Optronics International, a supplier of LED vehicle lighting, recently unveiled its new LED-based Purilite Light-Shield decontaminating light.

“Airborne and surface-based mold and bacteria are a concern for RVers,” said Kyle O’Dell, engineering manager for Optronics International, in a press release. “Food, waste products, pets, service animals, people and climate all play a hand in allergen and pathogen proliferation in vehicle environments.”

Purilite Light-Shield LED lamps generate a constant stream of negative ions, created by proprietary coating applied to their LEDs. The lamp provides decontamination and sanitization functions, while producing optimal light quality for human vision, approaching the color temperature of natural sunlight.

The ionic sanitization occurs through both physical and biological mechanisms. The negative ions bind to lightweight airborne PM2.5 particles, adding mass and enabling natural gravitational forces to remove them from the air by causing them to float safely to the ground.

The negative ions also combine with positive molecules in mold spores and bacterial proteins, destroying them and causing them to decompose. Once terminated, what’s left of the pathogens also fall inertly to the ground. With viability removed, the biological remnants are rendered essentially sterile, reducing exposure risks even if they are disturbed and become airborne again.

“When the lights are on, they are doing their job, it’s deceptively simple,” Marcus Hester, vice president of sales and marketing for Optronics International, said, “Vehicle occupants won’t notice anything unusual about the lighting, but will enjoy a well-lit and cleaner environment because of this revolutionary new lighting technology.”

The lamps are easy to install and upgrading a vehicle with Purilite Light-Shield lamps is as easy as replacing existing the lamps. The lamps currently come in two styles, with more options expected in the next 12 months.