A lack of efficient and wobble-free fans on the market inspired Ron Rezek to create his own. For more than a decade, he has been producing state-of-the-art fans like the Pharos. Approved for use in damp and covered outdoor areas, the Pharos is designed for use in all seasons; a reverse switch keeps warm air circulating during cooler months. The five perfectly balanced plywood blades have a 12-degree pitch and move up to 6000 cubic feet of air per minute with a 120V motor, and a patented single-piece rotor makes it wobble-free. The high-power motor has three speeds (80/120/210rpm) that are controlled with a wall-mounted unit (a remote control is available, sold separately). Two stem attachments (14" and 24") are included for various ceiling heights; additional Down Rods are available, sold separately. The ceiling plate includes a built-in adapter that can be used on a slant of up to 33.5 degrees, and the hand-blown glass diffuser is encased in a protective grill. UL/CSA Listed for damp and covered outdoor areas. Assembly required. Bulbs (not included): three candelabra incandescent 40W/E12 or three compact fluorescent 13W/GU24. Made in China.
If all design practitioners were as ambitious as Ron Rezek, the innovation, quality and function present in daily life would increase by leaps and bounds. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Rezek spent his early career teaching in the school's art and architecture departments, as well as at Art Center and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
In addition to his professorate, Rezek has been designing products for various markets for nearly 40 years, including a lifeguard rescue float in 1969, used around the world, and seen weekly on Baywatch. After working for architects Deborah Sussman and Frank Gehry, Rezek started Ron Rezek Lighting in 1978 with the goal to help modernize the decorative lighting industry. Co-owned with Artemide, Ron Rezek Lighting produces state-of-the-art lighting that reflects the designer's philosophy of "simplicity in form and economy in production." Rezek was also responsible in 1990 for opening the first Highlights showroom, which is now a national retail "gallery of lights featuring the best modern designs." Read more >