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Top Ten Ceiling Fans in India by electricity consumption and size

By on June 12, 2014

SEFan 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) tubelight that consumes 55 Watts. Also a ceiling fan is used during the day as well as night whereas a light is used only during the night. In totality ceiling fans consumes more than twice or thrice the amount of electricity as compare to lights. But most people ignore 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. To help people make electricity consumption as deciding factor, we at Bijli Bachao have decided to put up a list of Top Ten Ceiling Fans in India by electricity consumption and size.

  • The basis of this ranking is the data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency). BEE data contains power consumption and air delivery of a Ceiling Fan and this information is self reported by the manufacturers. The data is calculated in test conditions.
  • We have used Service Value or (air delivery/power consumption) for giving ranking to various models of ceiling fans. The Ceiling Fan with the maximum value of Service Value is given the highest ranking. Multiple models with the same value are given the same rank.
  • The list currently only contains data for 1200 mm sweep fans as this information is available to us via BEE. We will update the list once we get data of all other size fans as well.
  • The list below contains only the top ten ranked Ceiling Fans. List of all BEE star rated Ceiling Fans are available on the useful links given below.
  • We regularly update this list as new models get added in the BEE list of Ceiling Fans.

You must also read our page providing evaluation and comparison of various kinds of fans: Evaluation and comparison of Superfan, a BEE 5 star rated fan and regular fans

Top Ten Ceiling Fans

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Click To Expand: Sweep: 1200mm

RankBrandModelPower Rating (W)Air Delivery (cum/min)
1SUPERFANSUPER X735.00230.00
1SUPER X135.00230.00
3ENERGY STAR48.00220.00
8HAVELLSES 50 FIVE STAR50.00210.00
8ES 50 PREMIUM50.00210.00
8V-GuardCORONA VX50.00210.00
10HS DECORA PLUS53.00218.00
10AURA PLUS53.00218.00

Useful links on our Website:

BEE 5 Star rated ceiling fans: myths and realities

Ceiling Fan buying and maintenance guide

Compare BEE Star Rated Ceiling Fans and Un-starred fans for electricity savings

Choose the right Regulator for Ceiling Fan for Electricity Saving

Comparison of various brands of Ceiling Fans on BEE star rating in India

Link to list of BEE Star Rated Ceiling Fans: http://bit.ly/QLiRvi

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There Are 69 Comments

  1. Gagan Grover says:

    Waiting for my doubt.
    Lot of thanks in advance.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      I already replied: “It used to be like that when BEE star ratings were initially put on ceiling fans. But the newer breed of energy efficient fans do not have any problems. You should just look at fans that have 220+ CMM air delivery. Fans from top brands are pretty good.”

  2. Gagan Grover says:

    is there any problem of energy saving fans
    that its speed become very very slow at slightly low voltage,
    whereas normal fans does not become that much slow as energy saving fans at low voltage.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      It used to be like that when BEE star ratings were initially put on ceiling fans. But the newer breed of energy efficient fans do not have any problems. You should just look at fans that have 220+ CMM air delivery. Fans from top brands are pretty good.

  3. santosh says:

    Hi ahishek , who is best fan super x1 / usha technix

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      SuperFan is highly energy efficient, works well and saves energy. But it is a new brand in market. Usha is established and popular brand. May not save as much as super fan does, but still about 35% compared to a regular fan. Superfan would save 50-60% as compared to regular fan. The choice will depend on your rate/price of electricity and usage.

  4. Pinky says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Wanted to know about decorative fans in Havells, Orient, CG. Please suggest the one which is with higher air delivery and costs less.

    Thank you.

  5. Jose says:

    How is crompton greaves ceiling fans? Is it OK for domestic purpose. How is it’s power consumption?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      CG is a very good brand. It is certainly ok for domestic purpose. CG HIGH SPEED PLUS is a model with decent air delivery but less power consumption.

