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Hunter launches Signal ceiling fan with Apple HomeKit support

Following several months' delay, Hunter on Tuesday launched the Signal, the first ceiling fan on the market with support for Apple's HomeKit platform.

The Signal sports built-in Wi-Fi, and can be controlled not just through HomeKit —including Siri voice commands —but a dedicated app or a bundled remote. HomeKit is the centerpiece feature however, since it allows the fan to be integrated into Scenes with other HomeKit accessories like thermostats, and automated using conditional triggers.

The fan uses 54-inch blades, and offers some other smaller features such as an ultra-slow "serenity" speed, and a reversible motor that can be used to create an updraft flow in the winter.

The main body of the Signal uses a nickel finish, while the blades are made of oak or reclaimed walnut. It costs $379, and should be available at various online retailers, as well as lighting stores and outlets like Home Depot, Lowe's, and Menards.

The Symphony —a less expensive version of the fan, with white plastic blades —should ship in October for $329.