By Mike Ratliff, Associate EditorHaiku
Lexington, Ky.—There are ceiling fans and then there are Big Ass Fans. The Kentucky-based company known for its powerful commercial and industrial fans now has two residential options that turn the utilitarian ceiling fan into a powerful, efficient and beautiful work of art that is sure to capture the attention of potential residents.Haiku
Take Haiku, which Energy Star recently confirmed as the world’s most energy-efficient residential ceiling fan. The work of art boasts a silent motor, top-in-class airflow, sustainable materials, quality craftsmanship and a minimalist design that can be tailored via color and material choices for any unit interior. A series of the fans could also add a unique touch to a clubhouse, lounge or lobby setting. The remote controlled fans come with airfoils made of Moso bamboo or a rigid matrix composite suitable for outdoor use.Isis
If your community requires a bigger statement (or perhaps a fan in a loft unit, over an indoor pool or in your gym) then perhaps the industrial chic fan that is Isis is the right choice. Twice as large as most standard ceiling fans, Isis is the world’s only fan engineered to dramatically improve air circulation in large residential spaces. The unit is built from aircraft-grade aluminum and is available in 8-, 9- and 10-foot diameters. The long and narrow blades move more air than nine standard ceiling fans combined while consuming only a fraction of the energy by taking advantage of Big Ass Fans’ high-volume and low-speed (HVLS) technology. The company maintains that the energy consumption of Isis is equal to that of a refrigerator light bulb.
Isis also comes in a variety of colors and finishes if brushed aluminum doesn’t fit with a given community’s design scheme. Like Haiku, Isis is precision-crafted in the U.S. with industrial-grade components. Isis starts at $3,400. Visit bigassfans.com for more information.