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Arlec CSF120AO

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2.4 from 34 reviews

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  • Build Quality
    1.3 (4)
  • Value for Money
    1.0 (3)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    1.0 (3)
  • Noise Level
    2.0 (3)
  • Power
    1.0 (3)

Junk. Worked for 1 month out of 12th warranty period


Failed multiple times within warranty. Would have worked for maybe a month of the 1yr period. Remote failed. Fan and light stopped working. A shame bunnings sells this rubbish.
Utter junk. Utter junk.Utter junk. Utter junk.
Utter junk. Utter junk.Utter junk. Utter junk.
Utter junk. Utter junk.Utter junk. Utter junk.

Date PurchasedApr 2015

Trav G

Trav GMelbourne

  • 7 reviews

Great fan in the bedroom!


Arlec CSF120WO with remote and oyster light.
We've had this fan in our bedroom for at least 4 years now and use it a lot as we don't have other cooling in our room. It's been fantastic and I'm surprised by some of the other negative reviews.
I'm a light sleeper but it is so quiet that I don't notice it. Also, I set the timer so that it turns off at about 3 am.
During the night it's set to low, sometimes we run it at med during the day but never high as it's too powerful.
The only bad things I can think of is that I do have to replace the globe every year, it's not very bright and the remote is a bit chunky.

Date PurchasedSep 2012
Nev Hatton

Nev Hatton

  • 2 reviews

Quality for Good Price


We now have a total of three such fans in our relatively small bedrooms. They are very quiet and efficient, with a bright light which can be set to come on with the original light switch. The controller allows for for speed selection, plus a timer. Our Electrician says the installation was straight forward.

Date PurchasedNov 2016

Peter7842Sydney, NSW

  • 6 reviews

Too Noisy


Arlec 120cm White Columbus Ceiling Fan With LED Light and Remote Control
This is a good fan if you don’t mind the noise. Reasonable priced, with remote control, light and six speed.
However, don’t use it in your bed room or you will have trouble to get some sleep. It is far too noisy specially in the lower speeds.
I had to return two of them to the store for a refund and choose a different brand.
Taking into account the electrician charges to install, and uninstall it to return to the store it is an expensive exercise.
Based on my experience, I do not recommend this fan to anyone.

Date PurchasedDec 2016



Very poor circulation


Very disappointed in the arlec fan. I had electrician replace the fans throughout the house with the 4 blade thinking it would be cooler.. WRONG... I am getting the electrician back to remove them... They look very stylish but we do not feel any breeze. I thought it might have been on the winter setting.. When I checked I noticed the base of fan was very hot. I actually burnt my fingers when I touched it.. Afraid it may overheat & start a fire. Waste of money.

Date PurchasedOct 2016

The arlec Aquilon CSF5247


Instaled today getting ready for summer. working fine so far let's see what happens ill let you all know the outcome for $252 nice and quiet operation for the bedroom. Thinking of buying a nother one pending on the out come of this unit wish me luck.will write soon by

Date PurchasedOct 2016

Karen O'Connor

Karen O'ConnorGold Coast

  • 4 reviews

Everything is good except for...


Fan it self does circulate the air well and the speeds all work fine and dandy. But, for some reason the fan does make a noise on different occasions. It doesn't happen all the time but I'm thinking of calling in someone to look at it. A good thing to have when buying a fan is a warranty for 'in house repairs'. Meaning you don't have to have the fan taken off the ceiling to take back to the shop. They will come to you. Apart from that I'm pleased with it and I love the led light. The fan is of modern design.

Date PurchasedJun 2016



Don't Buy Arlec Fans


Don't waste your money buying Arlec. We bought 3 fans on a recommendation from our electrician. I hate them. We had 3 fans taken out as I didn't think they were powerful enough, had the Arlec remote control with LED light installed. They're garbage. The remote is a poor design. I'm so angry that I listened to our electrician. The fans are not powerful at all, they're less powerful than the ones I had. I have a desk fan going in the room as well. When you're standing right underneath the fan you can barely feel it. The lounge is 1.5 metres away and you cannot feel it. So angry and disappointed. I'll never buy Arlec again!!

Installation Nightmare


Very hard to install all the wiring into the small housing. Looks good as fans go. Doesn't blow much air though. Will not buy again as it was too fiddly to get the wiring and the remote control receiver to fit in such a small space. Could have designed it better. Tricky to assemble blades also.


shane.kingNSW, 2333

  • 9 reviews

Appears to be a cheap low quality product


We had two installed in our home along with 4 other ceiling fans of a different brand. Both Arlec fans failed within days of each other. When one failed it went to full speed, lit the light and could not be turned off. Turned off the Mains power to attempt a reset but this didn't change. Had to call an electrician to come and disconnect it electrically so that we could have power back to the room.



Waste of Money


This is probably the worst ceiling fan out there. i can barely tell the difference if it is on or off, it pretty much just spins without giving off any air!



Cheap and Nasty


Very poor quality. Looks nice but as found out looks can be deceiving. Cannot find a energy saver globe to fit in the tiny location for the light bulb. Also the 3-speed fan control switch makes buzzing and sparking pop sounds when shifting between speeds - a very poor controller that seems like it may cause power leakage. Not installed one week and the switch has to go!!! Buying a better brand this time. Do not risk your safety buying Cheap and Nasty!!! Lesson learned.
Looks, plain design.
Not enough space for energy saver light globes. Fan control speed makes popping spark noises when switching between speeds.



  • 39 reviews

Blades have drooped


Quiet operation, and initially gave good wind output, but after a year of infrequent use the blades have drooped and it now likes like we have a spider hanging on our ceiling. The fan looks extremely ugly now, and does not have the same wind output. Limited light output as their is only one globe attachment, but it is easy to clean

Poor quality


divine_msnMackay QLD

  • 6 reviews

Recommended by Bunnings staff but not that great!


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Kathryn B.

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Is it normal for your fan remote receiver to buzz loudly when installed I have checked all connections they are fine but there is a loud buzzing coming from the receiver and it gets louder when the light is on

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Sharon P.

Sharon P.asked

Why does the ceiling fan keep shutting off after an hour.. brand new last year A real pain for my disabled son!!!

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Sharon P.

Sharon P.asked

Why does the fan shut off after about each hour Its annoying for my disabled son

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