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Ball Ceiling Fan

By Ron Rezek, from Modern Fan Company
$316.00
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1. Fan Body
2. Blade Span
3. Blade Color
4. Light Kit
5. Fan Speed / Light Control

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Design by Ron Rezek.
By The Modern Fan Company.

The Ball fan represents a return to The Modern Fan Company's roots, derived from a minimalist approach to ceiling fan design. A perfect sphere provides visual simplicity while housing all the components required for exceeding the EPA's Energy Star guidelines for air movement efficiency (rating applies to fan only).

The Ball is made of die-cast aluminum and offered in either a gloss white or a hand brushed aluminum finish. The optional light kit provides ambient lighting in your choice of halogen or compact fluorescent lamping.

The motor is a high power silicon steel design with 16 poles. These motors are designed for long life and silent running, and are controlled by dual capacitors. The fan speed and the light can be operated by one of several control options. Note: Any control ordered with a fan that has been configured with an energy-saving CFL will be supplied in a non-dimming version.

  • Airflow measured in cubic feet per minute at high speed (CFM) = 5986.55
  • Watts at high speed = 72.4
  • Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 82.69
  • Includes 3", 6" and 16" downrods for 11", 14" or 24" overall height
  • Optional downrods are available for alternate heights
  • Accommodates a sloped ceiling up to 33°
  • Optional sloped ceiling adapter for slopes over 33° but under 45° (sold separately)
  • Silent running motor
  • Note: Express shipping is available on this item. In most cases, orders received before 12:00 PM Pacific time will ship the same day.
Dimensions
  • Fan body: 8" Sphere
  • Ceiling canopy: 5.25" Dia
  • Includes 3", 6" and 16" downrods for 11", 14" or 24" overall height. To calculate overall height when using optional downrods, add 8" to the downrod length.
  • Light kits will add 1" to overall height of the fan.
Material(s)
die-cast aluminum with plywood laminate blades
Lamp Type
HALOGEN, COMPACT FLUORESCENT, CFL
Bulbs
  • 650: 1 X 75W G9 halogen lamp (included)
  • 651: 1 X 18W GU24 low profile self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamp (included)
Listing
UL, ENERGY-STAR, DAMP-LOCATION
Manufacturer Specifications
Click to download specifications.
Notes
Express shipping is available on this item. In most cases, orders received before 12:00 PM Pacific time will ship the same day.
Item Number
MOD-BALL

Design by Ron Rezek.
By The Modern Fan Company.

The Ball fan represents a return to The Modern Fan Company's roots, derived from a minimalist approach to ceiling fan design. A perfect sphere provides visual simplicity while housing all the components required for exceeding the EPA's Energy Star guidelines for air movement efficiency (rating applies to fan only).

The Ball is made of die-cast aluminum and offered in either a gloss white or a hand brushed aluminum finish. The optional light kit provides ambient lighting in your choice of halogen or compact fluorescent lamping.

The motor is a high power silicon steel design with 16 poles. These motors are designed for long life and silent running, and are controlled by dual capacitors. The fan speed and the light can be operated by one of several control options. Note: Any control ordered with a fan that has been configured with an energy-saving CFL will be supplied in a non-dimming version.

  • Airflow measured in cubic feet per minute at high speed (CFM) = 5986.55
  • Watts at high speed = 72.4
  • Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 82.69
  • Includes 3", 6" and 16" downrods for 11", 14" or 24" overall height
  • Optional downrods are available for alternate heights
  • Accommodates a sloped ceiling up to 33°
  • Optional sloped ceiling adapter for slopes over 33° but under 45° (sold separately)
  • Silent running motor
  • Note: Express shipping is available on this item. In most cases, orders received before 12:00 PM Pacific time will ship the same day.
Modern Fan Company

Designed by Ron Rezek, the Modern Fan Company's models celebrate the modern idiom through mechanical simplification, geometric forms and contemporary finishes. The unique ceiling fan styles of Modern Fan represent a new age in ceiling fans - the marrying of efficient function with contemporary design (you won't find any wicker or flowery fans here!).

Modern Fan Ceiling Fan Buyers' Guide + FAQs

How low can the fan go and still meet my local code?

Code requires that the fan blades be at least seven feet off the floor. The code looks to the blade height and not the bottom of the fan body. However, for low ceiling installations, we recommend the Modern Fan Co. Cirrus Hugger as it looks more proportional when installed. This is the most popular fan sold in New York City, for instance, due to the high number of low- ceiling apartments there. For low ceilings, we recommend the Cirrus Hugger over the Cirrus as it is better balanced visually.

