Design by Ron Rezek.
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.
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
Lamp Type: HALOGEN, COMPACT FLUORESCENT, CFL
Listing: UL, DAMP LOCATION
Manufacturer Specifications: Click to download specifications.
Instructions: Click to download instructions.
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:
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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Ball Hugger Fan Looks Great
The Ball Hugger fan looks great. However, I ordered one in brushed aluminum and received a white one. To my surprise, I actually like the white and may decide to keep it.
By:Alison N. , Designer
It is a truly beautiful fixture, and I am not normally a fan of this category.
By:Allison Lee Z. (Brooklyn, NY U.S.A.)
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.
By:Ann , Homeowner (Atlanta, GA)
This ceiling fan pleases me every time I enter the room.
By:Ruth M. , Homeowner (Pinckard, Alabama)
This was our fouth purchase of a Resek fan for updating homes in PA and NM, all from YLighting. Installation was straightforward and operation is quiet and smooth. Fans look great in both contemporary and more traditional settings.
By:Gabriel , Homeowner (Albuquerque)
Exactly as ordered. Fast Shipping. No Complaints
By:keesmon , Homeowner (Brooklyn, NY)
i am verry happy with the product and your service
By:Mario R. , Homeowner (guaynabo, puerto rico, usa)
modern and chic
By:Anita F. , Homeowner (arizona)
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.
By:Serge L. , Homeowner (NY, NY)
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.
By:Candace , Homeowner (Pittsburgh, PA)
Everything is perfect except quite difficult to install due to very tight fit of receiver for remote control. If you don't use this type of remote, it would be perfect. It took me 4 hours to get it installed and I have installed lots of fans over the years.
By:Thomas F. , Homeowner (St. Louis, MO, USA)
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.
By:Christian F. , Homeowner (Buffalo NY)
Love my Ball Hugger!
This fan looks sleek, simple & clean. it's quieter than i imagined and gives a lot of cooling power. I love it! my package arrived as ordered by UPS. I bought the light for the fan but i like the look of the fan without the overhead lite.
By:marcella g. , Homeowner (chicago il)
Love the delivered product.
We're much happier than even expected. The installation was simple and the effectiveness of this product is excellent. Highly recommended.
By:Chris C. , Homeowner (Philadelphia, PA)
I bought 7 fans, the Cirrus is my favorite
I went for ceiling fans over air conditioning for many reasons, and my electrician recommended Moden Fans. I bought these models: Ball, Cirrus and Lapa and have the Cirrus installed with a light over my range (on an island in the kitchen). It looks great, works really well, and the light is a godsend. I have remote controls for 4 of the fans, which is mounted on the wall by the light switch, and I love them. The other 3 fans have wall switches. The fans all look well made, very modern, which fits my decor and they move the air extremely well. Who needs air conditioning anyway? These were much less expensive and they get the job done.
By:Julie B. , Homeowner (Victor, ID)
This fan seems very efficient and has a great modern look.
We opened the box but did not unpackage all the parts. The fan seems to be of high quality and the design is great. Unfortunately, with living in an 84 year old home with medium height ceilings, we were unable to install the fan and have to return it. We're opting to use floor fans instead. Despite this, we would recommend Y lighting to someone who is looking for a modern ceiling fan for the good product and efficient customer service. Hopefully Y lighting will have some light fixtures we can order for our home. We gave the fan four stars because we did not get a chance to see it operating since we did not install it.
By:Aman A. , Homeowner (Urbana, Illinois)
A silent fan!
My husband and I have been looking for the right fan for our bedroom for a while. We have highish ceilings for NYC and a room thats about 15 x 15. We went for the 52" with the wall/remote control. Choosing the power was a little confusing on the web site alone, but when I called and spoke to a sales rep, they knew exactly what we needed. We had to have this professionally installed because we wouldn't have been able to figure this out if we tried. Not because its so difficult, but because we just aren't that handy. It took a total of 3 hours for the professional electrician from unpacking it, putting it together and cleaning up when done.
