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Price: $280.00

Altus Hugger Ceiling Fan


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4. Light Kit:

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Design by Ron Rezek.
By The Modern Fan Company.

At merely twelve inches in length, the Altus Hugger is a beautifully sculpted design intended for low-ceiling applications. Positioning the blades at the bottom of the fan, furthest from the ceiling, allows for maximum airflow from a hugger fan. Available with either a brushed aluminum or gloss white finish and with a blade span of 36", 42" or 52".

Optional light kit is available in both halogen (large or small glass) or fluorescent versions. Note: Any control ordered with a fan that has been configured with an energy-saving CFL will be supplied in a non-dimming version.

  • Airflow measured in cubic feet per minute at high speed (CFM) = 6215.42
  • Watts at high speed = 71.5
  • Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 86.93

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Notes: Express shipping is available on this item. In most cases, orders received before 12:00 PM Pacific time will ship the same day.


  • Fan body: 8.5" Dia X 12" H
  • Ceiling canopy: 6" Dia
  • 250/251 Light kits will add 5" to overall height of the fan. 270 light kit will add 2.5" to overall height of the fan.



  • 250/270: 1 X 75W 120V G9 halogen lamp (included)
  • 251: 1 X 26W GU24 self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamp (included)


Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.

Instructions: Click to download instructions.

Ron Rezek

Ron Rezek designed the world's first contemporary-styled ceiling fan, the Stratos, in 1986. But his list of accomplishments in the design world is long and varied, from lifeguard equipment to contemporary lighting. In 1997, Ron started The Modern Fan Co. in Ashland, Oregon, which produces and sells only contemporary ceiling fans.

His ceiling fans have been widely used in hotels, restaurants, retail and institutional applications, and all types of residential projects.

Ron Rezek's Philosophy:
"I don't think contemporary means a stark white room. I think it means a tasteful alignment of important elements. There are some designers who copy the Modernists who have come before. But I think 'contemporary' is the pursuit of the new." "People assume that all contemporary fixtures are more functional than traditional ones. That is because contemporary fixtures are easier to clean and they seem to be more utilitarian based on their appearance. And because of their simplicity and lack of ornamentation, they also have an alliance with the industrial look. But all of this doesn't necessarily translate into function. The Modern Fan Co.'s fans are designed to be functional and energy efficient. This is part of being contemporary and pushing the edge. Energy efficiency is the wave of the future."

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Modern Fan Company

Modern Fan represents a new age in ceiling fans — the marrying of efficient function with contemporary design. Designed by Ron Rezek, the Modern Fan Company's models celebrate the modern idiom through mechanical simplification, geometric forms and contemporary finishes. The unique ceiling fan styles of Modern Fan represent a new age in ceiling fans — the marrying of efficient function with contemporary design (you won't find any wicker or flowery fans here!).

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great design, well-made. 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.
Date published: 2009-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Paint bubble Had the Altus installed as part of kitchen Reno 18 months ago in July 2013. Was very satisfied with looks and performance. Yesterday, however, we noticed that a small section of metallic paint (2") on one of the 3 blades is forming a bubble. I was very disappointed.. I think this paint bubble may come off. Though in the kitchen we have central AC and temps do not rise above 80. The fan is at least 8 ft. from stove. So, I am forced to conclude a faulty paint application is the culprit. I will talk to Y Lighting about this to see what can be done. Inspire of the paint issue, the fan completes the look of my kitchen and works well, so I would recommend with reservations.
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A sleek and elegant contemporary ceiling fan 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.
Date published: 2009-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good fan 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.
Date published: 2008-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty cool. Worth the money. 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.
Date published: 2010-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fan I ever owned 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.
Date published: 2009-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks and works great! 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.
Date published: 2012-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly What We Wanted! 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!
Date published: 2008-07-12
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