Hunter Fan Company Releases First HomeKit-Enabled Ceiling Fan

Hunter Fan Company has announced that Signal, the first ceiling fan with HomeKit support, is now available for $379 through its website, Amazon, Build.com, Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, and in lighting showrooms throughout the United States. The Symphony, a cheaper version with white blades, will launch in the fall for $329.

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Hunter Fan Company first introduced the Signal and Symphony at CES 2016 earlier this year. The smart ceiling fans connect to a home's Wi-Fi network and, through HomeKit, the fans are able to be controlled using Siri voice commands. Using Scenes and Triggers, the fans can interface with other HomeKit products like lights and thermostats for a full connected home experience.

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46 months ago

$379 for 3 spinning blades and a light.

Or buy any other perfectly good Hunter fan for $60.

That doesn't compute.


This! hate when things get "smart" in front just to jack up the prices...
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46 months ago

$379 for 3 spinning blades and a light.

Or buy any other perfectly good Hunter fan for $60.

That doesn't compute.

I think the same comments were posted in response to the article reporting their announcement 6 months ago. Personally I don't think <$400 for a fan is excessive. In our last house we had $400+ Casablanca fans, they were near silent on low and could spin up a hurricane on high and not be too much louder (except the sound of rushing air). Compared to the cheap, rattling things I've experienced elsewhere I'd take the Casablanca's any day!
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46 months ago
$379 for 3 spinning blades and a light.

Or buy any other perfectly good Hunter fan for $60.

That doesn't compute.
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46 months ago
Can I use it as a Drone?
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46 months ago

Okay, that's cool.

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46 months ago

$379 for 3 spinning blades and a light.

Or buy any other perfectly good Hunter fan for $60.

That doesn't compute.


An Hunter fan doesn't cost $60.
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46 months ago

An Hunter fan doesn't cost $60.

There is no hunter fan for $60? You are thinking Hampton bay or some other cheaper brand.


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hunter-Oakhurst-52-in-Indoor-Flushmount-White-Ceiling-Fan-52012/203806342
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46 months ago
I agree. I have a Big Ass Fans 'haiku' and the difference in quality between it and the cheap big box stores is huge. Dead quiet. Perfectly balanced. Tons and tons of air. But it cost a LOT. Over $800. But when living in a very hot environment you need a good fan. This hunter may be worth looking at.
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46 months ago

$379 for 3 spinning blades and a light.

Or buy any other perfectly good Hunter fan for $60.

That doesn't compute.


Here's a solution for you: Don't buy one.

I don't buy $60 ceiling fans, because they're usually loud, wobbly, ugly and burn up in a couple of years. The last three ceiling fans that I bought cost over $300, and they didn't have HomeKit on them.

On another note, I bought this fan on Amazon back on June 15th, when it originally "became available." Amazon told me within an hour of buying it that it would not ship until August 31. When I click the product on my order status it takes me to a page that says it's not available and that they "don't know if or when it will be available again."

Since neither Lowes nor Home Depot show it as available on their website, and I only paid $349 for it from Amazon I'm leaving my order in place to see what happens.
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I dunno, I have Hue Lights and I enjoy them quite a bit, the bulbs will last a really long time, and the HomeKit control is great. The value is there.

This...is just a fan. Not better than their $60 fans, except HomeKit. So HomeKit alone justifies that massive price difference. I don't see it.

Give it a year, they will be adding HomeKit to their lower priced fans.

Edit: I realize they have expensive fans and cheap fans, but everyone knows that no one buys the expensive fans. This is just Hunter's way of trying to drive sales of those products.


No, everyone doesn't "know that no one buys the expensive fans." I've bought cheap fans and expensive fans in my lifetime. Trust me, there's a huge difference. When you're lying in bed with your fan wobbling over your head and the motor humming while you're trying to sleep that $60 doesn't seem like a bargain. Especially when you're back up there next year installing another $60 fan. A good $300+ fan from Hunter or Casablanca will last for decades. They'll run smoothly and quietly. And they'll have better styling than this POS:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hunter-Oakhurst-52-in-Indoor-Flushmount-White-Ceiling-Fan-52012/203806342
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Homekit seems to be like that. Check anything: the non-homekit version will be about half the price or less. I wonder how much of anything "homekit enabled" Apple demands? I suspect it's something odd like 2X retail instead of just some flat licensing fee.


Locks:

https://www.amazon.com/Schlage-Connect-Camelot-Touchscreen-Deadbolt/dp/B00AGK9KOG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471362975&sr=8-1&keywords=schlage+connect

https://www.amazon.com/Schlage-Deadbolt-BE479-CEN-619/dp/B00YUPDUYE/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1471363031&sr=1-1&keywords=schlage+sense

Light bulbs:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Feit-Electric-60W-Equivalent-Soft-White-A19-Dimmable-HomeBrite-Bluetooth-Smart-LED-Light-Bulb-AOM800-827-LED-HBR/205881115 ('http://www.homedepot.com/p/Feit-Electric-60W-Equivalent-Soft-White-A19-Dimmable-HomeBrite-Bluetooth-Smart-LED-Light-Bulb-AOM800-827-LED-HBR/205881115')

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-60W-Equivalent-Soft-White-A19-Hue-Connected-Home-LED-Light-Bulb-455295/206633282 ('http://www.homedepot.com/p/Feit-Electric-60W-Equivalent-Soft-White-A19-Dimmable-HomeBrite-Bluetooth-Smart-LED-Light-Bulb-AOM800-827-LED-HBR/205881115')

Thermostats:

https://www.amazon.com/Nest-Learning-Thermostat-Generation-Works/dp/B0131RG6VK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471363176&sr=8-1&keywords=nest ('http://www.homedepot.com/p/Feit-Electric-60W-Equivalent-Soft-White-A19-Dimmable-HomeBrite-Bluetooth-Smart-LED-Light-Bulb-AOM800-827-LED-HBR/205881115')

https://www.amazon.com/ecobee3-Smarter-Thermostat-Remote-Generation/dp/B00ZIRV39M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471363206&sr=8-1&keywords=ecobee+3 ('http://www.homedepot.com/p/Feit-Electric-60W-Equivalent-Soft-White-A19-Dimmable-HomeBrite-Bluetooth-Smart-LED-Light-Bulb-AOM800-827-LED-HBR/205881115')


Ceiling fans:

https://www.amazon.com/Hunter-Fan-Collection-Chocolate-Reversible/dp/B01GXQBLIO/ref=sr_1_23?s=lamps-light&ie=UTF8&qid=1471363308&sr=1-23&keywords=hunter+ceiling+fan&refinements=p_n_size_browse-bin%3A5655919011%2Cp_89%3AHunter+Fan+Company%2Cp_36%3A1253532011

http://www.hunterfan.com/Ceiling-Fans/Signal


There goes another uninformed myth shot to Hell. ('http://www.homedepot.com/p/Feit-Electric-60W-Equivalent-Soft-White-A19-Dimmable-HomeBrite-Bluetooth-Smart-LED-Light-Bulb-AOM800-827-LED-HBR/205881115')
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46 months ago
Well this may be interesting as I begin to move into my new place. It is now on my list of fans to consider for the upstair bedrooms.
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