  6. sunny khanna says:

    hi abhishek, i wanted to purchase LG GL-D322RPJZ five star rating model, , i had called in every lg showroom but am unable to get it,so please help me out , they are saying that this model was launched in 2013, and is not available now, the model which has now replaced it is LG GL-D322RPJL, and it is a four star rating model , so kindly suggest me which refrigerator should i buy , please tell me one of the frost free and one of direct cool models which are low on power consumption , also mention the units they consume and which provide warranty upto 10 years , i want to purchase the refrigerator tomorrow, so please answer me as soon as possible , if you can , i will be waiting for your reply

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sunny,

      GL-D322RPJL is a BEE 4 star rated model and it consumes 247 units in a year (as per BEE data). This model is quite good in this size range. You can also look at:

      Brand Name Model Number Gross Volume(Litres) Electricity consumption (unit per year) Star Rating Type
      LG GL-D322RPJL 310 247 4 Frost Free
      LG GL-E322RPTL 310 247 4 Frost Free
      LG GL-M322RATL 310 247 4 Frost Free
      LG GL-M322RLTL 310 247 4 Frost Free
      LG GL-P322RPJL 310 247 4 Frost Free
      VIDEOCON VCP325 307 290 5 Direct Cool
      KELVINATOR KCP325 307 290 5 Direct Cool
      KELVINATOR KCE325 307 290 5 Direct Cool
      VIDEOCON VCL325 307 290 5 Direct Cool
      VIDEOCON ICP325 307 290 5 Direct Cool
  7. Naren says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am new to this site and gone thru some of your posts. I must say it is very informative.

    I brought a 2 BHK flat recently in Bangalore Electronic City and planing to buy Ceiling Fan, Kitchen Exhaust fan, Tube Lights and Solar Water Heater. We are family of 2 occasionally my parents visit as of now that comes to 4-5 people. I am verymuch concerned about the power consumption. I thought installing Solar Panels but loking at the price and Break Even I am not interested in that. Insteat i wanted to buy energy efficinet electricals. I am looking to buy 5 Tube lights 5 normal lights 3 ceiling fans 1 exhaust fan and a solar heater which can be used for 2 bathrooms. Can you suggest me comprehensive list for my need. I am an engineer and looking into future of electricity consumption so only very concerned about the electricity savings.

    Apologies for the lenghty mail.

    Thanks in advance for your reply.


    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Naren,

      You should go for:

      1) T5 tubelights (they are very slim, as thin as your thumb). These are 28 watts tubelights that give as much light as any other tubelight. They may cost about Rs 500+ (with frame) and individual tube replacement would cost about Rs 100-120. Try for Havells, Osram, Philips. Equivalent output LED tubelight would be a 22 watts LED tubelight (you can look at SSK or Philips brand). But it may cost higher (about Rs 2000 a piece), but it should last for 15 years as compared to 3-4 years of T5 tubelight.

      2) Ceiling Fans: If your usage of Fans is high then you should certainly go for Superfan as they are the most efficient ceiling fans (35 watts) as compared to regular fans of 75 watts. Else if it is low then you can try for 45-50 watts fans from Havells, Orient, CG, etc. Make sure that the air delivery is no less than 225-220 CMM (Havells Fusion-50, Orient Energy Star are few).

      3) There are not many options for energy efficient exhaust fans, so you can go for any brand of your liking. They would consume about 50-75 watts.

      4) For regular lights again CFLs and LED bulbs are choices. LEDs will be expensive and slightly more efficient, but will last much longer (about 15 years) as compared to CFL. If you buy LEDs makes sure that you get good warranty on them. And prefer going for a branded LED.

      Hope this helps.

  8. Kusuma Suresh says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    Waiting for your reply,

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi, I already replied: “You should ask for Orient Energy Star or Summer Crown BEE 5 star rated ceiling fans. Their air delivery is 220 CMM which is good and power consumption is 48 watts.”

