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Best Ceiling Fans Australia - 2020 Review

MItchell Elworthy

This ceiling fan reviews blog has been updated for the 2019/2020 summer and beyond. We've updated our article with some of the best ceiling fans Australia has seen this summer season.

Not only will you find some of our best ceiling fans but we also go into detail about some of our quietest ceiling fans, best outdoor ceiling fans and even the best dc fans to buy.

Click the quick links to be taken straight to each section of the page:

- Best ceiling fan with light

- Quietest ceiling fan

Best DC ceiling fan

- Best outdoor ceiling fan (for salt air)

Or just continue reading.

With so many different wholesalers offering wide and diverse styles, the ceiling fan market is unbelievably competitive. The extensive range also comes with a wide price range.

Most ceiling fans will do the job in performance, however, it is good to note that there are certain aspects you will want to consider when buying. In this blog, we will justify where and where not to spend your hard-earned money when buying your next ceiling fan.

In this ceiling fan blog, we handpick the best ceiling fan for some common applications we continuously get asked.


Best Brands

The Lighting Outlets favourite ceiling fan brands are Martec, Mercator, Ventair and most recently, Eglo fans. Their newly released range is sure to be a hot mover this summer. If you are looking for a quality ceiling fan, buying from a quality brand is key.

We highly recommend NOT purchasing from cheap retailers, as you will get what you pay for. The brands mentioned above will always have a minimum of 2 years “In-Home Warranty”. This means if anything were, by chance, to go wrong they will have someone come out and fix, or replace the fan free of cost. So have peace of mind that the slight extra money you are spending will be insurance.  




Some companies for some odd reason are moving back to AC fans over DC

This is backwards thinking as AC consumes more energy and burn out quicker. Yet the biggest problem of all is the annoying ticking noise that attributes after a year of use. Try and sleep without that keeping you awake at night!

We highly recommend choosing DC as they are better for the environment, have more speed functions, and are much quieter.


The beauty of today's market is that there are so many different styles of ceiling fans, so many colours, textures, sizes and finishes. Choose a fan that compliments your décor, particularly with matching the textures and colours.


Fan blades come in many different finishes, such as plastic, aluminium, stainless steel, timber and plywood. Each don’t have too much difference in the movement of air, yet plywood and plastic are definitely the quietest, with stainless steel being very loud. If you are in an area with salt air, then you should look to use an 

ABS ceiling fan (plastic) as they will hold up much longer and not corrode. 

Best Ceiling Fan with Light

The Vantage by Martec is an extremely popular ceiling fan with light this season.
A big selling point for our customers is this ceiling fan, not only comes with a light but it comes with an energy-efficient CCT (Colour Changing Temperature) LED light. It boasts a remote and is great value for money.

The Vantage could quite possibly be our favourite bedroom ceiling fan with light this summer, with an overwhelming response from our customers, they think so also. This is down to the modern designer look whilst still putting out an impressive performance. The vantage includes a remote and option to select 3 different colours or light temperatures. The Vantage fan is perfect for bedrooms, dining room and living areas.

View the Vantage Ceiling fan by Martec



All variants of The Vantage fan by Mercator - Our best ceiling fan with light

Quietest Ceiling Fan


The Trinidad by Mercator is the quietest and most low profile fan we sell. This is also backed with the minimalist streamlined look. Customers have told us it is so quiet they can barely hear it when turned on. The motor is a very efficient 30 watts which includes a 6-speed remote.
The black model by far is our biggest seller, our customers love this point of difference to standard white plywood fans. All this and backed with a 3-year in-home warranty.


View The Trinidad by Mercator

All variants of our quietest ceiling fan - The Trinidad by Mercator



Best DC Ceiling Fan


Our best selling DC ceiling fan for the past 18 months is The Albatross by far - and for good reason.

Our customers are no longer looking for a boring old white fan, they want a point of difference and The Albatross does this in spades. 

The Albatross is an oversize 
fan which makes a real statement and offers more airflow, win-win. A very well balanced DC fan backed with a 3-year in-home warranty will make this DC ceiling fan our greatest selling for the upcoming 2020 summer season again, no doubt. 