By:Leslie B. , Renter (NYC)
Streamlined, quiet & powerful
Beautiful streamlined design. So refreshing compared to all those "Victorian" fans out there! Got the 42" blades. Be aware that the main part of the fixture containing the motor is the same size whether you get the 42" blades or the 52" size. The fixture really looks better proportionally with the 52" blades, which I believe is the size shown in pictures. This fan cools my 15'x12' room extremely well. The "High" setting is actually produces too strong a wind for me! I got the remote control, and it works well, too. The fan "responds" to the remote quickly and smoothly. I find this fan to be very quiet. FYI...The fan's "Summer/Winter switch" which changes the direction of the blade rotation, is located inside the round part of the unit, so you must unscrew the unit in order to access the switch. It is not located externally like on some fans. This must have been a design choice to keep the fan as "clean" and streamlined-looking as possible. Overall, it's well-worth the price.
By:S , Homeowner (Seattle, WA)
works well and looks great. I use it with a light and though it is not the most powerful it is adequate for a smaller bedroom.
By:KIM , Homeowner (USA)
Not even installed and beautiful
Product came in very fast and even before promised. Beautiful solid construction and will be the perfect fit for my small bedroom.
By:Erik B. , Homeowner (Dallas, TX)
great style, great functionality
this is my 5th Ball ceiling fan. each of them looks stylish and provides excellent air circulation.
By:Peggy B. , Homeowner (Maryland)
Ball Hugger Fan is Great!
I love the ball hugger fans! We installed three ball hugger fans in our finished basement. The fans look marvelous -- they are sleek and modern and VERY quiet.
Great looking 3 blade fan with dimming halogen light
By:Jonathan M. , Homeowner (Great Neck, NY)
to the point.
We have put this fan to good use while we awaited the mechanical system in our new home to be completed. A great fan with good straight forward design and construction.
By:John S. , Architect (Salt Lake)
Quiet fan with clean modern design.
We bought two 42" fans with halogen lights in white and aluminum finishes. The fan operation is very quiet. The light quality is not the best; it's very white and creates glare without creating much illumination for the room. I also wish it were round to compete the "ball" shape, instead of like a bullet tip. We ended up buying additional 52" blades for the aluminum fan because the proportion seemed really off with the shorter blades. It was not so noticeable on the white fan in a white room so we left that one with the 42" blades. All-in-all, we are happy with our purchase.
By:Jeanne D. , Architect (Los Angeles, CA)
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.
By:Kenji , Architect (NYC)
Love the Ball Hugger fan!
This fan is sleek, modern, simple, and the light provides an excellent source of light. The only downside is that I found out that the proce of the fan was reduced by $60 only 2 weeks after we recived our fan. Otherwise, we are pleased with the product.
By:Eva K. , Homeowner (Palo Alto, CA)
I love the simplicity of this fan and that it had a light too was great.
It is perfect for the kids bedroom that I bought it for. Modern, sleek and simple.
By:Tracy E. , Designer (Santa Monica, CA)
perfect baby fan
the design was beautiful for our baby's room. Easy to install and use.
It is a great solution to what is often an eyesore.
This ceiling fan is a perfect marriage of function and design. It is well made and reasonably priced. I am very happy with the product.
By:Kristen W. , Designer (Buffalo, NY USA)
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.
By:edgarcb3 , Homeowner (Arlington, VA)
the modern fan company does great stuff...
i've installed the cirrus in my home, a cirrus in my parents home and now the ballhugger for a client. its very sharp looking (in white).
By:Ryan S. , Architect (Minneapolis, MN)
We purchased two of these fans to replace two older fans and they were perfect.
Installation was easy with clear instructions and no missing parts. The fans have very clean lines and and are extremely quiet. We would highly recommend this product. Also the ordering process was very efficient.
By:pamela , Homeowner (colorado)
Love this fan.
Love the looks of the fan. It installed easily and works perfectly. I would highly recommend it - it's my second Modern Fan.
By:Alexis S. , Homeowner (Kendall park NJ)
Easy to install, great to look at!
I just installed the all Hugger in our master bedroom and love it. By far the easiest fan installation I have done, and I have done quite a few. The fan looks great and is so quiet at all the settings.
