This fan exceeded my expectations! Will add flar to any room.
By:Cynthia C. , Homeowner (Chicago)
I am extremely happy with the aesthetics, quality and function of this fan! I searched for over 13 months before deciding to buy this Modern Fan Company fan for my adjoining kitchen (9'4'x11')/ dinette area (10'x13'). I ordered the 36" blades, and the fan provides more than adequate coverage for the designated space. I was pleasantly surprised by the impressive power of the motor, despite itâ€™s whisper quiet operation. The fan took less than an hour to install and the instructions were easy to follow.
By:Tough Critic , Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
We love how it looks. Just remember to take out the styrofoam, as the directions weren't clear on that.
By:Zeke , Homeowner (Austin, TX)
From ordering my fan to receiving it: I am extremely pleased with Y LIghting's customer service and high quality product! The Altus Hugger Fan is very functional yet doesn't sacrifice form: it's sleek and modern. I also ordered the accessories for the fan; the lighting fixture and the wall control panel for fan speed and dimming the light. I am very happy with my purchase and know I will be ordering from Y Lighting again. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
By:Thecla L. , Homeowner (Valley Village, CA, USA)
No goofy looking mainstream fans for me thank you.....this is a lovely modern fan that was relatively easy to install and reasonably priced. Works great.
By:Simms , Homeowner (Mukilteo)
This modern fan is so nice in my living room. Just perfect for the size of my living room. I ordered the 52-inch blades. Strongly recommended for those looking for sleek, modern fan.
By:Maria C. T. , Homeowner (Phoenix, AZ)
This is the first time I have purchased a ceiling fan from the web. I did so because our local stores did not carry the style that I wanted.
I am delighted with my fan- I love its contemporary style!
By:Gena , Homeowner (Gulfport, Mississippi )
I bought this fan for all the bedrooms in my house. It is a great look and has great air flow. So happy with my purchase.
By:Kelley H. , Homeowner (Colorado)
I was really suprised by this fan. It cooled the room much better than our previous model which had twice as many blades. It just goes to show what a difference innovative engineering can make. I plan to replace two other fans in the house with the same model.
By:Happy Customer , Homeowner (Dayton, Ohio)
This fan is exactly what I wanted aesthetically and functions great. It was pleasently surprised by how well it cooled the room. I highy recommend this fan.
By:Jamie T. , Homeowner (Dayton, Ohio)
I purchased this fan with the 36" blades for a 11'x12' room, and despite the length of the blades, this fan puts out quite a bit of power, while being quiet in operation. Also, the look is pleasantly contemporary.
By:Norman T , Homeowner (Dallas, TX)
This fan is contemporary enough for our modern traditional home and is very quiet - even on the highest setting. We bought the white one for our den and it is practially invisible, which is what we wanted. I will most likely order this same fan for our bedrooms. The only thing that may bother some people is the tiny switch that changes the direction of which way the fan blows. It doesn't bother me but it's getting to my husband. We may reinstall it so that the buttom faces another direction. Other than that, the fan is perfect and we love it!
By:Natasha H. , Homeowner (Texas)
This fan works well in our small bedroom. We have an old house with low ceilings upstairs and it fits well in the space. It is very quiet and suitable for use at night while sleeping. Regarding installation: we had planned to install it ourselves, but after receiving it we found that it is very heavy due to the large (high quality) motor, so we chose to hire an electrician to install it. It is heavy enough that we were afraid it might pull the existing junction box loose from the ceiling, so we had a professional install a new junction box attached to the bottom of a joist. The electrician reported that the fan is unusually difficult to assemble, but it certainly works well once installed.
By:Xenotarsosaurus , Homeowner (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
We purchased two fans so far and we plan on purchasing more. Our contractor installed the fan. It looks really contemporary and not very intrusive. We are happy with the quality and the look.
By:House renovation 2007 , Homeowner (Long Island, NY)
Love the way it looks in my living room. Clean, and the wind is super.
By:John , Homeowner
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)
This was easy to install and it works and looks great. We were very happy with the purchase
By:maura k. , Homeowner (belmont, ma)
Although shipping took a while, once we received the fan everything was great. The design looks fabulous and it works perfectly.
