Among other ceiling fan brands, Minka Aire offers good and reliable ceiling fans. If you want to explore the best options of this brand, here are the top Minka Aire ceiling fan reviews to help you out.
Minka Aire is one of the world’s most popular manufacturers of ceiling fans and the ceiling fans of this company are very popular in the market. The company is based in California and it is renowned for its unusual, bold shapes and artistic designs. Minka Aire ceiling fans are striking in nature without too many bright colors. They offer an optimum mixture of function and form which shows the elegance of the maker the way they integrate the blades of fan into the motor housing.
Minka Aire fans are also famous for their ability to improve airflow and ventilation, this is how they increase the comfort level for interior areas. They can be a bit costly as compared with other brands in the market, the extra price is justified with its quiet motor functionality, excellent airflow and energy-efficient feature. When you buy Minka Aire ceiling fans, you will observe that the company is not afraid to experiment with visual concepts that you may not have seen in the market.
Top Minka Aire Ceiling Fans Reviews in 2021
1. Minka Aire Light Wave 52-Inch Ceiling Fan
Minka Aire light wave ceiling fan is made to look ambiguous and people have mistaken it for a modern lighting fixture. It is hardly recognizable as a ceiling fan if you spot it from a distance. if you are looking for a ceiling fan that can benefit you with its ventilation and airflow functionality, this ceiling fan model is an ideal choice for you.
Light wave ceiling fan features three fan blades with koa wood finish, a highly sought after wood associated with Hawaii. It offers ease of use with its three-speed settings, full range of light dimming capabilities and remote control is also included in the package. The light wave model never wastes your energy or time and it is a simple and elegant unit overall.
It can be installed in medium to large sized rooms and it can affect the airflow as well as the ventilation after turning it on, within a few minutes the stale spaces become fresh again. The uniquely shaped blades of this unit are technically designed to generate maximum efficiency. No part of this model is unnecessary, it is as per requirement. The design is sleek and slim with powerful performance.
Minka Aire Light Wave fan has an integrated LED light kit, it features dimmable option to offer variable illumination for the users. The package also includes a 6” downrod. However, Minka Aire gives preference to the tall ceilings, therefore, you can get a longer downrod replacement free in exchange for this downrod from the company.
Are you looking for a unique ceiling fan design? If yes, you should check our review on Minka Aire Artemis Ceiling fan too, as it is made in a unique design.
Related Read: Minka Aire Light Wave Fan Review
- Similar to sought after koa wood
- The design is very stylish and minimalist (hardly looks like a ceiling fan)
- Almost completely noiseless (even on high speed settings)
- Reversible feature is manual, cannot be done using a remote
2. Minka Aire Concept II Ceiling Fan
Minka Aire Concept II fan is a beautiful item and it has the ability to compete with other ceiling fans from this brand such as Light wave, but it still manages to become unique at the same time. Concept II is available in different sizes, this ceiling fan can be installed in your room regardless of the size of the room.
The unit is also unique because it sits closer to the ceiling. The ceiling fan is a low profile design equipped with three blades at a 14 inch pitch with a powerful motor of 153 x 155mm. It will not make a statement in large dining room with tall ceilings, however, the right size of the unit can work perfectly for your place. It can switch easily between the circulation of cool air and trapping the warm air.
As per manufacturer’s site, the annual cost of this Minka-Aire Concept II ceiling fan is more or less $8 (it may differ because it depends on usage), so it is an energy efficient unit. This ceiling fan is capable of generating 2629 CFM of air per minute, it is very efficient. It also supports an integrated light made from white opal glass. The lighting is not a replacement for your regular lights, therefore, do not expect strong and focused lighting from this fan.
When you read the reviews, you come to know that it is easy to install. If you do not want the white opal light fixture, remove it and replace it with the associated cap. Some user reviewed that there is a slight sound when it rotates on high speed settings though it cannot disturb you while you are sleeping.
- Powerful unit
- Generates good airflow with minimal energy cost approx ($8/year)*
- It is extremely easy to install
- The light is not designed in such a way to replace your existing lighting fixture
Here is our detailed review on Minka Aire concept ii fan with comparison guide.
