5Fanaway Evo 1 / 2 / 3

Fanaway Evo 1 / 2 / 3

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5Fanaway Evo 1 / 2 / 3
2.1

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Build Quality
2.2
Value for Money
2.1
Cleaning & Maintenance
2.2
Noise Level
3.2
Power
3.4

Reviews

121 reviews
Renate
Renate3 posts
  Evo1 Prevail

LEDs don’t work anymore

Hi, we’ve had this fan for a few years now and it’s been faultless. However the LED lights won’t work anymore. I’ve replaced the remote and it seemed ok for a while but now nothing. A click when I press the light button on the remote but no lights turn on. Show details ·  1
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Leigh B.
Leigh B.Sydney, NSW4 posts
  Evo2 Endure

Rubbish to clean

Have had two of these for a few years & when we purchased we were told by the sales person that to clean, you just pull the blades out... This is not true & although we have had no trouble with the workings of the fans, they are impossible to clean, they gather a lot of dust & deposit it throughout the room. A very expensive lesson for us & I do not recommend.
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dilipdyal123
dilipdyal123Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  Evo 1 / 2 / 3

Bad

Hi I bought 3 fans of fanaway from becon light narreewarren all three led lights not working fans are 4 years old fan works but light stopped working one by one on gap of few months Show details
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padani
padani4 posts
  Verified Evo2 Endure

Horrible product

This stopped working in an year. It's in our pergola. Only switched to "show off" few minutes when friends come over. I can assure you that it's a cheap product sources from some Shanghai factory and sold to a hapless customer.
I regret every day about this purchase. Reading other reviews comforted me, because I didn't end up in a hospital Show details
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Steveo
SteveoPerth10 posts
  Evo1 Prevail

absolute junk

broke soon after receiving and customer service is completely unbelievably ignorant,useless and full of lies BEWARE dodgy af Show details
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Jen
JenSydney, NSW
  Evo 1 / 2 / 3

FAN? AWAY ‍‍->

We sadly have 5 fans & ALL have been let down by dreadful light drivers! Cannot overstate the inferior quality of this key component. What else to do but alert you, CHOICE & Consumer watch dog…
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Hi Jen, I am sorry to hear this. Can you please email support@beaconlighting.com.au with your best contact details and your state, and I will pass this on to the state management team. Kind regards - Haylee - BL Customer Service

philander
philanderAU76 posts
  Evo2 Endure

Fan away Retractable Blades

Enjoyed having this fan installed more than 12 years ago….. just installed an Evo 2…. Quiet operation …. Simply love the satin finish .The connections are identical hence making the installation a walk in the park. Highly recommended Show details
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Megan K.
Megan K.Sydney, NSW2 posts
  Evo1 Prevail

Very concerned reading these reviews

I purchased 2 x EVO1 prevail fans a few years ago which ended not getting installed due to COVID etc. I am now ready to have them installed however very concerned in what I have just read in these reviews. Blades coming off, LED not working. Concerned I have had these fans for a few years, not installed that I am going to pay money for an Electrician, plus the price of the fans, I am going to have Blades flying off which sounds very dangerous. It seems I now have no where to stand and hoping issues raised in all the reviews does not happen.
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Tonia B.
Tonia B.South East Queensland, QLD
  Fair Incentive Evo2 Endure

Dangerous product..Beware!

2nd Fanaway fan,blade snapped and flew across the room landing on our dining room table..Unbelievably no one was hit!
This the second Fanaway we've had..first one replaced with same problem,which keft a big gouge in our kitchen wall.
So dangerous, how these haven't been recalled and discontinued is beyond me,Avoid at all costs! Show details
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Hi Tonia, I am sorry to hear what has happened with your fan. Please contact us at support@beaconlighting.com.au with your best contact details and purchase date so we can look into this further. Kind regards Natasha BL Customer Service.

aardy
aardySydney, NSW3 posts
  Evo1 Prevail

Out of five one snapped this week

One blade just snapped off and hit the wall before falling to the floor. Fortunately my wife who was in the room escaped unhurt. I got them installed in 2010 they were working okay until this happened. I am not sure if Beacon Lighting can replace it, of course at my cost, through their electrician. Show details
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susan
susanSouthwest, VIC3 posts
  Evo1 Prevail

