The 5 Best Outdoor Oscillating Ceiling Fans

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Damp vs. Wet Rated

When purchasing a fan to use outside, you need to understand the difference between damp and wet rated fans.

As the names suggest, damp rated fans are designed so they won’t be damaged by damp conditions but they cannot be left in an uncovered area where they will get completely drenched. Damp rated fans are designed to be used in covered outdoor areas.

Wet rated fans are even more protected than damp rated fans and can be used in completely uncovered areas. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to come across any wet rated outdoor oscillating ceiling fans and all of the fans below are only damp rated. I imagine this is because usually a ceiling mounted fan will be placed in a covered area, but it would be nice if there was an option for things like pergolas.

If you do need a wet rated oscillating outdoor fan, there is the option of purchasing a wall mounted fan like the HydroMist F10-14-011 (link to Amazon). This one must be mounted to the wall though and is not designed for ceiling mounting.

Best Outdoor Oscillating Ceiling Fans

If you will be placing the fan in a covered outdoor area, the five fans below are all excellent options for outdoor oscillating ceiling fans.

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Craftmade BW321AG3 Bellows III Dual Mount 21" Outdoor Reversible Oscillating Ceiling Fan...
  • BELLOWS OUTDOOR CEILING FAN DIMENSIONS: Diameter 21"; Height 24" (From...
  • FAN BLADES: Includes 3 Aged Bronze Steel Blades (19" Span / 7° Blade...
  • FAN CONTROL: Includes 3 Speed Hand-Held Remote and Wall Control with 360°...
  • INSTALLATION: Dual Mount (Installable on Flat or Angled Ceiling); ETL...
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Matthews DI-TB-MTL Diane 13" Directional Outdoor Ceiling Fan with Remote Control, Textured...
  • DIMENSIONS: This fan measures 24" from the ceiling to the bottom of the...
  • FAN BLADES: Hand-Balanced Metal Fan Head with Decorative Metal Blade Guards...
  • FAN CONTROL: Includes One 3-speed Hand-held or Wall-mountable Remote...
  • INSTALLATION: Installable on Flat Ceiling and Sloped Ceiling up to 29°...
Home Decorators Collection Bentley II 18 Inch Indoor and Outdoor Tarnished Bronze...
  • Bentley II 13 in. Indoor/Outdoor Oscillating Tarnished Bronze Ceiling Fan...
  • Oscillating feature can be turned OFF/ON with wall control
  • Decorative canopy ring and coupling cover are used to conceal exposed...
  • Damp rated for covered outdoor use
Home Decorators Collection Bentley 22 in.Indoor/Outdoor Natural Iron Ceiling Fan
  • Brand New in box. The product ships with all relevant accessories

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