great style and functionality, it's worth the extra money on an accessory like this, given you will be looking at it every day!
By:William C. , Homeowner (Healdsburg, CA, USA)
We have been looking for contemporary fan. It was impossible to find something we like in stores. Finaly we got what we need. Just finished remodeling in our family room. This ceiling fan is very well made. It goes well with our new fireplace which is dark grey tile and black contemporary insert.
Very pleased with the new fan.
By:Michael B. , Homeowner (West Chester OH USA)
theres not much choice of this type of product on the market, this ceiling fan works perfect for low ceilings. it is very contemporay, very unique and also very efficent. the design is great, certainly makes an impact in any space.
By:Jay W. , Designer (bronx, new york)
I am very disappointed that the light kit is cheap white plastic, and because it is designed for just this fan it is impossible to find a replacement. The rest of the fan is very well made, so I was surprised when I opened the box. At the price of this fan it should not be plastic.
By:Joyce , Homeowner (Cleveland, OH)
Installation was relatively easy although it would have been easier with a third hand.
Light output is very good, better than expected. A dimmable ballast would make it much nicer.
This is a very attractive contemporary look. The remote is simple and effective.
The hugger is very compact and unobtrusive. The remote is simple and effective.
I definitely recommend this product, in fact, I'm buying another one.
By:Bud , Homeowner (Kensington, MD)
Items purchased arrived promptly. All items totally functional. I've purchased items modern fans previously from Ylighting.
By:Laure , Homeowner (Rhode Island)
I would actually give it a rating of 4.5. We are very happy with the fan. We have purchased two in the last year. We like that it has an Energy Star rating and a modern look. Installation was a little challenging, but my husband did it by himself. The wiring, even with the remote, was straightforward--it's just heavy. We will likely purchase one more Modern Fan in the next year.
By:Chrisi , Homeowner (Orange, CA)
Modern Fan, makes by far the best fans, they really move air, are sleek and this one in particular really hugs the ceiling, quite amazing as it has an integral light fixture. My only complaint is that it only comes with fluorescent lamping, I know I know, because of their energy efficiency I guess we will all need to get used to their light quality sooner or later, yet as the first important fixture in my house to use fluorescent, I can't help but mourn the end of warm incandescent & halogen sources.
By:thomas m. , Architect (Boston MA)
I am really pleased with this fan and light. It looks really great and contemporary. My contractor had no problem putting it up. Y lighting and Modern Fan constumer service were also very helpful and knowledgable. Thumbs up to them.
I would for sure recommed this. I now have 5 modern fans in my home.
By:lighting , Homeowner (Long Island NY)
This lamp is just what we were looking for--simple, elegant and effective.
By:Eve S. , Homeowner (New York City)
The light/fan was straightforward to assemble but the remote didn't work. The manufacturer replaced it at no charge very quickly. The inner transformer then had to be reset also. But that was quick and the 2nd remote works great.
It has a sleek, contemporary look, it is great for my space (a little shorter fan length than many standard ceiling fans) and I love it that it is energy efficient.
By:charal k. , Homeowner (naperville, IL USA)
We were very happy to finally find a nice looking fan with a bright light that didn't hang too low. But we were very diappointed after installation to notice the effect the fan blades had on the light in the room. Because the light is above the blades, when the fan is on, it causes the light in the room to flicker. The blinking isn't terrible, but not what we wanted for our living room. So sadly we are back to looking for another fan with a bright light.
By:Dan , Homeowner (Long Island NY)
the blades below the light creates a flickering effect in the room. Not exactly the way we wanted the room to be when the fan is on.
By:Marti , Designer (NY NY)
I would recommend this fan / light comb to my clients.
By:Barbara , Designer (northbrook)
The fixture is close enough to ceiling to e functional in a room with an 8' ceiling. The light is conveniently dimmable and the remote feature works extremely well for fan speed, dimming and on / off funtioning. It has a minimalist look AND is attracctive and funtional.
By:sabrina g. , Designer (Port Jefferson, N.Y. U.S.A.)
I was looking for a fan light for over my kitchen table. I wanted a fluorescent light for energy savings. Although there are hundreds of fan lights on the market by specifying the type of lighting that I wanted the selection availability became very small. This fan light struck me immediately as not being a run of the mill light. The design is unique and causes it to stand out but yet it is not ostentatious. It suited me to a T. Now that I have it installed and am using it, I am so very pleased with my selection. Do not bother to send any $25 gift certificate. I will probably never buy another light in my lifetime.
