Smart home automation is no longer a quirky phase of the 1950s. You can control the lighting, temperature and a plethora of appliances in your home from your smartphone or tablet. Now add the humble ceiling fan to that growing list. The Haiku SenseME by Big Ass Fans promises to revolutionize the ceiling fan with built-in occupancy and temperature sensors.
The Haiku SenseMe is one of the most unique ceiling fans in the market because it adapts to your unique behavior and environment. The innovative SenseME technology detects when you enter or exit a room and turns the fan on and off automatically. The device also monitors the room’s temperature and automatically adjusts the fan’s speed when there's a change in temperature and humidity. The Smart Mode learns your preferences and automatically adjusts the speed to what you find most comfortable.>
An embedded Wi-Fi chip allows you to use a smartphone to control the Haiku’s seven speeds, integrated LED lighting and preset modes. The Sleep Mode gradually reduces the fan speed every hour until it turns off while the Gradually Awake Mode offers a pleasant wake-up call with a combination of air, light and sound. The Whoosh Mode mimics a natural breeze to make you feel cooler. The motor design offers an energy-efficient and noise-free performance.
The Haiku is not only tech-savvy, but also effortlessly stylish. The modern ceiling fan features handcrafted and hand-balanced Moso bamboo blades, ensuring your fan will never wobble. The eye-catching geometric light diffuser houses 39 energy-efficient LEDs. The fan is available in black and white, caramel and cocoa finishes. Ceiling fans with LED lights like the Haiku are ideal for cooling and lighting large bedrooms and living rooms.
The Haiku SenseMe will retail for about $1,045 later this summer. The SenseMe ceiling fan may cost more than your average fan, but it’s a small price to pay for a sneak peek into the home of your future.