3. Minka Aire Spacesaver 26″ Ceiling Fan – Best Small
Minka Aire F520L-WH Spacesaver ceiling fan is the smallest ceiling fan in this list that we have reviewed. It is available in a very small size that is 26 inches, but we have included it in this Minka Aire ceiling fans list. If you are searching for a small Minka-Aire ceiling fan, smaller than Light wave model, smaller than Minka Aire concept II unit too, this is your option to consider. This 26-inch ceiling fan is designed for rooms that are small in size or have low ceilings. The blades of this unit are shorter and fatter than usual. This feature allows it to save space while rotating the body to generate airflow efficiently.
The design of Minka-Aire Spacesaver ceiling fan is simple with no fussy adornments like other Minka-Aire fans. It has an opal glass globe that is neat and clean. The light kit is not the brightest one, but you can use the lighting while reading after dark. The only problem with Minka-Aire F520L-WH model is that it does not have a remote in the package. So you need to switch the speed modes manually or buy a remote separately here because it is compatible with remotes.
Keeping in view the price of this unit, it is a little disappointing that it doesn’t have a remote, but the unit is lovable due to its soft, diffused illumination, ability to fill the room with the fresh air within the minutes. This Minka-Aire unit is an ideal choice for small rooms produced by the company. If you have narrow ceilings, its small size will be a perfect choice to fit there. We also recommend this ceiling fan to use in small bathrooms and it avoids the condensation and helps to ventilate the space rapidly. If you are looking for a small Minka-Aire fan, we recommend this unit.
- It is perfect for rooms lacking space
- Blades are meant to maximize efficiency and space
- Soft, diffused illumination to provide desired ‘mood’ lighting
- Only recommended for small spaces
- No remote control is included in the package (sold separately)
4. Minka Aire F868L-ORB Sleek 60-Inch Smart Fan
Minka Aire F868L ORB Ceiling Fan is another smart fan produced from Minka Aire and it is even more luxurious as compared with 844-DK Light Wave model. The minimalistic design enables you to observe the pattern here. Minka Aire ceiling fans are luxurious in nature. F868L ORB comes with three thin blades with oil rubbed bronze finish. It is listed in one of the modern smart ceiling fans by Minka Aire.
It means that it comes with Wifi enabled feature and you can control the unit using your mobile phone, Alexa and Google home. To activate it, you need the appropriate software that offers these functions, the instructions are pretty clear. It will not take longer than twenty minutes, after setting it up, control the ceiling fan using your voice command.
If there are some smart devices in your home, you can integrate them with additional software. There is a downside in this unit too, it supports only two speed levels including low and high. At times, it makes a little noise as compared with Light wave unit, but in exchange, you will get a better and cooler airflow.
It features a noticeable effect on temperature within a few minutes of usage, in medium to large rooms, especially when the season is hot, summer. When you rotate it on the high speed settings, you will see the powerful airflow around you. People consider this unit due to its noticeable breeze during the summer season.
Finally, This Minka Aire ceiling fan can be an ideal choice for your bedrooms and living rooms.
- Compatible with remote, smart devices, and your voice to make it easier to control
- Elegant, minimalist design with a subtle profile
- Reprogrammed Remote control is included
- It features only two speed settings instead of the three speed settings
5. Minka Aire F566-WH Flush Mount Fan – Budget Friendly
Minka-Aire F566 WH ceiling fan is a traditional fan from this company as well as in these reviews. Unlike ORB and Light Wave model, it is one of the classic designs that feature five blades along with an oblong shape. They are longer and the blades are quite different as compared with Light Wave’s blades which are curved and thinner at the ends.
The airflow capability of this ceiling fan is another feature to notice. This unit can work well with medium and large interiors. It attaches with a flush mount base, so it is not compatible with angled ceilings. F566-WH fan is the first fan in this reviewed list that comes with a pull chain. This is something surprisingly traditional and classic by the company.
It is available in three speed settings to adjust, but it is devoid of a lighting fixture. The light kit should be purchased separately in order to use as a part. They are available in the market but still you can use the unit without light kit. It is not a silent unit, when you rotate it on medium and high settings, it does create a humming sound.
One of the most attractive feature of this model is its low price. Minka Aire is renowned for creating high quality and luxurious fans. They have many fan models that comes with fewer blades and start from a few hundred dollars. Minka Aire F566-WH fan is available at affordable price and the price is much lower, so it is an affordable way to get luxurious fans from this brand. If you are looking for a budget price Minka Aire ceiling fan, this unit is for you.
