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Sep 22, 2020

Philips Launches New Innovations For Healthy Living Indoors

 

  • The Philips Air Purifier Series and Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 Series debut high technology solutions to improve clean air delivery that keep pollutants, bacteria and viruses at bay

Singapore Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology will launch two home care innovations that help more people make the change to living healthier indoors the new normal.

 

Philips’ latest product line-up caters to increasing consumer demand for innovative solutions to reduce risk of airborne transmission of respiratory droplets as more people become conscious of air quality and seek preventative measures such as social distancing, mask-wearing and enhancing personal hygiene protocols to live healthier.

 

Launching in Singapore in September, the Philips Air Purifier 2000i, 3000i Series and Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 Series present effective and innovative solutions for healthy, clean, pollutant-free air in real time and a more powerful, hygienic and complete clean to increase ventilation and particle filtration. Both products are designed for modern indoor environments such as homes, offices, and schools that have little circulation of fresh air and are often dependent on air-conditioning for ventilation. 

“Singaporeans are increasingly focused on what is most important to them – keeping themselves and their loved ones healthy and safe,“With people being indoors most of the time and prioritizing their health, health-at-home is key. Our recent innovations use the latest technologies for customers to sustain healthy indoor spaces through intelligent, personalized solutions.”

Ms. Dian Maryska

Consumer Marketing Manager, Home Care APAC, Philips ASEAN Pacific.

Indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air1 and is often compromised by PM2.5 ultrafine particles, allergens, bacteria, harmful gases as well as air humidity. Numerous forms of indoor air pollution lurk in modern indoor spaces, giving rise to chronic health conditions such as asthma or allergic rhinitis that affects more than 20% of the world’s population today2.

 

In Singapore, unhealthy air can lead to asthma which affects 5% of adults and 20% of children3. More than 13.1% of the general population also suffer from eczema and allergic rhinitis4, prevalent in 5.5% of the general adult population5 and more than 40% of school going children6. 

“Exposure to allergens and pollutants is recognized as one of the most important risk factors for worsening asthma in children. In modern indoor spaces, allergens, viruses, bacteria and harmful gases may cause respiratory infections. In other cases, these can also result in various allergic symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, nasal congestion and runny nose. Atopic diseases, often associated with common allergens, can also have a negative impact on quality of life,”

Dr. Benjamin Loh

Resident Doctor, DTAP Clinic Group.

Creating healthy environments with intelligent, personalized solutions designed for modern indoor spaces

With the Philips Air Purifier 2000i, 3000i Series and Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 Series, the innovative superiority of Philips’ new home care range are expert solutions for cleaner, healthier indoor spaces. With a team of more than 100 scientists, doctors and engineers working in air purification, Philips has a long-standing heritage in health tech and has become a global leader in air purification.

 

According to Lancet7, “there is growing consensus from the aerosol science and infectious disease communities that aerosol inhalation is a key contributor to COVID-19 transmission”. “Proper conditions indoors have the potential to reduce the spread of COVID-19; conversely, improper conditions, such as limited ventilation and filtration, can make indoor environments high-risk settings.” Although Philips air purifiers have not been verified to remove SARS-CoV-2 aerosols from the air, its purifiers can remove 99.97% of particles as small as 0.003μm (equals to 3 nm), smaller than the smallest known virus8 from the air which passes through the filter, creating a healthy and safe home. A similar performance is expected for SARS-CoV-2 aerosols. The Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 Series compliments the air purifier, by removing up to 99% of bacteria by adding detergent to the aqua nozzle9.

 

Philips Air Purifier 3000i Series

Regular Retail Price: S$689.00

Breathe the difference with the Philips Air Purifier 3000i Series which senses harmful particles, gases and allergens in real time with a professional grade sensor that detects indoor pollutants such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores and pet dander. It has a superior filtration performance which can remove 99.97% of particles as small as 0.003um (800 times smaller than PM2.5 or smaller than the smallest known virus)10. The Philips Air Purifier Series can reduce the levels of Influenza (H1N1) virus aerosols by 99.9% from air passing through the filter11. Philips AeraSense technology continuously monitors the air and can purify air in a room of 20m2 in less than eight minutes12. It is highly effective in sensing even the slightest change in indoor air quality display which gives you reassurance. It uses an integrated filter model which is FY3430/30.

 

It also provides effortless control and convenience with a Clean Home+ app, allowing you to check the air quality at home anytime. Additionally, real time air quality at a glance allows you to easily identify the indoor allergen index, PM2.5 and harmful gases level with different LED display options. The Philips Air Purifier 3000i Series also provides effortless maintenance with a smart filter that detects the amount of pollutants filtered, calculates filter lifetime and prompts for filter replacement. It has an innovative design with fabric texture finishing that blends in seamlessly with modern interiors. Its ultra-quiet sleep mode for clean air enables you to sleep soundly without disturbance and auto ambient lighting adjusts according to the room’s environment.

 

The Philips Air Purifier 3000i Series has a CADR (Clean air delivery rate) of 400 m³/h. It purifies rooms up to 104m2 with a noise level of noise level 33-66 dB(A).

