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Ball Hugger Ceiling Fan


Item #: MOD-BALL-HUGGER

Availability: Usually ships within 1-2 business days.

1. Fan Body:

2. Blade Span:

3. Blade Color:

4. Light Kit:

5. Fan Speed / Light Control:

Material(s): Aluminum, Plywood Laminate


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Design by Ron Rezek.
By The Modern Fan Company.

A new take on Modern Fan's classic Ball fan, this hugger configuration is great for use in low-ceiling environments. The teardrop shape makes a graceful transition from the fan to the ceiling, conveying a sense of fluidity and connectedness to the space while housing all the components required for exceeding the EPA's Energy Star guidelines for air movement efficiency (rating applies to fan only).

The Ball is made of die-cast aluminum and offered in either a gloss white or a hand brushed aluminum finish. The blades are a plywood laminate with a gloss white coating or metallic aluminum paint and are available with 42" or 52" blade span. The optional light kit provides ambient lighting in your choice of halogen or compact fluorescent lamping. Light kits will add 1" to overall height of the fan.

The motor is a high power silicon steel design with 16 poles. These motors are designed for long life and silent running, and are controlled by dual capacitors. The fan speed and the light can be operated by one of several control options. 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) = 5986.55
  • Watts at high speed = 72.4
  • Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 82.69

Click here for Modern Fan Company frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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

Material(s): Aluminum, Plywood Laminate

Dimensions:

  • Fan body: 8" Dia X 13" H
  • Ceiling canopy: 6" Dia
  • Optional light kit will add 1" to overall height

Lamp Type: HALOGEN, COMPACT FLUORESCENT, CFL

Bulbs:

  • 650: 1 X 75W G9 halogen lamp (included)
  • 651: 1 X 18W GU24 low profile self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamp (included)

Listing: UL, DAMP LOCATION

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 Company. Consciously cool.

