Ceiling fans are the most neglected appliances when people think about reducing electricity consumption in their house. Most people focus on lighting to fix their high electricity bills, but fans consume a lot more than lights. To give a perspective a regular (non BEE star rated) ceiling fan consumes 75 Watts as compared to a regular (most inefficient) tube light that consumes 55 Watts. Also, a ceiling fan is used during the day as well as night whereas light is used only during the night. In totality ceiling fans consumes more than twice or thrice the amount of electricity as compared to lights. But most people ignore the power consumption of ceiling fans while buying them. BEE or Bureau of Energy Efficiency in India started rating ceiling fans of 1200mm sweep a few years back and since then the manufacturers have started coming out with efficient ceiling fans. To help people make electricity consumption as a deciding factor, we have decided to put up a list of Best Ceiling Fans In India by electricity consumption and size.
Best Ceiling Fans in India
BLDC is the new “in thing” in technology as far as ceiling fans are concerned. Traditional fans have induction motors that vary speed based on the input voltage (regulated by a regulator). BLDC is a new electronic technology that has an electronically operated motor. Firstly, it is highly energy-efficient (65% less electricity), and on top of it, it gives a lot of options for operating it from the remote, phone, or even IoT devices in the future. The best BLDC fan that is available in the market comes from an IIT Bombay startup “Atomberg Technologies”. Earlier called as Gorilla Fan, this fan consumes just 28 watts at peak speed. In fact, it runs at as low as 2-3 watts at the lowest speed. The air delivery is 230 CMM which is as high as any high-speed fan in the market. If you have a commercial connection, then the power factor of this fan is also quite high at 0.98. The user feedback of this fan on the e-commerce platform is just fantastic. The company which started in 2012 is now producing 25000 ceiling fans per month and has made great strides. They have also developed a good dealer/distributor network across the country. If you want something super money-saving, futuristic, and all this without compromising on the basic value that one gets from a fan: good air, reliability, and silent operation. Then this is the best fan for you.
While Efficio is the basic version of the BLDC fan by Atomberg, Renesa+ is the most advanced version. They have taken BLDC tech a notch higher with this fan by adding various attractive designs and technology. These models look futuristic and some of them have dust-resistant coatings as well. It has a SMART version too which can work with a smart home solution like Amazon Alexa or Google Home. They have a high air delivery of 240 CMM at the peak power consumption of 28 watts. The power factor of this fan is also 0.98. This is a great fan to buy in case you are looking for a fan with a good design that can save some electricity as well.
BLDC fan is a trend that most popular brands were late to catch on. But among all, Orient was the first one to come out with a BLDC Fan. And when it came out, it was quite expensive. Since then Orient has significantly improved on it and even the price has reduced drastically. This fan consumes just 35 watts at peak running speed. It has all the benefits that any BLDC fan has: low power consumption, ease of use with remote control, silent operation (even on inverter) & long-running hours on inverters. The air delivery is also good at 220 CMM. If you are someone who wants to go for BLDC technology but want it from a popular brand, then Orient Ecotech Plus is a good buy.
If you are someone who is not keen on buying an energy-efficient fan and are looking for a reliable regular ceiling fan with good air delivery and silent operation, then Orient Electric Apex FX is a good ceiling fan for you. Orient Electric is a trusted brand for ceiling fans and other electrical appliances for many years now. They have a good distributor network and service network throughout the country. Their quality is also quite reliable. This particular fan is a 1200 mm sweep fan (regular sized) which consumes 78 watts of power and gives 230 CMM air delivery and runs at 370 RPM at peak speed. The air delivery is among the highest that you can get in the market. The general feedback about this fan is also quite positive and if BEE 5 star rated fans are not to your liking, then this fan can be a great value for you.
If you are in the market looking for a decorative fan that is not too expensive, then Crompton Aura will certainly be of great value to you. It has several variants with contemporary design to complement any modern décor. It has models with a metallic finish which looks just great. The air delivery of this fan is also quite high and the power consumption reasonable. A 1200 mm sweep fan, this fan has an air delivery of 230 CMM at the power consumption of 74 watts. So, if you want a decorative fan for your room, then this comes across as a great choice.