This fan looks fantastic and has a really nice design. Fan speed is also good -- creates a nice breeze. This was a DIY kitchen installation, and I think this item would be better suited to a bedroom, as the 3 bulbs are not nearly bright enough for a kitchen. The installation itself would have been a lot easier if the instructions were not so terrible. Also, the remote is apparently not optional, in the sense that the fan does not work without it. We were baffled initially after installation -- flipped the light switch and nothing happened. We cannot control the fan via the switch on the wall, or the pull chains (so why does it come with them???), only the remote...which does not sit all that snugly in the holder, so it's a little awkward to push the button to turn it on, as it kind of slides around in the holder. Overall, I like the look of this fan, but am not sure the functionality problems make it worth it.
Difficult to Assemble,
the remote makes things harder than necessary.