Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

by Benson Littman

Fanimation is a company that has been creating uniquely crafted ceiling fans with matchless blade shapes, designs and materials with premier motors and technical enhancements for years now. Fanimation’s story is motivating and worthy of note; throughout the years, since about 1984, this company has become successfully what it is today.

Fanimation Punkah Collection

According to fanimation.com, it was Tom Frampton, founder and CEO of Fanimation that began it all; he spent his entire life working in the ceiling fan industry.

As stated on fanimation.com, “It all started twenty-seven years ago with a man, a garage, a concept and a dream. The man was Tom Frampton, his garage was in Pasadena, Calif., his concept was to design unique and innovative ceiling fans and his dream was to channel his passion for creating high quality ceiling fans into a revenue producing enterprise.”

Here is a short but intriguing rundown of Fanimation “Through the Years.” The below information may be cited at fanimation.com.

1973 – Frampton begins working for Burton A. Burton (by 1975 Burton creates Casablanca Fan Company).

1984 – Frampton and Mr. Burton strike a deal; Frampton leaves Casablanca taking with him the specialty fan department. Frampton begins Fanimation in his garage with his first three designs: The Punkah, The Palmetto and the Bourbon Street.

Fanimation Islander Collection

1990 – The Islander fan is established

1994 – Frampton relocates Fanimation to 85th Street in Indianapolis, Ind.

1997 – Fanimation relocates again to Lebanon, Ind.

2003 – Fanimation grows, allowing for a new centrally located corporate headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.

2004 – Fanimation celebrates its 20th anniversary

2005 – Fanimation introduces seven new fan designs: The Fargo, The Vetricco, The Draco, The Centaurus, The Volare, The Belize, The Alamosa and two damp location fans, The Torrento and the Belleria.

2007 – Fanimation welcomes Nathan Frampton as new president, keeping the company all in the family.

2008 – The Extraordinaire fan and the Zonix fan are introduced.

2010 – Fanimation opens its West Coast distribution center to take full advantage of shipping efficiency.

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

by Littman Bros Lighting

To begin the selection of your ceiling fan you should determine the size of the room that you would like the fan to be installed in. Once you have the dimensions of the room you can select the size of the fan you will need for the space. Here is a little key for you to know what size to choose from:

Minka Aire Ceiling Fan

• Up to 75 square foot room – 29-36” fan

• 76-144 square foot room – 36-42” fan

• 144-225 square foot room – 44” fan

• 225-400 square foot room – 50-54”fan

Once you have calculated the size of the fan, you should find the price range you would like to be in. If the fan will be used in an area like the bedroom or office, the team at Littman Bros Lighting recommends using a better quality fan so you will hear less noise coming from the fan.

After you have determined the size and price range of the fan, it is up to you to pick the style (the fun part). Some other things to consider will be whether you want a light on the fan and what type of control you deem works best in your space.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

by Littman Bros Lighting

It is important to get the ultimate performance from your ceiling fan and if a fan is wobbly it is not accurately circulating the air through the room. If a fan is wobbly it could be from various things; loose screws, warped or unbalanced fan blades or the fan is just not properly installed. Here are some tips to correct a wobbly fan:

Monte Carlo Ceiling Fan

• Initially, you should get a ladder and once up by the fan, hold onto it and attempt to shake it. If it moves easily then it is most likely the screws loose by the junction box. Detach the canopy and check to see if the junction box is secure in the ceiling – make sure to tighten all the screws and bolts just to double check everything is secure.

• Tighten all the screws holding the blades to the fan motor.

• Make sure the blades are not bent, warped or even out of their correct positions and that they are centered. In order to check this you can get a measuring device, a yardstick would be good, and measure the distance from the tip of one blade to the ceiling. From there, rotate the fan and see if the rest of the blades measure the same distance. If there are some higher or lower just adjust them accordingly.

• If your fan is hanging from a long rod then it is typical you might experience some wobbling. If this bothers you, try switching to a shorter rod and it should resolve the problem.

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

by Littman Bros Lighting

Kichler Lighting 320102SNW Crystal Bay Satin White 52" Ceiling Fan

Kichler Lighting manufacturer’s the highest quality ceiling fans. With new designs in 2012, Kichler ceiling fans encompass every style and application from outdoor patio fans to decorative ceiling fans.

A popular collection of outdoor fans is the Kichler Crystal Bay – all are wet location and come in an array of finishes with unique blades. The fan shown here is the from the Crystal Bay collection in a satin white finish with classic white washed oak blades. Kichler’s outdoor ceiling fan collections are designed to create cool comfort while withstanding extreme temperatures and conditions both wet and damp rated.

Many Kichler ceiling fans are Energy Star® certified and feature highly efficient fluorescent lighting that uses up to 70% less energy. Fans also feature DC Motors that operate at cooler temperatures for a longer overall life.

All Kichler ceiling fans are designed to optimize total spinning weight, blade pitch and surface area. Blue Loctite® adhesive is added to prevent loosening, plus cUL or ETL certification for United States and Canada, and a Limited Lifetime warranty.