Ashleigh & Burwood - Catalytic Lamp FAQs

What is a Catalytic Lamp?


The origin of the Catalytic Lamp goes back to 1898 when a French pharmacist created the Catalytic Combustion system to disinfect the air in hospitals. The original models were made of crystal or glass and operated with the same method of purification that is used today: Diffusion by Catalytic combustion.

The catalytic burner captures and destroys the molecules that carry odours. The mixing of air and the movement from convection ensures that odours are destroyed as well as airborne micro-organisms. Catalytic lamps actually purify the air before perfuming it.

In the 1920's designers were commissioned to create aesthetic bottles to be offered to the private consumers. The lamps, which had previously cleansed and purified the air exclusively in the institutional setting, now came into the private home.

While air fresheners and room sprays usually mask odours, Catalytic lamps actively purify, cleanse and perfume the air in a wide area. Common odours in the home produced by cooking, pets, tobacco and exercising can be safely and effectively removed by using Ashleigh & Burwood catalytic lamps.

Ashleigh & Burwood are an industry leader offering the best prices and best selection of Catalytic lamps and Fuel.

Does the Ashleigh & Burwood Catalytic Lamp really work against airborne 'bugs'?

Yes, the Ashleigh & Burwood Catalytic Lamp really does help to cleanse and purify the air. Independent tests conducted for Ashleigh & Burwood give the following results for destruction of airborne micro-organisms:

Dust mites - 99% mortality rate
Escherichia coli bacteria (E. coli) - 99% mortality rate
Five types of mould spores
Aspergillus niger - 61.5 % mortality rate
Eurotium amsterdami - 79.6% mortality rate
Stachybotrys chartarum - 99.9% mortality rate
Penicillium crustosum - 99.9% mortality rate
Chaetomium globosum - 99.9% mortality rate