British industrial design brand Dyson have unveiled their latest product: a fan heater.
Yes, it looks a lot like the Air Multiplier bladeless fans released last year and it incorporates the same technology, channelling the air through a 2.5mm ring-shaped aperture and accelerating it over an aerofoil.
The Dyson Hot has low surface temperatures and no grilles to attract dust, incorporating an automatic thermostat and a magnetic remote control that fits over the top of the machine.
It can also be used without the heating element as a cooling fan.
James Dyson is famous for inventing vacuum cleaners without dust bags and released his first fans without blades in 2009.
Here are some more details from Dyson:
Goodbye cold corners. Hello Hot.
Dyson Hot™ fan heater warms up every part of the room – fast
Conventional heaters have limited settings; like a watched pot that never boils, they can’t always heat a whole room quickly. And central heating is sometimes wasted on the whole house. Engineered to heat the room, Dyson Hot™ fan heater is the fastest to heat the room evenly.
Dyson Hot™ fan heater can be set between 1 and 37 degrees celsius to heat a room. When it hits the desired temperature, it monitors the room temperature by measuring surrounding air. If a drop is detected, the heater turns back on to maintain the set temperature.
James Dyson says:
“Other fan heaters rely on inefficient motors or dust friendly grills. As the heat rises you’re left with a partially heated room and a worrying burning smell. Dyson engineers have developed a heater that produces no smell and heats the whole room”.
It took a team of 22 engineers – including experts in thermo dynamics and fluid mechanics – over three years researching, developing and testing Dyson’s patented Air Multiplier™ technology for its application in a heater.
How it works: Using patented Air Multiplier™ technology, air is drawn in through a mixed flow impeller, a combination of the technologies used in turbochargers and jet engines. It is then accelerated through a 2.5mm aperture (the thickness of a £2 coin) set within the loop amplifier. This creates a jet of hot air which passes over an airfoil-shaped ramp channelling its direction. Surrounding air is drawn into the airflow, amplifying it 6 times in a process known as inducement and entrainment.
Safety: Low surface temperatures throughout and no visible heating elements. And if tipped over, the machine has been engineered to automatically cut out.
Remote Control: Turning the Dyson Hot™ fan heater on and off, adjusting temperature, airflow rate and controlling oscillation can be done easily from across a room. The remote control is curved and magnetised to store neatly on top of the machine.
Precision: Dyson Hot™ fan heater has temperature controls and an intelligent thermostat. Variable airflow and oscillation is controlled either by remote or on the front of the machine.
Cooling fan: Unlike conventional heaters it has a dual-mode function as a cooling fan. In keeping with Dyson’s Air Multiplier™ range it couples high airflow and velocity.
Il freddo è alle porte e sono in molti a scegliere i termoventilatori per riscaldare gli ambienti. Quello che vi segnaliamo è opera del talentuoso James Dyson, già noto ai più per il suo “Dyson Air Multiplier” e per la sua reinterpretazione di altri elettrodomestici come aspirapolvere e asciugamani elettrico. Minimale e dalle linee morbide come le altre creazioni, a questo “Dyson Hot” hanno lavorato ventidue ingegneri per i quasi tre anni necessari a svilupparlo e perfezionarlo.
Sfrutta la stessa tecnologia Air Multiplier impiegata nel ventilatore e aiuta a riscaldare un ambiente nel suo complesso piuttosto che nelle singole aree. Può essere impostato a temperature precise (che una volta raggiunte poi provvedono al suo spegnimento in modo che possa essere lasciato acceso durante la notte) e inoltre, il sistema di riscaldamento in ceramica e pietra è inodore e fa sì che le parti esposte non siano bollenti al tatto. Ennesimi utili accorgimenti, “Dyson Hot” funziona anche da ventilatore e si spegne se viene rovesciato.