Let us begin on a lighter note by asking a simple question. What is the most common electrical fixture in almost every Indian home? Your guess is correct. It is the ceiling fan.
Ceiling fans have evolved tremendously from the days of the massive creaky models to the highly stylish ones that make less noise, deliver better performances, and consume less electricity.
1200 mm (48 inch) Energy Efficient 5 Star Rated High Speed BLDC Ceiling Fan with Remote
Let us review the Crompton Energion HS, the latest BLDC ceiling fan model.
Generally, ceiling fans do not consume much power. But since they run almost 24×7, the power consumption adds up substantially.
BLDC technology has become a breath of fresh air because it considerably reduces power consumption. In addition, it improves overall efficiency while reducing noise pollution. Crompton Energion HS is an excellent BLDC ceiling fan in your home.
We have verified the power savings consistently over a year. One Crompton Energion HS BLDC ceiling fan saves around Rs 1400 per annum.
Hence, this fan recovers the additional cost incurred in its pricing within one year. Therefore, I recommend using the Crompton Energion HS for better performance, efficiency, and power savings.
Pros and Cons of Crompton Energion
- This ceiling fan saves power.
- The fan speed is good, and so is the airflow.
- Noise levels are manageable. Simple looks without any unnecessary attachments.
- Compared to conventional ceiling fans, this BLDC fan is expensive.
- The remote-control function needs improvement.
- This fan is heavier than the conventional ceiling fan.
Crompton Energion Review
With electricity tariffs shooting through the roof, consumers are moving towards electrical appliances that save power. BLDC fans are excellent appliances in your home, especially because fans function almost 24×7 throughout the year. Crompton Energion HS is an outstanding choice because it ticks almost all the boxes you look for when purchasing ceiling fans.
A ceiling fan’s performance can be judged by its rotation speed. Generally, the higher the rotation speed, the better the performance. Crompton Energion HS has a maximum rotation speed of 370 rpm, excellent by all standards.
While some ceiling fans like Orient and Usha have higher rotational speeds, the Crompton Energion is up there with the best.
The 220 cmm air delivery is good but falls short of its contemporaries, like the Usha Bloom. Usually, conventional ceiling fans have higher air delivery rates than BLDC ceiling fans. Nevertheless, the Crompton Energion performance is satisfactory because 220 cmm should suffice for the average Indian room size.
The Crompton Energion HS has a sweep size of 48 inches (1200 mm), which should be ideal for the standard Indian living room. The down-rod length is small, but you can choose a longer rod if your house has high ceilings. Generally, the ceiling fan must be around eight feet from the floor.
The Crompton Energion HS has a BLDC motor powered by ActivBLDC technology to reduce power consumption and enhance the fan’s efficiency. Usage shows that this motor reduces power consumption by nearly 50%.
Compared to the conventional ceiling fans that consume 70 to 75W power, this BLDC fan has a minimum consumption of 35W. This motor can work in an extensive voltage range of 90 to 300V.
Crompton Energion HS has a power factor of 0.98, meaning there is little power wastage. So, if the manual says it consumes 35W, the consumption is 35W only and not more. This ceiling fan has the highest usable electricity values among its contemporaries.
Let us compare the power consumption of the Crompton Energion with the conventional ceiling fan.
|Parameters||Conventional Fan||Energion HS|
|Hours of Usage on average per day||16||16|
|Units of power consumed||1.2||0.56|
|Electricity tariff @ Rs 7.00 per unit||Rs 8.4||Rs 3.92|
|Electricity bill per annum||Rs 3,066||Rs 1,430|
On average, this BLDC ceiling fan saves around Rs 1,600 per annum on power consumption.
We checked the Crompton Energion HS noise levels at different speeds and found it the highest at 70 dB when rotating at its highest speed. The noise levels were between 60 and 65 dB at an average speed of 3. The noise levels are comparatively higher than its nearest competitor, the Atomberg BLDC ceiling fan.
The Crompton Energion HS is available in three color options, white, brown, and ivory. It has a simple appearance without any stand-out features. Crompton has paid attention to the safety angle because the blade screws have lock washers, and a metal cable connects the motor to the upper shackle.
The down-rod length is small, but you can always choose an extended rod if your room has high ceilings. This fan does not require a regulator because the speed settings are on the RF remote control.
The remote control is unique because you can operate the fan by pointing the remote anywhere in the room. You can pair multiple BLDC ceiling fans with the same remote.
The fan switches off at the scheduled time. Besides, this remote control has a memory function that remembers the last operated fan speed.
Though the remote-control function is unique, users have complained that the batteries do not make proper connections. The RF remote requires improvement.
Crompton claims that the Energion HS has dust-resistant blades. However, all ceiling fan blades collect dust and require monthly cleaning to ensure optimum performance.
Compared to the conventional ceiling fan motor, the BLDC motor is heavier. That translates into a heavier ceiling fan. But it does not affect its performance. Besides, Crompton has ensured its safety. Though the fan has aluminum blades, the weight is on the higher side at nearly 4 Kg 650 gm.
BLDC ceiling fans are more expensive than conventional ceiling fans. The Crompton Energion HS is reasonably priced and costs less than its contemporaries like Atomberg. Though the pricing is more than conventional fans, users can recover the excess costs within two years because of its excellent power savings.
Crompton offers a 5-year warranty on the ceiling fan. The PCB is a vulnerable component in BLDC remote-controlled fans. They require frequent replacement, especially if the voltage fluctuations are high. However, the Crompton Energion HS can work satisfactorily in an extended voltage range of 90V to 300V.
One must move with the times, and switching over to BLDC ceiling fans is the need of the hour today, especially with the power tariffs touching astronomical levels.
The Crompton Energion HS consumes nearly 50% power compared to conventional ceiling fans. Hence, investing in Crompton Energion is a good choice for every Indian household. Despite its drawbacks, the Crompton Energion HS is an excellent ceiling fan to have in your home.