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Design by Ron Rezek. By The Modern Fan Company.  Featuring softer, organic lines, the Plum Ceiling Fan still maintains a clean modern appearance. Plum is made of die-cast aluminum and is available in two finishes. The blades... Read More
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Item #: MOD-PLUM-CEILING-FAN

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Design by Ron Rezek.
By The Modern Fan Company.

Featuring softer, organic lines, the Plum Ceiling Fan still maintains a clean modern appearance. Plum is made of die-cast aluminum and is available in two finishes. The blades are a plywood laminate and offer blade spans of 52" or 42" (overall diameter). The optional light kits provide ambient lighting in your choice of halogen or compact fluorescent lamping; the halogen offers two sizes of glass. The ceiling 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.

Product Features:

  • Airflow measured in cubic feet per minute at high speed (CFM) = 5679
  • Watts at high speed = 70
  • Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 81
  • Includes 4" and 16" downrods for 12" 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)
  • Fan body available in either a gloss white powder coat or brushed aluminum finish
  • Fan blades available in either a gloss white coating or metallic aluminum paint
  • Note: Express shipping is available on this item. In most cases, orders received before 12:00 PM Pacific time will ship the same day.

Notes:

To calculate overall height when using optional downrods, add 8" to the downrod length.

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Specifications

Material(s): Aluminum, plywood laminate

Dimensions:

  • Fan body: 8" Dia X 6.25" H
  • Ceiling canopy: 5.25" Dia
  • Includes 4" and 16" downrods for 12" or 24" overall height.
  • 250/251 light kits will add 5" to overall height of the fan.
  • 270 light kit will add 2.5" to overall height of the fan.

Bulbs: 250/270: 1 X 75W G9 halogen lamp (included) 251: 1 X 26W GU24 low profile self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamp (included)

