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 Alkco’s wall mount and ceiling mount upper air UV-C luminaires were tested for SARS-CoV-2 in Innovative Bioanalysis Lab. The wall-mounted luminaire achieved 99.9% reduction in 10 minutes and the ceiling mount luminaire achieved 92.6% reduction in 20 minutes. The luminaires were also tested for Escherichia coli in Intertek Lab. Both luminaires achieved 99.9% reduction in 45 minutes.
2 Data 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.