Social Sundays: Solable LaVie

January 21, 2018

InnoEnergy France supported start-up Solable is no stranger to developing eco-friendly solutions to issues facing us. Two years back, they won a CES innovation award for LaDouche, a water heater that enables recycling of heat from wastewater. This year at CES 2018, they introduced LaVie. The promise of LaVie is simple enough: a device which turns tap water into pure mineral water, without any filters or add-on products.

LaVie consists of a bamboo box, containing a one-litre borosilicate tempered glass bottle. The box integrates a UVA lighting device which treats water through advanced oxidation by homolytic rupture. This removes chlorine, traces of pesticides and medicines while preserving all minerals.  With a 10 year lifespan, this ticks all the right boxes when it comes to eco-friendliness: there are no filters and no consumables, meaning no waste is generated. In terms of time, LEDs in the wooden casing help purify 1 liter of tap water in just 20 minutes. Plus, it has a very low power consumption as well, with 1000 litres of purified water costing 2€ of electricity.

Going the right side of innovative, the LaVie was recognized with a 2018 CES innovation Award.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: