Who would've thought that ceiling fans, one of the most common household appliances, would become part of the smart device revolution? This shift towards smart living isn't merely a matter of convenience; it's a defining statement. It signifies our choice of a lifestyle where technology integrates into our daily lives, streamlining tasks like never before. Smart fans represent more than just a cooling solution, they symbolise a step towards a future where convenience and comfort go hand in hand 

Let’s understand how smart fans work 

It is essentially the upgraded version of a regular ceiling fan, equipped with IoT capabilities. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a network of internet-connected physical devices that can collect and exchange data. This means it can connect to the Internet and communicate with other smart devices in your home, offering a host of enhanced functionalities. Now, let's check out what else these smart fans can do to make living at home a breeze. 

Convenience and Ease of Use  

App Controlled: In the not-so-distant past, remote-controlled fans were considered top-of-the-line in convenience. But fast forward to today, and we've entered a new era with the advent of app-controlled fans. It's like the industry took a giant leap forward. With just a smartphone and a dedicated app, you gain access to a world of features at your fingertips. From basic functions like turning the fan on/off to more advanced capabilities such as adjusting speeds, setting timers, and even changing the fan's rotation, these apps offer unparalleled convenience and control.   

Take, for instance, the Orient Smart App by Orient Electric, compatible with both Android and iOS devices. This user-friendly app allows you to schedule IoT-enabled Orient fan operation and further customize various settings with utmost ease. Plus, it also lets you manage multiple smart fans from a single interface.  

Voice Controlled: You've had a long day, finally sinking into the couch for some well-deserved relaxation. But, uh-oh, you forgot to switch on the fan. Now, imagine this. Instead of scrambling to find the remote or reaching for your phone, you simply say, "Alexa, turn on the fan." and voila! Instant cool breeze without lifting a finger! That's not just convenient, it's downright magical. These are no ordinary fans, these are IoT-enabled fans that integrate easily into connected homes. These are compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa making comfort as easy as tuning in to your favourite music or catching up on the latest news with just a simple command. 

If you're on the hunt for a top-notch smart fan, you may want to consider the IoT-enabled Aeroslim fan from Orient Electric. This fan is compatible with popular voice assistants, allowing you to simply give commands to operate it. Whether you want to change the speed, set a timer, or turn it on/off, a voice command is all it takes. This fan also offers control via Orient Smart mobile app, so you get the best out of it right at your fingertips. 

Less Unused Power 

What makes smart fans a smart choice for modern homes is that it helps users to control their fan's energy consumption right from their phones. This addresses the common issue of leaving fans running in empty rooms, which unnecessarily drives up electricity bills. With smart fans, you can switch them off from anywhere around the world. You can schedule a time to switch the fan on, so you enjoy a cool, welcoming atmosphere when you return home after a tiring day. So, Wi-Fi fans will work the way you want them to and at the time you want them to.  

Temperature Control  

One more reason why these fans are called ‘Smart’ is because of their intelligent technology that goes above and beyond to guarantee you the ultimate cooling experience. There are smart fans that are equipped with sensors that can detect the humidity levels inside your room. They adjust their operation to precisely deliver the cooling you need, precisely when you need it based on the assessed data. Yes, these fans take care of everything for you, ensuring a consistently comfortable environment all day long. 

For the energy-conscious 

If you are an energy-conscious person looking for fans with smart capabilities, then here are a few things that you should keep in mind. 

BLDC Fans: This has been a buzzword in the Indian fan market for quite some time now and for a great reason. A BLDC fan motor consumes about 28W to 32W of power while a traditional ceiling fan consumes about 70-75W of power. This reduction in power consumption results in about 50% savings on electricity bills. BLDC fans are usually BEE 5-star rated. So, if you want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying all the comfort and convenience, then IoT-enabled BLDC fans are your thing. To make your lookout for the best one easy, we recommend the Orient i-Float BLDC smart ceiling fan. 

The convenience factor holds significant sway for users seeking optimal comfort in their homes. Smart fans stand out by offering a plethora of features that streamline daily living. Whether it's the ease of controlling settings through voice commands or operating the fan remotely, smart fans are redefining convenience in Indian households. All in all, Wi-Fi enabled fans, alongside other smart home appliances, are spearheading a future where living is more connected and effortless for everyone, transforming the way we experience comfort at home. 

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