The A.I.R. Solo™ is the world's first Ultraviolet mask that uses specialized LEDs to produce short-wave Ultraviolet light. Designed to be worn under any common face covering, the Solo™ makes UV-C technology wearable and uses a patent-pending system to expose the mask material and air flow to short-wave LED ultraviolet light.
HQ Location: Metairie, LA
Inventors: Justin Hartenstein and Troy Organo
Press Releases & Press Mentions
Latest - June 18, 2020
"A New Weapon in the COVID-19 Battle:
A.I.R. Solo™ Virus Killing UV-Light Face Mask"
Rivas, Kayla. (2020, May 14). Device would potentially neutralize coronavirus using UV light. FoxNews.com.
J., Giuliano. (2020, May 14). COVID-19 Cure Development: 20,000 People to be Exposed To Coronavirus In Human Trials; UV Light Can Neutralize COVID-19. Tech Times.
MPN Staff. (2020, May 18). ORACLE Lighting Develops Virus Neutralizing UV-Light Face Mask for Consumer/Medical Use. Motorcycle & Powersports News.
Murphy, Paul. (2020, May 19). Mask developed in Metairie uses UV light to to stop coronavirus. CBS 4WWLTV.
Duong, Amy. (2020, May 20). The Patent-Pending AIR Device Filters and Sanitizes Particles. Trend Hunter.
ABOUT A.I.R. Solo
World's First UVGI Disinfecting Mask
Designed and Engineered in the United States of America
Multiple World-Wide Patents Pending
FDA Registered Product Manufactured in an FDA Registered Facility
UV lighting has been used for years to sterilize lab and medical equipment and to purify water, and this mask makes that technology wearable. The irradiation of the light utilizes photons to perform these functions. Wavelengths between 200-300 nanometers, such as the LEDs utilized in the A.I.R. Device, provide a proven effective germicidal function as demonstrated in independent lab testing.
The A.I.R.’s UV-C LED emitters are integrated into the airflow partition of the device which is designed to maximize exposure of the LEDs. The light is oriented in a way that the filter (cloth face mask, N95, surgical mask, etc.) has a long exposure to the UV light while directing all irradiation away from the user as demonstrated in testing.
The Safety of UV Light Near the Face While UV is part of the normal spectrum of sunlight, it can cause sunburn with direct skin exposure. This was taken into account during the A.I.R. development. The LEDs are intentionally directed away from the user, preventing any direct skin exposure. Simulations with special UV-C sensors confirm that no harmful levels of UV-C were received by the user.