By:Richard F. , Homeowner (Bloomsburg, PA)
I was very pleased with the selection online and I am very happy with my purchase.
By:Adam R. , Homeowner (Hyattsville, MD)
The subtle contemporary look complements my colonial style house. The installation was more difficult than implied by the directions. Customer support was excellent. Sent us a replacement fluorescent tube after we reported that the original one was broken during shipment.
By:Michelle , Homeowner (Flat Rock, MI)
We're remodelling our large, suburban 1979 ranch. We have tried to be as energy efficient as possible,, using bamboo and ceramics on the floors and low VoC paints throughout. Another feature has been these Aurora fluorescent ceiling fans. So far we have installed 6 and we're very pleased. They are pretty w/o being overpowering, quiet, move a lot of air, throw enough light for even over-sized rooms while using very little electricity. We highly recommend them & look forward to the next 6 we'll order.
By:Phillip S. , Homeowner
I am so happy to replace my traditional celiling fan with this beautiful design. It adds so much to to a plain box bedroom.
By:Nancy P. , Homeowner (Balitmore, MD)
The fan is nicely designed, with a modern, streamlined look. The wall control has 3 fan settings and an on/off switch for the light. It looks perfect in a small room with a low ceiling; functional, modern and sleek.
By:AR , Homeowner (Arlington VA)
The Aurora Hugger ceiling fan by the Modern Fan Company has a mixture of both positive and negative qualities:
On the plus side, it provides both a tasteful combination fan and light for rooms with low ceilings - not something always easy to find.
On the minus side, the unit hangs lower than many other Modern Fan products because the light is located above, rather than below, the fan blades. As a result, the fan blades hang lower than you might desire.
In addition, color quality of the light coming from the enclosed circular florescent tube is blue-ish. Better quality tubes may be available.
Also, the majority of the light from the unit is cast on the ceiling. When combined with the moving shadows cast by the fan blades, it can make for a very disturbing environment.
Finally, the only way to get to the circular florescent tube when replacement is necessary seems to be to remove all the fan blades together with their rotating mounting bracket and the plastic lamp shade. For those not mechanically inclined, I imagine it would be challenging. The fragile lamp shade is attached with three short and tiny screws making it difficult to install to the main unit. I'm not sure how well the shade would make it though repeated bulb changes.
I ended up returning the unit that I purchased because of the unresolved design problems with the light and also because my wife didn't like it.
We have had good luck, however, with other Modern Fan products, namely the Ball fan, which is also available in the "hugger" version.
By:Mark B. , Architect (Denver, Colorado, USA)
Given what I paid for the fan I was pretty surprised to discover that the light cover is plastic. I haven't installed it yet so can't comment on how well it works but the blade pitch, etc. indicates it will be fine.
By:Norma , Homeowner (Portland, Oregon)
You get what you pay for and this fan is worth well worth it. It is both beautiful and well made. My favorite feature is the reflected light that fills the room unlike most ceiling fans.
By:Deborah , Homeowner (Pennsylvania)
I have installed a total of three of the Aurora Hugger fans in my house now. They all perform as expected and look nice. The only problem I have is that the one in my bedroom hums a bit. I'm used to it now, but it kept me up for a few nights.
By:RZ , Homeowner (Fayetteville, AR)
The fan installed easily and the remote wall switch works just as I had hoped. It saved a lot of time during the install and looks sharp too.
By:RZ , Homeowner (Fayetteville, AR)
This fan is a great update to an older home. The fan is attractive and the light itself is fabulous. Usually on light fan kits, the light is weak at best. This is bright, clean and white. We all really like it!
By:Elizabeth S. , Homeowner (Tampa Florida)
This is a great ceiling fan to use in bedrooms provides plenty of light and looks great.
great looks. moves air well. non dim able
By:Gale L. , Designer (ellicottville ny USA )
I bought 3 very nice Altus fans (without the hideous light option) and I needed a fan with a light which is a close match for a bedroom. Hence, the Aurora Hugger with the remote control option.
It arrived well packed and was generally easy to fit although it was quite heavy and awkward to screw on to the ceiling bracket.
I have another Aurora in the office and we had a problem with the remote operating both fans in the 2 rooms - a change to the code in the back of one of remote controls sorted this out - no need to remove the fan from the ceiling or anything like that.
Overall I very pleased with the fan. Yes, the light is above the blades but I don't get any problems with flickering and of course in NYC the fan is only used 4-5 months a year whereas the light will be used all year round.
By:Scott S. , Homeowner (Manhattan, NY)