Westinghouse Comet Two-Light 52-Inch Reversible Five-Blade Indoor Ceiling Fan

Editor rating

/5 on May 5, 2016

User's rating

271 reviews

PROS

  • Stylish
  • Quiet

CONS

  • Might not be easy to assemble
  • For small rooms only
  • No remote supplied

VERDICT

A timeless style and quality (and quiet) performance.

So far, we have been looking at some classical kinds of ceiling fans. Why not try on Westinghouse’s ultra sleek and polished Comet model for size? It’s perfect if you’re looking for something stylish and minimalistic, and works well in small spaces.

Like the other ceiling fans reviewed before, this model comes with the standard indoor feature with a quiet operation, five (not four) blade irons, a two-designs-in-one design, a built-in light fixture for your decorating needs and finally an option for reverse control, so you can use this model all year long.

If that doesn’t keep your heart pumping, there is a discount on purchase, a lifetime warranty and free delivery for you or anyone else across the globe! Some conditions may apply.

Features

  • Ideal for small rooms of around 300 sq ft
  • 5 52-inch plywood-material blades in plain, non-glossy black on one side and a psychedelic, blue-on-black marble design on the other
  • Weight and dimensions: 19 lbs, 24.8 by 12.9 by 8.7 inches
  • Height from floor to ceiling is approximately 13 inches
  • Three-speed motor with reversible controls to provide optimum breeze into a room, whether in winter or summer
  • A pull chain
  • Air power: 5000 CFM
  • Power: 120 volts, 61 watts
  • The set includes: a four-inch downrod, white opaque light casing, lead wire, and two torpedo bulbs set in candelabra base
  • Power source: Hardwire
  • Mounting: Standard or angled
  • No remote control (compatible with dimmer, wall switch and remote control from Westinghouse, but each sold separately)
  • Lifetime warranty for the motor, two year for the rest of the parts
  • Get some savings upon check-out of at least 30% (resulting in around $95 purchase), 40% ($78+) if you should opt to buy almost new or already-opened products
  • One-day shipping and free delivery across the States, with some areas in Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean also covered (please see complete list for information)

Upsides

This model has a modern and no-fuss contemporary design. For modern chic, this ceiling fan will go well with predominantly black and muted colors with scattered pale pinks, yellows and blues for contrast. This fan basically goes with any furniture you have.

Besides that, it’s small and light, so there’s no hassle with the installation, and as a whole, the assembly does not require a highly tech-savvy mind or pair of hands.

Should you need to, however, by all means get professional help beforehand and do please get a remote control to check on the fan before actually drilling it on the ceiling, as you have to put up a manual setting up of the controls first.

One customer explains: “Wire the remote transmitter into the fan housing before installing the fan on the ceiling.”

Basically, the product delivers what it promises: little to no noise upon operation, three effective speeds, no shaking even on high speeds, and an eye-catching appearance. The overall design itself is what attracts most of the customers in the first place, and no one seems to have any complains in that area.

Experiment on your ceiling fan’s look by flipping it over to the other side when you’re bored with just plain black or the marble-like look.

As for the assembly part, you may opt to leave out the downrod altogether and have it flush mounted. This is the optimum condition for one customer who recalled how the initial noise disappeared with this type of installation.

If the dim lighting caused by the nontransparent light casing is a problem for you, try swapping the incandescent bulbs provided with LED or CFL mini spiral bulbs. As it is, you cannot really expect a lot from the casing, since its main function is for ambiance rather than as the main source of luminosity.

As a rule, you may be happy to know that the Westinghouse may be able to give you a whole replacement if the product you received was defective in the first place.

Downsides

It seems like no product is ever safe from defects. This Westinghouse model has been known to suffer from loud sounds coming from defective motors, incorrect blade balance, missing screws for the blades, poor air flow, among other reasons. Keep the receipt or invoice at any rate for possible replacement.

One common problem were related to incorrect assembly: if you should encounter the whole fan rocking while pulling the chain, try to readjust and tighten the screws and you are good to go.

Then last but not the least, people do have a problem with the lighting, but a lot of customers did mention this was not a big deal.

Of course, although most compliment the easy assembly, some were not impressed.

Verdict

Looks good and feels good for most people. Get a handyman just in case and keep the receipt. Overall, it is good value for money if you don’t encounter any problems, as it is reasonably priced and sturdy.

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