Haiku ceiling fan?

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Haiku ceiling fan?

Postby coalcracker » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:00 pm

Anyone have direct experience with these? Sounds impressive, very low energy use and I love the look. Downside is REALLY expensive (~$1000) compared to other ceiling fans.

I have searched the interwebs high and low, and all I can seem to find seem like sponsored reviews of the fan that sing its praises.

I am leaning towards something more reasonable like the Minka-Aire Concept II unless I am convinced otherwise by the Haiku.
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Re: Haiku ceiling fan?

Postby Honobob » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:01 pm

I have three of these in two locations They are great for normal ceiling heights. Under $200. Saving $30 a year on electricity by paying $800 more doesn't seem prudent. http://www.minka.com/ProductDetails.asp ... Minka-Aire®&sku=F518-WH&name=Ceiling Fan
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Re: Haiku ceiling fan?

Postby mike143 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:28 pm

Just saw an ad for them in a "green" construction magazine we get at work. Looks awesome, almost like buying a hybrid that will never repay its increased initial cost. I have this beast in my living room Hunter 23963 Stockbridge 70-Inch 3-Speed Ceiling Fan with 5 Walnut/Medium-Oak Blades and Light Fixture, New Bronze . It moves tons of air (8766 CFM), think running you A/C 4-6 degrees warmer. It only comes with two candelabra sockets. I bought candelabra to medium base adapter sockets and run 100w equivalent compact CFLs (smallest version of CFLs). Now you can buy 100w equivalent candelabra bulbs.
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Re: Haiku ceiling fan?

Postby nisiprius » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:31 pm

The fan costs THAT much?
Perhaps it is very good.
But is it THAT good?
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Re: Haiku ceiling fan?

Postby jsl11 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:42 pm

When we bought our new house 6 years ago, we installed 5 ceiling fans. They are all Casablanca brand. Although we have different types, they all came with a lifetime warranty on the motor. They are available in a range of prices. We have been very happy with all of them. We have an inexpensive model in the guest room, and top-of-the-line models in the rest of the house. They are very quiet and move a lot of air.
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Re: Haiku ceiling fan?

Postby Minot » Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:15 am

nisiprius wrote:The fan costs THAT much?
Perhaps it is very good.
But is it THAT good?

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