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Best Ceiling Fans Australia - 2022 Review

Mitchell Elworthy

This ceiling fan reviews blog has been updated for 2022 and beyond. We've updated our article with some of the best ceiling fans Australia has seen (and yet to see) this summer season.

Not only will you find some of our top 5 ceiling fans but we also go into detail about some of our quietest ceiling fans(these are great for bedrooms), best outdoor ceiling fans and our best ceiling fans with a light to buy.

With so many different wholesalers offering wide and diverse styles, the ceiling fan market is unbelievably competitive. The extensive range also comes with a wide price range.

Most ceiling fans will do the job in performance, however, it is good to note that there are certain aspects you will want to consider when buying. In this blog, we will justify where and where not to spend your hard-earned money to make sure you purchase the best ceiling fan.

In this ceiling fan review blog, we handpick the best ceiling fan for some common applications we continuously get asked. So, Lets jump into it.

TLO's Top 5 Best Ceiling Fans For This Summer




The Noosa by Eglo

Best for bedrooms
A black Noosa Ceiling fan with a light installed on a ceiling
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Minimalist timeless design
  • Light model has built in tri colour technology LED light
  • High air movement

The Noosa by Eglo is the most popular DC ceiling fan in Australia. The Noosa fans are so sleek and modern-looking, our customers simply can’t get enough of them. The Noosa is so versatile around your home as it is available in a 40”, 46”, 52” or a 60”.

The Noosa also is available in 5 different colours which means you can use this fan right throughout or home to suit all decors and applications.

The Noosa not only looks great but it performs exceptionally well, moving a lot of air and making a whisper quiet sound. This is why we believe it to be our best bedroom ceiling fan.

The Noosa is a DC ceiling fan which will save you a tonne on running costs compared to AC Ceiling fans.

💡 Learn More

If you would like to learn more about the differences, read our blog on AC vs DC ceiling fans.

The Noosa is a bit more expensive than your traditional ceiling fan, however, you get what you pay for. You look at your ceiling fan every single day and use it all throughout summer so the extra investment for this ceiling fan is well justified.

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The Skyfan By Ventair

A white Skyfan Ceiling fan installed on a ceiling
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Worldwide known brand
  • Suit any application

This fan uses as little power with 4w on the lowest setting than it would take for an AC to use 60watts - that's how efficient this fan is.

The new Ventair Skyfan is the ultimate in home ceiling fan. With 6 models to choose from, including with or without lights and 3 different size options 48", 52" or 60".

The innovative technology behind this great product will make your house feel like it's on a perpetual breeze! With the Skyfan, you can enjoy cool breezes and reduced energy costs without sacrificing style.

The Skyfan is a sleek and stylish fan that suits all personal styles. With 3 different colour options, including white or black and the option for timber. And don't worry about installation, this product comes almost assembled right out of the box so all you need are some basic tools.

This fan includes the remote, however, you have the option to make this a smart fan very easily by purchasing the SKYAPPCM Bluetooth USB Kit which simply plugs in the base and can be done DIY.

Alternately, you can purchase the SKYWCM Smart Wall Plate which looks really sleek. I have begged companies to do this for years as DC typically only comes with remotes which can get lost and look like an eye saw on the wall.

The fan is also a performance leader with whisper quiet sound and extreme high airflow. This ceiling fan literally has it all, great modern looks and a performance that matches. The Skyfan ticks all the boxes and is really well priced compared to its competitors.

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The Cabarita by Eglo Lighting

A black Cabarita Ceiling fan installed on a ceiling
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • High-end ultra modern design
  • Suitable for indoor & outdoor

The Cabarita by Eglo Lighting is hands down the best looking indoor ceiling fan in Australia, the modern minimalist design will suit any decor and will be a hero in your room.

This fan is limited to where you can use it as it is only available in a 50” model and has no light model. The Cabarita is perfect for a lounge or bedroom in either the timber, matt black or matt white finish.

The air movement is impressive at 10,830 m³/hr at high speed. The Cabarita is in DC so it is whisper quiet and will save you on energy consumption.

This ceiling fan is a high quality polycarbonate finish that’s rated for indoors or outdoors.

The remote includes options to have a breeze mode, 6 speed function and timer.

All this and backed with a 3 year in-home warranty and 6 year motor warranty. The Cabarita is expensive but this ceiling will add value and sophistication to your home so look at it as a great investment.

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The Bahama by Brilliant Lighting

The Bahama by Brilliant Lighting
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Australia's best selling fan for over 3 years
  • Smart technology, control via app or voice

The Bahama by Brilliant Lighting has been a proven seller now for over 5 years, this is down mostly to it’s superb value.

This fan is one of the cheapest DC fans on the market, however starting from around $300, it looks as expensive as the $400+ fans.

