Our Best Selling Ceiling Fan – Amazing Style, Quality & Low Energy Use
Since its launch in June 2016 this has become our best selling and most reliable model. Our customers really love them. 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 14,400 m3/h of air smoothly with laminar flow, by slowly stirring it at just 50-132 rpm with an incredibly low 28 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 over £1000 for around £650. It is beautifully styled on an early plane propeller but without the noise! It is an exceptionally high-quality ceiling fan made in Taiwan (renowned for being much better quality than China) by one of the best manufacturers globally. They have been making ceiling fans for over 40 years for some of the large premium brands who have now mostly moved to China leaving them room to specialise in higher quality, lower volume products. We have visited and quality checked the factory and production process ourselves which we found outstanding.
The Zephyr is perfect for conservatories, restaurants, theatres, halls, large rooms or common areas where large coverage is needed the Zephyr can easily achieve coverage with its powerful ultra-low energy airflow. The EC motor is in fact totally silent (see below) and so perfect for bedrooms where every sound is amplified in the still of the night – we have supplied them to a number of the World’s top exclusive hotels every year in the last 5 years without a single complaint in fact only repeat orders eg Top Turkish hotel chain Bodrum has fitted them to three of its top resorts now including a greenfield site hotel opening in July 2022. It was also selected for the to No 1 rated resort in the Caribbean, the Secret Bay in Dominica for their exclusive tree cabins.
Zephyr Room Scene Picture Galleries
For more detailed pictures please visit our Zephyr galleries on the main menu above or from here:
Voyage Bodrum Resort, voted the best in Turkey where 75 Rooms had Zephyr fans installed in 2020. Two more brand new hotel projects in Turkey have installed Zephyrs in 2022.
Electronically Commutated Motor
At the heart of the Zephyr fan is the patented electronically commutated motor (EC/ECM) which takes the best of the AC and DC motors. It runs on an AC supply and has permanent magnets switching the voltage to DC as with a DC fan but the commutation (current direction switching to generate movement) is achieved by electronic means rather than the mechanical of traditional AC and the newer DC motors which both use brushes in contact with the rotor instead. This makes for a highly efficient motor in a class of its own which wastes less energy resulting in less heat and noise. Energy savings over an AC motor are up to 70% for the same performance.
Consequently, there are no annoying buzzes, hums, clicks or wobbles and the precise speed control possible with DC motors results in much longer service and reliability.
Smooth Airflow Operation
Something that is often forgotten about on high performance ceiling fans is the way the air flows and the noise created. With a high performance fan the airflow can be either laminar or turbulent. Smooth laminar flow is far more pleasant on the eyes and skin as well as more efficient compared to uncomfortable turbulent buffeting airflow. This is made possible by the slow moving blade rotation, balanced motors and blades, and having the lowest speed of all our models at just 50 rpm (the slower the better as more efficient and comfortable). This is the nirvana of airflow characteristics – a slow gentle stirring action which is nevertheless powerful.
The blades are CNC machine-carved from a solid block of Firmiana Simplex hardwood, commonly called the Chinese Parasol Tree which is light and strong similar to balsa. Firmiana is used for making furniture and musical instruments and is fast growing in sustainable forests. It is a very strong and warp-proof hardwood but also very lightweight. The blades are hand-finished and balanced to perfection with a resilient painted finish.
Both 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 spring breeze without any of the fuss or distraction from the fan itself.
Low Noise Silent Performance
The Zephyr has been tested with noise measurements conducted at the German VDE testing and certification institute in Offenbach. The lower limit for the laboratory measurement is 32 dB(A) for the sound power LW and 15 dB(A) for the sound pressure LP at 3m away. Since many ceiling fans are published on the market with one or the other value, we state the measured noise values both as sound power LW and as sound pressure LP 3m. Results for the Zephyr LED lab testing are :
Outdoor Ceiling Fan – Use by Sea and in Damp Conditions
The Zephyr is rated for damp and sea climate use. This means that the motor is suitable for use in outside damp, humid and sea-salt climate locations provided the fan is kept covered (ie no direct water, non-IP rated). The rust-proof finish has a warranty of 3 years. Also ideal for conservatories that get cold and damp in the winter with condensation or seaside condos. Also, boats or ships (with a voltage regulator).
Remote Control Operation
The Zephyr comes with a 2.4G GSM (similar to Wi-Fi but a higher and safer frequency) 6-speed remote control with reverse and light on/off, simulated breeze. The remote can be linked or paired with a particular fan or group of fans to control zones in a restaurant and has a wall mounted cradle. It takes 2 x AAA batteries. Wall control operation is also possible – see below for details.
Blade Finishes & Sizes
- Metal finishes – For housing canopy, drop rod and cover plate – Brushed chrome, matt black, matt white and brushed brass.
- Blade sizes – Large 72″/180cm, medium 60″/152cm or small 48″/122cm.
