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FV-08VKME3 WhisperGreen LED™ 80 CFM Ceiling Mounted Ventilation Fan with DC Motor and LED Light SmartAction® Motion Sensor

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WhisperGreen LED™ 80 CFM Ceiling Mounted Ventilation Fan with DC Motor and LED Light SmartAction® Motion Sensor

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LED Lighting WhisperGreen LED™ models feature a flush mount grille that incorporates a 12-Watt and 1-Watt ENERGY STAR® rated LED bulb and nightlight. Panasonic's advanced LED technology lasts 5 times longer and is 75% more efficient than incandescent lamps and last at least 35 times longer. In addition, our LED light fixtures do not contribute to mercury waste when disposed. DC Motor for Lower Energy Consumption Panasonic WhisperGreen LED ventilation fans are more energy efficient than ENERGY STAR® requirements.

SmartFlow™ Optimum CFM Technology

With SmartFlow technology, WhisperGreen LED is designed to perform as rated and provide easier installation. When the fan faces static pressure, its speed is automatically increased to ensure optimal CFM output. The installer also no longer has to worry about compromising the fan's performance. CustomVent™ Variable Speed Control WhisperGreen LED is able to run continuously at a pre-set lower level (0-70 CFM). The fan then elevates to a maximum level of operation (80 CFM) when the switch is turned on, or the SmartAction® motion sensor is activated. A High/Low Delay Timer returns the fan to the pre-set CFM level after a period of time set by the user, making this the ideal solution for continuous whole house ventilation.

SmartAction® Motion Sensor (FV-08VKME3)

The built-in SmartAction motion sensor automatically activates when someone enters the room. Once the settings have been applied, the fan becomes truly automatic, making it ideal for people with disabilities and assisted living environments such as nursing homes and retirement communities.

LED - The Evolution of Lighting

LED stands for light-emitting diode. LEDs are tiny light sources that give off light when an electrical current moves through a semiconducting material.

In the next 20 years, LED lighting in the United States could*

  • Reduce electricity demands from lighting by 33 percent.
  • Eliminate 570 million metric tons of carbon emissions.
  • Avoid 40 new power plants.
  • Save as much as $265 billion in energy costs.

*Numbers based on analysis by D&R International Ltd, 2009.

LED - More Light, Less Heat

LED (Light Emitting Diodes)

The movement of electrons through a semiconductor material illuminates the tiny light sources we call LEDs. A small amount of heat is released backwards into a heat sink. In a well designed product, LEDs are basically cool to the touch. LEDs release 20% of their energy as heat.

* LEDs use less power (watts) per unit of light generated (lumens). LEDs help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and lower electric bills.

** Operating costs for recessed down lights are annual and assume three hours of use per day for typical residential use, and an average utility rate of $0.108 per kWh.
Source: ENERGY STAR

Compact Fluorescents (CFLs)

Use an electric current driven through a tube containing gases. This reaction produces ultraviolet light that gets transformed into visible light by the fluorescent coating (called phosphor) on the inside of the tube. CFLs release 80% of their energy as heat.

Incandescent light bulbs

Create light by passing electricity through a metal filament until it becomes so hot that it glows. Incandescents release 90% of their energy as heat.

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    • Motor Type
    • Type of Motor
    • Thermal Fuse Protection
    • Blower Wheel Type
    • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
    • Duct Diameter (Inches)
    • Mounting Opening (Inches sq.)
    • Grille Size (Inches sq.)
    • SmartAction Motion Sensor
    • High / Low Delay Timer
    • CustomVent Variable Speed Control
    • SmartFlow Optimum CFM Technology
    • Lamp Watts
    • Color Rendering Index
    • Color Temperature (Kelvin)
    • Rated Life (hours)
    • Lamp Model #
    • Night Light Specs Night Light Watts
    • Shipping Gross Weight (lbs)
    • UL tub/Shower Enclosure
    • Washington VIAQ Code
    • California Title 24 Compliant
    • Mfg in ISO 9001 Certified Facility
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Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Motion sensors Ungrounded ceiling boxes are common in older homes. Expect a light controlled by a motion sensor to blink and malfuction if the circuit is not grounded. September 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Be aware of elctrical requiremnets! We just installed this fan in a bathroom last week. We thought it would be a good thing to have the motion sensor, timer, light and night light. I was however not aware of the electrical requirement for this fan prior to purchasing this unit. The old fan was on a switched feed, which allowed us to turn fan on or off, no light. Here is where the problem occurs. This fan unit requires three separate 120 volt feeds. A continuous non-switched feed for the fan, which allows the fan to work when the motion sensor is activated or high humidity is detected, and two switched feeds, one for the CFL light and another one for the night light. This is something that is not clear in any of the web information, or on the electrical diagram in the installation manual. To provide these electrical requirements, I had to run another three wire cable from the wall switch to the unit and change the switch to a dual control switch . This installation may not be for some DIYer's. Something to think about before purchasing this unit!!! August 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Terrible mistake My wife and I moved into our new house 4 weeks ago. We have six of these motion sensor fans. They ore ok durning the day, however at night walking into our bathroom, then into the toilet room is like walking into a light show. These things blink off and on over and over and over. Unless you stand perfectly still the green light will drive you crazy!! I finally had to disable them entirely. I've been building houses for nearly 40 years and was talked into the motion sensor by my electrician. I'm in the process of making him remove them and installing a traditional switch and fan. The fans themselves are nice and quiet but the night light is not ready for prime time. May 18, 2014
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