Lumens.com Announces 2011 Trends for Ceiling Fans

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Lumens.com has identified several trends in contemporary ceiling fans for the upcoming fan season. Among them are increased energy-efficiency, 2-blade fan designs and clean, sleek styles. DC motors are helping to make fans from many manufacturers run smarter and more efficiently.

Landan Fan by Fanimation

The new, Landan fan from Fanimation features an energy-efficient DC motor and and LED light kit.

Energy efficiency is obviously more and more important to ceiling fan manufacturers, as they are meeting increasing demand from consumers who are striving to make their homes more energy efficient.

Lumens.com has announced several trends among ceiling fans for the upcoming warm weather seasons. Many options in modern ceiling fans are a great alternative or complement to a room’s contemporary lighting. Innovations in ceiling fan design and technology are leading to more new products that are energy-efficient and have stand-out design that contributes to the style of a room.

“Energy efficiency is obviously more and more important to ceiling fan manufacturers, as they are meeting the increasing demand from consumers who are striving to make their homes more energy efficient,” said Colleen McCracken, director of merchandising for Lumens.com. “Advancing technologies are making fans consume less power and run smarter, on top of the fact that fans are already more energy-efficient than air conditioning.”

DC motors are becoming increasingly popular among new ceiling fans. Fans powered by DC (direct current) motors use up to 70% less energy than their AC counterparts, using a magnetic drive to keep the fan moving. DC motors generate more power and torque than conventional ceiling fan motors, and their smaller size make for lighter products. More and more manufacturers are aiming to design fan products powered by DC motors. Fanimation’s new Landan ceiling fan features a DC motor and provides further energy efficiency with its LED light kit.

Two-bladed fans are an increasing design trend, with many manufacturers offering these sleek, contemporary designs among their 2011 introductions. One much-awaited favorite is the Wing by Minka Aire. The Wing by Minka Aire features a distinctive single-blade design that creates a two-blade rotation and stretches 52 inches.

Many new styles in ceiling fans are embracing a modern, contemporary aesthetic as well. Cleaner, streamlined looks were seen among all ceiling fan manufacturers. “Fans aren’t nearly as ornate as they used to be,” McCracken says. “They are becoming more clean and modern, but are still able to blend into a lot of differently styled spaces.”

In addition to its extensive collection of lighting and fan styles, Lumens.com also offers:

-Low-price guarantee

-Expert service via our customer service center

-Easy, no-hassle returns

-Volume order discounts

-Free shipping on order of $50 or more. (Some exclusions apply).

-More than 300 manufacturers, from contemporary lighting and fans to modern furnishings, gifts and home accessories.

-Quick shipping (within 24 hours) on select ceiling fans from Fanimation, Minka Aire and Modern Fan.

For additional information on this season's ceiling fans and what's available at Lumens.com, contact Sarah Schaale or visit lumens.com.

About Lumens Light + Living:

Lumens Light + Living is dedicated to offering the very best of design-oriented lighting, fans and home accessories, from the most contemporary international designs to modern interpretations of classic design.

Contact:
Sarah Schaale, Assistant Marketing Manager
Lumens Light + Living
916-444-5885
http://www.lumens.com

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