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Best Ceiling Fans in India in 2022 Review Reviews & Buyer's Guide

By on September 29, 2022 with 344 Comments  

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 Best Ceiling Fans in India by electricity consumption and size.

Best Brands for Ceiling Fans in India

  • Havells
  • Orient
  • Crompton Greaves
  • Usha
  • Bajaj

These are some of the leading brands for ceiling fans in India. Among these brands you will find some good energy efficient ceiling fans. However, BLDC is the latest and most energy efficient technology available in fans and some good brands that offer BLDC fans include: Crompton, Havells, Orient, Superfan and Atomberg.

Best Ceiling Fans in India/Top Energy Efficient Ceiling Fans in India

Here are some handpicked Fans:

  • ATOMBERG RENESA 1200 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan

  • ATOMBERG RENESA 1200 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan
  • The atomberg Renesa 1200 is a high-quality fan that is designed to be super energy efficient. It consumes only 28W of power, which can save you up to Rs 1500 every year on your electricity bill. The fan also features inverter stabilization technology, which ensures that it runs consistently at the same speed even with fluctuating input voltage between 140-285W. Additionally, the Renesa operates at speeds up to 340 RPM and delivers air at the rate of 230 CMM. It also comes with a smart remote that has 3 smart features : boost mode, timer and sleep mode. This allows you to change the speed of the fan at the click of a button, without needing a regulator.

  • ORIENT ELECTRIC APEX FX BROWN 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan

  • ORIENT ELECTRIC APEX FX BROWN 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan
  • The Orient Electric Apex FX Brown fan is a great product. It's super reliable and efficient, with a copper motor. The bottom cover is made from aluminium, which makes it lightweight and easy to install. It also comes in brown and white color options, making it perfect for any home decor. Additionally, the fan is inverter compatible, meaning that it can be used with most standard inverters. Finally, the RPM is 360, providing excellent air delivery.

  • CROMPTON HILL BRIZ DECO 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan

  • CROMPTON HILL BRIZ DECO 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan
  • The Crompton Hill Briz Deco Designer Ceiling Fan is a high-quality product that features a number of superior components. The fan has a 100% copper motor, double ball bearings, and dynamically balanced blades, all of which work together to create a strong cooling effect. Additionally, the fan's powder coated aluminium blades are rust free and offer life long corrosion resistance. Finally, the fan can be mounted either downrod or close to the ceiling with the included mounting kit.

  • ATOMBERG SX-EVRG-96UO 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan

  • ATOMBERG SX-EVRG-96UO 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan
  • The atomberg SX-EVRG-96UO is a high-quality, energy-efficient fan that is perfect for homes and businesses. It features a 5-star energy efficiency rating, consumes only 28W of power (at speed 5), and runs 3 times longer on an inverter battery than an ordinary fan. Additionally, it has INVERTER STABILIZATION TECHNOLOGY which ensures that it operates consistently at the same speed even with fluctuating input voltages between 140-285W. The HIGH SPEED & AIRFLOW of the Renesa is powered by the atomSENSE algorithm and delivers air at the rate of 230 CMM. It also has a SMART REMOTE with 3 smart features - Boost mode, timer, and sleep mode - to provide you with the best experience possible. Change the speed of the fan at the click of a button without needing a regulator!

  • ATOMBERG RENESA+ 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan

  • ATOMBERG RENESA+ 1200 mm sweep Ceiling Fan
  • The atomberg Renesa+ is a high-speed fan that consumes only 28W of power while delivering 220 CMM of air at 340 RPM. The fan is made with a metallic finish that is easy to clean and can be used in living, dining, and bedroom rooms. The smart remote has three features - boost mode, timer, and sleep mode - which provide the best experience. The fan also has an inverter stabilization technology that ensures consistent speed even with fluctuating input voltage.