By:jose H. , Homeowner (Minneapolis, MN)
Beautiful and silent
Purchased the Ball Hugger and couldn't be happier. A little bit of a challenge to install, some of the screws are too small and easily stripped, but after it's up, it's great. Runs quietly and moves a lot of air. All of that and beautiful as well.
By:Jscolas1 , Homeowner (portland, or)
Form and function, beautiful and quiet. But it is a challenge to install so hire a professional unless you are knowlegeable.
By:Lynn , Homeowner (Pennsylvania)
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.
By:steev , Homeowner (new york city)
When the designers selected the Ball Hugger fan for my office remodel, I wasn't sure. Now that I have installed it (which was really easy with 2 sets of hands), I love it. Distributes a lot of air very quietly.
By:Metamarshall , Homeowner (Jacksonville, FL)
This fan looks perfect in our great room. We have looked in numerous stores for a fan like this without any success. The clean lines give it an updated look without being too contemporary which makes it very versatile with many different home styles.
By:Todd , Homeowner (MA)
...and it looks good, too!
my fan arrived promptly and was packaged securely, no damage. installation was simple and all the hardware fit. this is a solid, functional and well-made fan...
By:Mark , Homeowner (Albany, NY)
We have and old house and wre redoing the kitchen ,,, more modern and needed a new ceiling fan ... the Ball Hugger Ceiling Fan looks great and works like a breeze. It was shipped fast and arrived in great condition.
By:Tim Hansen. (Mass.)
Best Option for Our Needs
We have looked far and wide for a fan that met our aesthetic needs, along with the height restrictions our ceiling creates. The ball hugger (amazing name) really appeared to be and is the fan for us. We did the 42 inch blades and I think we could have gotten by with the 52 - my husband felt the room was too small. The 42 does really move the air though and looks just fine with the base (I saw other people who mentioned the fan look odd with the smaller blades and I do not agree). We are very happy with the product and the service - looks very high-end and came timely and no damage. Best deal I could find on this fan, too.
By:heather s. (phoenix, az)
nice simple fan, awful wall control
i was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this fan. it is almost silent at max setting, but blows plenty of air around to cool us here in the new york city summer. i have installed 4 of these in the house now. they're just nice and simple, and with the white, blends into the background completely. this is what good utilitarian design should be. however...
By:mr b , Homeowner (new york)
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.
By:AK , Homeowner (LA, CA)
Have only had it 4 days, but am pleased with the aesthetics and operation, which is very quiet.
We went with the halogen (non-fluorescent) light and, as others have noted, it is very dim. Prompt delivery on the day promised.
By:Pat , Homeowner (New York)
Great addition to Mid-Century Modern
The installation definitely requires two people. Very good design for low ceilings; ours is 8'. Impressed with clean, efficient design. Y Lighting delivery very quick. Highly recommend this fan.
By:mph , Homeowner (Riverside, CA, USA)
Exceeded our expectations!
Assembly was a breeze with this fan and the installation was the easiest I have ever performed. The look far surpasses any other brand of ceiling fan for a modern / post-modern architectural aesthetic. A+ Modern Fan Company!!!!
By:Warren C. , Homeowner (Nashville, TN)
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.
By:Michael , Homeowner (Minneapolis)
The Ball Hugger ceiling fan is a classy addition to any room.
I recenlty installed the Ball Hugger ceiling fan in one of our bedrooms. The installation was a piece of cake. This Fan is well balanced and performs at low and high speed very quietly. It is made with high quality materials and parts and looks very sharp. It was worth the cost and effort to install.
By:Dean J. , Homeowner (Washingtion State)
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.
By:Chris , Homeowner (Winthrop MA)
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.
By:Matt V. , Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
the best fan
we have multiple modern fans throughout our house in the aluminum ball hugger style -- they're the best! keep the air moving, easy to clean, easy to install, easy to operate. some of our work on a remote, others through a dimmer switch on the wall. all of them are great!
By:Betsy , Homeowner (minneapolis)
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.
By:Kath L. , Homeowner (Ohio)
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.
