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Author Topic: bulbs that purify air?!  (Read 8993 times)

Offline mcbailee

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bulbs that purify air?!
« on: July 15, 2005, 03:39:23 pm »
I am a severe allergy sufferer, and I have been searching for new ways to purify the air in my home.  I read an article about a product called ozonelite, it is known to rid your home of odors.  Has anyone heard of this before?  If so, do you think it is a wise investment??

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Re: bulbs that purify air?!
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 07:08:23 pm »
Welcome to the bulb forum.  Here is a link providing some technical details regarding how these bulbs work:

http://members.misty.com/don/uvbulb.html

Look under the "Apparently Incandescent Ozone Lamps" heading.

Maybe someone else here has some experience to share using such bulbs.  Anyone?

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Re: bulbs that purify air?!
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2005, 03:52:28 pm »
Hey all, I have pretty bad allergies too and the dander from my daughters cat was driving me crazy. My neighbor told me about O*ZONELite bulbs and I've been using them for about 6 months now. I switched out about half of my normal bulbs with those. I think they are great, my allergy problems have been seriously reduced and now I can just take 1 pill a day and I'm fine. Also, they are energy-efficient, so my electric bills have gone down. They are great - I reccomend them to everyone- even if they don't have allergies. The site where you can buy them is ozonelite.com

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Re: bulbs that purify air?!
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2005, 06:57:24 pm »
Hmm, I think in this application ozone's gonna cause more trouble than it solves...

More likely what your bulbs are doing is eliminating odours.  Nothing to reduce any airbourne particulates though.

How most of these "energy efficient" odour removing bulbs work is through a catalytic reaction on the surface of the tube - a coating of titanium dioxide as I recall (don't quote me on that chemical, as it's a while since I read the article).  These DO eliminate nasty odours, but I very much doubt they would affect allergies to any great degree.  Your mileage there may vary though - as I've not done a huge amount of research into them.