If your area has a clearance height of fewer than seven feet but still insist on installing a ceiling fan for it, then better fin and limit your choices among the low profile ceiling fan collection. These fans, also known as hugger fans or flush-mounted ceiling fans, are iconic for having no downrods and short height. Nonetheless, they remain powerful and efficient in rural and urban areas.
Hugger ceiling fans are known as ceiling fans that do not have downrods when mounted to the ceilings. They’re perfect for low-ceiling and small rooms, as most of their designs are proportional to the room’s overall size.
Some ceiling fan vendors tend to differentiate hugger ceiling fans from low-profile ceiling fans and flush-mount ceiling fans, while others categorised them in one group. To let you understand their differences, flush-mount ceiling fans are mounted directly to the ceiling with no downrod, pole, chain, or extra attachment to suspend them, which makes them very similar to hugger ceiling fans.
On the contrary, low-profile ceiling fans are ceiling fans that can hang below 12 inches, which means that they may have downrods and other accessories attached to them. Hence, it may be inferred that hugger ceiling fans and flush-mount ceiling fans are both low-profile ceiling fans, but not all low-profile ceiling fans are hugger and flush-mount ceiling fans.
If you’re still confused about their differences and don’t know which is more appropriate for your space, we gladly welcome you to contact us.
The Advantage of Flush Mounted Ceiling Fans
Typically, ceiling fans with downrods make more noise than those flush mounted to the ceiling. This is true even for DC ceiling fans which are commended as one of the fan types with the quietest operation. So if you’re sensitive to noise, even if it's tantamount to only a whisper, then consider a low-profile ceiling fan for your area.
Another advantage of low ceiling fans is their variety of modes of operation. As these fans are marketed for low ceiling installation, many are controlled via pull chains rather than a wall controller, smart application, and handheld remote. A simple tug can change the fan speed and direction, giving you the traditional sense of the original-style ceiling fans.
Of course, the convenience brought by navigating a ceiling fan remotely cannot be missed by manufacturers. Hence, most flush-mount ceiling fan models also have suitable controllers that can be purchased as additional fan accessories. Therefore, it is said that hugger ceiling fans may have the widest variety of controlling mechanisms - a pull chain, a remote, a wall controller, and a smart application.
Another advantage of hugger ceiling fans that is quite obvious is it’s near-surface airflow. As low-profile ceiling fans are advertised for low ceiling rooms, its floor-to-fan clearance is much less when compared to other ceiling fan types installed on normal and high ceilings. This means that the air movement that flush-mount ceiling fans generate when turned on can be felt more noticeably by the people who use them.
Zest Lighting warmly greets you with our assembly of low-profile ceiling fans suitable to most small room and low-ceiling areas. We have hugger ceiling fans for both indoor and outdoor use, coated in various colours, and manufactured in different sizes. Some have light kits installed on them, while others can be remotely controlled via a handheld controller or a smart application. Browse our collection and see if there is a low profile ceiling fan that suits your tastes.