The Lamps can be known as Catalytic Lamps, Catalytic Fragrance Lamps, Effusion Lamps, or simply as Fragrance Lamps.
The original Lamp technology dates back over 120 years, to when a French pharmacist discovered the catalytic combustion process, and the Lamps came to be widely used to help disinfect and purify the air in hospitals, thus cutting down on infection transmission. In the 1920's designers were commissioned to create aesthetic bottles to be offered to private consumers. The Lamps, which had previously cleansed and purified the air exclusively in an industrial setting, now came into the private home.
We have taken the original technology, tweaked and refined it over the course of the last 10 years or so, to create what we believe is the best system out there.
When the Covid-19 pandemic started taking hold, we immediately wondered whether our product could be useful, and began researching a microbiological laboratory that could do the type of testing that was needed. At the end of January 2020, we commissioned a specialist US laboratory to begin testing our Lamps specifically for their efficacy against coronavirus. In June we received the verified results in the final test report.
Recently there has been a spotlight shone on one aspect of coronavirus – airborne transmission. In July the World Health Organisation said there was “emerging evidence” of airborne coronavirus transmission following an open letter from a group of over 200 scientists warning that the virus could be transmitted through tiny aerosols breathed out by those infected. Since then the government announced face coverings would be made mandatory in shops in England as well as on public transport in an attempt to cut down on infections cause by expelled droplets or aerosols. While scientific advice is constantly evolving, the new evidence and guidelines make it clear that guarding against airborne transmission is increasingly important in fighting the COVID-19 virus.