Choosing the right ceiling fan for your home or outdoor space can have you exploring so many designs, features, and sizes that your options seem virtually limitless. However, if you’re limited on space or have a low ceiling, one way to narrow your choices is to consider a low-profile ceiling fan, such as a flush mount ceiling fan with lights, instead of a standard mount fan. Here’s what to look for in a flush mount fan as well as some of our most popular models.
Benefits of Flush Mount Ceiling Fans
Flush-mount fans—also called “hugger” or “close-mount” fans—are ideal for ceilings eight feet or lower. The first (and most important) benefit is safety. Lower-hanging ceilings may not be able to handle a standard mount fan, as the fan blades will also sit lower. That increases the chances of injuries, like someone hitting their head, or damage to the fan and your ceiling.
Other benefits of a flush-mount ceiling fan include:
- Saving valuable space in smaller or low-ceiling rooms
- Reducing design impact on your space
- Optimal energy efficiency and comfort
- Simple installation that’s no different than a normal mount fan (just make sure you double-check your measurements)
Adding Light Kits to Flush Mount Fans
While traditional ceiling fan light kits can be bulky, adding a light element to your flush-mount ceiling fan doesn’t have to take up valuable space or compromise design. Low-profile LED light kits are energy-efficient and long-lasting—saving you money on utility bills and fan repairs. You can also opt for a light kit with standard-base bulbs, which you can then replace with LEDs or any other energy-efficient bulbs.
Our Best Selling Flush Mount Ceiling Fan Models with Lights
When considering which fan to buy, it’s helpful to check ratings and read reviews to get a sense of a model’s popularity. Below, you’ll see three of Dan’s Fan City’s top-rated flush-mount ceiling fans.
This sleek, contemporary fan has five blades and four speeds for maximum comfort. No need to worry about increased noise with higher speeds, as the motor keeps it silent. It also comes with universal wall control, which includes the ability to dim the lights to achieve a perfect ambiance in any room.
Want the same power but a more minimal design? Check out the Casablanca 52” Wisp Fresh White Ceiling Fan, which has three white blades and a universal handheld remote control!
Another one of our favorite modern, minimalist fans is the Modernaire with a low-profile light. This is perfect for rooms up to 400 square feet and comes with a remote control that can turn the fan on or off and change between its three speeds.
“Alexa, turn on the ceiling fan.” Yes, that command will actually work with this WiFi-enabled fan. You can also pair it with other home applications like Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit. And if you don’t have any of those, no problem. You can still control this dimmable, four-speed fan with a handheld remote.
Customize the Perfect Low-Profile Ceiling Fan for Your Home
At Dan’s Fan City, if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for amongst our top-rated flush mount ceiling fans, you can simply design your own! We’ll help walk you through the process so you can choose or curate a low-profile fan with the perfect size, speed, and design qualities for your indoor or outdoor space.