      • Kusuma Suresh says:

        Hi Abhishek,

        Thanks for your suggestion, Will you please suggest other than power consumption factor, which is good for air through.

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          You should look at the High Speed Fans from orient in that case. Check this link: http://www.orientelectric.com/fans/ceilingfans/highspeedfans-27-42.aspx

  9. kusuma suresh says:

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thanks for you helpfull information, I purchased orient quasar ornamental 1200 mm, Facing noise problem with it, so i raised a complaint they are ready to replace with new one, So i kindly request you please suggest me good orient model fan.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You should ask for Orient Energy Star or Summer Crown BEE 5 star rated ceiling fans. Their air delivery is 220 CMM which is good and power consumption is 48 watts.

  10. kusuma suresh says:

    Hi Abhishek, Thanks for your information, I Already puchased Orient Quasar Ornamental 1200 MM, So there was an problem with noise, I raised complaint they are ready to replace it, So i kindly request you to please suggest an orient model which produce good air and power consumption.

    Kusuma Suresh

  11. sunny khanna says:

    hi abhishek , the information you provided was much helpful now finally i have decided to buy two ceiling fans, one is SUPERFAN X1 and am confused for the second one, you suggested havells ES 5 star which gives an air delivery of 225 and consumes 50 watts but in the list given on your site i saw a model KULIRMA FANS PREMIUM, energy consumption- 50 watts, air delivery – 231, but i was unable to find this model , so please help, moreover as i mentioned i want to purchase a refrigerator as well, earlier i was planning to buy LG GL-D322RPJZ which is a 310 ltr frost free refrigerator and consumes energy upto 198 watt which is quite good but the price is quite high- rs 35000, my friend suggested me to buy a direct cool refrigerator, he said that frost free will only acquire more space and direct cool is better than frost free, he also told me to purchase whirlpool refrigerator, so i checked the website and i found a model 260 FUSION ROYAL 5S (245 Ltr)- its a direct cool and price is 23000, whirlpool is providing 10 years warranty on compressor, and it says that its a five star rating product however i was unable to get an information for energy consumption of this product , the customer care executive said that its a technical information , we dont have that information with us, he told me to visit dealer, can you try to find the electricity consumption for this product, and i am also thinking about godrej direct cool refrigerator RD EP 190PD 190ltr, energy consumption-204, RD EP 190PDS, 190 ltr, energy consumption -204 and RD EP 190 ltr, energy consumption- 204, but i believe godrej is providing 5 years warranty on compressor for refrigerator , so again i need your assistance, please help me

    sunny khanna

    • Abhishek Jain says:


      Superfan uses a technology (BLDC) which is not available in most other fans yet. Kulirma fans has a model registered with BEE but no information is available for the same on their website. So there is no surety that they are making such fan. I would still recommend you to go for Havells Fusion 50 5 star or ES 5 star. As for the refrigerator, the whirlpool model you are looking for has energy consumption of 254 units per year (as per BEE data).

      • sunny khanna says:

        hi abhishek , i was about to buy havell’s fusion 50, but someone told my father that havell’s fan does not circulates its air in the room, instead the focus of air sent from the fan is in middle of the room , and so am again confused , so please help, and about the ref am purchasing lg GL D322RPJZ, i hope i am choosing the right model, one more thing abhishek i am planning to buy Xolo q 3000 but the reviewsi found about it were not supportive, i saw the reviews on amazon, can you please find out is it the right phone to buy , users said that if you are lucky too get a good piece of xolo q 3000 than its the best phone, but if you are not lucky then you will face lot of issues with mobile, i only trust your information , so please help me bro,i am waiting for your reply

        • Abhishek Jain says:

          Hi Sunny,

          Havells fans are pretty good fans and if they had problems, they would not be selling in market. In fact in Mumbai the electricity distribution companies promote use of this fan. Also I personally also have havells es-50 fans in my house. They are pretty good. You can also go ahead with the refrigerator model.

          I am not sure about the phone though as I do not have research for the same.