The minimalist design makes it suitable for any application with a wide range of colours and sizes. The timber finish is by far our best seller and our customers just love it.

The Bahama is also now available in a smart WIFI model which is controlled all through the Brilliant smart app as well as with the 6 speed remote control included. Through the app it includes features to set on nature, normal, sleep and wake up modes.

The Bahama LED light model includes a bright 18w light which has the ability to adjust colour temperature to either 3000k warm white, 4200k cool white or 6000k daylight, this is great to change the mood of the room at a flick of a button.

Brilliant Lighting have been one of the leaders for ceiling fans for decades now and this is one of their most successful fans, they back this fan with 6 year motor warranty & 3 year in-home warranty.

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The Albatross by Martec

The Albatross by Martec
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Statement piece
  • Quiet DC motor

The Albatross by Martec is a perfect statement piece for any larger application, the finish looks modern industrial that will add character instantly to your home.

The Albatross is available in a 74” or 84” across a matt white, brushed chrome or a matt black finish which is by far our best selling model.

The Albatross is energy efficient and has a powerful 35W DC motor Brushless quiet DC motor, inclusive is a 5 speed remote which has timer and reversible modes.

This fan is also backed with a 3 year "In Home" warranty and 3-year motor warranty.

It's perfect for large living areas including alfrescos. If you are looking for a larger ceiling fan then the Albatross is perfect for large living areas including alfrescos.

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Best Ceiling Fans With a Light

The Razor by Martec

Best with a light
The Razor by Martec Best Ceiling Fan With A Light
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Super bright oyster light attached
  • Unobtrusive low profile to ceiling

The Razor by Martec is an oyster light and ceiling fan all in one.

If you want extra light output from your ceiling fan light, the Razor is for you. This fan has a 28w LED panel at 2000 lumens which can be adjusted to 3 different colour temperatures to suit your needs.

💡 Learn More

You can read our blog to learn more about what colour temperature means in lighting

The fan itself has a super slim profile, allowing the light to have a wide angle output and avoid shadowing into the corners of your room.

With simple and sleek plywood blades, this fan has proven itself to perform well since Martec began selling it 10 years ago.

Backed by a 3 year "In Home" warranty, this fan is a no-brainer if you want an uncomplicated design and high light output for your home.

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The Skyfan By Ventair

Best with a light
A Teak Skyfan Ceiling fan with a light installed on a ceiling
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Worldwide known brand
  • Suit any application

The skyfan is so popular it makes our list not once but twice!

The Skyfan is a great ceiling fan with light this season. The Skyfan is relatively new to the market but has been this summer's best selling ceiling fan due it’s versatility and latest technology.

This fan has a very bright 20w LED light which puts out 1800 lumens, this is basically a bright oyster light for bedrooms and smaller 5mx5m lounge rooms.

The Skyfan can be purchased with the SKYAPPCM so then you can control the fan through bluetooth on your mobile device, through the app you have the ability to dim and change the light colour output from warm, neutral or cool light. This is a great feature to change the mood of your home at a flick of the button.

The Skyfan ticks all the boxes: stylish, energy efficient, 16 different finishes, bright light, a smart device and many more fantastic features.

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Best Oversized Large Fan

The Hercules by Brilliant Lighting

Best large fan
The Hercules by Brilliant Lighting - Large black Ceiling Fan
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Worldwide known brand
  • Suit any application

The Hercules by Brilliant Lighting is a new ceiling fan that hit early in 2021 and it has sold incredibly well with the manufacturer not being able to keep up with the demand, each batch has been sold well before even landing in Australia.

This fan is a one of a kind beast which is over 3 metres long and weighs over 15kgs.

The Hercules is made up of a metal body and aluminium blades which moves a whopping 31,500m³ per hour.

The high velocity allows great airflow for large areas like alfrescos with a smooth & quiet operation. A 5 speed remote with reverse function and timer is included.

There is nothing in Australia around this size, certainly not at this price point. If you are looking for a high moving air fan or just to make a statement then this fan is for you.

All backed with Brilliant Lightings 3 year in-home warranty, if something goes wrong they will fix or replace the unit.

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Best Ceiling Fan For Bedrooms

The Noosa by Eglo Lighting

Best for bedrooms
The Noosa by Eglo Lighting - Best for bedrooms
  • ABS blades designed to maximise air flow with minimal noise output
  • Ultra quiet - Perfect for bedrooms
  • 2 Year In home Warranty
  • Ultra modern design

"It's so quiet it's almost silent."

The Noosa by Eglo, we have to mention highly again because it’s just so versatile. When buying ceiling fans for bedrooms, it's an absolute must to have a DC ceiling fan as they are so quiet, AC fans get that annoying ticking noise after a while and the motor itself you will hear buzz.

