What's New in Ceiling Fans from Fanimation? DC Motors

Fanimation, the premier specialty fan company, offers an outstanding collection of eclectic styles and forward-thinking functions for today’s discerning, economical and energy-conscious consumers. Fanimation is pleased to announce the inclusion of the innovative DC Motor to some of its most popular ceiling fans, presenting its customer with an outstanding array of energy-saving features in a smaller, quieter, and but more powerful product. The DC motor is now available in the Fanimation classics – Islander®, Louvre® and Sandella® – as well as new 2011 additions such as Keistone® and Landan®.

Even in today’s evolving decorative ceiling fan market, most ceiling fans are still powered by AC current. Continuing to stay ahead of the curve, Fanimation has made a strong push in including DC Motors in several designs in order to assist the customer in energy savings and a reduction in carbon footprint.

So how does a DC motor fan work?

In a DC motor ceiling fan, a magnetic field is produced by high-strength, large magnets that are built into the fan motor. When power is applied, the polarities of the tightly wound copper wire and the magnets are misaligned or out of phase, causing the rotor in the fan to rotate in an attempt to align the magnetic field of the rotor magnets with the magnetic field produced by the copper wire coils of the stator. The continuous phase shift and movement of the magnetic field, produced by the copper winding coils, result in the continuous rotation of the rotor.

Why is the DC Motor a better fit for you?

Increased Power and Torque, Using Less Energy
This motor generates more power and torque than traditional AC fan motors, while using 60% less energy than AC motor. Additionally, Fanimation does not charge a premium for this more advanced technology – the fans are even less expensive with this new more energy efficient motor.
Eco-Friendly, Aesthetically Pleasing, Quiet Motor
Fewer raw materials are used in the construction of the DC Motor and fan body, resulting in a more eco-friendly product. With a smaller fan body, a more aesthetically pleasing product emerges. In addition, the fan provides increased air flow capability, still maintaining a more quiet motor than its AC counterpart. As an added bonus, the unique new “green” DC Motor has been proven to conserve, rather than waste energy, placing it in a class by itself.
Increased Functionality
The DC Motor has six speed functionality in both forward and reverse, compared to a limited three to four speeds of an AC Motor. The addition of these two speeds provides more flexibility with air flow and temperature control. Furthermore, this motor also enables a handheld remote to be the master point of control. No longer do you need to make a cumbersome trip up the ladder to manually flip a switch on the fan body to change the directionality of the fan or to tweak the channel settings in case of interference. These changes may now be made exclusively with a modification to the hand held remote settings, making the DC Motor fan more user-friendly, especially in spaces with vaulted or exceptionally high ceilings.

Fanimation’s introduction of the innovative DC Motor translates into a convenient, quiet and economical ceiling fan without sacrificing Fanimation’s distinctive style and performance.

Landan FPD8087SN by Fanimation