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 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Fan for the Price! This is a solid heavy fan that runs extremely quiet. I had purchased a $300+ fan that was made of plasic and light weight. When I un pack the Modern Fan I was plesantly surprised at the quality. Actually I didn't even think they made things this well anymore. YLighting delivered what they promised. A friend of mine actally order a Modern Fan from a local store a few days before I ordered mine and I recieved mine a week sooner and for a few dollars less. I am getting ready to order another Modern Fan from Ylighting for my sunroom.
Date published: 2007-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Attaching the fan to the ceiling bracket was a bear! This is my second fan from Modern Fan Company and this one looks and operates just as well as the first one. Installing this one was quite frustrating however; these types of things usually come very easily to me. Aligning the fan to the bracket probably could have been much easier with very minor tweaks to the design. All of this is complicated by the fact that you are working flush with the ceiling and there is no good way to see when the fan is aligned properly. Probably best to have two adults installing - one to hold the weight of the fan and one to align it. Nonetheless, I was able to get 'er up there after an hour long battle and it looks great. Despite the hassle, I believe these are the best fans around and you can't beat the price from ylighting.
Date published: 2009-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pretty good solution i am not a big ceiling fan lover, but with the heat here and the cost of AC, it is necessary for every room in our house. i like this one. it looks good, works well, makes no sound other than the movement of air and has a nice variety of speeds. the detail on the blades could be better - the simple lines border on being cheap-looking. also, our electrician had a hard time getting it flush with the ceiling because the remote receiver took up so much space. all said, i will be buying more as the ones in other rooms need replacing.
Date published: 2011-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek, modern, and perfect for low ceilings found in many apartments and older homes. This is my second ball hugger fan purchase from Y lighting and I am very pleased with their customer service, attentiveness, and fast shipping. Both fans provide adequate lighting for the bedrooms in which they have been installed and the fans are soothing- they are quiet, but not silent. I chose the longer 52" blade span as it looks better architecturally and though I was afraid it might've looked too large in my 12x12 size nursery, it looks terrific! Overall, I am happy with purchase and with Y lighting.
Date published: 2012-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very hard to install We're stuck on the set screws in instruction panel 3 which are called canopy screws one place and set screws in another. We were able overcome this discrepancy with a little wiki help but the screws are nearly impossible to thread. One down, and two to go though it is not looking good. I'm guessing this is an important stability requirement so we're taking it seriously. I hope this message is as well. I'm sure the issue is poor threading but it is almost to the point where we're ready to return the fan.
Date published: 2008-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the best options available, good looking and functional I've been considering the Ball Hugger Ceiling fan for the past six months. I've probably explored every ceiling fan sold on the internet. In appearance, the ball hugger is not so modern that it doesn't fit with my mission style home. I like the functionality of the fan. It has three levels of air though you really need only the two levels...the highest level of circulation is a small tornado. Aside from the highest level of circulation, the fan is very quiet. The fan was very easy to assemble.
Date published: 2008-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great ceiling fan last time i had a ceiling fan it looked like it should be in some gross bowling alley so this was a huge upgrade. it is very sleek and simple. i upgraded to the halogen light and remote control and am very happy i did. it's very quiet unless you have it on the hi setting. the hi setting almost feels like a wind tunnel but we rarely put it on hi because the medium setting is plenty of air. we have it in our bedroom which has a standard ceiling so obviously the hugger was the right choice.
Date published: 2010-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sleek & Effective With so few choices on the market for non-faux-vintage looking fans, especially for a relatively compact space (we have 9' ceilings), the Ball Hugger fits the bill nicely. We bought one a few years ago and just now bought another. It may not move the most air around, and the lamp could be a bit brighter, but overall it's quite nice and looks good when you look at it at all, which is not that often, since the design is purposely modest. I a little bit can't believe its name, though. sb
Date published: 2009-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would not necessarily recommend it to someone else. It was a very difficult installation, costing almost as much as the fan itself...directions were difficult and obscure & it did not come equipped to have a fully dimmable light, and adjustable fan speed, which I had made a point of asking about. The contractor broke through walls and ceiling and finally arranged it all on the wall switch...the light is very dim and we are going to have to look for another bulb tomorrow; I like the looks of it but this whole thing was a real handful!
