Buying a ceiling fan may seem like an easy task. Choose the same size as the one you already have in your home, decide on a color, and maybe some extra features like remote control and app control. What if we say there is more to it.
The number of blades, ceiling height, and motor type are some of the overlooked factors when it comes to buying a ceiling fan. Our buying guide below will educate you thoroughly so you can choose the right one for your bedroom. Don't forget to check our top 10 list featuring the best ceiling fans from popular brands like Crompton, Usha, Havells, and more.
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Decorative Downlights Add to the Aesthetics of Your Room
8 Blades for Gentle Breeze and Less Ambient Noise
Smart Ceiling Fan That Can Be Controlled Through an App
Winglet Technology Reduces Operation Noise
Consumes Only 28W at Highest Speed
Features Rust-Free, Lightweight ABS Blades
Anti-Dust Features Prevents Dust and Dirt Build-Up
Metal Blades With Anti-Rust and Anti-Dust Coating
Disney Princess Ceiling Fan
Disney Princess Printed Ceiling Fan for Kids' Rooms
Small Blades Produce a Greater Wind Chill Effect
Crompton Uranus is a 1200mm decorative ceiling fan with downlights. The metallic finish with elegantly carved lampshades adds to the aesthetics of your room. The blade size is optimum for a bedroom between 65 and 120 square feet, and the four blades that can rotate at a speed of 320 RPM will ensure maximum air delivery.
There are four speed settings. You can control the speed and the decorative lights using the cords hanging from the ceiling fan. It is available in two different shades—ivory and black. Crompton Uranus consumes 72 W of power when rotating at the maximum speed. Available in two shades—ivory and black.
Havells Octet, as the name suggests, has eight blades. If you want a gentle breeze rather than a gust of wind, this product is for you. The eight blades also ensure that the fan creates less ambient noise when in operation. The blades are made of lightweight aluminum and have a wooden finish.
The 1320mm blades are apt for bedrooms up to 200 square feet, and you can choose between four speed modes using the supplied remote. The eight-blade design has an aesthetic appeal and is ideal for modern bedrooms. You can expect efficient airflow as it has a speed rating of 290 RPM.
Havells Octet consumes 88 W of power at maximum speed. It has a variant with a downlight and is available in multiple colors.
Orient Electric's Aeroslim has a contemporary design with a decorative outer cylinder. It uses a BLDC (brushless direct current) motor that saves up to 40% energy compared to fans that use a conventional motor. It is remote and app controllable. You can even control it using voice commands through Alexa and Google Assistant.
The fan consumes only 45 W of power, and the downlight takes 8 W. Its ABS blades are lightweight, resulting in a longer motor life and produces less ambient noise. You can schedule the fan to operate for a specified amount of time and dim the light through the app to suit your needs.
Orient Electric Aeroslim has 1200mm blades and a speed rating of 310 RPM, making it suitable for room sizes up to 120 square feet.
Orient Electric Aerostrom has an eye-catchy, aerodynamic design. It has winglets at the end of the blades that reduce air drag, resulting in silent operations. The ABS blades also contribute to its noise-free operation and also make it rust-free. It has an RPM of 300 and 1320 mm blades which are apt for room sizes up to 200 square feet.
The fan consumes 72 W of power when rotating at the maximum speed. Its contemporary design and high gloss premium finish is apt for modern households. Aerostorm is available in two colors: charcoal gray and white.
Atomberg Renesa comes with a BLDC motor that consumes only 28 W of electricity when running at maximum speed. You can control it using a remote, and the LED lights (that also work as a night lamp) on the fan will indicate the speed. The aluminum blades have a dust-resistant coating; you can save a lot of time during cleaning days.
There several modes to choose from: sleep mode that decreases the fan speed by one notch every two hours, boost mode that runs the fan at the highest speed, and timer mode that you can use to set the operating duration of the fan. The 1200mm blade span and 300 RPM are suitable for rooms up to 120 square feet.
If you have a wooden themed bedroom and want a ceiling fan design with suitable aesthetics, this product is for you. Orient Electric's Aeroquiet comes with ABS blades and an aerodynamic design that ensures silent operation and less stress on the motor. It has a speed rating of 310 and a blade size of 1200mm.
