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Henley Zephyr Propeller – Solid Wood Eco DC Ceiling Fan – New 2018!

£649.00

The Propeller is a beautiful variation of the Zephyr that has smoother continuous propeller-like blades that flow from one tip to the next. It has a grey washed oak finish on carved solid-wood, light-weight balsa blades. This is our own brand beautifully styled, ultra-low energy EC/DC inverter controlled brushless motor fan.  It features 3 elegant solid wood carved blades and a hidden slimline compact motor.  This low energy fan has been rated as one of the most efficient on the market.  It is totally silent and so is perfect for restaurants, offices, bedrooms or large rooms and damp rated for outdoor use under cover by the sea.

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Description

 The Zephyr Propeller Ceiling Fan Brings You The Perfect Spring Breeze – Bestseller!

Introduction

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Since its launch in June 2016 this has become our best selling and most reliable model.  We have aptly named this design the Zephyr, taken from the Greek god Zephyrus, who was god of the west wind, bringer of the light and early spring breezes.  It certainly lives up to its name with an unmatched performance! The larger sized 180cm/72″ fan moves a massive 17,000 m3/h of air smoothly with laminar flow, by slowly stirring it at just 65-173 rpm with an incredibly low 24 watts of power!

The Henley Zephyr Eco ceiling fan is our own brand fan which means we can offer a great value fan that would normally cost £900 for around £550. It is beautifully styled on an early plane propeller but without the noise! It is an exceptionally high quality ceiling fan made in Taiwan by one of the best manufacturers globally who have been making ceiling fans for the top brands over the last 40 years.   It is perfect for restaurants, theatres, halls, seaside condos, outside, large rooms or common areas where large coverage is needed and can easily be achieved with its powerful ultra-low energy airflow.  It is in fact totally silent and so perfect for bedrooms where every sound is amplified in the still of the night.  There are no annoying buzzes, hums, clicks or wobbles and more importantly something that is often forgotten about on high performance ceiling fans – no air movement noise or uncomfortable turbulent airflow.  This is made possible by the slow moving blade rotation,  balanced EMC brushless motors and blades, and having the lowest speed of all our models at just 65 rpm.

The blades are machine carved from a solid block of sycamore wood and hand-finished and balanced.  Sycamore is a very strong and warp-proof wood but also very lightweight. The motor and finish are damp location approved for salty or humid environments such as by the sea. With this fan you can just relax and experience the Zephyr spring breeze without any of the fuss or distraction from the fan itself.

The Zephyr comes with a 2.4G wi fi 6-speed remote control, is totally quiet, very efficient and extremely reliable.  The stylish design with the hidden slimline very compact motor  make this model very popular in many countries where it is sold under different brand names but usually with only a 10 year warranty.  We have increased the specification and so can offer it with a Lifetime Warranty. This is without doubt one of the best quality, best value, best looking ceiling fans that we sell.

Variations of the Zephyr are taking the world by storm and it has proved to be very popular in Asia, the Middle East and USA.  Now we have made it available to the European market and our customers just love them.  Why settle for anything less? Just compare the quality, design, reliability and performance with other fans for this price.  It is a choice you will never regret!

Finishes & Sizes

The Zephyr Propeller is a variation of the original Zephyr.  It has a more pronounced propeller type blade that doesn’t bend upwards towards the tips and enjoys a smooth continuous curve from blade-to-blade without any apex at the motor that looks truly amazing.  The shape means a slightly lower amount of air movement but it still has the same amazing low-energy brushless EMC DC motor.  This model is also a bit more expensive due to the shape, the oak wash finish and smaller production runs.

It is available in the following finishes for both the housing and blades.  Click the selection boxes above to see the valid combinations of the following:

  • Matching housing canopy, drop rod and cover plate metal finishes – Brushed chrome or matt black.
  • Blade sizes – Medium 60″/152cm diameter blade sweep
  • Blade finishes – Oak grey wash only
  • Longer drop rods – Available in 24″/61cm and 40″/100cm in brushed chrome and matt black – see separate listing here.

Features:

  • Beautiful stunning style and finish.
  • Hidden slimline compact high-efficiency EC/DC brushless inverter driven, patented motor.
  • Breeze assured – 100% laminar flow from slow rpm with no uncomfortable turbulent airflow.
  • Totally silent, compact and powerful brushless EMC motor with no airflow noise – perfect for bedrooms where you hear every tiny noise.
  • 3 Non-warp solid strong sycamore wood finger-jointed milled and hand-balanced blades to within 5 g tolerance.
  • Remote control – 2.4G wi fi 6-speed with reverse and wall cradle. Fully configurable zoning.
  • Drop rod and mounting kit included.
  • Balanced motor and blades to avoid wobbles
  • Blade pitch 13°.
  • Weight 7 kg.
  • Voltage 240V – 50 HZ.
  • Airflow rates for medium: 11,600 m3/h using 18 W at 135 RPM.
  • Lifetime Warranty on motor, 1 year on the remote controls and rest of fan.
  • Max angle for sloped ceilings is 16°.  It can be increased to 40 ° by a minor modification – please call for details.
  • 3 Year rust-proof warranty for the finish.
  • Damp and sea climate use – The motor is suitable for use in outside damp, humid and sea-salt climate locations provided the fan is covered (no direct water, non-IP rated).  Ideal for seaside condos and boats or ships (with voltage regulator).
  • ENERGY STAR © – Low energy certified.
  • US UL & EC, CE and German GS certifications.