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Fan but Forget the CFL Light Kit The fan is really excellent. However, the compact fluorescent light kit comes with a surprise: it doesn't take standard, medium base CFL bulbs. Instead it uses only something called a GU-24 "Squat". The supplied bulb lasted less time than an ordinary incandescent. When I tried to replace it, I discovered that I couldn't buy it at any local hardware store, but had to order it online. The GU-24 base, it turns out, is a product of California busy-body regulators who wanted to force people to use CFLs, but figured that it had to have a new base, or some people would just keep on using incandescent. The result is an odd-ball size that no one uses anyway. On top of that, this light kit uses a "squat" version because the normal size won't fit into the glass globe, making this bulb doubly rare. So, buyer beware!!
Date published: 2012-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! I am sold on the modern fan company fans. I have two of them now and they are one of the best most solid purchases I have made. Well worth the asking price, you get what you pay for here. I replaced two ugly typical fans with these and I actually now turn on the fans. the air that is produced on low is absolutely perfect and the fan is totally quiet. They will move some air on high as well. I have one without the light kit and one with. I really like the look of the ball hugger without the light. The gloss white is awesome the finish is perfect. I don't love the light in the other one, it's OK, I needed the light and it does dim so you get a wide range of possible moods. All in all I give modern fan company 5 stars even the packaging is awesome. This is a company that puts a lot of thought and love into it's products.
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful fan, easy to install. If you've ever struggled with the classic conflict of having a (gasp) ceiling fan in a modern setting, your desires have been answered here. The hugger is perfect for 8'-0" ceilings and looks great in silver - it's not you grandmother's ceiling fan. The wall controls are a bit 80's, but you can always pre-wire with a three way to use a lutron or leviton product instead. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase and would order the same units again.
Date published: 2009-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Design and manufacturing I liked the clean, simple shape I saw in the pictures. I hoped the construction would match. It did. Installation was fast and it looks beautiful. The single piece, solid aluminum body is wonderful. I've been running it at high for 3 days straight and it's still silent and balanced. I got the silver-painted blades and they look great. However, if I could go back I might get the maple finish since I'm not a fan of silver-painted wood.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, slick-looking fan. Pros: Looks really nice with or without the lighting kit. It's rare to find a fan so versatile. The quality of the fan is high, all the parts feel solid. There's a small hook and wire to hang the fan from while connecting the wires, this is a nice touch. There's no wobble at all (granted this is the hugger version). Cons: The directions are a bit unclear but if you have installed a fan before, it should be fairly simple. The fan comes with four bags of screws. Each bag of screws corresponds to a separate step in the instructions. The bags are labelled with stickers that don't stay on (two of the stickers fell off). This caused a little confusion that could be solved if Modern Fan Co labeled their packaging better. Minor gripe though and the only reason I am not giving the fan 5 stars. Notes: Make sure to get the halogen light if you want to use a dimmer.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fan! We are very pleased with our purchase of a Ball Hugger Ceiling Fan. It runs smooth, quiet and is sleek in appearance. I would highly recommend this fan. It adds a classic yet contemporary look to a room. The picture on line does not do it justice, as the proportions and blades are much more interesting and beautiful in person. Simply a great choice for any room with a lower ceiling. The Halogen option gives plenty of good light.
Date published: 2012-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks even better in person than in photos. While I haven't installed the fan yet, I do want to say that it is prettier in person than in pictures. I bought the version with the light, and I was concerned that the light would throw off the fans proportions. I was pleasantly surprised that even with the light the fan looks great. Also, the fan included an aluminum "dome" in case I decide to remove the light, which was another nice surprise. So far I'm very pleased.
Date published: 2011-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ball hugger fan, just OK. This fan functions great and I like that its a flush mount, but not happy with the look and size of the flush mount portion of the fan as it takes away from the simple modern design compared with the Ball Ceiling Fan of which I had also purchased. If had to do again would have just gotten two Ball Ceiling Fans and used a very short down rod for the room that required a flush mount instead of opting for the Ball Hugger.
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This fan is a fine example of superior function coupled with great design. Because I'm a very practical person, I am drawn to objects that work hard and look good. This fan does just that. I have one in our home in NY and 3 in our home in Austin. I bought the 3 fans in Texas from them, they arrived promptly and in good condition. Even our contractor down there told us how beautiful they are and how easy they were to install. It's a good quality fan with a clean, simple design. It works!
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good looking fan, but... Installation did not go smoothly. One of the holes in the ceiling plate was flawed and made it difficult to thread a screw through it. I called the manufacturer and the not so friendly rep sent me a replacement that was way worse than the first. The entire ceiling plate was bent out of shape and scratched up as though it were a return from someone else. Now that the fan is up, it looks great and operates well.
