Top 5 Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Our Top 5 Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans recommendations covers some of the best options in terms of performance and recommended materials to resist the outdoors so your ceiling fan will continue to look amazing for years to come. Ceiling fans come in all shapes, sizes and prices, so one is bound to suit you and your space. We’ve reviewed and ranked the top 5 best ceiling fans for outdoor settings such as verandahs, patios and alfresco dining. The goal of this list is to help simplify and better understand your choices. We’ve highlighted the features that are important in each category and provided an overview of why each model was chosen. We hope this list will help you identify the types of features important to you and your space.

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56″ Delta DC ceiling fan

The Delta DC ceiling fan provides impressive cooling, excellent energy efficiency, and is made almost entirely from all-weather polymer to better resist the outdoor elements. The aerodynamic blades utilise a variable blade pitch which effectively sweep large volumes of air. Crafted from polymer, the blades offer powerful and quiet airflow while being easy to maintain and long-lasting. Bundled with a remote control (normally valued at $99) the Delta DC ceiling fan includes many advanced functions as standard.

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What’s to love:

  • Constructed almost entirely from all-weather polymer
  • Powerful airflow
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Aerodynamic aerofoil blades move large volumes of air
  • Polymer blades are easy to maintain and long-lasting
  • Multiple finishes available
  • Low running costs
  • 6 speed remote control included
  • Fan Off Timer built in to remote control
  • Fan reversing function available

Some things to keep in mind:

  • DC fans are more expensive upfront but offer lower ongoing running costs
  • DC fans can only be controlled with remote controls
  • The Delta DC does not currently have a light kit option (coming soon!)
  • The Delta DC is only available in one size
 

The Delta DC ceiling fan utilises the latest in DC motor technology to provide powerful airflow while being extremely energy efficient.  Available in three finishes (Black, Oil-rubbed Bronze with Koa blades and Matte White), it includes a 6-speed remote control with advanced functions built-in (such as fan off timer, fan reversing and natural wind mode). For a complete rundown, read our In-Depth Delta Review.

 
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56″ Delta in Bronze/Koa. Awesome! Came in the post so fast .. look so good the electrician is going to buy the same for his new house !!!

— Lisa C.

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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56″ Delta in Bronze/Koa. Elegantly stunning. Purchased 2 of these stunning fans to replace older AC fans in the Alfresco. Prompt delivery to our door by ThreeSixty, an ease to install (by a licenced electrician) and set in to motion. Very quite and an ease to operate. I would highly recommend these fans for new or replacement installs.

— Sean W.

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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56″ Delta in Black. I just wish to thank your company for the service l received, the parcel arrived in 3 working days, 10days quicker than a parcel sent to me a few Klms from my home. The fan has been installed and looks great many thanks, would certainly recommend you to friends

— John E.

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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56″ Delta in Black. Great fan, 6 speeds and top speed is like being in a wind tunnel

— Heather

Review provided by: Temple & Webster

 
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56″ Delta in Black. Great product, nice & quiet. So Happy with the order. Thanks.

— L. Juniarti

Review provided by: Lighting Illusions

 
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56″ Delta in Bronze/Koa. Look great perfect for my outdoor patio

— Janene

Review provided by: Fans Online

 
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56″ Delta in White. 3 bladed fans, powerful with excellent air distribution. Look very sleek and modern.

— Sonia

Review provided by: Fans Online


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48″ / 56″ Trinity DC ceiling fan

When entertaining friends on a hot summer afternoon, don’t let your squeaky old ceiling fan interrupt the good times.  The best choice to stay cool with friends without being interrupted by your fan is the TRINITY ceiling fan.  Using an energy-efficient and whisper-quiet DC motor, the Trinity fan will deliver great airflow with its 142cm (56 inches) diameter blades. The Trinity ceiling fan has a powder-coated finish (inside and out) to better resist the outdoor elements, while the aerodynamic polymer blades will never rust or corrode. The ABS polymer blades utilise an aggressive variable blade pitch which not only looks stunning but also helps provide sweeping airflow to create a relaxed aesthetic for your outdoor space. The ABS blades are corrosion resistant, UV treated, and easy to clean.  The aerodynamic aerofoil blade design is very efficient through the air, helping to reduce the whooshing noise generated from a high RPM fan.

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What’s to love:

  • Powerful airflow
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Aerodynamic aerofoil blades move large volumes of air
  • Polymer blades offer quiet airflow
  • Polymer blades are easy to maintain and long-lasting
  • Multiple finishes available
  • Available in 48″ and 56″ blade spans
  • 20W CCT LED Light Kit available
  • Low running costs
  • 8 speed remote control included
  • Fan Off Timer built in to remote control
  • Fan reversing function available

Some things to keep in mind:

  • DC fans are more expensive up front, with lower long-term running costs
  • DC fans can only be controlled with remote controls
 

The Trinity DC ceiling fan utilises the latest in DC motor technology to provide powerful airflow while being extremely energy efficient. Available in two sizes — 48″ and 56″ — with light options, the Trinity DC ceiling fan is more convenient than ever. Available in three finishes (Black, Oil-rubbed Bronze with Koa blades, and Matte White), it includes an 8-speed remote control with advanced functions built-in (such as fan off timer, fan reversing, and natural wind mode). For a complete rundown, read our In-Depth Trinity Review.

