Fanimation Air Shadow Mechanical Ceiling Fan
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Amazing Retracting Modern Ceiling Fan It may seem silly, but I like a ceiling fan that does something, and I don’t just mean move the air around. Well the Air Shadow Mechanical Ceiling Fan by Fanimation exceeded even my expectations. Having grown up in the family lighting store, I am pretty jaded. It is rare ...
Amazing Retracting Modern Ceiling Fan
It may seem silly, but I like a ceiling fan that does something, and I don’t just mean move the air around. Well the Air Shadow Mechanical Ceiling Fan by Fanimation exceeded even my expectations. Having grown up in the family lighting store, I am pretty jaded. It is rare when a ceiling fan makes me say “wow”, but that is literally the first words that came out of my mouth when I saw this cool, modern and industrial fan.
When I first saw Fanimation’s Air Shadow Ceiling Fan, I wasn’t exactly sure what it was. It vaguely looked fan like but the blades looks so small that I looked all but useless for circulating air. Then I thought that it must be some other type of mechanical device which had a purpose I couldn’t quite fathom. When I asked about it the owner just gave me a knowing smile and clicked on his remote control.
The device began to turn, slowly increasing its speed until centrifugal force smoothly unfurled the curved blades and it looked just like a really cool, contemporary style ceiling fan. The maple blades looked like some sort of experimental aircraft and the crisp and shiny chrome body looked every bit as hip as most other contemporary fans on the market.
As I said above, all I could do is say “wow”, the Air Shadow quietly and efficiently created a cool breeze even though it was mounted high up on a sloped, vaulted ceiling. When I asked what it did when you turn it off, i quickly got my answer. As this amazing modern fan slowed down the blades slowly tucked themselves away into a compact little package that didn’t obstruct his view of the ocean from his upstairs loft nearly as much as a regular fan would.
You really have to see this fan in action to believe it so I have included this short video by Fanimation so you can see for yourself.
Fanimation is well known for their fan designs that do something like the tropically chic, belt-driven Palmetto with bamboo blades or the unique single bladed Enigma. True to its name, the Air Shadow Mechanical Ceiling Fan doesn’t use power to open and close, it operates mechanically with perfectly balanced springs and centrifugal force to achieve this maneuver so when not in motion, the fan remains closed.
If you are interested in this amazing wonder of fan design for your contemporary home, the Air Shadow Mechanical Ceiling Fan by Fanimation is available for a fantastic price from Lumens Light + Living. It is sure to make your friends say “wow”!