July 6 2020: Signify, the world leader in lighting, has launched the Philips UV-C Disinfection system and uses the UV-C radiation technology, which has been validated to effectively inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Created with state-of-art-technology, the system is easy to use, low maintenance and portable, which disinfects frequently touched objects and personal items. As the product has the light source in enclosed space, it takes approximately two to eight minutes for disinfection depending upon the size of the object. Designed and manufactured in India, the new range is another step in the company’s support to the government’s call for self-reliance.
Philips UV-C Disinfection system can quickly and effectively disinfect objects of daily use in homes, such as fruits and vegetables, packaged food, keys, mobile phones, stationery, laptops, and baby products. The UV-C exposure on fruits and vegetables also extends their shelf-life, keeping them fresh for longer periods. The range comes in three variants of 10 litres, 15 litres and 30 litres capacity, priced at Rs 7,990, Rs 9,990, and Rs 11,990, respectively and would be initially available on leading e-commerce platforms and through select Philips Smart light Hubs.
Ultraviolet technology provides a non-chemical approach to disinfection. UV-C light at a wavelength of 253.7nm has a very powerful germicidal effect. It deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens, destroying their ability to multiply and cause infections. The advantage of using light to disinfect objects is that they are effective, efficient, and do not use chemicals. UV-C light can help limit the spread of bacteria and viruses that accumulate on surfaces.