The UV sterilization lamp has been getting a lot of hype lately in the fight against Covid-19. It is also effective in killing dust mites, bacteria, and other pathogens. Here is our experience in using the Covilyzer UV Sterilization Lamp in the bedroom against Covid-19 and dust mites.
The Threat of Covid-19
Covid-19 is a grave concern of everyone nowadays. And the unfortunate thing is, it’s not going away anytime soon. There are many ways to safeguard ourselves against the virus, but experts say that our best bet is to stay at home if we don’t need to go out. If we do, let’s take caution and protect ourselves.
Let’s always practice frequent hand washing, the wearing of face masks, and social distancing. Do not spit in public and keep our surroundings clean. Actually, these are just basic hygiene protocols. This is not just for Covid-19. The flu season is here, so if we just follow these things, infections will drastically reduce.
Also, let’s stay healthy by eating nutritious meals, moving our bodies, and hydrating. Drinking enough water everyday is every important for our immunity.
Our Experience with the Covilyzer UV Sterilization Lamp
After watching a demonstration by the engineer of Medcare Supplies and reading the manual, I was confident enough to use the Covilyzer UV Sterilization Lamp for the first time.
Shane had missed her unicorn friends. But these are stuffed toys and after a month, they would really feel itchy and would make us sneeze. Eventually, I had to keep them because they have become a treasury of dust mites.
But with the Covilyzer UV Sterilization Lamp at hand, I took them out and arranged them around the lamp for UV sanitation. I also arranged the mattresses, pillows, and beddings so that they can be cleaned properly.
After turning on the lamp, I just made sure that the light was on and then I left the room to have lunch with the children. I set the timer for an hour and when the time was up, I opened the sliding windows from the outside to allow the radiation from the lamp to dissipate. After another hour, we went inside the room.
How It Feels
So after sanitation, the room felt clean and crisp, like “napa-arawan”. After all, UV light is simulated from the sun. Imagine how things or laundry feel and smell right after they were sun-dried. The room and all the stuff made of fabric smelled that way.
As for the stuffed unicorns, they didn’t smell dank or as if they just came from storage. They smelled clean! I didn’t feel like sneezing a bit after smelling them.
In the fight against Covid-19, we need some preventive measures in order to stay safe. These are:
- Stay healthy by eating nutritious meals, getting enough rest, hydration, and taking supplements.
- Stay at home most of the time if you do not NEED to go out.
- Follow safety protocols like frequent hand washing, wearing of face masks, and social distancing.
- Improve the air quality indoors because that is the air we breather, whether in the home or at work. Read: Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
But another thing that we should look into is the UV sanitation. Ultraviolet light can help kill the coronavirus as well as other germs and bacteria. Regularly sanitizing your home, office, clinics, restaurant, or air-conditioned business establishment will eradicate the pathogens in the vicinity and keep the area clean. Everyone is safe, especially during the flu season.
Ultraviolet (UV) Sterilization is Safe
UV rays has radiation so direct contact is not safe. That is why there are safety precautions and proper operational procedures that users should observe. The manufacturer has ensured that their lamps can be used safely. So primarily, one should read the manual before using the lamp. As long as we follow instructions, we are safe.
Secondly, it is important to remember that we should not look directly into the UV light because it can harm the eyes. One of the severe reactions would be swelling. In the same way, we should not be in the same room while sterilization is going on. Exposure can cause skin irritation and severe sun burn.
Thirdly, keep your pets safe by taking them out of the room prior to the sterilization. You may opt to use the remote control so that you are safely out of the room right after switching it on. Or you can make use of the 30-second time delay before switching on in order to get out of the room. That way, you are never directly exposed to the UV light during sanitation.
Fourthly, allow the room to “rest” for at least 20 minutes after the lamp switches off.
Lastly, the lamp should be stored properly and away from children. The young ones should never handle this.
WATCH my VLOG
Below is my vlog about using the Covilyzer UV Sterilization Lamp in the children’s bedroom. Please watch how I used it and how it affected the room.
By the way, if you are always out, you may always want to invest on the Covilyzer UVC Sanitizer Bag. You can use it at home or bring it with you in the car. It is good for small items that you constantly handle, like wallets, face masks, cell phones, even money, and credit cards.
At home, use the UV sterilizer bag on your kids’ or baby’s items, like teethers, rattles, feeding bottles, or toys. It only takes a short time to sterilize the the UVC rays are contained in the bag.
Where to Get the Covilyzer UV Sterilization Lamp
In Bacolod City, you can get the Covilyzer UV Sterilization Lamp from Medcare Supplies. If you are not from Bacolod, just please contact them because they can ship anywhere in the Philippines. They also have a Manila office.
Loyola Building, L.N. Agustin (Malaspina) cor Hilado Streets
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental 6100, Philippines
Tel. No. (034) 435 5118 | Mobile: (0943) 2432214
For Hospital Use
Hospitals, clinics, hotels, and other bigger areas also need bigger capacity UV lamps. Here’s the unit for hospital wards, hotel lobby, conference rooms, and other large areas where people converge.
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