By:Kimberlee S. , Homeowner (Indiana)
Stunning clean design. Works beautifullly and quietly.
By:Sydney M. , Homeowner (Ave Maria, FL)
This fan is beautiful--sleek, clean lines. It cooled our room down efficiently as well.
By:Pam (Los Angeles)
We have not put it up yet, but it looks great! Just what we were looking for. We bought this fan because our electrician told us it will work well for many many years to come. Ylighting was great to buy from. We will by from them again in the future. Thanks for the lovely fan!
By:James C. , Homeowner (Missoula, Montana)
The product is great, and highly recommended, with the exception of its installation, which was complex, poorly documented in instructions, and physically difficult.
Delivery from y-lighting was slower than expected.
By:TIMOTHY A. , Homeowner (Austin, TX)
FOR IT'S DESIGN AND ARCHITECT.THIS IS WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE.IT LOOKS GREAT IN MY DEN.
By:BABYSIS , Designer (KY)
A clean look for a modern house - or any house where you want an unobtrusive ceiling fan.
Installation is pretty straightforward with the only hard step being mating the fan body to the ceiling mount. Even this step has been simplified a bit with a helpful retaining cable - easier than standard fans, but not a cakewalk.
By:S Kelly , Homeowner (Dublin, Ohio)
This is my third fan from you and my second Altus Hugger. The fans cool very well and look even better. Great design, engineering and price don't usually come in the same package, but these fans and Y-lighting really do!
By:Helynn B. (Columbus, Ohio, USA)
The product is great. Sleek, quiet, moves a lot of air for a small fan. I am thrilled that you offered a pin-based cfl to go with it. I did have a few problems with the shipping-product arrived with a broken bulb and stained globe. I received the replacement parts in a timely manner - but the new globe does not work with the cfl light kit, so I had to stick with the stained globe. All in all, quite pleased with the fan though. Thanks!
By:Katharine K. , Homeowner (washington, DC USA)
When I was able to find the Altus Hugger Ceiling Fan on another website at a lower price than that offered by YLighting, they kept their promise. I purchased the Altus Hugger, just what I wanted, at the lowest price I found plus an additional 10% off. Delivery was prompt and this week we install our new fan!
By:michelle l. , Homeowner (Annapolis, MD)
I purchased two Altus Hugger ceiling fans one for my living room and one for my bedroom. Gorgeous aluminum body which adds more style to a room with the flared housing that hugs the ceiling. I did experience one flaw in the product. The screws which hold the fan blade cover onto the motor are so tight I stripped all of them the first time around. My suggestion is to spray a small amount of WD40 onto each screw then s-l-o-w-l-y unscrew each screw with a low torque setting drill or manually. Remember to take out the foam roll between the housing of the fan and the motor, this will allow the fan rotate...otherwise you will need to remove the fan blade cover and then reattach the cover.
By:Troy R. , Homeowner (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
I needed a low profile, simple fan for a bedroom.
The selection and ease of ordering was great.
I am ordering from this company again.
By:C Borchardt , Homeowner (Annapolis,MD)
have this in our son's bedroom - we got the smaller blades - it's very cute, functional and standard for what we needed.
By:BB , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
i like the altus because it does its job well without all the bells and whistles. it's pudgier than the lapa, but it packs a punch. you will be very happy with this purchase.
By:bulsonic , Homeowner (new york)
You know it's going to be OK when the electrician looks
happy as he takes the fan out of the box.
He says he's installed lots of fans from The Modern Fan Co., that
they're easy to put together and well made.
Even better, we don't have to look up at the ugly one we had before.
By:dzngrl , Homeowner (los angeles)
I purchased the Altus Hugger (42" blades) and fan switch (no light) for a small living room in a vacation rental unit with low ceilings. The modern styling and power works great for the space. I hired an electrician to install and it took about an hour (would've been quicker if he had read the instructions first). Based on what he did, I think I can probably handle the installation on my own next time. The only adaptation needed was that my wall switch was part of a 3-switch panel. Overall, what I like best is the design and variable speed control. My only wish is that it "motor hum" was a bit quieter on the lowest setting.
