Nov 142012

Casablanca Academy Fan

The temperatures and humidity in South Florida have finally reached levels, where our frugal family can comfortably turn off the air conditioner. This cuts the electricity bill in half, and it is nice to finally get some fresh air in the house as well. Thankfully our home is surrounded by big trees, which already give us a lot of protection from the hot South Florida sun. However, in the late afternoon the sun is able to find its way under the branches, which means our living room becomes quite warm. To circumvent this afternoon heat problem, we have therefore been looking for the perfect fan to give us a little relief.

walnut ceiling fanAfter a lot of searching and considerations, we finally located the perfect fan for us at Capitol Lighting. The Casablanca Academy fan, was just what we had been looking for. It was a step up from our dull white kitchen ceiling fan, and it was a perfect fit with our living room decor.

Since the fan would have to be placed in the spot, where we had our living room ceiling light, it was very important for us to find a fan with a good lighting solution as well. Capitol Lighting has hundreds of fans, but it was essential for us to find a fan that looked great without being too extravagant, as we have three active boys in the family.




Capitol Lighting fan

The Casablanca Academy fan comes in three different finishes: Chrome with Espresso-Walnut blades, Oil-rubbed bronze with Dark Walnut blades and Snow White with glass snow white blades. Our final choice was the Oil-Rubbed Bronze fan with dark walnut blades.

The Casablanca Academy fan is just what our family was looking for, as it brings a new level of sophistication to our living room. It fits perfectly with our brown and golden curtains, and I love the dark walnut blades. The details such as the curved blade irons and the canopy with crown-molding effect give the fan a classy look, and it makes the entire room look fabulous.

Besides the great look, the Casablanca fan is highly effective, and it works like a dream. It is easy to switch speeds, and it cools down our living room just enough so that we can all comfortably be doing our work, playing, reading etc., no matter what time of the day it is. The Casablanca C38GXXK  fan is extremely quiet, it works like a charm in both fan directions and on every speed level. The air circulation is great, and we only have to use it on one of the two slowest speed ranges to get plenty of air and cool down.






Casablanca Fan logo

Casablanca Academy Gallery Fan C38GXXK Specifications:

  • 54 inch ceiling fan with light kit
  • Included Light Kit: Integrated Downlight
  • Included Control: 4 Speed Pull Chain (AdaptTouch Optional)
  • Included Downrod: 3 inches
  • Motor Information: Direct Drive Motor with Life Time Motor Warranty
  • Electricity Use: 75 Watts (at high speed & excluding any light fixture)
  • Airflow Efficiency: 79 Cubic Feet per Minute per Watt (at high speed)
  • Airflow: 5878 Cubic Feet per Minute (at high speed)
  • Lamping: 2 – Candelabra 60 Watts (Included)
  • Lamp Type: Incandescent
  • Voltage: Line Voltage (120 volts)

The Casablanca Academy fan works fantastic, I love the four speeds of the fan, and it has made a huge difference in our living room. Our boys can now sit in the living room and do their homework without breaking a sweat, and they have plenty of light for reading.


Casablanca Academy Fan

Installing the Casablanca Academy Fan:

My husband installed the Casablanca Academy fan from Capitol Lighting himself, and while it was a time-consuming job, it was relatively easy for him to do. The instructions manual was very helpful with clear, concise instructions, mounting recommendations, a detailed parts list and clear illustrations.

Casablanca Academy Fan

Ordering From Capitol Lighting:

Ordering from Capitol Lighting was a pleasant experience, and when our first chosen option was no longer available, the Capitol Lighting team was quick to communicate and ask how we would like to proceed. Luckily our second choice of finish was available, and the Casablanca Academy fan arrived quickly.

Unfortunately the glass shade was broken upon arrival, but a quick email to the Capitol Lighting customer service resolved this issue. A new glass shade arrived in perfect condition a few days later, and our perfect fan is now complete. Throughout the entire ordering experience, the Capitol Lighting team was a pleasure to work with, and the shipping speed was highly impressive.

The Capitol Lighting customer service team went above and beyond to ensure that we were satisfied, and this is definitely a sign of a great company.


 Capitol lighting logo

About Capitol Lighting:

The Capitol Lighting company was founded in New Jersey in 1924 by the current CEO Kenneth Lebersfeld’s grandparents. It started out with one New Jersey store, and it now has six New Jersey stores and four locations in South Florida. With more than 140 employees, Capitol Lighting now has the largest inventory on-hand and on-display of any lighting retailer in the country.

Capitol Lighting was impacted by Sandy, and as with everyone else in New Jersey, the company is working hard to rebuild and correct damage. In a recent email sent to Capitol Lighting customers, Capitol Lighting offered their customers in New Jersey, who had suffered storm damage a $50 gift card to help get lighting fixtures fixed after the storm. All the customers have to do is bring in the email, they had received from the CEO.   


Buy the Casablanca Academy Fan & Other Lighting Solutions

You can buy the Casablanca fan C38GXXK and thousands of other fans and lighting fixtures at your local Capitol Lighting showroom, or from their online store Shipping is free on orders of $49+.


 Capitol Lighting New Jersey Showroom Locations: East Hanover, Paramus, Eatontown and Green Brook, New Jersey.

Capitol Lighting South Florida Showroom Locations: Boca Raton, Stuart, Palm Beach Gardens and Royal Palm Beach, Florida.

Find addresses, phone numbers and opening hours for your local Capitol Lighting showroom here.


You can learn more about Capitol Lighting on their website, and make sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to stay up-to-date on the latest products, promotions and sales.


Holiday Gift Guide

Capitol Lighting, and Casablanca Academy fans are a part of the Holiday Gift Guide, because of the wide range lighting and home furnishings products for everyone in the family and at all price ranges. Whether you visit one of the 10 Capitol Lighting showrooms, or you visit their website, you can find products for your home in all price ranges. From ceiling fans to extravagant chandeliers, and from solar lighting to indoor decor, Capitol Lighting has lighting products for all of your lighting needs, and I have several lighting products on my holiday wish list this year.




Disclaimer: The Frugality Is Free family received a complimentary Casablanca Academy fan sample for the purpose of writing a review, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on our family’s experience with the Casablanca Academy Fan from Capitol Lighting and their website

  3 Responses to “Casablanca Academy Fan from Capitol Lighting Review (Holiday Gift Guide)”

  1. I just saw the video of this on youtube. neat looking! I think it would be an upgrade from what I have!!

  2. We are getting ready to paint, so this rreview is going to be real helpful when I shop for new lighting. Thanks

  3. They have a great selection in their NJ offices, but huge on the web store

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