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Outdoor Ceiling Fans and Lights

Updated on August 19, 2009

Outdoor ceiling fans are designed in a different way to a lot of ceiling hugger fans installed in a kitchen, bedroom or bathroom, as its necessary to cope with moisture, and all forces of nature. In addition, there fans will be treated with waterproof or water-resistant solutions. All available in a variety of colors, styles, and finishes, as well as featuring several blade options. Often equipped with three speed options, ideal for providing a refreshing breeze to detering flying insects in the summer and to be reversed in the winter to provide warmth.

In order to operate in the great outdoors these fans need to be built tough and constructed with all-weather seals and gronments to avoid the penetration of moisture into the electrical and motor components. An outdoor fan needs to be equipped with all-weather blades, a motor resistant to rust, and all hardware with a tarnish resistant finish. Ceiling fans with lights are also an option, with the ability in some cases to feature an optional light kit to enhance an existing fitting.

Hampton Bay, Casablanca, Hunter Fan Company and Harbor Breeze all manufacture a series of high quality fans to operate outside. Often seen to be multifunctional, with an option to be installed outside or inside. Ceiling fans are often simple to install for someone with competent do-it-yourself skills.

The series of Casablanca outdoor ceiling fans includes the 79669D Lanai Fan in a stylish restoration bonze effect, with 53-inch blades, with an option for three speed settings, all to add comfort and warmth to a patio, sunroom, or deck area. These fans can be outfitted with an optional light kit and remote control unit.

The Harbor Breeze outdoor ceiling fans feature the Queenland Fan, with 52-inch blades, finished in old iron and walnut for an elegant piece, complete with a 3-speed motor, and integrated with a light kit. An indoor/outdoor fan that is rated UL for wet locations.

If shopping for a one of these elegant and contemporary ceiling fans expect to find them in most good furnishing stores, to department stores as well as specialist online retailers. With an immense selection of antique, modern, traditional, and retro styles on offer, with a choice of extras, such as a remote controls or optional lighting.

Whether it’s a patio area, poolside to a carport or porch these outdoor ceiling fans are truly functional items of home furnishings and fixtures. In addition, in order to operate outside these ceiling fans need a UL wet listing or rating for outdoor use, so check that that is present at the time of purchasing.


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