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A breath of fresh air

Ceiling fans can add a prominent design statement to any room and serve as an attractive feature as well as a functional purpose.

A stunning range of luxury designer fans, released by Beacon Lighting in January, offers a new approach to ceiling fan design. Created by renowned designer George Kovacs, the Minka Aire Artemis Fan range has a distinctive, sleek and glamorous profile. Its design credentials is confirmed by the fan’s permanent display at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

Powerful in looks and performance the Artemis Fan suits homes with a minimalist style. This new 148cm fan comes in three finishes – a stunning liquid metal, white and a transparent version.

BeaconCreated by renowned designer George Kovacs, the Minka Aire Artemis Fan range has a distinctive, sleek and glamorous profile. Its design credentials is confirmed by the fan’s permanent display at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

Beacon Lighting has Australia's largest range of fans, from decorative styles to slim-line designs that blend effortlessly into any interior. Its extensive range of ceiling fans is very economical to run, saving you money and the environment.

When choosing the right fan it’s important to consider the size of your room. The larger the room size the more powerful the fan motor and the longer the length of the blades to generate enough air movement to create a cooling breeze.

There is not a great deal of difference between the performance features of a 3, 4 or 5 bladed fan. In general, 3-bladed fans are usually made from metal blades and therefore move a significant amount of air. However, they do produce a little more noise than timber blades. The most common type is the 4-bladed fan with 5-bladed fans using more energy due to their bigger motors.

Ceiling fans should be installed at least 2.1metres from the floor to the blades of the fan and at least 300mm from the ceiling. If you have ceilings above the standard 2.4 metres, you may require an extension rod. All Beacon Lighting ceiling fans come with an optional extension rod that can be cut to suit your requirements.

Another consideration is the convenience of a remote control. Each Beacon Lighting fan 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 (and integrated light).

Beacon Lighting has a complete range of fans for every home. From fans with clever retractable blades, to traditional and ultra modern designs, there are fans for all types of homes. Beacon Lighting offers a two-year warranty period for both parts and labour on all its fans.

Airflow all year round

Ceiling fans provide a natural energy saving cooling solution. Most ceiling fans use only about as much power as a 60watt light bulb, which equates to less than 1 cent per hour to run.

In summer, ceiling fans may not necessarily lower the temperature, however they do make the room feel cooler by providing a circulatory breeze. According to Beacon Lighting, effective circulation can you feel up to 8oC cooler and reduce air conditioning bills by up to 40 per cent.

In winter, you can 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 per cent, and costs about 1 cent per hour to run.

* The calculations on costs and savings are approximate only and may vary according to fan size and use of fan.