• VIDEO: THE WAVE BY MINKA AIRE – 2013 CEILING FAN REVIEW

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    Hi, I'm John with Fan Diego, the ceiling fan store, and I want to introduce a new fan by Minka Aire, called The Wave. The Wave by Minka Aire, is somewhat exceptional in that it is a very nice style and it comes in at a nice price point at about $199.

    Ceiling Fan Specs: The Wave By Minka Aire CFMs

    It's a three-blade fan, 52 inch diameter. I think the most important questions to answer about these celling fans are how much air will the fan move, and how quiet is the fan going to be? A bit of discrepancy with the facts that Minka Aire gives about this in terms of its air movement, and the air movement is judged by what we call CFM. A CFM refers to how many cubit feet per minute of air the fan moves. Now, the box says it moves 6500 CFM's. That's very good CFM's for a 52-inch fan, but the catalog introducing the fan says it offers 5300 CFM's.

    The Minka Aire Wave ceiling fan has a 172 millimeter motor, which is a decent midsize motor. The three-blade system enables it to move a little bit more air than a standard five-blade. Not tremendously more, but a little bit. They say it has a 60-degree blade pitch, which is extreme, to say the least, and I think that comes in right here, where it goes from being vertical to being more horizontal here. My guess is that comes somewhere in between the 5300 and the 6500, although that's a very big discrepancy there. Based on the facts of motor size and blade pitch, I would say it's probably closer to the 5300, but even at that is a pretty decent range for a fan with this kind of style at the $199 price point.

    Minka Aire Wave Best Use

    How quiet is the fan going to be? I'll put it this way; I wouldn't put it in my master bedroom. But, I think it has lots of other applications where it would be great. Kids room, maybe some restaurant applications where it doesn't have to be extremely quiet, but I think for the price, you're getting a lot of style and some good air movement. To check out The Wave and some of the other fans of Inspired Designs by Minka Aire, you can shop for ceiling fans online at fandiego.com, or come into one of our ceiling fan showrooms.

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