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Paralyze virus with light


IO, Jakarta – In the midyear, Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in the lighting field, introduces a UV-C disinfectant desk lamp for consumers. For more than 35 years, Signify has become the leader in professional UV technology, building track records of innovation in UV-C lighting. Signify is currently leveraging this knowledge to meet the growing need for disinfection of surfaces, air, and objects. 

Being in the forefront of the professional UV-C innovation, Signify disinfectant table lamp is now available to help consumers efficiently disinfect their houses from viruses and bacteria. “When the world is adjusting with the challenges and ‘new normal adaption’ due to COVID-19; we are contributing to fulfilling the rising need to disinfect by introducing our first UV-C consumer product. The table lamp will help a difference by paralyzing viruses (including SARS-CoV-2, that causes COVID-19) and bacteria, to help protect our house and clean out dangerous micro-organisms,” said Rami Hajjar, Country Leader, Signify Indonesia. 

The cleanliness of objects and surfaces at home can exert a major impact on our health and welfare, because we all are at risk to be infected and to spread viruses and germs when we touch objects. The most effective proven way to neutralize viruses and bacteria is through UV-C lighting. The UV-C disinfectant desk lamp is easy to use, with a complete control panel and built-in voice guidance. 

Exposure to UV-C rays can be harmful to our eyes and skin; the built-in voice guidance will not only ask the user to leave the room before the lights turn on, but Signify also adds extra protection to the table lamp by adding integrated sensors that monitor human movements, and automatically will turn off the light if detects motion. 

Within minutes, the Philips UV-C disinfection table lamp can effectively kill viruses, bacteria, fungi, and spores that can pose invisible dangers in your home. The time it takes to disinfect a room depends on the size of the room and the types of surfaces or objects that are in the room. For example, a medium-sized living room needs about 45 minutes of exposure to light to clean, a bedroom takes 30 minutes, and a regular bathroom 15 minutes. 

To ensure the room is disinfected effectively, the Philips UV-C disinfection desk lamp uses a dosage that exceeds the dosage required for most of the germs that have been tested for exposure to UV-C light. All bacteria and viruses tested to date respond to UV-C irradiation. In a laboratory test, Signify UV-C lamps put 99% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with 6 seconds of exposure time on the surface. Starting in the middle of this year, the Philips UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp will be available in selected retail stores and e-commerce platforms. 


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