Hampton Bay 52in Sussex Ceiling Fan

Sussex Ceiling Fan

The Hampton Bay Sussex II Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan comes complete with five reversible black/silver fan blades and a very soft contemporary design, featuring an integrated light kit which is beautifully nestled in frosted glass.

This Ceiling Fan nicely complements any decor or room with its modern sleek designs.

A handheld remote control allows you to easily and conveniently make adjustments to the speed of the fan blades and light settings. Uses two 60 watt candelabra lightbulbs which are included.

Sussex II Ceiling Fan Main Features

  • Five convenient reversible black/silver fan blades
  • Beautiful brushed nickel finish complementing a large variety of home decor styles
  • A nice integrated light kit with frosted glass
  • Hand-held ceiling fan remote control with independent candelabra light and blade speed control
  • A powerful 172 mm x 14 mm ceiling fan motor for superior air movement
  • Downrod is included
  • Dual-mount ceiling installation for standard or those harder sloped ceilings
  • For those larger rooms up to 20 feet x 20 feet
  • Lifetime warranty for the motor
  • Must be installed with the supplied light kit

Hampton Bay Sussex Ceiling Fan Review

Hampton Bay Sussex Ceiling Fan
Sussex II Ceiling Fan

This ceiling fan is only available online and cannot be purchased in stores.

The Sussex Ceiling Fan has a proven track record with 80% of customers recommending this item. Of the 218 customer reviews, this fan has 4.2 stars out of 5 stars.

The general feeling is that the Sussex 52in Ceiling Fan installation is easy.

The hand-held remote control receiver is fairly easy to fit into the housing canopy. Hampton Bay thankfully has fixed this problem in the newer ceiling fan models.

Based on the many reviews of the older remote control, this definitely used to be a very big issue.

We love the very sleek design of this ceiling fan, and my personal preference is the silver side of the reversible blades.

Although it’s not Energy Star rated, it nicely moves a great deal of air around the room, very efficiently, unless you choose to go to a more expensive DC motor.

My one gripe that I have with this model and what I think could be improved is having the lightbulb bases a medium base instead of using the candelabra base. There appears to be a lot of room in the canopy to accommodate the medium base lightbulb, so my question is: “Why did they have to make them candelabra?”

As far as the light kit goes, I find that if you use the two 60-watt lightbulbs, the light illumination is average levels. You can use the more energy-efficient LED lightbulbs, however, you will not get a lot of light.

I did find a 9-watt candelabra LED lightbulb from the non-US market, and have found that it is acceptably bright enough but the opaque dome tends to dim the light a little bit.

What I eventually did was to buy a candelabra-to-medium-base light socket adapter and then installed a Philips slim style 60-watt equivalent, which did just barely fit inside the glass dome but they are brighter than the 60-watt incandescents that were originally supplied. I was very pleasantly surprised and happy to notice that these more efficient LED lightbulbs DO work well with the light dim function on the hand-held remote control.

Overall, I highly recommend the Sussex Ceiling Fan if you intend to use it a room or area where you won’t be needing too much bright light, but are wanting some illumination for the room or decor aesthetics, or if you do not worry about using the hotter, not so energy-efficient incandescents.

If you do want more energy-efficient illumination and you don’t care to take a couple of extra basic steps such as socket adapters so that you can retrofit the lighting ability, so all in all my feeling this fan is a really good price for the quality.

Pros: This Ceiling Fan is Easy to Install, Very Unique, It Just Looks Great, Stylish

Is The Sussex Ceiling Fan Suitable For Smaller Rooms?

This fan is suitable in room sizes from 12 feet x 12 feet to 20 feet x 20 feet.

So although it is sold as a ceiling fan for larger rooms it fits and works very well in smaller room sizes such as 14 feet x 14 feet.

Tip: if you find that the fan moves too much air in a smaller room is just to use it on the slower speed.

How Do I Change The Light In The Sussex Ceiling Fan?

If you are finding it hard to get the dome globe off to change the lightbulb then please read this and follow these steps.

The Sussex Fan glass dome will twist off by rotating it in a counter-clockwise direction.

Because there is no stop in the globe track it will get stuck if you twist it too far in the clockwise direction.

The glass can be shattered if you tighten it too much because of this issue.

Try to very gently turn the globe counter clockwise. If you continue to turn it in a clockwise direction when it is stuck it will tend to get further stuck and then eventually it will shatter.

If you are still having difficulty getting it off then try the following.

Make sure that the power to the ceiling fan is off.

  1. Place a drop cloth under the glass globe. (In case it shatters)
  2. Spray a bit of silicone spray up into the light on the outside of the glass globe but making sure that it is also inside the metal ring exterior of the lighting fixture. Try to also spray some of it in a counter-clockwise direction so that it runs into the screw track that holds the globe in its place. You will need to do this all around the globe.
  3. Allow it to soak in for a couple of minutes
  4. Finally, gently turn the glass-globe in a counter-clockwise direction.

Download The Hampton Bay Sussex Ceiling Fan Manual

To download the Sussex II 52in Ceiling Fan Manual please click the link below. You will be taken to a page where you can get the PDF manual.

For the Hampton Bay Sussex Fan Manual please click here

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