Also called Fragrance Lamps or Diffusers
Fragrance Lamps are not only a decorative bottle; they are a very functional bottle. They are sometimes called a fragrance lamp, fragrance diffusers, effusion lamp or aroma lamp. They require a special fragrance fuel. When lit, the fragrance is dispersed throughout the room, with no flame. The only time a flame is required is when initially lit. The burning of the fuel through the catalytic stone releases both oxygen and anion into the room. These purify the air and remove odors from the home or office.
Fragrance lamps, which operate on the process of catalytic combustion, are the quintessential decorative accessory for indoor air purification. The primary function of these stylish perfume bottles is, first and foremost, to purify the air of offensive household, pet and smoke odors, eliminate bothersome bacteria and germs, and ultimately increase oxygen levels while permeating the air with gentle fragrance. This process sets the function of a fragrance lamp apart from that of candles, reed diffusers, oil burners, incense, room sprays, potpourri and sachets. All other home fragrance products, at best, "mask" existing odors and, in some instances, contribute to additional smoke and other airborne pollutants.
HOW THE PROCESS OF CATALYTIC COMBUSTION WORKS
The catalytic stone is the workhorse of the lamp that works in conjunction with high grade fragrance oils specifically formulated to complete the catalytic conversion.
Fragrance lamps use a method of catalytic combustion to move large volumes of air through the lamp's heat chamber which is most commonly referred to as the wick or stone. This heat mixes with the room's cooler air creating a continuous flow of air, a process known as catalytic conversion. Airborne molecules that contain bacteria that cause foul odors are filtered through the lamp's chamber and converted into oxygen. The catalytic burner reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit to combust a special alcohol based fuel. The burning fuel releases molecules (negatively charged ions) into the air that capture and destroy impurities, resulting in purified air. In just 25-40 minutes, one fragrance lamp will deodorize and fragrance 1,000-1,400 cubic feet and under most circumstances, the effects will last for days.
INTERESTING MOMENT IN HISTORY
In the late 1800s, in an effort to counteract diseases which had become widespread and catastrophic, fragrance lamps were invented as a method to purifiy the air in hospitals and morgues. The lamps of that era were more utilitarian and not decorative as they are today but used the same alcohol based fuel without the addition of fragrance. Then, in the mid-1900s, fragrance lamps became a luxurious household item in the homes of only the wealthiest of individuals. Today, the very same technology is being used in households and offices to purify the air of odors, bacteria and germs. Because fragrance lamps are now affordable, everyone can own them.