Why We Love Caged Fans
A cage encasing a ceiling fan or wall fan can serve more than a common safety purpose. In contemporary spaces, caged ceiling fans and caged wall fans can provide an additional decorative element you might not expect. This selection of fans also works well in rooms that pay tribute to restoration and industrial themes, as many of the cages are reminiscent of industrial design. Whether it is for the living room, the bedroom, the home office or even an outdoor location, there's an industrial style caged fan here you will love.
Where Caged Fans Work Best
Like a shade to a pendant light or table lamp, a cage covering a ceiling fan or wall fan can bring out the character of the fixture. Unique caged ceiling fan designs stand out in rooms without taking up a lot of space, yet remain efficient at moving air. Smaller diameter caged fans are a great fit in bedrooms decorated in an industrial aesthetic. Kitchens, home offices and any other work space in the house will happily welcome one of these well-designed fans. And dual caged ceiling fans are ideal in large living rooms or open spaces where plenty of ceiling real estate exists. Outside of the home, any of the UL listed outdoor cage fans keep decks, patios and covered gazebos cool all year long (not to mention they add an industrial element to an area already marked with rustic furniture and fixtures). Finally, if you need a fan for the wall rather than the ceiling, check out the caged wall fans for equally stunning designs.
Caged Ceiling Fan Ideas for Every Style
While the inherent nature of a caged fan plays to an industrial aesthetic, these designs are able to find their way into a number of home styles. For an award-winning design that guarantees a few stares at ceiling look to Fanimation's Beckwith Ceiling Fan. Beckwith combines elements of a ceiling fan with the decoration of a drum pendant for a fixture that is sure to stand out. Meanwhile, the Alsace Caged Ceiling Fan from Savoy House is a modern take on the much appreciated f'andelier look, but remains functional as a well-designed ceiling fan. And lastly, Matthews Fan Company offers a range of retro to contemporary designs, with many of them available in a dual motor style.
How to Choose the Best Caged Fan
Aside from size being the determining factor in the fan you choose, you will also want to consider a fan's airflow efficiency. Airflow efficiency, also known as CFM, is the metric used to determine how well a ceiling fan will move air. Because these designs are encased within in a cage, it's important to fully understand how they will perform in a given space. Once you know the size of the fan you need and its airflow metrics, you can begin refining your options by finish, color and its motor type with energy efficient motors using advanced direct current technology. If you have any questions about the caged fans featured here, please call our fan experts at 877.445.4486.
Many of the fans in this selection can also be used as outdoor fans with this style being perfect for covered decks and patios. Encased fans carry a certain rustic look that is ideal for outdoor living areas where you need a cool breeze. Be sure to see the UL rating of the fan to make sure it is damp rated or wet rated to verify it is safe for outdoor use. As long as the fan is outdoor rated, you are safe to use it on your patio. You'll also want to check out the full selection of dual ceiling fans for more twin motor options that also carry an industrial theme.