How to Change LED Messages for a Mini Fan

By Julius Vandersteen ; Updated April 12, 2017
Change the LED message on a mini fan.

An LED message fan’s blades have light-emitting diodes mounted on them. While the blades of the miniature fan spin, the lights flash on and off in a programmed pattern that appears as letters and numbers to make a message. Companies often put their logo on the LED fans and give them out to customers and employees as attention-getting novelty gifts. The fans deliver a message while cooling the recipient with a soft breeze. Easily program an LED fan to change the message.

Press the “Power” button to turn on the LED message fan. The three buttons on the other side are used for message programming.

Press the center button and hold it for a few seconds. The LEDs will show a flashing cursor, signaling the message is ready to be changed.

Press the top button repeatedly to move through the alphabet. When you get to a letter you want to use, press the center button to enter it. Press the top button again to select the next letter. Save it with the center button. Continue in this manner until you finish your message.

Press the top button after the letter “Z” to enter a space between words.

Press the bottom button to select characters, such as commas, periods, exclamation points and numbers.

Press the center button for a few seconds to save the new message.

About the Author

Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.