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Torsion Ceiling Fan

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By Dave Ellis.
By The Modern Fan Company.

The sleek profile of the Torsion Ceiling Fan provides bold, modern style. Featuring a compact aluminum body and plywood blades, Torsion can be customized through a variety of finishes. Optional lamp kits add additional depth to the design of this ceiling fan and offer a halogen or compact fluorescent option. Select from an open, small closed, or large closed lamp shade. Add a modern aesthetic and functional design to modern homes with the Torsion Ceiling Fan.

Product Features:

  • UL Listed for damp locations
  • Three 42", 52", or 62" plywood blades
  • Includes 5" and 17" downrods, yielding 12" or 24" overall height
  • 14° blade pitch
  • Select from 3 halogen or 2 compact fluorescent optional light kits
  • Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 84
  • Watts at high speed = 66
  • Airflow measured in cubic feet per minute at high speed (CFM) = 6247
  • Variety of control options

Fan Control Options:

  • 001 - Fan Speed Control: Basic four speed, fan operation control only
  • 003 - Handheld Remote Control:Independent fan and light operation using only one circuit (two wires), three speeds, full range dimming (for halogen or incandescent lamps) or "on/off" switching (for fluorescent lamps), includes wall hanging bracket
  • 004 - Two Wire Fan Speed and Light Control: Independent fan and light operation using only one circuit (two wires), three speeds, full range dimming (for halogen or incandescent lamps) or "on/off" switching (for fluorescent lamps), wires into a wall box
  • 005 - Wall Control with Remote Handset: Combination control package including the 004 Fan and Light Control and the 003 Handheld Remote Control handset, three speeds, full range dimming (for halogen or incandescent lamps) or "on/off" switching (for fluorescent lamps), control speed and dimming from wall control and compatible remote handset

Dimensions
  • Fan Body: 19"D X 5.5"H; 12" overall height
  • Canopy: 5.5"D
Material(s)
aluminum, plywood, composite
Lamp Type
HALOGEN, INCANDESCENT, COMPACT FLUORESCENT, CFL, FLUORESCENT
Bulbs
  • 250 / 252 / 270 - Halogen: 1 X 75W 120V G9 halogen (included)
  • 251 / 252 - Compact Fluorescent: 1 X 26W 120V GU24 compact fluorescent (included)
Listing
CUL, UL, DAMP-LOCATION
Manufacturer Specifications
Specifications Sheet 1, Specifications Sheet 2
Item Number
MOD-TORSION
Model(s)
TOR-GW TOR-GW-62 TOR-GW-42 TOR-GW-52 TOR-BN TOR-DB TOR-BN-42 TOR-BN-52 TOR-BN-62 TOR-DB-42 TOR-DB-52 TOR-DB-62

By Dave Ellis.
By The Modern Fan Company.

The sleek profile of the Torsion Ceiling Fan provides bold, modern style. Featuring a compact aluminum body and plywood blades, Torsion can be customized through a variety of finishes. Optional lamp kits add additional depth to the design of this ceiling fan and offer a halogen or compact fluorescent option. Select from an open, small closed, or large closed lamp shade. Add a modern aesthetic and functional design to modern homes with the Torsion Ceiling Fan.

Product Features:

  • UL Listed for damp locations
  • Three 42", 52", or 62" plywood blades
  • Includes 5" and 17" downrods, yielding 12" or 24" overall height
  • 14° blade pitch
  • Select from 3 halogen or 2 compact fluorescent optional light kits
  • Airflow efficiency at high speed (CFM/Watts) = 84
  • Watts at high speed = 66
  • Airflow measured in cubic feet per minute at high speed (CFM) = 6247
  • Variety of control options

Fan Control Options:

