Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

Top Ten Ceiling Fans in India by electricity consumption and size in 2015

By on July 29, 2015

Hindi Translation: बिजली की खपत और आकार के अनुसार भारत के दस सबसे अच्छे पंखे

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.

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  • 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)
1BL30BL3031.00210.00
2SUPERFANSuper X735.00230.00
2SUPER X135.00230.00
3SUPERFANSUPER A135.00220.00
4USHATechnix43.00210.00
5CROMPTON GREAVESFrontier47.00215.00
6VASORAsupreme46.94211.76
7CINNIREGULAR50.00223.56
8SHIVALIKRG-5050.00223.52
9KULIRMAPREMIUM50.00223.00
10AIRWELLDHOOM50.00220.00
10BENTEX-SKNPRIMA50.00220.00
10KHAITANMentor Jewel50.00220.00
10Mentor50.00220.00
10KRISSOLKICF-70150.00220.00
10KICF-70250.00220.00
10KICF-70350.00220.00
10KICF-70450.00220.00
10ST SMARTGM-15550.00220.00
10UNITEXDEA-120050.00220.00
10USHATechnix Flair50.00220.00

Please note that the list above is based purely on electricity saving potential data from Bureau of Energy Efficiency and it does not include brand value of the model (as brand value is more subjective than objective). We would recommend that you go for a model that is from a brand that is known to you.

If you plan to purchase a fan online then you may look at our recommendations on Amazon.in:

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


  • Dinesh kumar Gujjar

    I want buy 3 ceiling fans. I want that there’s look and style and color should be amazing. And price will be about 2000 near. Then please help me for choosing fan.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Would suggest you to go for Havells ES50 fan.

  • Ashish

    Hi!

    I want to buy ceiling fans for room sizes approx 150 sq ft. My main criteria is low noise along with energy saving. Can u suggest me some low noise models

  • Harish Chandran

    Hi Bijli Bachao, I thought of replacing the old energy inefficient fans in my house… I have closed in on Crompton Greaves HS Plus 48 inch-53W 5 star rated Fan… Is my choice right ?… will it match the performance of my old fans ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Harish,

      CG HS fan is a good fan, however cannot comment on its performance in comparison to old fans without knowing the type of old fans. Even today the regular fans available in market have varying degree of air delivery. Some cheap fans have air delivery as low as 210 while high speed (non efficient) fans have air delivery value as high as 230-240. If your old fans have high air delivery (230-240) then you may feel that air delivery is slightly less. But if it is low then you may feel that this fan is better. So it truly depends.

  • Sudha

    My hall size is 14 feet (l) by 10 feet (width). I am planning to put 2 nos fans. Which size would be suitable? Also will super fan be a better option for this room size?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can try two 1200 mm sweep fans. That should work. Super fan does have 1200mm sweep fans.

  • yogesh singh

    What about Havels recently lauched model ES40 clamed a 40 watt(+2/-2) fan with 210cum/min??

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      They have just announced it. We have not seen it in the market yet.

  • Abhijeet N

    Dear BB Team,

    I want to purchase 6 fans(2 for hall, 1 for kitchen, 1 each for 3 bedrooms) and 3 geysers for 3 bathrooms.

    a) Which are the most energy efficient fans I can go for? Hall size 23*13, bedroom size 12*13, kitchen size 13*8
    b) Which fan models have inbuilt light inside them? Are they energy efficient too or they are to be avoided?
    c) Geyser utilisation will be there atleast for 8 months. We want those geysers which can be mounted on the wall above the false ceiling. We need to have hot water through shower from these geysers. Which are the best energy efficient geysers I can go for?

    Awaiting your revert. Let me know if you require further details.

    Regards,
    Abhijeet

  • Rajpal

    Where can I buy a super fan in Chandigarh

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You can buy it online on Amazon or Flipkart. They do not have sales network in Punjab/Haryana.

  • Nataraj

    Hello Bijli bachao team,
    We live in Bangalore, and are in the process of taking our 3 bedroom apartment, Could you recommend an efficient ceiling fan for our daily use.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      CG High Speed, Havells Fusion 5 star, or Superfan would be great for your use.

    • nataraj

      thank you !

  • giri

    Hi Bijli Bachao Team,
    I must appreciate the efforts u are taking, to create and gather such information for awareness.
    I want one small ceiling fan (small means length of blade should be less than normal fan), room size 10 * 11 .At one side, there is kid’s bunk bed. so i am taking precaution that blade should not get contact with kid while he climbling/playing when he is on top of the bed.
    Please suggest me the most energy efficient fan.I know Super fan does not have product in this range of small ceiling fan.

    Thanks in advance Abhishake.

    BR
    Girish

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Giri,

      There are no energy efficiency ratings for small fans and thus we do not have much data on it. Our source of information is mostly BEE data and Manufacturer’s websites. But manufacturers do not give much information related to energy efficiency on their websites unless it is made mandatory by BEE. You can go for any top brand like CG, Havells, Orient, etc.

  • Hema Raj

    Hello to the wonderful team of “Bijli Bachao”

    I am looking for fans … currently having fans bought 45 years back..but now since spare parts are a problem , I need to change.

    I have room of 12* 12 feet…
    And
    I have a dimmer on switchboard..

    I am impressed with your review on Superfan.

    (1) which model should I buy? can I go for 1400 mm?
    (2) will the switchboard needs to be changed? I have a dimmer (I dont want to change) ? is the fixation easy … asking as features like remote control etc.
    (3) how is service? do they send person to fix the fan? & how is their after-sales-service? asking as first time trying to buy electrical appliance online.
    (4) the V1, V7 models not having BEE rating .. so will they be good as X1, X7 ?
    (5) is there any exchange facility? I would like to avail it. any website which offers exchange of old not-working with superfan?
    I would like to dispose off old fans in eco-friendly manner.

    PL guide.

    with regards,

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Here is our response:

      1) A 1200 mm sweep fan should be good enough for a 12×12 room. However 1400 mm fan will not cause any problem. It will just give more air.

      2) You do not need a dimmer for superfan. It connects directly with the switch without a regulator. You can operate it using a remote or the on/off switch.

      3) What we have observed is that they send a person only if you are in any of the southern states (as they are located in coimbatore). For farther places, they just replace the motor if something goes wrong. And the motor comes by courier and you need to get an electrician to replace it.

      4) All their models are quite similar. You can go for V1 or V7 model as well. There won’t be any difference.

      5) I don’t think Superfan does it, but if you get an offer from Amazon or Flipkart, then you can go for it. But we are not sure of it.

    • Hema

      Thanks for the prompt reply,

      I m trying to choose between Crompton Greaves HS Plus 48-inch 53-Watt Power Saver Ceiling Fan (Ivory) & Superfan.

      Fans are such necessary items today. For customers from mumbai , would it be more convenient to go for a non-superfan with respect to issues like after-sales ?? … as any fault, we need to wait for days for the new fan to be couriered…. & then get local electrician….

      Can you guide me to choose from above two fans? or any other fan ? taking into consideration all apsects.

      wih regards

    • Hema

      Please guide me as to which fan you consider as good eg product quality, after-sales… I am getting fan for my mother’s room who is not keeping well. So need a real efficient & good quality fan with good-support .. Is crompton greaves good one?

      with regards

    • Hema

      with crompton greaves, or other fans , do we need to change the switchboard ( we have a dimmer) ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Is it a stepped dimmer (with 5 steps just like a regulator) or dimmer that moves smoothly without steps? It is better to get a stepped regulator for a fan.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Havells, Crompton, Orient, Usha are all quite popular brands. Superfan is quite good in quality, however as you mentioned, their support is mostly on phone. However they do have a dealer in Mumbai now. You may want to talk to the dealer before making a decision:

      AnanyaShilpa Consulting Services
      C – 10, 1st Floor, Parle Colony,
      Sahakar Road, Vile Parle(E), Mumbai,
      Mumbai – 400057, Maharashtra.
      Phone: :022-65558500:
      Mobile: +91 99204 68884/+91 77386 88800
      Email: [email protected]
      Contact person: Dr. Kaustubh D. Gondhalekar

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hema,

      If you are from Mumbai, I would suggest that you look at BEE 5 star Ceiling Fan program from Tata Power or Reliance (whoever is your provider). They have an excellent program for fan replacement (for old fans) as well as new fans. They provide Havells BEE 5 star rated fans which work just awesome. I personally use Superfan in Mumbai, but if after sales is your concern then you can go for this program from Tata Power/Reliance.