The Noosa is made up of polycarbonate plastic so this reduces the noise also as the plywood or metal blades cut through the air much louder.

The Noosa is available in 4 different sizes so this makes it great for having the smaller 40” or 46” for bedrooms, you then have the ability to match them with the bigger sizes in the living areas to create continuity throughout your home.

💡 Note

Having a smaller ceiling fan will also make the room look bigger.

The Noosa’s are so powerful for their size, the 46” will suit a 4 x 4 bedroom and perform extremely well, whilst being next to silent.

The Noosa includes a remote so you can set the timer to shut off midway through the night or you can set it to a natural breeze mode which will help you sleep more comfortably.

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Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans

The Precision by Martec

Best for outdoors
The Precision by Martec
  • 316 marine grade stainless steel
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Martec brand backed

The Precision by Martec is one of few 316 marine grade stainless steel fans which will hold up in the most harsh salt air environments. If maintained and looked after well, this fan will last 10 years or more.

You can maintain the quality of this fan by using WD40 and wiping down the blades every 6-12 months to leave a protective coating. You could also look at the marine grade rejuvenation kit from our store.

💡 Learn More

Learn more about how to maintain stainless steel.

The precision is an AC ceiling fan so it will use more power and will be louder but for outdoors this shouldn't be too much of an issue.

This stainless steel fan by Martec is backed with a 3 year warranty and has been a proven seller for over 10 years now.

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The Nevis by Eglo

Best for outdoors
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Worldwide company - Eglo Lighting
  • Polycarbonate plastic so the blades will not corrode

The Nevis by Eglo is a great looking fan which will hold up in outdoor environments well.

This fan is made up of poly-carbonate plastic, so the blades will not corrode.

💡 Tip

We strongly recommended never using plywood blades outdoors as they peel and flake before you know it.

The Nevis has the option for a light in white and black models. A remote is included which can be handy for outdoor use and has a timer which is useful as well.

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The Oasis by Martec

Best for outdoors
TThe Oasis by Martec
  • Tropical Style
  • 3 Year In home Warranty
  • Martec brand backed

The Oasis by Martec is a great fan to give your backyard a resort-like feel.

The oversized balinese palm leaf blades will only suit particular applications, why buy a fan to just give a breeze when you can buy a statement piece which ties in with your backyard and creates a warm inviting mood.

The Oasis has been sold now for 10 years and has been a consistent seller which our customers just love.

Backed by the Martec brand and 3 years in-home warranty.

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Things To Consider To Ensure You Get The Best Ceiling Fan

Buy From The Best Ceiling Fan Brands


The Lighting Outlets favourite ceiling fan brands are Martec, Mercator, Ventair and Eglo fans. If you are looking for a quality ceiling fan, buying from a quality brand is key.

We highly recommend NOT purchasing from cheap retailers, as you will get what you pay for.

The brands mentioned above will always have a minimum of 2 years “In-Home Warranty”. This means if anything were, by chance, to go wrong they will have someone come out and fix, or replace the fan free of cost. So have peace of mind that the slight extra money you are spending will be insurance.

DC Vs AC

Some companies, for some odd reason are moving back to AC ceiling fans over DC Ceiling fans.

This is backwards thinking as AC ceiling fans consumes more energy and burn out quicker. Yet the biggest problem of all is the annoying ticking noise that attributes after a year of use. Try and sleep without that keeping you awake at night!

💡 Tip

We highly recommend choosing DC, as they are better for the environment, have more speed functions, and are much quieter. You can read more about AC vs DC ceiling fans

Style

The beauty of today's market is that there are so many different styles of ceiling fans, so many colours, textures, sizes and finishes. Choose a fan that compliments your décor, particularly with matching the textures and colours.

Blades

Fan blades come in many different finishes, such as plastic, Aluminium, stainless steel, timber and plywood. Each don’t have too much difference in the movement of air, yet plywood and plastic are definitely the quietest, with stainless steel being very loud. If you are in an area with salt air, then you should look to use an ABS ceiling fan (plastic) as they will hold up much longer and not corrode.

💡 Learn More

If you are unsure of what to look for when buying a ceiling fan you can read our Ceiling Fan Buyers Guide


10 Most Common Ceiling Fan Questions Answered

Curious about how to choose a ceiling fan? Or maybe you’re not sure whether you need to switch your blade rotation? Perhaps you’ve asked yourself, “Can I run a ceiling fan all day?” Well, here at The Lighting Outlet, we know ceiling fans like the back of our hands. So let us help you find the answers to your questions! Here are some of the most common ceiling fan questions and answers we’ve had over the years.

How Do Ceiling Fans Work?