By:Loretta , Homeowner (Tarrytown, New York)
Super cute, works as promised.
We got the 42" gloss white Ball Hugger for my sons' bedroom. It looks really great: the 42" is nice, proportionally, for their small room, and the smaller blade size makes for cuter proportions in terms of the fan's overall look (good for a youth room). I don't know if it's a function of the fan's motor, or just because it's such a small space (the room is about 10x12'), but it creates some really strong wind!! We got the compact fluorescent bulb to save energy. Not terribly bright but passable as the main light source in the small room.
By:April W. , Homeowner (Virginia)
Excellent, high-quality fan
I got tired of my old vibrating ceiling fan and looked at what was available. Liked the way the Ball Hugger looked and was intrigued by the wall mounted remote. It came as quickly as advertised, was easy to install, and the wall switch is awesome. Doesn't vibrate at all and looks wonderful. Will but another one.
By:TP (Chapel Hill North Carolin)
Funny name, great products
We love this fan and wonder how we did without it. Quiet well balanced easy to install by one person thanks to the support cable. We will definitely be buying another one of these within the year for our other room. We bought the two wire control and installation was straight forward. My only gripe about it was that the threading on the mounting plate attached to the ceiling wasn't so good. That coupled with the angle the screwdriver had to turn the screw at you are liable to strip the screw before it goes in all the way. My light kit was also missing three screws to the bezel the glass twists into.
By:Andrew , Homeowner (Sactown)
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.
By:Donald S. , Homeowner (Costa Mesa, CA)
Exceptional well made
By:Mike C. , Homeowner (Potomac md)
These fans are a great choice for those looking for understated style and classic simplicity. I would recommend the 52" blade length for most applications as the 42" is quite small even in small rooms.
By:Faye , Architect
I like it.
It's a great looking fan, quiet, and easy to operate. I didn't get the remote but it comes with the wall switch that has the fan and light buttons. I like the way it looks.
By:Garine G. (Reseda, CA)
great modern sleek design
smooth operation, works great, really appreciate the fast shipping time.
By:Julie G. (Tucson, AZ)
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.
By:J. S. , Homeowner (Los Angeles, CA)
Sleek stylish fan for a modern home
I purchased the 52" Ball Hugger fan for our newly added 3 season porch.
By:Phyllis W. , Homeowner (Madison, WI)
love this fan!
this is a great fan. very quiet even on the highest setting, elegant, and easy to install. highly recommended.
By:Kate , Homeowner (nyc, ny)
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.
By:John M. , Homeowner (Austin, TX)
Great, slick-looking fan.
By:Tom W. , Homeowner (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
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.
By:Tom W. (Minneapolis Minnesota)
This is a great fan. The many different control options available help suit our needs. Great low-profile housing works with lower 8-foot ceilings and looks cool too. I recommend the halogen lamping option as well. It produces a great quality of light that illuminates all colors in the room.
By:Barry B. , Homeowner (New Orleans, La)
Perfect fit for both of our teenage kids rooms (8' ceilings)
Works well with a very low profile
By:Winston R. , Homeowner (Chicago, IL)
Really fits in a modern environment!
This is a great fan! Looks nice and sleek, no unnecessary decorative elements and pretty quiet.
By:Herndon D. , Designer (Bloomington, Indiana)
We are very pleased with this ceiling fan.
Six years ago we moved from a large Victorian house in which I had installed several ceiling fans, to an apartment and a cooperative retirement community. Our apartment has very good air conditioning and soÃ¢Â€Â“so heating, and we decided that we might improve the situation with a good ceiling fan. We wanted something close to the ceiling, unobtrusive, and quiet.
By:Bert P. , Homeowner (Sleepy Hollow, New York)
I haven't installed this one yet, but I have the same fan, in the non-hugger variety and I like it. I'm complimented on the disign frequently, it's quiet and it gets the air moving.
By:Heather H. (Seattle, WA)
The fan works great
By:Marc P. , Homeowner
Looks great, easy install
The fan looks even better in person than pictures. Installation was super easy. Can't imagine a better fan for sleek, modern rooms.