By:Susan L. , Homeowner (Boston, MA)
Modern, sleek, quiet, quick installation, buying another one
By:FARRAH G. , Homeowner (NJ)
This wonderful fan is very well-constructed with a long warranty. It runs quietly and moves air very effectively, with an excellent range of speeds for the fan. I bought it because of its low profile, making it a perfect choice for low ceiling applications. Its design is clean and simple. Installation instructions were good, and it was not too difficult to install.
I highly recommend this fan. I can think of no negatives for the fan , except that the fan costs a little more than other fans I considered before buying it. But it is also a much better fan, and I am glad to own it.
By:JEFFREY P. S. , Homeowner (Delta, BC, Canada)
This is a great looking High quality fan. Easy install reliable quiet and moves a lot of air. What more could you want?
By:Martin S Taylor. , Designer (Ellicoty city MD)
The installation instructions could have been clearer, make sure the foam insert is removed before attaching the blades. The wall control is not well designed,
1=high speed and 4=low speed is not logical in my world. Overlooking these quirks, I have a very good fan.
By:H Lam , Homeowner (Vancouver, Canada)
I'm very happy with this ceiling fan,the only one thing is with 3 blades you don't get as much air movement as you would with another fan with more blades. I would highly recommend this product.
After installation we noticed a loud clicking at each rotation. Called the manufacturer and they walked me through the process of pinpointing the problem, and sent out a replacement fan the same day. I love a company that will stand by its products!
By:Deb (Dallas, TX)
It's really difficult to find a simple yet modern ceiling fan. Most home improvement store ceiling fans are frumpy. Modern Ceiling Fan's are anything but frumpy. The Altus Hugger works great for our lower (~8 ft) ceilings. They work perfectly in a mid-century setting and the four fan speeds allow for a wide range of air flow.
By:Heidi K. , Homeowner (Salt Lake City)
Perfect ceiling fan for our exercise room. We placed two of them above our cardio equipment and they work and feel great.
By:Gary D. B. (Spartanburg, SC)
This is a nice fan. Hardy, quiet, and a good breeze! It looks good in a modern design. Worth the money.
By:Danby166 , Homeowner (The Woodlands, TX)
Love this fan. Plain and sleek, we did not get the separate switch but it still great on one speed.
By:C B. (Annapolis)
Great styling, exceptional performance
By:Michael F. , Homeowner (pismo beach,ca)
I purchased 4 ceiling hugger fans for a beach house that has only 8 foot ceilings. The fans look very chic, are quiet and also move a surprising amount of air. I am very pleased with the fans. Good value for the money.
By:Peggy B. , Homeowner (Maryland)
I got the fan without the light for my living room (8 ft ceiling).
The wooden blades that are painted silver, match well with the brushed aluminum body.
It took me 20 minutes to install from start to finish.
I kept the 3-way light switch I had. It has a little dimmer on it and it works fine with the fan.
It is smooth and balanced.
It is pretty quiet on high speed. Just a notch down in speed from there and the sound is cut in half, and at slow speed, there is barely a whisper. These results were from a dead quiet room.
It also has a reverse switch located high on the side of the body.
This fan makes the perfect statement in a room. It is made well, runs quiet, and looks awesome! It is well worth the money. YLighting was also great to deal with.
By:Kay B. , Homeowner (Florida)
...is a joy forever. The only drawback was that the directions had one assemble it in place (up high). Very bad idea. Tech support later told me I should have assembled it on the ground and then affixed it to the ceiling--too late! Having overcome that hurdle, it looks and performs great! With better directions I'd give it all 5 stars.
By:Doug B. , Homeowner
I finally got it installed and it looks fantastic. Its very quite when on "high". I'm planning on purchashing another one...
By:Joel D. , Homeowner (Jersey City)
This is the best fan I have ever bought. Very very quiet and really moves the air.
It really looks great in my Kitchen.
By:Ellen , Homeowner (MA.)
