Ceiling fans and ceiling fan light kits

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Ceiling fan, a non-portable device that is suspended from a ceiling for circulating air via the rotation of fan blades.

It does not include

  • a ceiling fan if the plane of rotation of the fan blades is greater than 45 degrees from horizontal
  • a centrifugal ceiling fan
  • a belt-driven ceiling fan
  • an oscillating ceiling fan and
  • a ceiling fan with a maximum rotational speed of 90 RPM and a maximum airflow of 52.1 cubic metres/minute (1840 cubic feet/minute)

For the purposes of these Regulations, a ceiling fan is one of the following types:

  • very small diameter
  • standard
  • hugger
  • high-speed small-diameter or
  • large-diameter

Ceiling fan light kit, equipment that is designed to provide light from a ceiling fan and that is:

  • integral to the fan before its retail sale, or
  • attachable to the fan after its retail sale

Compliance date

Ceiling fans manufactured on or after January 21, 2020

Ceiling fan light kits manufactured on or after January 1, 2010

For models manufactured prior, refer to the Regulations

Compliant product models

Ceiling fans and ceiling fan light kits as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Testing standard

Ceiling fans:
10 C.F.R. Appendix U [Appendix U to Subpart B, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Ceiling Fans]

Ceiling fan light kits:

10 C.F.R. §430.23(x)(2) [paragraph 430.23(x)(2) of Subpart B, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations]

CSA C22.2 No. 250.0-08 - Luminaires

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for ceiling fans
 
Product type Minimum efficiency
(CFM/W)**
Very small-diameter (VSD)   D* ≤ 12 in 21
Very small-diameter (VSD)    D > 12 in 3.16 D −17.04
Standard 0.65 D + 38.03
Hugger 0.29 D + 34.46
High-speed small-diameter (HSSD) 4.16 D + 0.02
Large-diameter 0.91 D − 30.00

* D is the ceiling fan's blade span/diameter, in inches
** CFM is cubic feet per minute and W is watts

Energy performance standard for ceiling fan light kits (CFLKs)
Product type Lumens Energy efficiency standard
CFLKs manufactured on or after January 1, 2010 and before January 7, 2019 N/A Total power for lighting ≤ 190 W
CFLKs manufactured on or after January 7, 2019, that have at least one socket, that are not packaged with a lamp for each socket and that do not have integrated solid-state lighting circuitry N/A Total power for lighting ≤ 70 W [this may be achieved with maximum wattage markings on each socket or via a power-limiting device]
CFLKs manufactured on or after January 7, 2019, that have at least one socket, that are packaged with a lamp for each socket, but that do not have integrated solid-state lighting circuitry <120 lm Lighting efficacy ≥ 50 lm/W
CFLKs manufactured on or after January 7, 2019, that have integrated solid-state lighting circuitry
CFLKs manufactured on or after January 7, 2019, that have at least one socket, that are packaged with a lamp for each socket, but that do not have integrated solid-state lighting circuitry ≥120 lm Lighting efficacy ≥ (74.0−29.42 × 0.9983lumens) lm/W
CFLKs manufactured on or after January 7, 2019, that have integrated solid-state lighting circuitry

W = watts
lm = lumens

Use the nominal lumen output for each basic model of lamp packaged with the basic model of CFLK or each basic model of integrated SSL in the CFLK basic model to determine the applicable standard.

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
  • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
  • for ceiling fans
  • for ceiling fans
    • type
    • blade span
    • airflow at high speed
    • ceiling fan efficiency
    • standby power consumption, expressed in watts
  • for ceiling fan light kits
    • if it has at least one socket, the type of socket and the number of each type of socket
    • if it has integrated solid-state lighting circuity, the lighting efficacy, expressed in lumens per watt
    • if it has a pin-based socket, the ballast type
    • if it is packaged with lamps, their type, brand name and model number
    • total power for the lighting, expressed in watts

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations. This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations. This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.