  • Shah

    I am planning to buy Fan for Kids Room with more Air & low in budget in Mumbai, (Daily usage of 8-10 Hrs) pls. suggest ?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Shah,

      In Mumbai the tariff is as high as Rs 11/unit for last slab. A regular ceiling fan consumes 75 watts. Which means a fan that runs for 10 hours a day for 30 days would consume 75 x 10 x 30 / 1000 = 22.5 units of electricity. Which is roughly 22.5 x 11 = Rs 247 per month. Regular ceiling fan costs about Rs 1400

      An extremely cheap fan which costs anywhere between Rs 1000-1200 consumed 90 Watts. Which would be 90 x 10 x 30 / 1000 = 27 units in a month or Rs 297 per month.

      If you go for a BEE 5 star rated fan like Havells Fusion 50, Orient High Speed, CG Frontline, etc then they would cost about Rs 1900 and would consume about 50 watts. Which would be 50 x 10 x 30 / 1000 = 15 units in a month or Rs 165 a month.

      If you go for a super efficient fan like Superfan or Orient Ecotech then they would cost about Rs 3000 and would consume about 35 watts. Which would be 35 x 10 x 30 / 1000 = 10.5 units a month or Rs 115.5 per month.

      As you can see, yearly costs of electricity can be anywhere between Rs 1300-3000 and savings of even Rs 50 per month can have a payback in less than 2 years. And Fans will certainly run for many more years. So I would suggest going for an energy efficient fan. Looking at your needs, I would still suggest you to go for a fan like Orient Summer Crown, Orient Energy Star, Havells Fusions 50 or any such fan that consumes 50 watts and gives about 220 CMM air delivery. However these options will not be available in kid friendly design. Most kids fans are 75 watts fans.

  • Piyush

    Hello Abhishek,

    Have you heard about Orbit Green fans? They are running on 30 watt as claimed by their website. Looks promising.

    Please update about your review on same & can be included in your top performing fan list also

    Web link: http://www.orbitgreens.com/

    Regards,

    Piyush

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      HI Piyush,

      We have certainly heard about Orbit Greens. The number 1 on the list above BL30 is their fan.

    • Piyush

      Bu what technology they use? is t superfan or it’s DC motor technology? And what can you tell us about company & after sale service and availability in Pune?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Orbit Greens uses Brushless DC motor which is what Superfan uses. However its a fairly new company so we are not sure about their sales and service in pune.

  • Newbie

    I would like to make my new school building energy efficient. So decided to go with Orient Summer Crown or Usha Technix. Is there a wholesale contacts I can get, Since I will be ordering about 40 – 50 Fans.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      You will have to contact Orient or Usha dealers or the companies for the same.

  • Juzer Hafizji

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  • binu

    need fans for large hall of a mosque with double height ceiling.floor dimension is approx 15 m x 10 m. planning to put 8 rows of fan with 3 nos each in a row.(width wise (10m))Which models are suitable for this need.(need high air flow and considerably low energy consumption)also what will be the sweep??

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Binu,
      You can look at these fans
      Superfan Super X7
      Superfan SUPER X1
      Orient Summer Crown
      Orient Energy Star

  • Raj

    Hi

    i have a doubt ?
    Wattage {Consumed} = [Voltage * Ampere] / Power factor
    hope i am correct.

    i bought a superfan X1
    now i will share my experience
    at various speeds the consumption as follows
    Speed – Watts – Voltage – Ampere – Wattage {Consumed}(My Calculation)
    1 – 04W – 250V – 0.02A – 05W
    2 – 08W – 250V – 0.04A – 10W
    3 – 14W – 250V – 0.06A – 15W
    4 – 24W – 250V – 0.11A – 27.5W
    5 – 35W – 250V – 0.18A – 45W

    These are the details from my New EB Meter Readings
    only the last column[Wattage {Consumed}] is my calculation from Voltage & Ampere from readings
    y so much difference ?
    whats wrong with my findings & reading
    kindly help

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Wattage = Volt * Ampere * Power Factor and it is not divided by power factor. The power factor looks equal to 4/5 …. and the wattages look reasonable.

    • Raj

      how is that possible ?
      if u have 10 watts led light with power factor of 0.5 then it will consume 20watts from main unit.
      if u multiply Pf with Volt & Amp it will half the wattage.
      kindly explain the difference in my finding

      the superfan claims 35watts at max speed
      but my calculation shows 45Watts without the Power factor.

      is it a marketting gimmick as 35Watts or its real consumption from mains is 35W/45W?
      kindly provide a better explaination

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Raj,

      Watts is power factor x volt x ampere …. you can search for the formula on google. So in your case if the power factor is 0.5 and its a 10 watts bulb then the VA (or volt amp) value is 10/0.5 = 20 ….. but that is apparent power consumption and not the real power consumption. You can also check on this site: http://www.rapidtables.com/electric/Power_Factor.htm (which comes 1st when you search on google).

  • DEEPAK KUSHWAHA

    Respected, Sir.
    I want to buy ceiling fans operating on Inverter. Which is the best? Orient Summer Crown Or V GUARD Corona VX

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Orient Summer Crown should be better.

  • Shalini

    HI BB Team,

    Appreciate the great info that is being shared here. I am looking for approx. 40 fans for our building.. I was looking at the energy efficiient fans. I tried researching on Orient Maximus but was unable to find any info. Also… could you give me a direct contact for Superfans.

    Thanks & appreciate your help

    • Pradip

      Hi, Shalini, I am using Orient energy star fans (2) for about a year. It is a good fan. Energy consumption is ~ 45-50 Watt on average at full speed. I do not use regulator. Also, I have one Crompton High Speed plus. It consumes nearly same electricity and air circulation is great. But I found many bad reviews about Crompton’s build quality, so it seems a luck factor. If you r lucky it will give trouble free operation for years. In my neighbourhood friend’s house a Crompton greaves fan has developed tak tak sound within few years.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Shalini,

      You can contact Superfan at below contact details:

      [email protected]
      Toll Free: 1800 425 78737 or +91 94890 78737

  • Delhi

    Hello Team,
    I am Jaswinder Singh, Please advise me fan which have high air flow and do not make noise on invertor and have less power consumption, prefered 5 start rated . I am from Delhi so please advise accordingly.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Singh,

      You should look at SuperFan (www.superfan.in). They have highly efficient fan that can work really great on inverters.

  • Abhi

    Dear BB team!

    You people are doing a great job! Its time for me to go for 5 fans. The older fans are not good enough. I want good looking fans which provide good air delivery and saves money too.

    2 fans are for hall and 3 fans for the rooms respectively. There is AC in rooms and hall also but I want a fan which provides good air flow and looks good. Budget is not a problem. If I get a good 5 star fan, I will be very happy.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Abhi,

      If you are looking for an established brand then Orient Summer Crown or Energy Star would be a really good option. It has air delivery of 220 CMM with power consumption of 48 watts. If you are willing to try a new brand then you can look at SuperFan (www.superfan.in). They have good fans.

  • Hari Prasad

    Team, I have a question. I am considering CG HS Decora or Orient Summer Crown for my entire home. Please let me know which is the best to go for. Requirement is that it shld have good air delivery and less energy consumption. Need to decide for closure. In casse i missed out any option, please do highlight. Awaiting your response.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hari,

      Amongst the two models you have selected, Orient Summer Crown has a better service value, good air delivery (220 CMM) and low power consumption of 48 watts. So I think it will be better for you.

    • Hari Prasad

      Thanks Team. I liked the energy star better than summer crown when i saw the piece in person and went ahead with the same(both had same specifications.) I would like to get your thoughts on LED lights too. As mine is a new home, fans are taken care with your advice. I would like to buy 6 Tube lights for hall and rooms and 2 for bathrooms. Any specific brand of LED that i should consider? I was looking at Philips or Havells? Please advice.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Hari,

      If you are looking for branded LEDs then you can certainly go for Havells or Philips. However there are several new companies in the market that can give you good quality material for cheaper costs. We did a small project with our residential society where we called a few suppliers listed on IndiaMart and we got some good dealers who gave us good quality product with 3 years warranty for quite cheap. We have listed our experience on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/lights/sharing-experience-of-buying-led-luminaire-for-a-residential-society.html

  • Vineet

    I replaced my fans with Usha Technix around 1.5-2 yr back, while I’m happy with their power consumption, but as stated in some of the comments too, their build quality is not good. One of the fans started making tak-tak noise, we complained to the company, someone came and applied grease to the motor and the noise went away. Sill on some occasions it makes the same noise which is not so loud now, but their technician would not touch the fan if he does not hear the noise during his visit. I would probably look at other brands during my next purchase.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Thanks for the feedback Vineet.

  • S shah

    Hello sir
    I have 3havells ceiling fan and now I plan to buy one three star rated AC. So I want to knw that which one are consumpt more energy? Regular use of fans are 7-8hrs and AC is 5-7 hrs per day.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Shah,

      3 Havells ceiling fan will consume about 1.8 units in 7-8 hours. While if you go for a 1.5 ton AC of BEE 3 star, it would consume 1.5 units in just 1 hour. If it is a 1 ton AC then it would consume 1-1.2 units in 1 hour. So ACs consume significantly more than Fans.