  • USHA MISTY AIR 400 mm sweep Pedestal Fan

  • USHA MISTY AIR 400 mm sweep Pedestal Fan
  • The USHA Misty Air fan is a great product. It has aerodynamically designed blades for high air delivery with low noise, and a powerful copper motor designed for Indian conditions. It also includes overheat protection, easy assembly, and uniform and jerk free oscillation. The air delivery is 67 cubic meters per minute, it runs on 230 volts, and the power consumption is only 55 watts. Additionally, it has a RPM of 1180 and wattage of 50 watts. Overall, this fan is an excellent choice for anyone looking for quality performance at an affordable price.

  • USHA 121021567R 400 mm sweep Table Fan

  • USHA 121021567R 400 mm sweep Table Fan
  • The USHA 121021567R fan is a high-performance model that comes with aerodynamically designed blades for high air delivery. It's efficient and powerful, with a 100% copper motor designed for Indian conditions that consumes only 55W. The fan also has a wide base and a resettable fuse to protect from thermal overload. It's easy to assemble, with step-by-step instructions included, and it offers uniform and jerk-free oscillation. You can also tilt the air flow as needed using the easy tilting mechanism. The fan runs on 230V AC, 50 Hz voltage and has a speed of 1280 rpm. It's made of plastic and is tabletop mounted. A remote control is included for convenience.

  • HAVELLS SWING 400 mm sweep Wall Fan

  • HAVELLS SWING 400 mm sweep Wall Fan
  • The Havells Swing fan is a beautifully designed fan with an elegant base and 120 ribs to guard it. The oscillation degree is 60? which is good, and the pull cord control for speed and oscillation on-off is a nice feature. The downside is that there is no remote control option, but it does have aerodynamically designed and balanced blades. It has a speed of 1350 RPM and a rated voltage of 230 V. It also has an air delivery of 72 CMM. The mounting type is wall mount, and the finish type is unfinished. The material type is plastic. Overall, this fan seems like a great choice for anyone looking for an affordable wall-mounted fan with some nice features!

  • LUMINOUS VENTO DELUXE 150 mm sweep Exhaust Fan

  • LUMINOUS VENTO DELUXE 150 mm sweep Exhaust Fan
  • The Luminous Vento Deluxe fan is a high-quality product that is perfect for use in kitchens and other spaces that need to be kept cool. The fan has aerodynamically designed blades that ensure a faster speed of rotation, making it an ideal choice for use in AC cabins and conference rooms. Additionally, the fan operates smoothly and quietly, making it ideal for use in residential settings. It also features a stylish design that will complement any space.

If you need more choices, then check some more models below.

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Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

Ceiling fans can be great electricity savers during summer months if your electricity bills are high due to high air conditioning load. There is significant amount of electricity that this small appliance can save and can help you avoid air conditioner. But it is not a magic wand to save electricity. It is very important to have a right kind of ceiling fan installed with its right maintenance and operations. A poorly installed fan of bad quality can waste a lot of electricity.

Ceiling fans do not change space air temperature; instead, they move the air around to change the thermal sensation of the occupants of the room. Fans move the air around the human body or the occupants in the room and the air takes off the heat surrounding the human body. It also helps in evaporation of the sweat which makes a human feel cooler. This makes a human feel 2 to 4 degree centigrade cooler. With very less electricity consumption (or fewer units consumed in electricity bill), a ceiling fan can give good comfort in warm and particularly in humid climates.

The electricity saving and efficiency of a ceiling fan depend a lot on the type of fan selected and proper installation. It is very important to make sure that you read the instructions by the manufacturer before you buy a ceiling fan. There are few things that one needs to check before installing a fan:

1) Size: Ceiling fans come in various sizes from 900 mm to 1400 mm with 1200 mm size being the most common. Below table specifies the ideal size of a fan for various room sizes:

Fan Size (in mm) Room Size (in sq metres)
900 <7
1050 07-10
1200 10-12
1400 12-14
>1400 greater than 14 sq meters or Use 2 or more fans

If the rooms are bigger it is better to install multiple ceiling fans.

2) Blade Pitch: A flat blade just slices through the air and does not assist air movement, so it is important that a blade of a ceiling fan is tilted at least 12 to 15 degrees. The angle assists air movement. It is also important to note that if pitch increases beyond 12-15 degree, the efficiency of motor running the fan decreases thus increasing electricity bills and the airflow not directed towards the intended direction.