Date published: 2012-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great and is very effective. Bought the Ball Hugger ceiling fan with halogen light fitting for my daughter's bedroom and she loves it. After much deliberation we went for the 52" in all aluminium. We were a bit worried that it might look too big but it is perfect. The 75w light doesn't give out enough light to work effectively as a single source of light in the room but I picked this up from previous comments so was prepared. When on the highest setting, the fan makes a slight noise but again I had picked this up from previous comments. The medium setting is more than sufficient. My only slightly negative comment is that the original bulb holder was faulty and we needed to contact customer services to request a replacement. We received it within a few days and it was easy to fit. So other than the few days my daughter was without an overhead light we are pleased with the purchase and the service we received.
Date published: 2010-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good looking and functional product This is my second Modern Fan product and based on my experience with the first unit (believe it or not I have had it for past 20 years between two homes now) I ordered a second one. Ball hugger is super quiet, well built and works well. I have the 52" wing span, all aluminum finish and installed in my bed room. Can't wait for spring and summer days, early afternoons and nights to put it to good use!
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very effective, quiet and inconspicuous We installed this fan in white on a white ceiling - we didn't want it to stand out, since the room is fairly small and the ceiling kind of low. It does exactly what we wanted it to do - it moves a lot of air despite the 42" size, runs quietly and hides itself. The wireless remote in the the standard switch box was easy to install and works perfectly. A great deal for the price - highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The ball hugger fan looks good, moves air quietly too. I was replacing an older fan so that made the install easier since the ceiling was all wired and ready to go. It still took me over an hour to get it right, but that's not bad for doing it alone and no prior experience. Once installed it looks great, very cool. The optional light does take away from the look though, I guess that's a compromise. I'm considering buying a second one for another room.
Date published: 2010-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Look, Tricky Install With Remote The Ball Hugger is great looking limited drop fan and has a fun name to share with friends. The CFL light kit is a cool white and not suited for a bedroom so we had to take the fan back down and reinstall with the dimmable halogen. Instillation of the remote version is a little tricky as the remote receiver barely fits in the housing and stuffing wires on top of that tries patience.
Date published: 2009-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The right fan. We looked high and low for ceiling fans that didn't look tacky, and these are the solution: simple lines, elegant design, substantive look without being intrusive. Unfortunately, our home redesign took a different turn and we can't use them and are returning them -- a sad day. But we're planning that next year's work in other parts of our home will incorporate them.
Date published: 2008-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slick looking fan Pros: The fan looks nice with or without a light kit and there is virtually no wobble. The parts feel solid when taking them out of the box and assembling. Cons: The 4 screw bags are labeled with stickers that peeled off easily. It's not too big of a deal if you have installed a ceiling fan before. Overall it's a great fan and I'm really happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a fantastic product! The ball hugger ceiling fan is both stylish and functional. The fan's motor is extremely quiet. I bought it with the light kit. The old fixture only had 2 way wiring, I was able to use the remote control kit and everything worked out fine. You need the halogen bulb for the dimmer to work. A bit difficult to put up but now that it's installed I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2010-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fan I'm very happy with this fan. It looks great, moves a lot of air, and is virtually silent. My only complaint is that the wall switch is not the best. I wish there was a simple "on/off" or dimmer switch for the light. Instead, it's a push-button. It's not that big a deal, but it's a little hard to hit that button in the dark. Still, I'm pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ball Hugger Fan is Fantastic. I now own two Ball Hugger fans as well as the Stratos fan. These fans are quiet, attractive, constructed well and appropriate for my 8 foot ceiling height. I would highly recommend these fans. For my application, I did have my contractor install them for me. Thank you YLighting for excellent customer service and insight into the right fan for my dwelling.
Date published: 2010-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fan with a funny name! I just added a third Ball Hugger with Halogen light kit, completing the replacements in our 3 bedrooms. The fans are beautiful, well-built and quiet - nothing but air whoosh at high speed, and only a minimal low hum at low speed, where we keep it the majority of the time. We run these with Lutron Maestro combo light/fan control wall switches.
Date published: 2013-04-29
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Ball Hugger Ceiling Fan is rated 4.4905 out of 5 by 210.
