Signify has announced the launch of its EcoLink Air Purifier with UV-C technology in India. The air purifier purifies and disinfects the air simultaneously. It is equipped with a HEPA filter and UV-C lamps. The HEPA filter purifies the air by removing dust, pollen and other particulate matter. UV-C technology is an effective method of disinfection, used to prevent the spread of diseases by disinfecting air, water and surfaces. According to the company, this technology inactivates airborne pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2.
Company claims that the air purifier can purify a standard size room in just ten minutes. It provides an effective solution against indoor air pollutants like dust mites, mold spores, bacteria and viruses that can result in a wide variety of adverse health effects such as several diseases, headaches and respiratory disorders.
The purifier follows a two-step process. First step involves the H12 HEPA filter that filters out dust, allergens, spores, pollen, pet dander and other particulate matter. Then the hi-powered UV-C lamps inside the chamber emit UV-C radiation, inactivating all known bacteria, viruses and other microbes giving out purified air.
The purifier features an interactive display panel displaying fan speed, temperature and air quality index (AQI). The unit is available in a black or white version and comes in three sizes: small, medium and big, for efficient performance in a variety of room sizes.
Sumit Joshi, CEO and Managing Director, Signify Innovations – South Asia, said, “With growing evidence about the air-borne transmission of COVID-19, we need to pay close attention to the quality of the air we breathe. While air purifiers can eliminate indoor air pollutants, the urgent need of the hour is a device that not only purifies air, but also disinfects it. We have leveraged our 35 years of expertise in UV technology to develop this device that addresses the growing need for air purification and disinfection in a world that is still reeling under the pressure of COVID-19. With this launch, we are reinventing the air purification category by adding a layer of UV-C protection against respiratory infections caused by air-borne viruses and bacteria including SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19.”