Review: Fanimation Islander Ceiling Fans

Fanimation Islander Ceiling Fans

The Islander is one of Fanimation’s all time best selling fans, and it happens to also be one of the first tropical ceiling fans ever made. One has to hand it to Fanimation for constantly innovating the ceiling fan industry while still remaining true to the classics, such as the Fanimation Brewmaster.

The Fanimation Islander is one of the most versatile ceiling fans has ever worked with. When you take motor finishes, blades and lighting into consideration, this fan must have over one-thousand possible configurations. Rarely does one Islander look like the next. With green palm leaf narrow oval blades, the Islander would look at home on the back porch of a beech bungalow. With narrow oval hand woven wicker blades, the Islander would be a fan I would use to cool my den.

How creative you get with the Islander is totally up to you. Fanimation surely did not skimp on accessories. One can select from antique brass, black, matte white, oil-rubbed bronze, pewter, rust or satin nickel motor finishes, roughly FOURTY different fan blades and tons of lighting options. I hope you’re not an indecisive buyer… The Fanimation Islander comes standard with a pull chain, but optional remote or wall controls can be purchased for an extra charge, of course.

As far as quality is concerned, as with most Fanimation ceiling fans, this one is rock solid. The Fanimation FDK2100 motor can be adjusted from docile to almost overwhelming, but it’s always whisper quiet. The Islander’s one downside is that if you pick certain blades, the airflow can be rather low, especially with the palm leaf series of blades. It’s a tradeoff though, because the palm leaf blades look great in many applications.

The Fanimation Islander allows you to build the exact fan that suits your sense of style. I have no doubt that an Islander from Fanimation will last you a hassle free lifetime. Prices typically range from $450 to $600 depending upon selected options. The following is’s review of the Fanimation Islander:

Style: 5 of 5
Durability: 5 of 5
Customization: 5 of 5
Efficiency: 4 of 5
Airflow: 3 of 5
Quality: 5 of 5
Value: 4 of 5

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