What size fan blades should I use?

In nearly all cases, the 50-inch to 56-inch blade spans are the most appropriate selections. The 42-inch or 46-inch blade spans should be reserved for smaller rooms or narrow spaces (10-foot-by-10-foot and smaller) or when airflow to the area above the blades is blocked or restricted by architectural elements (beams, walls, cabinetry, etc.). Occasionally, two 42-inch fans may be a desirable alternative to one 52-inch fan. The Altus and Cirrus models are also available with a 36-inch blade span for exceptionally small or narrow spaces.

How far down should I drop the fan?

We recommend that you drop the fan as far down as your aesthetics will allow in order to create the most air circulation.

What kind of light should I expect from the light kits? Will they light an entire room?

In general, the light produced by the light kits will not be sufficient for an entire room's illumination with the exception of the Halo fan. The light kits that use MR16 bulbs will not produce much task lighting at all and are more decorative in nature. The light kits which use incandescent bulbs will illuminate the area directly below and around the fan. The Halo has great lumen output and can easily light up an entire room since this body is very large and the glass is a great light diffuser. However, we do not recommend this fan in small rooms as the size of the fan tends to be visually overpowering.

Can I use ceiling fans outdoors?

All Modern Fan models are rated and marked as "Suitable for Damp Location." While you can expect years of trouble-free performance from these fans when installed in humid or coastal environments, the degree to which the appearance of a fan may be impacted by the environment will vary widely. A fan's specific finishing process as well as the intensity and nature of exposure that it will encounter in a given application will directly affect the longevity of its finish and appearance. A damp rating does not address specific finish durability, nor does it assure that corrosion will not occur in exposed locations. We encourage you to closely consider these factors when selecting fans for use in damp locations. A diligent maintenance program, initiated immediately after product installation at a frequency necessary to avoid salt deposits on the fan surface(s) for prolonged periods of time, is the best defense against corrosion and oxidation.

The brushed aluminum and galvanized finishes will typically outlast all others in our collection. These surfaces will not rust or peel, however, they will weather as a result of oxidation and exposure to salt or other corrosive conditions. The bright nickel and matte nickel finishes are also well-suited for exposure to reasonable conditions, but may show signs of weathering more quickly and visibly. The coated finishes (gloss white, titanium, textured nickel, gloss nickel) may be subject to peeling over time when exposed to sun, salt and/or other environmental conditions.

An additional consideration is blade construction. Over time, plywood is subject to warping and/or delamination. While fan blades are easily replaceable when necessary, our injection molded plastic blades supplied with the Velo, Velo Hugger and Pensi fans will generally outlast the plywood blades supplied with all other models in our catalog.

Modern Fans are not rated, nor intended for use in applications classified as Wet Location.

Can I use the fan on a sloped ceiling?

We offer sloped ceiling canopies for all Modern Fan Co. fans. However, with respect to the Stratos, the sloped ceiling installation is more difficult and should be performed by a licensed electrician using the factory installed (at purchase) sloped ceiling adaptor.

Which lighting control should I use?

While the choices in lighting controls seem overwhelming, the decision shouldn't be:

MF001: This is the basic three-speed control used to change speed on a fan without a light. It mounts on a wall switch box and includes a Decora-style wall plate.

MF002: This is the basic three-speed control (MF001) but with the ability to control a light (three levels of light intensity). This control requires two circuits from the wall box to the ceiling junction box (one circuit for the fan motor and one circuit for the fan light).

MF004 (MF011 for Ball/Whirlybird): If you do not have two circuits leading to your fan installation, then use this control. It uses the two wires that come from the junction box to the wall box to control the fan motor and it uses a radio transmitter (similar to a garage opener) to control the light on the fan.

MF009: This is the same as the MF001 but is designed to control three-to-five fans simultaneously.

MF003 (MF010 for Ball/Whirlybird): This is a handheld remote control unit that allows you to control both the fan and the light. The remote control has a LCD screen which shows the current setting. With the five buttons you can select one of the three fans speeds, stop, or light intensity. A signal receiving unit is placed into the fan canopy. A wall hanger is included with the remote.

Why is my fan sometimes on when I come home?

If your fan is mysteriously on when you come home from work, you are using one of the radio controllers. There are dip switches up in the fan body that change the frequency that the controller uses. Switch the frequency and your problem should go away.