  • aditya

    Hi Team,
    First of all, I must appreciate the efforts put in, to create and gather such information. My decision of changing the appliances at my residence is highly motivated with the information I have read. I have a few questions, as I plan to change my home appliances to energy efficient devices.
    1) Superfan – the availability of superfan and the after sales seem to be missing in Mumbai, are there any alternatives?? Or should I order it online
    2)can you guys come with a similar list for refrigerators
    3) is there any way to find out star rating of old appliances, most of the appliances at my place are 8 years old, am wondering if changing these, will have Any consequence on my bill immediately or in the long run.

    Thanks and sorry for the long list of questions

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Aditya,

      As per Superfan website, its products are available in mumbai at:

      AnanyaShilpa Consulting Services
      C – 10, 1st Floor, Parle Colony,
      Sahakar Road, Vile Parle(E), Mumbai,
      Mumbai – 400057, Maharashtra.
      Phone: :022-65558500:
      Mobile: +91 99204 68884/+91 77386 88800
      Email: [email protected]
      Contact person: Dr. Kaustubh D. Gondhalekar

      You can contact the dealer for the same.

      List of refrigerators is available on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/top-ten-appliances/what-are-best-refrigerator-fridge-lg-samsung-whirlpool-india.html

      Well star ratings started happening since 2007-2008 and initially they were not mandatory for all appliances. So it will be difficult to tell the star rating of your old appliances. And since 2007-2008 energy efficiency levels for many appliances have improved significantly.

  • Anjan Banerjee

    Hi Bijli Bachao team, For quite a long time I am following your blog. It contains interesting discussion and often valuable comments and above all worthy suggestions from BB team. Mainly I was looking your site for split AC purchase eventually I found you also advice people on other household consumer products like fans, geysers, lights etc. I like you suggestion, but which I don’t like in the fans section that you are mentioning some specific company, namely- Superfan, Havells, Crompton Greaves. Personally I am not against these companies, but I myself and most of my relatives and friends have typical bitter experience from the last two super brands in fan manufacturing domain. Since I am observing that people happily follow your suggestions I thought it would be nice if I mention some facts.

    First I will share my experience of Crompton Greaves. I had purchased Aura, High Speed, HS Decora, for the newer floor of my house. All of them wobble a little while starting up, and CG HS wobbles all the time I used them for some time (4 yrs). Aura worked for 15-17 hrs a day (a bed room), followed by HS (4-5 hrs/day), HS Decora (4-5 hrs a week). Within two years their capacitors failed! First Aura then followed by others. After three years all are making grinding/kar-kar kind of sound. I have checked blade screws/ motor screws. All are properly tightened. Sound is coming from motor, It may be a rotor problem, may be bad bearing or poor quality stator. Then I checked web and in mouthshut I found many are facing the same problem.

    Most of my relatives and friends have purchased Havells because electricians strongly support this brand! Most are now facing squealing noise within 5 years of purchase. Havells fans rotates very fast and are very noisy.

    Newer fans (CG, Orient, Havells, Khaitan, Usha etc) have thin and light aluminium blades, they (1200 mm/48 inch) also rotates lot faster. For this reason they make whipping sound (noise from newer models mostly come form whipping of air) which is absent in old fans.

    I am from Kolkata. It is a very hot and humid city. Our house is very old, other floors have now rare fans, llike IEW (~1950), Tropical (from 60s), Crompton-Parkinson Ball (from 40s), GEC(30-40-70s), Usha (50-60-70s), Orient Deluxe (70s). Khaitan, Cinni (regular 70-80s) All are running great with minimal maintenance and except Khaitan all have original capacitors. From my experience I can say with confidence that these old fans delivers nearly twice amount of air than modern fans.
    I am not discussing fans in my ancestral house. Which have imported fans (mostly DC fans of various make) and those fans have even better air delivery.

    The reason is older fans have wider blades with higher pitch. Their blades and motors are heavier so they don’t wobble. I will also advice others if you have fans from 80s or earlier don’t throw them away just because you want a new one. Paint them, oil/greese them routinely ( I do it in every 5 yrs) and they will outlast you. An Italian company ‘Fantique’ (http://www.fantique.com/en/home/1/home.html) is stealthy procuring vintage/old Indian ceiling fans at minimal price and then making millions and billions after selling them at European market. If you have old fans do not sell or exchange them. They are as valuable as gold jewellery. If your old fan (AC fan ) slows down, check capacitor and oil/greese. If capacitor is dead then replace with capacitors having same specifications.

    India is a hot and humid country. We want relief from heat. Old fans are masters in that.
    What you want is most important. If you want relief in hot summer days then keep your old fans. And if you want to save money and prefers bathing in your own sweat throw away your old fans and bring home new energy saving fans. Almost all Indian fans sold in market in the range of 1000-4000/- are substandard both in terms of quality and performance.

    We customers should raise our voice that we want back the ceiling fans as good as we had in 80s or earlier. With ever increasing cost of electricity the fan making company must bring BLDC fan motors with 80’s build quality and high blade pitch. Strict market policy is required. You can google that Indian raillways has strict norms for fan makers. For IR fan makers are forced to make best grade fans. But we consumers are happy with worst grade fans. The situation needs to be changed. For prevailing hot and humid weather in major cities and in most parts of India; we need ceiling fans that should be able to deliver at least 350 CFM air with nominal electricity use. Also blades needs to be wider to minimize whipping sound.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anjan,

      Thanks for your feedback. However the problem you have mentioned is a problem with almost all consumer durables. The quality of products is degrading and one of the reason for that is that the technology is changing very fast. Most appliances are either replaced by owners or die out in 6-7 years. In fact appliances like TVs are replaced faster than that.

      I completely agree that the quality of fans is not as great as fans in the past. Manufacturers significantly compromised on quality to maintain the price of the product. Fans earlier had induction motors with copper windings, which slowly got replaced with aluminium. Which was cheap but not long lasting. But they were able to maintain price. Even now when there is a push from BEE for efficiency, many manufacturers are just decreasing the air delivery to reduce power consumption. However because of many others, all BEE 5 star rated fans get bad marketing. But as you rightly said market is what consumers demand. If there is no demand for quality, manufacturers will not improve.

    • Anjan Banerjee

      Thanks Bijli Bachao Team for your response. You are maintaining this great site.

      Now I will share a brief experience that how your site helped me to choose an AC.

      One and half month ago I have installed a split ac for a room (14x14x11) (lxbxh). The room is at top floor (the roof is partly shaded so ~1/3 rd is exposed to sun) and one wall exposed at south side with 2 windows (5×3 each). I read all comments and discussion in your all AC related pages and finally decided to buy a 1.5 ton split inverter air-conditioner. After reading all user comments I almost zeroed on Sharp.

      I went shop, in the shop I found that both Sharp and Samsung has PFC coil in their outdoor units. The shop owner was trying to sell me a 5* AC but I dismissed his proposal. Then he suggested me to buy a Panasonic Inverter AC (I can’t remember the model), Cost was ~51K. I asked him ‘don’t you have anything at lower price’. He told Sharp will cost 46K, Samsung 48K, but if I am interested he can show me a 2014 samsung model which will cost 42K.
      The model is AR18HV5NFWK. I was aware from your site that it has moderate EER (~3.55). The shop owner told me installation cost will be around 2500-4000/-. So this model had the lowest price and I purchased it.

      Our house had old wiring, so I made a parallel line; installing a 16 amp main switch ( In the fuse I fitted a 10 amp fuse wire), wiring was done using 4 sqmm wire. In the AC board I installed a 16 amp type C bipolar MCB and 11-18 amp motor starter.

      Great things about inverter ACs
      1) No starting current load, It starts just like a fan. (Thus a 10 amp fuse wire can survive in AC circuit ! )
      2) Most of the time (80% ) when compressor works, AC shows only ~400-500 Watt load!
      80-90% time AC remains on and 20-10 % time off, (only IDU running, consuming ~30-50 watt)
      3) Much less noisier ODU. I have seen Voltas normal AC, their ODU make lots of noise, Carrier normal ACs ODU runs lot quieter.
      4) Cools down the room very fast.
      5) Runs without any voltage stabilizer (when normal ACs struggles to start or fails in peak hour without stabilizer, it starts smoothly !) so additionally saving energy.

      Now bad things
      1) Samsung installs employing 3rd party persons.
      2) Installation cost was 8200/- for a distance of 15 feet between ODU and IDU.
      3) Installation personal did not came with vacuum pump, so they did not vacuum purged air from pipe before filling refrigerant. ( I will advice others that must check the installation guy whether he has brought vacuum pump and torque wrench, if they don’t have those, tell them that you will not allow them to install and make a complain to the company or ask them to bring those).
      4) Flare joints in pipe, I don’t know how long they will last. Why they don’t use vacuum grease ( a special grade silicone grease for sealing surface) in flared surface, and on nut threads?
      5) Aluminium condenser and evaporator coils. Although samsung says about some protective coating, but I can’t feel or see any. May be aluminium oxide layer is protecting bare aluminium surface.