- It is easy to install (hang while wiring)
- Plates/connections protected with rubber for noise control
- Available at a very low price (budget price unit from Minka Aire)
- The look of the fan is little old fashioned
6. Minka Aire F548-ORB/EX Contractor Collection Fan
Minka-Aire F548-ORB/EX ceiling fan is from the contractor collection of Minka Aire similar to F566-WH hugger ceiling fan. The size of these units is the same and the blades are of same shape and the number of blades is also the same. That is why the performance of the units is somewhat similar too. We give preference to this oil rubbed bronze finish model due to its good personality. It is just personal preference, however, many users will decide to get a white ORB flush mount unit rather than this one.
A pull chain feature is also available in this weathered pine fan, five blades and the beautiful brightness of the uniquely designed lighting globe. The 3-speed levels of the unit can generate more or less 4800 CFM (cubic feet per minute). There is a one difference that make it unique from Minka Aire white ORB ceiling fan that is the type of mount.
The white ORB fan comes with a flush mount frame made to nestle right against the ceiling, whereast the contractor unit by Minka features a downrod mount. Therefore, ORB unit is suitable for interiors with low ceilings. Minka Aire Contractor fan is ideal choice for those with high ceilings and without any space issues. apart from the above features, the two units are quite similar and even feature the same blade span of twelve degree.
If we come up with a difference in mount options, the only main difference between the two units is aesthetic. So, if you have enough space, select the one that suits your style and interior preferences. The white ORB comes with simple white color but the contract ceiling fan adds a touch of elegance because of its beautiful brown blades and attracting light globe provide unique experience. If you are looking for a Minka Aire ceiling fan with light kit in this review list, this is the ideal choice because it has a good looking light kit.
- Almost similar to Minka Aire F566-WH but better looking
- Highly efficient with five blades
- Great at providing good airflow on stuffy days
- It can become noisy when rotate on its highest setting
7. Minka Aire Java 54″ Outdoor Ceiling Fan
Minka Aire Java ceiling fan is ideal for outdoor use and it is adaptable to all weather elements, unlike F566-WH model. This unit can be installed on a partially covered or uncovered area, it is preferable for verandahs, sheds, patios and any other outdoor area that is unprotected against weather conditions. It is more costly than some of the ceiling fans in this list due to this feature.
Java ceiling fans’ blades are constructed from brushed nickel in order to withstand rain, harsh sunlight and wind. The three blades of the unit taper to a thinner width at the ends. It helps them to cut through the air in efficient manner even when it is very hot, stuffy and humid. Furthermore, there are only two settings including low and high, with a little less accuracy. However, both function at the best level to manage the atmosphere around you.
It is one of our favorite fans in this Minka Aire ceiling fans reviews list. Luckily, it features a lot of value for its price tag. Even it is designed for outdoor use, it is made from exceptionally high quality metal and stylish in nature. Minka Aire Java installation should be on a very high surface, damp from rain or condensation or just away from your seating space for manual controls to be bit irritating. However, Java model by Minka-Aire can be integrated with Alexa and Google home controls for voice control, you need a software to do it.
- Can withstand all weather conditions, ideal for use outdoors
- Smart compatible (use voice control feature, download software)
- Strong and sturdy model (made from brushed nickel)
- One of the most expensive ceiling fans
8. Minka Aire Wave II 60″ Unique Ceiling Fan
Minka Aire Wave II ceiling fan is a beautiful and minimalistic design ceiling fan. It has unusual blades, only two blades. They are designed with Hawaiian koa wood finish like Minka Light Wave to offer an elegantly rustic look. If you consider it more like a boat’s propeller than a ceiling fan for a room, we agree with your opinion.
One can hardly consider it a ceiling fan from a distance which will make it attractive for people finding an aesthetic piece. The customer reviews are overwhelming how much they get compliments on this unit. It is not always true when it comes to dealing with the number of blades in terms of calculating the power of the fan. There is a taste of aesthetics also added here.
It is still a best ceiling fan, but we observed the relative thinness of its blades prevents it from competing with other units from Minka Aire in terms of efficient air like Minka Aire F844-DK light wave model. On the brighter side, it functions quietly even on its highest speed level. The customers also pointed out that the advertised speeds of this fan are two including low and high. But these speeds are split into three high speeds and three low speed settings, so it means it comes with 6-speed levels, cool.
