Antibacterial LED Bulb? Yes, Bactiglow Illuminates/Disinfects
India-based electronics manufacturer Syska LED has announced the Bactiglow, a 2-in-1 LED bulb that also works as an antibacterial bulb. It emits Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI), that use short wavelengths to effectively kill germs and bacteria. It does not emit any UV/IR radiation making it safe for human exposure and is also photobiologically safe. The bulb has microbial disinfection properties that electrocute harmful bacteria present in a room.
"As one of the pioneers of LED lighting, our aim is to offer our customers, products that are convenient, affordable and reflect their evolving needs and preferences. The Syska Bactiglow LED bulb is a fine example of this proposition and offers consumers innovative features that are over & above the benefits of a regular LED bulb," explained Rajesh Uttamchandani, Director, Syska Group.
The bulb emits light in the wavelength of 400 nm to 420 nm which is also safe for human exposure. It is designed for indoor use and can easily be installed in schools, colleges, commercial spaces or residential homes.
The Syska Bactiglow comes with 2-in-1 modes, where one can choose from either a lighting plus anti-bacterial mode or just the anti-bacterial mode. The bulb sells for Rs 250 which is roughly $3.50 US.