Ceiling Fans: ABS Blades vs Timber Blades!

Ceiling Fans: ABS Blades vs Timber Blades!
Ceiling Fans: ABS Blades vs Timber Blades!



In the market for a new fan, but don't know what all these fancy terms stand for? We want you to be informed so you can make the right decision. And the 'right decision' like many things in life will be different for everyone based on each individual need. Today we're going to talk about blade material and why you might or might not opt for ABS blades over other materials.


What Does ABS Stand For?


ABS stands for Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene which is essentially a long name for plastic blades. Specifically, these are made from thermoplastic which is a flexible material that holds its shape for excellent airflow. ABS manufacturers have mastered their craft in making plastic look like timber. So, you can still get that beautiful timber look, with all the benefits of ABS.

Wood Blades

ABS Blades (Brilliant Bahama)ABS Blades

Why ABS Blades Ceiling Fans


Coastal areas will rust metal blades!

If you live in a coastal town or near a large body of saltwater, you already know that metal fittings start to rust at a hasty rate. You are likely already well equipped with plastic and 316 stainless steel. ABS blades can mimic both a timber and metal look while remaining durable and untouched by the tarnishings of coastal, moisture-holding, saltwater. This makes for low maintenance cleaning and your fan staying in perfect condition rather than deteriorating aesthetically over time.


ABS blades are light-weight!

Thermoplastic blades are ultra light-weight and as we have discussed already, extremely durable. This is perfect for airflow (how much air a fan can move). In addition to airflow, ABS blades are easier to install due to the lack of constraints. Their lack of weight equals less drag and fewer motor capacity needs!


ABS blades can spread air further!

Due to the nature of manufacturing thermoplastic, ceiling fans made to have ABS blades can be molded into any shape or form. That means ABS ceiling fans can be molded to have a slight curve up which allows the air to be spread out and down, rather than merely pushing the air downward.


More designs, more you!

Manufacturers have the power to create a wider range of colour, style, and shape when it comes to design! Ceiling fans don't have to be simply black or white anymore. These days, when it comes to the design of anything plastic - the world is your oyster.

Hawk II

Falcon II


Choosing The Right ABS Blades Ceiling Fans


Size Matters - Before choosing a ceiling fan with ABS blades, it's essential to take into account your room's size. The blade span of the fan should be proportionate to the room's dimensions for effective air circulation. For example large room require ceiling fans with longer ABS blades for effective cooling. 


ABS Blades Design and Style - ABS blades come in various designs and styles. Consider how the blade design can complement your room's décor. Blade shapes and colours can vary significantly, so choose one that enhances the aesthetics of your space.


Performance Matters - The blade pitch, or the angle of the blades concerning the horizontal plane, greatly influences a fan's performance. Blades with a steeper pitch move more air but may also be noisier. Choose a pitch that suits your preferences and the room's requirements.


Motor Efficiency - The motor is the heart of the ABS ceiling fan. Select a fan with a high-quality motor for efficient and quiet operation. DC motors are energy-efficient, while AC motors are cost-effective.


Control Options - Modern ABS ceiling fans provide a variety of control options for convenience and customization, ranging from wall switches to remote control and smart home integration, including voice commands or mobile app control.


Noise Level - Some ABS ceiling fans operate quietly, while others can be slightly noisier. Choose an ABS ceiling fan that suits your preferences to ensure a peaceful environment.


The choice of an ABS ceiling fan is not only about enhancing the comfort and aesthetics of your living space but also about adapting to your unique needs and preferences. By weighing these factors and selecting the right fan, you can enjoy a ceiling fan that complements your lifestyle and brings both style and functionality to your home.