Honeywell to offer more low-voltage, low-cost ceiling fan options for indoor workers
The world’s biggest home-supply company has introduced a new low-wattage, lower-voltages ceiling fan to compete with the more sophisticated and expensive ceiling fans from the likes of Philips and Panasonic.
The new ceiling fan is the first of its kind in the U.S. to feature a low-pressure motor in addition to the high-pressure, low power motor that powers most ceiling fans.
The Honeywell-made ceiling fan features a single, 10-volt, low output motor with a low output voltage of 0.6 milliamps.
It is also rated to run at a maximum speed of about 40 milliamp per minute.
The company said it will launch the new ceiling fans in stores later this year.
Honeywell has made the ceiling fan popular in residential markets and in offices where its low-power, low voltage designs are more common.
In the U., where it has long been a household name, Honeywell’s ceiling fans sell for as much as $1,000.
They are more than a decade old, but Honeywell has been trying to update them with new designs.
Honeysource, the largest U.K. home-equity firm, has made its own low-resistance ceiling fan that sells for $1 to $2,000, but the company has not been able to offer a low power, low efficiency model to consumers.
The low-powered, low capacity ceiling fan from Honeywell can run at around 12 to 15 watts, and it can run for as long as 12 hours before reaching a dead stop.
Honeyshire said it has developed its own battery powered ceiling fan.
The batteries power the fan, which is designed to last at least 20 years, but it can be shut down to run for less than an hour.
Honesysource and Honeywell both said the new product was a product of extensive research and development.
It will be a long time before consumers will have the option to choose a ceiling fan at a home appliance store.