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Lasko 4930 35 Inch Tower Fan Review

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Lasko 4930 Tower Fan Review

The Lasko 4930 was the highest consumer rated fan that we have reviewed, to see what all the fuss was about we had to take a look. First of all for all the research we did of all the reviews we went through almost over 85% of them had a positive outcome after purchasing this product. Visually it’s noticeably different from your average tower fan in that it’s a whole lot bulkier. As we find out in our review there is a good reason for this. Bar a few common niggles this is a good fan for people with certain requirements. Although it doesn’t have any advanced features and comes with much the same controls, features and materials as other towers it has a whopping advantage in regards to it’s unique selling point. We think this is one of the best tower fans out there.

Design

When you compare the design of this Lasko fan to many of the other Lasko Tower fans you will immediately notice that is has a bit more bulk and there is a very clear reason for it. The fan is still nice looking despite the extra bulk, but you won’t be as stealthy hidden away as some other tower fans may be. However, the extra bulk makes the fan much more sturdy than its counterparts so there are no worries with the fan tipping or wobbling around on looser surfaces like carpet.

Like some other Lasko fans, this fan also suffers from the bright blue light problem. The on/off feature on the control panels has a blue light which at nights is actually quite bright and can light the room up more than is comfortable for sleeping. However, as a few purchasers have mentioned you might not be using this fan at night to sleep.

Lasko 4930The other method that we can use on this fan to direct the flow is the Louvres with a manual lever which protrudes from the grill of the fan. You can use this to direct the flow up or down. However, the downward angle is not very ‘down’ and a criticism by some consumers was that it needs to be able to angle down further than it currently allows.

Given all the settings the airflow is still fairly targeted.

So If you are looking for some mild air at night and only a little bit of noise to get to sleep, this won’t be the fan for you. However, if you need a very powerful fan, for a larger room this is more likely to be on your radar.

Another thing to remember of course is that while this fan produces a huge amount of airflow it is still not an air conditioner so if you are expecting this fan to cool your room considerably you will end up disappointed.

Built into the fan is also a handle for easy portability.

This fan is not smart app capable, so no wifi or Bluetooth either.

Airflow

Now to the primary feature of the fan. The Lasko 4930 fan blows. A LOT! If you want to move air. This is your fan. Seriously, you will need to pin things down on your desk especially on the high setting. In my opinion, it is almost a deciding feature for buying this fan. While moving a lot of air is great it also makes this fan very loud.

Airflow for the fan comes from the base of the unit where it sucks in the air and pushes it up through the fan. Because it is grabbing the air from the lowest place in the room, it will be blowing out the coolest air it can.

Speeds

Most tower fans come with three available speeds and so does the Lasko 4930. You are able to control the airflow on this fan with high, medium and low settings. Other fans such as the Dyson AM07 come with 10 fan speed settings.

Oscillation

There are various adjustments that can be made on the fan to direct the airflow. The first is the oscillation feature which moves the fan from side to side directing the flow around the room. Although the oscillation range on this fan is not large compared to other similar fans. Probably the biggest criticism we found with the fan was the issues that developed regarding the oscillation feature. For some consumers while oscillation the fan would make a sounds as it turned. Always keep the box and receipt incase of the rare occasion this may happen.

Timers

The timer can be set on 1, 2, 4-hour sleep modes which is less the lower end of the available settings for fans. Much the same as the Holmes but less functionality than its Lasko counterpart.

Remote Control

You can control all the settings of the fan from the unit itself and also from the remote. 

Unfortunately, with this limited option you cannot control when within those hours the fan is turning off. So there is no timer to know how long the fan has before it turns off.

The sensor for the remote control is located on the top of the fan. You will always need to be in light of sight with the fan so the remote will always need to be above the fan looking down which has caused some problems for people in the bed looking to change the settings. Some other issues some consumers had was with the quality of the infrared signal being that you need to be close or directly in line for the signal to work.

The remote is powered by 2 AAA batteries which do not come included in the purchase of the fan. There is a hook on the back of the fan where the remote can be stored which is great for keeping tabs on it.

Noise

Yes, this thing is not quiet. One consumer tested the noise with a sound level meter and measured from 12 feet from the fan and recorded the below results. #1 setting = 50 dB, #2 setting = 55 dB, and #3 setting = 60 dB. That is around the sound of a normal conversation at 3-5 feet.

Cleaning

Like most other tower fans this does not have a filter that needs replacing which is always great (no having to buy filters). Cleaning of the exterior of the fan can be done with a damp cloth (don’t use detergents or other liquids as it could damage the plastic). The interior can be cleaned with the brush feature on your vacuum however it can be hard to get at the insides with this so the alternative and perhaps better method is with some compressed air.

Power/Safety/Energy

The fan comes with polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other) to reduce the risk of electric shock. This plug is a safety feature so it is recommended to not attempt to defeat this safety feature as it contains a safety device (fuse) that should not be removed.

Safety is always a concern for consumers and they can feel safe knowing this fan comes with patented safety fuse technology. This probably came about after Lasko had to recall a number of units around 2002-2004. With failure comes progress and we now have much safer products because of the incident

The wattage is .105KW for high fan setting, 93 for medium, and 81 for low. For comparison the Dyson Am07 on its highest setting runs at around .05 KW so this is considerably more power. It is really to be expected considering the far greater output of airflow this fan offers.

Assembly

The Lasko 4930 fan comes fully assembled so no assembly required. Just plug and play right out of the box. That’s what we like!

Physical specs.

This fan is primarily made of plastic.

Depth (in.)
12 in
Depth (cm.)
30.48 cm
Height (in.)
35 in
Height (cm.)
88.9 cm
Width (in.)
8.75 in
Width (cm.)
22.3 cm
Cord Length (ft.)
6

Pros

Knowtheflow Tick Extremely large wind output
Knowtheflow Tick Remote control
Knowtheflow Tick No Assembly required

Cons

Knowtheflow cross Noisy
Knowtheflow cross Oscillation feature has had problems
Knowtheflow cross Not as aesthetically pleasing as other models.

Consumer Ratings & Reviews

The Lasko 4930 is one of the most positively rated fans (by consumers) we could find hence our desire to review the product.  Nearly 85% of people who have provided feedback have come away with a positive outlook on this fan. The pros and cons of the fan are pretty consistent and it’s likely if you know what you are wanting in a fan that looking at this fan would be an easy yay or nay decision.

Warranty

The Lasko 4930 comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

Price

This Lasko 4930 comes with mostly the same features as its other fans, same design features such as the remote hook, handle for easy portability and remote control and settings but there is the one thing that stands it apart and there is zero doubt about the fact it moves more air. With that comes the slightly higher price tag.

Summary

In our opinion, it’s fairly clear who this fan is most suited to. If you need powerful of air flow. This fan is for you. If you are worried about noise probably not so much.

Effectively that’s what it comes down to there is a lot of happy purchasers of this fan, if it doesn’t develop its troublesome noise with the oscillation feature then you should have a pretty handy product. Like most fans, there are little nitpicks of things that could be improved but it’s likely not enough to turn the positives into an overall negative experience.

 

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