Ceiling Fans: Mandatory Star Labelling
Ceiling fans have come under the ambit of mandatory star labelling from January 1, as per the revised Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) norms.
- As high energy-efficient five-star rated fans will require new imported motors and electronic components, they would get costlier by 8% to 20%
- Star labelling denotes energy savings of a minimum of 30% for one-star rated fans to over 50% for five-star rated fans.
- Under the new mandate, manufacturers would have to display the star ratings on their fans.
- The star rating is dependent on service value (air delivery in cubic metres per minute divided by energy consumption in wattage in the case of fans).
- Star rating was introduced under the Standards and Labelling Program ( in 2006) for the visual representation of an appliance’s efficiency.
- Standards and Labelling Program comes under Energy Conservation Act, 2001.
- It is mandatory for many appliances to have star ratings such as Frost Free and Direct Cool Refrigerators, LED lamps, Rooms AC, Color TV, Refrigerators, TFL etc.