LG unveils Titan air conditioner
Jeddah, May 4, 2009
LG and its sole Saudi distributor, H G Ibrahim Shaker Company, have launched Titan, LG's new wall mounted air conditioner, which features the world’s first cyclotron plasma and twin cooling technologies.
Designed specifically for use in homes, the Titan offers faster cooling and provides safer indoor air through the industry leading technologies.
The Titan has a unique air humidification and purification function that is suitable for kids especially for new born babies preventing some unwanted respiratory ailments, allergies, dermatitis and diseases like asthma.
“Research has shown that indoor air quality is a major concern for people in the Middle East. The Titan is the perfect alternative to natural ventilation, which is essential for healthy air but insufficient in this region,” said Simon Lee, general manager of LG Electronics, Saudi Arabia.
“Just as important as this air conditioner’s ability to cool homes quickly, is its ability to help clean sand, dirt, odours and allergens from the air.”
According to consumer research conducted by LG, homes in desert climates need a fast, powerful air conditioner to live comfortably.
Titan’s Dynamic Double Vane technology uses two wide vanes that direct air across an area up to 10 metres. This eliminates air conditioning dead zones, helping to maintain an even temperature throughout a room, he added.
For larger rooms, LG also developed a circulator, which is called Air Cruiser, creating the world’s first twin cooling system.
When positioned on the wall opposite the main cooling unit, this second unit helps cool large homes up to 40 per cent faster and 70 per cent more evenly. The circulator also humidifies the dry air with its water plasma technology, which uses sterilised, bacteria-free water.
To help purify the air, the Titan incorporates the world’s first cyclotron plasma technology, which improves the collection of dust by up to 30 per cent compared to a conventional plasma kit. With LG’s innovative filtration system, the new air conditioner reduces allergens in the air by as much as 70 per cent.
An antibacterial pre-filter first reduces pollens, mould and large dust from the air. The triple filter on the underside helps reduce symptoms associated with exposure to various organic compounds including formaldehyde. As a final step, a Nano Carbon filter traps fine odorous particles to completely remove odors from the home.
“We estimate that the Saudi market is growing at an average rate of more than 7 per centannually and the size of the market is expected to be $1 billion this year,” added Hassan Shaker, chief of H G Ibrahim Shaker Co.
The Titan will be available in Saudi Arabia by the middle of May.-TradeArabia News Service