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Models

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Prosuct -- Excellent Service! We are just completing a total remodeling of our kitchen and found the perfect ceiling fan on the YLighting Web Site. The 42 inch Plum Fan is perfect for small kitchens. My contractor was particularly impressed by the precision parts that made it easy to assemble and install, and enable it to live up to its lifetime warranty. Best of all was the expeditious service of YLighting. The fan arrived in just three days; right on schedule for its installation. Frrom now on we'll check the YLighting site before going any farther on the Web for the broad range of products they offer.
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect finishing touch In the last stages of our 50's ranch house remodel, we needed a ceiling fan for our peaked roof living room. It's a small house, and we needed the perfect fit, with the perfect styling, and an affordable price. After junking the huge 80s fan that the previous owners had installed, we spent a week looking at every option. Y Lighting had the most comprehensive selection at the best prices. The Plum Ceiling Fan ended up being the PERFECT fan for this space. Modern but classic, is is a beautiful detail in our home. Thank you!
Date published: 2012-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Love our Plum Ceiling Fan We needed to replace a rather large ceiling fan with a light. After looking at a ton of different fan designs, some with lights and some without, we decided that the only way we could find a fan that was not intrusive, we would have to forgo a light. Then we found the Plum Ceiling fan. It's sleek design meets all of our needs. It is absolutely silent, has a minimal footprint, even with 52 inch blades and a minimalist, yet powerful light that works on a dimmer. Rarely have we been as satisfied with a purchase.
Date published: 2012-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful modern yet soft fan. This is a beautiful fan that functions nicely. It is modern and simple, but the brushed chrome and curved edges make it soft while keeping it very simple and clean. I could see it looking good in a number of different types of decors. It is not absolutely silent, but it is relatively quiet. The electrician who installed it got his own wall unit for it as opposed to using the one that came with it.
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Form and Function I took a chance and ordered 8 of these fans before there were very many reviews, 4 aluminum and 4 white. They have now been installed in my newly remodeled mid-century modern home and I love them. They look cool and they move air! The blades are not real aluminum, like some reviews have said they are a painted plywood type material, but they still look great and I am very happy with them.
Date published: 2012-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a great-looking fan, but I have some reservations about its mechanics. I have always admired the design of the Modern Fan Company fans. Most ceiling fans are so clunky, big, ill-proportioned, and just—usually—ugly. After many years of settling for cheaper, uglier ceiling fans, I bought the Plum by MFC. It is a beautiful fan. It looks great just silently sitting, not even in motion. Installation was simple and straight-forward, a standard installation. I am using the remote option since I live in a very old house with old, odd wiring. While I would like the blades to be a bit longer (I have the 52" version), the fan moves a decent amount of air. My one reservation about the fan is a disconcerting non-periodic clicking noise that developed on the higher speeds just a few days after installation (it has been working only about a week). I have emailed MFC and am hoping they have an easy explanation. It sounds like something is unbalanced, which I hope is not true for a new fan.
Date published: 2012-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great style, cool fan I liked the shape of this fan. The finish looks great and with the additional remote it really works great. Only minus would be that even with a certified wall switch (not a Modern Company one) the fans hums a little. Once replaced with the brand remote the humming nearly disappear but I had more silent fans before. Overall I am happy and recommend this product
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slick and efficient I called to place the order and got confirmation that the item was in stock. The ceiling fan is slick and discrete with the short arm (we have low ceilings). It moves the air very nicely with the 52 blades. The 75W halogen provides ambient light for a 14 X 15 bedroom but we'd need additional light to read in bed. Also it is very quiet.
Date published: 2011-10-17
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Plum Ceiling Fan is rated 4.5714 out of 5 by 56.
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Plum Ceiling Fan is rated 4.5714 out of 5 by 56.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Prosuct -- Excellent Service! We are just completing a total remodeling of our kitchen and found the perfect ceiling fan on the YLighting Web Site. The 42 inch Plum Fan is perfect for small kitchens. My contractor was particularly impressed by the precision parts that made it easy to assemble and install, and enable it to live up to its lifetime warranty. Best of all was the expeditious service of YLighting. The fan arrived in just three days; right on schedule for its installation. Frrom now on we'll check the YLighting site before going any farther on the Web for the broad range of products they offer.
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect finishing touch In the last stages of our 50's ranch house remodel, we needed a ceiling fan for our peaked roof living room. It's a small house, and we needed the perfect fit, with the perfect styling, and an affordable price. After junking the huge 80s fan that the previous owners had installed, we spent a week looking at every option. Y Lighting had the most comprehensive selection at the best prices. The Plum Ceiling Fan ended up being the PERFECT fan for this space. Modern but classic, is is a beautiful detail in our home. Thank you!
Date published: 2012-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Love our Plum Ceiling Fan We needed to replace a rather large ceiling fan with a light. After looking at a ton of different fan designs, some with lights and some without, we decided that the only way we could find a fan that was not intrusive, we would have to forgo a light. Then we found the Plum Ceiling fan. It's sleek design meets all of our needs. It is absolutely silent, has a minimal footprint, even with 52 inch blades and a minimalist, yet powerful light that works on a dimmer. Rarely have we been as satisfied with a purchase.
Date published: 2012-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful modern yet soft fan. This is a beautiful fan that functions nicely. It is modern and simple, but the brushed chrome and curved edges make it soft while keeping it very simple and clean. I could see it looking good in a number of different types of decors. It is not absolutely silent, but it is relatively quiet. The electrician who installed it got his own wall unit for it as opposed to using the one that came with it.
Date published: 2012-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Form and Function I took a chance and ordered 8 of these fans before there were very many reviews, 4 aluminum and 4 white. They have now been installed in my newly remodeled mid-century modern home and I love them. They look cool and they move air! The blades are not real aluminum, like some reviews have said they are a painted plywood type material, but they still look great and I am very happy with them.
Date published: 2012-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This is a great-looking fan, but I have some reservations about its mechanics. I have always admired the design of the Modern Fan Company fans. Most ceiling fans are so clunky, big, ill-proportioned, and just—usually—ugly. After many years of settling for cheaper, uglier ceiling fans, I bought the Plum by MFC. It is a beautiful fan. It looks great just silently sitting, not even in motion. Installation was simple and straight-forward, a standard installation. I am using the remote option since I live in a very old house with old, odd wiring. While I would like the blades to be a bit longer (I have the 52" version), the fan moves a decent amount of air. My one reservation about the fan is a disconcerting non-periodic clicking noise that developed on the higher speeds just a few days after installation (it has been working only about a week). I have emailed MFC and am hoping they have an easy explanation. It sounds like something is unbalanced, which I hope is not true for a new fan.
Date published: 2012-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great style, cool fan I liked the shape of this fan. The finish looks great and with the additional remote it really works great. Only minus would be that even with a certified wall switch (not a Modern Company one) the fans hums a little. Once replaced with the brand remote the humming nearly disappear but I had more silent fans before. Overall I am happy and recommend this product
Date published: 2013-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slick and efficient I called to place the order and got confirmation that the item was in stock. The ceiling fan is slick and discrete with the short arm (we have low ceilings). It moves the air very nicely with the 52 blades. The 75W halogen provides ambient light for a 14 X 15 bedroom but we'd need additional light to read in bed. Also it is very quiet.
Date published: 2011-10-17
Ron Rezek

Designer: 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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Modern Fan Company. Consciously cool.

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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