Top 10 Outdoor Ceiling Fans + 1 Bonus

April 14th, 2010

Outdoor ceiling fans will add a cool breeze to your outdoor living. An outdoor ceiling fan is a must in the middle of Summer when temperatures reach well over 90°. Ceiling fans also keep bugs away so you can enjoy the outdoors without being annoyed by bugs. Here is a list of the top ten outdoor ceiling fans plus an added bonus of an outdoor ceiling fan that can play music!

1. Original Outdoor Ceiling Fan

 

Hunter Outdoor Original Ceiling Fan

Hunter Original Outdoor fan is an exceptional outdoor ceiling fan. The Outdoor Original ceiling fan has a product airflow of 7501 CFM (cubic feet per minute) which will help you enjoy your outdoor living no matter how hot it is. This Hunter outdoor ceiling fan is UL Damp listed and has different finishes and blade sets to choose from.

2. Palisade Ceiling Fan

Fanimation Palisade Ceiling Fan

Fanimation Palisade ceiling fan is a tropical style outdoor fan. The vertical rotation designed dual motor fan is UL Damp listed. This fan has two powerful FK2100 motors that produce great airflow to help you cool off faster. Outdoor palisade fans come in rust and oil rubbed bronze finishes with an array of blade sets to choose from to fit your outdoor decor. A light kit can also be added.

3. Concept I Wet Ceiling Fan

Minka Aire Concept i Ceiling Fan

Minka Aire Concept I Wet ceiling fan has a simple and sleek design that is perfect for any contemporary styled home. This fan has a product airflow of 6300 CFM. The Concept I wet fan comes in oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel, and white finishes. Concept fans feature an integrated halogen light source and a 52” blade span. UL Wet listed. If you need a low profile outdoor fan check out Concept II Wet ceiling fan.

4. Pineapple Ceiling Fan

Ellington Pineapple Ceiling Fan

Ellington Pineapple fan is a very decorative tropical ceiling fan. (This is my favorite one out of this list) The Pineapple ceiling fan has an aged bronze finish and a 52” blade span. Product airflow of this fan is 4838.1 CFM. UL Damp rated. Comes with a wall and remote control.

5. Ball Ceiling Fan

Modern Fan Company Ball Fan Ceiling Fan

The Modern Ball fan has a minimalist design that Modern Fan Company is known for. This simple yet stylish ceiling fan comes in brushed aluminum and gloss white finishes. Ball ceiling fans are Energy Star compliant and can come with your choice of a CFL or Halogen light kit. This fan has a product airflow of 5986.5 CFM. UL Damp listed and has a 52” blade span. Modern Fan Ball Hugger ceiling fan is also available for low ceiling outdoor spaces.

6. Islander Ceiling Fan

Fanimation Islander Ceiling Fan

Fanimation Islander ceiling fan is a very popular outdoor tropical fan. Islander ceiling fans have a wide selection of decorative all-weather blade sets that are perfect for outdoor settings. The product airflow of this fan is 4788 CFM. The UL damp rated outdoor Islander fan comes is a rust finish and has a 52” blade span. Incandescent light kits are available for the Islander ceiling fan.

7. Maui Bay Ceiling Fan

Emerson Maui Bay Ceiling Fan

Emerson Maui Bay ceiling fan is a popular Emerson outdoor fan. Oil-rubbed bronze, antique brass, burnt copper, pewter, and weathered bronze are the finish options of the Maui Bay. The Maui Bay fan can come in a 52” or 80” blade span depending on the blade set that you choose. The blade sets range from hand carved walnut blades to woven sawgrass blades. This fan has a product airflow of 5140 CFM. UL damp listed. Light kits can also be added.

8. Gyro Wet Ceiling Fan

Minka Aire Gyro Wet Ceiling Fan

The Minka Aire Gyro Wet ceiling fan is a contemporary dual motor fan that will be a focal point to any outdoor setting. It includes dual 3 bladed 17″ turbofans that are adjustable up & down. This stylish ceiling fan comes in oil rubbed bronze or brushed nickel finish. This fan has a product airflow of 5050 CFM. Gyro Wet fans are UL Wet rated and come with a halogen light kit.

9. Altus Ceiling Fan

Modern Fan Company Altus Ceiling Fan

The Modern Fan Company Altus ceiling fan has a geometric design that is sophisticated. Altus ceiling fans will blend in to any home design and comes in a brushed aluminum or a gloss white finish. Modern’s Altus fan is Energy Star rated and UL Damp listed. Product airflow of this fan is 6215.4 CFM. The fan comes with 42” or 52” blade spans and the Altus fan also can come as a Altus hugger fan.

10. Dragonfly Ceiling Fan

Quorum Dragonfly Ceiling Fan

The Quorum Dragonfly ceiling fan is truly a one if a kind ceiling fan with water resistant canvas blades that are shaped like the wings of a dragonfly. Quorum’s Dragonfly fan comes in satin nickel and gloss white finishes. This fan has a product airflow of 4696 CFM. The blade span on the Dragonfly ceiling fan is 60” and Quorum also has a 72” Extra Large Dragonfly ceiling fan. Both are UL Damp listed.

Bonus: Concert Breeze Ceiling Fan

Hunter Concert Breeze Ceiling Fan

The Concert Breeze ceiling fan is by well-known and trusted Hunter Fan Company. Concert Breeze ceiling fans have a wireless sound system built in, that is compatible with audio sources such as MP3 players, televisions, and stereos. This hunter outdoor ceiling fan is UL Damp rated so it can add comfort and sound to your outdoor living with only one appliance. The product airflow of this fan is 4696 CFM.

Outdoor Ceiling Fans can be used indoors and outdoors. For more info about what to look for when buying an outdoor ceiling fan check out our post How to Choose an Outdoor Ceiling Fan.

Do you have a favorite outdoor ceiling fan? Is there an outdoor ceiling fan that you would like us to review? If so please leave a comment.

6 Responses to “Top 10 Outdoor Ceiling Fans + 1 Bonus”

  1. Karen says:

    I just bought a two Fanimation Ceiling Fans. I am so glad to see that the Fanimation fan made your list. It isn’t the same fan that I bought, but I love the selection. I have about 4 spots inside my house that I want to put fans. This is a great list and I will be checking out all the manufacturers to choose.

  2. melissa says:

    Thanks Karen,

    If you have any questions just let me know.

  3. Ashley says:

    hey, nice blog…really like it and added to bookmarks. keep up with good work

  4. Jimmy says:

    Wow that fourth fan looks awesome.

  5. Kathy says:

    My husband and I are fighting over outdoor fans. He insists that the 52″ blades will droop after time because of heat. I have been looking at the Hunter line. Is this true?

  6. melissa says:

    Hi Kathy,

    Outdoor fans are built with materials that are meant to withstand outdoor elements and prevent “drooping” of blades. If you are looking for an outdoor fan that will be installed in an area that will have the fan directly exposed to the outdoor elements then look for one with a UL Wet rating. If you are looking for one that will be installed in an outdoor covered location then you should look for one with a UL Damp rating. An outdoor fan with the proper UL rating should last a long time and not show any signs of warping.

    Check out our blog post on How to Choose an Outdoor Ceiling Fan for other things you should consider when buying an Outdoor ceiling fan. If you have any other questions just let me know. :)

    Melissa