Lumileds, a lighting solutions company, has launched the Philips GoPure GP5212 Automotive Air Purifier for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.

According to its developers, the GoPure GP5212 filters out airborne allergens including pollen and mold that can pass through the cabin filters typically found in vehicles. Standard cabin air filters typically trap particulates of 5 microns to 100 microns. The Philips GoPure GP5212 can reportedly filter particles as small as .015 microns, including allergens, viruses and bacteria, as well as toxic gases. The advanced filtering of the GoPure GP5212 also helps trap pollen, keeping it out of the eyes and airways of vehicle occupants.

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The GP5212's SelectFilter Plus filtration technology removes 90% of airborne pollen, and a standard sedan or SUV can be 50% filtered in just 10 minutes. The GoPure GP5212 removes up to 100 different pollutants and microbes. Its compact design makes it easy to hang from seat backs, slide under seats, or strap to the console armrest.

The Philips GoPure GP5212 provides a Clean Air Delivery Rate of 16 m3/hour for particulate matter down to 2.5 microns. The advanced filter technology removes harmful NO2/SO2 fumes and toxic gases from road traffic that can come into the cabin through the vehicle's ventilation. The GoPure GP5212 reduces the exposure to dangerous levels of air pollution that can be much higher inside the car than outside.

The company explained that the GoPure GP5212 uses Philips SelectFilter Plus 3-stage filtering. The first stage is a pre-filter that captures large particles such as pet hair, dust and airborne dirt. The second stage is a HESA filter that scrubs out toxic gases and harmful chemicals and removes smoke, odors and gases. The final stage is a HEPA filter that removes over 99% of airborne allergens, bacteria and viruses in laboratory testing.

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