Love the way this fan looks, but if I had to do it over again I'd find a Casablanca fan that looks similar. The product design and usability are the worst I've seen in a light. The remote control has only one button for the light. That is great for turning the light on and off, but horrible for dimming. You actually have to hold the button down and have it cycle up and down through its full dimming range and "let go" at the light desired. It is impossible to do without running through the cycle at least twice and it completely inaccurate. What is wrong with at least an up and down button, so you could choose your direction?
The remote monitor is a separate little box that you somehow have to fit into the wire housing control along with all the wires. Impossible. Why isn't this just built into the light?
Oh, and the reverse direction control is INSIDE the fan itself. So you have to take the thing apart when you want to reverse fan direction?!? Where I live I might want cool one hour and help with heating the next.
And you can't seem to have both a wall control as well as the remote...
This was a pita to install, nothing like the Casablanca we have. I'll never buy this brand again, despite the fact that this really was the perfect look for our bedroom
By:gg , Homeowner (Seattle, Wa)
I am so excited about my new ceiling fan. It looks great in our family room.
By:Happy Customer , Homeowner (Oklahoma)
The sleek brushed metal design and 42" size are ideal for
our eat-in kitchen area. It was easy to install and the hand
held remote adds the versatility we sought. We chose the incandesent lighting and find it to provide a ghostly quality,
which apparently needs tweaking. We plan to try different types of bulbs to see their effect on the quality of light.
By:Faulkner , Homeowner (Mahomet IL USA)
Quality is excellent, very classy styling, all parts and directions were there and complete. This is an exceptional value for the money. Saw this light/fan at a friend's home and knew we needed to plagurize his choice right away.
By:Edward M. (Lakewood Colorado)
The fan is perfectly balanced, elegant and modern. it would have been nice if the reverse switch was located on the wall-mounted remote, like some of your other products. Its location inside the fan's light covering is a little wierd. Otherwise, it is quiet, pretty and a lovely addition to the room.
By:Jefferson C. , Homeowner (Seattle, WA, USA)
Beautiful, sturdy! Good air volume. Total A+!
By:kamarx , Homeowner (Nashville, Tn USA)
The hand held remote works well.
I do wish it provided more light. The three 40 watt lamps are not terribly bright. I installed it in my bedroom so light is not a big issue; it would be if this were in the living room. I'll probably install three 60 watt bulbs when these fail but that may exceed the fans rating. Since it's on for only a few minutes at a time I don't belive it will harm the wiring.
By:Mike C. , Homeowner (Oklahoma City)
BTW: A previous reviewer complained about the dimming feature. Modern Fan must have listened and made a change. The dimmer works well, at least for me. Hold the button and the light will increase to its maximum and stop. Release the button and hold it again and it will decrease to the lowest level. Up and down buttons would make the remote unnecssarily complicated. KISS
By:Mike C. , Homeowner (Oklahoma City)
I chose the Pharos fan because I needed a fairly powerful fan with a beautiful design and downlighting. The Pharos fit the bill perfectly.
According to the very friendly customer service people at the Modern Fan Company, it pushes out 6300 CFMs at the highest speed with the 52" blades. It has a silent 188mm motor that should last for years and years. It provides 120W of fully-dimmable incandescent downlighting. And it looks even more stunning in person than in the pictures.
Two minor quibbles. First, the fan had considerable wobble when I first installed it. I've installed many fans so I know what things to look for to eliminate wobble. In this case the blade weights were just not sufficiently matched. The problem is, even after several hours of toying around with balancing kits, I haven't been able to completely eliminate the wobble at high speed. It's very minor now, but not gone. For this kind of money, there really should be no wobble at all.
The other quibble is even more minor. While you can download instructions from Modern Fan's website, there are very few specs available online. CFMs, motors, fan weight, etc. You can call and they're very nice about providing that sort of info over the phone, but why not publish it online?
Still, overall this is an excellent fan and I definitely recommend it.
By:CRAIG S , Homeowner (MARYLAND)
We are very satisfied with the Pharos fan. Installation was much easier then I thought, even with the wall mounted RF. Once installed we were very suprised about how quiet the fan operates. And, of course, it looks great.
By:Andrew B. , Homeowner (Minneapolis, MN)
We intstalled the Pharos ceiling fan in our home that is still under construction, so we haven't been able to use it yet. But, if it works as good as it looks we will be very pleased.
By:Amy J. , Homeowner (raleigh nc)
Great looking fan. Had to order the wall mounted remote after it arrived because the house wasn't wired for a fan/light in the same box. Wish I had known that ahead of time.
Nice looking and provides ample light.
I am very happy with this product.
