Broan-NuTone Offers Widest Breadth of Bathroom Ventilation Products

June 21, 2013

HARTFORD, Wis. – With the addition of Recessed Fans with LED Lights, Broan-NuTone®, now offers the widest array of bathroom fan/light models on the market.

“We were the first to offer a Recessed Fan/Light, and now we have four distinct offerings in this series,” says Patrick Nielsen, marketing manager, ventilation fans, Broan-NuTone.

The company unveiled its first recessed model featuring incandescent lighting in 2004. Over the years, Broan-NuTone, the leader in residential ventilation, has continued to introduce models with industry-leading features. The following is a list of models and the years in which they were introduced:

Year Model
2004 Recessed Fan/Light
2005 ENERGY STAR® qualified Recessed Fan/Light
2010 Humidity-sensing ENERGY STAR qualified Recessed Fan/Light
2013 LED ENERGY STAR qualified Recessed Fan/Light

“The main advantage of the LED Recessed Fan/Lights is the long-lasting LED bulb,” Nielsen says. “There is a good chance the homeowner will never have to change this bulb.” The bulb in the Broan-NuTone LED recessed fan/light will last at least 25,000 hours, compared with compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, which last 3,000 to 15,000 hours, and incandescent bulbs, which last about 1,000 hours.

The other main advantage of LEDs is that, unlike CFLs, they don’t contain mercury. When a CFL breaks, homeowners are exposed to high levels of dangerous vaporizing mercury. Mercury can also be damaging to the environment if it ends up in landfills.

A further benefit of LEDs is their ability to offer greater dimming capabilities when paired with the right dimmer. LEDs also turn on instantly. “CFLs take some time to ramp up,” Nielsen says. “LEDs illuminate fully right away.”

In addition to the LED Recessed Fan/Light, more than 75 BROAN and NuTone ENERGY STAR qualified ventilation fans that meet green building codes are designed, engineered, manufactured and customer supported in the U.S.

For a complete list of all BROAN and NuTone ENERGY STAR qualified fans, or

BROAN® is registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation products including range hoods, ventilation fans, heater/fan/light combination units, balanced ventilation systems (IAQ), built-in heaters, attic ventilators and trash compactors. NuTone® is a registered trademark of Broan-NuTone LLC, North America’s leading manufacturer and distributor of residential built-in convenience products including door chimes, central vacuum systems, ceiling fans, intercom systems, ironing centers and ventilation fans.

Broan-NuTone is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® partner.

Broan-NuTone LLC is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc., a global, diversified company whose many market-leading brands deliver broad capabilities and a wide array of innovative, technology-driven products and solutions for lifestyle improvement at home and at work. Please visit for more information.

For more information about the full line of Broan-NuTone products, call 800-558-1711 (BROAN) or 888-336-3948 (NuTone), write Broan-NuTone, 926 W. State Street, Hartford, WI 53027 U.S.A. or visit or