The 9 Best Fans – Ceiling Fans and Chandeliers 2 in 1

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When choosing a ceiling light for your home, you are often faced with a choice between functionality and aesthetic appeal. On the one hand, ceiling fans are extremely useful for maintaining the temperature of your space, but an ornate light or chandelier is usually the most attractive option.

To solve this common dilemma, many brands have introduced “fandeliers”, a hybrid of a ceiling fan and a chandelier that allows you to have your cake and eat it too. These fixtures are available in a wide range of styles and sizes to suit your space and decor preferences, and they have become a popular choice for dining rooms, bedrooms, and other living areas.

What to consider

When shopping for a fandelier you will want to consider the same factors as when buying a regular ceiling fan. For example, it is important to select an appropriately sized fixture for the room. Most products list the square footage they should be used in based on the span of their blades. You will also want to determine if your home has the proper wiring for the light fixture, as well as whether it can be ceiling mounted, as some fans can only be recessed or rod mounted.

Other factors to consider include the style of the fandelier and how it fits into your decor, as well as any special features of the device, such as retractable blades, remote control, or reversible blades.

How we selected

To find the best fandelier options for every home, we researched highly rated products in a wide range of styles, including options with cage fans, retractable blades, and more. Although crystal fandeliers are the most common style of fandelier, they aren’t for everyone, so we’ve included several different styles of fixtures to suit all tastes. We’ve read dozens of reviews to make sure each of our picks is reliable and works properly, and we’ve researched products at a wide range of prices to suit all budgets.

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best crystal

FebFurniture 52 inch Crystal Ceiling Fan

For those who love the sleek look of a crystal chandelier, this ceiling fan offers the same aesthetic with the added bonus of five reversible fan blades. The unit has a 52-inch blade reach and offers three speed settings that can be controlled via the included remote, as well as a reverse option.

The fixture has an attractive chrome finish and several rows of K9 crystals hang around the central light, which can be automatically switched off using the fixture’s timer. Additionally, the fan comes with 5-inch and 10-inch downrod options for installation.

  • Remote control
  • Reversible blades
  • Compatible with sloped ceilings
  • Time-consuming installation

Best traditional

Williston Forge 29 inch Weiss 3-Blade Chandelier Ceiling Fan

At first glance, this fixture looks like a traditional chandelier, but it has three small blades built into the center of the unit to increase airflow in your space. It’s only 29 inches in diameter, but the fan offers six speeds that can be operated with its remote.

The light itself has a black frame supported by matching chains, and each of its six bulbs is inside a metal ring. It’s designed for use with candelabra bulbs, and the fixture comes with a handy 5-year warranty.

  • Discreet fan
  • Six speeds
  • 5 year warranty

Best glamor

River of Goods 52″ Glam Crystal Dual Light LED Ceiling Fan

For a luxe aesthetic, this fandelier from River of Goods features a dual-light design (one light above the blades and one below) with intricate shades woven from faceted K9 crystals.

The fan measures 52 inches in diameter and offers three speeds that can be controlled via its pull chains. The blades are reversible, allowing you to choose between two color options, and there are a total of six LED bulbs included with the fixture.

The fan comes with 4 and 21 inch downrods for installation, as well as flush mounting, and it can be installed on a sloped ceiling, if needed.

  • Dual-illuminated design
  • Reversible blades

best modern

Etta Avenue 42″ Leif 3-Blade Ceiling Fan

The clean lines and matte black finish of this fandelier give it a resolutely contemporary look. It has two rings of long triangular crystals that hang down, reflecting light throughout the room, and there are three black acrylic blades on top of the light that retract when not in use, giving it the appearance of an ordinary luster.

This fan offers three speed settings and runs extremely quietly, and it also comes with a remote control. It uses six bulbs (not included) and must be installed using the included downrod.

  • Retractable blades
  • Remote control
  • Calm

Best budget

Hall of Lamp 36 inch Modern Crystal Ceiling Fan

This compact fandelier is a great choice if you’re looking to get your money’s worth. It is smaller with a 36 inch blade reach and the light features a fabric drum wrapped around a collection of hanging crystals.

The three fan blades are transparent and retractable, collapsing when not in use, and there are three fan speeds to choose from. The unit comes with a remote, as well as 4-inch and 10-inch downrods for installation, and it uses three bulbs, which you’ll need to purchase separately.

  • Good value for money
  • Remote control

Better madness

Lark Manor Taylorsville 3-Blade Chandelier Ceiling Fan

If you’re willing to spend more on a fan, this option offers the classic look of a candelabra chandelier with a handy caged fan nestled in the center. The entire fixture is 30 inches in diameter, but the fan is only 14 inches in diameter, making it suitable for small to medium sized rooms.

It’s available in three finishes—brass, matte black, and nickel—to match your decor, and its eight candle-shaped bulbs help illuminate your space.

The fan has three speeds and a remote control, and it’s actually moisture resistant and dimmable, giving you more options on how to set it up.

  • Discreet fan
  • Several finishes
  • Moisture resistance

Best Retractable Blades

Mercer41 4-blade maple wood ceiling fan

A popular fandelier feature is the retractable blades, which extend during use and fold back when the fan is off, making it look more like a regular light fixture. This premium option features four retractable blades with a 42-inch reach and its integrated LED light is surrounded by a crystal shade adorned with a unique woven look.

The fan and light can be controlled by the included remote, and there are three light tones to choose from – warm, neutral and cool white – allowing you to create the perfect ambiance in your home. The fixture comes with 5 and 10 inch downrods and can be mounted in a sloped ceiling, if desired.

  • Retractable blades
  • Three light tones

Best Cage Fan

Canora Gray Houghton 3-Blade Chandelier Ceiling Fan

If you prefer a caged fan instead of standard fan blades, this fan features a small CPU inside a black cage, making the fan less visible.

The fixture is crafted from metal with a matte black finish and features eight curved arms topped with white linen shades for a sleek appearance. The fan is operated via remote control and has three speeds to cool your room, and the light can be connected to a dimmer, if desired.

Eight candle-shaped bulbs are included with the unit, and it’s sure to be a spectacular addition to any living space.

  • Discreet fan
  • Bulbs included
  • Dimmable

Ideal for large rooms

Hensel 52 Inch Rosdorf Park 5 Blade Chandelier Ceiling Fan

For a large room, you’ll need a fan like this, which features a 52-inch blade reach for greater airflow. The design features five blades and a classic black finish that will look great in any space, and the light is surrounded by a detailed cage with crystals hanging from its diamond-shaped openings and more crystals hanging from the bottom.

You can control the fan with the device’s remote, and there are three speeds, as well as a reversible motor. It comes with two hanging rods for installation and can also be installed on a sloped ceiling.

  • Good value for money
  • Large blade reach
  • Time-consuming installation

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William M. Lee