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Hair Dryer questions

Question: IP rating - What does it mean and do you have a chart that lists categories?


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Question: What is “Ceramic Tourmaline Technology”?


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Question: Valera hairdryers, use so-called "Security ripple wire heating elements". What is special about these?


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Question: I have recently seen a Valera hairdryer with "Rotocord". How does this work?

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Question: We have very thin walls and my neighbours complain about the loud noise from my hairdryer. Is there a quiet model?



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Question: I would like to buy a Valera professional hairdryer. Should I choose one with an AC or DC motor? What is the difference?



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Question: My hairdryer has a "cool" button. What is it for?


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Ironing Centre questions

Question: What is a motion switch iron?


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IP stands for “Ingress Protection” and is basically a measure as to how resistant an item is to both solid objects (such as dust) and liquids (such as water).


The IP number is comprised of TWO individual numbers. The first number refers to its resistance to solid objects whilst the second number refers to its resistance to liquids. The higher the number, the more resistant it is.


IP ratings are commonly referred to in washroom situations but it is also used for other products such as fly killers which may be used in areas which are being frequently washed down with hoses. (See chart below for number / description)

Answer: IP rating / categories


Protection against solid objects

FIRST NUMBER

Protection against liquids

SECOND NUMBER

First IP Number

Description / Test

Second IP Number

Description / Test

0

No protection

0

No protection

1


Protection against solid objects over 50 mm, e.g. accidental touch by hands


1

Protected against vertically falling drops of water

2


Protected against solid objects over 12 mm, e.g. fingers


2

Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical

3


Protected against solid objects over 2.5 mm, e.g. tools & wires


3

Protected against sprays to 60 degrees from the vertical

4


Protected against solid objects over 1 mm, e.g. tools, wires and small wires


4

Protected against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted

5


Protected against dust - limited ingress (no harmful deposit)


5

Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress permitted

6

Totally protected against

6


Protected against strong jets of water, e.g. for use on ship decks - limited ingress permitted


n/a

n/a

7


Protected against the effects of temporary immersion between

15 cm and 1 m.

Duration of test 30 minutes.


n/a

n/a

8


Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure.


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Tourmaline is a mineral with special electrical properties. Valera’s "Ceramic Tourmaline" means that tourmaline is contained in the ceramic layer of straighteners and can also be found in in the Swiss Metal Master hair dryer.


This naturally releases negative ions at high temperatures. These negative electrically charged ions are particles which are strongly present in the air after a thunderstorm and have the effect of clearing the air. They help to conserve the natural moisture content of the hair, making it smoother and easier to comb, reducing the static charge.


Negative ions are released with the air when you blow-dry neutralize the positive ions present in the hair and reduce static charge or the so-called "fly-away effect". Valera hairdryers with "Ionic" in their name have a particularly powerful ion generator. It produces millions of negatively charged ions for maximum smooth and "anti-static" effect.


Valera’s 55-year history has resulted in the creation of Swiss Metal Master, the professional hairdryer which has stepped back in time for a particularly charming vintage feel. Combining this retro style with modern technology offers the stylist an elegant tool capable of enhancing his creativity.


Swiss Ergonomic Design and Premium chrome-plated steel: the powerful yet light Swiss Metal Master is the professional hairdryer of choice.


Powerful yet silent and gentle on the hair, it also features Colour Care technology, designed especially for coloured hair, and the Tourmaline Technology system, which increases ionising power by 50%.


Answer: Combination of a mineral with special electrical properties within a ceramic layer


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Valera uses exclusively SECURITY ripple wire heating elements. The heating elements are waved rather than coiled. The entire processing of the heating elements occurs fully automatically directly onto the micanite carrier.


This guarantees maximum precision, ensuring even temperature distribution and a longer life for the heating element.


Top quality, maximum safety.


Answer: They provide for maximum precision as well as safety

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Rotocord is a kind of swivel joint which is integrated into the cables of our professional hairdryers. It allows the dryer to turn freely through an angle of 360 degrees and prevents the cable from getting in a tangle.


It is a perfect solution for optimum freedom of movement for the hairdresser in the salon, but also a practical innovation for home use.


The Spa & Wellness 6400 push, 1200w model features the rotocord.


More information on this product can be found on the hair dryers page.


Answer: Rotocord is a type of swivel joint cable connection

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Noise levels are measured in decibels. Normal hairdryers have a decibel level of 85 or more. Valera has developed the Swiss Silent Jet 7500 Light Ionic which has an ultra silent decibel level of 59 dBA..


Visit our hairdryers page to learn more…

Answer: Yes, there is the Swiss Silent Jet 7500 Light Ionic

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For professional hairdryers, designed for constant use in the hairdressing salon, it is essential to have a powerful motor with a long service life. The classic Long-Life AC Universal Motor (alternating current - collector motor) produces a powerful airflow and has an expected life of about 2000 hours.


