Usage & Testing
So to start things off the Lumi app is actually quite good and responsive, much better than what I expected. The first screen in Lumi is the speed screen. Here you can adjust the speed of the fans from 800 RPM all the way up to 1800 RPM. The fans are controlled as a group, you cannot select different speed for different fans.
The next tab over is “Custom”. Here you can select the colors for each fan. This is done by selecting a fan and then selecting a its color from the color wheel below. If you find a color you like and you want all the fans to be that color you can press the sync button at the bottom. Sort of bummed there is not an RGB selector or color-code input. It is hard to match up colors exactly with just a color wheel.
Here are some shots all of the fans the same color.
And here are some with alternating colors…
If you select the Rainbow tab it will do a breathing effect changing the colors the fans at the interval you set at the bottom. There is also just a normal breathing mode where you select the color for all of the fans and the interval you want them to “breathe” at.
So there are a total of four RGB LEDs in each fan, one in each corner. These illuminate to create the ring effect you see in the photos above. Also the outside frame gets illuminated, for an overall pretty cool effect. Now these LEDs are only made to illuminate the outside frame and not the fan blades or any other part of the fan. So here is a comparison of the Hurricane fans compared to some of the other RGB fans we’ve reviewed lately.