Minka Aire Wave II is compatible with Minka Aire light kits, so you can add lighting fixture to it. You are limited to choose a small light due to its unique shape and design. It can be a hurdle for some house owners but it will be adjusted with its extremely low operating cost. Wave II ceiling fan is one of the cheapest to operate among all the ceiling fans in this review list.
- The unique design makes it a true piece of art
- Koa wood finish adds a luxury touch
- Among the cheapest to run
- Designed with two blades, so not as powerful as other units
9. Minka Aire F568-BCW Belcaro Walnut Finished Fan
Minka Aire Belcaro walnut ceiling fan and F548-ORB contractor ceiling fan are alike but there are some significant differences. The style and aesthetic of the units is similar, both units feature pull chain and five blades with similar shape. However, F568-BCW Belcaro ceiling fan has 44” and 52” size, it also comes with a shorter model of only 32-inch which is not present with the contractor unit. The short version of this fan will be an ideal option for ventilating the narrow spaces.
This unit features a drop downrod mount similar to the Contract fan. If the ceilings are extremely low, the flush mount model will be an ideal selection. So the optimal place to put this fan is a high space including bedrooms and living rooms etc.
There are some customers who reviewed that Belcaro Walnut ceiling fan wobble at its highest speed level. However, if the installation of the unit is perfect, it would not create any noise even on its highest speed setting. At its highest power, it deliver around 5995 CFM (cubic feet per minute) airflow.
The package does not contain an integrated lighting fixture, but you can add a light kit as it is compatible. The small spotlight can replace the bronze cap in the center. The spotlight may not be sufficient for large rooms.
- Can be opted for rooms/indoor walkways
- Equally efficient clockwise as counter clockwise direction
- Maple blades are lightweight as well as stylish
- Some reports of slight wobble at its the highest speed level
10. Minka Aire F738-WHF, Pancake, 52″ Fan
Minka Aire Pancake 52-inch ceiling fan is the most expensive ceiling fan in this reviews list. It is almost eight times as expensive in terms of price as compared with the cheapest one we have reviewed here. There is no doubt in saying that it has a quality design. It is equipped with beautiful blades Minka Aire likes to design to make it more striking, functional and efficient that makes it one of the best Minka Aire fans.
There are four fan blades that are thinner towards the end and the distressed koa finish adds elegance to it. These beautiful blades deliver 5405 CFM airflow at its highest speed, and it comes with 3-speed settings. It comes with the longest downrod mounts in the list of Minka Aire ceiling fan. When this unit is installed on high ceiling, the impact is grand.
If your ceilings are not the tallest ones, you can send the downrod back in order to get a shorter mount. This 52 inch Pancake ceiling fan is one of the Minka Aire ceiling fans without lights. It is also not compatible with lighting fixture and there is no space for a light kit. The central housing is also simple and traditional in nature. Minka Aire pays attention to the look and style of the units and designs a ceiling fan that can be taken as a piece of art.
- It has a beautiful & elegant design (attempts to display a piece of art)
- Features five angled blades cut easily through stuffy air
- The unit is ideal for tall ceilings
- One of expensive models manufactured by Minka Aire
11. Minka Aire F786-SL Simple – 44″ Ceiling Fan
This simple ceiling fan from Minka Aire is an outdoor ceiling fan featuring a contemporary design. Its impressive airflow and strong, clean lines enable it to become an energy efficient as well as stylish unit and it makes the indoor as well as outdoor spaces comfortable. Minka Aire F786-SL ceiling fan is wet-rated that is why it can be used outdoors safely.
This ceiling fan can be installed anywhere, even partially covered and exposed to the weather conditions. It is capable of bearing the wind very well if installed correctly. You will not be able to hear anything even in gusty conditions, it won’t be more than a wobble. Whereas on calm days, the ceiling fan works exceptionally well and noise-free. It is designed with noise-reducing technology to ensure its quiet performance for any space.
Although this simple ceiling fan contains three blades, but the motor of the unit is powerful and keeps the large rooms filled with fresh air easily. In the package, it does not have an integrated light kit, but you can install a light kit due to compatibility. You can add a single spotlight to the centre housing and can kill two birds with one stone. The package also gives a lengthy downrod mount but you can exchange it for the shorter one if you do not have taller ceilings.