  12. shk says:

    hey abhishek , i went to Havells website to look for the Havells ES 5S . to my surprise there are around three models such as HAVELLS Fusion-50 ,ES-50 5 Star,ES-50 PREMIUM . can you be specific out of this 3 model which one you recommend .

  13. shk says:

    it hard to find such an informative Indian blog .Thank u abhishek for this blog . i want to buy one ceiling fan for the hall . i am not going to buy superfan as it is quite new to the market . as you have mentioned i decided to buy Havells ES series fan . you have said Havells ES 5S . i went to havells website and they have around 3 model in ES series . ES-50 5 Star , ES-50 PREMIUM , ES-50 Fusion-50 .

    HAVELLS ES-50 5 Star
    50 w
    210 cu m/min
    50 w
    210 cu m/min
    HAVELLS Fusion-50
    225 cu m/min

    only the havells fusion 50 model has more air delivery of 225 but you have recommended Havells ES 5S . its bit confusing which model your suggesting us to buy. kindly tell me which one i should buy from these three model .

  14. sunny khanna says:

    hey abhishek, superfan are quite costlier , i am looking for a fan in the budget of 2000, also what about the warranty of Havells ES 5S, i checked out the list of 2014, the best fan i think was usha TECHNIX STAR RATED with power consumption of 45 watt, and i want to know the difference between frost free refrigerator and direct cool, n which one is better , i also have a model in my knowledge- LG GL-D322RPJZ, 310 ltr , power consumption 198 watt, help me

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Sunny,

      My guess is that Havells ES 5 star comes with 2 years warranty. Along with electricity consumption you should also look at the air delivery of the fan. Many star rated fans have lower air delivery which makes people complain about it. Regular fans have air delivery of 230 CMM. Make sure that the fan you choose has air delivery as close to 230 CMM as possible.

      As for difference between frost free and direct cool: 1) Direct cool is single door and frost free is double door. The freezer and refrigerator are two separate compartments in frost free. 2) In direct cool you have to do manual defrosting as ice gets accumulated around freezer (so you have to shut it down for some time to clean it up, where as nothing like that happens in frost free. The model you have selected in BEE 5 star rated model and the best.

  15. sunny khanna says:

    i thought i left a question, i new to blogging

  16. sunny khanna says:

    hi abhishek , i want to purchase a new ceiling fan , which should be energy efficient and a refrigerator as well, i would be glad , if you could assist me with your knowledge

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      You can go for Superfan X1 or X7 which are the most energy efficient fans in market. Or you can go for Havells ES 5S which is quite good. What size refrigerator are you looking for?

  17. Parag says:

    One more question is: Both the models X1 and X7 are regulator less. So how can one change the speed of X7? I came to know that we have to ON-OFF the switch three times if we want to set the fan speed to 3 for example. But does it need a special switch (push button)? Or a normal switch that comes with any panel will do? If you can add a video which shows how to change the speed with a main switch (and not from remote) then that would be a great help.

  18. Parag says:

    One more question is: Both the models X1 and X7 are regulator less. So how can one change the speed of X7? I came to know that we have to ON-OFF the switch three times if we want to set the fan speed to 3 for example. But does it need a special switch (push button)? Or a normal switch that comes with any panel will do?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Parag,

      That is right. To change the speed you need to on-off the regular switch 3 times to change the speed to 3. This has to be done fast. Not really really fast, but at a decent speed. Any regular switch works with it and you do not need any special switch. Will surely put up a video for it soon.

  19. Parag says:

    Hi Abhishek,

    First of all thank you very much for sharing such a valualbe information. In fact I didn’t know about this website and when I came across I liked it very much as there is lot of information on how to save electricity consumption with various appliances.

