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29/05/2020

10 Quiet Products for a More Productive WFH

Quiet Mark

WFH may have become part of the #NewNormal, but how productive can we be, when not employed in our usual offices and work spaces, and with friends, family and neighbours all working alongside us in lockdown?

 

Studies show that workers can be up to 66% less productive when exposed to just one nearby conversation and a British Journal of Psychology study found that whether reading or writing – background noise is a productivity killer.

 

Thankfully, for 8 years, Quiet Mark, the highly regarded international consumer champion programme associated to the UK Noise Abatement Society (est. 1959), has been technically assessing and awarding products which offer high performance and low noise. The Quiet Mark can be identified by their distinctive purple Q logo found on awarded products across UK’s leading retailers like Argos, Currys PC World, John Lewis & Partners and Very. So, as a consumer, whenever one sees the Quiet Mark they know they're purchasing one of the quietest in its category.

 

Here are 10 Queit Mark awarded products to help hear those Zoom calls over those humming fridges, screaming vacuum cleaners, roaring kettles and other loud appliances - turning our homes into our sancturies and a better space to work from.

For the perfect start, the Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 700FM is one of Lumie's newly updated top-of-the range Bodyclock sleep/wake-up lights, featuring high quality audio with FM radio, Bluetooth speakers, and a selection of over 20 sleep/wake sounds. Other features include low-blue light to be non-alerting at bedtime, fully adjustable bedside lighting, a glass lamp cover; auto-dimming display; sunrise and sunset from 15 to 90 minutes; a nightlight setting; 7-day alarm; dimmable bedside lighting; tap-control snooze; power failure back-up.

 
Have you had to mute your phone during conference calls, to block out the drone of the kettle? The multi-patented Dualit Classic Kettle features Whisper Boil™ which drastically reduces unwanted boiling noise.

It is available in a selection of finishes and is fitted with a superfast 3Kw element, making for quick boiling time. Two measuring windows with cup level and litre indicators help you to only boil the amount of water required from one cup to 1.7 litres.

Triton’s NEW thermostatic power shower is so quiet that when the water is running, you hardly hear the pump! Perfect for when you're focusing on that morning briefing, whilst the household takes it's morning shower. It won't stop them from singing... but every little helps!

The AS2000SR is the ideal solution for those with low pressure systems, providing a great flow rate of up to 14 litres per minute. Its continuous running performance ensures there is no waiting around in between showers for busy households.

The Melitta® Barista TS Smart® can really do a lot. For example, it can make 21 different coffee specialities. With the right coffee beans, according to the original recipe or your own personal creation.

A special highlight: With the Melitta® Connect app you are able to steer the preparation of coffee and manage many other features really simply with your smart phone.

The Dyson Pure Cool Me™ is Dyson's first purifying fan for personal use. It cools you with a stream of purified air, not dirty air. Engineered to help improve your air quality, it projects cooling, filtered air - wherever you need it.

The machine's sealed filter combines an activated carbon and glass HEPA layer. Together, they capture gases and 99.97% of pollutants and allergens as small as 0.3 microns from the air. Very useful, especially at this time when, in the UK, the recent May Bank Holiday saw temperatures soar to 27C, making it the highest in a century!

Designed to fit existing kitchen cabinetry, Fisher & Paykel's beautifully quiet DD60DDFHX9 DishDrawer™ Double dishwasher has comparable dimensions to those of traditional dishwashers but provides the benefit of two independent drawers for added convenience, and smaller wash loads. One drawer can be washing dishes and you can use the other to stack more dirty dishes. The top drawer is at bench height making it easy to load and unload dishes, and easier to add detergent, rinse aid and salt. No need to get on your knees and place your head inside, which is especially handy when you've got a phone tucked under your chin, juggling work calls with the household chores!
 

 

The Whirlpool Supreme Care FSCR 90430 Washing Machine features the very best in terms of design, features and functionality. It delivers an impressive 9kg drum and exceptional A+++ energy rating to provide exceptional cleaning that’s resource efficient. 

Featuring ZenTechnology, with Whirlpool’s innovative new style motor, the spin cycle is so discreet it won’t disturb your calls as it washes your smalls!

If there’s one noise that can put you off workingå at your kitchen table, it’s the loud rumbling of the fridge-freezer motor. Thankfully Hotpoint's H7T 911T MX H Fridge Freezer quietly cools the family’s food, offerinåg the perfect balance between performance, with an A+ energy rating and food preservation technology, all while boasting an impressive capacity of over 300L.


The Hoover Telios Extra is an ultra quiet, high performance, premium bagged cylinder from Hoover. Featuring integrated accessories stored on-board, a 10m working radius and variable power, Telios Extra also includes a mini turbo brush, ideal for stubborn pet hair, plus 2 additional floor nozzles for all round cleaning.