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Ball Hugger Ceiling Fan is rated 4.4905 out of 5 by 210.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Fan for the Price! This is a solid heavy fan that runs extremely quiet. I had purchased a $300+ fan that was made of plasic and light weight. When I un pack the Modern Fan I was plesantly surprised at the quality. Actually I didn't even think they made things this well anymore. YLighting delivered what they promised. A friend of mine actally order a Modern Fan from a local store a few days before I ordered mine and I recieved mine a week sooner and for a few dollars less. I am getting ready to order another Modern Fan from Ylighting for my sunroom.
Date published: 2007-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Attaching the fan to the ceiling bracket was a bear! This is my second fan from Modern Fan Company and this one looks and operates just as well as the first one. Installing this one was quite frustrating however; these types of things usually come very easily to me. Aligning the fan to the bracket probably could have been much easier with very minor tweaks to the design. All of this is complicated by the fact that you are working flush with the ceiling and there is no good way to see when the fan is aligned properly. Probably best to have two adults installing - one to hold the weight of the fan and one to align it. Nonetheless, I was able to get 'er up there after an hour long battle and it looks great. Despite the hassle, I believe these are the best fans around and you can't beat the price from ylighting.
Date published: 2009-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pretty good solution i am not a big ceiling fan lover, but with the heat here and the cost of AC, it is necessary for every room in our house. i like this one. it looks good, works well, makes no sound other than the movement of air and has a nice variety of speeds. the detail on the blades could be better - the simple lines border on being cheap-looking. also, our electrician had a hard time getting it flush with the ceiling because the remote receiver took up so much space. all said, i will be buying more as the ones in other rooms need replacing.
Date published: 2011-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sleek, modern, and perfect for low ceilings found in many apartments and older homes. This is my second ball hugger fan purchase from Y lighting and I am very pleased with their customer service, attentiveness, and fast shipping. Both fans provide adequate lighting for the bedrooms in which they have been installed and the fans are soothing- they are quiet, but not silent. I chose the longer 52" blade span as it looks better architecturally and though I was afraid it might've looked too large in my 12x12 size nursery, it looks terrific! Overall, I am happy with purchase and with Y lighting.
Date published: 2012-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very hard to install We're stuck on the set screws in instruction panel 3 which are called canopy screws one place and set screws in another. We were able overcome this discrepancy with a little wiki help but the screws are nearly impossible to thread. One down, and two to go though it is not looking good. I'm guessing this is an important stability requirement so we're taking it seriously. I hope this message is as well. I'm sure the issue is poor threading but it is almost to the point where we're ready to return the fan.
Date published: 2008-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One of the best options available, good looking and functional I've been considering the Ball Hugger Ceiling fan for the past six months. I've probably explored every ceiling fan sold on the internet. In appearance, the ball hugger is not so modern that it doesn't fit with my mission style home. I like the functionality of the fan. It has three levels of air though you really need only the two levels...the highest level of circulation is a small tornado. Aside from the highest level of circulation, the fan is very quiet. The fan was very easy to assemble.
Date published: 2008-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great ceiling fan last time i had a ceiling fan it looked like it should be in some gross bowling alley so this was a huge upgrade. it is very sleek and simple. i upgraded to the halogen light and remote control and am very happy i did. it's very quiet unless you have it on the hi setting. the hi setting almost feels like a wind tunnel but we rarely put it on hi because the medium setting is plenty of air. we have it in our bedroom which has a standard ceiling so obviously the hugger was the right choice.
Date published: 2010-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sleek & Effective With so few choices on the market for non-faux-vintage looking fans, especially for a relatively compact space (we have 9' ceilings), the Ball Hugger fits the bill nicely. We bought one a few years ago and just now bought another. It may not move the most air around, and the lamp could be a bit brighter, but overall it's quite nice and looks good when you look at it at all, which is not that often, since the design is purposely modest. I a little bit can't believe its name, though. sb
Date published: 2009-06-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would not necessarily recommend it to someone else. It was a very difficult installation, costing almost as much as the fan itself...directions were difficult and obscure & it did not come equipped to have a fully dimmable light, and adjustable fan speed, which I had made a point of asking about. The contractor broke through walls and ceiling and finally arranged it all on the wall switch...the light is very dim and we are going to have to look for another bulb tomorrow; I like the looks of it but this whole thing was a real handful!
