This Day (Lagos)

29 November 2012

Nigeria: LG Electronics Launches Anti-Malaria Air-Conditioner

LG Electronics, a global player in Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning, has unveiled its latest residential air conditioner (RAC), the Anti-Mosquito, at an event, which held in Lagos recently.

Built to provide maximum comfort and reliable operation, the new model features mosquito-repelling ultrasonic wave technology.

"LG prides itself on tailoring its products and technologies to the specific needs of consumers in Africa," according to the General Manager, Air-conditioning and Energy Solutions, LG Electronics, Mr. Junhwa Jeong, who hosted the event. "In Nigeria, as well as in a number of other African countries, malaria remains a prevalent threat. LG's Anti-Mosquito air-conditioner is a great example of the company's commitment to improving both health security and the quality of life in Africa by applying technological innovations in intelligent ways."

Completely harmless to humans, the repellent technology inside the Anti-Mosquito air conditioner deters 64 per cent of the female Anopheles mosquitoes within 24 hours and 82 per cent overall, according to Peety Grady Chamber tests. Aside from offering greater peace of mind, LG's Anti-Mosquito AC also comes with all the advantages of LG's advanced air conditioning technologies; it delivers powerful cooling and is remarkably reliable even in extreme temperatures.

"Every region poses different challenges from an engineering perspective. In Nigeria and other West African countries, the sun is hotter, dust build-up tends to be greater and the electricity supply is unpredictable," said Jung, adding "By matching technologies directly to these region-specific challenges, we can create real solutions that will help bring about profound and meaningful changes to consumer lifestyles."

Designed specifically for areas with unreliable power supplies, the technology in the Super Automatic Voltage Switcher (Super AVS) is another example of a tailored solution for the West African market. Power blackouts and surges play havoc with electronic devices, the Super AVS guards against such havoc, and it protects the compressor from being damaged by fluctuations in the electric current. In addition, LG's Tropical Compressor is designed to operate in hotter climates.

"In terms of economic development, the entire African continent has enormous potential. We are especially excited that some of LG's technologies, including the Anti-Mosquito air conditioner, will help people across the continent to unlock that potential," said Managing Director, Fouani Nigeria Limited, Mr. Mohammed Fouani.

LG has contributed to a whole range of infrastructure and social programs in Africa for some time now. The company is currently collaborating with a number of international organisations in efforts to fight disease, protect the environment and end poverty. In cooperation with the International Vaccine Institute, LG helped to develop and administer a vaccine for cholera in Ethiopia.

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