Top positive review
Good design and features, buggy software, detailed review
17 March 2019
I have done a bit of research before buying this. BLDC is the same technology use to drive electric scooters, you might have wondered how such small battery can run the scooter for several kilo metres. Yes, it's all about power saving and that 's the BLDC motor. I bought two of this model and a cheaper Gorilla model too. So total i have 3 fans running for last 2 months and here is my review based on that. I know, my reviews are always lengthy, but sorry for that.
# These fans are super power saving(28W) compared to traditional fans(75W) and modern power saving fans (50W)
# Wind throw is more higher than the regular fans and much higher than power saving fans
# The fan can be controlled by remote
# Needs no regulator to operate (You can't use regulator even if you wish to)
# Any Gorilla fan can be controlled by Any gorilla remote (Different models too)
# Sleep mode, reduces speed automatically every 2 hours
# Off timer (1~6 hours)
# The LED in middle serves as night lamp
# Even if you miss the remote, you can control speed easily using switch(Only in higher variants)
# Looks so super stylish
# Even lower energy consumption when used at low speeds
# 3 years warranty, can be extended for one more year
# Is lightweight and has very minute wobbling
# One of the fans i bought was buggy that the speed keeps going down and up when put in speed 5.
# This model attracts more dust compared to Efficio models (Don't know why)
Is it really costly ?
No. I can give you a simple calculation to prove it. An average person uses a fan 12 hours a day, which means a saving of 0.565 units daily compared to a 75 watt fan. (75-28)*12 = 565. Yearly you can save around 205 units of electricity, which means roughly 820 Rs a year (Assumed cost per KWH is 4 Rs, which is the minimum. In cities it's higher than that).
Cost of a good ceiling fan = 2500 Rs
Extra electricity consumed = 820 Rs
Cost of a regulator = 300 Rs (I saved 600 Rs as my boards are Panasonic)
Total cost for first year = 3620 Rs
Price of Gorilla fan = 3800 Rs
Saving from second year = 820 Rs
Saving from third year = 820 Rs
etc . etc. .
It's a fact that ceiling fan is most energy consuming device in every family, which many people are not aware of. 12 hours a day, a normal fan means, 0.9 units a day. If you have 3 rooms, 2.7 units a day. If you can change 3 fans to Gorilla fans, you can cut this to 1 unit a day for all the 3 fans.
Are DC fans reliable?
I have a mixed opinion here. My friend has been using a Super fan for few years now and Gorilla fan for an year now and he has no issues yet. But one among the 3 fans i purchased has a buggy firmware, now i have to replace it under warranty.
How Good is the wind throw?
The wind throw is better than a normal 75 watt as per the specs and real world tests. I remember the specs says 240 CM compared to 220 and 230 offered by popular brands.
Should i buy this model or a cheaper model?
I recommend this fan for living rooms and main halls only. For bed rooms you can go for cheaper Efficio model as it has less options and hence maybe more reliable. Efficio doesn't looks so good and the remote is bigger. I didn't like the Red LED compared to blue one on Renessa+
Should i change all my fans at once?
No. Don't do that. Atomberg may launch more better and optimised models in the future. So start changing with those fans which you use the most.
Overall, i would highly recommend this fan to anyone who is planning to buy a new fan. Please don't compare the fan price with the super cheap ceiling fans as they are not durable and use cheaper materials. I remember one of my friends had 4 cheap luminous models and all of them were dead in less than 5 years of usage. So buy either Atomberg or Medium priced good brand fans only. Definitely DC fans can cut down your electric bills dramatically, i assure. You can start with one or two fans.