- Blade finishes – Dark walnut, matt black (60″/152cm only), gloss white lacquer (60″/152cm only) or light natural wood.
- Blade thickness – 65mm thick.
- Longer drop rods – Available in 24″/61cm and 40″/100cm in all motor finishes – see separate listing here.
- Blade Style – The style is a slightly less pronounced and sharp twisted propeller blade than the Zephyr Propeller model with an apex formed at the motor between the adjacent blades. The blade also gently turns up as it flows towards the tips which the Propeller model does not.
Finishes now in stock – Brushed brass, matt black and white motor with all blades. White and black lacquer blades in 60″/152cm only.
The stylish design with the hidden slimline very compact motor and upwards sloping blades make this model very popular in many countries where it is sold under different brand names but 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 and performance with other fans for this price. It is a choice you won’t regret – we haven’t had a single return in 4 years!
- Great style – with upwards sweeping blades.
- Motor – Patented hidden slimline compact inverter driven high-efficiency EC/DC brushless.
- Breeze assured – 100% laminar flow from slow rpm with no uncomfortable turbulent airflow that buffets the eyes.
- Motor noise – Totally silent and no airflow noise. On lowest speed imperceptible db, max speed 20db.
- Blades – 3 Non-warp solid strong wood finger-jointed milled and hand-balanced blades (to within 5 g tolerance).
- Remote control – 2.4G GSM 6-speed with reverse and wall cradle. Fully configurable zoning.
- Wall control – Optional 6-speed available soon see below.
- Drop rod – small drop rod and mounting kit included. Larger drop rods available up to 3m.
- Wobble avoidance – Balanced motor and blades to prevent any wobbles.
- Blade angle – 13° pitch for optimum airflow.
- Weight – 7 kg.
- Floor coverage guide – (less for vaulted ceilings): 72″/180cm – 45m2, medium 60″/152cm – 35m2, small 48″/122cm -16m2
- Voltage – 240V – 50 HZ.
- Airflow rate – large: 14,400 m3/h using 30 W at 132 RPM.
- Airflow rate – medium: 9,200 m3/h using 17 W at 143 RPM.
Airflow rates – small: 6,600 m3/h using 11 W at 144 RPM (slowest speed is 50 rpm for all three sizes).
- Ceiling mounting angle – Max is 16° but can be increased to 40 ° by a minor modification.
- Finish warranty – 3 Year rust-proof.
- Damp and sea climate use – The motor is suitable for use in outside damp, humid and sea-salt climate locations and patios provided the fan is covered (no direct water, non-IP rated). Ideal for seaside condos and boats or ships (with voltage regulator).
- ENERGY STAR © – Lowest energy use ceiling fan certified. Independently tested energy use is 8.5 m³/min/Watt
- Certifications – US UL & EC, CE and German GS certifications.
- Warranty – Lifetime motor warranty, 1 year on remote and rest of fan.
Delivery is by courier within 2-3 days in the UK (free) and £16 to mainland Europe delivered by DHL from our German warehouse.
Drop Rods for High Ceilings
This is the only fan that we offer extension drop rods to handle high ceilings to bring the fan down to the recommended 8-10 ft height for the best operation. They can operate higher and will still move the stated airflow but will not feel as strong at head height. The are available in standard sizes 24″/61cm, 40″/100cm and extra long sizes by special order 200cm and 300cm. See the separate listing with prices by clicking the image below.
Zephyr Propeller Version
This version has slightly thicker blades and the blades don’t bend upward but are sharper edges and sweep smoothly from point-to-point modelled on a plane propeller. It has all the standard motor finishes and blades finishes plus additional blade finishes oak grey wash and white wash – See separate listing for details.
Zephyr LED Light Version
We launched the Zephyr LED in May 2021 which has a warm 3,000K 18w integrated light kit for those who want to retain a room light in the centre of the ceiling. Available in brushed chrome only with a choice of walnut and light wood blades. See separate listing for details.
Wall Control for Hotels & Restaurants – New 2024!
Whilst a remote handset with a wall bracket is fine for domestic use it becomes a problem for hotels and restaurants where handsets can easily get lost or stolen adding to maintenance costs.
The COHZWC is a brand new design surface-mounted wall control that requires no mains supply (2 x AAA batteries) and so can be placed anywhere in the room. It has all the functions of the remote control ie 6-speed, forward/reverse, light on/off, dimming, sleep timer and pairing. This should be available in early 2024 and can be easily retrofitted to an existing Zephyr.
Zephyr Technical Documents
Most Efficient Energy Star Ceiling Fan Rating
The 110v sister version of the Zephyr has the same motor and has become one of the best selling designer ceiling fans in the USA under a different brand. It is one of only a few to be awarded the Energy Star Most Efficient ceiling fan for energy usage in each year by the US government Environmental Protection Agency. This independent body tested it to give an incredible efficiency of 8.5m3/minute/watt which is 2-3 times higher than most other brands.
“Worth Every Penny”!
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