View The Albatross by Mercator

all variants of best DC ceiling fan The Albatross

Best Outdoor Ceiling Fan(For Salt Air)

Studies have shown, salt from coastal regions can travel up to 80kms (50miles) inland and still have a corrosive effect on metals.

So, it's essential if you live within 100km from the coast that you are buying an outdoor ceiling fan that will not corrode from salt air.

The best outdoor fan for salt air is a polycarbonate ceiling fan

When buying an outdoor ceiling fan for salt air it's crucial to get a polycarbonate fan, this means the blades won't deteriorate and flake.
The Eagle by Mercator has been around for 4 years and it's the one ceiling fan over that time to be a consistent best seller. This is down to its uniquely shaped design which also offers stronger airflow.


View The Eagle by Mercator

All variants of our best outdoor ceiling fan - The Eagle Ceiling fan by Mercator s

Some More of Our Favourite Ceiling Fans 

Bahama 1320mm 52" DC Ceiling Fan By Brilliant Lighting

Tropically rated, with Brilliant’s All-Seasons technology for use all year round, the Bahama has been a long standing customer favourite. This 52” ceiling fan can be installed under any outdoor area that is not exposed to weather, or simply just around the house. This ceiling fan has the minimalist and natural design look. This fan certainly has the looks, but it also brings great performance, which is why The Lighting Outlet highly advocates this ceiling fan every summer. It is your standard 52” size fan that will comfortably fit most rooms in the house. The Bahama runs on DC power at 32w, which will be extremely efficient on your power bill.

product image of the Bahama by Brilliant Lighting

View the Bahama By Brilliant Lighting

Seagull 56" DC Ceiling Fan By Eglo Lighting

The Seagull ceiling fan by Eglo is fresh off the container and has attributed immense interest over the course of just a few weeks. We think it is sure to take off this summer. This fan offers a sweeping blade look, which not only moves more air but also gives you that simple modern architectural look. Eglo are a worldwide company who are offering a 3 year “In Home Warranty” and a 6 year motor warranty. So sit back and know you have purchased a quality European designed fan that will last the distance.The seagull ceiling fan by Eglo

View The Seagull by Eglo Lighting



Elite Fans By Martec 

The Lighting Outlet has done very well in a short amount of time with Martec’s latest release of the Elite ceiling fan. Overwhelmingly, we’ve received responses of customer satisfaction that note the fans quality and finish. We can only assume this is because the fan resembles a product in the price range of $400 – $600, yet is sold at a fraction of that price.
At The Lighting Outlet, we have found over the past 12 months customers are researching and wanting more than just your standard white or silver fan. They want something that looks stylish with their room design, whilst not having to break their bank. The Elite fan allows customers to do this. It comes in six different models, and one even provides the option of an LED light.

Again, Martec trust this product as it also holds a three year “In Home Warranty”. So install, sit back and be pleased to know you have peace of mind in making an excellent choice.

All variants of the Elite Fan range by Martec

View the Elite Range by Martec

The City Ceiling Fan By Mercator

The City ceiling fan by Mercator did really well for The Lighting Outlet last summer due to its simple but unique design. This is one of the first fans we recommend to our customers as it will suit almost any decor with that designer look. The City is a 35w DC ceiling fan that has 6 different speed options.  The city ceiling fan is tropically rated so you can use in all applications including alfresco areas.

The city ceiling fan by Mercator

View the City Ceiling Fan by Mercator

The DC Cardiff Ceiling Fan By Mercator

The Cardiff DC ceiling fan is one of Mercator’s latest releases to the market. It is sure to be hit with its designer look and old school price. With the Cardiff being a DC fan you will not get the annoying ticking noise after a year or two, your energy consumption is saved by 70% and you have greater options with a 5 speed function and included timer. The Cardiff DC ceiling fan is not only attractive in price but also has a nice simple look that will suit most decors. This ceiling fan by Australia's leading fan manufacturer Mercator, is by far the best overall value for money.


The Cardiff DC ceiling fan

 View the DC Cardiff Ceiling Fan by Mercator

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