Review of the Kensgrove 72 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Espresso Bronze Ceiling Fan
As of this writing, there are 43 customer comments and 57 answered questions for the Kensgrove 72 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Espresso Bronze Ceiling Fan. I've read the customer feedback, and then condensed the results into this review. I hope that this helps you when shopping for an outdoor ceiling fan.
The Kensgrove 72 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Espresso Bronze Ceiling Fan has eight weather resistant maple blades. It has a dome style light kit with frosted opal glass. The handheld remote control operates this outdoor ceiling fan. It has independent light dimming and speed control. The battery for the remote control is included with this ceiling fan.
Blows Lots of Air
This ceiling fan blows a lot of air. Customers were impressed with how much air this outdoor ceiling fan blew. Here is one of the many positive comments, "Love the fan! Installed it in about 1.5 hrs. Much more air flow than the 52 inch fan it replaced. Going to buy another one for our screened in porch."
Blades Look Like Cheap Plastic
According to customers, the blades on this fan are not the highest quality. Customers said that they looked like they were made from plastic. Here is what one customer said, "Only reason for minus one star is the cheap looking plastic blades. Not really an issue since the fan is so dang efficient it hardly ever gets turned off."
Has a LED Light
Customers liked the LED light. It is a dome style light kit with frosted opal glass. Here is what one customer had to say about the light, "It is a beautiful fan with a bright led light. The light is dimmable with the remote control and it also has a timer. Another plus is the six speeds!"
Has Eight Blades; Too Many Blades Can Slow Down the Fan
This outdoor ceiling fan has eight blades. Although customers commented that this ceiling fan blew a lot of air, do note that because it has so many blades it does not turn as fast as it would with only five or three blades. There was no customer feedback left on this, but it is something that should be noted.
Easy to Install
Although there were not many customer comments on the installation, those who did leave feedback said that this ceiling fan was very easy to install. Most of the customers said that they could install it in 1 hour or less. One customer left this positive comment, "Very easy installation, great instructions, and it works marvelously."
You Need to Get a Downrod in Order for It to Be on High Speed
According to customers, you will need to get a downrod if you want to use this fan on high speed. This fan is rated at 9330 cubic feet per minute when on high. In order for you to use the high speed you will need to purchase a downrod. Here is what one customer said, "Really moves the air well, replacing some hunter 52" 5600 CFM rated fans we noticed a HUGE difference. According to the box it's rated at 9330 CFM on high. Keep in mind you will not get this CFM unless you add a downrod, the base install is about 5" and is too close to the ceiling to move that much air. "
Nice Wood Color
This ceiling fan has a maple wood color. While there weren't any comments left about the color, wood colored fans are usually very popular. Keep in mind that the blades are not made from wood themselves. Instead the blades are a cheap plastic. Although the blades are not made from high quality materials, the color of them makes them look like real wood.
Not Good for Windy Locations
If you live in a windy climate, this ceiling fan may not be for you. According to customers, it will blow around in the wind and could hit your ceiling. This customer explained, "When a gust of wind picks up suddenly while the fan is running (as happens often here on the Colorado Front Range), the unacceptably lightweight fan catches the breeze, shoves the fan sideways, and the blades start chopping at my porch ceiling. This has happened several times this summer."
This outdoor ceiling fan is wet rated, which means it can be put out in places exposed to weather. This ceiling fan can also be used indoors in damp rooms. A lot of outdoor ceiling fans are only damp rated, meaning they cannot be used in places exposed to weather, so this is a nice feature that it is wet rated.
Most outdoor ceiling fans cost about $150 to $200. Customers thought that for the quality of this ceiling fan, it should have been priced lower. Do keep in mind that you will be getting a light kit and a remote control. However, it is rather expensive compared to other ceiling fans similar to this one. Here is what one customer had to say, "This fan works as expected...I wish the blade had a higher quality look to them. They really look like cheap plastic (which they are). For the quality of the product, I think $395 is an extreme price."
Although some customers said that this ceiling fan has six speeds, it officially has nine different speeds. This means that you can change the speed as you want. On hot days you may want it on high, while on Winter days you may want it on low so that it only circulates warm air and does not add a chilliness to your patio. Keep in mind that some customers said that this ceiling fan did wobble when it was on its highest speed.
Some People Didn't Receive a Handheld Remote
This outdoor ceiling fan is suppose to come with a handheld remote control. Unfortunately, not everybody received a handheld remote control. Instead, they only received a wall switch that came with the fan. Some felt that perhaps the wall switch was considered the remote. However, other customers did receive the handheld remote control. If you happen to not receive the remote control, you should contact amazon. One customer explained, "I love this fan, the size, the air circulation, the amount of light, etc, but one of the most important reasons I bought it was for the remote. The description says it comes with a remote, the manual says it comes with a remote, but no remote was included. The wall switch that comes with the fan, which ties into the electrical wiring for the fan to control it, also has a battery installed. I have a feeling the wall switch is also referred to as a remote, since the terms are used interchangeably on page 17 of the manual. I don't consider something to be a remote unless I can hold it in my hand, walk around with it, and control a device with the buttons on it, but since this must be mounted in a junction box on the wall, I wouldn't consider it to be a remote."
This outdoor ceiling fan is very quiet according to customers. Even when on its highest speed, the sound is still not too noticeable. Here is one of the comments left by a customer, "The fan hardly makes a sound at all. It’s the quietest fan we have in the house."
Kensgrove 72 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Espresso Bronze Ceiling Fan Conclusion
The Kensgrove 72 inch LED Indoor/Outdoor Espresso Bronze Ceiling Fan has 8 weather resistant maple blades. It is a stylish fan with a dome style light kit with frosted opal glass. The battery for the remote control is included with this ceiling fan. This is a quiet fan with 9 speeds. It is wet rated as opposed to just being damp rated. It is a bit expensive but worth the price according to most of the customers who bought this fan.
Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying the Kensgrove 72 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Espresso Bronze Ceiling Fan.