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  • How to get the most from your ceiling fan


    If you’re energy savvy, and have a fan that has reversible mode you’ve probably been using your ceiling fan all through winter to save on heating costs. Great idea, but now that summer’s in full swing, it’s important to maintain that energy efficiency by making sure your ceiling fan is running in the right direction.

    So which way is which? To check that you’re using your ceiling fan correctly, turn it on to low speed and look up at the blades. If they’re moving counter-clockwise, your fan is still set in winter mode. This circulates warm air rising towards the ceiling back down and around the room.

    For summer use, make sure you’re NOT on reverse mode and check to see that the blades are now moving clockwise when you’re looking up at them. Running the ceiling fan on high speed in this mode creates a downward column of air that makes you feel degrees cooler. And the gentle breeze gives your room a relaxed, resort-like feel – perfect for a long, hot summer.

    And while you’re getting your ceiling fans summer ready, don’t forget to dust the blades!

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  • Ceiling Fans - How this energy efficient solution helps you

    Artemis Ceiling Fan

    With power costs going through the roof, it’s no wonder some of us are limiting the use of energy-hungry air conditioners, choosing instead to sweat it out during those long hot days and steamy nights. That’s why ceiling fans are fast becoming the must-have accessory for every home – if not every room.

    Just check out these amazing fan facts. The breeze from a ceiling fan can make you feel degrees cooler*, while using the same amount of power as a 60 watt light globe. That equates to a running cost of less than 3c an hour*. Compare that to your average air conditioner, which uses 15 - 60 times* the amount of electricity, and you can see why a ceiling fan is such a great energy-efficient option.

    Even better, on those really hot days when you need air conditioning, you can reduce its running cost by up 40%* if you use it in conjunction with a ceiling fan.

    Beacon Lighting has Australia’s biggest range of ceiling fans, and here’s 6 of our favourites.

    For energy efficiency

    You can’t go past a fan with a DC motor, which uses 40% less electricity than standard ceiling fans.

    Check out our Airfusion Climate, a sleekly styled fan available in White, Brushed Chrome and Antique Brass, with 6-speed remote control. (Also compatible with a fan light).

    Climate 52 Ceiling Fan

    The Woody fan is considered one of the most energy efficient on the market today, and is suitable for indoor, outdoor and coastal areas (fan must be fully undercover). Available in 132cm or 152cm in White or Brushed Chrome with ash wood blades, this distinctive fan includes a 6-speed remote.

    Woody Ceiling Fan

    For great value

    The Airfusion Airlie boasts a real value-for-money price, while still delivering great energy efficiency and style. Available with or without an energy efficient light, you can choose White, Brushed Chrome or Antique Brass in 122cm or 132cm. Remote compatible (sold separately).

    Airfusion Airlie

    For lovers of all things LED

    LED is one of the most efficient light sources on the planet, so when it’s combined with the energy efficiency of a ceiling fan, you know you’re onto a winner.

    Our Futura Eco LED fan with 17W LED (1100 lumen, warm white) light is brand new to the market, and is suitable for use in indoor and alfresco areas. Stylish design in White or Silver, choose from 122cm or 132cm. Remote control included.

    The Altitude Eco LED fan with powerful 17W LED light (1150 lumens, warm white). Available in White or Brushed Aluminium in 132cm or 122cm. 3-speed wall control, remote compatible (sold separately).


    The Bordono fan with LED compatible light operates by a pull cord system, eliminating the need to run extra wiring or use a remote. Indoor use only, available in Black, Silver or White.

    Bordono Ceiling Fan

    Click here to shop Beacon’s huge range of fans.

    *The calculation of costs and savings are approximate only and may vary according to the size of the fan.

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