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.


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


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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