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Ir controlled fan
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Post 1 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 10:59
Lcp
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Is there such a thing as a fan that can be controlled with ir signals? If so does anyone have any info as google isn't helping me much

Thanks,
Post 2 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 11:02
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Let me get a serious answer in before all the silly answers come (as you've posted this in the wrong forum).

If you look here you'll see several IR controlled fans...
[Link: hifi-remote.com]

Rob
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OP | Post 3 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 11:19
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I meant ceiling fans
Post 4 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 11:59
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I've personally never been a fan of ceilings. What good are they for...really?

The roof protects you from above. The floor is there to walk on and stop you from falling. Walls stop the roof from falling down. The ceiling is just an obstruction to the on the way to the bottom of the roof. Hell... some of the nicest homes I've been in, don't even have ceilings. They just finish the bottom of the roof. Makes it look so much more open without the obstruction.

Of course they still call it a "vaulted" or "Cathedral" ceiling. I'm sure that was just to protect the original inventors feelings though.

I'm sure there are fans of ceilings in this world. Whether or not they can be controlled by IR is beyond me. If so....?.... I wonder if the same remote would work on my other half...? Wishful thinking I guess.

If you find something get back to us....

:)
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Post 5 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 12:48
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I'm a fan . . .



I'm not sure Michelangelo had ir control in mind when he did it though.
Post 6 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 12:55
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Aha... that's the bottom of the roof. Or, like I mention earlier...a "cathedral" ceiling. Maybe I'm getting lost in the definition...?

ceil·ing
–noun 1. the overhead interior surface of a room.

Well that's quite the blanket definition. ...Ok, I guess I'm a fan too then.
....Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
OP | Post 7 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 13:28
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On August 2, 2008 at 11:02, The Robman said...
Let me get a serious answer in before all the silly answers
come (as you've posted this in the wrong forum).

If you look here you'll see several IR controlled fans...
[Link: hifi-remote.com]

Rob

Oh god he was right!
Post 8 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 13:42
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On August 2, 2008 at 13:28, Lcp said...
Oh god he was right!

Children must play. Feel free to join in.
OP | Post 9 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 14:06
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Where are you rob I need some real input D:
Post 10 made on Saturday August 2, 2008 at 23:30
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On August 2, 2008 at 14:06, Lcp said...
Where are you rob I need some real input D:

Try here. Failing that, this may be of some interest.
Post 11 made on Monday August 4, 2008 at 01:37
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On August 2, 2008 at 14:06, Lcp said...
Where are you rob I need some real input D:

What! Are all these posts imaginary? You have to admit that you are getting lots of "real" input :-)
I knew this was a mistake; my grip on reality's not too good at the best of times. Glitz, in "The Ultimate Foe"
Post 12 made on Monday August 4, 2008 at 15:39
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When a newbie accidentally stumble into the Intermission forum, it kinda reminds me of Monty Python's "argument sketch".

LCP, just FYI, the Intermission forum is where all the regulars get to let off some steam and have some fun, so when someone stumbles in here with a "serious" question, they're fair game.

Anyway, back to your question, I haven't heard of a ceiling fan that is controlled by IR. If they were to be remote controlled at all, I would imagine that RF is much more likely as it doesn't require direct line of sight.

However, it does appear that someone has at least invented an IR controlled ceiling fan:

[Link: freepatentsonline.com]
Rob.
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Post 13 made on Monday August 4, 2008 at 15:42
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On August 4, 2008 at 15:39, The Robman said...
Anyway, back to your question, I haven't heard of a ceiling
fan that is controlled by IR.

You've not checked out my second link then?
Post 14 made on Monday August 4, 2008 at 17:24
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You're right, I didn't. I saw that the 1st link was to my guy Obama, so I assumed the 2nd link wasn't "fan" related either.

I see that that site has Westinghouse fans, so here's a direct link to WH:
http://www.westinghouseceilingfans.com

It appears that most of their fans come with an optional remote control, but I'm guessing that it's an RF remote:

Rob.
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Post 15 made on Monday August 4, 2008 at 20:42
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mini 3?
McPancakes, its whats for breakfast!
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