Someone asked me about the Air Tiger Ozone Generator which uses UV light to generate ozone for hydroponic and indoor plants. The benefits of using an ozone generator in your greenhouse
includes removing odors from mildew, insecticides, mold, etc. It will aslo sterilize grow areas. It also claims to inhibit spider mites inside greenhouses, but I'm not sure whether that is
from the Ozone harming them or the UV light itself which mites do not like.
Ozone has long been used for air purification. Ozone travels out into space and hence can easily treat large areas as the tiger does (5000 sq.ft.). While UV bulbs can be used to generate
Ozone, other forms of ozone machines (non-UV) are more effective and do not need replacement as the Air Tiger ozone generator does. You can find some Chinese brands that use timed ozone.
Air Tiger Ozone Generator Dangers
The downside of Ozone, as seen in the video below, is that high levels or repeated exposure to humans and pets can irritate lungs and airways. This is
especially true with asthmatics and allergy sensitive people. You may want to time the use of ozone so no one is in the area when it is being used.
Pro's and Con's
1 – Uses ONLY .67 amps
2 – Easily cleaned and serviced
3 – Easily adapted to existing duct work
4 – One year warranty
5 – Will work on odors effectively
1 – Expensive
2 – Can irritate lungs in small areas
3 – Not as effective as ozone generators which don't use replacement bulbs
4 – replacement bulbs are expensive
The Air Tiger can be installed into ductwork and uses little electricity. The nice thing about UV ozone generators is that they don't use a fan, which reduces electricity
The smell of ozone is apparent, although many people like myself like the "hospital-like" cleanliness of the smell. Ozone is naturally occurring in nature, and the smell of ozone
is apparent after a lightening storm which creates ozone in abundance.
Ozone is a very viable, low-cost way for controlling odor, smoke, and mites. When used in moderation and proper levels it will keep your greenhouse healthier and smelling
Most of the online reviews of the Air Tiger reflect well on it.
Air Tiger Ozone Generator and Other Ozone Machines