By:Madeleine , Designer (jackson, Wyoming, US)
Great appearance with no comparison in design to any other brand (except maybe G Squared).
I just installed two other ceiling fans from Minka Air in less important rooms, and the body of the Modern Fan has superior machining and tolerances. Definitely higher quality construction with smoother operation.
ignoring the fan blades, since they mostly disappear when they are moving anyway, the Ian body is relatively large. I would advise that the room be of sufficient size that the scale of the fan fits in the room (just avoid it in the smallest rooms).
Absolutely love that fact that we can select the fan speed without having to click through all the fans settings in order.
By:Bandy-Z. , Architect (Cleveland Heights, OH, USA)
Looks great (very mid-centurn modern feel). Easy to install. Super quiet. Great addition to our home.
By:troy. , Homeowner (Harrisburg PA)
We bought this fan for our bedroom and it looks wonderful, even better than the picture. Wish it gave a bit more light, but all in all we're very happy with it. It runs quietly and circulates air very well.
Modern Fan Company offers great looking product at reasonable prices. We have had 5 over the years and the Pharos is one of my favorites.
By:SJB , Homeowner (Atlanta, GA)
I wanted to replace an old and ugly fan for my family room. There are not many fans out there that are attractive and contemporary. So glad to have found this and Ylighting too - a great price.
By:Debby , Homeowner
The brushed nickel with this fan's overall design present a very nice architectural statement. It is also quiet, provides good air flow and responds quickly to its remote control. We are pleased.
By:Los Angeles homeowner , Homeowner (Santa Monica, CA, USA)
By:Bluecat , Homeowner (South Orange, NJ, USA)
We bought three of these fans, they are stylish and fun in our bedroom wing, and they are quiet and function well. Also, as the ceilings in our atomic rancher (by way of Frank Loyd Wright) are low, the lightweight wooden blades will not hurt stray fingers that find their way into the path of the blades. Thanks very much for the fans` wonderful, intelligent and innovative design.
By:Gordon A. , Homeowner (Chapel Hill, NC)
I ordered the pharos fan from YLighting. When I was not sure of delivery, I was able to call and got a response. The people I spoke to were very helpful and the fan arrived on time. I would not hesitate to order again from YLighting.
By:Wendy S. , Homeowner (NY)
We bought this fan for a home office. Quality is superb - very heavy unit with metal body and fins around the light, and the finish is very good. In comparison to the "casa vieja" fan we already have from Lamps Plus the Pharos is a lot quieter in operation and looks much better. The only reason it did not get 5 stars is the 120w light is less bright than expected, and I was hoping this would be the main lighting source for the room. It uses 3 x 40w small candle bulbs and is not adequate to light a 12' x 14' room to reading level.
By:Gibletto , Homeowner (Manhattan Beach)
The pharos ceiling fan is not only gorgeous, modern and stunning but also efficient and quite. I highly recommended.
By:dani , Homeowner (denver)
We were attracted to the modern look of the fan and was more than pleasantly surprised upon delivery of how well it looked. The operation of the fan and light makes the room grand.
By:Richard , Homeowner (new york)
The Pharos fan looks even better in person than in the catalog--and I was pretty smitten with the pictures. I was slightly worried because the catalog/description mentions that it is for larger spaces, and my living room isn't anything close to "large". I decided since the ceiling height worked, I didn't mind if it became the focal point of my room. I live in an older building, and my decor is a mix of mid-century modern/transitional/eclectic. The Pharos fan is perfect--not too Art Deco, not too modern!
By:Erica M F. , Homeowner (Arlington, VA)
Great design and works well too. I lothe ceiling fans, however, I am now resigned to needing one. This one meets all the style requirements and function.
I didn't need the slopped adapter or the extension rod. Will return them
By:Burt M. , Homeowner (Lake Worth FL 33460)
Our Pharos ceiling fan has proven to be the perfect addition to our master bedroom...we were looking for the perfect fan for our converted-factory loft. The Pharos has the simple and elegant design that nicely matches the vibe of our home.
The fan provides cooling with little noise and the remote control makes mid-night temperature changes a breeze.
The YLighting folks were also a classy bunch to work with, providing excellent customer service with our installation questions.
By:Jon J. , Homeowner (Minneapolis, MN)
The Pharos ceiling fan is exactly what we had in mind. We had not seen it in a showwroom -- just on the YLighting website -- but the photos and specs provided by the site really helped us envision it properly for the master bedroom. The design is modern/ contemporary but still works with our more traditional decor as well. It's simply beautiful!
