Hunter Fan Company Awarded CES 2016 Editors’ Choice for Connected Ceiling Fans
The Hunter Fan Company, one of the largest manufacturers of ceiling fans, debuted two new WiFi-enabled fans at CES 2016 earlier this month in Las Vegas. The new devices—the Symphony (pictured right, bottom) and Signal (right, top) ceiling fans—earned the company a CES 2016 Editors’ Choice Award from Reviewed.com. The new fans include support for Apple HomeKit technology and are able to connect to a home’s WiFi network to create an “automated suite of comfort, security, and energy efficiency,” the company said.
"Hunter Fan has a 130-year legacy of ceaseless innovation, and we're honored that our latest designs were recognized with a CES 2016 Editors' Choice Award," Hunter Fan CEO John Alexander said in a statement. "Our tireless commitment to quality and originality is why Hunter is the industry leader, and our collaboration with Apple and launch of the first affordable Wi-Fi-enabled ceiling fans are testaments to our rich heritage."
According to Hunter Fan, Apple HomeKit technology allows users to control each fan, or a group of fans, using Siri on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch. From there, users can create custom Scenes with their other HomeKit-enabled products to automatically turn on their fan’s light, lock their doors, close the garage door, and set the thermostat to a desired temperature, all in just one step.