Minka-Aire Slipstream Ceiling Fan – Big Fan, Bigger Energy Savings

Minka-Aire SlipstreamThere aren’t many fans on the market today that can boast a cfm/W of over 200. The Minka-Aire Slipstream has the specs to boast that level of efficiency. But this just isn’t an energy efficient fan. It is also a large fan capable of circulating air in a large room. With eight blades, it also offers a unique look for your living space. Below, we will review the Minka-Aire Slipstream ceiling fan.

Features

Minka-Aire F888-WHF, Slipstream Flat White 54" Ceiling Fan with Light & Remote ControlAs stated above, the Slipstream ceiling fan by Minka-Aire features 8 blades pitched at 14 degrees. The fan comes in two different sizes, a 54 inch and a 65 inch. The larger blade sweep diameter gives a much better efficiency rating, but it is also quite a bit larger (better suited for larger rooms). There are three color options with the Slipstream, including:

  • Oil rubbed bronze with a tinted opal glass light kit
  • Brushed nickel with an etched opal glass light kit
  • Flat white with an etched opal glass light kit

The Slipstream comes with a 3.5 inch or a 6 inch downrod to help you customize the drop in your space. The total top to bottom measurement of this fan is 15.5 inches and it weighs 35 pounds. Below, we will compare the energy specifications for the 54 inch and the 65 inch fans.

54 Inch Slipstream Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

6531

30 218

Cubic feet of air per minute

Watts (excluding light) cubic feet of air per minute per Watt

65 Inch Slipstream Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

8778

28 318

Cubic feet of air per minute

Watts (excluding light) cubic feet of air per minute per Watt

You can see that there is a pretty big difference in the efficiency of the two fans, with the best bang for your buck coming from the 65 inch Slipstream vs the 54 inch version. The unit has an RPM of 33 on low and 108 on high (6 speeds in total), but with the 8 blades it is still able to generate a lot of circulation. The fan also comes with handheld remote control that controls everything including the reverse function. The remote package includes a wall holster that allows you to mount it to the wall for safe keeping.

The lighting kit includes 1 CFL (compact fluorescent light) that is rated at 18 Watts and is rated for 10,000 hours (GU24). The fan is UL approved for indoor use and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The installation is a snap with the included materials. Below are the installation instructions and a step by step video guide to help you setup your new Minka-Aire fan properly.

Minka-Aire Slipstream F888 Product Manual

Everything you need to install the fan is included in the package, and the fan is install-able on sloped ceilings up to 29 degrees.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking for a big fan with even bigger energy savings, the Slipstream might be for you. It is capable of pushing a lot of air and with a cfm/W rating of 218 (and 318 for the 65 inch version), you will be saving money for the life of the fan. Our favorite feature of this fan is the energy efficiency rating, which is achieved through the use of 8 fan blades instead of 5 or 3. Less revolutions are required to generate the same circulation as with a fan with fewer blades, and this helps to conserve energy. The oil rubbed bronze and brushed nickel finishes are sharp and stylish, and will fit any interior design scheme. These fans are great for large living/great rooms, as well as rooms with vaulted ceilings. The 54 inch fan is best used in rooms ranging from 150-300 square feet, and the 65 inch version on rooms ranging from 300-450 square feet. To purchase your Minka-Aire Slipstream, click on one of the following links today!

Minka-Aire Slipstream Oil Rubbed Bronze Fan 54”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Brushed Nickel Fan 54”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Flat White Fan 54”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Oil Rubbed Bronze Fan 65”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Brushed Nickel Fan 65”

Minka-Aire Slipstream Flat White Fan 65”

What are your thoughts on the Minka-Aire Slipstream fans? Let us know below. Thanks for reading!