No replacement diffuser available

I purchased 6 of these light fans. The covers are very yellow so I travelled to the nearest Beacon store to see about buying replacement covers. I was told they needed a SKU number for the part. There is no SKU on these lights only a model number. Its very disappointing to be told that the florescent tube turns the cover yellow and it can't be changed so after buying 6 of them they all need to go in the bin. I feel very ripped off and this should be a recall issue if new parts can't be offered and the lights are rendered useless because of the combination of the florescent tube and the plastic!!!! Show details
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sue
sueSydney Surrounds, NSW2 posts
  Evo2 Endure

Evo 2 endure globe

How do u change the light globe in the evo 2 endure
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Lindsay
LindsayGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  Evo1 Prevail

Malfunctioning LED lights

I bought 2 fanaways which were not immediately installed as we were renovating. When installed the light malfunctioned and turned itself off and on and then stopped altogether. I sent a message to Fanaway about the fault - NO REPLY, I went back to the Beacon Lighting store I bought it from who told me to go to Middys electrical. Middys told me to go back to Beacon Lighting. Fan is fantastic I just keep bumping into things in the dark. I have a second uninstalled Fanaway for a yet to be renovated bedroom. Not intending to install it as they are crap. Beacon lighting and Fanaway service are also crap. Show details
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Alan
AlanHunter Region, NSW2 posts
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M Surcouf
M Surcouf3 posts
  Verified Evo2 Endure

It has noise problems

I've only installed this fan a week ago, after being told it was very quiet. It has an occulting motor noise which is annoying, but worse, after a few hours of being on - and in the middle of the night - it develops a non-rhythmic intermittent tone like someone running their finger over the rim of a glass - enough to wake you up. I've rungLighting Direct in New Zealand where I bought it, but they said I've got to get my electrician out (again - I'm assuming at my expense) to look at it before they will consider what to do about it. Disappointed. Show details
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Questions & Answers

Gayle H.
Gayle H. · Evo 1 / 2 / 3

Why would my fan and light come on automatically all of a sudden. It is about 6 years old and have not had anything wrong until now.

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Nik
Nik · Evo 1 / 2 / 3

Hi there, I have older fanaway model Q 000307 light/fan 55w and 40 W with t5 circular lamp. The light does not work. I believe there is an issue with the Balast.
I’ve heard these balast not produce anymore. Any suggestions for other option? Or I need to change the whole ceiling fans?!

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Hi Nik Thank you for your message. Unfortuantely you will need to replace the whole fan as the ballasts are unable to be sourced
Kind regards Amber - BL: Customer Service

Sandeep S.
Sandeep S. · Evo1 Prevail

One of the 4 blades mechanism stopped working and does not retract. Please advise if and how we can fix this.

Fanaway
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Hi Sandeep, if you could DM us at support@beaconlighting.com.au, the issue , we can supply some information that may assist in fixing this issue. Debbie- Beacon Lighting Customer Support

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While the Fanaway Evo series of ceiling fans with clear, retractable blades sounds innovative and chic, reviewers discover it has a dangerous design flaw.

Potential to cause injury

At least six reviewers were in the room when the fan blade snapped off and fell to the ground. Sometimes the hurtling blade hit and damaged furniture or walls along the way. In one case the blade collided with a lamp in a child’s bedroom and then proceeded to hit her in the face, leaving her with marks and bruises.

Other reviewers reported these problems with the Fanaway Evo models:

  • The fan often simply stopped working or slowed down to the point where it became ineffective
  • The noise level was difficult to put up with, even with the fan on a low speed
  • The casing/ underside of the light discoloured over time, becoming yellow
  • Overall this was an expensive fan to maintain, as reviewers racked up bills to replace faulty remotes, receivers, ballasts and bulbs
  • Once the product fell out of warranty, there was often no respite from the main retailer, Beacon Lighting.
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Fanaway Evo2 Endure
  • Discontinued
Fanaway Evo2 Endure1.9 
CategoryCeiling FansCeiling FansCeiling Fans
Price (RRP) $499$649$369
FeaturesLights and Remote ControlLightsLights, Remote Control and Timer
Number of Speed Settings333
Power60 W60 W60 W
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Colour / FinishWhite/SilverSilver/WhiteSilver/White
Construction
Blade MaterialPolymerPolymerPolymer
Number of Blades444
Body MaterialMetal
Blade Diameter1,220 mm1,220 mm1,220 mm
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