An excellent fan. Attractive, quiet, and easy to install EXCEPT for following.
A critical installation step was missing from the written instructions, which I only discovered after completing the install. Call the manufacturer first, give them the model number, and ask for any "missing" instruction steps.
By:Matt M. , Homeowner (Scottsdale, AZ)
This fan adds quiet beauty to my master bedroom. It is stylish and creates an energy efficient cooler on hot summer days. The hand held remote is effective, I only wish it had a reverse function built in. This fan is one of the best and at a very good price. Treat yourself.
By:Dr. SJ , Homeowner (silver spring, MD, USA)
We had this fan installed in a 15 x 12 bedroom with 8 foot ceilings. Because of the relatively low ceiling height, we were looking for a "hugger" fan, but one with enough clearance between the ceiling and the blades (at least 8 inches) to be effective at cooling the room. This one fit the bill. We ordered it with the 52 inch blades, although with some trepidation that the fan would overwhelm the room. It does not. We love the sleek, clean lines of the fan. It is quiet and efficient. The only caution would be that we had it installed by an electrician, and he had some difficulty with the installation, so would suggest unless the purchaser is very handy, to use an electrician for the installation. Also, there is a "rope" of foam inside the fan body that has to be removed for the fan to operate. This isn't mentioned in the installation instructions, and isn't readily apparent during installation.
By:Laurie , Homeowner (Denver)
Renovating kitchen and purchaced two of these fans. Liked the low profile of the design.
By:Brad B. , Homeowner
Best, Fan, Great design!!!
By:Harshit M. , Homeowner (NJ)
By:Rachael B. , Homeowner
This fan looks great and works great. The variable speeds is really helpful. I call the highest speed "hurricane". It can definitely move the air.
By:Rachael Brady , Homeowner (Durham, NC USA)
Looks great, smooth quite and hopefully trouble free. Easy to install with good directions.
By:Margaret , Homeowner (Jupiter, FL)
We purchased this fan as part of a kitchen remodel, with limited ceiling space between recessed lights and pendant lights. We wanted to avoid the strobe effect of fan blades passing in front of the recessed lights.
This fan was a perfect fit for a small space - and so far it seems to move the air pretty well. Nice, contemporary design fits in with our overall plan.
By:David S. , Homeowner (New Hampshire)
Just had the fan installed yesterday and am very happy with it. I needed something small and low-profile, so I went with the 36" hugger model. It looks great, moves an impressive amount of air, & is very quiet. As long as it continues to operate this way, I'll be very satisfied.
By:JK , Homeowner (Cincinnati, OH)
We just bought our second Altus Hugger Ceiling Fan. We installed one in our kitchen last year. It is hard to find ceiling fans that are stylish, take up a small amount of space and actually move air! We are in the process of renovating a library room on our second floor and when my husband asked me about including a ceiling fan, I knew which one would fit perfectly. So there you have it -- two Altus Hugger ceiling fans. Great product + great online service with free shipping = happy customer.
By:Danene S. , Homeowner (Lancaster, PA)
This is a great low profile, modern fan. Just what I was looking for simple and chic. This fan would look great in any and is also very quite.
By:Sandi , Homeowner (Salt Lake City, UT)
By:Jason P. , Homeowner (90024)
This is just one of several Modern Fan Company purchases that I have made over the years and I have never been disappointed. The fans are will packed with good instructions. Assembly and installation are basic. The fans run very quiet and the finish is top notch. Don't buy a cheap knock off!
By:Steven B. , Designer (Phoenix)
This company makes high quality modern fans and YLighting typically carries them a competitive price. No problems with their service or delivery.
By:R.D. , Homeowner (Malvern, PA)
Easy to install- Quiet, excellent design- fits well between beams as only 12" drop
The sleek design fits our home perfectly, and the smaller blade size works really well in the smaller rooms. We may get another one when we redo another room.
By:Flyerfoot , Homeowner (Los Angeles)
I love the fan-- and the shopping experience was great. You have a huge selection, great prices and it arrive quickly. Will definitely shop her from now on
By:Maggie R. , Homeowner
Just had it installed. Although it is described as a hugger fan suited for 8 foot ceilings, it still seems a bit too low for the ceiling. I could change the rating once I use it....
