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 (regular-sized ceiling fans) a few years back and since then the manufacturers have started coming out with efficient ceiling fans.
Best Ceiling Fans In India
1) Crompton HS Plus
When looking for a ceiling fan the few things that we usually look for are Good air delivery, silent operation & reliability. We at Bijli Bachao also add energy efficiency to it. When we tried searching for all these things the one model that came up on top was Crompton HS Plus. This fan comes from Crompton, which is an old and reliable company making ceiling fans and many other appliances. The fan is a BEE 5 star rated fan consuming only 53 watts of power at peak speed, has 218 CMM of air delivery (which is quite good) and has a silent performance. Even from the price point of view, it is quite decent. On the whole, if you are looking for a fan that has good air delivery, silent operation, energy-efficient and comes from a “Popular” brand, then Crompton HS Plus is a great buy.
2) Atomberg Gorilla Fan
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 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”. 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. The bonus is that it runs super long on power inverters or solar inverters.
3) Orient Ecotech Plus
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.
4) Havells Pacer
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 Havells Pacer is a good ceiling fan for you. Havells 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 75 watts of power and gives 230 CMM air delivery and runs at 400 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.
5) Crompton Aura
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.