 

The Most Efficient Ceiling Fan Tested By US Government

The US 110v sister version of the Zephyr is almost identical with the same motor but different coloured blades.  It is called the Maverick and sold under the Monte Carlo brand name.  It has rapidly become one of the best selling ceiling fans in the USA and over 60,000 units will be sold in 2018. It is one of only a few to be awarded the Energy Star Most Efficient ceiling fan for energy usage in 2017 by the US government.  This independent body tested it to give an incredible 1,127 cfm/watt.   Click on image below for the link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Worth Every Penny”!

Our customers love this fan too – see what they are saying.  Click on image to go to the TrustPilot site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Information

Open the datasheet for downloading.   Delivery is by courier within 2-3 days in the UK (free) or Europe (£20).

Download the zephyr-users-manual-v1-1

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The Zephyr Designer Ceiling Fan Video

The Powerful EC/DC Brushless Inverter Slimline Motor

For a detailed technical explanation of why these EC motors are so efficient read the article in EC motors explained from the Editor of Appliance Design.  Below we summarise the benefits.

At the heart of a ceiling fan is its motor so lets take a closer look at the unique EC/DC brushless inverter motor in the Zephyr.  The Zephyr uses a similar motor to the £2,000 Haiku ceiling fan but without the crazy price tag!  Taiwan is known to be the World lead in DC vector motor technology design and energy-saving inverter controllers not just for ceiling fans but for many appliances such as fridges, freezers and air conditioning.  Inverter technology produces energy savings of up to 70% over conventional AC comparing like-for-like airflow.

It is called inverter as it converts mains AC to DC to change the wave cycle and then inverts it back to AC to give very precise control and efficiency.  The Taiwanese manufacturer spent 3 years of research and development to create this amazing motor (followed by independent testing by the Taiwan ministry of energy).  The final patented DC motor driver board that they developed makes the motor run smoother and quieter thus eliminating any noise.  These motors have been in production for a number of years now and are no longer just the preserve of the ultra-expensive ceiling fan models like the Haiku.

EC motors are brushless DC motors with external electronic controllers. The rotor contains permanent magnets and the stator has a set of fixed windings. The controller continually switches the phases in the windings to keep the motor turning. The energy losses internally generated by this electronic control are much lower plus the motors are not limited to set speeds and so typically have 6 speeds.  For more information about these motors watch this video and for more background information about the history and differences between DC vs AC ceiling fans.  The advantages of this patented motor are as follows:

  • Efficiency – An EC DC motor give 70% enHenleyfan_zephyr_Eco_low_energy_ceiling_fan_walnut_closeupergy savings over an AC motor for the same airflow
  • Size – A smaller motor can be used to produce the same power output.
  • Voltage Variations – The motors are not affected by variations in voltage or frequency like AC motors are and so run very smoothly.
  • Speed control – AC fans use capacitors to control the speed which can start to make noise or fail in time.  The circuit controls the speed in a linear fashion and so can run at a bigger range of speeds.
  • Protection – Included in EC motor electronics is protection against: voltage overload, low voltage conditions, phase loss, power surges, locked rotor and overheating.  None of this protection is available on an AC motor.
  • Soft Start – The electronics of an EC motor can provide a soft start, reducing startup current spikes and preventing nuisance breaker trips, and allowing lower component ratings in the system.
  • No Cogging – This phenomena means that a motor with no load a DC motor can sometimes fail to start. But with full sine wave control this is eliminated.
  • Noise – With speed controlled AC motors, noise levels will show spikes corresponding with the voltage frequency (motor hum), but not so with EC motors.  This motor is totally quiet and so ideal for bedrooms or places where the ambient sound levels are very low.
  • Cooler operation – The increased efficiency creates a cooler running motor at 30°c instead of the 70°c of an ac motor, essential for a ceiling fan whose main purpose it to cool!
  • Reliability – A lower motor temperature = lower bearing temperature = more reliability.
  • 2.4G WiFi – Reliable wireless communication technology for the remote control avoids interference and can go through walls easier for more options on zone control.
  • Simple 2 screw install system.

 

 

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