Fragrance Lamp that is beautifully designed in a silver mosaic crackly design.
Utilising a catalytic combustion technique, the Fragrance Lamp actively purifies, cleanses and perfumes the air in the home.
- Please note, lamp fragrances not included.
- Lamp fragrances can be bought separately elsewhere.
What is the Lamp Fragrance made from?
The basis of the Lamp Fragrance, and the important fuel which keeps the catalytic process working, is an alcohol called isopropyl alcohol. A very common alcohol, it is the same form of alcohol which is commonly used in hand sanitisers for example. The other ingredients are distilled water, and the fragrance compound itself.
Can I create a Lamp Fragrance myself?
You can create your own lamp fragrance by filling the lamp around two thirds full of Isopropyl (91%) rubbing alcohol. Next, add around 12-15 drops of your favourite fragrance or essential oil into the alcohol. You may add more droplets if you would your scent to be stronger.
How does it work?
The Fragrance Lamp diffuses fragrance and purifies the air via a method of operation known as Catalytic Combustion. The Catalytic Lamp works when the catalyst (platinum) present on the stone part of the wick assembly is heated, which creates a catalytic reaction with the Neutral Refill or Lamp Fragrance and oxygen, which is self-sustaining while there is constant fuel and oxygen supply. The liquid in the Neutral Refill or Lamp Fragrance is drawn up the cotton wick via capillary action into the porous ceramic burner head, where the catalysis takes place, oxidising some of the liquid and releasing the balance into the air (with the fragrance, if included). The heated liquid rises into the air, and through convection currents is diffused quickly throughout the surrounding air. This technology is particularly effective at ensuring the liquid is emitted in ultra-fine particles which rise quickly and distribute rapidly, far smaller than droplets produced by a spray, or standard evaporation, and at a far greater rate.
How does the Lamp sanitise the air?
There is more than one action which takes place which contributes to the cleansing effect. Due to the clever design of the stone, some of the alcohol base of the Lamp Fragrance is able to pass through the catalytic system without being combusted, and this is broken into ultra-fine particles and diffused rapidly through the air. The ultra-fine particles of the alcohol based Lamp Fragrance diffuse and when those tiny particles come into contact with infectious agents such as virus or bacteria, they neutralise them. Finally, there is the natural convection caused by the heat, and consequent airflow down onto the stone. The surface operating temperature of the stone can be around 350C (around half the heat of a candle flame), which destroys virus and bacteria that come into contact with it.
How often should I use the Fragrance Lamp to keep the air clean?
We would recommend using your Lamp for 30 minutes at a time to achieve effective cleaning of the air. We do not advise using your Lamp for longer than 45 minutes at a time as this can cause damage to the wick. If you’d like to use your Lamp for longer periods, we would recommend using the Lamp for 30 minutes, snuffing it out and leaving it to re-prime for 30 minutes before lighting again. This cycle of 30 minutes on and 30 minutes off can be repeated as frequently as you’d like, however, we wouldn’t normally suggest using more than twice a day.
Is isopropyl alcohol safe to breathe in?
When the Lamp is used in accordance with the instructions, the amount of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) released into the air is well within the safe limits for adults, children and pets. The majority of the IPA is burned during the catalytic combustion process which breaks it down into simply water and carbon dioxide, and the remaining IPA that is released into the air diffuses very rapidly. The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) limit for exposure to IPA is an airborne concentration of 400ppm (parts per million). Using a large Fragrance Lamp for the recommended 30 min period, in an average sized room, results in an airborne concentration of IPA around 19ppm, assuming zero airflow. Allowing for normal household conditions with a small airflow, the concentration will be even lower than this.
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