Air Zing 2020 from Osram uses ultraviolet light to clean the air from air-conditioning systems


This easy-to-install retrofit system deactivates germs without the use of chemicals and improves the air in the room

Air-conditioning systems can be breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses, particularly if they are not cleaned regularly. What’s more, air conditioning systems can distribute these pathogens throughout the entire room. With Air Zing 2020 from Osram, a UV light based retrofit solution for window air conditioning units these germs and organisms are being effectively combated for the first time. The UV light produced by the device covers the air and the heat exchanger within the air conditioning system, deactivating organisms such as mold, bacteria and viruses. Air Zing 2020 therefore reduces the risk of infections, illnesses and allergies. Air Zing 2020, for which a patent application has been made, was developed in Germany specifically for the Indian market.

Maintenance firms can now upgrade any window air-conditioner with the independently approved Air Zing 2020 without any extensive or expensive installation work. The ultraviolet light source, which needs to be replaced once a year, ensures that the air in a room is improved round the clock without the need for chemicals – in stark contrast to conventional air purification systems which lose their effectiveness over time.

UV light has a number of benefits. It suppresses the formation of mold within the air-conditioning system. This reduces the breeding ground for other pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, preventing them from multiplying. The ultraviolet light also disinfects the air as it passes through the air conditioning system. The quality of the air in the room is significantly improved as a result – and the risk of people in the room picking up infections is diminished.

In addition to the health aspects, Air Zing 2020 has economic benefits. Installed in a window air conditioner it suppresses deposits on the heat exchanger and therefore helps to maintain the energy efficiency of the system, leading to a sustainable reduction in electricity costs.

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OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a history dating back about 100 years. The product portfolio includes high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology such as infrared or laser lighting. The products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving or mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. In automotive lighting, the company is the global market and technology leader. Based on continuing operations (excluding Ledvance), OSRAM had around 24,600 employees worldwide at the end of fiscal 2016 (September 30) and generated revenue of almost €3.8 billion in that fiscal year. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at