The overall design of the fan is minimalistic with a high gloss paint finish. You can choose between five speed settings depending on your needs, and the fan requires 62 W to operate at the highest speed. Customers who bought this product vouch for its quiet operation and finds it to be elegant in design.
Usha Striker Galaxy has aluminum blades with an anti-dust coating. It has a high-speed rating of 385 RPM, making it the fastest ceiling fan in our 1200mm category. Since there are only three blades and the build is metal, the fan could create a lot of noise when operating at high speeds.
It is also resistant to oil, moisture, scratches, and stains. The price is comparatively lower as the design is relatively on the normal side. You can choose from four color combinations: bright gold, corn silk, pearl white chrome, silver sage, and ultra marine. Customer reviews show that the fan has good airflow efficiency and provides a powerful gust of wind when operating at high speeds.
Luminous Morpheus is a regular fan with a simple design. For its price, it is the most affordable fan that comes with an anti-dust and anti-rust coating. It rotates at 380 RPM and consumes 75 W of power. You can expect it to be a bit noisy compared to ABS fans since there are only three blades that are built of aluminum.
Customer reviews show that the fan is easy to install. It produces a strong gust of wind and is efficient in spreading air all over the room. Luminous Morpheus comes in two colors: ivory, white and brown.
If you are shopping for a ceiling fan for your kids' room, consider this picture printed one from Bajaj. The company's unique picture transfer technology results in vibrant images that kids will definitely love. Its stationary bottom design makes the character static even while the fan is operating.
The blades are 1200mm long and rotate at a maximum speed of 340 RPM. There are several themes to choose from like Disney princess, Mickey mouse and friends, Minnie mouse and friends, and Marvel Avengers.
The 600 mm blades of Bajaj Maxima are suitable for rooms smaller than 75 square feet. Due to its small blades, this four-bladed ceiling fan can reach speeds of 870 RPM, delivering a great wind chill to the people underneath. It consumes 66 W of power and has three speed settings.
Since its blades are small, it ensures high air delivery even at low voltages. It is not suitable for larger rooms as the air delivery is concentrated right below the fan. It also creates a lot of noise which can be distracting if you are working or studying in the room.
In the below sections, we will discuss the types of ceiling fans, the significance of the number of blades, motor type, and more. Keep reading because this information will come in handy when you are shopping online.
Some factors you should consider while shopping for ceiling fans are design, room aesthetics, and the height of your ceiling. Find out about the different types of ceiling fans from the sections below.
A standard ceiling fan is the most popular and common type. They can have up to five blades and may come in solid colors or dual tones. There will be minimum design on the bottom (the part of a ceiling fan that covers the motor) and the canopy (the part of a ceiling fan closest to the ceiling that covers the wires, mounting brackets, and hooks).
They are usually controlled using a regulator on the wall. A standard ceiling fan is the most affordable type and may also come with LED lights mounted to its bottom. It usually hangs 7 feet above the ground and is intended for ceiling heights of 8 feet and more.
A decorative ceiling fan, as the name suggests, also does the job of decorating your room. This type may also be called a designer ceiling fan as its aesthetics deviate from the standard design of a ceiling fan. The easiest way to spot a decorative ceiling fan is to check if it has downlights or underlights with lampshades.
The blades may also be shaped differently. For example, the Honeywell Palm Island ceiling fan has blades shaped like a palm leaf. Have you seen a ceiling fan with invisible blades? This type of decorative ceiling fan has hidden blades that come out only when you turn it on. Otherwise, they look like ceiling lights.
When it comes to decorative ceiling fans, there are innumerable designs available. These complicated designs are expensive to manufacture, thus making them costlier than standard ceiling fans.
The standard height of a ceiling in Indian homes is 9 feet. But if the ceiling height of your bedroom is less than 8 feet, you should opt for a low-profile ceiling fan, otherwise known as a hugger fan.
This type has the motor housing in direct contact with the canopy as there is no downrod (the part of a ceiling fan that extends from the motor housing to the canopy in a standard fan). You can safely lift your hands without worrying about hitting the blades of a spinning fan.
If your bedroom has the standard ceiling height of 9 feet, but you think that a hugger fan would look good, think again. Since their blades are so close to the ceiling, they are not good at moving air. Think twice before considering a low-profile ceiling fan.