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Fan but Forget the CFL Light Kit The fan is really excellent. However, the compact fluorescent light kit comes with a surprise: it doesn't take standard, medium base CFL bulbs. Instead it uses only something called a GU-24 "Squat". The supplied bulb lasted less time than an ordinary incandescent. When I tried to replace it, I discovered that I couldn't buy it at any local hardware store, but had to order it online. The GU-24 base, it turns out, is a product of California busy-body regulators who wanted to force people to use CFLs, but figured that it had to have a new base, or some people would just keep on using incandescent. The result is an odd-ball size that no one uses anyway. On top of that, this light kit uses a "squat" version because the normal size won't fit into the glass globe, making this bulb doubly rare. So, buyer beware!!
Date published: 2012-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product! I am sold on the modern fan company fans. I have two of them now and they are one of the best most solid purchases I have made. Well worth the asking price, you get what you pay for here. I replaced two ugly typical fans with these and I actually now turn on the fans. the air that is produced on low is absolutely perfect and the fan is totally quiet. They will move some air on high as well. I have one without the light kit and one with. I really like the look of the ball hugger without the light. The gloss white is awesome the finish is perfect. I don't love the light in the other one, it's OK, I needed the light and it does dim so you get a wide range of possible moods. All in all I give modern fan company 5 stars even the packaging is awesome. This is a company that puts a lot of thought and love into it's products.
Date published: 2013-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful fan, easy to install. If you've ever struggled with the classic conflict of having a (gasp) ceiling fan in a modern setting, your desires have been answered here. The hugger is perfect for 8'-0" ceilings and looks great in silver - it's not you grandmother's ceiling fan. The wall controls are a bit 80's, but you can always pre-wire with a three way to use a lutron or leviton product instead. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase and would order the same units again.
Date published: 2009-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Design and manufacturing I liked the clean, simple shape I saw in the pictures. I hoped the construction would match. It did. Installation was fast and it looks beautiful. The single piece, solid aluminum body is wonderful. I've been running it at high for 3 days straight and it's still silent and balanced. I got the silver-painted blades and they look great. However, if I could go back I might get the maple finish since I'm not a fan of silver-painted wood.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, slick-looking fan. Pros: Looks really nice with or without the lighting kit. It's rare to find a fan so versatile. The quality of the fan is high, all the parts feel solid. There's a small hook and wire to hang the fan from while connecting the wires, this is a nice touch. There's no wobble at all (granted this is the hugger version). Cons: The directions are a bit unclear but if you have installed a fan before, it should be fairly simple. The fan comes with four bags of screws. Each bag of screws corresponds to a separate step in the instructions. The bags are labelled with stickers that don't stay on (two of the stickers fell off). This caused a little confusion that could be solved if Modern Fan Co labeled their packaging better. Minor gripe though and the only reason I am not giving the fan 5 stars. Notes: Make sure to get the halogen light if you want to use a dimmer.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fan! We are very pleased with our purchase of a Ball Hugger Ceiling Fan. It runs smooth, quiet and is sleek in appearance. I would highly recommend this fan. It adds a classic yet contemporary look to a room. The picture on line does not do it justice, as the proportions and blades are much more interesting and beautiful in person. Simply a great choice for any room with a lower ceiling. The Halogen option gives plenty of good light.
Date published: 2012-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks even better in person than in photos. While I haven't installed the fan yet, I do want to say that it is prettier in person than in pictures. I bought the version with the light, and I was concerned that the light would throw off the fans proportions. I was pleasantly surprised that even with the light the fan looks great. Also, the fan included an aluminum "dome" in case I decide to remove the light, which was another nice surprise. So far I'm very pleased.
Date published: 2011-10-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ball hugger fan, just OK. This fan functions great and I like that its a flush mount, but not happy with the look and size of the flush mount portion of the fan as it takes away from the simple modern design compared with the Ball Ceiling Fan of which I had also purchased. If had to do again would have just gotten two Ball Ceiling Fans and used a very short down rod for the room that required a flush mount instead of opting for the Ball Hugger.
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This fan is a fine example of superior function coupled with great design. Because I'm a very practical person, I am drawn to objects that work hard and look good. This fan does just that. I have one in our home in NY and 3 in our home in Austin. I bought the 3 fans in Texas from them, they arrived promptly and in good condition. Even our contractor down there told us how beautiful they are and how easy they were to install. It's a good quality fan with a clean, simple design. It works!
Date published: 2011-10-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good looking fan, but... Installation did not go smoothly. One of the holes in the ceiling plate was flawed and made it difficult to thread a screw through it. I called the manufacturer and the not so friendly rep sent me a replacement that was way worse than the first. The entire ceiling plate was bent out of shape and scratched up as though it were a return from someone else. Now that the fan is up, it looks great and operates well.
