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Ceiling fans keep you cooler in summer and warmer in winter using about as much power as a 60 watt light bulb, which costs only 2-3c per hour to run.* Choose a
fan with a DC motor, which uses 70% less energy than standard AC fans, and you’ll reduce running costs to as little as 1c per hour.
Ceiling Fans in Summer
While a ceiling fan does not necessarily lower the temperature, it does make the room feel cooler by providing a circulatory breeze. Effective circulation can make you feel up to 8 degrees cooler, and reduce air conditioning bills by up to 40%.*
Ceiling Fans in Winter
In the winter months, you should run your ceiling fan in the reverse mode. This pushes warm air up against the ceiling and then down the walls, gently re-circulating
warm air through the room. This technique has been proven to lower heating costs by as much as 10%.*
*The calculations on costs and savings are approximate only and may vary according to fan size and use of fan.
Size and primary use of the room (ie. family room, bedroom etc)
It’s important to consider the size of the room when selecting a ceiling fan. The larger the room size, the more powerful the fan motor and the length of the blades will need to be to generate enough air movement resulting in a cooling breeze.
Fan Size Recommendations
Large Rooms – Living, family or master bedrooms need a fan with a blade size of 132cm or larger to generate enough air flow. A small fan in a large room can make a space look unbalanced whereas a large fan can look overpowering in a small room.
Medium to Small rooms – For kitchens, dining rooms or kids bedrooms and offices you should choose a fan with a blade size of 122cm or smaller.
If you have high ceilings above the standard 2.4 meters, you may require an extension rod. All Beacon Lighting ceiling fans come with an optional extension rod, our standard size is 900mm but you can easily cut them to suit your requirements.
Beacon Lighting fans come with a ball canopy fixing method to the ceiling which means fans can be mounted on cathedral ceilings or flat ceilings.
Recommended Installation Height
Any ceiling fan should be at least 2.3 metres from the floor to the blades of the fan and at least 300mm from the nearest wall.
Additional Source of Lighting
If your fan will be replacing the main source of lighting in a room you will need to purchase a fan that has an integrated light fitting. Alternatively most Beacon Lighting fans are light adaptable so you can still retain your light source.
Have the convenience of being able to control the light and action of your fan from a remote control. Most Beacon Lighting fans can be installed with a receiver which means that when installing a fan into an existing light point there is no need to run an extra wire to control the fan, as the remote does everything for you.