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Matthews Irene 3H Hugger Low Energy DC Ceiling Fan – 52″, 42″, Lifetime Warranty

(12 customer reviews)


The Irene-3H has a clean minimalist and streamlined body with 3 aerofoil-shape carved wooden blades and is the most popular Matthews ceiling fan in the range, especially with the Hollywood stars.  This hugger version is mounted close to the ceiling and so is suitable for rooms with low ceilings.  It has one of the quietest low-energy DC motors on the market, comes with a 6-speed control and a Lifetime Warranty on the motor.


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Style & Quality Embody Matthews’ Most Popular Ceiling Fan

Installed in many of Hollywood’s exclusive grand design homes the Irene three-bladed hugger enjoys a legendary reputation and is the most popular Matthews fan.   The hugger style means that it has no drop rod and so is suitable for lower ceilings also giving a simpler cleaner appearance and sleek style.  It is rustic yet strikingly modern with three beautiful neatly joined, aerofoil square-edged shaped, solid wood blades in a range of contemporary motor body finishes.

The high quality DC motor is one of the quietest on the market (made in Taiwan where the best ceiling fans are built) so is ideal for bedrooms where any noise even of the air moving could be disturbing in the quiet of night.  It can be run on low-speed to ensure a slow gentle laminar airflow with silent movement but turned up in the daytime when more cooling is required and the slight wind noise not noticeable.  The DC motor is also very low-energy using just 18 watts at full power for the 52″ size.

The 5 bladed version of this model has been selected by the Italian architect for all of GEOX’s (the classy Italian shoe fashion brand) designer stores around Europe, including their flagship London store in the heart of Covent Garden.  Why not go and see them just opposite Covent Garden tube station on Long Acre?


Features & Benefits:

– 42″/107cm and 52″/132cm diameter
– Motor body finishes: Textured bronze, brushed nickel, brushed brass, brushed bronze, matt black, gloss white.
– Blade finishes: Walnut, matt white and barnwood (grey)
– Solid wood, jointed machine-cut blades
– 220V – 50HZ
– Rpm 51 low/231 high
– Blade angle:  Twisting from 0 to 15°
– Reversible DC motor with super reliable technology
– Energy efficient, ultra-quiet motor
– Power use: 52″ 32 watts max speed, 42″ 18 watts max speed
– Remote control: 6-speed wall-mountable with reverse for winter heat reclamation
Geox_matthews_ceiling_fan_entrance– Constructed of cast aluminium and heavy stamped steel
– Safety & quality certification: Interlek ETL/CETL & CE
– Suitable for damp or humid location but not salt water or ocean front
– 42″/107cm airflow rates 6,970 m3/h = 4,100 cfm- 52″/132cm airflow rates 10,438 m3/h = 6,140 cfm
– Lifetime Warranty on motor, 1 year on remote, 3 years corrosion warranty on the body finish
– Made in Taiwan
– LED light version available see below for link.


New Finishes for 2021

New blade finishes: Barnwood grey and matt white.
New motor can finishes: Brushed brass, white and black.


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12 reviews for Matthews Irene 3H Hugger Low Energy DC Ceiling Fan – 52″, 42″, Lifetime Warranty

  1. Easy to install – Terry Gladstone (verified owner)

    I installed this fan myself with no problems. I can see it is a good quality product which is lovely and quiet.

  2. Saw it in California – Rob Dudley (verified owner)

    I saw this fan in California and was very happy that I could get a 240v one here.

  3. Flexible Service – Sally Davenport (verified owner)

    We initially chose the Irene 3 but it was a bit low for our bedroom so we swopped it for the hugger version that is perfect. Thanks for all you help Niki!

  4. Nice fast delivery – Steffan Morgan (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the great service and great fan.

  5. A Very Good Purchase – Mary Reath (verified owner)

    Great design and operation, I am very happy with this fan.

  6. Lovely Blade Design – Alison Gresham (verified owner)

    The chunky stylish blade design, colour and style are impressive. A great product Matthews.

  7. A cool fan! – Craig Livingstone (verified owner)

    The 6 speed control on this fan is really useful and precise which I needed as my eyes get dry very easily.

  8. Very Pleased! – Jeremy Ashcroft (verified owner)

    This is a great fan that looks and works really well.

  9. Great for low ceilings – Mike Ashton (verified owner)

    I bought one of these to try and then 2 more as my ceilings are all pretty low. They fitted well and look good too.

  10. Fits great in our loft conversion – Tim Hopkins (verified owner)

    My loft room has a low ceiling and gets so hot but this was the perfect solution!

  11. A good choice – Madison Brown (verified owner)

    I decided to purchase the Matthews Irene hugger fan after doing a lot of research and think I made the right choice – Henley Fan got it delivered quickly and now it up it looks great and works well.

  12. Amazing Fan – Florentina Prian (verified owner)

    The fan is an amazing style and very quiet. Our electrician installed it with no problems and he thought it was excellent.

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