Dyson technology for education

Engineered to create better learning environments.

In 1978, James Dyson became frustrated with his vacuum cleaner’s diminishing performance. 5 years later and 5,127 prototypes later, he had invented the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner. Today, Dyson is a global technology company, selling products in more than 75 countries. James Dyson’s ethos and values remain in the company today, with Dyson engineers working tirelessly to invent new and better technology and solve the problems that other people ignore. They transform every category they enter with radical and iconic reinventions that work, perform and look very different.

This includes technology for businesses. Dyson has developed a range of technology for public, leisure and work spaces. Each machine is designed with productivity and wellbeing in mind – helping to improve the experiences of your employees and guests.

In schools, colleges and universities, it’s important to create an environment where students can thrive. Poor lighting can cause eyestrain (2*) and affect task performance, while unhygienic hand dryers or indoor air pollution can affect wellbeing. This is the thinking behind Dyson technology. Efficient lighting that can provide optimal visual conditions for studying. Intelligent purifiers that remove pollutants. And fast, hygienic hand dryers that reduce environmental impact and energy costs.

Dyson Lighting

Poor lighting can cause eyestrain and headaches, as well as drops in task performance. Dyson lights are engineered to solve these problems. They have invented the first LED light with an effective cooling system to maintain brightness for longer. And with precise positioning control, they're designed to create optimal lighting conditions for learning and studying. Dyson lighting creates powerful light precisely where you need it - light isn't wasted, so energy and costs are saved.

Suspended Dyson Cu-Beam™ suspended lighting creates efficient illumination and long-lasting brightness to enable optimal lighting conditions for learning and studying spaces with reduced running costs. Dyson CSYS™ task lighting provides localised illumination for specific tasks allowing students to create their preferred learning environments.

Dyson Hand Drying

In 1907, paper towels were introduced to washrooms. The electric hand dryer made its first appearance in 1948. But both can be expensive, unhygienic and harmful to the environment. At Dyson, our engineers didn’t think that was good enough. So in 2006, they revolutionised hand drying methods – with the invention of Airblade™ technology. Hygienic hand dryers that are better for the environment.

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers are the fastest to dry hands hygienically. They are powered by the Dyson digital motor V4. Its small size and power density are what have made our hand dryer technology possible.

Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have HEPA filters installed as standard, which capture 99.9% of particles the size of bacteria from the washroom air. So your student’s hands are dried with cleaner air, not dirty air.

Dyson hand dryers can significantly reduce your running costs and carbon footprint. The Dyson Airblade V hand dryer costs £31 a year to run, up to 80% less to run than other hand dryers, and up to 98% less than paper towels. It is the most hygienic hand dryer that is now 35% quieter allowing for less noisy distractions and more studying.

Dyson Purification

Indoor air pollution can be up to 5x worse than outdoors.(1*) The Dyson Pure Hot + Cool uses Air Multiplier ™ technology to combine purification with temperature control. It enhances comfort and enables students to create their preferred and personal learning conditions.

From light levels to hygiene, every detail can affect students’ wellbeing, ability to concentrate and overall study experience.

*1 As per the Illuminating Engineering Society`s (IES) The Lighting Handbook, Tenth Edition: Reference and Application, Publisher: Illuminating Engineering; 10 edition (July 30, 2011)

*2 Hulin et al, Respiratory health and indoor air pollutants based on quantitative exposure assessments, European Respiratory Journal, Oct. 2012.