Why does my fan wobble?

Fan wobble is an inherent problem with fans due to minute variation in the fan blade weight distribution. Modern Fan Company's fan blades are specified to be within one gram weight difference to avoid wobble. However, some wobble tends to be inevitable due to variance in installation location, airflow and other minutiae. Included in every fan is a small tool to help balance the fan and thereby reduce wobble: Attach the device to the end of each fan blade and turn the fan on. After trying this tool on each blade, identify the blade which, when the tool is attached, produces the least wobble. Then, move the tool from the outside of that blade towards the center in half-inch increments until you find the "sweet spot" (the location that produces the least wobble). In most cases, this will solve your problem. Modern Fan Company does not consider wobble to be a defect, and accordingly will not repair or replace installed fans due to wobble. YLighting accepts returns on fans but only if the fan has not been installed. So if a little wobble disturbs you, we discourage you from investing in a fan of any kind.

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Ron Rezek

Ron Rezek designed the world's first contemporary-styled ceiling fan, the Stratos, in 1986. But his list of accomplishments in the design world is long and varied, from lifeguard equipment to contemporary lighting.

In 1997, Ron started The Modern Fan Co. in Ashland, Oregon, which produces and sells only contemporary ceiling fans.

His ceiling fans have been widely used in hotels, restaurants, retail and institutional applications, and all types of residential projects.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love the ball fans. I remodeled my home 5 years ago and ordered 7 ball fans. To this day they are running perfectly, no wobbles and very quiet. I have just completed another remold and ordered 3 more ball fans! Everyone one that sees them wants them! Great product!
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It works well in a room that has some traditional furniture, and also one with more modern pieces. Love all the Rezek designed lights & fans. This fan is very quiet and efficient, with simple lines that complement different styles of furniture.
Date published: 2012-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sleek + Functional= Perfect! This fan has been a classic from day one! Suitable for all interiors as it "disappears" into space. Does what a fan does without distraction.
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, except for one little thing It's an excellent fan. Only thing is, to reverse the direction, you have to physically get up there and toggle the switch. Grrr.
Date published: 2013-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super slick & functions great! Purchased the gloss white for my loft condo. Looks amazing and makes no noise. Best fan I ever owned!
Date published: 2011-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love the chic ceiling fan if you need a ceiling fan this one is good looking and works perfect. love it.
Date published: 2012-03-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this fan! This is our third Ball Fan. We have one (sans light) downstairs, and one each in the bedrooms (one with CF, one with a halogen bulb if I remember correctly). I'm not totally wild about the lighting - the CF is awfully bright for a bedroom (but we wanted the energy efficiency) and I don' like the way the dimmer works on the halogen light (you need to go all the way up in brightness before you can scale it back down, which isn't ideal for a bedroom either) but we love the efficiency, the design, and how quiet these fans are. Obviously, we would buy another in a heartbeat! And wouldn't think of buying from anywhere other than YLighting.
Date published: 2008-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth EVERY Penny! I couldn't be more pleased! These fans are contemporary with clean lines, color, and texture, and they are quiet and extremely well-balanced! I bought six of the ball ceiling fans in the silver/aluminum finish and had them installed with the 3" rod in all of our bedrooms with 8-ft. ceilings. I bought the wall controls; the four different speed selections offer a variety of circulation from extremely minimal to very forceful & powerful. Seven years ago, I bought this fan for our living room and had it installed from a vaulted ceiling with an extremely long extention rod. It continues to work beautifully and efficiently. I recommend these ball fans with no reservations.
Date published: 2014-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless modern design & Function at a great price. Had seen but never owned a Modern Fan product. Well worth it. No comparison to what you find in mass retailers. A bit more difficult to install, but any moderate diy-er can do it. I got the incandescent light version and it lights up a dark landing brilliantly.!! Way better than expected. They also ship the stainless ball anyway, which kind of wasteful, but good in case ever want to use w/o the light. Y-Lighting was cheapest as well - went to a local home design store to see in person b4 I bought, they said they would match price until I showed them -- they declined. Very solid and the remote works very well.
Date published: 2009-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW! Looks better than I thought! I recently purchased a new house and one of the first things I had to do was remove the two 20-year-old wood fans with brass trim from the living room. I saw the Modern Fan Company Ball fans and new right away they would be great in my living room. The installation instructions were very easy to following and I liked that the fan came with a few down rods, the longest of which fit my needs. The fans are gorgeous, quiet and a real attention getter. They are very modern without the overly industrial look of some other fans. In short they fit my KISS (keep it simple stupid) design style. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2007-12-20
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How do you reverse the rotation

