UV-C products present minimum risk when used by professionals who know how to use them. They must shield their eyes and skin to avoid light damage and severe injuries to the eyes and skin.
At this moment, none of our UV-C products are certified or approved under any applicable laws as a medical device and as such, Signify and/or any of its group companies do not currently intend for them to be used as medical devices anywhere in the world.
1 Fluence (UV Dose) Required to Achieve Incremental Log Inactivation of Bacteria, Protozoa, Viruses and Algae Revised, updated and expanded by Adel Haji Malayeri, Madjid Mohseni, Bill Cairns and James R. Bolton. With earlier contributions by Gabriel Chevrefils (2006) and Eric Caron (2006) With peer review by Benoit Barbeau, Harold Wright (1999) and Karl G. Linden.
2Data made available to us by the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University (to be the subject of a forthcoming scientific publication) shows that Signify’s UV-C light sources irradiating the surface of a material inoculated with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease) resulted in a 99% reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at a UV-C dose of 5mJ/cm2 (exposure time 6 seconds). This study further determined that a 99.9999% reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus would result from applying a UV-C dose of 22mJ/cm2 (exposure time 25 seconds). Research variables are available upon request.