Deactivates viruses, bacteria, mold and spores in minutes
Intuitive and easy to use
Need to plan your disinfecting schedule as you can't be in the same room while it happens.
Over the last couple of years, there’s been a greater emphasis on clean air in both our homes and offices. While some might opt for HEPA filters to collect dust and other impurities in the air, the Philips UV-C disinfection desk lamp basically nukes viruses, bacteria, molds and spores.
The Philips UV-C disinfection lamp looks sleek and comes in two colours – silver and champagne. Both of which are quite elegant. The lamp is mostly made of metal – which gives you some confidence that its not going to break apart if it falls off your tabletop.
Using UV-C technology, unlike air purifiers that collect dust and impurites in a filter, the Philips UV-C disinfection lamp deactivates viruses, bacteria, molds and spores in a matter of minutes.
There are no known micro-organisms resistant to UV-C. In laboratory tests, UV-C light sources can reduce SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) infectivity on a surface to below detectable levels in as few as 9 seconds.
Operating the lamp is extremely intuitive with only two buttons on the control panel – power and time. Place the lamp on a suitable surface, like a desk or kitchen island, set the time, and let it do its thing. A step-by-step voice guide is also available to help you use it in the most effective way.
Typically the Philips UV-C disinfection desk lamp needs about 45 mins for a living room, 30 mins for bedrooms and 15 mins for washrooms.
Unlike air purifiers, you wouldn’t want to be exposed to the UV-C rays, as they can affect your eyes and skin. So once you’ve set the time, you should leave the room. Built-in sensors and timers, that can detect if someone walks into a room, provide an added layer of protection for you and your family.
With technology that might cause adverse effects when not used correctly, it does give some added trust that Philips has 35+ years experience in UV-C lighting and strong application expertise.
If you’re looking to primarily collect dust and pet hair, and eliminate odours, an air purifier would serve your needs better. At around SGD 150, the Philips UV-C disinfection lamp is not heavy on the wallet, and an extremely effective device to disinfect your home or work space. The only downside is that you should not be in the same room when you’re disinfecting and some planning is required as you move it from room to room.