Minnesota Power logo
ENERGY STAR® Torchieres

ENERGY STAR qualified table and floor lamps use much less electricity, and run much cooler and safer, than conventional incandescent and halogen lamps.

Benefits of ENERGY STAR® qualified torchieres include:

  • Stylish design complements any decor
  • Energy saving lamp included
  • Cool operating temperatures
  • Warm color tone
  • Long lamp life (10,000 hours)
  • Distributes light more efficiently and evenly making reading and detail work easier
  • Carry a two year warranty – double the industry standard
LED Fixtures Indoor/Outdoor
  • LED Fixtures are long lasting. In fact, they are designed to last up to 25,000 hours. This is an added benefit in those hard to reach places.
  • LED Fixtures consume up to 85% less energy than standard lighting and are cool to the touch.
  • Unlike incandescent lighting, LED Lights have no filament and last longer under conditions an incandescent may not... say around a door that is being slammed shut. They also work well in our cold climate where CFLs tend to be pink in color at start up.
  • LED Fixtures come in a variety of color tones, temperatures, and brightness.
Ceiling Fans

A ceiling fan is quieter than a portable fan and is safely out of the reach of children. As with other fans, ceiling fans serve to cool our bodies—not the room. Designed to replace an existing ceiling light fixture, some fans include a light. Ceiling fans should have multiple speed settings and be reversible, to provide the right amount of cooling for the conditions and occupants. Many also have remote controls.

Sizing of Ceiling Fans
Proper sizing of a ceiling fan will provide the most efficient cooling for the occupants of a given room. Use these guidelines when purchasing (and don’t forget to look for the ENERGY STAR® label):

Room Size Fan Diameter
100 ft2 36"
150 ft2 42"
225 ft2 48"
375 ft2 52"
400+ ft2 2 or more fans
ENERGY STAR certified ceiling fan/light combination units
  • Are 60% more efficient than conventional fan/light units, which may save you more than $20 per year on utility bills.
  • Use improved motors and blade designs.
Using the Ceiling Fan Year Round

In the summer, use the ceiling fan in the counterclockwise direction. While standing directly under the ceiling fan you should feel a cool breeze. The airflow produced creates a wind-chill effect, making you "feel" cooler. In the winter, reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at low speed in the clockwise direction. This produces a gentle updraft, which forces warm air near the ceiling down into the occupied space. Remember to adjust your thermostat when using your ceiling fan — additional energy and dollar savings could be realized with this simple step!

It begins with you!

Copyright © 2017 ALLETE, Inc., All Rights Reserved.