      Let’s see how long it lasts. Because I found some horrible experience at mouthshut and other forums about Samsung ACs. At least for now it is running great.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Anjan,

      Thanks a lot for sharing your story. This is great and will certainly help a lot of people. We might move this thread to a different page so that others buying an AC can see it.

    • R.S.Sra

      Much appreciate your comments. I believe Calcutta Fans company later became Usha Fan? I’m going to buy 4 fans of 1200mm but don’t know which ones to go for?

    • Anjan Banerjee

      Hi R.S. Sra,

      Sorry for the delay. It is very difficult to suggest. I didn’t know that Calcutta fans became Usha, because the two companies existed parallel for many years.
      All ceiling fans (in the price bracket 900- 4000/-) manufactured in India are far too flimsy for high air delivery requirements.

      My experience is Crompton gives moderate air flow , you can look for High Speed, High breeze and their plus varients also. The other models like Aura have pretty poor air circulation (although rotates pretty fast and even faster than HS varient). But remember Crompton has poor quality inside. Motor wires are thin like hair, Blades are soft, Motor body is not tough enough, so sometime rotor/ stator start to rattle after some years of use which can’t be fixed easily. Capacitors are most likely to fail within 2 years.

      Polar was good in 80s and in early 90s, now not great. They runs fast but consumes a bit high energy, capacitor is not long lasting. Bearing quality is good. But speed varies within the same model. One may run fast and another will lag far behind, so standard is not maintained. Check for speed and ask for replacement is your fan runs slow after installation.

      Ortem is better. You can look for models which have high blade pitch. They have a tendency to consume a bit high energy.

      Cinni regular is a good model. It has preserved the old looks. Blades are wider in comparison and pitch is not bad. (Cinni regular desk and pedestal fans were great till 2000. But recent high speed models are ugly and they are not built based on the science of aerodynamics. Same blade design used for regular models have been fitted in high speed models. I have heard many discarding Cinni desk and pedestal fans for irritating noise. I think instead of making noisy high speed desk/pedestal fan (2 pole motor) cinni should make the regular motors ( 4 pole) more stronger/efficient so that with high blade surface and with high blade pitch they can rotate at desired speed (-5-10% of 1500 rpm). Additionally, Cinni should devote in making 6 pole motors, which will run slowly and absolutely silently with proper blade design.)

      Orient fans rotates fast. A bit noisy from air whipping. Regular models consumes nearly as electricity as mentioned in specification, true for energy saving models also. Build quality is better, bearings are good. But the problem is less air is delivered just below the fan, because of its inherent design some air is thrown at corners. You will feel air circulation everywhere in a properly sized room but not high air thrust just below (if room height is >10ft). Quality of paint is not good, You may have to repaint it after 5-6 years if you live in a humid or salty area.

      Havells rotate fast & are noisy from beating air. In older variants bearings were not good, but now they are manufacturing in India. Air delivery is moderate to good, but CG and Polar has comparatively better air delivery. Havells has copy models form other brands. so you have variety of designs common in other brands. I don’t have Havells, But seen lots of them in my friends and relatives house. None of them are happy. They say we have to live with it.

      Usha falls in the category of Havells. There are some wide blade models, You can check their blade pitch. I don’t have new Usha, seen them in my friend house. He is not satisfied.

      Khaitans are moderately good in terms of air delivery. Runs good. I do’t have recent Khaitans, But seen them in relatives house, They seem to be happy.

      Now above 4000/- models of Usha, Orient, CG, Havells are better in terms of build quality, But air delivery is not great for any of them. If your room has AC then you can look for them. Also these decorative models need regular cleaning (specially wooden blades) other wise they will look shabby after few months, because in Indian climate blades accumulates lots of dust, and on damp dust clusters fungus grows and damage the material.

      For energy saving models you have very limited models to select. I would suggest you to go for CG HS plus or HS decora Plus model (problem with decorative plastic ring is that if your fan runs regularly for long time plastic rings may develop crack, but plastic medallions do not suffer from same problem), Orient energy star model is also good.

      If you are interested in modern technology you can look for Superfan (BLDC motor). But I don’t know that whether they provide surge protection for their Electronics circuit board. As BLDC motors contain electronics circuit they are more vulnerable to spikes. You can ask ‘BB TEAM’. I think you will get a detailed answer. Same true for Orient BLDC model. Superfan has relatively thin blades, but havemoderate pitch, orient has relatively wider blade with moderate pitch.

  • Venugopal Pillai

    Apart from Superfan and Orient, are there other companies that make fans fitted with BLDC motors? I have already ordered a Superfan with 1,200mm sweep. Though I was quite impressed with the energy-efficiency that it promises, is there any downside with BLDC fans? You have rated “Orbit Greens” as the most energy efficient fan, as per BEE rating. Is the fan available in Mumbai?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Crompton Greaves was planning to come out with a 35 watt fan but we are still waiting for it. I have not seen any downside of BLDC fans yet. Also most of these fans are available online for purchase. Superfan has a direct dealer in mumbai whose contact details are as mentioned below:

      AnanyaShilpa Consulting Services
      C – 10, 1st Floor, Parle Colony,
      Sahakar Road, Vile Parle(E), Mumbai,
      Mumbai – 400057, Maharashtra.
      Phone: :022-65558500:
      Mobile: +91 99204 68884/+91 77386 88800
      Email: [email protected]
      Contact person: Dr. Kaustubh D. Gondhalekar

  • SANDEEP

    Are fans conumes lighT according to spped of running

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Fans’ electricity consumption does depend on speed of running. Higher the speed more is the electricity consumption.

  • Unmukt

    I wish to purchase wall mounted fans. Can you suggest energy efficient fans?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Unmukt,

      BEE has not started rating wall mounted fans and thus not much is happening in the space. Most work is happening in ceiling fans. So we cannot provide you a list of wall mount fans.

  • Vishal Shinde

    Hi,
    I want to buy a new ceiling fans for my new house 1200mm for bedroom and 1 1400 mm for hall.
    Please suggest me a Good Fans with less energy consumption and
    And enough air flow with good warranty guarantee and great Looks design

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Vishal,

      Superfan (www.superfan.in) is a highly energy efficient (35 watts) and good fan if you are keen on trying a new brand. However if you prefer tried and tested brand and ok with decent energy efficiency (50-55 watts) then Havells ES 5 star or Havells Fusion 5 star or CG High Speed Plus or Usha Technix would be good options. Regular (non star rated) fans consume 75 watts. However these are only 1200 mm sweep fans. Superfan has 1400 sweep fan as well. However 1400 mm fans are not rated by BEE and thus there are very few energy efficient options in the same.

    • Deshbhushan

      Hello
      What @ Orient energy saver fans?

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Orient has come up with Orient Ecotech which is highly energy efficient. You may check that. Else you may look at Orient Energy Star.

    • Rk

      Yes I using it very nice

    • Lijoe

      Hi Abhishek, I bought two superfans after going through your site. Bought them from pepperfry.com and/or shopclues.com using the offers they gave and hence I was able to purchase them for under 3000 rupees per fan. They work like a charm and I really like them. My only question now is what size of rooms need more than 1200 mm fans? My question came in because when fan is hung in the center of the room and we move our beds to one side, I do not feel enough breeze at the wall area and consequently mosquitos end up biting my face and hands whenever I sleep. So wanted to correlate what sizes for rooms.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Lijoe,

      1200 mm sweep fan is good upto 120-130 sq ft room. Beyond that upto 150 sq ft 1400 mm sweep fan is better. And if the size is bigger than that then you need multiple fans.

  • jeet

    Want to purchase a pedestal fan..which one would be recommended good buildup quality, low power consumption and maximum air delivery space.budget around Rs 2700

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Jeet,

      Current we do not have much data about pedestal fan, so would not be able to help you much on this.

  • alok

    The question i want answered is- at regulator speed 3 (on a 5 speed regulator) does electricity consumption also get regulated to 60% of the fan wattage.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      It does. When you reduce fan speed, the electricity consumption also reduces. And it does for both regular fans and BEE 5 star rated fans.

  • alok

    I believe that a havells es 50w fan will run at full speed and Deliver the same quantity of air which some other fan of say 68 or 75 w will deliver at say 3/4th regulated speed.In which the power consumption of both fans will be equal.

    Is my thinking right,abhishek.?

    Alok sureka

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Not really. As per our tests Havells ES5 star consume max about 53 watts at highest speed. And its air delivery is just marginally less as compared to 75 watts fans (225 CMM as compared to 230 CMM) at highest speed. But it’s air delivery is more than 68 watt fans. Most 68 watts fans have air delivery of 210 CMM.

