The Big Ass Fan Company has been producing large volume industrial fans for over a decade. In response to customer demand they decided to produce a fan for residential use. They also decided to break with the past to design and produce a fan combining aesthetics and technology in a totally new form. Small ceiling fans had remained basically unchanged for more than a century. They needed more than a makeover—they needed a reinvention.
Haiku™, with its Sensorless Drive Technology™, is a perfect fit. The use of direct current, permanent magnetics and ultra-efficient airfoils yields a fan 80% more efficient. Its innovations mark a sea change in the way small ceiling fans are designed and built.
This theoretical design, called “MyFan,” won the prestigious international LiveEDGE award acknowledging excellence in electronic design for the global environment out of 3,500 entries.
Haiku’s airfoils and central motor housing blend together into a single, seamless organic form. Internally, its award-winning motor and controls deliver silent operation and an 80% improvement in energy efficiency over other small ceiling fans. The smooth, non-ventilated design gives dust nowhere to hide inside the motor and the entire fan can be wiped down for a comprehensive clean. All of this engineering comes beautifully wrapped in a sleek, contemporary package. No bells, no whistles. Just the world’s most perfect ceiling fan.
Experienced U.S. furniture craftsmen oversee every step of the bamboo airfoil creation process, from applying the adhesive and forming the shapes to sanding the finished product, checking accuracy and quality at numerous points. This attention to detail ensures minimum variation in airfoils, leading to improved balance for maximum air movement and efficiency.
The matrix composite airfoils also undergo a rigorous process to ensure their consistency and quality, starting with individual injection-molding into a precise form. Each one is then cleaned, coated and painted for an automotive-grade finish. After three coats of paint, the final product is a resilient airfoil, coated in a finish that will never dull or discolor over time.
Matrix composite or bamboo, a technician sorts all airfoils into groups by specific weight to ensure the best starting balance before testing. The final step in creating a Haiku™ ceiling fan is attaching these pre-sorted airfoils and perfecting the balance through a 13-step process. Using extremely sensitive electronic sensors, every Haiku is individually balanced at all speeds before it’s disassembled and packaged for shipping, ensuring the customer will receive the best ceiling fan with every last detail looked after.
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