Using UV-C light to kill bacteria and viruses.
Signify is introducing a new desk lamp that harnesses the power of ultraviolet light to help disinfect your home. The product is part of the company’s UV-C portfolio to keep consumers safe by giving them an easier way to get rid of bacteria and viruses.
“As the world is adjusting to the challenges and ‘new normal’ coming from COVID-19, we contribute to the growing need for disinfection by introducing our first UV-C consumer product. The new desk lamps can make a difference by helping to inactivate viruses (including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19) and bacteria to help keep our homes clean from harmful microorganisms,” said Rowena Lee, Division Leader Digital Products at Signify.
UV-C irradiation is one of the proven ways to help kill germs and bacteria, but of course, it can also be harmful to the eyes and skin, which is why Signify has found a way to keep consumers safe through a control panel and voice guidance.
First, the built-in voice guidance will tell people to leave the room before the light turns on and second, there is a built-in sensor that detects human movements that instantly turns off the lamp when it detects someone in the room.
Signify says that the Philips UV-C disinfection desk lamp is able to ‘deactivate’ viruses, bacteria, molds, and spores in just under an hour depending on the size of the room. During testing, Signify’s UV-C light deactivates 99 percent of the SARS-CoV02 virus with a 6 second exposure time.
If you’re looking for a way to keep your home safe and sanitized, then investing in something like this UV-C desk lamp should be a wise choice.