      So Air delivery of Havells ES 5S at 53 watts > Air Deliver of 68 watt fans at full speed.

    • Rk

      No you’re wrong

  • N P Karthikeyan

    pl refer the best , less energy consuming ceiling fan. i am planning to reduce the monthly power consumption in my home.

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi,

      Superfan (www.superfan.in) is a highly energy efficient (35 watts) and good fan if you are keen on trying a new brand. However if you prefer tried and tested brand and ok with decent energy efficiency (50-55 watts) then Havells ES 5 star or Havells Fusion 5 star or CG High Speed Plus or Usha Technix would be good options. Regular (non star rated) fans consume 75 watts.

  • Surya Gidugu

    Hi,

    I am looking to buy fans for my new house and i’ve selected the fan sizes based on the room sizes. and am looking at Crompton Greaves and Usha as the brands.. The models am looking are HIgh Breeze Plus (CG), Technix (USHA) and Striker (USHA).. Striker since i cannot find energy efficient ones for 1050 n 1400mm

    My plan as of now
    All room dimensions in feet
    Drawing Room – 11 X 18 – 2 1050mm fans – Usha Striker / Smart Breeze (CG) – Have 2 fan points in this space. rest all have only 1 fan space..
    Dining Room – 10 X 15 – 1 1200mm Fan – Technix(CG) / HIgh Breeze Plus (Usha)
    Bed Room 1 – 10 X 15 – 1 1200mm Fan – Technix(CG) / HIgh Breeze Plus (Usha)
    Bed Room 2 – 12 X 12 – 1 1200mm Fan – Technix(CG) / HIgh Breeze Plus (Usha)
    Bar Room – 10 X 13 – 1 1200mm Fan – Technix(CG) / HIgh Breeze Plus (Usha)
    Master Bedroom-11 X 17 – 1 1400mm Fan – Striker (Usha) / SMart breeze (CG)

    Please advise

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Surya,

      We have received good feedback about Crompton Greaves and so amongst all you have mentioned we would be most comfortable in recommending CG fans. CG High Speed Plus is energy efficient and good fan. For 1050 mm sweep fans there is no BEE star rating so the fans available are not very energy efficient. Do you may go for any brand for the same.

    • Surya Gidugu

      HI

      Thanks Guys.. Much appreciated.

      I have 2 questions to follow up:
      1) Since, there is no very efficient 1050mm fan, will i be better off having 2X1200 (energy efficient) instead of 2X1050.. Is there a problem with hvaing bigger size fans?
      2) In line with your reply to Karthikeyan above, I too have been looking at Superfans this morning and quite impressed with the performance including the video of your analysis. Do you have any information on its build quality and life? They do offer a 5 Yr Limited Warranty..

      Thanks :)

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      As long as your space can accommodate a 1200 mm fan, it should be fine. There is no problem in having bigger size fans. Build quality of Superfan is good. We have mostly got positive feedback about superfan, however some people did put in complaints as well. We have put a review of superfan on this link: https://www.bijlibachao.com/fans/review-superfan-bee-5-star-regular-fan.html

    • Surya Gidugu

      Thanks.. Am more or less sold on the Superfans now.. :) Just one last check..
      Whats the lowdown on the Orient Ecotech??.. I dont see any reviews on it anywhere..

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Surya,

      Orient Ecotech looks quite good as it is a BLDC fan which is very much like superfan. However they have not got a BEE star rating yet (which mostly will come out to be BEE 5 star once they officially get it). But their price is extremely high. They have kept it at Rs 4800 as compared to Rs 3500 for superfan. The other bad thing about Orient is that they do not specify Air delivery value and try to confuse people with PSPO value (which is essentially a value derived out of a formula), so it gets difficult for someone to compare. But still orient is a popular brand and if they come out with BLDC fan, I am sure many other brands soon will follow, which would be great thing for Fan industry. BLDC motors are far more energy efficient than induction motors that are available in the market currently (however many people also claim that induction motors can be made as energy efficient, bit no one has come out with one yet). The other thing which is good about BLDC fans is that they can run as well at low voltages (as low as 110V) and can give longer backup hours with inverters (just because they are energy efficient). And the additional problem that they solve is that they can run with a remote (speed altering can be done using a remote) and they remove all the problems that the capacitor based speed regulators have.

    • Surya Gidugu

      Thanks a lot.. I really your inputs and its great to have someone to advise and confirm one’s ideas.. You guys are doing a fantastic job!!..

      I’ll try and contribute as well.. Since am 99.99% gonna buy superfans now, in one years time you will have my 1 yr experience with it ..

      Cheers!!

  • Manish

    Hi Abhishek,
    Thanks for the valuable info you have been sharing. Appreciate it.
    I am looking to buy a fan, and have been having a tough time in finalizing. I want your opinion about Havells brand, probably I missed your opinion on those, can you please point it or throw some light on Havells. I’m looking at Havells Fusion. From what I’ve been seeing, looks like their power consumption is around 70W. Please share your insight about Havells.

    Thanks again,
    Manish

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Manish,

      Havells Fusion 50 or ES50 is a good fan. It consumes only 50 Watts of electricity and delivers 220-225 CMM of air which is quite decent. You can certainly go for it.

  • Sahil Jain

    Hi Abhishek
    Firstly Thanks for all the valuable information on different electric equipments…
    I have couple of questions regarding fans….I read an article here…where in superfans were compared to BBE star and regular fans….so my question is since it consumes 35w same as CG maximus….so how is Superfan X1 better to CG Maximus
    Second i m about to shift in a new flat….my room sizes vary between 180-200 sq ft….should we go for 1200mm or 1400mm
    Lastly their isn’t any info on exhaust fans….can u throw some light on it

    Thanks..
    Keep spreading info

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hi Sahil,

      The problem with CG Maximus is that we have not seen it in market yet. They have got it registered with BEE since some time but they have not brought it in market yet. For 200 sq ft room 1400 mm fan would be better and if it is more rectangular than squarish then it will be better to go for 2 fans.

      Exhaust fans are not rated by BEE yet so there is not much engineering happening on the same. Most exhaust fans are regular 50-75 watts fans. And also manufacturers do not provide data to do a comparison.

  • parkash

    Hi Abhishek,

    Can you help i letting me know if our room requires 1 48in fan or1 56 in will do… room is 13ft x 10ft x 9ft..I am either looking for super fan or BEE 5 star as we live in delhi and us eit for 6 months average 10 / 12 hrs a day during that period

    • Bijli Bachao Team

      Hello Mr Parkash,

      Both 1200 mm sweep and 1400 mm sweep fan can fit in your room. However 1200 mm sweep fan would be good enough for a 13x10x9 room. Would suggest you to go for SuperFan.

  • Sabharatnam

    Hello Abhishek,
    First of all thanks for letting me know about a Fan Brand Superfan. All fans I have bought so far are from CG only.
    Anyway My bedroom is 12 feet x 12 feet. The current CG fan is 1200mm and is not throwing enough air. I am planning to change. And I have serious interest in superfans. Also In case i buy I plan to buy directly from their website. Can you suggest me if I need to go for the 1200mm fan or 1400mm fan.
    Thanks
    Sabha

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      You can go for Superfan Super V1 model which is 1400 mm sweep and 38 Watt power consumption. It has the same amount of air delivery at speed of 4 that a 1200 mm sweep fan gives at speed of 5.

    • Sabharatnam

      Thanks for your quick reply. Got the fan after ordering it On Line. It is running better than my old fan. Have to see how it performs on the long run.

    • Hari Prasad

      Hi Sabharatnam, Just wanted to check the feedback on the superfan performance so far.

  • Durai Sivasamy

    My cabin size is 6’x10′ (six feet x 10 feet) and office reception room size is 10’x10′ (ten feet x ten feet). Please refer me suitable size & brands of ceiling fans. Thank you.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Mr Sivasamy,
      For your Cabin (6*10) you can go for a 1200mm fan. And for your office (10*10) you can go for 1400mm fan. You can buy superfan (www.superfan.in) it will be highly energy efficient.

  • Sivakumaran

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for this useful article. After reading your post i have decided to go with energy efficient fans [BEE rating 5). Can you please help me in selecting the right one,

    Hall – 12 x 20 – Planning to put two ceiling fan. Havells Fusion 50 (Rs. 2300, dealer quoting price, is reasonable?) is in my mind as it satisfies with look and rating but when i go thru the reviews, this fan will have issues with air delivery. I am planning to put a corner sofa, fitting this fan will give air flow to the corners? I am right now using Crompton HS Decora which i am facing issue of getting air circulation to the corners. Please suggest.