35 sq.ft or less - 600 mm
35 sq.ft to 65 sq.ft - 900 mm
65 sq.ft to 120 sq.ft - 1200 mm
120 sq.ft to 225 sq.ft - 1400 mm
More than 225 sq.ft - Two or more fans required
The number of blades of a fan has more than just to do with the style aspect. Let's start with the ambient noise created by a fan spinning. The lesser the number of blades on a fan, the noisier it will be. For example, a 3-bladed fan will be louder than one with five blades. If you want a quieter room, buy a fan with more blades.
Here is another question to ask yourself. Do you want a gentle breeze or a gust of wind? A fan with more blades will have less space between each blade, so the air is gently pushed downwards, resulting in a gentle breeze. But, the lesser the number of blades, the more the space between them.
This causes the fan to slap the air down resulting in a greater wind chill effect. So fans with more blades will cool your bedroom more efficiently as it moves more air. But if you want the feel of a natural breeze as if you are sitting on your lawn or a beach, go for a fan with more blades.
RPM (Rotations per minute) shows how fast a fan can spin. Of course, the faster it spins, the more air it delivers. But RPM alone is not sufficient to assess the airflow efficiency of a ceiling fan since blade length, shape, etc., are also influencing factors. For that, you have to look at its CMM (Cubic Meters per Minute) or CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) too.
A ceiling fan with good airflow efficiency will have a CMM between 205 and 230. This means that the ceiling fan will move air sufficient enough to cool you. When it comes to RPM, the acceptable range changes depending on the blade size. A standard 1200mm fan should have an RPM between 300 and 350, and for high-speed fans, it should be between 380 and 390.
Ceiling fans with smaller blades (for example, 600mm) can spin at a speed of 850+ RPM. It is necessary for them to spin at such high speeds as the airflow efficiency of small blades is less. Such fans can deliver a gust of wind to the people sitting underneath it, but it won't spread throughout the room. Keep this information in mind to determine if a product is right for you.
Ceiling fan blades can be made of MDF (Medium-density fibreboard), wood, plastic, or metal. Metal is the most commonly used material. It is sturdy and long-lasting, but buy one with an anti-rust coating, so it lasts longer. Since metal blades are comparatively louder, we advise you to choose one with more blades.
Plastic or ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic is lightweight and puts less stress on the motor. Since they can be molded into any design, manufacturers use them to build ceiling fans with contemporary blade designs. ABS plastic ceiling fans are the quietest of the four and are rust-resistant, making them last much longer than any other type.
Wood is used in premium ceiling fans. It comes between metal and plastic in terms of quietness, but plastic blades can also get a wood finish. MDF blades are the least expensive, but they won't last long if you live in a coastal area or a place with high humidity. So, buy a ceiling fan that strikes a balance between aesthetics and performance.
BLDC (Brushless Direct Current) technology has been around for many years, but its application in ceiling fans is becoming popular only recently. This motor technology makes ceiling fans last longer, lower energy consumption, and produce less noise.
Atomberg Renessa is a ceiling fan that uses a BLDC motor. It consumes only 28 W of electricity when running at full speed of 300 RPM. But Orient Electric's Aeroquiet of the same size and similar RPM, which uses a conventional motor, consumes 62 W of electricity. Now you must have an idea of the immense energy savings BLDC motors offer.
Sometimes we are too tired or lazy to get up from the bed to change the fan speed. If you buy a remote-controlled fan, you can stay on your bed and adjust the speed depending on your needs. The remote may also have extra functions.
For example, timer mode that switches the fan OFF after a set number of hours, boost mode that instantly switches the fan to maximum speed, etc. Smart ceiling fans can be controlled through an app on your phone. You can control the fan from anywhere, and also comes with options like breeze mode that changes the fan speed for a natural wind feel.
Or there’s a sleep mode that reduces the fan speed every set number of hours, light dimming (if the fan has downlight), and many more. The best part is, smart fans also allow voice control. You can use Alexa or Google Assitant on your phone to control the fan speed and change modes using voice commands.
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Ceiling fans not only cool your room but also adds to its aesthetics. Before you shop online for ceiling fans for your bedroom, make a note of the ceiling height and the room area (in square feet). Now decide whether you want a gentle breeze or a gust of wind. If you prefer using an air conditioner, a gentle breeze would be sufficient to circulate cool air throughout the room.
You can consider more features like color, design, and build materials, which also play a major role in providing the experience you want.
Author - Arun F Xaviour
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