Outdoor ceiling fans are available in many styles and finishes, such as Pewter, Matte Black, Matte White, Espresso, and Stainless Steel. Many of these outside fans include features, like energy star rated integrated LED lights and handheld remote control or wall controls. Ensure you purchase the proper light bulbs based on the manufacturer's recommendation for exterior use. If installing an exterior ceiling fan is not an option, consider purchasing outdoor wall-mounted fans or outdoor standing fans, which are portable and can be re-positioned where they are most needed. Our outdoor ceiling fans buying guide will help you make the best decision.
Types of Outdoor Ceiling Fans
These outdoor ceiling fans are sealed to protect the light kit, motor, and other electrical components and rated by the Underwriter Laboratories (UL), an independent, non-profit organization that conducts product safety testing, and are designated for damp or wet environments. A wet-rating by UL means the product has been designed with moisture-resistant bodies and all-weather blades that stand up to exterior conditions like rain, snow, ocean spray, and water. A damp-rating by UL means the design allows for some moisture to be present but the motor is not waterproof.
For larger areas greater than 300 square feet, large ceiling fans with damp or wet-ratings are suitable for patios or front porches. Flush mounted ceiling fans are an excellent choice for outdoor living areas with a ceiling height less than the recommended eight feet. Additionally, exterior ceiling fans with lights are helpful and a top pick for many customers as they combine comfort and safety by providing the cooling breeze of a ceiling fan with the necessity of a lamp. Many of the fixtures with lights which we feature sport innovative LED lighting, along with wall switches and/or remote speed control.
Are you in search of a way to make your Florida room more inhabitable during the height of summer? Damp-rated ceiling fans are great for covered areas like screened-in patios or porches and sunrooms, where rain or water will not reach the ceiling fan. Fans with UL-wet location ratings can be exposed directly to rain, water, and snow. Wet rated ceiling fans are great for exposed gazebos, patios, and porches. These ceiling fans can easily be maintained free of dust and debris by using a water hose. UL-wet fans can be installed in dry and damp environments; however, UL-damp ceiling fans cannot be installed in wet environments, and indoor ceiling fans are strictly to be installed in dry, interior spaces.
Looking to move area in spaces with no roof or ceiling? Outdoor wall-mount fans are a great choice when looking for a blast of cool air on a hot summer day. The blades and movement of an oscillating fans will help to ensure electrical safety, and increased comfort. Del Mar Fans and Lighting offers a variety of oscillating wall fans which are perfect for covered areas such as pergolas, porches and patios. Wall-mount fans come in a variety of sizes, design and finishes, including bronze, rust and more. Some of these rustic finishes make them perfect addition to any covered farmhouse patio. With their sleek physique and airflow efficiency, these cooling fixtures are primarily in the three-hundred to four-hundred-dollar range, making them an affordable choice for most homes.
Do you need to illuminate areas surrounding the outside of your house? We carry a wide selection of outdoor exterior lighting, many of which would complement the exterior ceiling fans shown on this page. Main categories include wall, ceiling, and post mount and pendants, chandeliers, and security fixtures. If you are looking for both a lighting and cooling option, we suggest browsing our outdoor ceiling fans with lights.