Blue Pure 411 is not only whisper silent and energy efficient, the one-button speed control makes it super easy to use. The entire bottom part of each air purifier consists of an advanced filter. Using both mechanical and electrostatic filtration, it catches virtually every airborne contaminant down to a virus in size: pollen, dust, pet dander, mould spores, smoke, allergens and bacteria.

So there we have it... a WFH day, with help, and hopefully some added focus, from 10 awarded products that have received the Quiet Mark. Of course, they won’t only benefit us during this period of Lockdown. This strange and unprecidented time has highlighted just how busy we are normally and how loud our lives had become. Having quieter appliances, which provide solutions to unwanted noise, can help our sense of well-being whatever the circumstance. 

 

 

 

More information can be found at https://www.quietmark.com/

For further details - emailus@quietmark.com

 

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About:

What is Quiet Mark?


Quiet Mark is the international approval award programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society charitable foundation (est. 1959). Conducting expert acoustic testing and verification of products Quiet Mark has over the past 9 years driven change in manufacturing worldwide to prioritise noise reduction within the design of everyday machines, appliances, technologies and house build materials, creating the first one-stop platform for third-party approved noise reduction solutions for every living space to health and well-being.


Through specialist acoustic measurement and product assessment, Quiet Mark identifies the quietest products in over 70 product categories giving consumers and trade buyers a more informed choice about the sound levels of the products they buy. The Quiet Mark scheme drives designers and manufacturers to reduce sound levels of their products enabling households and workplaces to rebalance the soundscape reducing stressful unwanted noise.


Why Quiet Mark?


"I couldn't hear my baby crying over the noise of the hairdryer"


The damaging effect of excessive noise on health, productivity and social cohesion is seriously underestimated.World Health Organisation research shows that environmental noise pollution affects mental and physical health and is now second only to air pollution as the world’s largest killer pollutant. Across an estimated population of 340 million people, at least 1 million years of healthy living are lost each year due to noise pollution in Western Europe. 


In our fast-paced lives, vibrancy is exciting and necessary. But this heightened state can only be valued if there is also the opportunity to choose the alternatives of calm, quiet and the chance to switch off. Quiet Mark was established to provide a credible, independent scheme that would help consumers easily identify quieter products for the home, at work and for public spaces.


Acoustics Academy for the Building Sector


In February 2020, in a move to further expand its service to tackle noise related problems in building design Quiet Mark launched its Acoustics Academy to include third-party verification of specialist acoustic materials for the building sector including - walls, floors, ceilings, doors, windows etc.


This brand-new online platform further equips and empowers architects, builders and designers with a guide to expertly verified leading acoustic solutions for every building application area. For more details - www.acousticsacademy.com


Our Partnerships


Quiet Mark has established a unique alliance of partnerships with leading retailers who are helping shoppers to find the quietest appliance technology available on the market including John Lewis & Partners, Argos Sainsburys, Currys Dixons, ASDA, Lakeland and British Independent Retailers Association.


Quiet Mark’s partnership with Good Housekeeping Institute, one of the most trusted and respected names in the UK and US has been responsible for testing and reviewing thousands of products for the benefit of its readers. The rigorous acoustic testing process over the past seven years included category re-evaluation annually to continually raise the bar for acoustic design. To support consumer health.


By highlighting the distinctive purple Quiet Mark as a trusted symbol, our retail partners are enabling consumers to make a more informed choice about quieter high- performance products they share their homes with. This is a powerful example of collective customer care to combat stress-related noise, an important health and environmental issue.


Our Heritage


The Noise Abatement Society (NAS) was founded in 1959 by the entrepreneurial businessman John Connell OBE who believed that being exposed to excessive noise profoundly affected health, children's learning, productivity, and general quality of life – he called noise ‘the forgotten pollutant’.


John almost single-handedly lobbied the Noise Abatement Act through Parliament, when in 1960, noise became a statutory nuisance for the first time in the UK. His practical problem-solving included introducing rubber dustbin lids and plastic milk crates to reduce urban disturbance, stopping night flights, and in the early 70’s he commissioned detailed planning for a revolutionary Thames Estuary Airport directing flight paths out to sea.


Today the internationally respected NAS seeks to accelerate change to protect future generations from a worsening aural environment by disseminating new methods of sound management, running an awareness programme for schools, incentivising industry to design low-noise technology and providing the only national help line dedicated solely to the problems of noise. NAS cannot change the human condition, but it can offer practical ways to support those who wish to exercise choice in an otherwise noisy world.


For more details - www.quietmark.com

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