Asked by: Tonyc
Thanks for your interest in this fan. Be sure to visit the "specifications" tab on this product page and download the PDF manufacturer instruction sheet by clicking on the provided link. This will pull up a document of information on installation and how to reverse the blade direction. Should you require some additional clarification beyond this and would like to speak to a product specialist directly, feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and we can assist you. Thanks for contacting us! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2016-02-02

How do I replace the light in my fan?

Asked by: Gsss
Hi there! If you ordered the fan through us; our customer service department would be happy to assist you with a light kit for your ceiling fan. All parts inquiries are accepted via email, so send a quick email to parts@ylighting.com with your previous order number if you have it, name, best contact information, and the part you are hoping to replace. Make sure to reference the original fixture as well, so that the process goes a bit faster. From there, our parts team will create a custom invoice for you and reach out to the manufacturer directly for pricing and availability. You can call in payment at a later time. We look forward to your email, and thanks for contacting us! YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2016-02-02

is a light available with this fan?

Asked by: umpire
Hi there, and thanks for your interest in this design. Yep this fan can be specified with a lighting option by selecting which light option (halogen or CFL) you would like in the drop down box entitled "Light Kit". Please let us know if we can offer any additional clarification beyond this - we are happy to help! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2016-02-02

In looking at the remote and wall options for operating the fan I don't see a remote option for fan only.  If I wanted this fan without the light does this mean I'd be restricted to the wall switch or is there a suitable remote?

Asked by: QuintessentiAl
If you are interested in the fan only without the light kit option, the remote listed on the product page will work. The remote handles fan and light functions. If you have additional questions, we are happy to help! Brian, YLighting Customer Support 866-842-6209
Answered by: Brian J
Date published: 2016-02-02

Can you use this fan outdoor in a covered patio?

Asked by: coco2015
Thanks for the question, Coco. Yes, you can! The Ball Ceiling Fan is 'damp rated' which means it can be used outdoors, provided it is not exposed to rain or direct contact with water. A covered patio should work perfectly. Please let us know if you have any further questions or need assistance with your product choices. YLighting Customer Support 866-842-6209
Answered by: Brian J
Date published: 2016-02-02

I just want to be able to turn the fan off and on and control the speed from a wall. Which option do I choose? No light.

Asked by: Donna A
Hey there Donna! You are not limited to the no light option unless you really just don't want or need a light kit. The Fan Speed Control (#001) is the wall control for just the fan without a light kit and no handheld remote options. There is also the the Handheld Remote Control (#003) which has a wall mount and can be used as a remote or remain mounted and be used as a wireless wall control. Alternatively, if you decide you would like the fan with only want a wall control and do not purchase the fan with a light kit, then options 002 (Three Wire Fan Speed & Light Control), 004(Two Wire Fan Speed & Light Control), and 005 (Two Wire Wall Control with Remote handset). Feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 to speak to a Product Specialist directly, and we are more than happy to go over some options with you! Stephanie, YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2015-07-08

What is the difference between the halogen light and the CFL light?  Are the bulbs in either easily changed?  Which would be brighter?

Asked by: JBranson
Hey there! The main difference between halogen and CFL is that the halogen is a warmer color temperature than the CFL (compact fluorescent lamp). Also, the Halogen is dimmable where the CFL is not. Typically the CFL has a screw in base where Halogen is usually a bi-pin base, but can also be found as traditional medium screw in base. Neither base type is easier or harder to replace, it really is just based on the individual fixture design. Should you require some additional clarification beyond this and would like to speak to a Product Specialist directly, feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and we can assist you. Thanks for contacting us! Stephanie, YLighting Team
Answered by: Steph P
Date published: 2016-02-02

can the light on these fan's dim?

Asked by: avkorin
Hi there! The fluorescent is not dimmable, but the halogen light kit is. Should you require some additional clarification beyond this and would like to speak to a Product Specialist directly, feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and we can assist you. Thanks for contacting us! Stephanie, YLighting Team
Answered by: Steph P
Date published: 2016-02-02

Does this fan come in a 36 inch blade span?

Asked by: LERR
A 36 inch blade option is not currently available.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-02-02
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