A Fan That Earns You Rs.2/per day For 20 Years or A Fan That Pollutes The Environment – What Would You Buy?
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A comparison of BLDC fans with other popular premium ceiling fans in India
Ceiling fans are ubiquitous in India, and their prices generally range from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 10,000. Every year about six crore ceiling fans are sold in India, and about 15% of them are premium fans. In the ceiling fan industry, premium fans are fans that cost more than Rs. 2500.
The only significant difference between economy fans and most premium fans of top brands such as Crompton, Orient, and Havells is the aesthetics. Typically, these premium fans are marketed by boasting some valueless features like higher RPM, Larger motor, Anti-dust, etc. Check this article on why these are all misrepresentations.
Consumers of these premium fans have a valuable option that offers more benefits. This valuable option is a BLDC fan that costs about the same as these regular premium fans but offers remote interface, longer warranty, stable operation, eco-friendly operations, and much more .
BLDC fans consume less than half the power of a regular ceiling fan (and premium fan) while delivering the same airflow and better comfort. The cost of BLDC technology makes these fans cost more than economy fans. The primary USP is the payback of the initial extra cost of electricity bill savings. For a consumer who chooses premium fans, instead of payback, the BLDC fans earn Rs.2 every day in the form of electricity bill savings from day one. These savings would continue for the next 20 years. The personal benefit is complemented with the social benefit of avoiding about 1 kg of CO2 emission every day, leading to a safer future for our children.
Some popular premium fans that are not powered by BLDC motors are listed here, Crompton Aura Prime, Havells Enticer Rose Gold, Havells Zester, Orient Wendy, Bajaj Euro NXG, Usha Elsa, Usha Striker, Khaitan Adore, Candes Breeza, Luminous RIO BELAIR, Luminous Deltoid, V Guard Superflo, and POLYCAB Flux. If you are consumer planning to buy one of these fans, please consider BLDC ceiling fans like Superfan, inventors of BLDC fans in India. Moreover, Crompton, Havells, and Orient have recently released BLDC models on their line up by borrowing or outsourcing the technology. The major caveat in their case is the reliability of their designs in the long run.
Below is a comparison between Superfan Super X1 and popular premium ceiling fans in India:
Choosing a BLDC fan over these regular premium fans is a no-brainer. If you still have reasons NOT to choose BLDC fans, please leave a comment.
1. N. C. Lenin, S. Padmanaban, M. S. Bhaskar, M. Mitolo and E. Hossain, “Ceiling Fan Drives–Past, Present and Future,” in IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 44888-44904, 2021, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3052899.