Ceiling fans review 2008

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03.Product profiles

Product profiles - the best

Hunter Vista

Price: $499
Blades: 5 wooden

This fan was the top scorer by quite a margin. It’s quiet and works extremely well in both a living room and a bedroom setting. It also has an integrated light. While most of the Hunter fans were fairly difficult to assemble, the Vista was among the easiest because it has a locking system for attaching the blades, and clearer instructions. It comes with a pull cord, or you can opt for a remote or wall switch. On the downside, the fan speed labelling is difficult to read because of the light fixture.

Hunter Carera

Price: $289
Blades: 3 wooden

The Hunter Carera is the cheapest of the four fans we recommend. It’s also very effective at moving air on its lowest setting and so is a particularly good choice for a bedroom. It doesn’t come with an integrated light fitting but you can opt for one. It comes with a pull cord but you can also choose a remote or a wall switch. On the downside, it’s the most difficult fan to assemble.

Hunter Pacific Typhoon 316

Price: $370
Blades: 4 stainless steel

The Typhoon generated the most airflow and performed exceptionally well on a living room setting, but may be a bit noisy for a bedroom on its highest setting. It’s operated via a wall switch and has an optional integrated light fitting. However, it suffers from excessive vibration

Omega New Yorker

Price: $369
Blades: 5 wooden

This fan, which comes with a remote control, scored equal highest (with the Omega Seattle) for ease of use. It has an integrated light and is quiet and effective on both low and high settings. Its diameter (1300 mm) is the equal smallest of all the ceiling fans we tested, so it could be suitable for a smaller room.


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