London, July 10, 2018: Sweltering temperatures this summer have ignited that famous British love/hate relationship with the heat. Our enthusiasm for beach attire and BBQs quickly gives way to grumbling that we can’t sleep. If that’s you, keep calm, help is at hand from Quiet Mark.
Quiet Mark, the groundbreaking award programme that carries out pioneering sound-quality tests to identify the quietest products and solutions, has awarded its distinctive purple Quiet Mark symbol to a collection of high-performing, low-noise fans. These whisper quiet devices don’t suffer from the fatal flaw of other fans that can be intrusive, rattling, annoying and noisy. Quiet Mark awarded fans are the perfect way to keep cool, relax, sleep, wake-up refreshed and in a sunny mood every day this summer.
The Quietest Fans in the World
- Dyson AMO9 Hot & Cool £399 from John Lewis
- NSA Tower Fan with Remote Control £75 from NSA UK
- NSA Rechargeable Column Fan £165 from nsauk.com NSA UK
- Meaco 1056AC Room Circulator £99.99 available from Meaco.com
- NSA The Ultimate Column Fan £144.99 from NSA UK
- Dyson AMO6 Desk Fan £228 from John Lewis
- NSA Mini Tower Fan £34.99 from NSA UK
- Ecoair Aura Low Energy DC Fan £109.97 from amazon.co.uk
- Philips £550 from Philips
- Dyson AMO7 Tower Fan £339 from John Lewis
Real-life Testing Environment for Accurate Results
Quiet Mark’s acoustic testing sets fans up in an environment that reflects a real life living environment in our homes, with a mixture of wall surfaces and flooring to create authentic sound reflection. Measurements are taken at adult head height, as if standing next to the fan. All this ensures that the Quiet Mark is only awarded to fans that are the quietest in real-life situations.
Poppy Szkiler, founder and managing director of Quiet Mark, comments “This summer’s weather has been the stuff of dreams so far, but as much as we love the sun, we all need a quiet and cool environment to stop rising temperatures becoming a nightmare.
“Working on behalf of consumers, Quiet Mark has identified the quietest, high-performance fans, which will cool without interfering with the peaceful soundscape of our homes.
“If we all choose to ‘Buy-Quiet’ and brands make the positive decision to follow this consumer trend, we can collectively stop the harmful impact of noise pollution, accumulative technology noise and protect the well-being of the next generation.”
Images available on request, including product shots and pictures of the testing process at Quiet Mark’s acoustic lab.
Quiet Mark Press contacts
Lloyd Gofton – +44 (0) 7919 353484; Email: [email protected]
Catherine Goddard – +44 (0) 7720 635048; Email: [email protected]
Justine Holman – +44 (0) 7808 608416; Email: [email protected]
About Quiet Mark
In our stressful lives, we are often surrounded by a cacophony of sound we have little power to stop. The louder the noise around us, the more energy we waste to overcome it, and it is getting worse day by day. If we don’t do something about this soon, our ability to hear the subtle sounds around us will disappear.
In 2012, Quiet Mark embarked on journey to create a solution to the problem with a positive, relevant consumer champion campaign for the use of quieter technology in our homes, workplaces, living spaces and outdoor environments.
Quiet Mark, associated with the Noise Abatement Society charity founded in 1959, sprang from the response to public complaints received by the Society’s national noise helpline, concerning the volume of excessive noise made by household tools, appliances and technology which surround us, dominating everyday life.
Quiet Mark has provided the answer with a trusted universal award-symbol and system of support for consumers and industry alike to help transform the aural environment for the benefit of all, by conducting expert independent technical assessments and commending a selection of quietest technology and noise reduction solutions available on the market.
The response from global industry has been momentous and positive with over 60 leading global brands across first 50 product categories, from dishwashers to garden tools to noise reduction solutions, on board including AEG Electrolux, BSH Bosch, DeLonghi, Dyson, Fischer & Paykel, Interface, Karcher, Logitech, Magimix, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Philips, Pilkington Glass, Rockwool, Samsung, Siemens, STHIL, Whirlpool.
These companies have decided to invest responsibly in acoustic design, achieving awards for the technical excellence of their quieter products or solutions to unwanted noise, they use the distinctive purple Quiet Mark logo to help consumers and buyers easily find them in retail stores or online.
If we all chose to ‘Buy-Quiet’ and industry-at-large makes noise reduction solutions a priority at R&D design stage we can collectively stop the harmful effects of noise pollution, reverse the problem and protect the health of the generations to come.
For more information see: www.quietmark.com
About the Noise Abatement Society:
The remit of this national charity is to abate excessive and unnecessary noise to protect the public and improve the aural environment. Working with Government and Industry for more than fifty years the Noise Abatement Society has achieved a reputation for collaborative partnerships to find practical solutions to noise problems, underscored by programmes to raise awareness and educate about measured, considered and responsible use of sound. www.noiseabatementsociety.com