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The included instructions made installation fairly simple, though it did involve almost a complete disassembly of the ceiling fan to get to the required electrical connections. Once installed, the remote worked great. The only thing to remember is that the light switch must be in the on position for the remote to work. One concern I had was whether or not I would have to walk into a dark room to find the remote to turn the lights back on if I had previously turned them off with the remote when I left. Turns out the system kind of resets with the flip of the light switch on the wall. If you're leaving the room, flip the light switch off and the lights and ceiling fan are off. Flip the light switch on when you return and only the light comes on. The ceiling fan will need to be restarted via the remote. All in all, the system has worked great for me through a month of daily use.
I have installed many various fan remotes over the years. These are the most compact I have ever seen. I put three in my upstairs bedrooms. Two of them worked perfectly. The third only works on medium and low speed on the fan. Selecting High turns the fan off on this particular unit. The light control works fine.
These also lack a dimmer function. I would rate them much higher if all three of them worked correctly.
Update: The seller reached out to me and sent a replacement for the non-functional remote. I have replaced it and it is working great now! Excellent customer service and really a good unit. I just got a little unlucky bit they made it right. Updating to 5 stars.
Item arrived quickly, no surprises during installation, works as described! The light is either ON or OFF, no dimming available -- which is perfect for our application. If you have a pull-chain speed control on your ceiling fan (set the speed to either HIGH/MED/LOW/OFF by repeatedly pulling the chain), be sure you have the pull-chain selection set to HIGH speed and then just leave it there. You want this remote control unit to set the fan speed, not the pull-chain setting. Only negative comment is that the wires coming out of the remote control unit are a little short. They would be easier to work with if they were just a couple inches longer.
I have a sloped ceiling in my loft, and a regular sized remote receiver would not fit. I saw this unit on a recent search and noticed it looked like it would be just short enough to work, and it was. These aftermarket units may not offer as many features as the name brand, but if you just need fan speed (and light on/off if your ceiling fan has lights), this should do the trick for you. Wiring is the same as the name brand, and quality seems on-par as well.
Easy to install. Make sure to follow the previous receiver box's wire connections and it is easy as pie. The wires could be a little longer to make it easier to connect, but it is not a big problem. Using electrical tape makes it work out well. Watch a YouTube video, it helps.
I have the smallest/low profile ceiling fan that you can buy due to my bedroom having a low ceiling. This remote switch fit perfectly within the housing for the motor. Super easy to install and the remote works flawlessly. You can either have it set to beep with the push of the buttons or have it completely silent. I also like the idea that if you turn everything off with the actual wall switch, only the light comes back on when you flip it back to the on position. Timer function is also a plus. Definitely worth every penny!
The remote works fine, easy enough to install if you follow the directions, as others have noted. But it doesn't work as I had hoped so I thought I would provide some details in case it is helpful to others. All of my bedrooms are wired for ceiling fans, meaning two separate "hot" wires going from the junction box back to separate switches on the wall. Fan and light can be turned on and off separately though fan speed has to be adjusted with the pull chain. If you have a similar setup, you should note that this remote only accepts one hot input. Originally I connected it to both hot wires thinking it would allow me to control power to the fan and light separately but that isn't the case. Once you hook up the remote, you lose the ability to control the fan from the wall switch. Basically, whichever hot wire you connect to the remote, that wall switch is used to power the remote. When the wall switch is turned on, the light comes on automatically but the fan always starts in the off position. You can use the remote to turn the light off and back on, can turn the fan on and off and adjust the fan speed. This is all fine and good. But if you then turn off the wall switch, both the light and fan go off. And when you turn it back on, only the light comes on. This might be perfectly fine for most people but we often leave the fan running during the day when we aren't in the room. We are used to just flipping off the light switch when we leave the room and leaving the fan switch on. With the remote installed, you have to use the remote to turn off the light if you want the fan to stay on. This means the remote either needs to live near the wall plate or else you are going to end up having to find the remote any time you want to leave the room, then of course you will end up setting it down somewhere and having to find it again any time you want to operate the fan. My original intent was that the remote would live on my night stand so I could turn the light off when I went to sleep or adjust the fan speed or set the timer. If I can only operate the fan via the remote, and not the wall switch, the usefulness is really limited for me. Maybe there are other remotes out there that support independent power inputs for the light and the fan. I'll have to keep looking...
Great size for in the ceiling mount! I've but in many ceiling fans and remotes over the years and although by far this is the smallest unit to fit into the ceiling mount that I've ever found - and I love that - the remotes are awful! I have put in 4 into our new home and all of the remotes are troublesome. We've discovered that they just don't make good connections with the batteries when the cover is on the battery section. But if you leave the cover off the batteries pop out. So, we are struggling with their use. I wish they would come out with an Alexa option that we could use and still have the small receiver.