Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs

Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs In its Water Reservoir

The slow but steady approach of winter means that it's almost time for many of us to fire up our heaters — also heralding the return of of chapped lips and dry skin. Dyson's new humidifier is one solution to the problem, but it doesn't only prevent dry air. It also ensures your home isn't being filled with bacteria-ridden moisture thanks to a germ-killing UV light.

Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs In its Water Reservoir

Based on the design of Dyson's well-regarded bladeless fans and heaters, the company's new humidifier introduces a three-liter water reservoir that uses a piezoelectric transducer (vibrating up to 1.7 million times a second) to produce tiny airborne microscopic water particles. But the water in that reservoir is just as susceptible to infiltration by germs and bacteria as your dry winter sinuses are.

To ensure that its new humidifier isn't just spreading sickness around your home, the water in the reservoir is exposed to an ultraviolet light twice to kill 99.9 per cent of bacteria before the drops are sent drifting through your home. So the odds of you getting sick and missing work are greatly reduced (whether that's a pro or a con is up to you). And because the humidifier uses Dyson's Air Multiplier technology, it should do a much better job at boosting the humidity throughout your entire home, and not just around the general vicinity of the actual device.

Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs In its Water Reservoir

Don't expect relief this season, though, unless you live in Japan. Because like with its new Eye 360 robotic vacuum, Dyson is holding off on a US release until next year, and its new humidifier isn't expect to hit stores hear until the end of 2015. [Dyson]

Dyson's Humidifier Uses UV Light To Kill Germs In its Water Reservoir

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    The slow but steady approach of winter means that it’s almost time for many of us to fire up our heaters

    I think many of us shut our heaters off weeks ago.

    ...isnt expect it to hit stores hear until the end of 2015......

    sometimes the quality of writing on here makes me sad.

      Don't be. It wasn't hear, it was thear, over thear in 'murica.

    I would like to request a little flag be placed next to the author's name in all articles stating which country news pieces are coming from, it saves so much confusion and would look neat too.

      I have the same gripe with Business Insider,

      Read an article I am interested in, Get all my hopes up only to find out that it's only in the US.

    Do these work as a regular air multiplier without water also? If so I might finally buy one.

    I wonder how well this would work as an evaporative cooler

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