By:Liza , Homeowner (CA)
it is hard to buy items sight-unseen but this one was a great surprise. it is very sleek and trim and made a huge improvement in our room (over the last fan). the power is great too so it is form and function! just a note....there is a little switch to change the direction of the blade and we didn't realize that it shows until after we hung it. it would be better to take note of the it beforehand and make sure it is less visible. not a big deal though.
By:Lori R. , Homeowner (Fairfax, VA)
Excellent fan with stylish look. Quiet! Installation was somewhat challenging, but worth the effort. We are considering purchasing another
By:Binford , Renter (NC)
It was a bit challenging to install, but worth it. Great customer service! We are considering purchasing another.
By:Binford , Homeowner (NC)
Will most likely purchase more fans to replace existing ones since the sleek appearance of this fan adds modern touch to room.
By:Mariam C. , Homeowner (Davis, CA, USA)
This fan is simple, attractive, and functional. While described as "modern" in design, it actually blends in well with our southern home that has exposed stained wood and stucco. We chose it over "traditional" fans because they were large and conspicuous. This fan is almost invisible, and we love it.
By:KKR , Homeowner (Atlanta, GA)
Fan arrived without hassle within just a few days. Contrary to some other reviews, I found this fan very basic to setup and install. The fan itself is killer looking and definitely solidly built. It operates very well... and quietly. Basic fan control switch is good too, though for whatever reason level 1 is fastest speed up to level 4 which is slowest... just seems backward.
By:David P. , Homeowner (Lafayette)
We installed the Altus Hugger Ceiling Fan in 3 rooms and it looks more like a beautifully sculpted object, than a fan. It is very quiet and efficient as a fan. The lighting soft and quite sufficient for a medium-size room. The only problem was the installation. My husband is a real handy man, but this one made him sweat and loose his temper. It didn't get any better after the installation of the first one. I am still considering buying one more of these for the living room.
By:Maya , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
I really like the fan, it looks and works great! My only problem is that I didn't realize that you need a special wall switch, which I didn't order at the time. Now that I need to order it, the shipping in not free and it is very expensive.
By:Kayla C. , Homeowner (providence, ri)
Great fans! Very easy to assemble and install. Quiet rotation and excellent air movement. Only difficulty was attaching body of fan to as screws are too tight to the ceiling. This the 10th time we have recommended these fans and all clients are very pleased!
By:Lynn W. , Designer (Elora, ON, Canada)
This fan looks great and does everyting that we wanted . We are very satisfied.
By:Stephen L. (Nashville, TN)
Great fan. Almost ALL fans are so unbelievably UGLY. And almost all fans are so low for Mcmansions, I guess. This fan is close to the ceiling and is actually simple and clean in design. We love it!
By:Rebecca P. , Homeowner (Ann Arbor)
A very clean, well styled fan, excellent quality. Installation was simple enough- clear instructions. Item shipped promptly. If I need another fan in the future it will be from YLighting and it will be made by The Modern Fan Co.
By:Geoffrey S. , Homeowner (Vancouver)
Nice contemporary design that harkens to the past (Futuristic) as well as fitting in the present. Fits well in my Mid-Century Modern 1950s home. Fast service , easy installation, quiet.
By:John B. , Homeowner (Ann Arbor, MI)
The fan has an attractive design. Is comparatively light weight and works wonderfully. Given that it is whisper quiet, my wife and I intend to replace the one in the bedroom. One caveat, and the reason for not giving it 5 stars; the screw holes that mount the fan to the ceiling mount are very, very tight relative to the screw so they must be screwed in dead straight and with quite a bit of force. However, the screw holes are so close to the celing it is impossible to accomplish this task. I would recomended screwing a screw into each hole PRIOR to putting the mount on the ceiling. This will make it much easier when it must be done to mount the fan. You could also use an angled screw driver but I did not find this to be very efficient. Other than that, installation is a snap.
