Discover the Hug in Your Ceiling Fan

The vast majority of us probably have at least one ceiling fan in our homes, especially if it was built in the last few decades. The idea of propelling air around to cool us down has been around since ancient times with the use of the hand-held fans, mainly by women, to keep cool. Ceiling fans as we think of them today (those that run on electricity and use blades) were first invented in the United States in the 1860s, using water to turn the blades much like a mill used water to turn its wheel. Today, ceiling fans are important in the quest to cool our homes.

The Lighting Corner in Grandville and Grand Haven offers the best modern ceiling fans, from huggers to portable ceiling fans. In this blog post, we’ll review the different types of modern ceiling fans, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs and your style. Visit our lighting showroom to see our designer ceiling fans today!


  1. Standard ceiling fans. This type of ceiling fan is probably what comes to mind when you think of ceiling fans. They are the most common and most popular type of ceiling fans. They all come standard with five blades, a center light source, and a down rod (which is the metal piece that connects the ceiling fan to the ceiling). This ceiling fan comes in a variety of colors, finishes, and materials to suit anyone’s taste, and the sky is the limit in terms of customizing them.
  2. Hugger, or the low-profile fan. Hugger ceiling fans hug the ceiling or lie flush against it, making these lighting solutions perfect for those with low-lying ceilings. They come in a variety of materials, from wood to metal, a variety of styles, from contemporary to quirky, and a variety of blades. All modern ceiling fans usually have a built-in light source in the middle of the blades since ceiling fans are usually placed in the center of rooms in order to optimize air flow. The Lighting Corner does caution that since the hugger is flush against the ceiling, the air flow will be less than with a standard modern ceiling fan.
  3. Dual motor ceiling fans. More popular in commercial spaces than in residential uses, the dual motor ceiling fan is characterized by having two fan heads that are held in place by a single horizontal bar that houses the motor. The air flow that comes from using a dual motor ceiling fan is nothing less than phenomenal. The blades within the fans can be fully adjusted, which gives this fan even more power. The Lighting Corner does note that if you are looking for a distinctive designer ceiling fan, a dual motor ceiling fan fits the bill.


The lighting specialists at The Lighting Corner can help you pick out the perfect designer ceiling fan to not only meet your lighting needs, but also to meet your air flow needs as well. And after your purchase, you may even receive a hug. Contact us today for all of your lighting solution needs!