Ranging from 8- to 14-ft. (2.4 – to 4.3m) in diameter, Essence® is both an essential money-saving machine and a work of art for commercial spaces, indoors or out. With a gearless direct-drive motor that provides quiet, comforting air movement, Essence is ideal for any space from lobbies, pavilions and music venues to seaside dining and open-air theaters.
Gearless direct-drive motor provides high torque at very low speeds, eliminating the need for a noisy gearbox
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
Ease of Installation
Weighs less than 100 lbs (45.3kg)
Standard universal mount compatible with most common ceiling structures
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.
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.
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.
A full 10-year mechanical and 5-year electrical warranty comes standard with Essence.
Big Ass Fans handles all warranties without redirecting you to component manufacturers. We make it, we sell it, we install it and we guarantee it.
Wireless Wall Controls
Upgrade to the wireless controller to easily control your Essence
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
More time to run your business* while we handle the install quickly, cleanly and efficiently
* Factory installation not available for residential applications of Isis and Essence
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
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.
Dimmable output with a max of 5,000 lumens to match changing lighting needs or just to set the mood
Independent controls or seamless integration into existing lighting grids
4,000 and 3,000 Kelvin options
Connects to 110-277V circuits
Can be retrofitted to all Essence fans sold after April 2015
We like to think every one of our fans is an eye-catching centerpiece. But if you’d like your Essence to be something other than the standard silver and black, upgrade with any of our 11 classic colors or specify one of your own. We can paint your fan any color in, over and beyond the rainbow.
Check out the diagram to see which parts of Essence can be painted. Then call today for a quote!
“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.