Champs Industrial, a Singapore-based manufacturer of water treatment, sterilisation and filtration solutions, has announced the launch of a UV-C LED water purifying straw, LUMISTRAW. Dubbed the “world’s first” UV-C LED water purifying straw, the new product incorporates the use of UV-C LED technology and novel flow cell design to create a disinfection system that is efficient with just a sip. LUMISTRAW also ensures clean water for drinking on-the-go.
Commenting on the launch, Cheong Ing Jen, managing director at Champs Industrial, said: “LUMISTRAW’s compact size and elegant design offers consumers a simple way to access cleaner and fresher water, without compromising on reliability, durability or safety. As compared to other filtration systems, that are usually bulky or require frequent filter changes, LUMISTRAW now allows you to have purified water on-demand. Along with our vision of only creating solutions that are sustainable, there is no longer a need for single use bottled waters and plastic straw.”
LUMISTRAW uses Lumiflo technology to disinfect and filter water as one drinks. Powered by UV-C LED, its flow cell design ensures every drop of water is thoroughly and efficiently purified, eradicating 99.99% bacteria and viruses, the company claimed. Keeping consumers safe and hydrated anytime, anywhere, LUMISTRAW brings confidence and control to the user, serving as a portable water purification device that instantly purifies water on-demand.
Conceptualised, developed and assembled in Singapore, LUMISTRAW’s flow cell is made of food safe PTFE (Teflon) for its material and self-cleaning properties. The straw tip is also made of food-grade soft silicone material for a more comfortable user experience.
LUMISTRAW is designed for consuming liquids below 40oC, and this handy device is also removable and can be placed in a mug, glass, or other bottles to purify water. LUMISTRAW is not constrained by a vessel, but the Tritan bottle included can hold 500ml of water. According to Champs Industrial, LUMISTRAW does not require any filter replacement and its advanced, high-powered UV-C LED is effective for over 100,000 on/off cycles. Furthermore, LUMISTRAW is rechargeable via a micro-USB and takes about 90 minutes for a full charge, which can last up to two weeks depending on usage. Each LUMISTRAW comes with a straw, bottle, micro-USB charging cable, making it ultra-portable.