Contrary to popular belief, ceiling fans don’t affect a room’s ambient temperature. That means if your ceiling fan is running and there’s no one there to feel it, it’s not doing much!

Ceiling fans work by moving air around a space so that people can feel it. For example, your fan directs cold air down in the summer, where it evaporates body moisture and helps you feel more comfortable. Likewise, a fan can help distribute warm air around a room in the winter to make things feel less chilly.

Is It Better To Have a Fan with More Blades?

Not necessarily. The number of blades on your ceiling fan mostly depends on personal preference. Like the look of a three-blade fan? Go for it. Think that five blades look cooler? You can do that, too.

While aesthetics are the main concern for the number of fan blades, you can also consider the operation. When compared to fans with fewer blades, fans with more blades (or larger blades) generally:

  • Use more energy
  • Don’t circulate air as efficiently
  • Are quieter when in use

Do I Need To Change the Blade Rotation on My Ceiling Fan?

You absolutely can — and it will probably help with your heating costs! Many ceiling fans offer a reversible blade function that allows the fan to spin either clockwise or counterclockwise. This switch can be helpful during different seasons. A counterclockwise rotation is ideal for the summer, pulling warm air up and pushing cold air down. In the winter, a clockwise rotation pulls air up from the centre of the room and pushes it to the walls so that you don’t feel a chilling effect.

What’s the Average Ceiling Fan Price?

It depends on where — and what — you’re buying. Fans with high-quality materials, more blades or extra features will cost more than a cheap option from Bunnings or Target.

Generally, fans can cost anywhere from $50 to $1,500, depending on the size, features, and material. This estimate does not include labour costs, which can run between $100 to $600 depending on how complex the fan is to install and where you live. On average, though, most fan owners pay between $150 and $500 for their fan and between $150 and $250 for installation.

How Much Do Ceiling Fans Cost To Run?

Very little. Ceiling fans are a cost-effective way to help keep your home temperature comfortable. Most ceiling fans only use as much power as a 60-watt lightbulb — in other words, only 2-4 cents/hour. Canstar Blue estimates that even if you use your fan eight hours a day all summer long, it will still cost less than $15 per fan.

Can I Run a Ceiling Fan All Day?

Yes, but there’s usually no reason to. Remember, ceiling fans work by cooling people, not rooms. So if there’s no one in the room where the ceiling fan is running, the only thing you’re doing is wasting electricity.

Why Isn’t My Ceiling Fan Working?

Unfortunately, there are many reasons why your ceiling fan may stop working. Some of the most common ceiling fan problems include:

  • Loose connections
  • Old and worn out parts
  • Lack of electricity
  • Incorrect installation
  • Damaged blades
  • Dirty or greasy components

If your fan isn’t working, it’s best to get in touch with the installer or a trusted electrician who can diagnose the issue.

How Do I Choose the Best Ceiling Fan?

When you compare ceiling fans searching for the best one, there are several things to keep in mind.

  • Size. It’s essential to match the size of your fan to the size of the room. A huge fan in a small space can feel crowded, while a small fan in a large room isn’t efficient.
  • Aesthetics. Consider your fan's colour, blade count, and design to ensure that it matches your tastes and the room’s personality.
  • Lighting. Many fans offer built-in lighting fixtures, perfect for living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms.
  • Location. Certain ceiling fans are designed for outdoor or coastal use because they can withstand weather and the elements. Don’t substitute an indoor fan for an outdoor one.
  • Features. What features do you want your fan to have? Many come with optional extras such as adjustable speeds, dimmers, reversible controls and more.
  • Cost. The cost of a ceiling fan varies widely, depending on the model you choose. So be sure to budget for installation as well.

If you want more information on how to choose a ceiling fan, be sure to check out our Ultimate Ceiling Fan Buying Guide.

Where Should I Position My Ceiling Fan?

The ceiling fan position is vital to ensure maximum efficiency. Most ceiling fans work and look best when positioned in the center of a room. However, you can also position a fan over a frequently used area, such as the bed in a large bedroom. If a room is very large, you can use multiple fans to create distinct zones, in which case you’ll want each fan centered in its respective space.

And remember that blades should clear any walls or other obstructions, and fans should always be at least 7 feet off the ground.

Where Is the Best Place To Buy Ceiling Fans Online?

When it comes to ceiling fans, you get what you pay for — so don't be tempted by cheap fans with prices that seem too good to be true. Instead, it’s important to always purchase from trustworthy online providers such as The Lighting Outlet. This way, you can ensure you receive a high-quality fan at a fair price. Browse our collection of ceiling fans online today to find the one you love!

Have ceiling fan FAQs that weren't answered above? Not a problem! If we haven’t covered your ceiling fan questions and answers, get in touch with our team for more help.

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