    My question is: I am planning to buy Superfan X7 model (without remote). I don’t find a remote very useful device with the fan and I am ok with operating it with normal switch as almost everyone in India is comfortably doing since several years. Keeping the remote device is also an additional concern along with lot of remote devices I have now at my home (TV, set-top box, MP3 player, etc.). This model is also cheaper than X1 model by around Rs. 500/-. It is not available online but I can purchase it from the dealer.

    However your above list doesn’t mention the ranking of Superfan X7 model. Is it not a good buy? Please assist.

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Parag,

      X7 and X1 are similar models just that X1 has a remote. You can go with X7 model as it is as efficient as X1 and gives as much air as any regular fan would give. It is certainly available with dealers and not available online.

  20. rajesh says:

    comparison of various air coolers on BEE star rating

  21. Rajesh saha says:

    Which one is the best pedestal fan available in India. I am looking for – 1) Trouble free running, 2) Low sound, 3) Swing, 4) In case of trouble, easy serviceability, 5) High speed, 6) High air volume displacement, 7) Electronic regulator, 8) If possible, remote, 9) Decent look (white or grey), 10) If possible castor wheel. Price is not an issue

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Rajesh,

      We currently do not have research on pedestal fans in India. We are trying to have that soon.


  22. krishna says:

    We have Crompton Greeves Fan brought almost decade ago – awesome. Recently one of the fan has Regulator problem. Electrician replaced original one with Bajaj. Is it OK.. whether Crmptons regulator available in the market .. lease reply

  23. Jayakar says:

    Many thanks for the awesome info on Ceiling Fans. I plan to explore other equipment info too. I am doing this to learn what to buy for my new flat.

    Kindly check current prices with manufacturers – than update the savings cost, it will be more relevant. (e.g. Superfan costs have increased – but they have increased warranty from 2 to 5 years).

    May be warranty also could figure in your comparisons for evaluations. What do you feel? It will be wonderful to know.

    Preserve and persevere with this useful service

  24. Abhinaba says:

    Is havell’s ES-50P better than crompton’s High Breeze plus in term of durability & performence?

  25. Abhinaba says:

    I am overall satisfied with the performence of my 2 ceiling fans of crompton’s high breeze model(1 of 1998 & 1 of 2009), but there is a issue with the powder coating of new high breeze model which got rust within 3 years.
    Now, i am planning about adding 1 new fan & totally confused with new models of various company.Is havell’s ES- 50P is a better alternative to crompton’s high breeze plus in term of durability,performence & energy saving?

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Abhinaba,

      Just looking at the numbers of Havells ES-50 and CG High Breeze Plus, they look quite comparable. Both are BEE 5 star rated. Air delivery of CG High Breeze Plus is 215 cum/min and that of ES-50 is 210 cum/min. Power consumption of CG High Breeze Plus is 52 watts and that of ES-50 is 50 watts. So truly not much different. Also we have been using ES-50 in Mumbai for last 3 years and have not seen any rusting problem in it (although I must say that I am not aware of it’s body make to truly comment about its rusting potential).

      Hope this helps.


  26. tushar says:

    i wanna buy a new ceiling fan with good air flow, 5 star rated with best quality which brand and model i should go for

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Tushar,

      The list on this page is based out of data from BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency in India). These are the most energy efficient fans. You can go for any of the brands as per your liking.


  27. binu says:

    thx for reply and info…

  28. binu says:

    HAI.first of all thx for all the info about elec appliances which needed for every man…I am planning to do housewarming of my new home most probably on the march end.I need to get the top ten appliance list updated.(now its jan 24) ie, fan,led lights,front load washing machine,TV,AC etc…If you can please provide this..anyway once again tnx for all the info

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hi Binu,

      The lists have been updated as of last week. So the list above is an updated one. You can get following top ten on our website: AC, Refrigerator, Water Heater and Ceiling Fans. As for washing machine, the most efficient one would be the one with inverter tech (you can check LG inverter tech direct drive washing machine). For TVs, you can pick any LED TV model (avoid Plasma and LCD).

      Hope this helps.


