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Damp Location Fans of All Styles

If you are looking for a ceiling fan or portable fan fixture that can function on your home's exterior, ideal for usage for areas with moisture or wetness such as patios, porches and gazebos, look no further than a damp-location fan. Damn location fans can withstand humidity, moisture, and a bit of the elements that come with weather, which indoor fans cannot. Outdoor fans are another name for damp location fans. These can be outdoor overhead patio fans, found on porches or on the outdoor seating area at restaurants. These types of fans are made with motor houses and blades that withstand humidity and moisture. Damp Location fans are sealed to protect key motor and electrical components and rated and designated for damp or wet environments.

Damp location fans allow you to expand your living space to outside your home. You can make much more use of your deck or patio area in your home when you create a comfortable space. If it is one of the warmer months, no matter the weather, you can enjoy your patio with a damp location fan creating a cool and comfortable space to relax and entertain guests in. Damp location fans can be hung in open-air areas, pergolas and more because they are built to resist rust and degradation due to exposure from weather.

Outdoor damp location fans have the benefit of enabling you to spend time outside during spring and summer months, keeping you cool and even allowing you to enjoy the evening hours, as damp location fans offer the additional convenience of coming with lights or light kits, so that your space is illuminated in the dark. Get ready for that summer barbeque with an outdoor damp location fan to provide a cool and comfortable space for events!

Damp Location Fans for Outdoor Areas & Damp or Wet Locations

There are two different types of Outdoor ceiling fans. Damp-rated ceiling fans are perfect for covered areas like screened-in patios, porches, sunrooms, and even covered decks and gazebos. Any outdoor space where water will not reach the ceiling fans, even though they are an outdoor space is ideal for a damp rated fan. A fan that is labeled as a wet-rated location fans can indeed be exposed directly to rain, water and snow. To distinguish, wet-rated ceiling fans are designed with moisture-resistant bodies and all-weather blades that stand up to all types of weather conditions, while damp location fans are more for indoor/outdoor use in areas that are not directly exposed, such as garages and screened-in porches. Indoor ceiling fans are strictly to be installed in dry, interior spaces, and must not be installed outdoors; outdoor fans may be installed indoors if you so desire.

Types of Damp Location Fans

Damp-location ceiling fans, are available in many styles, from tropical to contemporary fans to traditional fans. Any style you choose will complement and improve your home's exterior, and allow you to better use a space that perhaps doesn't get so much use, or does, but uncomfortably. These fans will quickly and efficiently cool your space down. A benefit of a damp rated fan is that they can have lighting integrated, and also, that they can be turned on and off and have the speeds changed with a remote, very high tech. Other outdoor fans are available that are more portable and you can move where needed. Lighting Expo has a variety of types of fans. There are hugger ceiling fans, which keep very close to the ceiling if you do not have a high enough ceiling. Then, there are a variety of sizes to choose from: small fans, medium fans, and large fans.

Installation of Damp-Rated Ceiling Fans

Generally, to install a ceiling fan, you should first measure to be sure the side is right for the room, height-wise and that the blades will run unobstructed. If you plan to use a wall switch to control the fan, make sure it's the proper switch, and likewise, only use a dimmer or remote with those fans that say it is designed for such use. Disconnect all wires, make sure the electrical box is attached properly, and make sure all wires are grounded. Observe all electrical codes and contact an electrician if you need assistance or if your homes' wiring is tricky.

Extra Things to Consider When Choosing a Damp Location Fan

When choosing a Damp location fan, it is important to consider the materials used and make sure the fan will be able to withstand the harsh conditions of the outdoors. It is smart to choose a well rated fan, with high-grade wires which are well insulated. The fan should have a good motor seal to prevent weather damage, and preferably water resistance to prevent rusting. The blades should be damp rated. Keep an eye out for the Energy Star logo to enjoy energy savings with your fan purchase!

Damp Location Fans from Lighting Expo

In the past, some may find it unusual to install a ceiling fan outdoors; However, Damp Rated Outdoor Fans can keep you and your space cool on a hot and humid day by pushing air towards you. Besides Damp-location ceiling fans, Lighting Expo offers other Indoor Ceiling Fans and Outdoor Fans, as well as Hugger ceiling fans, light kits, Fan Controls and fan accessories and a whole array of other types of fans, from portable to fans on stands. Non- fan items from Lighting Expo include but are not limited to Hanging Lights, Ceiling Mounts, Post/Pier Heads, Gas Lanterns, Spot Lights, Chandeliers, Ceiling Lights, Lamps, Home Accent pieces like Mirrors and more.

There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a Damp Location Fan for your home! The friendly and knowledgeable staff at any of Lighting Expo's three showrooms, or online at, will be happy to assist you in choosing the perfect Damp Location Fan for any room in your home. Lighting Expo has more than 25 years of experience lighting your home. When it comes to choosing the best Damp Location Fan and more for your home, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be able to answer any questions you may have!