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 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 over £1000 for around £600. 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 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.
Zephyr Room Scene Picture Galleries
For more pictures please visit our Zephyr galleries on the main menu above or from here:
Electronically Commutated Motor
At the heart of the Zephyr fan is the 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 65 rpm. 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
The Zephyr is available in a range of sizes and contemporary finishes for both the housing and blades. Click the selection boxes above to see the exact image for each permutation:
- Housing canopy, drop rod and cover plate metal finishes – 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.
New finishes now in stock – Brushed brass, matt black and white motor with all blades. White and black lacquer blades in 60″/152cm only.
Features & Benefits
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.
- 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 that buffets the eyes.
- Totally silent motor and no airflow noise – Lowest speed imperceptible, max speed 20db.
- 3 Non-warp solid strong sycamore 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 and mounting kit included.
- Balanced motor and blades to avoid wobbles.
- Blade pitch 13°.
- 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 rates for large: 17,000 m3/h using 24 W at 173 RPM.
- Airflow rates for medium: 14,600 m3/h using 27 W at 135 RPM.
Airflow rates for small: 7,020 m3/h using 8 W at 151 RPM (slowest speed is 50 RPM).
- 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 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
- US UL & EC, CE and German GS certifications.
- Lifetime Warranty on motor, 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
We offer extension drop rods to handle high ceilings and 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 2023!
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 Summer 2023 and can be easily retrofitted to an existing Zephyr.
Zephyr Manual & Datasheet
Open the datasheet. Download the zephyr-users-manual-v1-1
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”!
Our customers love this fan too – see what they are saying in our 100% genuine reviews on TrustPilot. Click on image to go to the TrustPilot site and search for Zephyr to find all the many reviews of it.
Sarah Cummins (verified owner) –
I saw this fan in a restaurant in Australia and was impressed with it so bought one for my large lounge. It is the best one I have ever come across everyone who sees it loves it. Worth every penny – Thanks Henley Fan
Michael Stephenson (verified owner) –
What a brilliant fan – I never knew anything as nice as this existed. As an interior designer I can appreciate the thoughtful and clever design of the blades and motor. I will certainly be specifying this for my clients.
Celia Robinson (verified owner) –
Impressive style and design. It also works magnificently well – I love it!
Hans Akerman (verified owner) –
I bought a Zephyr in walnut with the smaller blades and decided after a week that the larger one would be better for my large open plan office. Niki was very understanding and helpful in dealing with the matter and we had our replacement blades the next day. Quality products and service like this are hard to find these days and I would highly recommend Henley Fan.
A Godsend – Toby Dalton (verified owner) –
This fan was a life saver for us in the recent hot weather as our bedroom has a high vaulted ceiling that gets very hot. This worked really well and was also very quiet.
Just Beautiful – Sarah Clayton (verified owner) –
This fan looks more beautiful than the photos. The light wood finish and black motor as simply stunning.
A quality product – Graham Ainsworth (verified owner) –
My Dad is a qualified electrician and commented on the quality of this product. Everything about it speaks of quality.
Good service – Tim Kensley (verified owner) –
The motor was making a slight ticking noise and so Henley Fan replaced it straight away without any fuss. This took a few days but solved the issue as we needed a silent fan in our bedroom. It looks very nice now it is up.
Excellent Product – Peter Lincoln (verified owner) –
Everything about this product is excellent. Well worth the money, I will definitely be buying some more.
Disappointed – April Connolly (verified owner) –
I had high expectations of this fan and was disappointed. The delivery was late and one of the blades was damaged which Niki sent us a replacement for but was annoying as it delayed us having it working quickly in the heatwave.
The Best Ceiling Fan Ever – Mike Eve (verified owner) –
Over the years I have bought many ceiling fans but this one is definitely the best one. A lot of careful thought and design has gone into it and the result is impressive. Well done Henley Fan!
It’s a work of art! – Thomas Atherton (verified owner) –
I really love the carved blades they are almost like a sculpture. The flowing lines and curves are really beautiful to look at and matched by an equally impressive performance.
They Work Impressively – Richard Digby (verified owner) –
I put 4 of these in my restaurant which already had AC and the improvement was amazing. I set the AC to be warmer saving money and the customers comment on the improvement too.
Brilliant, better than expected! – Tina Colebrook (verified owner) –
I am very happy with my choice. The Zephyr looks great and works great and is so quiet in my lounge.
Simple, effective style – Tom Stephens (verified owner) –
This was one of my better investments and makes my small office so much more comfortable on hot days.
A godsend for my hot apartment – Sara Gabrowski (verified owner) –
I couldn’t get airflow through my apartment as the windows are all on one side. This does the trick wonderfully and now I can work and sleep in a pleasant temperature instead of feeling cooked all the time.
Perfect for my restaurant – Toby Robinson (verified owner) –
I bought 6 of these for my restaurant and they work a treat. We have air conditioning but it was making the food cold leading to complaints. With the fans we have turned the AC to low, saved a load on the electric and have more comfortable customers.