Haiku Fans… A breath of fresh air

Christmas in the southern hemisphere has one thing in common – the mercury continues to rise…
I imagine the thing most people crave over the summer period is a cool breeze.

Sadly most of those people will look up at their ceiling and see something that resembles a propeller on the WWII Lancaster bomber. Turn it on and you will get the suitable take off sound effect to match…

What if it didn’t have to be this way? Imagine if someone designed a ceiling fan that was stylish, energy efficient and quiet…

Meet the Haiku fan:

 

Haiku Fan in Cocoa (image by Haiku Fans)

Haiku Fan in Cocoa (image by Haiku Fans)

Old traditional ceiling fan...

Old traditional ceiling fan…

 

Recently awarded the Design Award 2012 by the Australian International Design Awards for “a perfect combination of form and function, showcasing real innovation in engineering, meticulous handcrafting and superlative materials.”

 

Haiku Fan in Caramel (image by Haiku Fans)

Haiku Fan in Caramel (image by Haiku Fans)

 

The seek design and cool running motor ensure it not only meets the Energy Star requirements but in fact exceeds them by a staggering 450-750%.

Your typical fan needs 90-110W of electrical input power. An average Energy Star fan requires 65W. The Haiku fan needs just 2-30W. This means that it would cost just $5 a year to run a Haiku fan!

The creation of their bamboo air foils isn’t left to chance. They are meticulously hand-finished by experienced furniture craftsmen to ensure an incredible level of quality and finish.

 

Black composite Haiku Fan in outdoor living room (image by Haiku Fans)

Black composite Haiku Fan in outdoor living room (image by Haiku Fans)

 

What is really clever is that Haiku Fans have created a setting called “Woosh Cycle” which in effect mirrors natural airflow with the sensation of a gust of wind.

Unlike a conventional fan with a continuous pressure this setting will vary the intensity of the airflow to create a gust of wind. What this means on that sticky summer’s day is that you will get a real wind chill effect.

I know what you are thinking – isn’t this only something that happens in winter when I am on top of a mountain being blasted by Arctic winds?

 

So what is Wind Chill?
The wind chill is the apparent temperature felt on exposed skin due to the combination of air temperature and wind speed.

 

How can a Haiku ceiling fan help?
The variation in air speed allows the body to sense the movement of air. The actual movement helps to evaporate moisture (sweat) from your skin. It is this evaporation of moisture that creates a cooling effect (AKA wind chill effect). As a result it feels like the air is much cooler than it actually is by cooling off body temperature.

 

White composite Haiku Fan in formal living room (image by Haiku Fans)

White composite Haiku Fan in formal living room (image by Haiku Fans)

 

Another, often overlooked, benefit of a good ceiling fan is their calming effect. Particularly relevant as Christmas fast approaches and the mayhem of the silly season escalates.  Most people sleep better with the sensation of circulating air around them – it helps evoke a deep sleep.

 

Haiku Fan in situ in a bedroom (image by Haiku Fans)

Haiku Fan in situ in a bedroom (image by Haiku Fans)

 

Intermittent gusts
Lead the chorus of wind chimes
In resounding waves.

haiku poem by Catherine Tally

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