    Master Bedroom – 12.5 x 12.5 – Orient Energy Star/Orient Summer Crown – Reviews are bad on after sales service and some are pointing poor build quality.

    Guest Bedroom – 11 x 11.5 – Crompton HS Plus

    Please suggest your valuable input on this.

    Thanks
    Sivakumaran

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Sivakumaran,

      Standard fans have about 230 CMM air delivery. In fact I have also seen 75 watt fans that have 208-210 CMM air delivery. Havells Fusion 50 has air delivery of 225 which is not bad at all. As I personally own one, I can say that I do not feel much difference. It is a great fan. For a 12×20 room you will have to put two ceiling fans to cover the whole area. Also if you have issues with delivery air to the corners, I would recommend going for a fan with 1400 mm sweep rather than 1200 mm sweep. Because 1200 mm sweep fan can cover only a certain area.

      The brand names that you have listed are top brands. We do not have feedback on individual models, but all I can say is that air delivery of 220+ is good.

  • alok sureka

    Abhishek-I plan to buy Usha technix for its low wattage but I get views that with such poor wattage the motor will not be powerful enough to deliver sufficient air and will tend to conk off.Technically this is then true of all low wattage fans.Please clarify.

    • prasad mayya

      i dont recomend usha fans for two reasons ….1. inconsistent power consumption ( we have 3 usha fans bought in june 2012 …..when i checked power consumption, 50w,65w,85w…… 2. low quality painting …. within one year, fans look odd …..we have another cromption greeves 3 fans …. not found above two complaints…
      last month i bought 3 cromtingreeves fans — high speed plus — rated 53w – 210CMM….. but i didnt find any noticable less air flow ….. so i strongly recomend CG HS plus as of now

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Alok,

      Along with wattage you should look at Air Delivery of the fan. A regular fan gives 230 CMM (Cubic Meter per min) or air. Any fan giving closer to that (I would say 220 CMM and above) at low wattage is a good fan. And it is not right that low wattage fans do not deliver or can conk off. Fan can run at low wattages (which is what a regulator does …reduce voltage and in turn wattage). And there are many good fans that are low wattage fans.

  • Sunil Chaudhari

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am planning to buy superfan Model Super X1. Should I buy Superfan or BEE standard fan? Please advise.

    Regards,
    Sunil Chaudhari

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Chaudhari,

      Personally if you ask me, Superfan has been working great for me for last 1 year. It provides great savings and the air delivery is fantastic. They may not have large service network as it is a new product/company, but they do provide support on phone. I had issue with one fan which they were not able to resolve and they immediately replaced it. So they try to cover the limitations of their service network by providing prompt service remotely. If you have a Super Fan dealer in your city then it would be far better. But even then it has been good for me. So you can decide accordingly.

  • John

    Crompton Greaves- MAXIMUS model with 35 W is not listed in Crompton Greaves’s website. Please let me know where I can buy this from?

    • Abhishek Jain

      We have also been trying to search for this. The company has not responded to our emails. But it continues to be on BEE’s list of ceiling fans.

  • hariprasad

    is orient 48 w or crompton 53 watt better , orient seems to be more appealing design wise and blade wide being more superior , not seen crompton

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Hariprasad,
      Both Orient and Crompton are good brands. Between the two Orient 48w would be more energy efficient so we would recommend that.

  • prasad mayya

    i have tested power consumption yesterday….. when i switch on 1 fan(CG HS plus ), meter shown 198.5V, 0.21A…… when i switch on 3 fans 198.5V, 063A….. when i tested with one remi fan — 198.5v , 0.3A…..

  • Kuljeet Singh

    Out of the above mentioned brands which is brand is the better one?

  • SACHIN U.G

    Hello,
    I want to buy fans..How about SUPERFANS (model v1/v7)and the company support and customer support…????

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Sachin,

      Superfan is a good product. I am personally using it since some time. However it is a new company. They do not have a large service network. But they do provide service on phone/email and in case there are things that they are not able to solve, they do replace the fans/remote with new one.

  • prasad mayya

    i have totally purchased 3 CG HS PLUS fans ….. i am extremely satisfied …..

  • vishal

    If possible can you please the list of Fans for the other size as well…thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Sure we would do that in future.

  • prasad mayya

    i bought crompton greeves high speed plus last week (53w ) …… good air flow …. ordered for 2 more fans today …..

    • manu

      Dear Prasad, how much did you pay ? May I know is there any good site with a discount. Did you get thru amazon ?

    • prasad mayya

      ebay…. price is 1999Rs…. got discount ….. so 1800Rs

    • manu

      cool…tnx a lot for the info…:)

    • prasad mayya

      if your order is above 5k, coupon is homeapps10…… otherwise ebayactv21 or ebayactv16 etc …… but you may get personalized coupons into your mail id ……

    • manu

      but prasad, these are using 53 W. I beleive this is not a 5 star rated fan, is it ? Please advise.

    • prasad mayya

      stated as 53w….. but when i checked, it consumes around 0.2A at 200V……i have checked all 3 fans seperately …. i strongly recomend CG HS fans …… (also these are 5 star fans )

  • vibhuti

    I tried to find the Orbit Greens Ceiling fans. The search by the model ‘BL30’ does not get any fans.
    Searching through Orbit Greens, we get the website of this so called super fan. Only website is seen and no physical distribution network has been indicated.
    Even the website’s ‘Buy Online’ is not functional. I wonder what is the fun of this rating ..????

    • Abhishek Jain

      If you want to buy BL30 then you can write to [email protected] Else if you are interested in super efficient fans the I would suggest that you look at superfan.in, it is a really good fan.

  • manu

    hi abhishek,

    I don’t see havells fusion 50 fan in their website. but could see the other 3 model’s given here. Can you please advise which is fusion 50 in this. thanks a lot for your site. I loved it.

    http://www.havells.com/Product.aspx?s=252

    Thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      ES 50 Premium looks the best amongst the 3. But the difference between the three is minimal.

    • manu

      Hi Abhishek, Can you please advise on the Bajaj Excel Star Ceiling Fan. Its a 5 star rated, 1200mm ; 340 RPM and 210 CMM. Is it a good choice considering their brand ,effieciency and start rating ? Its a 5 start fan and may i know why is this not in your list. Dont you advise bajaj. Please update. thank you.

    • manu

      Also please comment on Bajaj ELECTRA 50 (ISI & 5 star) Ceiling Fan
      SKU: 250524. Appreciate your advise. This is a 5 start fan as well. What are your views ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Manu,
      Bajaj ELECTRA 50 (ISI & 5 star) Ceiling Fan SKU: 250524. Has a wattage of 52W and a CMM of 210. So it will deliver much less air compared to a regular fan of (225-230 CMM).

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Manu,
      The air delivery of Bajaj Excel Star Ceiling Fan is 210 CMM. Which is much lesser compared to a regular ceiling fan (230CMM). A fan with 220 or 225 CMM would deliver more air compared to a 210 CMM. The list is based on the ratio of power consumption with air delivery ratio and Bajaj Excel Star Ceiling Fan has lower ratio compared to other fans.

    • manu

      does 10-15 mm make THAT difference ? I mean its just mm right ? I am not sure, just asking. Tnx for the reply :)

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Manu,
      Its not mm it is CMM (Cubic metre/minute).

  • samir

    I was keen to buy orbit green fans to try,but found that the marketing is poor and their claim of 30 w power consumption though impressive,needs validation,finally bought orient summer crown on your advice

  • Gul

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for starting this blog and sharing some valuable information. I have been following this page for sometime now. I see you have added Orbit Greens at No. 1 in terms of least power consumption. I would like to know your review on this fan and the cost of the fan. i checked their website but no where found the cost of the fan. Thanks in advance.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      Orbit Greens is a latest addition on BEE’s list. The company got it certified recently. We have not tested it so I cannot comment on its quality right now. Also we have not yet received the cost information for the same. I will forward you the technical details that we have received from the company on your email.

  • prasad mayya

    just ordered for crompton greeves high speed plus fan ….. 1699Rs ( 2000Rs – 300Rs discount )

    • chinna

      hi…can you tell me from where you ordered that fan…i am planning to buy it but its cost is 2k on ebay

    • prasad mayya

      i ordered through ebay ….. cost is 2k ….. but applied coupon code (oxigen2015) …… so got 300Rs discount ….arrived at bluedart office only….

    • chinna

      hi..thanks for the quick reply
      the coupon seems to have expired…i used another 7% OFF coupon and got a 140 rupee discount though
      is this the exact item(and seller) which you ordered?
      http://www.ebay.in/itm/Crompton-BEE-5-Star-Power-Saver-Ceiling-Fan-HS-Plus-White-1200-MM-48-/271287055303

    • manu

      Is it a good fan china ? is it better than usha ? Please advice about warranty and other details. thank you

  • gopi

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for the quick response. I see in havells website air delivery rate is 220. Is it correct? I was planning to buy some energy efficient fans to my house. Could you pls let me know which fan will go other than havells brand? Any suggestions pls

    • Abhishek Jain

      That is right. Based on my personal experience, Havells BEE 5 star rated fans are quite good. You can go for them.