  • 001 - Fan Speed Control: Basic four speed, fan operation control only
  • 003 - Handheld Remote Control:Independent fan and light operation using only one circuit (two wires), three speeds, full range dimming (for halogen or incandescent lamps) or "on/off" switching (for fluorescent lamps), includes wall hanging bracket
  • 004 - Two Wire Fan Speed and Light Control: Independent fan and light operation using only one circuit (two wires), three speeds, full range dimming (for halogen or incandescent lamps) or "on/off" switching (for fluorescent lamps), wires into a wall box
  • 005 - Wall Control with Remote Handset: Combination control package including the 004 Fan and Light Control and the 003 Handheld Remote Control handset, three speeds, full range dimming (for halogen or incandescent lamps) or "on/off" switching (for fluorescent lamps), control speed and dimming from wall control and compatible remote handset

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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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not your old ceiling fan love this fan! Super quiet, powerful motor, really cools the space and is so much fun to look at. Three blades are sleek yet super effective. My husband and I are both designers and obsess over design details, we really appreciate how well this fan functions and how beautiful it is.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful ceiling fan! We have a home with vaulted ceilings, so to find a fan to meet the needs of the ceiling pitch, and mount - we searched high and low. We found the Torsion Fan and ordered two for bedrooms on each end of our house. The fans are marvelous. Low and medium setting is perfect - high is very powerful! We purchased with the larger light, which throws more light that the previous ceiling light that we replaced. Our home is passive solar and built with SIP construction. The fans will be well used in the winter as well to move air around the house since we have no duct system (radiant floor heat). We purchase the brushed nickle with maple blades. They are stunningly beautiful. The only drawback is that there is no way to reverse the fan from the hand held control.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Fan & Customer Service As a long time home owner I've installed a lot of fans and mainly those purchased at the big box stores. I didn't like any of the fans on a recent shopping trip so started looking on the web. Was very happy to fine YLighting and the Torsion Fan! Very unique look, surprisingly creates a super strong draft for 3 blades and very easy to install. Fast order process, quick shipping and arrived in great shape. You won't go wrong dealing with this company and product.
Date published: 2014-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality, Modern, Funtional and Good Looking I've bought from Modern Fan Company before, and I'm even more impressed with this fan than I had expected. The parts are solid and well manufactured, and the overall look is just the right mix of industrial modern and transitional style. The fan comes with choices for down tubes, and you can choose both the body and blade colors. The mahogany blades have more knots than I would like, but in all I'm very pleased. Great purchase.
Date published: 2014-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fan and style! I purchased one Torsion fan for my newly built home, after the easy install and great style I purchased three more in different colors and sizes, and all look terrific! I thought there was an issue with one of them, Modern Fan quickly sent me a complete replacement, only to find out it was a wiring issue in the new house, but still great customer service!
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Looking Fan I love this fan as it looks great and works well. I have the all nickel version. I loved it so much that I have 3 and may even order a 4th. I find most fans not very attactive but this one is streamlined and looks great. I have one with no light and two with lights and they all look great!
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Looks and It Works! So quiet and very efficient. On lowest speed in a short time, our fan (in reverse direction) evens out our bedroom temp by moving the warmer air from our 16-ft ceiling down to the living level. I imagine in the summer, it will provide cooling relief. And, it looks great!
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fan while providing a unique style. From purchase to installing the fan. Very simple. Great looking fan that provides style to your room while keeping you cool. Excellent wind flow with the 62" fan that I purchased. Would recommend this fan if your into the contemporary look.
Date published: 2014-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish Fan and great quality. Contemporary fan that provides great wind flow and a great look for your room. Would recommend to anyone. I have purchased many modern fans and everyone is built with quality second to none. Great value for the product.
Date published: 2014-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful modern fan. This is a very well constructed fan. the maple blades matched the wood of my bamboo cabinets perfectly. And its LED compatible. I wanted a BigAss fan but this was a great less expensive alternative.
Date published: 2014-08-23
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Has anyone used this fan for an outdoor porch?

