Low profile ceiling fans are an excellent choice for spaces with low ceilings. These are also known as ‘hugger’ fans as they have a very short ceiling to blade distance and therefore hug the ceiling.
How do I know if I need a hugger fan?
Generally it is recommended that a fan should sit at least 2.1 metres above the floor. This optimises the airflow in the room, whilst reducing the danger for someone who is tall. A low profile fan can also be a good option for smaller rooms as it can make the room feel less crowded in comparison to a regular ceiling fan.
Which low profile fan is right for me?
With such a large range of low profile fans, it can be difficult to determine which is the most suitable. Some factors that can help you narrow down your search are whether or not the fan is light adaptable, the material of the blades and energy efficiency. The Mercator Lima is a 3 blade fan and is available in white or brushed chrome. This fan has a DC motor so you can be assured that it will be quiet and energy efficient to run. The Lima comes with a 6 speed, reversible remote included and has a top speed airflow of 10,078m3/hr. It is a great value hugger fan and the blades sit only 197mm below the ceiling.
For those after a more traditional style fan, the Hunter Low Profile is the one for you. As its name suggests, you won’t need to duck under this fan as it sits approx. 198mm from the ceiling. The best thing about the Low Profile is that it is customisable. The fan comes with both 44” and 52” blades which are reversible so you have a choice of 2 colours as well. This fan can be operated by pull cord, wall control or remote control and is compatible with all hunter light kits.
Is there a hugger fan I can use outdoors?
If you are looking for a low profile fan that can be installed in an outdoor area such as an alfresco area or a veranda, the Revolution 2 ticks all the boxes. This fan is available in white, brushed aluminium and matte black and has an IP rating of IP44 making it suitable for coastal areas and areas with high exposure to rain. The Revolution 2 comes either with a wall control or a remote control so no matter how you want to operate your fan, we’ve got you covered. With a modern look and durable weatherproof plastic blades, the Revolution 2 is a great choice for both outdoor and indoor use.
As you can see, there is a hugger ceiling fan to suit every requirement and taste, so even when you have a low ceiling you are still spoilt for choice.