If we look around us, we will find that things are changing at amazing rates. In this revolutionising era, even simple things such as a ceiling fan do not seem to be left out. Therefore, it is our job to stay updated with the latest trends and innovations so that we can make the most out of our available resources.
Talking of ceiling fans, what we were using few days ago are now completely outdated and have been thrown off. They have been replaced by more efficient, eco-friendly models. These new ceiling fans have elegant and sleek design, which fits perfectly according to our room and also have much lower power requirements than the old design fans. A recent breakthrough has taken these fans to the next advanced level, i.e., remote controlled ceiling fans. Earlier, we had to get up from our bed or couch and leave our comfort zone in order to change the speed and to turn ON or to turn OFF the fan. But recent innovation has made it possible to control the operations of the fan from a distance, without actually going to the switchboard. Therefore it is high time that we upgrade our existing fans to these modern technology fans and enjoy the services that they offer.
Remote controls can be used to control the motion of the fans like varying its speed, changing its direction of revolution, etc. Another benefit is that if you wish to connect electric light bulbs on your ceiling fan for decoration purpose, then there is no need to pull a 4th wire through the interior of your walls. Since the 4th wire is basically used to turn the bulb ON or OFF, therefore the same control can be done by using a remote, without the requirement of any extra wire. Also, the hardware cost can be reduced to a large extent as there is no need of special switches and regulators. One remote has the capability to control more than one fan and thus is cost efficient too.
The remote has a transmitter and the ceiling fan is fitted with a receiver, which works mostly on Radio Frequencies (RF) and hence cause minimum disturbance to the signals of other electronic devices. The remotes have a built in regulator on its top, so that speed can be regulated from there itself. Nowadays, digital remotes are also available which can give the real time data of the fan such as its speed in rpm, temperature of the room (if it has the provision of built-in sensors) and other interesting facts.
These remote control fans are cheaper than you might think and hence it is quite budget friendly to upgrade your traditional fans to a remote control one, and can enjoy such wide benefits. The only hardware modification in these fans is that they are fitted with a transceiver which is placed in the canopy of the fan and is generally not visible. Therefore, these fans can be installed just in the traditional ways only.
- Speed can be regulated from the comfort of your bed.
- It reduces the hardware requirements and is therefore, cheaper if you are remodelling your home and giving it a new touch.
- The batteries of the remote have to be changed at regular intervals.
- The remote controllers need a direct line of sight to transmit and receive signals to and from the fan.