Panasonic WhisperGreen-Lite Bathroom Fan with DC Motor / Lights - FV-08VKL4 (replaces FV-08VKL1, FV-08VKL3)
80 CFM: 7.4 Watts
11.2 CFM/Watt: 0.3 sones
6 Year Warranty on DC Motor
Duct Diameter (inches): 4"
Mounting Opening (inches sq.): 10 7/8"
Grille Size (inches sq.): 13"
Lights - 2, 13-Watt Self-Ballasted bulbs, plus 4 watt night-lite (all bulbs included).
Constant CFM Performance
This WhisperGreenT model features built-in intelligence called SmartFlowT Optimum CFM Technology. This unique "electronic-brain" lets the fan do what was once thought to be impossible: perform at a constant CFM regardless of elbows and other factors that might hinder performance. Basically, when a WhisperGreenT fan faces static pressure, its speed is automatically increased to ensure that the desired CFM is actually achieved. This allows the fan to perform as rated and makes for easier installation because the installer no longer has to worry as much about compromising the fan's performance.
DC Brushless Motor
Panasonic's DC brushless motor provides unparalleled energy efficiency with its magnetic rotor and print circuit board. The magnetic rotor prevents energy loss while the print circuit board incorporates a unique IC chip which monitors and directs the RPM of the fan blade. The combination of these two unique features allows the DC motor to have higher energy efficiency than an AC motor.
Quiet Motor Means Quiet Operation
Panasonic is the first ventilation fan manufacturer to incorporate a DC motor in residential mechanical ventilation fans. The WhisperGreenT series incorporates a totally enclosed DC motor designed for extremely quiet, energy-efficient operation. The permanently lubricated motor is also engineered for trouble-free, continuous run for several years.
Electronic ballast technology - powerful 32-watt compact, flicker-free fluorescent lamp (included) assures strong light output along with super energy efficiency. And a 4-watt night-light is convenient for all, especially young families.
ENERGY STARŪ-Qualified for Energy Savings
ENERGY STARŪ-qualified products feature super-quiet operation and high CFM-to-Watt efficiency. The ENERGY STAR program was created to help consumers identify products that can save them money and protect the environment by saving energy. As an ENERGY STAR partner, all of our fans are ENERGY STAR-qualified and labeled accordingly.
SmartFlowT system for constant CFM output
Super energy-efficient DC motor
Totally enclosed motor for long life
Easy installation (hanger bar system)
Rustproof paint treatment on galvanized housing
Built-in damper to prevent backdraft
UL Listed for tub/shower enclosure when used with a GFCI branch circuit wire
Thermal Fuse Protection
Duct Diameter (inches) 4
Air Volume (CFM)
80 at .10" statistic pressure
79 at .25" statistic pressure
Noise (sones) <0.3 at .10" statistic pressure
Power Consumption (Watts)
7.4 at .10" statistic pressure
12.4 at .25" statistic pressure
Energy Efficiency (CFMs/Watt)
11.2 at .10" statistic pressure
6.6 at .25" statistic pressure
733 at .10" statistic pressure
987 at .25" statistic pressure
.09 at .10" statistic pressure
.17 at .25" statistic pressure
Power Rating (V/Hz) 120/60
Motor Type DC
Type of Motor Bearing Ball
Thermal Fuse Protection Yes
Blower Wheel Type Sirocco
Energy Star Qualified Yes
Mounting Opening (inches sq.) 10-7/8
Grill Size (inches sq.) 13
High/Low Delay Timer No
CustomVent Variable Speed Control No
SmartFlow Optimum CFM Technology Yes
UL Tub/Shower Enclosure Yes
Lamp Watts 32
Color Rendering Index 84
Color Temp (kelvin) 3500
Rated Life (hrs) 10,000
Lamp Model # FHT32E35
Night Light Watts 4
Washington State VIAQ Code Yes
California Title 24 Compliant Yes
Mfg in ISO 9001 Certified Facility Yes
Reviewed by 1 customer
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Comments about Panasonic WhisperGreen-Lite Bathroom Fan with DC Motor / Lights - FV-08VKL4:
This fan is excellent. Easy to install. It is surprisingly quiet. You don't know it on. You truly can't hear it. Its also very powerful. My old fan was noisy and steam was always left after a shower. This fan can handle any amount of steam. Worth its price.