everything looks great.