Did you know the first fan introduced to mankind was a manual fan?
Well, that’s true. When fans were first introduced, they were those handheld fans that one had to operate manually. The origin of these fans can be dated back to as early as around 3000 BC.
The first electric fan came much later in the 19th century. While the introduction of electric fans did bring a respite from the manual fans, the electric fans still had one major downside. They had to be controlled from the switchboard which meant every time one wanted to vary the speed or turn on/off a fan, they had no choice but to walk to the switchboard. And though this might not be a big deal for some, there are many who wished they could control their fans with a remote or any other device without having to move from their place.
And that’s how smart ceiling fans came into existence. If we were to differentiate between smart fans and regular fans the major differentiating factor between the two is the way, they are controlled. But before we delve deeper into that let us find out what makes a fan ‘smart’.
What makes a ceiling fan ‘Smart’?
Have you heard of IoT – the Internet of Things? In case you don’t, we will try to explain it in the easiest way possible. The Internet of Things (or IoT) refers to the network of IoT-enabled devices that are connected to one or more controlling devices via the internet. For example, a smart ceiling fan is an IoT-enabled device that can be controlled with the help of a controlling device like a smartphone or a virtual voice assistant like Alexa.
Smart Ways to Control a Smart Fan
A smart fan can be controlled using one or more of the following options.
With a smartphone: Ceiling fan brands like Luminous India allow users to download a smart app on their smartphone. The smart app gives users the option to turn on/ turn off the fan. It also lets them vary the speed of the fan using a 5-step speed dialer that’s available on the app.
With a virtual voice assistant: Smart ceiling fans can also be used via a virtual voice control assistant like Alexa. All one needs to do is set voice commands to control the fans without having to move from their place.
With an IR remote: An IR remote is not connected to the internet and so you may find this option in some regular fans too. But most smart fans come with an IR remote controller that brings convenience to the fingertips of their customers.
What are the other differences between smart fans and traditional electric fans?
Smart fans are not only equipped with the latest technology, but they are also more energy-efficient and are available in a wide range of color and design options. Let’s read about them in detail.
They are more energy-efficient
Smart fans are designed using the latest technology that ensures these fans don’t consume the same amount of energy as a traditional ceiling fan. Smart ceiling fans from reputable brands like Luminous India come with a BEE Rating which means they consume around 40 to 50% less energy as compared to a regular ceiling fan.
They are aesthetically designed
Smart fans are available in a wide range of design and color options. You can choose a style that complements your home’s decor. The Audie by Luminous India, for instance, is one beautiful fan with a new-age design and in an elegant Mirage White color. The fan is designed to complement almost any decor that one can think of.
They offer superior performance
Unlike traditional fans that didn’t pay much attention to the fan blades and other aspects of a ceiling fan that affect its performance, the smart fans come with aerodynamically designed fan blades and with high-speed motors that ensure higher air delivery and better heat dissipation. Also, smart fans are easier to maintain. For instance, the Audie comes with a dust repellent coating that makes it easy to clean and maintain.
If you haven’t switched to a smart fan because you are confused between the countless number of smart fan options available on the market, we recommend that you buy Luminous India’s Audie smart fan. It is one of the bestselling smart fans in India and is available at a reasonable price. The best thing is that it is manufactured by Luminous India, one of the most trusted names in the home electrical space.