Goodness gracious me. How did I not hear about this??? This is KYL (pronounced as “Kal”), an attachment that literally makes a standing fan cooler. It was the winner of IKEA Singapore’s Young Designer Awards 2018.
Seriously. How could I missed this? Anyways, it’s not too late to talk about it. KYL is brainchild of then-Year-2 students of Temasek Polytechnic, Aileen Ooi and E Ian Siew. It is an add-on unit to standard standing fan that leverages on Bernoulli’s principle to make air fan out by the fan cooler. Here’s the gist:
“KYL is an attachment to your everyday standing fans. KYL is designed to cool residential units, using the concept from Bernoulli’s principle—when the flow speed increases, the pressure decreases, causing the outgoing air to be cooler. With a sleek yet simple design, KYL will lower your need for air-conditioners.”
The duo said that KYL can reduced the temperature of a close room up to 1.5 degrees Celsius (34.7 Fahrenheit).
In addition to pushing out cooler than usual air, KYL also serves as a dehumidifier of sort with the need for external power source. The magic lies in a “humidity filter” that contains silica gel that removes moisture as air pushes through KYL.
The filter attaches to the device via a Velcro system, allowing it to be easily remove to be washed and reused.
The device is made of polypropylene plastic and attached to the fan with leather straps. The leather straps offer some level of stretch-ability, allowing KYL to be attached to nearly any traditional standing fan. That’s not to mention the presence of leather will offers an added stylish touch to the device.
Images: Aileen Ooi/E Ian Siew.
Source: Yanko Design.