When it comes to choosing the right ceiling fan, size really does matter. And bigger isn't always better. We've put together 5 tips to help you choose the perfect ceiling fan for your home.
03 August 2021
1. Choose the right ceiling fan size for the most effective cooling
With our biggest fan release ever, Beacon Lighting has fan sizes to suit small rooms such as bathrooms, studies and kitchens, medium-sized rooms such as bedrooms and dining rooms, all the way up to large rooms or open-plan spaces such as master suites and living areas.
We recommend measuring the size of the room as this dictates the size of the fan you need. The larger the room size, the longer the length of the blades will need to be to ensure sufficient air movement.
Fan Size Recommendations
Room size ft²
Fan size (inches)
Up to 75 ft²
76 - 144 ft²
48" - 52"
144 - 225 ft²
225 - 400 ft²
56" - 80"
Lucci Air Climate III 52-inch White DC Ceiling Fan
2. Choose a ceiling fan specifically designed for alfresco or coastal areas
Much like indoor rooms, a ceiling fan in outdoor areas creates a relaxed ambiance while keeping the area cool on those scorching days and humid nights. An added bonus is that the breeze created by the ceiling fan deters flying insects. While you can install a ceiling fan in covered decks, porches, gazebos and verandas, it’s important to choose a fan designed for outdoor use. Our extensive range of outdoor ceiling fans includes models that are specially made to withstand the rigors of salt air, humidity and airborne chemicals such as chlorine. For these settings, browse fans with ABS blades.
Lucci Air Mariner Black 50-inch 3-blade LED Light Ceiling Fan
3. Before purchasing a ceiling fan, measure the height of your ceiling
For maximum cooling and safety, your ceiling fan blades should hang at least 300mm from the ceiling, with at least 2.1 meter clearance to the floor. If your ceiling is higher than 3 meters from the floor, you’ll need a downrod which is optional with all Beacon Lighting ceiling fans. For lower ceilings (think study nooks or bedrooms), choose a hugger ceiling fan.