 
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Excellent fan, big air mover. Bought three of these fans in DC version from our local lighting store in Murwillumbah. These fans are quiet and provide big airflow . The remote is cool with 8 speeds,( we only ever use low speed or maybe medium) forwards and reverse and also has a couple of timer settings. DC means cheap to run. Bit disappointed with being able to see the blade screws from below , the cover should be bigger, but this is not a big issue. Aaron and Daniella recommended the fan, so if it is good enough for them it is good enough for me.

— Bill L.

Review provided by: ProductReview.com.au

 
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FANtastic! I bought 4 of these in black to replace the older ceiling fans I had. The Trinity DC fans are well built, clean and cool in their design, quiet and smooth in their aciton. They simply work well! The electrician who installed them commented on how well engineered they are. The remote is really cool, and the sea breeze mode is funky. Great product at a great price. Thanks

— Todd M

Review provided by: ProductReview.com.au

 
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This is a great fan, purchased two 48” for a 60m2 loft room. They’re so quiet but very powerful and plenty of options with 8 settings, reverse and breeze cycles. Also great service from 360 as one had motor issues after installation. Called in the morning and they came out with a new one and fixed it that same day. Couldn’t ask for better service. Very happy, thank you!

— James E

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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56″ Trinity DC ceiling fan in Black. We got this fan for a new office upstairs in our house, the room faces west and gets a bit warm in the afternoon. The 56″ Trinity fan cools the area off beautifully with it’s 8 settings, timer function and a sea breeze setting to add to an already great fan. Thoroughly recommended and the service is great to boot.

— Bryan Green

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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Very happy customer. I’m not usually one to write reviews but I do look at others reviews when making purchases. Very happy with our new trinity fan, looks great and works even better. great airflow and features like a timer. super quiet as well. highly recommend.

— Steph

Review provided by: ProductReview.com.au

 
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Pretty amazing. The only small issue we had was that the ceiling cap does not seem to be quite large enough to house all the circuitry, so the electrician could not get them all flush right up against the ceiling. He actually had to extend some wires to get them as close as he did, but it has still left us with a gap between the ceiling and where the cap begins. Aside from that, the performance of these is amazing. Never would have believed that completely silent fans existed until i heard these. Also, the amount of air they push is beyond belief. We’ve never needed to go past 1. The timer function is also extremely useful.

— Alex Papas

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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56″ Trinity DC Ceiling Fan in Oil-rubbed Bronze. Thank you to the team at 360 fans for sending out our fans very fast and for replying promptly with any and all questions I had. Our fans look amazing and we are very happy with the service as well.

— Jilda

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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Trinity fan with light. We bought the 56” trinity fan with light for our bedroom. Our bedroom has a westerly facing window and so the room is hot. After installing the fan it’s made a huge difference. The fan actually feels like an air conditioner is on. The fan is so quiet and has 8 speeds. It’s fantastic and we highly recommend it. We are actually buying the fan now for other areas of the house.

— Alice B.

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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48″ Trinity DC Ceiling Fan in Matte White. Perfect size for the bedroom and elegant design

— Clive Plummer

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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56” Trinity fan in oil rubbed bronze. Great fan really quiet and powerful, easy and efficient purchase and delivery, highly recommended

— Nikhil Nair

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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Trinity 56″ White. Sleek, modern and highly functional moving a good volume of air with the least amount of noise and disturbance. Thumbs up on this fan.

— Catherine

Review provided by: Bunnings


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56″ FlatJET DC Ceiling Fan

The 56″ FlatJET DC ceiling fan is the ultra-modern, ultra-sleek powerhouse for outdoor cooling. The slimline design lends itself to most modern and contemporary Australian decors, and its larger-than-average blade span will help better disperse the airflow. Coupled with all-weather polymer blades and motor housing, the FlatJET will better resist the outdoor elements. A great choice for integrated indoor-outdoor living for a consistent design inside and out.

FlatJET Ceiling Fan Black

What’s to love:

  • Very powerful airflow
  • Extremely energy efficient
  • Aerodynamic aerofoil blades move large volumes of air
  • Polymer blades are easy to maintain and long-lasting
  • Available in two finishes
  • Low running costs
  • 6 speed remote control included
  • Fan Off Timer built in to remote control
  • Fan reversing function available

Some things to keep in mind:

  • DC fans are more expensive upfront but offer lower ongoing running costs
  • DC fans can only be controlled with remote controls
  • The FlatJET DC does not currently have a light kit option (coming soon!)
  • The FlatJET DC is only available in one size
 

Part of our High Performance range, the FlatJET is sure to impress with its powerful airflow. The 56-inch blade span is suitable for medium to large spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Featuring a highly efficient DC motor paired with aerodynamic polymer blades, the FlatJET DC ceiling fan includes a 6-speed remote control with reversing function (for summer and winter comfort) and fan-off timers for set-and-forget convenience.

