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The History Of Effusion Lampes

In 1898, A French pharmacist named Maurice Berger invented the first catalytic combustion effusion lampe while trying to find a process to purify air. Hospitals, health facilities, and mortuaries used these lampes for their antibacterial powers until the mid 1900's. Today effusion lampes are used more for decorative purposes than the original use in the medical world. Some are made from hand-blown glass and are very collectible. The purifying and odor eliminating qualities of these lampes are now being used in homes, offices, and many other environments that people live and work in.

What is an Effusion Lampe?

An effusion lampe destroys household odors and bacteria in the air while increasing oxygen levels and perfuming your environment and eliminating unwanted odors. These decorative fragrance lampes use a catalytic burner that reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit to combust a special alcohol based liquid fuel. The burning fuel releases molecules into the air that capture and destroy odors. Molecules that cause bad smells are inherently unstable and the effusion lampe's flameless, low-temperature catalytic combustion speeds up the decomposition process, converting odor molecules into harmless substances such as carbon dioxide and water. Research has shown that the catalytic process can also effectively eliminate up to 85% of bacteria in a room for up to 30 hours after the initial operation has stopped. Using an unscented lampe fuel in a catalytic diffusion lampe is surprisingly effective in eliminating bacteria and offensive odors from pets, trash, food and tobacco. With fragrance added to the isopropyl alcohol based lampe fuel the catalytic burner lampe becomes a fragrance lampe, diffusing aroma into the air while it purifies. Some of the perfumes are based on natural aromatics (essential oils), giving the lampes an aromatherapy application as well.

How Do They Work?

Odor molecules are chemically unstable and will eventually degrade into harmless substances (like carbon dioxide and water). Catalytic effusion lampes significantly speed up that process by using rhodium, a metal similar to platinum, as as catalyst embedded within porous ceramic. A catalyst is a substance that accelerates the rate (speed) of a chemical reaction without itself being changed at the end of the reaction. Catalysts typically enable reactions to occur much faster and at lower temperatures than would otherwise be required for the same reaction to occur in the absence of the catalyst.

The Benefits

Effusion lampes are by far the best aromatic diffusion and air purification devices on the market today. Unlike common "air freshener" products, the catalytic effusion lampe does not simply cover up smells: it eliminates the molecules making the odors through proven catalytic technology. Catalytic effusion lampes are surprisingly competent in quietly eliminating all types of odor molecules over large areas. No more need for noisy air purifiers that just take up space, effusion lampes take up minimal counter space and are much more effective. Remove virtually any odor (from pets, cooking, mildew, nail polish, even cigars!) with an effusion lampe. At the same time, the catalytic effusion lampe diffuses pleasant aromas throughout your home, far more effectively than similar devices such as scented candles, reed diffusers, plug-in diffusers, etc. All of this is made possible through flameless, smokeless, low-temperature catalytic combustion.
Catalytic effusion lampes typically burn alcohol based fuels at the rate of about 1 ounce per hour,
so a 32-ounce bottle includes about 32 hours of lamp operation
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Considering the dual air purification and aromatic diffusion function of the lampes, they are an excellent value!

YES! Effusion Lampes are safe to use around allergy and asthma sufferers.
The amazing air-cleansing qualities of the lampes make the air easier to breathe.

Effusion Lampes vs. Candles

Effusion lampes "burn" without an open flame; making them less of a fire hazard in your home*. Unattended, burning candles have often been the cause of house fires. Candles can also cause black soot to be released into the air we are breathing. Black soot is the product of the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing fuels. Until recently, no one knew the source of the black soot in our homes. It is now believed that frequent candle burning is one of the leading sources of black soot. The amount of soot produced by a candle varies; scented candles are more likely to produce black soot while unscented candles produce less. Property damage can occur over time from the black soot settling on walls and surfaces in your home or office. Just imagine how this black soot is affecting your lungs and the air you're breathing. Burning candles that have lead wick cores can result in indoor air concentrations of lead that are above EPA-recommended thresholds and should be recognized as a health concern. Many consumers purchase candles containing lead wick cores without knowing and expose themselves to harmful amounts of lead through regular candle burning. Effusion lampe wicks do not contain lead and are not left continuously burning. The only substances released into your air will purify it, increase oxygen levels eliminate offensive odors and leave your home smelling wonderfully fresh!

*Effusion Lampes require a large flame to start the catalytic combustion process and should not be left alone until the flame is extinguished.*

 

 
 
 
 

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