ceiling fan choice

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  1. AvHouse

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    I am going to install 3 of them.

    Currently price of fan is not really important, because electrician the most expensive part of the process.

    The cheapest way to install:
    get electrician to install quadro power point under roof and buy fans with long cords and standard 230V plugs. So I can DIY attach them to some timber at ceiling and just plug to power point.

    Question: is it possible to find on market fans which can be permanently connected to power by cord, and managed by remore?

    There are ARLEC fans which are managed by remote, they cost from $119 in Bunnings. But they do not have cord/plug, they need electrician to install.

    Anyone knows more?
     
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    remote control usually has timer. people like it.

    Otherwise I agree, remote is the first item to get lost.
     
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    Jess Peletier Mortgages, Finance & Property Strategy Aust Wide Business Member

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    We just recently got all our fans wired in - the kids lost or broke the remotes way too regularly.
     
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    I can’t recall coming across a fan sold with a plug on it.
    I would avoid Arlec at all costs, the quality is terrible and the assembly time is 3x slower then other brands, not good if your paying the electrician by the hour.
    I think hunter pacific, Mercator, brilliant or beacons brand lucci are all decent.
     
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    There are fans with plug. But all which I know only on/off ones.

    Assembly time not big importance, most of the time electrician will spend under roof going new wiring.
     
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    We bought fans with pvc blades - much quieter even at speed.

    They had a plug in module for remote but could be hard wired.

    Purchased from a lighting shop not Bunnies.
     
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    Is there any reason you're not just wiring to wall like a standard fan? No ceiling void? The remotes are a huge PITA down the track- try losing one in three years when you can't get a replacement.

    Fan quality is a real issue right now, I'm seeing all sorts of brands fail constantly. What happened to fans that last thirty years!? Clipsal seems to be the only brand any of the Electricians will put their name to, but otherwise there's not a lot of guidance out there.
     
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