Modern Forms Ceiling Fan Review


I lately put in a Modern Forms Mykonos sensible ceiling fan in my three season porch. The fan is tremendous quiet. It completely matches the colour and elegance of the room. And, it simply integrates into my sensible residence.

I wouldn’t name myself an knowledgeable on ceiling followers, however I don’t must be an knowledgeable to be impressed. And, I used to be impressed…At the least for the primary two weeks.

Bother staying linked

I had zero issues with WiFi connectivity for about two weeks. Then someday I requested Alexa to activate my fan and bought no response.

As a way to repair it, I energy cycled the fan’s WiFi module by shutting it off on the breaker. Then I disabled and re-enabled the Alexa ability. Now, the fan and app work wonderful, however Alexa remains to be a bit iffy. Ceaselessly I’ve to repeat the Alexa command for the fan to reply.

I puzzled if I used to be the one one with this drawback and sadly it appears to be a widespread problem. Evaluations of the app (each iOS and Android) are full of clients which have had comparable connectivity issues. Everybody appears to say the identical factor, “fan’s nice, app sucks.”

I actually hope they’ll determine these connectivity points as a result of the fan is nice and the sensible integrations are candy when the fan stays linked. I’ll keep up a correspondence with assist and replace this text when the issue is solved.

UPDATE: It has been three days since I initially wrote this, and since then, the fan has been working flawlessly.

Discover the mannequin that matches your area

I bought the Mykonos mannequin as a result of it matches the colour and elegance of the room and since it’s one in all their decrease value fashions.

Nonetheless, Modern Forms makes a number of fashions with a wide range of sizes and kinds (and costs). They’ve fashions to match nearly any room and decor. The next fashions are a number of of the fashions accessible:

Modern model – Modern Forms Axis

Rustic model – Modern Forms Aviator

Industrial model – Modern Forms Cervantes

Basic model – Modern Forms Windflower

Set up

The set up directions had been slightly arduous to comply with at occasions. If I had by no means put in a ceiling fan earlier than, I believe I’d have struggled.

Probably the most intimidating a part of the set up is the wiring. The WiFi module has about eight wires hanging out of it. It connects to the fan motor, the sunshine, and your private home’s energy.

At first look, it seems like an enormous mess of wires. However (like the remainder of the set up) it’s not as difficult because it seems. All of the wires are coloration coordinated so it’s only a matter of matching the colours and utilizing the included wire nuts to attach all the things.

High quality construct and easy operation

It’s made with aluminum {hardware} and ABS blades. The fan seems to be balanced fairly effectively. There’s a very slight wobble at high velocity, however I needed to get dangerously near see it.

The lengthy lasting DC fan motor is almost silent. Even at it’s most velocity, the one perceptible sound is the sound of the air dashing over the blades. That is particularly noticeable when utilizing breeze mode, which randomly varies the fan velocity to simulate a breeze. You’re feeling the breeze and also you hear the breeze. It actually provides to the genuine really feel of the breeze.

The LED gentle shines at a formidable 1110 lumens which is greater than sufficient to gentle my 12′ x 12′ porch space. It’s additionally totally dimmable for when it’s essential set the temper.

Learn how to management Modern Forms followers

The Modern Forms followers are sensible followers. They arrive with a WiFi module that installs neatly contained in the fan housing.

You’ll be able to management each the fan and light-weight utilizing the Modern Forms app or you’ll be able to join them to Alexa (or Google Dwelling or SmartThings).