- The design is contemporary, beautiful and minimalist
- Ideal for wet and windy conditions
- Supported by six variable speed settings
- It may create sound when first turned on, but gets quieter over time
What to Expect from Minka Aire Ceiling Fans
Minka Aire ceiling fans design exceptionally good fans that can be considered as minimalist pieces of art. The design of the fans is very unique in nature and offer pure functionality. There are more brands that offer such features such as Honeywell ceiling fans. That is the reason that everyone do not consider these exceptional fans.
However, if you are looking for bold styles and designs, keeping in view that install such fans that can attract the eyes of your friends, there are a number of units available. It includes F868L-ORB, Light Wave and Wave II ceiling fans that we reviewed in this Minka Aire fans list, these are the most striking ones.
When you go through the Minka Aire fan reviews, you will come to know that Minka Aire ceiling fans offer sophisticated functions with their bold shapes and minimalist design. The new ceiling fans designed by the manufacturers are equipped with smart feature compatibility. The software download is necessary for it, it will turn their fan into a smart device that can be managed through voice controls.
This way you can use a number of control options including voice commands for activation, manage the speed levels using mobile app and Google Home. It depends on the installation, where you are going to install it. In a bedroom, it allows you to turn off the fan without direct contact. A light kit integration will enable you to read and stay comfortable in dark.
Though not all Minka Aire ceiling fans include a remote control in the package, but almost all of them are compatible with remote control feature. In some case, you need to buy a Minka remote separately as an accessory. If there is no remote control, you can activate the fan using a wall switch and pull chain.
If you read the Minka Aire customer reviews, you will see the positive reviews on installation, the ease of installation is mentioned by a number of users. The easy installation is impressing the users. It is due to ‘hook and tuck’ design that enables their temporary suspension on the ceiling while the wiring work is getting done.
There is an exception in terms of adding remote control, in some cases, not all, the housing of fan must be removed temporarily to integrated remote control. We highly recommend you purchase a remote control accessory along with the fan when you purchase it. Unless you are short on cash, it will be helpful to upgrade your unit.
There are a lot of variety in terms of noise in all the ceiling fans available on the market. A number of Minka Aire fans are almost completely quiet. They hardly produce any noise even at their highest speed level. Other brands of ceiling fans make a small amount of perceptible noise when operational. They are quiet but there is a slight gentle hum or buzz that can be observed when the blades are moving air.
We can rely on the different Minka Aire ceiling fans that can be too noisy when you use them a private place like a bedroom. But their moderately loud ceiling fans are hardly distracting with their humming noise and sound like a white noise.
Fans for every style and room
Another feature Minka Aire offers to its customers is a diversity of style and variety, that is obvious among our Minka Aire ceiling fan reviews. Minka Aire makes damp and wet rated fans as well as dry ones. For outdoor use, damp and wet rated fans are an ideal choice, though damp fans can only be installed in covered spaces. Wet rated units are safe to use in any outdoor place and can withstand all weather elements.
It should be taken into consideration that where Minka Aire is famous for producing pricey and luxurious items, the company also features affordable ceiling fans as well. Minka Aire F566-Wh low profile fan is a fraction of the price of its most eminent models, but it features a similar level of airflow, ventilation and energy efficiency. So a big budget is not necessary in order to get the unique brand items.
Are Minka Aire Fans Any Good?
We have seen a wide range of Minka Aire ceiling fans and make an effort to come up with more traditional and contemporary design of the brand. It is obvious that in our Minka Aire fan reviews list that the manufacturer is an expert in creating striking visual concepts, exciting shapes and modern technology art with high level of functionality and inventiveness.
We can undoubtedly conclude that the circulation and ventilation capabilities of their fans is impressive, and follow the standards of best ceiling fans. You can trust the brand and reliable on their fans. The only drawback of purchasing Minka Aire ceiling fans is their price tag. Unless you are looking for a plain unit or ornament for your home or office, you need a lot of bucks to get one unit from this brand.
What is the Official website of Minka-Aire?
The official site of Minka-Aire is minkagroup.net.
Who Sells Minka Aire Ceiling Fans?
Minka-Aire ceiling fans are sold by Minka Aire group, it is a company that owns a number of brands. However, there are a number of websites including ours which are selling Minka Aire fans.