3) Technology: Modern BLDC technology is highly energy efficient and can save a lot of electricity. If you have a fan that is used a lot during the day then buying a BLDC fan will be really good. If a fan is not used a lot then going for a regular technology is fine.

4) Comfort, Regulators & Remote Controls: These days you can get ceiling fans that can be operated using remote control or SMART home devices. Electronic regulators can give a lot of problems in operation and thus going for such fans can help you avoid those problems. It is also quite comfortable to operate fans using a remote control.

5) Looks and anti-Dust: If you are looking for a ceiling fan for your living room, then you can get a lot of decorative options in the market. Some of them even have paints that do not catch dust. They are a bit expensive as compared to other options.

BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) launched a star rating scheme for ceiling fans in the year 2006. Till 2019 the star rating was not mandatory for ceiling fans, but in 2020 it will become mandatory for all ceiling fans. Visit our post about BEE star rating to have a better understanding of the star ratings. The rating is given on basis of an indicator called “Service Value” which is the ratio of air delivery (in cu.m/min) to the power input. Greater the service value, higher is the efficiency. We at Bijli Bachao received some feedback that BEE higher star rated ceiling fans do not give good air, so we would like to suggest that one should look at higher service value along with higher air delivery to select appropriate ceiling fan. It is also important to note that the star rating changes every year as technology improves. So a five star rated fan in 2006 may not be as efficient as five star rated fan in 2011, so it is important to note the service value and air delivery as well. Typically inefficient fans are of about 80 watts and efficient ones are of about 45 watts, thus switching to efficient one can save about 45% electricity.

Care should also be taken while installing ceiling fans. It should be installed at least 3.0 meters above the floor and there should be around 9-12 inches space between the blade and the ceiling. In super hot regions where the roof gets really hot, the space should perhaps be more (12–18 inches) or else the fan will push down the hot air. If the space is not proper, the air delivery will not be right. Care should especially be taken when putting ceiling fans on false ceilings. Make sure that there is enough space between the blades and false ceilings. In case the ceilings are very high, extended down rod for mounts should be used.

Ceiling Fan Maintenance Guide

Proper care should also be taken in upkeep of the ceiling fans. Following things should be made sure:

1) Ceiling fans are generally maintenance using sealed bearing.  It is a fit and forgets appliance and one should not bother about any requirement of maintenance except cleaning of the blades and sometimes the canopy gets loose and makes a sound.

2) If the fan is vibrating or is making too much noise then it is likely to be a mounting problem and check for the mounting after removing the canopy. Continued running of the fan in this condition can be unsafe.

3) Never interchange blades of the ceiling fans as the manufacturers ship the product after balancing the blades for right operation. Interchanging blades may reduce the efficiency of the fan and may also result in bobbling.

4) Nowadays electronic regulators are used in which the voltage is varied resulting in the reduced speed of the fan. As per the feedback received from many of our readers, the electronic regulators does not work reliably and of sudden stops varying the speed. Since the cost of the regulator is not very high, one can keep 2-3 regulator spare in his house and get it replaced when such problems are observed. Electronic regulator results in saving of energy at lower speed by around 25% as compared to old rheostatic regulators.

5) Decorative fans have been developed by many manufacturers which are only for decorative purpose and does not have any value except few with anti-rust, anti-dust protective coating etc. which improves the life. The choice of such a fan is based on the taste of the individual.

5) The fan technology is continuously advancing and the latest is the BLDC fan. These fans are also called super-efficient fans and most importantly controls the speed at a various speed very well. Since the cost of the super-efficient fan is on the higher side, one can decide to go for such fans in rooms which are used extensively.

About the Author:
Abhishek Jain is an Alumnus of IIT Bombay with almost 10 years of experience in corporate before starting Bijli Bachao in 2012. His passion for solving problems moved him towards Energy Sector and he is keen to learn about customer behavior towards Energy and find ways to influence the same towards Sustainability. .