By:Timothy T. , Homeowner (Reston, VA)
Love this fan!
Bought this fan for my daughter's room in white. Love the light, control plate is great and it really moves a lot of air.
By:Pamela T. , Homeowner (Southern California)
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.
By:Janice D. , Homeowner (st. Louis, MO)
It is a fabulous fan.
It is sleek and smart.
By:Jen L. , Designer (Mount pleasant)
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!
By:Victoria L. , Designer (Scarsdale, NY USA)
Quality does not match the price
Looks great. However, the blades are cheap. They are slightly warped and it's very noticeable at the highest speed. At this price the fan should come with good metal blades instead of the mdf crap.
By:ModFan , Homeowner (CA)
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.
By:E.M. , Homeowner (Denver, CO)
I like my fans like I like my jeans, I'm so glad I chose this fan. I chose it over the likes of other models.
By:M. D. , Homeowner (Atlanta, Georgia)
Awesomest fan ever!!!!
The ball hugger really got a hold of me, and my partner Jim. We are in the architecture business for home designs, and truly found the piece gravitating. Looks beautiful in person, the cut sheet doesn't do it justice!
By:Dustin H. , Homeowner (Loganville Ga)
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!!
By:Archie N. , Homeowner (Washington DC)
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.
By:V.S. , Homeowner (Durham, North Carolina)
Great design, quality product.
Have purchased other Modern Fan products and have not been disappointed. Design is unlike anything else on the market...clean and contemporary. Price is higher, but quality is better than most other fans sold. Ball Hugger style has a clean sleek look. Very happy with this fan...plan to buy more for rest of the rooms in the house.
By:S.M. , Homeowner (New Jersey)
Satisfied with slight reservation.
Overall we're quite happy with the quality, fit and mechanics of this fan. Our one qualm with it is that the light does not dim; our fault for not reading the specs in full and making an assumption...but would still be nice. The fan is wonderfully quiet and moves a great deal of air.
By:J.A. , Homeowner (Charlotte, NC, USA)
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.
By:Anne , Homeowner (Atlanta, GA)
Best Fan with Light EVER!
Outstanding product. Elegant, quiet, and dimmable with easy to use one touch button. Best of all, it remembers the last used light level and returns to it automatically next time light is turned on - the two wire fan and light control is well worth the extra $40 if you get the version with the light.
By:MrsChicagoLouisville , Homeowner (Chicago/Louisville)
Resisting a ceiling fan because they are ugly? Buy this and enjoy!
Beautifully designed and well constructed this fan is quiet and a work horse...we use it winter and summer (just change the direction) to make our house comfortable.
By:RezekFan , Homeowner (California)
Usually not a big fan of ceiling fans, however, the ball hugger is sleek, clean, and blends right into the ceiling. The perfect fan for the look we were going for. Thank you.
By:Trish D. , Designer (Ridgewood, New Jersey)
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
By:James H. , Homeowner (Bronx, New York)
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.
By:Jessie T. , Homeowner (Washington DC)
I purchased this fan for a renovation. It was installed by my contractor. I love it's clean modern appearance. Works well with no issues so far.
By:Julie Y. , Homeowner (Rochester, NY)
Installed this fan with the light kit in our living room. Looks great, gives good light, and the fan is very quiet even when it's on the highest setting.
I got 3 of these fans. 2 with the light kit and 1 without. The fan is quiet and looks great.
By:Sarah B. , Homeowner (Maryland)
Love this modern and hip fan!
Great looks and reversible options for the direction of the blades for both warm and cool weather. Easy to install and shipping was fast and easy! I have this fan also in the brushed silver and it makes the room. You will be very happy with this fan!
By:Jesse M. , Homeowner (San Diego)
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.
By:Crawdaddy , Homeowner (Fort Myers, FL)
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.
By:Ryan S. , Homeowner (Paradise, CA)
Q: Can multiple fans be operated from one remote control?
A: For the Modern Fans- as long the fans are fan only and do not include light kits, multiple fans can be operated from one remote. Additional receivers will need to be ordered for each additional fan.
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