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A Fan of the Artemis – Part 3

A reader reminded me to share about our Artemis fan and so, happy to report that it is ALL DONE! We have used it now for about a month, and again, never cease to amaze anyone walking into our apartment for the following reasons:

1) It is made of wood, real wood!

2) It does not spin fast, yet the surrounding and right under the fan core areas are immediately cooled down

3) Its blades are curved (most fan blades are not)

4) It’s super, duper quiet, even when spinning at top speed. No more of those whish-whoosh sounds (which really scares the hell out of me).

5) We hand carried it back from Hong Kong (talk about NEVER GIVING UP!)

Just three months ago, our living room looked like this:

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Now, with Artemis as a highlight, and a country barn red wall to go with the setting, our living room looks like this:

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Isn’t it amazing!?

All the online reviews I read up about the Artemis were more or less accurate. Making use of the law of aerodynamics, which is the study of movement of air around things (for the geeks who want to know more, revise your Primary 5 Science here, the more advanced geeks can read this thesis about aerodynamic blade design), the Artemis fan is able to generate maximum wind covering a wide peripheral and immediately under it while using minimum energy (hence the slow blade spin). More blades doesn’t mean more wind, its the angle of the blades that matters.  If you notice, when you stand right under a normal ceiling fan, there is actually very little air movement (i.e. wind). That’s because of the vortex (pressure is lowest nearest to the core region). The Artemis doesn’t disappoint. And with the price point we bought from Hong Kong, it makes it one of the best appliance we have invested in so far.

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18 comments on “A Fan of the Artemis – Part 3

  1. Haw Wu Song
    August 26, 2014

    hi…… doesn’t minka aire fans come in 110V AC only? they do not have 220-240V AC versions, right?

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    • budgetreno
      August 27, 2014

      Yes they have 220V AC version for the Asian markets. Mine is the 58 inch, 220V version, according to the spec booklet.

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  2. Danial
    September 26, 2014

    Hi,

    I’m thinking of getting the Minka Aire Artemis from EL:ar as well. Was wondering if you could share the performance of the fan so far and if there have been any issues with it. I’m thinking of getting them to ship it over instead but I’m not sure if I will accrue much savings.

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    • budgetreno
      September 26, 2014

      Hi Danial, thank you for reading our blog. We are very happy with the Artemis and would highly recommend it anytime. Installation is relatively easy if you have a trained electrician to do it for you. Cleaning is simple – just wipe the blades with damp cloth. I am not sure about the shipping cost from HK, EL:ar would probably have regular freight forwarders that they work with, maybe HK Post. Otherwise, I can think of SF (ShunFeng) as a possible option. They are much cheaper than SingPost and all the big names FedEx, DHL – if you need it in a hurry and need to ship via air. Best is to ship via sea, then your shipping cost wouldn’t cost a bomb but sea freight takes time, at least a month.

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  3. Isabelle
    February 5, 2015

    Hi,
    Your detailed blog is most helpful as i’ve been looking for minka aires artemis fan that fits into our budget without much success.

    Had placed order w/ Elma hkg as my sister will also help us to handcarry bk to sin. Only concern hubby has is if local electrician will have experience is installing this unique fan that is quite unlike normal fans?

    Appreciate if you can pm contacts for electrician that had installed for you since he already had the experience of installing for minka aires artemis fan.
    Your kind help is very much appreciated. Thks in advance!

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    • budgetreno
      February 10, 2015

      Hi, I have PM you on your email. Suffice to say that most qualified electricians in Singapore will know how to install this fan. You will LOVE the end result. The Artemis just brightens up every room!

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      • Kosh
        September 13, 2016

        Hi
        Thanks for the detailed post. Can you email me the contact of the electrician that you used? Thank you in advance.

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      • budgetreno
        September 14, 2016

        Hi Kosh, unfortunately I don’t have my electrician’s contact anymore. He has left the country I think. Any electrician should do actually. The Artemis fan’s installation is just like any other ceiling fan.

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  4. Kenneth
    February 26, 2015

    Hello, firstly thanks for the article on the artemis fan! After seeing it, we fell in love with it!
    However hdb ceilings are so low and we are considering false ceiling too, not sure if the fan will be too low. We are trying to visualize it.

    May we know in your photo with the installed fan, did you use the 3.5″ or 6″ downrod? How is the wind you experience from the fan so far?

    We read that the height from ceiling to fan also affects the wind produced, so we are trying to find a balance between aesthetics and practicality. The fan height looks great in your living room! In our estimate, on false ceiling with a 3.5 downrod, our fan will be 208cm from the floor.

    Cheers!

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    • budgetreno
      February 28, 2015

      Hi Ken,

      Our fan is installed on a 3 ft high ceiling, with a 3.5″ downrod. The wind is very generous although the fan blade does not spin as fast as a traditional ceiling fan like KDK. It is because of the angled blades – it cuts through the air more efficiently to generate more wind, using less electricity. We love it for its functionality and its looks.

      Yes, the height of the ceiling does affect the wind generated. I think the manufacturer’s recommendation is a minimum of 3 ft ceiling height. Is there any way for your false ceiling to be set along the sides of your ceiling rather than across the entire surface? That way you can save precious inches for your Artemis fan.

      Cheers
      Vanessa

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      • Kenneth
        March 2, 2015

        Hi Vanessa, thanks I appreciate your reply. now I can visualize the fan with 3.5″ downrod 🙂 we will probably do the same. Yes, we have rethought the false ceiling design now so that the fan can be fitted on the real ceiling. Our floor to ceiling height is about 260cm. Cheers!

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  5. Shao Dian
    September 10, 2015

    Hi Vanessa

    i brought the fan from el:ar too but did not see the full function wall control. Wonder does your fan comes with full function wall control ?

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    • budgetreno
      September 11, 2015

      Hi Shao, not too sure what you mean by a full function wall control. Our fan came with a remote control, which is priced separately from the fan.

      Vanessa

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      • Shao Dian
        September 11, 2015

        Hi Vanessa

        Because I saw a video from YouTube, it’s show that it come with a wall control which is fixed to the wall, something like the lighting switch. From there, it can switch on the fan, change speed and on or off the light of the fan.

        Refer to this video

        As the remote control is an optional item so there must other ways of switching on the fan, changing the speed of the fan and turning on & off light if remote control is not purchased.

        May I check, does it means that the wall switch that connect to your fan is for turning on or off only? To change the speed and on or off the light, you will have to use the remote control to do it?

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      • budgetreno
        September 11, 2015

        Hi Shao, you are right. The user manual I have indicated that there are two options for electrical connections: hand held remote control or wall control. Wall control allows for speed change as well. I can send you photos of that page in the user manual if you can give me an email address.

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  6. Shao Dian
    September 11, 2015

    Hi Vanessa

    Oh you mean your user manual has the wall control instructions? If this is the case, does your fan comes with the wall control?

    I got the manual however does it not say about wall control, that’s why I’m quite puzzled.

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    • budgetreno
      September 12, 2015

      Yes my user manual has the wall control instructions. My fan didn’t come with the wall control since I opted to have the remote control. Maybe there were some manufacturer changes since I last posted the article a year ago. Did you contact El:ar to clarify?

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      • Shao Dian
        September 12, 2015

        Ic ic.. Yep.. Sent email to el:ar to check.
        Thank you so much. : )

        I have installed Artemis and it is really unique & grogerous!

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