The LARQ Bottle is the world's first self-cleaning bottle using proprietary UV-C LED technology that emits UV-C light in the 280nm range. The bottle makes it possible for consumers to drink confidently anywhere, providing instant water purification on-the-go. LARQ addresses the major consumer pain points of reusable water bottles being; lack of access to clean drinking water on-the-go, odor and contamination, and difficulty cleaning.
LARQ combines the power of the sun with the advances of the digital age, making it the world's first portable water disinfection system powered by the proprietary UV-C LED technology. The bottle emits UV-C light in the 280nm range, the optimal wavelength of light to eradicate bacteria and viruses and germs, triggering a photochemical reaction that destroys their DNA. At the touch of a button, the non-toxic and mercury-free bottle eradicates up to 99.9999% of harmful and odor causing bacteria and viruses. It has been tested by independent third party labs to be effective against various germs including E.coli, Salmonella, Staph, and MRSA.
Traditionally UV-C light has been generated by Mercury tubes. When compared to traditional Mercury technology, LARQ's solid-state UV-C LED technology is toxic free, instant-on, energy efficient, and battery powered. When the technology is applied at the system level to water related challenges, it has immense potential to reduce our dependence on plastic water bottles by reducing the largest consumer pain points with today's existing reusable water bottles.