    • manu

      Abhishek,

      Thanks for the review on Havells fan’s. But I have seen few reviews on mouthshut asking not to buy Havells fans, because of their poor performance. Your advise please. Appreciate it.

      Thank you

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can also look at crompton greeves high speed plus. We got some positive feedback for it.

    • manu

      Thanks a lot for the reply and advise, Abhishek. I really like your site. I dint know that there are so many varieties and so much analysis for these things ….which we use daily, …. we can save money as well as our earth. Its really a good job helping so many people enlightening with these minor things which will have a huge impact on our earth. Appreciate your idea.

    • Abhishek Jain

      I am glad that you liked the website and found it useful.

    • manu

      Abhishek,

      Thanks for the review on Havells fan’s. But I have seen few reviews on mouthshut asking not to buy Havells fans, because of their poor performance. Your advise please. Appreciate it.

      http://www.mouthshut.com/review/Havells-Fusion-50-review-uqotuunsls

      Thank you

    • Abhishek Jain

      I personally use Havells ES 5 Star fan and I am happy with it. Air delivery is slightly less but not bad at all. But it saves a lot of electricity.

    • manu

      abhishek, when I went to the shop to buy Havels ES 5 star fan, the dealer scared me that 5 star rating fans will have that humming noise and he said, he is not going to exchange if I still buy it inspite of his warning. he said he received many complaints and advised not to buy fusion havels 5 star fan. Please advise which one should I buy . I need 4 fans for my new apt. Do you have any other advise. Appreciate it.

      thank you.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Manu,

      I personally have a Havells ES 5 star rated ceiling fan and it does not have any humming noise. In my house I have superfan for the fans that are highly used and ES 5 star for lesser used fans. And both are working great. In fact I have ES 5 star since last 3 years now. I cannot say anything more than that because I am not sure what the shopkeeper is selling.

  • gopi

    Is Havells fusion-50 is not the best fan. As I see it was not mentioned in the list

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Gopi,

      Havells Fusion 50 is a great fan. It just happens to be that its Service Delivery ratio (Air Delivery/Watt) is just slightly lower than the fans mentioned above that it did not come in top 10 as per BEE’s list.

  • Maninder Singh

    An important parameter, pressure differential across the fan, has not been considered. The higher flow per watt could be due to lower differential pressure and hence lower reach or throw.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Thanks for the suggestion Mr Singh. Will surely send your suggestion to Bureau of Energy Efficiency to consider in their future star rating programs for ceiling fans.

  • Vijay

    Hello Abhishek,

    Wonderful blog. Thank you.

    Curious to know your experience with the fans with lights. Please share some thoughts on the effect of fan usage and life of the bulbs. Also, appreciate if you can please recommend a good and economical option for a fan with lights.

    Thanks in advance for the reply.

    Best Regards,
    Vijay

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Vijay,

      Fans with light are rare in India. The market for the same is not big and thus number of such fans available in market are less. And on top of that very few are energy efficient. The efficient ones with light that are available are very expensive (typical Usha hunter fans cost about 18-20 K a piece but they are not energy efficient while energy efficient from a company like Luxaire (www.luxaire.in) would cost as much as 50-80K per fan). But none of them are economical options. Almost all brands (Havells, Usha Crompton Greaves, etc) have underlight fans. But they would cost anywhere starting from Rs 6000+.

  • I M Virani

    Mr. Abhishek
    I have decided to purchase Usha Ex3 model ceiling fan. What are your comments on it? Would you like to suggest other alternatives?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      The Usha EX3 models have great looks but 1) They are not at all energy saving 2) They are very expensive and the price is all for looks and not for efficiency. This fan consumes 75 watts of power for 235 CMM of air delivery. A superfan would cost the same and would give 230 CMM of air delivery in 35 watts. Even these models will give good air delivery (of about 220 CMM) and consume just 45-50 watts for the same:

      Havells Fusion-50 or ES 5 star
      Orient SUMMER CROWN or Energy Star
      Usha TECHNIX FLAIR
      Crompton Greves HS PLUS

      If your primary criterion is looks then the EX3 model is good. But if you want to save some electricity as well. Then I say go for any of the models I mentioned above.

  • Madhu

    Hi Abhishek,

    Kindly help me with your suggestion, i stay in the top floor of an apartment. room sizes are 12*10, 15*12, 12*10. which fans will suit with good airflow and energy efficiency.

    • Abhishek Jain

      How much will be your usage of these fans in hours per day? Also which city/state are you in and how much is your typical electricity bill amount?

    • Madhu K

      thanks for your quick reply.I stay in Bangalore, usage will be about 12 hrs /day for bedroom and 5-6 hrs for other rooms. totally need 4 fans. 2 for bedroom and 2 for livings and dining.this is for my new house, average bill per month is about 600/700 Rs. Super fans are not available locally, kindly suggest me from other reputed brands.thanks

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      Your electricity bills are too low to justify high cost of superfans. I do not thing they will be able to pay back soon. However if you want to save some electricity then you can look at these fans:

      Havells Fusion-50 or ES 5 star
      Orient SUMMER CROWN or Energy Star
      Usha TECHNIX FLAIR
      Crompton Greves HS PLUS

      These should work well for Bangalore’s climatic conditions.

  • Manik Ahluwalia

    Hi Abhishek,

    Can you help i letting me know if our room requires 2 48in fan for 1 56 in will do… One room is 17ft x 12ft x 8 ft.. another is 16ft x 10ft x 8 ft. I am either looking for super fan or BEE 5 star as we live in delhi and us eit for 6 months average 10 / 12 hrs a day during that period

    Manik

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr Ahluwalia,

      2 48 inch fans will be better if you want to cover all the parts of the room. 1 56 inch will not be able to cover the whole area. Superfan will be better for high usage.

  • sharmadurai

    Dr sir i have not only invantad siling fan with power saving resantly invant all tipes of motor in to power saving in difrent uses like air condisnar motors /comprasor/ wasing macine motors /and for athor use 40%30% power saving

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Mr sharmadurai,

      There is not much that I can help you in this. You will have to contact a ceiling fan manufacturer or a motor manufacturer for the same.

  • sharmadurai

    Dr sir i have invant 30 watts siling fan 1200 mm with maximum air delivari ac power fan i have patand this teknoloy invansan in india next what to do?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      You have two options: 1) Start manufacturing, marketing and selling it yourself 2) Sell the patent to a company like Crompton Greves, Havells, Usha, etc.

  • MRP

    Please post top 10 Smart/3D Television in India

    Please share your view about VU 55″ 4K Television

    Thanks

  • Ravi K

    Hi Abhishek,

    I brought a 3 BHK flat recently in Whitefield ,Bangalore (Karnataka) and planing to buy 5 Ceiling Fan, 1 Kitchen Exhaust fan, 2 Bathroom Exhaust fans ,5 Tube Lights ,2 Gysers and some LED/CFL for balcony.I am very much concerned about the power consumption,As unit per rate is on the higher side in Bangalore .Could you please suggest some quite enery efficient appliances as per my need.

    Thankyou.

    Ravi K

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Ravi,

      You should go for SuperFan ceiling fans and T5 tubelights and BEE 5 star rated geysers with external adjustable thermostat. These will ensure that your electricity bills are optimized. Usage of light in balcony will be less and thus I would suggest going for CFL. For exhausts there is no efficient technology available yet, so you can go for any one of them.

    • Ravi K

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thanks for your help.Could you please suggest some alternative for super fans. It seems it will be bit difficult to get the dealers of this in nearby places.Also please provide the model details of Superfans or others.Thanks.

      Ravi

    • Abhishek Jain

      You can go for:

      Havells Fusion 50
      Crompton HS PLUS
      Orient SUMMER CROWN
      or Usha TECHNIX FLAIR

      These will save energy as well as give good air delivery.

  • Krishna Kumar

    Hi Abhishek,

    Thanks for your excellent article. I was wondering if you are aware of any “flush mounted” or hugger ceiling fans in India suitable for relatively low ceilings.

    Thanks
    Krishna Kumar

    • Abhishek Jain

      Are you looking for something like Usha Hunter ceiling fan? Or say something like Luxaire (http://www.luxaire.in/).

  • DGM WCR

    The model X7 is not available on superfan.in. The models available are A1, A1 Gold, V1 and X1. Can you please compare them and also update your list of top 10 ceiling fans accordingly ?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello,

      A1 has lower air delivery of 220. X1 and X7 are similar models with 1200 mm sweep, one with remote and one without with other tech specs remaining same. V1 and V7 are also similar models with 1400 mm sweep, again one with remote and one without with other tech specs remaining same.

