The Ruggedly Majestic Minka-Aire Magellan Ceiling Fan

Minka-Aire MagellanWe review a lot of ceiling fans on this site, but there aren’t a lot that can be used indoors and outdoors. The Magellan by Minka-Aire offers both indoor and outdoor functionality, while supplying plenty of style via its cool curves and lines. The Magellan is a large fan that cranks out a lot of air and is perfectly suited for a porch or covered deck, but can also double for an indoor great room as well. Below, we will go over the features of this ruggedly majestic and efficient ceiling fan.

Features

Minka Aire F579-L-ORB Magellan 60 in. Outdoor Ceiling Fan - Oil Rubbed BronzeThe Minka-Aire Magellan fan is a five-bladed ceiling fan that has a blade sweep diameter of 60 inches. This wide path coupled with the blade pitch of 16 degrees means this fan will push some serious air even on low setting. There are two color options, both of which come with an optional light kit or light kit cap.

  • Brushed nickel with all-weather silver sail blades and a frosted seeded glass light fixture
  • Oil rubbed bronze with all-weather parchment sail blades and a vintage amber seeded glass light fixture

The blades are unique in their design, and resemble sails from a ship. This is a nice touch, especially for an outdoor fan. The fan comes with two lengths of downrods, 3.5 inches and 6 inches. Overall, the fan measures 16.25 inches from top to bottom and weighs 34 pounds.

The light kit includes Downlight bulbs, which when coupled with the wall mount control panel provides full up and down light dimming. This fan is UL listed for wet and damp conditions, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. The energy specifications for the Magellan are as follows:

Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

6200

68 91

Cubic feet of air per minute

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

The motor has an RPM at low speed of 62 and at high of 135 (three speeds total). This fan also comes with an easy to use remote control that actually mounts to the wall in the place of a normal light switch, with full range control of the lights and the speeds. To reverse the fan, a manual switch on the fan itself needs to be actuated. The installation is easy to do with the included instructions. Below you will find a download of the product manual as well as a video showing the step by step installation process.

Magellan F579-L Product Manual

Everything you need to install and mount this fan is included, and this fan accommodates up to a 29 degree angled installation.

Final Thoughts

The Minka-Aire Magellan provides a lot of fan for the price, especially when you consider that this fan is energy efficient (91 cfm/W with 6200 cfm at high speeds), indoor/outdoor usable, and just a magnificent fan to behold. One reviewer commented the following:

“We bought this all weather fan for our deck 1 year ago and it’s great. It looks beautiful and it’s a great addition to our deck.”

This is a great fan for your outdoor living space, such as a covered patio, porch or deck, but it also doubles as a great indoor ceiling fan for rooms ranging from 150-300 square feet. If you are looking for a modern, efficient indoor/outdoor fan that is as sophisticated in its look as it is energy efficient, the Minka-Aire Magellan ceiling fan is the one for you. To purchase this fan today, click one of the following links!

Minka-Aire Magellan Brushed Nickel Fan

Minka-Aire Magellan Oil Rubbed Bronze Fan

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The Beautiful And Efficient Minka-Aire San Francisco Ceiling Fan

Minka-Aire San Francisco Ceiling FanMinka-Aire is a well-known maker of stylish and energy efficient ceiling fans today. One of our favorite modern ceiling fans on the market today is the San Francisco. This three-bladed beauty accentuates the modern ideals embraced by tech savvy Bay Area residents. In this review, we will discuss the energy specifications and features of the Minka-Aire San Francisco ceiling fan.

Features

Minka Aire F529-L-ORB San FranciscoThe San Francisco features 3 beautifully finished and tapered blades pitched at 13 degrees with a blade sweep diameter of 56 inches. The included light fixture has a capacity for one included 75 Watt halogen bulb (light fixture is optional on the stainless steel version). The drop bridge system is pre-wired and is 12 inches long (total height of the fan is 23 inches top to bottom). This is important to remember because the fan will be cutting hair in a low ceiling room. It weighs 24 pounds, which is a standard weight for a ceiling fan of this size. Three color options are available, including:

  • Oil rubbed bronze with a medium maple blade and tinted opal light fixture
  • Brushed stainless steel with a birdseye maple blade and a frosted glass light fixture
  • Brushed stainless steel with a birdseye maple blade and stainless steel cap (no light fixture)

The fan is UL listed for indoor use and comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the motor. Below are the energy specifications for the San Francisco:

Energy Information at High Speed

Airflow Electricity Rate Airflow Efficiency

6100

77 79.22

Cubic feet of air per minute

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

The motor has a low RPM of 70 and a high RPM of 200 (three speeds total). This fan also comes with an easy to use remote control that actually mounts to the wall in the place of a normal light switch. The installation is easy to do with the included instructions. Below you will find a download of the product manual as well as a video showing the step by step installation process for Minka-Aire fans.

San Francisco Product Manual

As you can see, all of the mounting hardware is included, but an additional downrod can be utilized. For angled mounting, this fan supports up to 29 degrees.

Final Thoughts

The San Francisco is one of our favorite ceiling fans not just because it can push some serious air, but because it looks good doing so, not to mention energy efficient. One reviewer commented the following:

“We bought this for our family room a couple of months ago to match an existing fan in the master bedroom that was there when we bought the house. It is certainly a bit pricey, but you pay more for something that doesn’t look like it was bought at Home Depot or was designed for an old west saloon or a TGIF’s. Having 3 blades rather than 4 or 5 gives it at a slightly edgy cool look that is still understated and elegant, and the quality of materials and construction is very high. Operation is silent in low or medium speeds.”

This is a great ceiling fan for a room with vaulted ceilings, over your dining room table, or for your master suite, and is perfectly suited for circulating air in rooms ranging from 150-300 square feet. If you are interested in adding sophisticated modern appeal to your living space, consider buying the Minka-Aire San Francisco today by clicking one of the following links.

Minka-Aire San Francisco Oil Rubbed Bronze Fan

Minka-Aire San Francisco Brushed Steel Fan

Minka-Aire San Francisco Brushed Steel Fan (no light)

What do you think of the Minka-Aire San Francisco fan? Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!