Light technology specialist Osram has launched a portable UV-C air purifier, which uses ultraviolet light to destroy viruses and bacteria with a claimed reliability of 99.9%.
The new AirZing UV-Compact is available in Standard and Pro versions to be used to clean air indoors.
The UV-C light sources are low-pressure discharge lamps. They are installed in devices so that no light is emitted into the environment. The UV-C light is shielded inside the housing, which allows air purifiers to be used safely in the presence of humans and animals.
Ambient air is drawn into the device with the aid of a fan, bypassed by the UV-C light source and then released back into the room, cleaned of viruses and germs.
The two versions of AirZing UV Compact, in the size of a hairspray can, can be taken everywhere thanks to the USB rechargeable battery. The battery life is about 90 minutes.
In addition to the UV-C light source, the Pro version is equipped with a HEPA filter to protect against bigger particles such as pollen and dust.
Dr Wilhelm Nehring, CEO of the digital business unit at Osram said: “Osram has decades of experience in sterilisation and disinfection using UV-C light.
“This expertise from professional applications such as surface and air disinfection in hospitals or drinking water purification, we bring to two new variants of our AirZing UV-Compact product for everyone.”