Buddy Technologies has just unveiled a new smart light for launch in Australia, New Zealand, UK and Europe after successfully passing efficacy and safety tests.
It's called LiFX Clean and it does exactly what its name suggests. It is the first smart light, an antibacterial smart light in the world capable of disinfecting surfaces and surrounding air.
LIFX said this new light "will launch a whole new category of intelligent lighting". A light that not only illuminates an area or room in the house, but can also eliminate harmful bacteria.
LiFX Clean design
LiFX Clean will offer white or colored light that can also be controlled by an app or through voice assistants such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home and the new Apple HomeKit. If necessary, it will be possible to change the light mode, and LiFX Clean in the antibacterial phase will begin to sanitize the environment.
How does it work?
LiFX Clean uses 405 nanometer high energy visible (HEV) light that is safe for humans, pets and plants, and offers an easy way to maximize the cleanliness of your home.
The product has passed laboratory efficacy tests conducted by both the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and UL testing facilities in Guangzhou.
Is it also effective against coronavirus?
Let's not exaggerate. LIFX Clean is an antibacterial light, it has nothing to do with viruses. However, the antiviral capacity of the smart light cannot be excluded: the company is carrying out new tests and may soon launch a product that is also effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
How much does the LiFX Clean antibacterial light cost?
The price of is 69,99 dollars or 69,99 euros. An antibacterial product that provides broad access to consumers at a time of enormous demand for cleaning products.
LiFX Clean will be launched via presale on lifx.com and is expected to be available in stores in the fourth quarter of 2020.
In the near future we will be able to program home sanitization with an app. At a set time, or when there is no one in the house, the bulbs will activate the antibacterial (or antiviral) mode and will make a clean sweep.