My husband assembled and installed it easily in about an hour and a half. The fan runs perfectly, very quiet and smooth, and the light (we got the CFL bulb) complements the floor lamps we also have in the room. Overall, a wonderful purchase. We're likely to buy this one again for the living room!
By:Pilar C. , Homeowner (Denver, CO, USA)
The fan design and function is 5 stars, but the lighting is mediocre. It generates barely enough light for a small 7 x 10 room.
By:David R. , Homeowner (Santa Monica)
Easy installation , Looks great, Silent, No wobble, Creates a fabulous airflow
By:Robert H. , Homeowner (Juno Beach Fl)
We ordered the Pharos Ceiling Fan for our living room and were initially disappointed when we discovered after installation that one of the deco rings was bent. We called YLighting to complain, and within 24 hours a new ring was sent at no cost. It was a bummer that it didn't arrive in perfect condition, but we were very pleased with YLighting's quick response and excellent customer service. I would order from them again.
By:Lisa , Homeowner (Washington, DC)
A great looking fan that is both modern and classic. The diffused light is non-glaring and provides enough general soft illumination in an average size room. The options available on the fan made my client very happy. Arrived on time and in perfect condition.
By:Interior Designer , Designer (California)
The Pharos is a great looking fan that provides abundant airflow and great ambient lighting. The motor is very quiet and smooth. It was simple to install. It may seem pricey, but it is well worth it. Modern fan provides great customer service as well if needed.
By:James , Homeowner (Chicago)
This is a beautiful fan/light. I got the nickel version in 52". Its in my bedroom which is 15x15 and I'd say that the smaller one would not look as good. I have standard 8' ceilings and used the 5" downrod.
The light section is big, I almost think it might be too big, but the rings make it very stylist, modern and retro all at the same time.
The fan puts out alot of air movement and is very quiet. The high speed option cracks me up - its very fast, which is awsome.
The styling and workmanship is great. It looks and feel and works like a high quality substantial fan. Truely this felt like I got more than I paid for, even though for me it was expensive.
By:Alison S. , Homeowner (Tampa, FL)
absolutely beautiful. It's actually looks better than the picture. looked all over for these and ylighting was the best site and a consumer friendlier site as well.
By:Ramin T. , Homeowner (new york)
i was totally floored how beautiful this fan looks.
By:Ramin T. (New York)
We're very happy with this fan, our only complaint being the light. It is so dim it's virtually a night-light and I'm not sure really what the point is. I had read about it being dim in other reviews but I didn't realize it would be so dim! Regardless, the fan still looks great and even though it was installed higher than I had wanted (about 12' from the ground - the "extension rods" don't connect to each other which I was mistakenly led to believe), the breeze is excellent.
By:Andrea A. , Homeowner (Shelter Island, NY)
I especially like the contemporary design of the Pharos ceiling fan. We are using the fan at a beach house and feel that it is sleek and modern looking.
We are also very happy with the quality of the fan.
By:Steven M. , Homeowner
Great looking fan. Fan is quiet and contemporary styling fits in well with my room. I have very high ceilings so had to purchase the optional 6' downrod but still does not look overly large. I had professional installation which would probably not have been necessary except for my very high ceiling. Fan is also quite a bit heavier than my old fan. Cool design - I went with the Matte Nickel and Maple fan blades. I couldn't rate it 5 star as I have only had it for 2 weeks.
By:Tyler S. , Homeowner (Reno, NV)
This is already the second pharos we bought. The first is in our living room and after the ceiling fan in our master bedroom broke I ordered the same one. I like the remote control so we can turn it on and off from our bed. Installation was not a problem, it is a tight fit though because of the wireless module.
Only small issue is that you can't change the direction without opening the cover. Would be nice if this is on the wall controller and / or remote control.
By:Markus B. , Homeowner (Colorado)
The Pharos fan exceeded our expectations. It's quiet, moves the air beautifully, and the light casts a warm glow. Couldn't be happier.
By:Flyerfoot (Los Angeles)
We have 5 of this model in our apartment and they run perfectly... The also have a very clean modern look that goes with the decoration.
By:D. G. , Homeowner (Puerto Rico)
We were forced to buy a ceiling fan because we can't install central air. We needed one that would go with our modern decor. This fan is beautiful and functional. Y Lighting also has great service as the glass arrived broken and they had a new one on its way to us within minutes.
By:Jennifer K. , Homeowner (New York)
By:Kevin B. (Iowa City, IA)
I have been wanting this fan for a while. Finally got it and love the design.
By:Tina H. , Designer (Tampa)
An absolutely stunning fan that goes well with the contemporary decor of my home but I wasn't a fan of the cost. It was such a great looking fan and I couldn't find anything like it so I went for it. I'm happy I bought it; it really accentuates a room.
