The BroanÂ® Ultra Silentâ„¢ QTXE Ventilation Fan/Lights are the perfect solution for those who are energy and cost-conscious yet demand superior lighting and overall quality in their ventilation products. These fan/lights feature our latest lighting technology to lighten and brighten any room, and a freshly re-styled grille design that blends into any dÃ©cor. Our new lighting technology is specifically engineered to provide brighter, better quality light while using less energy, and projects more light into the room. The technology improves brightness by more than 27 percent and increases lumens per watt by more than 64 percent. The unique lens formula vastly improves lighting quality and provides more evenly diffused light in any room. These fan/lights maintain a low profile in relationship to the ceiling and when standing underneath the fan, the inner workings are hidden - making the entire design much more inconspicuous. The new one-piece fan grille on QTXE models has a traditional design feel with exposed louvers and smooth, curved edges that hug the ceiling. The lens surface area has been optimized, while maintaining optimum air flow and sound performance. The fan/light grilleâ€™s color, texture, matte level, and resin material enhancements was based on input from leading paint manufacturers and reflects a color and matte level that blends with any dÃ©cor. The updated lighting system uses 15% lower wattage bulbs than the previous generation, which saves money on energy bills. Additionally, these models utilize convenient, energy efficient GU24 bulbs, which are readily available from most retailers. Economical, energy efficient and easy to install, BroanÂ® Ultra Silentâ„¢ QTXE Ventilation Fan/Lights meet the requirements of all three major green building programs: ENERGY STARÂ®; U.S. Green Building Councilâ€™s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes; and the National Association of Home Builderâ€™s (NAHB) Model Green Home Building Guidelines. These ventilation fan/lights are a smart step to creating a healthier home, saving energy and saving money. Like other ENERGY STARÂ® qualified fans from Broan, these fan/lights cost only $1 a year to operate under normal operation â€“ a small price to pay for superior indoor air quality in the home. Features: *80 CFM â€“ 150 CFM *Nearly silent operation 0.3 to 1.4 Sones *6â€ ducting for superior performance *ENERGY STARÂ® qualified and Title 24 compliant *Bright, energy efficient 36-watt fluorescent lighting (2-18 watt GU24 based bulbs) *4 watt nightlight *Motor engineered for continuous operation *U.L. Listed for use over bathtubs or showers when connected to a GFCI protected branch circuit *HVI Certified *Type IC *Fits 2â€ x 8â€ ceiling construction
In the midst of the Great Depression, two aggressive young men emerged with two new products that would make major contributions to the housing industry. In 1932, Henry Broan developed and manufactured a kitchen fan called the Motordor® Fan that provided quiet and efficient kitchen ventilation. His creation launched what is today known as Broan-NuTone LLC. Four years later, in 1936, J. Ralph Corbett developed a melodious door chime replacing the obnoxious door buzzer of the time. His development launched what is today known as NuTone, Inc. Both men, headquartered in the Midwest, started their companies with a simple product and a few employees. Each expanded their companies, creating revolutionary new products that provided unmatched conveniences for homeowners nationwide. Both companies quickly became global competitors and continued to provide innovative, superior products to meet the needs of consumers. In 1981, Broan Mfg. Co., Inc. was acquired by Nortek, Inc. and became the lead company of Nortek's Residential Building Products Group, which was named the Broan Group. During this same time period, NuTone was sold to Scovill Manufacturing in 1967 and was then acquired by Williams plc in 1991. In 1998, Nortek acquired NuTone, adding it to the Broan Group and renaming the group the Broan-NuTone Group. Then, in January 2000, Broan Mfg. Co., Inc. became Broan-NuTone LLC. Today, Broan-NuTone LLC leads the industry with forward-thinking residential ventilation products, customized climate, communications and storage solutions and superior customer service. Broan-NuTone is proud to acknowledge that over 80% of homeowners in the United States rely on one or more BROAN®, NuTone®, or BEST® products every day to provide them with superior indoor air quality and lifestyle conveniences. Headquartered in Hartford, Wisconsin, Broan-NuTone employs 2,600 people in eight countries on five continents. Other manufacturing, marketing and sales locations include Ohio, California, Canada, Italy, Chile, Australia, Poland, China and Mexico. Broan-NuTone’s inspiring heritage provides the foundation for its three global brands – BROAN®, NuTone® and BEST®. BROAN® is the industry leader of range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Fresh Air Systems, built-in heaters, whole-house fans, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® holds major market positions in door chimes, central vacuum systems, stereo intercom systems, ironing centers, ceiling fans and ventilation fans. BEST® range hoods are the “Ultimate in Kitchen Ventilation” featuring state-of-the-art performance and Italian design. Broan-NuTone is committed to developing revolutionary products that improve the indoor environment as well as implementing procedures to preserve the outdoor environment. Broan-NuTone offers a wide selection of products that help meet the requirements of all three major green building programs: ENERGY STAR®; U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes; and the National Association of Home Builder’s (NAHB) Model Green Home Building Guidelines. For more information, please visit www.BROAN.com, www.NuTone.com and www.BESTrangehoods.com.