Ceiling Fan Power Consumption
Even though the ceiling fan is the most commonly used household appliance, not many are aware of the power consumption of a ceiling fan.
Usually, people cut down on their lighting consumption to try and save money, but the thing is, ceiling fans consume much more power than lights if not chosen correctly. While a standard tube light consumes around 55 watts on an average, an old ceiling fan can consume about 80 to 90 watts. You might think that an old, antique fan may add a nice antique touch to your room decor, but it can be the reason for your increasing electricity bills.
The power consumption of a ceiling fan depends on the size and type of motor used in it. An ordinary ceiling fan would consume more power as compared to energy efficient ceiling fan.
To provide you with better knowledge about the power consumption of ceiling fans, we have listed below selected brands in India according to their power consumption.
20 to 32 Watt Ceiling Fans
This category includes fans that have BLDC or DC Motors or are certified by Energy Star. These fans consume much less energy than any other ceiling fan in the market. Low power consumption obviously means reduced electricity costs.
Only a few have managed to make it under this category. Atomberg GORILLA (28 watts, 220.00 CMM) and Orient ECOTECH (32 watts, 220.00 CMM) are two excellent examples.
35 to 50 Watt Ceiling Fans
Even though this category excludes a majority of the Energy Star ceiling fans, it includes some of the most energy-efficient ceiling fans in the industry, based on their motor size and energy consumption when running at the highest speed.
Brands which fall under this category are Superfan SUPER A1 (35 watts, 220.00 CMM), Usha TECHNIX (43 watts, 210.00 CMM), and Orient ENERGY STAR (48 watts, 210.00 CMM).
50 to 65 Watt Ceiling Fans
Most 5 star fans, which claim to be consuming lowest wattage falls under this category.
Some well-known fans under this category are Havells ES 50 (50 watts, 218.00 CMM), Crompton HS PLUS (53 watts, 218.00 CMM), and EESL fans.
65 to 80 Watt Ceiling Fans
These fans are usually the earlier models that consume a lot of energy. People prefer these fans because they are cheaper compared to energy efficient ceiling fans. But the truth is, apart from the initial investment, energy efficient ceiling fans are great for long-term use as they have almost zero maintenance costs.
Brands under this category are Khaitan, Relaxo, Usha.
80 to 95 Watt Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans with large blade sweep of 60″ and above fall into this category. Due to the large-sized motors running at high speed, these fans typically draw 80 to 95 watts.
95 to 110 Watt Ceiling Fans
The ceiling fans in this category are mostly the outdated and old models. Needless to say, they are energy hoggers.
Though there is a large variety of ceiling fans to choose from, it is advisable to think from the point of energy efficiency. If you are looking for a fan that’ll endure the tests of time, always opt for energy efficient fans, like Atomberg’s Gorilla fan. Gorilla fans consume 65% less power than the ordinary ceiling fans, which means you save a lot of money on an annual basis.
The below table will help you compare wattage consumption of India’s most energy-efficient ceiling fan Gorilla with an ordinary fan.
|Speed||Gorilla Ceiling Fans||Ordinary Ceiling Fan|
|Speed 1||6 Watts||16 Watts|
|Speed 2||10 Watts||27 Watts|
|Speed 3||14 Watts||45 Watts|
|Speed 4||19 Watts||55 Watts|
|Speed 5||28 Watts||75 Watts|
When you can switch to energy efficient lighting for your home, then why not an energy-efficient fan? If everyone started using energy efficient appliances, just imagine how much energy the entire world could save! So, let us vow for a greener tomorrow by taking baby steps.
To know more about Gorilla fans, please visit www.atomberg.comCeiling Fan Power ConsumptionFebruary 14, 2018
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