By:R. M. , Homeowner (Englewood, NJ)
The fan is beautifully made and very good looking product. I did not install this fan but I was there when my electrician did the installation. He had no problem installing it and kept commenting on how well it was made and how easy it went up. A very nice fan that works well and looks even more expensive than it is.
By:George , Homeowner (Beverly Shores, IN)
Easy to install, for a ceiling fan and appears exactly as picture and described on the internet.
By:David W B , Homeowner (New York City)
easy to install and appears exactly like the internet picture
By:David , Homeowner (NYC)
I love the modern styling of this fan. I used this fan in my own home and would highly recommend it to my Client's.
By:Felicia , Designer (Birmingham Michigan)
I love the styling of this fan and installed it in my own home. Great form and function. Would recommend this to my Client's as well.
By:Felicia , Designer (Birmingham Michigan)
The Altus Hugger is a work of art. Very modern and contemporary. A very clean design. It will enhance the look of any room. Cost effective and very efficient.
By:Urbaniza D. , Architect (Miami, Fl)
I have 8 foot ceilings and live in a cape so I was a bit hesitant about whether the fan would truly fit with the room and the decor. It works perfectly and adds just that bit of flash that I was looking for. It blends in quickly yet adds the perfect amount of air circulation for our small kitchen. I went with the 52 inch blades and it works very well. YLighting provided the needed level of customer service and delivered the product quickly.
By:L.S. , Homeowner (Stamford CT)
When calling YLighting I wasn't sure what I exactly wanted. The gentleman that helped me was great. He answered any questions I had and offered suggestions. Shipping was free and prompt. I called to order one fan and ordered a second. Not disappointed, great company to work with. The Altus Hugger Ceiling Fan is so unusual, I had shopped forever and couldn't find something unusual without having to spend a small fortune. This fan is just what I wanted.
By:Gabbs , Homeowner (Jackson, MI)
Just purchased house, will be replacing 30yr old bedroom fans with these- definite upgrade!
By:Ad C. , Homeowner (New York, NY, USA)
We specified several of these for a small residential project- the shorter length of the blades and ceiling-hugging design made this fan the best option- the aesthetic is clean and fits with a variety of architectural/interior styles and the fan functions well.
By:Jason Y. , Architect (Aliso Viejo)
We recently remodeled our master bed / bath. My husband insisted on a ceiling fan. I couldn't stomach having a fan in our gorgeous contemporary clean lined space. Thankfully I found Modern Fan Co. We used a white fan - it is beautiful and unobtrusive in the room. Moves a lot of air! Both my husband and I are happy. Will definitley come right back to the company and this website for any future fan purchases.
By:M.A. , Designer (Fort Lauderdale)
Love the clean lines and smaller diameter options. Three blades feel "lighter" than most other fans with four. Will continue to spec. Modern Fan Co. products, as they are most often the best solution for a contemporary fan look for a reasonable cost.
By:Kev W. , Architect (Virginia)
This fan is great for for contemporary/modern spaces where you do not have high ceilings. I was looking for something that was modern and was flush mount, and this fan works perfectly.
By:Mitchell C. , Homeowner (Dallas TX)
We purchased this at the request of a family member. We are thrilled with it. It is perfect for the smaller kitchen and provides so much cooling! We love it!
By:Rachael , Homeowner (MA)
I purchased two units for by sons' bedrooms. You should probably have an electrician install them. I had to call ylighting to have the remote control unit replaced on one of them, but they replaced it no questions asked. If you are unsure of ordering lighting over the web, don't worry, their ylighting customer support is knowledgeable, very helpful, and responsive. Also make sure you installer puts it in correctly so that it doesn't wobble. The product looks great, we put them in a loft bedroom that is about 10 feet by 10 feet and has an 8 foot ceiling and it's a perfect fit.
By:A.K. , Homeowner (Washington, DC)
I am a licensed lighting designer in NYC and SF and have been using modern fan company for over 12 years with no problems. They have great designs, excellent quality, fast delivery and a easy to read spec sheets with all the options to choice from, I highly recommend them for all your design projects.
By:Johno W. , Designer (NYC)