 

Philips Air Purifier 2000i Series

Regular Retail Price: S$549.00

 

With cutting edge sensing and purification technology, the Philips Air Purifier 2000i Series is proven to reduce pollutants, allergens, odors, harmful gases and even certain bacteria. The pre-filter and True HEPA filter remove particles, while the Active Carbon filter reduces harmful gases and odors. The Philips Air Purifier 2000i Series can reduce the levels of Influenza (H1N1) virus aerosols by 99.9% from air passing through the filter13. Ideal for the living room, it automatically monitors and purifies the air - then gives real time air quality feedback via the display and connected App which can also be used for outdoor air quality and management advice. It uses an integrated filter model which is FY2180/30.

 

The Philips Air Purifier 2000i Series has a CADR (Clean air delivery rate) of 330 m³/h. It purifies rooms up to 85m2 with a noise level of noise level 30-65 dB(A).

 

Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 Series

Regular Retail Price: S$759.00

 

The Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 Series leverages a 3-in-1 vacuum, mop and handheld to provide a powerful, hygienic and complete clean. Its advanced triple filtration system removes up to 99% of bacteria by adding detergent to the aqua nozzle14. It has a PowerBlade digital motor which creates high airflow (>1000 L/min) that produces 360° suction at the nozzle. This patented, 360° suction nozzle picks up to 99.7%15 of dust and dirt in each stroke from all sides and leverages LED to capture hidden dust, hair and crumbs. New technology protects cloth from bacteria growth even after cleaning. Designed with maximum convenience, speed and power to clean all indoor spaces, it leverages a lithium-ion battery for a long-lasting eco mode that has a run-time of up to 80 minutes (28 minutes of turbo) and can clean more than 125m2 on one charge. The stronger suction cleans 30% more effectively with Philips PowerCyclone 10 bagless technology. It is flexible, easy to maneuver, and features integrated accessories and attachments for maximum cordless convenience when cleaning different surfaces. The accessories included are a crevice tool, microfiber pad, integrated brush, extra filter and extension hose. Additional nozzles include the mini turbo brush and aqua nozzle, which are also provided.

 

The Philips Air Purifier Series and Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua 8000 Series will be available at the Philips e-store and all Philips-authorized retailers. For more information, visit https://www.philips.com.sg/.

1 The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EFA)

2 Current status of allergy prevalence in Germany, AllergoJ int., 2016.

3 Asthma & Allergy Association. (2020). Asthma. Retrieved from http://www.aaa.org.sg

4 Cheok, S., Yee, F., Song Ma, J. Y., Leow, R., Ho, M. S. L., Yew, Y. W., . . . Koh, M.  J. A. (2018). Prevalence and descriptive epidemiology of atopic dermatitis and its impact on quality of life in Singapore. British Journal of Dermatology, 178(1), 276-277. doi:10.1111/bjd.15587

5 Ng, T. P., & Tan, W. C. (1994). Epidemiology of chronic (perennial) rhinitis in Singapore: Prevalence estimates, demographic variation and clinical allergic presentation. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 23(1), 83.

6 Wright, A. L., Holberg, C. J., Martinez, F. D., Halonen, M., Morgan, W., & Taussig, L. M. (1994). Epidemiology of physician-diagnosed allergic rhinitis in childhood. Pediatrics (Evanston), 94(6) 895.

7 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31927-9/fulltext

8 From the air that passes through the filter, tested with NaCI aerosol by iUTA according to DIN71460-1.

9 Tested by external agency, using water and detergent.

10 From the air that passes through the filter, tested with NaCI aerosol by iUTA according to DIN71460-1.

11 Microbial Reduction Rate Test conducted at Airmid Healthgroup Ltd. tested in a 28.5m3 test chamber contaminated with airborne influenza A(H1N1). An air purifier by itself does not protect against Covid-19 but can be part of plan to protect yourself and your family to help ventilation and having clean air (US Environmental Protection Agency).

12 From the air that passes through the filter, it is a theoretical time for one-time cleaning calculated by dividing its CADR400m3/h by the room size of 48m3 (assuming the room is 20m2 in floor area and 2.4m2 in height).

13 Microbial Reduction Rate Test conducted at Airmid Healthgroup Ltd. tested in a 28.5m3 test chamber contaminated with airborne influenza A(H1N1). An air purifier by itself does not protect against Covid-19 but can be part of plan to protect yourself and your family to help ventilation and having clean air (US Environmental Protection Agency).

14 Tested by external agency, using water and detergent.

15 Tested using Philips developed coarse dirt cleaning test based on IEC60312- 1 Jan 2018. One stroke is one backwards and forwards motion.

About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2019 sales of EUR 19.5 billion and employs approximately 81,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at www.philips.com/newscenter

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Sheo S. Rai

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Philips ASEAN Pacific

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 As more people spend more time indoors, maintaining healthy indoor environments is increasingly important for staying healthy and preventing disease

Breathe the difference with the Philips Air Purifier 3000i Series which senses harmful particles, gases and allergens in real time with a professional grade sensor that detects indoor pollutants such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores and pet dander

Using Philips AeraSense technology, the Philips Air Purifier 3000i Series continuously monitors the air and can purify air in a room of 20m2 in less than eight minutes16.

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