Asked by: Kski
This fan is listed and approved for damp locations so it would last in environments where some moisture is to be expected. That said, the fan is not waterproof so if the porch is shallow or you live in an area with a lot of wind/rain that would result in the fan being splashed, we would suggest considering some weatherproof alternative. If do you decide to try it out on an overhanging porch, make sure that is it set back far enough from the edge to provide some shelter, or think about incorporating some detachable screening to protect it from the elements. If you would like to chat more with a product specialist directly, feel free to give us a call at 866.842.6209 and we can further advise you. Thanks for contacting us! Parin Ylighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2016-02-02

Can this fan be installed on a sloped ceiling (38 degree)? If so, does the fan come with the appropriate ceiling crown or does another one need to be purchased?

Asked by: westy
Thank you for your question. We sell sloped ceiling adapters that would work for your space. Modern Fan sloped ceiling adapters are for use on ceiling slopes that exceed 33° and up to 45°. http://www.ylighting.com/mod-045.html Please let us know if you have any further questions or need assistance with your product choices. Our sales team has years of experience working within the Interiors and Architectural fields and are a great resource with your search for design objects in lighting, furniture and bath. Please use our expertise to help you realize your design vision or simply find that "right" piece. YLighting Customer Support 866-842-6209
Answered by: Brian J
Date published: 2016-02-02

Can this fan be used with a 4' down rod?

Asked by: LindaZ
Hey there! Yes, this fan can be used with any length Matthews Fan downrod. To use it with any accessories by another fan manufacturer may void the warranty, as with all of our fan manufacturers. Thanks for reaching out! YLighting Customer Service - 866.428.9289
Answered by: Stephanie P
Date published: 2016-02-02

can this torsion fan be mounted on a vaulted ceiling

Asked by: GG62
Thanks for your interest in this design. Yes this unit can be installed on a sloped ceiling. 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

Can this fan be installed on a sloped ceiling

Asked by: dlw54
Thanks for your interest in this design. Yes this unit can be installed on a sloped ceiling. 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

On the 4-speed control, is #1 or #4 position supposed to be the fastest rotation?

Asked by: Elle55
Hi there. The last position will be the quickest unless programmed otherwise. Thank very much for getting in touch! Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2016-02-02

My ceiling is 10foot in bedroom. It suggest a 12 down rod might be good there.  Can I get this fan in either 52 or 62 blades, and get two down rods of my choice along with the fan???  What is the ENTIRE  width of fan with 62 inch blades?????

Asked by: Marget
Hi there. When a fan lists the blade span as 42" 52" or 62", this refers to the entire diameter of the fan as a whole unit, and it does not refer to the length of each blade (this would make for a fan at least ten feet across!) In other words, the 62" model will be 62" in diameter. Also, this model comes with two down rod options, one 5" and one 17". This would make the overall height of the entire unit either 12" or 24", respectively. While no custom length down rods are available for this model, if you were to use the shorter of the two down rods, the whole fan would only come a foot down into your room, leaving 9 feet overhead. 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

Can the fan direction be reversed?

Asked by: Beachbum 2
Hi there. Yes, the reverse switch is located on the top of the fan body. When reading the REVERSE label, the LEFT position is for summer and the RIGHT position is for winter. Diagrams and directions for installation and fan reversal can be found on the manufacturer Modern Fan's website. 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

How is fan direction reversed?  I plan to hang it in a large great room, so access will be difficult unless remote controlled. How is this accessed?

Asked by: Beachbum 2
The reverse switch is located on the top of the fan body. When reading the REVERSE label, the LEFT position is for summer and the RIGHT position is for winter. Diagrams and directions for installation and fan reversal can be found on the manufacturer Modern Fan's website. 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

Ceiling height is 13 feet, is there a 3 foot rod available for the Torsion

Asked by: msrr
Hi there, while this fan does not come with that particular down rod option by default, custom down rod options are available upon request from this manufacturer. Our sales team would just need to enter this as a custom invoice, and that sort of thing could be handled easily over the phone. Feel free to give us a call anytime at 866.842.6209 and we are more than happy to go over some options with you. Parin YLighting Customer Service
Answered by: Parin
Date published: 2016-02-02
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