TV's "Mosquito Away Technology" uses ultrasonic waves that are
inaudible to humans but cause mosquitoes to fly away, according
to the company. It was released in the country on Thursday, LG
The same technology, which was certified as effective by an
independent laboratory near Chennai, India, has been used by LG
in air conditioners and washing machines, the company said.
The technology, which also functions when the TV is switched
off, is available in two models, priced at 26,500 rupees and
47,500 rupees ($394 and $706).
The TV is targeted at lower-income consumers living in
conditions that would make them vulnerable to mosquitoes.
It will go on sale next month in the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
Kim Sang-yeol, an LG Electronics official, said there are no
plans for now to market it elsewhere.
The company began developing the set before the outbreak of the
Zika virus in Latin America, which has fueled concern over
safety at the Olympic Games set to begin in August in Rio de
LG said on its website that the TV is not intended to replace
other mosquito-deterrent devices.
(Reporting by Nataly Pak; Editing by Tony Munroe and Christopher
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