What is the Lightgate Scale Free?
It is an electronic device that will remove all scale deposits from plumbing when
What are the Fundamentals of the Lightgate Scale Free?
The Lightgate Scale Free functions in two ways on the scale:
1. It transforms the way it is crystallized, resulting in a form that cannot be
attached on the pipes,
2. It allows the removal of the older scale from the pipes.
What is the way that the Lightgate Scale Free achieves that transformation?
The water as it flows through the soil, is joined by salts that are readily
transformed to ions, negative and positive.
The Lightgate Scale Remover is a transmitter of electromagnetic waves to a
1000 different wavelengths, at VLF. The waves penetrate the pipe and create a 3000
per second variable polarity, electric field. This field forces the salt ions to vibrate like
By this vibration the calcium loses an electron from its outer layer, thus
changing its electric charge. At the same time the carbon strengthens its position in
the ion and remains insoluble and the rest of the multiplets that are dissolved, merge
due to the kinetic energy derived by the electric field upon of them.
The result of these changes is that the Aragonite is transformed to plain soda,
the calcite to Aragonite and the change of the Ph closer to 7.
This progressive change of the salts to combinations with a positive charge
allows their detachment from the pipes and the inability of the new salts to ever again
What happens to the Ph of the water?
A great amount of hydrogen and hydroxyl is neutralized after their reaction
with other multiplets thus stabilizing the Ph to a value closer to 7.
What happens with the solubility?
All kinds of consolidation allow the increase of the solubility of the water.
Therefore the water increases its “capacity” to receive more solubles and performs
Why does the scale detach from the pipes?
Hard water contains high levels of Calcium and Magnesium and it has a high
negative charge. For example, -400μV from Calcium and –350μV from Magnesium,
pipe at 0V, the pipe attracts the Calcium and the Magnesium creating the scale.
The treated water has a positive charge at +150μV, therefore the negative
ions are attracted to the flow and not attached to the pipe. On the other hand the
particles that are made from the consolidation due to their solid form and hardness,
and because of their increased energy derived from the electric field, bounce on the
scale and progressively remove it.
How fast does the removal of the scale happen?
The removal of the scale is done by a 1/12 of an inch each week. Therefore a
plumbing network can return to its original diameter in 8 to 30 weeks. The de-scaling
is enhanced by the conductance of the water, the higher the conductance, the faster
We must emphasize that the corrosion and the destruction of the pipes is the
result of the existence of the scale. Between the scale and the metal, a low electric
current attracts the metal ions and merges them with the scale.
What is the impact on the electrolysis phenomenon?
The pipes are kept clean and the phenomenon of the electrolysis is drastically
reduced. Protection is achieved by the positive current of the treated water
eliminating the electric field that evolves between different metals, e.g. copper and
What is the nature of the Calcium salts?
1. Soda. This form does not attach to any pipe. It is used for its chemical
2. Aragonite. It is calcium carbonate that crystallizes in the rhombic system and
produces multi facet crystals with small surfaces and it is soluble, non-
3. Calcite. It is calcium carbonate that crystallizes in the triangular system and
produces very hard crystals with large surfaces and it is non-soluble attaching
to any pipe.
Why the treated water is cleaner?
The water may contain a significant number of microbes, usually e-coli. These
microbes can cause health problems and are usually the reason of bad water odor.
The existence of the scale facilitates the microbes that are attached in it and create
colonies. This is usually observed as a green color in the pipes of the plumbing or
any device that uses water.
The Lightgate Scale Remover accomplishes the destruction of the microbe’s
colonies by removing the scale and at the same time it destroys instantly a portion of
them while they flow through the electric field.
Is Lightgate Scale Remover a filter?
It is not a filter, because it does not retain anything. It does not alter the water
chemical composition therefore retaining all useful ingredients. It can be applied to allkinds of water, salty or fresh, regardless of hardness. It shows results even at
extreme hardness, of 75 at German scale.
Industrial applications for the Lightgate Scale Free.
Steamers/ steam boilers, heat exchangers, air compressors, cooling towers
spray and sprinkler systems, industrial and car washers, sterilization systems, water
Marine applications of the Lightgate Scale Free.
Cooling system for the engine or the electric motors by fresh or salt water.
Protection of the whole plumbing network from scale, corrosion and electrolysis.
Application in Hotels
Boilers: It prevents scale build up, thus reducing the damages such as tearing,
burned resistances, and it allows increased efficiency by increasing the heat transfer.
The scale insulates the boiler inner surface and for each millimeter the heat transfer
is reduced by 6-10%.
Washing machines: It prevents the aging of the washing machines and it reduces
the quantity of detergents. It also eliminates the use of water softeners.
HVAC’s: The compressor is cooled and works at the peak of its efficiency, the
cooling tower remains trouble free.
Solar Water Panels: The plates and the boilers are kept scale free while the
efficiency increases and at the same time the service need decreases.
Plumbing network: Pipes, floats, water closets, showers, taps, are kept scale free
and do not accumulate bacteria. The electrolysis phenomenon is reduced or
Coffee machines: The valves and water intakes are kept scale free. The salts are
not attached and the service intervals are extended. The coffee has better taste and
Ice making machines: The water intakes remain scale free and the water cools
faster. The ice cubes remain intact while they are discharged.
Application in swimming pools
The scale is completely removed from the water pipes and the circulator, pumps and
all the mechanical equipment. The bacteria at the water and the pool surfaces are
destroyed and fewer additives are required (Cl, HBr). The water appears cleaner as
the turbidity is reduced.
The Scale Free unit must be installed before any other unit in the pipe system.
Other units may be for checking the solubility of the water, PH, or injects fertilizers
and medicines to promote plant growth. If the Scale Free unit is installed last in line,
then the electromagnetic field may cause faults in the operation of the other units
and change composition of fertilizers