However, the lighter Long-Life DC Pro motors also produces a powerful airflow thanks to the exclusive Valera blower technology. This is important not only for quick drying but also for using the extra narrow professional styling nozzles. The life expectancy of DC motors is about 1200 hours.


Conclusion: For long life and power, the AC motor is superior. If weight is important, then go for a hairdryer with the lighter but still high-power DC Pro motor.


Answer: Both are long life but the balance is between life expectancy and weight

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If you want to use your hairdryer not just for drying but also for styling, the cool button is a useful feature: When you finish styling each section of your hair with hot air, give it a short blast of cool air.


Cooling helps to fix the shape and allows you to add the finishing touches with your fingers. The cool button, cools the hot air so the effect is more gentle.


There are two variants of hair dryer from Valera that have either a COLD (AC-motor) and COOL (DC-motor + DC PRO-motor) air button.

 

Pressing the Air Button:

 

 The AC-Motor works without using the heating element (resistance) - the air has the ambience air temperature (ca 20-22°)

     which is generally called COLD AIR.

 

 The DC-Motor works by using a small part of the heating element (resistance) which slightly warms up the passing air,

     the temperature of the air flow is a bit warmer, but not as hot as for hair drying, generally called COOL AIR.


The following hair dryers all feature a cool air button and further information about them can be found on the hair dryers page:

Answer: The cool button helps with shaping and finishing touches

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(other coin mechanisms available to order)

#StylerCoin #StylerButton

Action 1200w

black & chrome

Action 1200w

white & chrome

Action 1600w

black & chrome

Drawer Fitting 1200w & 1600w

Excel 1800w

Swiss Nano 9000 2000w

Spa & Wellness 6400 1200w

Swiss Metal Master 2000w silver

Styler Deluxe with 20p coin mechanism

Styler Deluxe button operated

Swiss Silent Jet

7500

Swiss Metal Master 2000w gold

Swiss Turbo 7000 1800w

(also available with

steel wall bracket)

Action

1200w & 1600w

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(other coin mechanisms available to order)

Swiss Nano 9000 2000w

Spa & Wellness 6400 1200w

Swiss Metal Master 2000w silver

Styler Deluxe with 20p coin mechanism

Styler Deluxe button operated

Swiss Silent Jet

7500

Swiss Metal Master 2000w gold

Swiss Turbo 7000 1800w

(also available with

steel wall bracket)

#StylerCoin #StylerButton

These are irons used in the hotel industry that have a safety feature should the iron be left unattended whilst switched on. The Motion Sensor used in Bower Product’s irons switches the iron off in 30 seconds if left on the sole plate and 8 minutes if left on the heel.


Bower offers a motion switch dry iron or motion switch steam iron with either the wall-mounted or floor standing ironing boards or they may be ordered seperately:



Answer: Motion Switch Irons feature a safety cut-out mechanism

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Motion switch

dry iron

Motion switch

steam iron

Floor standing mesh board with motion switch steam iron

Wall-mounted wood ironing board with  motion switch  steam iron

& wall shelf

Floor standing mesh board with motion switch dry iron

Wall-mounted wood ironing board with  motion switch  dry iron

& wall shelf

The table represents last known standards & guidelines however these may be subject to change from time to time by governing bodies so please do check with a qualified electrician / technician for further confirmation

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You can find the answer to most queries by checking the specification sheets for products on the product pages of this website. On this page we will be adding product questions as well as other information that we hope may be of interest.

The Technology of DURABILITY


The ENDURO BLDC brushless frictionless motor has 4 strong rare earth magnets (NdFeB) for up to 10,000 hours life. It features integrated electronic control and is extra light and extremely powerful.

Answer: It’s a brushless frictionless motor featuring a new kind of material with excellent magnetic properties

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1 The lathanide magnet NdFeB is a new kind of material with excellent magnetic properties.


2 IP 34 = Protection (3) against ingress of foreign solid objects ≥ 2,5 mm Ø; (4) against water splashing.


The innovative brushless ENDURO BLDC motor delivers outstanding drying results and has an extensive operating life of up to 10,000 hours.


Thanks to VALERA, these benefits are now being introduced into the hospitality sector.


Users can enjoy faster hairdrying times compared to using conventional hose hairdryers with DC motors, while owners can revel in the durability and robustness of the appliances.


When it comes to environmental protection, the new HOTELLO offers another advantage – BLDC motors do not emit carbon dust.


Instead of graphite carbon brushes, which are susceptible to wear, these motors use 4 extremely powerful neodymium iron boron magnets (NdFeB)1.


Not least, HOTELLO is also a very safe appliance. This splashproof hose hairdryer features the high safety standard IP34 2.


Question: What is an ENDURO BLDC motor?


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The ‘Hotello SUPER 1500w’ features the ENDURO BLDC motor and is suitable for public leisure centres and other high use areas