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Dyson Launches a Humidifier.
« on: October 26, 2014, 04:56:00 PM »
Dyson have launched a humidifier.



Dyson has announced that it’s now in the humidifier business, applying the same Air Multiplier technology to water particles in order to make your home healthier and more comfortable. “We’ve never tied ourselves down to a single technology,” says Rob Green, a senior design engineer at Dyson. “We’re always looking at where we can use the technology to solve different problems—it’s always been about finding a problem and solving it.”

The problem with humidifiers? Well, it’s two fold, says the Dyson team. First of all, most humidifiers, like fans and heaters, have a distribution problem. It’s hard to make water and air reach the entire room. Dyson adapted its Multiplier technology to ensure moisture was evenly dispersed. If you look at the fan next to the humidifier, you'll notice a few differences in form. Because both water and air must be expelled, the humidifier’s loop is oblong and thicker. Air is released from the back of the loop, while the water particles flow from the front lip of the loop. The air picks up the water on its pathway, carrying moisture away from the device and into the room. Dyson explains that a piezoelectric transducer in the machine’s base vibrates up to 1.7 million times a second, which breaks down water into microscopic particles. These water molecules are pulled up into the amplifier and expelled into the air using the Air Multiplier technology.

The second issue is health. “Humidifiers are sometimes seen as a way to combat allergies and the symptoms of colds and the flu – but in reality many can do quite the opposite,” says James Dyson. “The majority are a breeding ground for nasty germs, which are then distributed around your home.” Dyson claims its humidifier eliminates 99.9 percent of bacteria by exposing every drop of water to ultraviolet light twice before it reaches your lungs.

The gadget has a three-liter tank and will last up to 18 hours, though you can set a timer for anywhere from 15 minutes to 9 hours. In the summer, it can be used as a regular fan. Dyson says it cost more than $60.4 million to develop the humidifier, thanks in part to the 643 prototypes it made during the process. Can’t wait to get one? You’re gonna have to. The humidifier, which has no retail price yet, will soon be available in Japan, but it won’t reach the U.S. until next autumn.

In the UK, you can register your interest on Dyson's site.

But is the basic idea new? Perhaps not. Look at this:



That is also a bladeless fan and a humidifier. Not as sleek as a Dyson I grant you, but then again, it only costs 30.

Does anyone in the UK actually use a humidifier? It rains so much here that we are more likely to use a dehumidifier.

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Re: Dyson Launches a Humidifier.
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 09:02:25 PM »
I think they are good for babies and kids when they have chest infections etc, but I would say most people in the UK need a de humidifier.

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Re: Dyson Launches a Humidifier.
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 07:38:31 PM »
I saw part of the thread title and thought Dyson had made a humidor!

Nice idea, but I wouldn't want to see it after a few years being used with our limescale with added water that we have round here!
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 08:02:45 PM »
Let me be the first to admit I had to google humidor  :chuckle:


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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 08:04:02 PM »
I want a nice cigar now...mmmmmmm
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2014, 08:11:05 PM »
I think most of your water comes from Rutland water, not surprised its hard, have you ever seen it, or smelt it  :sick0012: lots of cow poo poo running off the fields into it in places.

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2014, 08:19:22 PM »
In Peterborough it does, not sure where it comes from here in the Thames valley
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Re: Dyson Launches a Humidifier.
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 08:19:27 PM »
Manchester water is rated one of the best in the country, it tastes alright and limescale is simply a non issue (despite my coffee machine always wailing to be descaled).

Still not sure what we here might use a humidifier for. I saw them in use in China as they thought that their 32c winter was too dry.


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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 08:28:00 PM »
Most of it from underground aquifers the rest pumped from rivers, so by the time its filtered through the rocks its probably very clean but full of lime and calcium.  If you want really hard water try Gt Yarmouth.

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2014, 05:07:10 PM »
Here in Birmingham, our water comes from Wales, fresh so we are very lucky :) I also agree that water from Manchester is nice as well as Rochdale
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2014, 03:00:00 PM »
There are many reasons people use humidifiers. In the winter our central heating systems dry out the air, this can cause poor sleep, if you wake up with a dry mouth your air is dry! Dry air also causes increased build up of static electricity, this can cause premature failure of many of todays electronic devices. Using a humidifier can help reduce these problems. They can also be beneficial if you have a cold or flu and can help if you suffer from allergies as the dust is kept down. Many other uses too. But as we currently have 98% humidity outside we never think about using them, in fact most people don't know they exist! Recently sold a couple to someone who keeps parrots!!
Not sure anyone will want to pay Mr Dyson a couple of hundred quid for one though! 20 to 50 is what people are prepared to pay.

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