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We are very please to announced the planned arrival of the Aero Fan in August 2016.
The Aero marks yet another step forward in Fantasia’s desire to push Ceiling Fan technology forward. It’s our best air mover ever at a MASSIVE 8000 cu/ft per minute. If you are looking for serious ventilation then this is the ceiling fan for you.
The Aero Fan is fitted with a low energy DC motor. Using only 5w of power on low speed it is an extremely efficient way of ventilating a room.
Aero comes complete with a full remote control system to operate the 3 speeds and the light on/off.
The Light fitting on Aero is also state-of-the-art. It’s an 18w (approx 80w equivalent incandescent) warm white LED light, this can be swapped for a cover plate if the light is not required.
The full tech spec is below:
- Light: 18w LED Warm White
- Operation: Remote Control
- Net Weight: 8.5kg
- Rod Length: 6″/150cm
- Mounting: Drop Mount Only
- Airflow: 8000 cu/ft per min
- Power Consumption on High Speed: 41w
Product Code – 117131
RRP: £570 inc VAT
Available: August 2016
Thanks for reading and keep an eye on our website for more details
Fantasia Ceiling Fans launched a new range of desk fans a couple of years ago. They went really well and we’ve launched some new colours now. This year Pale Green is the latest and greatest finish in that range. Check it out below. It would match your Smeg fridge (they always take their colour cues from our desk fan range!)
The Fantasia Retro Fan is a great little fan that add vintage chic to any room (except the bathroom, don’t put it in the bathroom).
With a 10″/260mm adjustable head and 2 speeds, the retro fan is a useful addition to freshen up the room.
See the full range on our website
Following on from the success of the retro fan we wanted to go further and develop a larger desk fan. We are now proud to introduce the Retro Mistral Desk Fan. Available in two finishes the Retro Mistral has a larger head (12″/300mm) for bigger air movement.
A redesigned grille and larger 30w motor makes the Retro Mistral ideal for areas requiring more breeze.
Also available in Brushed Nickel the Retro Mistral is sure to become a favourite
Lighting, not dull
It’s an interesting question isn’t it? Lighting is such a huge part of our lives that we don’t really notice. This maybe because nothing much has changed in the 213 years since the first incandescent light bulb was made, nothing much until the last 20 years.
There are now a choice of light bulbs to consider Standard Incandescent, Halogen, CFL & LED.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention and this may explain why the the stages between standard incandescent and LED have been so disappointing. The standard incandescent light but has been doing a perfectly good job for years so why change it? The basic reason is energy prices. They keep going up and people are less and less able to afford them. So we have a need for a more energy efficient light bulb and finally we have a contender.
I could have been a contender…
The interim period between Standard Incandescent and LED has been filled by two relatively poor forms of technology.
Firstly the CFL. Compact-Fluorescent tubes have been used in school halls and dental surgeries for years very effectively. They should have stayed there. Lighting manufacturers decided that the technology would go nicely in people’s houses and so started to develop domestic bulbs. The curly-wurly lamp hanging out of your Nan’s light fitting is a CFL. At one stage the government were giving them away free of charge. Remember how when digital cameras first appeared they were complete rubbish in terms of the results they produced compared to traditional methods? Well hello CFL! Cold light, migraine-inducing flicker, taking forever to warm up and actually produce any light. Sound familiar? you’ve been CFL’d
Secondly the Halogen light arrived. What a nasty piece of kit. Sure, the light output is great, a nice warm colour and very bright but at what price? Well don’t dare to install a new Halogen bulb with your bare hands of the oils in your fingers may react with the surface of the glass and cause the bulb to blow upon switch-on. Also, the heat output is immense. At one stage Halogen GU-10 bulbs were sold with heat hoods to try and limit the possibility them burning your house down. Touch a halogen bulb within 5 minutes of turning it off and you’re likely to loose several layers of skin. You get the picture
LED lighting feels like what lighting should always have been. Low energy with good light output and low heat output. Yes, at the the moment LED bulbs cost more that a standard bulb but prices are coming down and quality is going up. Longevity is also positive with some manufacturers quoting up to 50,000 hours.
The table below gives an interesting comparison between lighting technologies:
You can now achieve the same light output from an 8w LED and you did from a 40w Incandescent bulb. You’re using a lot less power (and therefore spending less money on energy) to achieve the same result. Progress. The savings will increase as the technology improves and prices come down but it already makes sense to switch those GU10 Halogen bulbs to LED.
Should you care about LED lighting? Yes
Click here for the Fantasia Ceiling Fans range of LED options
The Benefits of Low Energy
Fantasia has always been an energy conscious company. Ceiling Fans are very efficient in terms of energy consumption compared to, say, air conditioning. A typical ceiling fan will use between 60-100w on high speed and the light fitting will use 60-180w depending on the type. This means that a traditional ceiling fan may consume up to 280w on high speed with the light on full. Not a huge amount of power by any means but at Fantasia we always want to go further.
In early 2012 Fantasia released a new range of Elite ceiling fans with DC motors inside. These highly efficient consume just 3-30w depending on the speed. They also have extra features such as 6 speeds rather than the traditional 3 and also a ‘pulse’ function allowing for a natural breeze effect.
This was a big step forward but at Fantasia we are always looking to use add the latest technology to our products. LED lighting has made large steps forward over the last 12 months and now we are able to add them to the Fantasia range.
These new LED light bulbs cost a little bit more than a standard light bulb but the savings in energy is significant. A standard G9 Light bulbs would consume 40-60w. These new Fantasia G9 bulbs consume 3.8w each and have a light output the equivalent of 50w. This means that a combination of a ceiling fans with a DC motor and LED light kit could reduce the overall energy consumption from 280w to 37.6w a saving of over 87%!
If you are considering a ceiling fan purchase then you should look at our low energy range – Here’s the link –
Have a look below at a brand new offering from Fantasia Ceiling Fans. We’ve moved from the ceiling to the desk with the introduction of a brand new range of retro fans. Available in 6 colours and with adjustable speed and a tilting head, these fans provide modern air movement combined with classic styling.
Fantasia are very proud to be launching a new range of ceiling fans. Having teamed up with Vento we are now able to offer Hurricane and Dragonfly. These ceiling fans are unique in design and extremely powerful in terms of air movement!
For details of your distributor for there new product please see our website – www.fantasiaceilingfans.com
This year Fantasia have launched an innovative new range of candles not seen before in the UK. Below is a small selection of our range. Why not have a look and let us know if you would like to see a brochure?
More information can be found at our dedicated DecoGlow website
Our sales office can be reached on 01959 564440