Serfac has launched the Osram Air Zing Mini, a new UV light that cleans the air and kills viruses in vehicle cabins.
Ideal for cars, offices and homes, the technology used by Air Zing mini has been proven to eliminate up to 99 per cent of viruses and bacteria, including coronavirus, Osram states.
In a small enclosed area such as a vehicle interior, harmful germs can easily spread. The driver and passenger unknowingly bring them along on the journey and then the ventilation system distributes the pathogens throughout the car – a risk especially now with coronavirus.
Osram says the ultraviolet light of its Air Zing Mini works at a wavelength of 360 to 370 nanometers and can remove viruses and bacteria from the vehicle’s air with a reliability of up to 99.9 per cent. The air purifier also eliminates airborne allergens, pollutants or smells.
With a diameter of 7.5 cm, the Air Zing Mini is a compact, round device which easily attaches to the vehicle’s ventilation slats with a clip.
The included USB cable supplies power to the air purifier via any standard USB socket.
The device operates quietly and illuminates the brand logo on the top in a subtle blue to show that it is working. Air is drawn into the unit and passed through a titanium dioxide filter, where it is cleaned by an array of UV-A light emitting diodes. A photo-catalytic reaction kills viruses and bacteria cells before the purified air is expelled through the top of the housing.
The filter can be cleaned with clear tap water, dried and reused and there is no danger to passengers from the encapsulated UV radiation. Additionally, the device can be used freestanding, so it’s also suitable for office desks and home environments.
The Osram Air Zing Mini is now available from Serfac Limited.