 
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56″ FlatJET DC in Matte White. Quiet and stylish. Couldn’t be happier with my fans. They’re not the cheapest however they are visually discrete and very quiet. No wobbles or clicks.

— Ryan

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans


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52″ Aspire AC ceiling fan

The 52″ Aspire ceiling fan is our best-selling ceiling fan and offers great value for an outdoor solution for small to medium-sized spaces. Thanks to its aluminium motor design and all-weather polymer blades, it is a great option for outdoor cooling while being priced to not break the bank. The Aspire ceiling fan’s clean aesthetic makes for an unassuming cooling solution rather than a bold statement. The Aspires polymer (ABS) blades are aerodynamically curved to reduce noise caused by air turbulence when spinning and to help maximise airflow.  When you require your fan to also be a light source, the Aspire fan has an energy efficient 18W LED light kit option that can be added. Compatible with the Mi-smart remote control system for light dimming and timer functions for added convenience.

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What’s to love:

  • Energy efficient operation
  • Polymer blades offer quiet airflow
  • Polymer blades are easy to maintain and long-lasting
  • Multiple finishes available
  • Reliable AC motor technology
  • Summer/Winter modes
  • Remote control available
  • 18W LED Light Kit available

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Only available in one size
 

The 52″ Aspire ceiling fan is a time-tested and reliable design that uses all-weather polymer blades for effective and quiet airflow. Available in three finishes (Black, Brushed Nickel, and White) the Aspire fan is a modern and understated model that will seamlessly integrate with most decors. The Aspire utilises a high-performance AC motor, four polymer blades, includes a wall control, and is LED light adaptable.

 
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52″ Aspire in White. Oh so quiet. Recently purchased 3 of these fans to replace older timber ones. The silence is deafening. More air flow due to extra length which was very welcome on very hot nights. Happily recommend this product.

— Jennifer Robertson

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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Aspire 52″ in Black. Great fans, really pleased with this purchase. They look great and run quietly.

— Brittney

Review provided by: Temple & Webster

 
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52″ Aspire in Black. The fan works perfectly and look good. It has been going non stop since it was installed by my electrician and I am very happy with my fan.

— Gail

Review provided by: Temple & Webster


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54″ Tropicana AC Ceiling Fan

Transform your space into a relaxed, resort-style atmosphere with the 54″ Tropicana ceiling fan. Inspired by palm leaves and cool breezes, the Tropicana’s beautifully detailed polymer blades have been carefully crafted to evoke a resort-style aesthetic. Utilising 5 palm-shaped ABS blades coupled with a reliable AC motor, the Tropicana ceiling fan offers a long-lasting and easy to clean cooling solution. The tropical style blades are crafted from all-weather polymer (a high-grade, stunningly detailed plastic that’s completely resistant to rust and corrosion) to provide quiet and gentle airflow.

Tropicana 54 Ceiling Fan Bronze Brown

What’s to love:

  • Tropical design to complement Balinese and Hampton decors
  • Efficient AC motor technology
  • All-weather polymer blades provide quiet airflow, are easy to clean and resist the elements
  • Multiple finishes available
  • LED Light adaptable
  • Remote control available
  • Summer/Winter modes

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Tropical style won’t suit all decors
 

The 54″ Tropicana ceiling fan is slightly larger than standard ceiling fans, coupled with five wide leaf blades it will make a stunning statement in your outdoor space. Available in either Matte White or Oil-rubbed Bronze motor finishes with White and Brown tropical blade options, the Tropicana offers flexibility to either subtly enhance your decor or act as a statement piece. The Tropicana includes a 3-speed wall controller as standard, with accessory remote controls and an optional LED light kit also available.

 
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54″ Tropicana in White with White blades. So smart, very chic. I have purchased and installed 2 of these white Tropicana fans with lights and remote controls and am delighted. Look at the info you get with this site: excellent. Bunnings have started selling them but without the add ons, don’t give them the money, deal direct with these guys.

— Heather Liney

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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54″ Tropicana in White with White blades. Absolutely gorgeous. These fans are absolutely gorgeous. They bring a tropical coastal holiday into your home. Three sixty fans were also a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend!!

— Jacinta Nicholson

Review provided by: ThreeSixty Fans

 
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54″ Tropicana in White/White. Love our ceiling fans! They are perfect for our bedrooms and create the right breeze.

— Kirra

Review provided by: Temple & Webster

 
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54″ Tropicanain Oil-rubbed Bronze with Brown blades. Very nice fan

— Darren

Review provided by: Temple & Webster

 
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54″ Tropicanain Oil-rubbed Bronze with Brown blades. Nice fan but it doesn’t come with remote so you have to buy it somewhere else separately.

— Hoori

Review provided by: Temple & Webster