LG Electronics has begun selling in India a TV with a feature that repels mosquitoes, a the company continues to release products specialized for the local market. The "Mosquito Away TV" uses ultrasonic waves that are inaudible to humans but cause mosquitoes to fly away, according to the company.
Mosquitoes can spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue.
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, (model 43LH520T, 32LH520D) priced at 26,500 rupees and 47,500 rupees ($394 and $706).
LG Electronics' Smart TVs sold in India also come with a USB dongle that provides access to smart TV features.
The TV will go on sale next month in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. LG has no plans for now to market it elsewhere.
LG said on its website that the TV is not intended to replace other mosquito-deterrent devices.