  29. Poornendu says:


    Could not find the model CROMPTON GREAVES FRONTIER . Could you pls give me the link and more information on CROMPTON GREAVES FRONTIER .

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Poornendu,

      The model appears on BEE list which means that Crompton Greaves did register this fan with BEE. In past we have had experiences where companies did register models with BEE but never sold them in Market. We have also had experiences where Fan was available in market but was not their on the websites. Checking with their dealers would be the best option. By the way another BEE star rated model by CG is “High Breeze Plus” which has Air Delivery of 215 and power consumption of 52 watts. You can get that model specs from CG website.


  30. SAIRAM NARAYAN says:

    This is an educative site
    Great research done
    God bless you
    Please advice

    Which Company gives the best Cooling among PEDESTAL Fans & model

    As the ceiling in my cabin is low ( 8 feet ) & prefer a good Pedestal model

    Thank you
    Sairam S N

    • Abhishek Jain says:

      Hello Mr Narayan,

      Thanks for the appreciation. We are glad that you found the content useful.

      Pedestal fans are still not evaluated for BEE star rating, so not much has been done for their energy efficiency. Typically they consume about 50-55 Watts of power. You can go for any brand which you feel good about.


  31. Sujit Katyal says:

    Admirers of bijli bachao site should get some extra discount from “superfan” manufacturers. Kindly look into this dear abhishek.

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  33. electrical repair rochester says:

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    • Sanjay says:

      Hi Abhishek, First of all I would humbly thank you for this incredible wealth of Knowledge that u have shared. I will be sharing dis website for creating awareness. I have read your article http://www.bijlibachao.com/fans/review-superfan-bee-5-star-regular-fan.html as well. I am in a unique spot…… we are planning a hotel project in a town in Odisha . I am highly interested in Superfans , but i will not be able to convince my dad due to 3 issues that i find with Superfans
      1. No dealers distributors in Odisha even nearby West Bengal
      2.Ease of Maintenance as i am not even in d capital city , i m 110 km frm d capital, nd electricians are not updated nd may not even understand d internal structure nd working.
      3.Totally new product/concet which has not stood d test of time.

      So i would request you, what is the best choice for us if i am NOT going for a super fan, pls provide frm d established brands along with Model. Pls help, us in our dream project and suggest d one which will be d best frm d hospitality point of view. We want that the customer should be comfortable d most so air quantity is our first priority. So there is energy efficiency as well good air as well.Pls suggest. Thanks!!

      • Abhishek Jain says:

        Hi Sanjay,

        Of the above list, I have personally used Superfan X1 and Havells ES 5S and I have had good experience with both of them (their evaluation results are in the link that you have mentioned). Although brand value also depends a lot on personal experience and I know that brands like CG, Usha, Orient and Havells have a good market presence. But purely on technical terms I would recommend to go for anything that has a air delivery value closer to 230 (which is what a regular fan has).

        As regarding superfan, you can have a look at the comments section on this page to get more details about discussion between me, another reader of Bijli Bachao (his name is also Abhishek) and the superfan team: http://www.bijlibachao.com/fans/super-efficient-fans-in-india-a-result-of-seep-super-efficient-equipment-programme.html.

        Hope this helps.


        • Prashanth Prabhu says:

          Hi All,

          Kerala Govt has a very good site which gives very good details about BEE branded appliances.Please check the link

          • Moinak Bera says:

            hi abhishek thank u for the awesome information can u tell me the market price of havells es 50 and from where can i buy it in mumbai at low rate i reside in dombivli and unable to find this fan in any of the shops

          • Abhishek Jain says:

            Hi Moinak,

            Not sure but if you are on either Tata Power or Reliance Energy, they have DSM program going on as part of which they provide such fans at quite cheap rate. Check this link from Tata Power: https://cp.tatapower.com/customer_care/green-mumbai/ceiling-fan.aspx …. They replace up to 4 old ceiling fans, or also provide new fans (up to 4 qty) at about 50% discount.