Modern Forms Ceiling Fan Review

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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 magnificence of the room. And, it simply integrates into my sensible residence.

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



Bother staying linked

UPDATE: It has been a number of months since I initially wrote this, and since then, the fan has been working flawlessly. It responds shortly to all my Alexa instructions and works reliably with my SmartThings hub.

I had zero issues with WiFi connectivity for about two weeks. Then at some point I requested Alexa to activate my fan and acquired no response.

In an effort 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 talent. Now, the fan and app work tremendous, however Alexa continues to be a bit iffy. Continuously I’ve to repeat the Alexa command for the fan to reply.

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

I actually hope they will 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 help and replace this text when the issue is solved.


Discover the mannequin that matches your area

I bought the Mykonos mannequin as a result of it matches the colour and magnificence of the room and since it’s certainly one of their decrease price fashions.

Nevertheless, Modern Forms makes plenty 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 couple of of the fashions obtainable:

Modern type – Modern Forms Axis

Rustic type – Modern Forms Aviator

Industrial type – Modern Forms Cervantes

Traditional type – Modern Forms Windflower


Set up

The set up directions have been slightly laborious to comply with at occasions. If I had by no means put in a ceiling fan earlier than, I believe I might 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 own home’s energy.

At first look, it appears like an enormous mess of wires. However (like the remainder of the set up) it’s not as sophisticated because it appears. 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 every part.


High quality construct and clean operation

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

The lengthy lasting DC fan motor is sort of silent. Even at it’s most velocity, the one perceptible sound is the sound of the air speeding over the blades. That is particularly noticeable when utilizing breeze mode, which randomly varies the fan velocity to simulate a breeze. You are 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 powerful 1110 lumens which is greater than sufficient to gentle my 12′ x 12′ porch space. It’s additionally totally dimmable for when you’ll want to set the temper.


How you can 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 possibly can join them to Alexa (or Google House or SmartThings).