We purchased this fan on looks. Unfortunately, it doesn''t deliver on performance. It is a 3 speed fan, the lowest speed is for visual effect only, no air movement there, the 3rd and highest speed is average at best. Our old Hunter original easily best''s this fan and it cost a lot less. You can not operate this fan from a wall switch, dont even try. It will start up only when you use the remote again and it then it runs backwards until you change it again with the remote! Job well done Mr. Engineer. Buy a Casablanca instead, but be aware that Hunter recently bought that firm. Hopefully they will adopt Casablanca''s better engineering.