PROVO, Utah, June 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lumos Inc. announces the launch of Light Shield(TM), the first, light-based mosquito abatement device that repels mosquitoes from illuminated areas without chemicals or other expensive equipment. Its low-energy consumption and chemical-free composition make it an environmentally-friendly product that really works.
According to the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Disease Control and Prevention, malaria, which is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, is the most common life-threatening infection in the world; malaria causes approximately 500 million infections and more than one million deaths, annually. As a result, malaria drains economies in Africa, Asia, and the Americas by reducing productivity and increasing health service cost.
This is where Lumos Inc. can help. Following three years of development, Lumos has discovered a simple, non-polluting approach for dealing with unpleasant summertime visitors that frequent outdoor and patio activities.
Using a patented light technology, Lumos has integrated an energy-efficient, compact fluorescent floodlight with a specially-tuned light filter creating an effective mosquito barrier.
Independent testing performed by Independent Laboratory Pesticide Efficacy Testing Regulatory Services has documented an impressive 97 percent reduction of mosquitoes in protected zones illuminated by Light Shield(TM). This means 97 percent less mosquito bites.
Light Shield(TM) easily installs in any number of outdoor floodlight or patio-lighting fixtures. Free standing outdoor fixtures can be used to direct Light Shield(TM) to more targeted protection zones.
Providing up to 3,000 hours of protection, Light Shield(TM) has one of the lowest operating costs of any mosquito abatement product on the market.
Additionally, as highly pathogenic diseases such as West Nile Virus and Avian Bird Flu threaten people’s health, maintaining mosquito-free areas around homes is becoming more important than ever. Light Shield(TM) represents one of the most effective and least expensive solutions to dealing with this threat.
Currently, Lumos is offering free evaluation Light Shield(TM) units to industry advisors, dealers, retailers, and distributors interested in selling or recommending this exciting new product.
A full test report is available upon request. For more information, visit: www.lumosinc.com.