Glossary

ABS

    acrylonitrile butadiene styrene; a hard and tough but lightweight plastic used in Casablanca’s All-Weather blades

airflow    measured in cfm; the higher the product’s airflow and airflow efficiency (cfm/watt), the more energy-efficient it is

airflow efficiency    measured in cfm per watt; the higher the product’s airflow (cfm) and airflow efficiency, the more energy-efficient it is

Adapt•Touch™    W-52 remote control for Three-Speed and Four-Speed pull-chain models

Advan•Touch®    W-62 remote control that can be wall-mounted or hand-held

Airflow®    Casablanca's lower-priced line, sold primarily to builders

All-Weather blades    blades crafted from waterproof ABS plastic, which are maintenance-free and will not warp

cfm    cubic feet per minute; a measurement of airflow

Damp-rated    UL or ETL rated for damp, humid, or covered exterior locations. Includes moisture-resistant motor and finish and stainless steel hardware. Must be used with All-Weather or outdoor blades.

Direct Drive™     Casablanca’s trademarked name for 188mm x 20mm, 188mm x 25mm, and 188mm x 30mm motors designed without a flywheel.
downlight    one word, referring to a fixture that shines light downward
downrod    one word, referring to pipe extending from the ceiling to the fan

ENERGY STAR®    Products that qualify as ENERGY STAR® prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. ENERGY STAR®-qualified ceiling fans optimize the pitch angle for maximum air delivery at the lowest power consumption. What does this mean for an energy-conscious consumer? The higher the product’s airflow (measured in cfm) and airflow efficiency (cfm/watt), the more energy-efficient it is. The following Casablanca fans are ENERGY STAR®-qualified: Capistrano, Concentra, Estrada, Four Seasons III (excluding Gallery and Hugger), Four Seasons III Outsider, Lanai, and Utopian, and all Airflow models except Builder’s Choice III and all Gallery editions.

ETL    the designation that a product has been rated compliant with US and/or Canadian safety standards by Intertek, an independent product testing, inspection, and certification organization. Like UL, Intertek is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

ETL Listed    A product bearing the ETL Listed mark with the "US" identifier at the 4 o'clock position has been tested and deemed compliant with U.S. product safety standards only. An ETL Listed mark with both "US" and "C" identifiers at the 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock positions, respectively, signifies that the product complies with both U.S. and Canadian product safety standards.

Fan Minder®    feature on Inteli•Touch® fans that reduces fan speed as air temperature drops, maintaining comfort at night

gallery    fan configuration of motor, blades, and light fixture(s); if a motor-only and/or unipack version is also offered, the gallery version is known as a Gallery Edition.

GFI    Ground Fault Indicator. A safety device that protects people from possible electric shock hazards. A typical GFI is built into an electrical outlet to kill the power once an electrical fault is detected. The National Electrical Code has begun to require GFIs more and more, particularly in damp locations in contact with the earth or concrete. The Adapt•Touch W-52 accessory control cannot be used on Damp and Wet rated fans in outdoor locations that have a GFI for two reasons: the GFI will cause interference to the receiver on the board and also will cause the microchip on the board to fail in a short period of time.

Hang-Tru™    Refers to Casablanca’s patented easy-to-hang canopy, currently used on all Casablanca and Airflow models and 2006 Cosmopolitan models

Home-Safe™    home security feature on Inteli•Touch® fans that controls lights (when equipped with optional light fixture) in an irregular sequence, making a home appear occupied

hugger    informal term for a fan with a low-profile design in which the motor housing is flush with the ceiling (e.g., Silhouette II and Four Seasons III Hugger). The lack of a canopy and downrod make this style ideal for use on a low ceiling.

Inteli•Touch®    W-32 or W-33 control system that offers six fan speeds (in either forward or reverse direction) and full-range light dimming. Advanced features include Safe-Exit™, Home-Safe™, Fan Minder™, and Light Minder™.

Light Minder®    energy-saving feature on Inteli•Touch® fans that turns lights off automatically after two hours (when equipped with optional light fixture)

Perma•Lock™    the downrod and ball assembly used on some fans

Prime•Touch®    W-505 hand-held remote control on most current Cosmopolitan models that provides three forward or reverse fan speeds and light dimming and has an optional wall plate bracket, It features auto-programming (i.e., the user can change channels without opening the unit).

rpm    Stands for “revolutions per minute”

Safe-Exit™    feature on Inteli•Touch® fans that provides 20 seconds of gradual light dimming

Scavo    type of high-end glass used in light fixtures

SKU    Stands for Stock Keeping Unit, an identifier (number, letters, or combination) assigned to a product for the purpose of managing inventory

UL    Underwriters Laboratories Inc., an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing Standards for Safety for over a century. UL is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

unipack    fan configuration of motor and blades

uplight     one word, referring to a fixture that shines light upward

Versa•Touch2®    W-72 or W-73 hand-held remote control that provides three forward or reverse fan speeds and full-spectrum light dimming and memory and has an optional wall plate bracket

W-24A, W-24W    optional Single Slide control offering four fan speeds for models with 188 x 20 mm, 172 x 12 mm, and 153 x 20 mm motors

W-28A, W-28W    optional Dual Slide control offering four fan speeds and full-range light dimming for models with 188 x 20 mm, 172 x 12 mm, and 153 x 20 mm motors

W-32, W-33    Inteli•Touch® remote control offering six fan speeds, Safe-Exit, Home-Safe

W-41    optional Single Rotary control offering four fan speeds and full-range light dimming for models with XTR200 and XLP-2000 motors

W-52    Adapt•Touch™ remote control model for Three-Speed and Four-Speed pull-chain models

W-62    Advan•Touch™ remote model

W-72, W-73    Versa•Touch2™ remote controls. W-72 is for models without uplights, W-73 is for models with uplights.

W-80, W-81    optional Dual Rotary control offering four fan speeds and full-range light dimming for models with XTR200 and XLP-2000 motors

W-505    Prime•Touch® remote control standard with the Whitman and some Cosmopolitan models (Bungalow, La Fleur, and Trident)

Wet-rated    UL or ETL rated for wet locations (outdoor deck, patio, sunroom, veranda, etc.). Includes moisture-resistant motor with enclosed housing, moisture-resistant finish, and stainless steel hardware. Must be used with All-Weather or outdoor blades. Wet-rated fans can be hosed down.

XLP-2000™    motor

XTR200™    high-tech, energy-efficient motor used on Panama F models