ZappLight’s new LED bulb, a trap light, is designed to combat Zika virus and other mosquito-transmitted diseases thus provides a chemical-free, spray-free, and fume-free solution to bug invaders, all while providing energy efficient and eco-friendly home lighting. It is aimed to provide a strong, dependable defense to transform a location into mosquito free fortress. In a demonstration on the ZappLight’s website, the bulb was able attract and kill 20 mosquitoes within a 500 square foot area in under an hour.
“This bulb will help stop the spread of mosquito-spread viruses,” said the founder, Paul Van Kleef, who shared that mosquitoes account for 7,25,000 deaths annually and incapacitate an additional 2 million every year. “Our goal is to have a bulb in every household affected by these pests globally,” he asserted adding that there are plans on teaming up with a non-profit, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has a huge focus on solving the Malaria epidemic in Africa. “A portion of the profits from ZappLight sales will be donated to help put the bulb in the developing world,” he said.
With 50,000 hours lifetime, the ZappLight trap lights feature a 920-lumen bulb complete with an additional blue mosquito-attracting UV/LED light that lures the disease carrying insects into a bug-zapping grid to be trapped and zapped safely. The light consumes a maximum of 10-watts of power, 9-watts for the bulb and 1-watt for the zap. The user can toggle between the two options or run both simultaneously, leaving endless opportunities to trap insect intruders while saving money on energy for lighting with a low cost LED light bulb.