Tumble dryers are by far the most practical way to dry washed or wet clothes but it isn’t the greenest by any stretch of the imagination. On the other hand, drying clothes on a clothes line is the most nature friendly method but clothes need to be hung out for a long time to be dried and it simply doesn’t work when the air is humid. The SecO Clothes Dryer designed by Jack McCulloch looks to provide users with the best of both worlds. The device basically works like a clothes line and comes with ceramic infrared heaters that dehumidify the air around it allowing the clothes to dry out quickly and naturally.
To use, a user has to assemble the unit by lifting the oval hanger ring out of the base and placing the telescopic aluminum tubing within the base unit. The oval hanger ring then needs to be adjusted in the desired angle and tightened. A user can then place the clothes on the SecO and leave them to dry. To dry a 6kg load of clothes, the dryer will take just 4 hours running at just 5p an hour which makes it a low power, low cost and green alternative to power hogging tumble dryers.
The SecO Clothes Dryer features ceramic heaters using long wave infrared that dehumidify the air around it. This feature helps the water or moisture within clothes to evaporate naturally leaving them wrinkle free and dry. The base unit of the SecO houses a silent, low power fan which sucks the air from the aluminum tubing and runs it through the dehumidifying container. Sicative silica beads in the base dehumidify the air and change color as they become saturated. These beads can then be placed a microwave to dehydrate them again. The hanger ring on the SecO comes with a frosted backlit LED panel and humidity sensors. As the clothes get drier and the humidity near them decreased, these LEDs get dimmer indicating the state of dryness.
Via: Yanko Design