Suppose there was a bright side to the ongoing pandemic. In that case, it is that we have become more conscious about keeping clean, the importance of disinfecting, how often we should wash our hands and how germs and viruses swarm almost everything that we use the daily.

The coronavirus is making sanitation systems a must-have for present-day homes. The Philips Signify UV-C system makes use of UV-C that is widely known for disinfecting the air and surfaces by stopping the spread of pathogens. Signify Innovations India introduced the Philips UV-C Disinfection System as a part of their sterilizing gadgets in India, which can be used both personally and at work.

The idea of UV came from nature. The sun emits UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. Natural UV-C has the most energy and can be harmful to humans. This is why, to utilize for our benefit, scientists developed “man-made UV-C.” When regulated, it can be employed for sanitation purposes. It breaks down the formation of the DNA, RNA, and proteins of pathogens, which in turn, incapacitates the microorganism from multiplying, which is then considered dead.

Keep in mind, though, that UV-C is only good to use for disinfecting items and surfaces. Experts advise against exposing our skin and eyes to it to avoid serious and lasting injuries. This sterilizing system is equipped to shut down as soon as the timer stops automatically. Also, if the door opens while in operation, the UV-C system instantly cuts off to prevent exposure.

At a first glance, the Philips UV-C Disinfection System may look like a standard microwave oven. It is well built, with a stainless steel compartment and door made of toughened glass. Its max capacity is 30 liters, it is comfortingly heavy, which means it’s sturdy. It also has a LED display on the front that gives information about the operation. It isn’t complicated to set up at all; simply plug and turn on.

The front panel is straightforward. There are options for 2, 5, and 8 minutes preset timer, together with the Start and Stop buttons. There is also an option to set the timer manually.

For smaller items like house keys, sunglasses, or wristwatches, exposure to UV-C for a couple of minutes should disinfect them successfully. For slightly bigger gadgets like smartphones and tablets, other items of the same size, use the disinfection system for three minutes. The preset is up to 8 minutes, the idea is the bigger, or the more solid the item is, the longer it stays inside. You can even sterilize vegetables, fresh fruits, and kitchen utensils!

Having equipment like this at home would help you sleep better at night, knowing you took an extra precaution to keep your family safe from any unseen enemies.