Date published: 2012-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great and is very effective. Bought the Ball Hugger ceiling fan with halogen light fitting for my daughter's bedroom and she loves it. After much deliberation we went for the 52" in all aluminium. We were a bit worried that it might look too big but it is perfect. The 75w light doesn't give out enough light to work effectively as a single source of light in the room but I picked this up from previous comments so was prepared. When on the highest setting, the fan makes a slight noise but again I had picked this up from previous comments. The medium setting is more than sufficient. My only slightly negative comment is that the original bulb holder was faulty and we needed to contact customer services to request a replacement. We received it within a few days and it was easy to fit. So other than the few days my daughter was without an overhead light we are pleased with the purchase and the service we received.
Date published: 2010-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good looking and functional product This is my second Modern Fan product and based on my experience with the first unit (believe it or not I have had it for past 20 years between two homes now) I ordered a second one. Ball hugger is super quiet, well built and works well. I have the 52" wing span, all aluminum finish and installed in my bed room. Can't wait for spring and summer days, early afternoons and nights to put it to good use!
Date published: 2014-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very effective, quiet and inconspicuous We installed this fan in white on a white ceiling - we didn't want it to stand out, since the room is fairly small and the ceiling kind of low. It does exactly what we wanted it to do - it moves a lot of air despite the 42" size, runs quietly and hides itself. The wireless remote in the the standard switch box was easy to install and works perfectly. A great deal for the price - highly recommended.
Date published: 2009-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The ball hugger fan looks good, moves air quietly too. I was replacing an older fan so that made the install easier since the ceiling was all wired and ready to go. It still took me over an hour to get it right, but that's not bad for doing it alone and no prior experience. Once installed it looks great, very cool. The optional light does take away from the look though, I guess that's a compromise. I'm considering buying a second one for another room.
Date published: 2010-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Look, Tricky Install With Remote The Ball Hugger is great looking limited drop fan and has a fun name to share with friends. The CFL light kit is a cool white and not suited for a bedroom so we had to take the fan back down and reinstall with the dimmable halogen. Instillation of the remote version is a little tricky as the remote receiver barely fits in the housing and stuffing wires on top of that tries patience.
Date published: 2009-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The right fan. We looked high and low for ceiling fans that didn't look tacky, and these are the solution: simple lines, elegant design, substantive look without being intrusive. Unfortunately, our home redesign took a different turn and we can't use them and are returning them -- a sad day. But we're planning that next year's work in other parts of our home will incorporate them.
Date published: 2008-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slick looking fan Pros: The fan looks nice with or without a light kit and there is virtually no wobble. The parts feel solid when taking them out of the box and assembling. Cons: The 4 screw bags are labeled with stickers that peeled off easily. It's not too big of a deal if you have installed a ceiling fan before. Overall it's a great fan and I'm really happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a fantastic product! The ball hugger ceiling fan is both stylish and functional. The fan's motor is extremely quiet. I bought it with the light kit. The old fixture only had 2 way wiring, I was able to use the remote control kit and everything worked out fine. You need the halogen bulb for the dimmer to work. A bit difficult to put up but now that it's installed I am very satisfied.
Date published: 2010-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Fan I'm very happy with this fan. It looks great, moves a lot of air, and is virtually silent. My only complaint is that the wall switch is not the best. I wish there was a simple "on/off" or dimmer switch for the light. Instead, it's a push-button. It's not that big a deal, but it's a little hard to hit that button in the dark. Still, I'm pleased with my purchase.
Date published: 2011-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ball Hugger Fan is Fantastic. I now own two Ball Hugger fans as well as the Stratos fan. These fans are quiet, attractive, constructed well and appropriate for my 8 foot ceiling height. I would highly recommend these fans. For my application, I did have my contractor install them for me. Thank you YLighting for excellent customer service and insight into the right fan for my dwelling.
Date published: 2010-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fan with a funny name! I just added a third Ball Hugger with Halogen light kit, completing the replacements in our 3 bedrooms. The fans are beautiful, well-built and quiet - nothing but air whoosh at high speed, and only a minimal low hum at low speed, where we keep it the majority of the time. We run these with Lutron Maestro combo light/fan control wall switches.
Date published: 2013-04-29

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