About Outdoor Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are no longer just for the indoors. Outdoor ceiling fans are essential appliances for exterior spaces. Use an outdoor ceiling fan on your patio or veranda to cool you off in the hot summer heat. Outdoor ceiling fans provide comforting relief for your outdoor experiences. These fans can bring both beauty and comfort to your outdoor space. Outdoor ceiling fans offer refreshing relief from the brutal summer heat, making your time outdoors more enjoyable. We proudly carry an extensive line of ceiling fans of superior quality, durability, and craftsmanship.
Outdoor ceiling fans provide excellent relief from the sun’s hot rays. A little breeze above a patio seating area can go a long way. Air circulation can do wonders for an outdoor space. Outdoor ceiling fans also keep unwanted bugs away, which means less pestering flies and mosquitoes for you.
When selecting an outdoor ceiling fan, you must consider where the fan will be installed. Before purchasing a ceiling fan, check to see if it’s UL listed and approved for Wet or Damp locations. Damp rated fans are only suitable in areas that could potentially get damp. Damp locations include a covered porch, patio, or an indoor swimming pool. Never install a damp rated fan where rain will directly hit the fixture. Wet rated outdoor ceiling fans are approved for areas that are exposed to rain directly. If you’re unsure of the UL Rating, just check the product description or don’t hesitate to ask one of our lighting professionals. For convenience, may also want to consider buying an outdoor ceiling fan that is compatible with a remote control.
We’ll admit, sometimes selecting the best ceiling fan for home can be difficult. There are many important things to consider when buying a fan. We’d like to make the decision little easier for you. We’ve put together a list of the top things you should consider when buying an outdoor ceiling fan.
Your ceiling fan checklist:
Fan size: Consider the size of your area. A common mistake people make is selecting a fan too small for their space. Make sure the fan is big enough to provide relief for your outdoor space. Choose the largest fan to fit in a space without overwhelming the space aesthetically. Because outdoor spaces are less confined than the interior of your home, there is more flexibility to the size of your outdoor ceiling fan.
10 x 10 space: 37” to 48” fan
12 x 12 space: 49” to 55” fan
15 x 15 space: 56” fan or larger
Height: Consider the height of the patio or ceiling. You may choose to use a downrod if the ceiling is too high.
Motor: The quality of every ceiling fan is in the motor. High quality motors result in quiet, long lasting fans.
Lights: Will your outdoor ceiling fan need to illuminate your outdoor space?
Finish: Consider whether or not you want your outdoor ceiling fan to blend in with the patio, stand out, or complement nature. There are many natural wood finishes as well as plainer, contemporary finishes.
At 1STOPlighitng, our hope is that you enjoy browsing through our extensive outdoor ceiling fan collection to find the perfect outdoor fan. Our team of lighting professionals, with over 30 years of combined lighting experience, would love to help you find your perfect outdoor ceiling fan.
We proudly feature outdoor ceiling fans from the industry’s leading brands: