Todd is a staff writer at AURA covering in-depth product reviews and tips.
Choosing the right ceiling fan can be tricky - but Big Ass Fans has two compelling options in the Haiku and i6 that are worth a closer look.
You might have heard of The Haiku, one of Big Ass Fans’ most popular models. It combines attractive, award-winning design with excellent performance and smart home compatibility. We love that the fan packs a lot of power into a streamlined, minimalist look.
On the other hand, the i6 is a true representation of cutting-edge ceiling fan technology. It’s got a modern, sophisticated appearance but is loaded with advanced features and high energy efficiency. The i6 points to the future of fans, but still feels current.
Determining which model suits your needs can best be solved by comparing the two side by side. So let’s review the Haiku vs i6's strengths so that you can assess which is the best match for your space.
When it comes to the Haiku ceiling fan, there are three key areas that make it stand out:
The Haiku has a very minimalist, streamlined look. The fan blades are made of either aircraft-grade aluminum or eco-friendly Moso bamboo that takes interior style to the next level. Trust us when we say that this fan is one of the more luxurious, modern-looking fans on the market.
The Haiku includes several cutting-edge smart technologies, including:
SenseMe technology: The SenseMe technology leverages sensors to intuitively adapt the fan's speed and direction to the room's conditions. As friends and family come and go, the Haiku will automatically turn on or off (how cool is that?). This fan also modifies its speed according to temperature fluctuations, so that comfort stays at its peak as the interior climate shifts
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity: The Haiku has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, which allows you to control the fan with your smartphone or tablet. Yes, you can control your fan from anywhere inside or outside your home. You can also use the app to set schedules for the fan, so it’ll turn on and off automatically
Special modes: This fan offers special modes like "Whoosh" and "Sleep" for enhanced comfort. "Whoosh" mimics a natural breeze by fluctuating the fan speed, while "Sleep" gently dials down the fan over time so you can drift off as the room cools
10-year warranty: The Haiku fan comes with a 10-year warranty, so you can be confident that the fan will be covered if it breaks or malfunctions
Quiet operation: The Haiku is one of the quietest ceiling fans on the market, with a noise level of only 28 decibels at its highest speed, making it a great choice for bedrooms and other quiet spaces
Energy efficiency: The Haiku uses only 28 watts at its highest speed, making it far more energy efficient than comparable models which can use up to 100 watts at the highest speed
Powerful airflow: The Haiku can move up to 1,500 cubic feet of air per minute, making it a great choice for even the largest rooms
Smooth, even airflow: Unlike other ceiling fans that can generate an uneven or drafty airflow, Haiku's blades are engineered to produce a smooth, consistent breeze
Multiple speed settings: The Haiku has seven speed settings, so you can choose the perfect level of airflow for your needs. This is a great feature if friends and family have different preferences
The 101 On Big Ass Fans’ i6
Now let’s review the three key areas that make the i6 stand out:
The i6 has a more industrial design than the Haiku, with six airfoil blades that are made of aircraft-grade aluminum. The blades come in a variety of finishes, and the fan's motor is also pretty quiet, making it a great choice for bedrooms and other quiet spaces.
While the i6 doesn’t have the exact same innovative features as the Haiku, it does have a few features that make it a great choice for those looking for a stylish and efficient ceiling fan.
These features include:
Remote control: The i6 comes with a remote control, so you can easily control the fan from anywhere in the room
Timer and sleep modes: The i6 has a timer and sleep mode, which can help you save energy and get a good night's sleep. The timer allows you to set the fan to turn off after a certain amount of time, and the sleep mode gradually reduces the fan's speed over a user-specified period of time
10-year warranty: The i6 fan comes with a 10-year warranty, so you can be confident that the fan will be covered if it breaks or malfunctions
Quiet operation: The i6 is slightly louder than the Haiku, with a noise level of 38 decibels at its highest speed (but this is still much lower than other ceiling fans on the market)
Energy efficiency: The i6, while less efficient than the Haiku, still only uses only 37 watts at its highest speed
Powerful airflow: The i6 can move up to 7,122 cubic feet of air per minute, even more than the Haiku
Smooth, even airflow: Similarly to the Haiku, i6's blades are designed to create a smooth, even airflow that is comfortable for everyone in the room
Multiple speed settings: The i6 has nine-speed settings, so you can choose the perfect level of airflow for your needs
So, Which Will You Pick?
To wrap it up, both the Haiku and i6 models offer advantageous features. The Haiku's strengths lie in its energy efficiency, streamlined aesthetic, and intelligent capabilities like automatic adjustments and WiFi connectivity. Alternatively, the i6 excels through its classic style, robust speed settings, and ultra-powerful air circulation.
Regarding noise levels, the Haiku outperforms many fans as one of the quietest available. However, the i6 really surpasses the Haiku for sheer airflow power output. So determining between the two really comes down to the precise needs and style of the space.
Ultimately, either ceiling fan promises premium quality, durability, and performance. If you’re prioritizing technological integration, then you might prefer the Haiku, but if you want robust power, you might want to consider the i6.
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