• Gearless Direct-drive Motor

    • Gearless direct-drive motor provides high torque at very low speeds, eliminating the need for a noisy gearbox
  • Versatility

    • Motor is Wet Rated to UL standards for use indoors or out
    • Available in custom color packages
    • Wired wall controller or wireless controller upgrade allow ease of operation
  • Durable

    • Full nonprorated 10 year warranty
  • Ease of Installation

    • Weighs less than 100 lbs (45.3kg)
    • Standard universal mount compatible with most common ceiling structures
  • Award-winning

    • Consulting-Specifying Engineer named Essence a 2014 Gold Product of the Year.
    • Honored with a Product Innovation Award in the furnishings category by Architectural Products.
    • The U.S. Green Building Council named Essence the Best Product for Energy Efficiency in its 2014 Best of Building Awards.
    • Essence received a silver A’Design Award based on its superior innovation, technology, design and creativity.
    • The A&D Trophy Awards honored Essence with a product design award in 2014.
    • BUILDINGS magazine honored Essence as a “Money-Saving Product” in its June 2015 issue.
    • The latest honor for Big Ass Fans’ Essence® is a prestigious Design for Asia Award. The contest is the Hong Kong Design Centre’s flagship program acknowledging outstanding designs with Asian perspectives.
  • Control Options

    • Be the master of your domain. Essence® has several control options available—check them out!
    • Easily control the power and speed of your Essence fan with the rotary-style dial of the wall controller. A wired wall controller comes standard; wireless wall control is available.
    • Add SmartSense™ to automatically adjust your fan’s speed based on temperature changes and seasonal conditions.
    • Integrate Essence into your facility’s fire suppression system and keep employees safer.
    • Integrate starting, stopping and speed control capabilities of Essence into your building automation system.
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  • Destratification

    Year-round Energy Savings

    Big Ass overhead fans work with your HVAC to provide significant energy savings.

    • In summer, the fans’ cooling effect means the a/c can be set several degrees higher.
    • In winter, fans push the heat down from the ceiling, decreasing the work of your heater and leading to savings as high as 30 percent.
  • Unrivaled Warranties

    • Enjoy your fan, worry-free, with a lifetime hub and airfoil warranty.
    • Guaranteed 10-year non-prorated warranty on all components with our Factory Certified Installation in commercial locations. (5-year non-prorated warranty without our Factory Certified Installation.)
    • Big Ass Solutions handles all warranties without redirecting you to component manufacturers. We make it, we sell it, we install it and we guarantee it.
    • See our Commercial Warranty for more information.
  • Wireless Wall Controls

    • Upgrade to the wireless controller to easily control your Essence
  • Factory Certified Installation

    Factory-Certified Installation

    • A dedicated Big Ass Fans project manager to handle your project start to finish and forever after
    • Assurance that your fan will be installed 100% correctly, by factory-trained and certified installers who know Big Ass Fans inside and out
    • Extended 10-year non-prorated warranty
    • More time to run your business* while we handle the install quickly, cleanly and efficiently

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    *Factory installation not available for residential applications of Isis and Essence

  • SmartSense

    SmartSense is an automated system with three user modes: Winter, Summer and Manual.

    • Winter Mode: Automatically adjusts speed to minimize temperature differential between the floor and ceiling
    • Summer Mode: Increases fan speed as the floor-level temperature rises
    • Manual Mode: Takes the system off autopilot and gives the user full control of fan operation
  • Color Customization

    The standard colors for Essence are silver and black. Want something different? Individualize your fan with one of our 11 classic color upgrades, or work with our design consultants to create a shade that’s all your own.

    Explore the ColorsDesign your own now!

  • Essence LED

    • 5,000 and 4,800 lumen options provide ideal brightness for any commercial or residential setting
    • Independent controls or seamless integration into existing lighting grids
    • 4,000 and 3,000 Kelvin options
    • Dimmable to match changing lighting needs or just to set the mood
    • Connects to 110-277V circuits
    • Can be retrofitted to all Essence fans sold after April 2015


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Featured Case Study: Cassidy Elementary School

"In tall educational spaces, direct-drive HVLS Fans (like Essence) are a clear choice, especially when there is a need to minimize additional background noise and reduce the energy consumption of the HVAC units." Eric P. Steva, AIA, LEED BD+C, Ross Tarrant Architects, Lexington, Kentucky


Cassidy worked with Big Ass Fans® to install two 10-ft (3m) Essence® fans to replace the other ones. The Essence models decreased temperature differences in the space by 72 percent, and the HVAC system ran 15.7 percent less when the fans were on. Best of all for the library, the Essence fans were quiet: testing revealed only a 1.7 dBA increase in the overall noise of the space when they were running. (The previous fans nearly doubled the sound levels in the library.) Essence proved to be a perfect fit for the library, providing energy savings without interrupting learning.

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