Minka-Air Light Wave 52″ Ceiling Fan, Distressed Koa

Last updated date: May 28, 2019

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In our analysis of 82 expert reviews, the Minka-Air Minka-Air Light Wave 52" Ceiling Fan, Distressed Koa placed 8th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
578 user reviews
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What experts liked
Minka-Aire delivers some of the most fashion-forward, contemporary fans on the market today, and this fan is the perfect example: with four distinct finishes, including beautiful distressed koa wood and satin-finished silver, this beautiful fan offers sleek curves and an etched lens with LED light. The three-speed, handheld remote offers full-range light dimming. A manual reverse switch is located on the motor, to cycle between updraft and downdraft.
- Family Living Today
January 9, 2019 | Full review
The 52-inch fan is suited for rooms up to 400 square feet, though reviewers say the sleek blades make it a good choice for larger bedrooms, too. The fan comes in all white, silver, and distressed koa. The latter is the best bet for traditionalists who want a warmer look, reviewers say. The motor is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
- The Spruce
February 5, 2019 | Full review
The Minka-Aire F844-DK Light Wave 52″ Ceiling Fan is a simple ceiling fan is large enough to provide cooling air for a room 360 square feet in size.
- Find The Top 10
Its reversible motor switch provides summer and winter performance. It moves lots of air, but it will never show up on your energy bill, saving money.
- Gadget Review
March 9, 2019 | Full review
The included light features a dimmable LED, so you can vary the light settings and set just the right mood for winding down in the evenings.
- Best Seekers
It has UL certification and comes with a lifetime warranty.
- The Home Dweller
Plus, there is a 17 W dimmable LED light module in an etched lens to help provide illumination as well as blend seamlessly with the existing décor.
- All Best Tops
Included remote control gives you full control over the fan’s three speed settings, as well as the light fixture’s brightness. The three blades let the fan move a lot of air keeping your house as cool as possible.
- The Comfy Buddy
What experts didn't like
While most owners say it’s quiet, some owners report a loud hum after installation.
- The Spruce
February 5, 2019 | Full review
One common complaint with this fan is its loud motor operation. Its consistent and heavy hum is distracting for many homeowners, though others either didn’t notice it or didn’t find it to be a major concern.
- Find The Top 10
It has a hum that needs eliminating by running it for 24 hours. It does not use real wood even though advertised as so. Hight light setting has a harsh white
- Gadget Review
March 9, 2019 | Full review
Fan has a humming noise, but this can be eliminated by letting it run for 24 hours straight.
- All Best Tops
The included light fixture does not use standard light bulbs, so replacements must be purchased from the manufacturer. The fan’s motor does produce an audible sound that can grow annoying with continuous use.
- The Comfy Buddy

From The Manufacturer

Minka-Aire F844-DK Light Wave 52" Ceiling Fan, Distressed Koa with Remote Control. This LED Light Wave Ceiling Fan in Distressed Koa is the centerpiece of the Light Wave Collection by Minka-Aire. Its modern styling and unique, 52-inch blade design can move the air through any room with ease, while simultaneously adding sleekness and versatility to any living space. It has an integrated dimmable LED lights provide an efficient, yet soft visual aesthetic that eliminates the nuisance of replacing bulbs. If you're in search of a fan that is quiet, easy to install and a great style accent for your home, look no further than the Minka-Aire Light Wave. Regardless of the time of year, you'll find the comfort level that this can fan provide to be unparalleled.

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Overall Score: 8.6
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6. Hampton Bay Reversible Blades Ceiling Fan
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 11
7. Westinghouse 56-Inch Three-Blade Indoor Ceiling Fan
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Expert Reviews: 9
8. Minka-Air Light Wave 52″ Ceiling Fan, Distressed Koa
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 8

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