Lighting

Signify expands UV-C production to meet growing need for disinfection lighting

26 June 2020
An example of the upper room air disinfection system that cleans the air in schools, healthcare facilities and more. Source: Signify

Signify plans to increase its ultraviolet-C lighting production capacity and its UV-C product portfolio to meet the growing demand for disinfection lighting due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The UV-C lighting is a proven technology as a disinfectant against viruses. Signify recently had its UV lighting technology tested in a laboratory by Boston University showing the UV-C light inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19 in a few seconds.

The range of UV-C products includes luminaires and chambers for professional lighting that help disinfect surfaces in offices, schools, restrooms or healthcare facilities. The lighting also comes with sensors to operate only when people and animals are not present. Other devices include freestanding luminaires that can be wheeled into a hotel room or public transportation to disinfect surfaces.

The UV-C chambers could be used inside tunnels for disinfection or in chambers for offices and municipal buildings to clean visitor tags, phones, bags, laptops and wallets, as well as returned items or clothes that were tried on in a changing room.

Upper-room air disinfection luminaires can be installed at height in combination with shielding and optics, prevents exposure to the UV-C light source. Air in the room is disinfected using UV-C irradiation and natural convection of airflow in the room for use in schools, offices, gyms, retail outlets and other high contact areas.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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