  • bala

    Hi sir,
    I am planning to buy orient energy star fans(2 no) and going to install it in my hall. Will it give good airflow and help me whether I choosed right fan or pls provide your suggesstion

    Regards,
    bala

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Bala,

      Orient Energy Star has air delivery of 220 which is quite decent. Unless you are used to high speeds of regular fan, you will not feel much of a difference with this fan. It is a bit slow than regular fan (regular fans have air delivery of 230), but not very slow.

  • Abbas Travadi

    Hello Abhishek!

    Can you please guide me, which brand of High Speed Ceiling Fan (600 OR 750 mm blade size) should I choose, that consumes low power, works efficiently, is economical and is not too noisy.?

    Thanks.
    Abbas
    Rajkot. Gujarat.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Abbas,

      We do not have data for noise. But from efficiency point of view, Havells Fusion and Velocity are quite efficient. Similarly Crompton BRIZAIR is also efficient. But as there is no BEE star rating for such size, there are no super efficient or BEE 5 star rated his speed fans.

  • Saif

    Hi Abhishek ,

    Please help me

    I am looking for a fan which will give a good air delivery… not only to the center also to the corners
    my budget is around Rs 2500. I am from Kerala. and what are the regular size of the fans please tell me in inches.

    If you could give me a answer soon it will be a great help.

    Thank you,
    Saif

    Nice information you are sharing

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello Saif,

      What size if your room? If the room is big you can look at 1400 mm sweep fans instead of 1200 mm sweep. Regular size is 1200 mm sweep. Also there is no BEE star rating for 1400 mm sweep fans, so likelihood of getting efficient fan in 1400 mm sweep is less.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  • Srini

    .I am getting irritating about remote operation for my A1 superfan model
    Button 1 and 2 working fine but from button 3 onwords it irritating me fan is off and restarting continuously.Please give fix this issue

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hello,

      I would suggest loging a complaint with Superfan. They should be able to fix it or replace it will a better piece.

  • Rahul Sati

    Thankyou so much for sharing this information..

  • Mukesh Jadly

    Dear All,
    I am a proud owner of Super Fan, I sincerely thanks your website for doing a wonderful job, by shifting to this appliance I am supporting the company which is relatively small but has a innovative technology which will help our planet by saving on energy consumption, the amount saved is tiny but if all of us shift to a better energy saving appliance than we will make a difference.

    • Abhishek Jain

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. In fact if the usage of fan is good the amount saved is not tiny. A regular ceiling fan consumes 75 watts at speed of 5. Which means if your fan runs for 13 hours a day, it would consume 1 unit of electricity. A superfan in comparison would consume about 0.45 units saving 0.5 units per day! In 30 days that is 15 units of electricity. In most places in India the tariff is more than Rs 5 a unit and in Mumbai it is almost Rs 10-12 a unit. Which means saving of Rs 75-150 per fan per month is achievable. If one is in Mumbai and buys a fan of Rs 3000, the whole fan will payback in 20 months (all of Rs 3000). And the company is giving a warranty of 5 years!! Even at Rs 5 a unit, the payback is in 40 months (of complete replacement of old fan). And in case you are setting up your new place, your additional cost of buying superfan is just Rs 1500, which means the payback is much less (10 months in mumbai and 20 months or less at any other place).

    • Rajesh Calicut

      I am reconsidering my option on this ceiling fan. I feel, they are practical looting interested customers. The price is as high as Rs.3000 and there is no proper service and outlets available. I was going through your list and I went to shop last day, and I was about to chose USHA Technix. But the shop owner said that also has price little high, and more over the air current was reported by them to be not good. Finally I went with Rs.1400 USHA Atom Fan(which has ISI mark) rated at 50W.

    • Abhishek Jain

      There are several factors that drive the pricing of any product. And one of the most important of them is economy of scale. When you produce lakhs of quantity of same product the cost of producing one of them is much less. However Superfan is a new product started by a company that is quite innovative but is entering the consumer durables business for the first time. They do not have large scale production setup, nor do they have large scale distribution network. They are not as big as Havells or CG that the people will easily buy it (as you did not buy it), and thus the distributors ask for more money to sell the product as they have to work more to sell it. You may not believe them, but those who do will surely support them as they have a good product. Also on top of it they are giving 5 years warranty. I personally bought 4 fans and one of them got defect and they initially tried to help me solve the problem on phone, but when it did not get resolved, they readily replaced it. All of this involves a lot of cost and that is the challenge of starting a new company with a new product. Even at Rs 3000 price at places like mumbai where electricity tariff is Rs 10 per unit, the savings help recover the cost in less than a year in many houses. So it truly depends. Some people will be early adopters, they will try the fan and if they will like it they will buy more. Once the adoption increases the technology will become cheaper as it will reach scale.

  • Jeevanand Rajendran

    Thank you Abhishek. Does changing my fan to Super Fan will solve my issue all-together?

    • Abhishek Jain

      It certainly will. Because you will not need a regulator with it.

  • Jeevanand Rajendran

    Abhishek,

    You are articles are excellent with lots of inputs. I have a CC fan at my house, the problem i face is when i keep the regulator at 4 the speed is too much and if i keep it at 3 the speed is too slow. I keep changing the regulators often and it works for couple of months and then i will end up with same problem. I even changed capacitor. Should I change the fan?

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Jeevanand,

      This is a problem with electronic regulators that the capacitors fail frequently. This is not a problem with the fan. There is no need to change the fan. Electronic regulators save electricity but this problem has to be managed with.

  • Srini

    i have order online super A1 fan which is having remote one is this fan is okay .Please let u sknow ur comment on this

    • Abhishek Jain

      A1 is good and quite. However X1 would have been better as it has higher air delivery.

  • Gagan Grover

    Waiting for my doubt.
    Lot of thanks in advance.

    • Abhishek Jain

      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.”

  • Gagan Grover

    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

      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.

  • santosh

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

    • Abhishek Jain

      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.

  • Pinky

    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.

    • Yash Agrawal

      it’s always c.g. which is best . and model aura wiof c.g. will be most convinient

  • Jose

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

    • Abhishek Jain

      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.

  • sunny khanna

    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

      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

  • Naren

    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.

    Naren

    • Abhishek Jain

      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.

    • prasad mayya

      what is brightness of led tubelights when compared to tubelights (T5/T8/T12) ??

    • Abhishek Jain

      A 20-22 W LED tubelight should give almost the same brightness as T5/T8/T12.

  • Kusuma Suresh

    Hi Abhishek,

    Waiting for your reply,

    • Abhishek Jain

      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

      Hi Abhishek,

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

    • Abhishek Jain

      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

  • kusuma suresh

    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

      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

    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.

    Thanks
    Kusuma Suresh

  • sunny khanna

    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

    regards
    sunny khanna

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi,

      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

      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

      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.

  • shk

    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 .

    • Abhishek Jain

      HAVELLS Fusion-50 is better as its air delivery is 225 CMM.

  • shk

    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 .
    http://www.havells.com/product.aspx?s=18

    HAVELLS ES-50 5 Star
    50 w
    210 cu m/min
    ============
    HAVELLS ES-50 PREMIUM
    50 w
    210 cu m/min
    ==========
    HAVELLS Fusion-50
    50w
    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 .

    • Abhishek Jain

      You should go for Havells Fusion-50 as it has the best air delivery. 210 CMM will feel less.

  • sunny khanna

    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

      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.

  • sunny khanna

    i thought i left a question, i new to blogging

  • sunny khanna

    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

      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?

  • Parag

    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.

  • Parag

    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

      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.

  • Parag

    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

      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.

  • rajesh

    comparison of various air coolers on BEE star rating

    • Abhishek Jain

      Air Coolers are not rated by BEE yet.

  • Rajesh saha

    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

      Hi Rajesh,

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

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  • krishna

    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

    • Abhishek Jain

      Hi Krishna,

      It should not be a problem to use Bajaj regulator with CG fan.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  • Jayakar

    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

    • Abhishek Jain

      Thanks a lot for the suggestions. We will surely try to incorporate them.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  • Abhinaba

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

  • Abhinaba

    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

      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.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  • tushar

    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

      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.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  • binu

    thx for reply and info…

  • binu

    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

      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.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  • Poornendu

    Hi,

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

    • Abhishek Jain

      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.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  • SAIRAM NARAYAN

    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

      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.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

  • Sujit Katyal

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

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    Great tips.nice post..

  • electrical repair rochester

    thanks for the informative post..

    • Sanjay

      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 https://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

      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: https://www.bijlibachao.com/fans/super-efficient-fans-in-india-a-result-of-seep-super-efficient-equipment-programme.html.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Abhishek

    • Prashanth Prabhu

      Hi All,

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

    • Moinak Bera

      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

      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.

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