By:David T. , Homeowner (Mountain View)
The design was why I chose this fan. After a relatively easy installation, I discovered that the 3x40W incandescent bulbs are not quite as much light as I was expecting. Overall, purchasing from yLighting was a good experience.
By:Lawrence , Homeowner (Saint Paul, MN, USA)
By:Patricia M. , Homeowner (L.A. Ca.)
It looks great in our home. We love it!
By:Jennifer B. , Homeowner (north carolina)
The only problem is that the extension rod it comes with is not adjustable. If I use the rod with the fan, it hangs too low. I wish it could be adjusted to half the length. Other than that I am very happy with this product.
By:Beth T. , Architect (Baltimore, MD)
THE PHAROS IS A FABULOUS CEILING FAN. HIGH STYLING WITH A GORGEOUS LIGHT KITL
By:SAMTARZAN , Designer (PENNSYLVANIA)
We bought a Pharos fan about 5 years ago. It has been in almost constant use during that time. It looks fantastic, is silent in operation and keeps our large bedroom cool through the hot Florida summers. We recently had a problem with the fan and it was replaced by the manufacturer no questions asked. Truly excellent customer service! We currently have 4 of their fans and will be buying more.
By:Phil M. , Homeowner (Miami, FL)
By:Brian S. , Homeowner
A great looking fan for fans of mid-century modern design. Ease of ordering at website, timely shipping
By:Susan L. , Homeowner (Brooklyn New York)
I wanted a fan for a screened porch that was different looking, quiet and had a light. It took a while to find it but this is just what I wanted. It is perfect for the space.
By:J.K. , Homeowner (nebraska)
this is my second pharos ceiling fan. i really like it. it also provides enough light to enter a room. I think it is attractive and funtional. It was delivered to the installer directly. there were no hitches.
I've had the Pharos for 6 months now and it has worked perfectly. Simple installation: took less than 30 minutes with only one person (you can't say that about some other brands). Its extremely quiet, and I run it nonstop. The reverse switch is easy to access. No complaints from me, and only compliments from others.
By:Dan , Homeowner (Washington DC)
This is a great product for a room where you do not have the option to have a separate light and fan fixture. I chose this to keep the room ceiling looking less cluttered with multiple fixtures and yet have sufficient lighting and air circulation when needed. One of the two I purchased where installed a room with Cathedral ceilings and the other with a ceiling height of 9'. It looks great in both situations.
It is a large fixture though and room size is an important consideration to make sure it is not oversized
I purchased this fan in white and it looks terrific. It is quiet and the light quality is very good. I especially like the dimmer function. My only wish is that you didn't have to remove the lense to reverse the fan's direction.
By:Patricia , Architect (New York State)
Product was stylish and well constructed. Y-Lighting shipped promptly. Certainly no complaints here!!! :<)
This well balanced and engineered ceiling fan sets a modern tone as a centerpiece in any room. It cools and lights effectively, has an easy to use remote control and is extremely quiet even at the highest power setting. It is an ultra cool look for any modern home.
By:Hala (Abuquerque, NM)
This is the second Pharos ceiling fan that I have purchased. Initially got one four years ago and then moved. I liked the old one so much that I bought another one to have one installed in the master bathroom. Great look. No complaints about operation. Highly recoomend it!
By:Smarta , Homeowner (Washington DC)
Love the design. Art Deco. Solid construction. Only one problem which was electrical modules within the housing, which were not properly secured with two-way tape. My husband was able to resolve the issue with additional two-way tape.
By:Carol S. , Homeowner (Tucson, AZ, USA)
This fan has that wow appeal when you walk into the room
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By:Maria , Designer (New York, NY)
The center piece is quite substantive and the fan looks beautiful. It is quiet and the remote functionality is great as well. The reason for 4 stars is the weak lighting in the middle. I was planning to use it as the main ceiling light and not turn on the LED recessed lights unless I need a lot of light. But the fan light is pretty weak and not as "white" as the LED lights, giving the impression of those plastic covers for the wet location recessed. I am purchasing another one for the other bedroom. BTW as others have noted, the fan blades do feel flimsy on inspection, but once they are up on the ceiling, they look like they are metal blades.
By:renomom , Homeowner (Dover, MA, USA)
I put this in my son's room and it looks beautiful and functions well. The steel casing is heavy and feels very solid. The blades felt fake when I opened the box, but, as other reviewers have said, once the fan was up on the ceiling, the blades look like they were metal. I loved this one and bought a Halo fan for my daughter's room as that one looked less heavy and masculine.
By:GSDMOM , Homeowner (MA)