The Masks Will Be Given to Lower Income Families Who are Unable to Get Vaccinated or Who Have Family Members with Compromised Immune Systems; They Will Also be Used Throughout the Hospital as the Mask Gives Staff an Extra Layer of Protection Against Other Bacteria or Viruses
METAIRIE, LA, June 29, 2021 – Oracle Lighting (www.oraclelights.com), the market leader in high-quality and innovative LED solutions for the automotive/12Volt, power sports, marine, and motorcycle markets, is proud to announce it recently donated 550 A.I.R. Solo™ (Antimicrobial Irradiation Respirator) face masks to the United Way and Port Sulphur, LA-based Plaquemine’s Medical Center in an ongoing effort to help in the fight against COVID-19. The value of the 550 masks donated exceed $55,000.
“On behalf of our Oracle Lighting Foundation Task Force, we are excited and proud to be able to make this donation which allows us to help others during the pandemic,” said Tiffanie Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting CEO. “The masks will be given to lower income families who are unable to get the vaccine or who have family members with low or compromised immune systems. They will also be used throughout the hospital since the mask gives staff an extra layer of protection against other bacteria or viruses.”
The A.I.R. Solo™ (Antimicrobial Irradiation Respirator), which Oracle Lighting developed and launched last year, is a wearable UVGI face mask that is designed to be worn under common face masks and utilizes Ultraviolet Germicidal technology which has been shown kill live viruses such as COVID-19.
“Early in the pandemic we saw shortages of PPE and wanted to help the medical community by developing a sustainable system which would actively sanitize the user’s mask in real item,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of product development. “So we made a decision to use our experience with UV LEDs and to shift our focus into a new UVGI device which led to the A.I.R. Solo mask.”
A.I.R. Solo is worn under any common face mask and utilizes a patent-pending system to sanitize the air while simultaneously neutralizing contaminants trapped in the cloth face mask by means of short-wave ultraviolet light exposure. The ultraviolet light source is produced via UV LEDs which are integrated into the device. The spectrum of ultraviolet light is separated into various ranges, with shortest-wavelength referred to as UV-C which is considered “germicidal UV”.
Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.
About Oracle Lighting
Having celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2019, Metairie, Louisiana-based Oracle Lighting has been designing innovative lighting products and technologies for the automotive/12Volt, powersports, motorcycle, and marine markets since 1999. Oracle’s philosophy is this: in today’s world of fly-by-night vendors, we think it is important to partner with businesses that you can trust to be there for you today, tomorrow, and for years to come.
Located just outside New Orleans, Oracle Lighting has received accolades from numerous organizations for our business practices, including being listed on the Inc500 list of the Fastest Growing Businesses in the USA for the past eight years consecutively, winning the 2012 Bronze Stevie Award for Consumer Products Company of the Year, and most recently being named The Small Business Administration’s Exporter of the Year and a Small Business Champion by the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. In 2012, Oracle was named the Jefferson Parish Small Business of the Year by JEDCO. New Orleans CityBusiness Magazine also named ORACLE Lighting a Top Private Company in the Greater New Orleans Area in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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