Pure protection against viruses and bacteria

    UV-C lighting has the power to disinfect air, surfaces and water

    The quality of the air we breathe and the cleanliness of the surfaces we touch have a profound effect on our health and wellbeing. We’re all at risk of contracting and spreading viruses and bacteria, especially in busy public areas like the office, stores, schools and museums. A proven and effective way to neutralize a virus is through UV-C radiation. In laboratory testing, our UV-C light sources inactivated 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus on a surface with an exposure time of 6 seconds.1


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    Pure protection: disinfection of air, surfaces and objects with UV-C lighting

    Ultimate protection for air, surfaces and water

    Upper Air Ceiling

    Disinfecting air, surfaces and water


    We offer an extensive range of Philips UV-C lamps that can be integrated into disinfection luminaires and equipment of all sizes to disinfect air and surfaces. We have a proven track record of developing innovative UV-C solutions that are optimized for the application and work closely with manufacturers on design-in.

    Once Bioshift

    Disinfecting objects


    We also offer a range of Once BioShift® UV-C germicidal chambers for disinfecting equipment. Resembling an industrial microwave, objects that do not qualify as medical devices can be placed in the chamber for speedy disinfection, so they can be reused safely.4 The chamber kills a majority or viruses during the recommended 5-minute disinfection cycle.5

    Professional services

    Professional Services


    Our lighting application & design team will analyze with you in which type of areas you want to apply the UV-C solution. An audit on type of walls, materials used, fans, ventilation of these areas can be performed to define the dynamics of the room to ensure a maximum effect and application safety. Our UV-C lighting and system design will be made for these areas with the right UV light output, the right position, mounting height, angle and functionality of the UV-C devices.



    35 years experience in UV-C lighting and strong application expertise


    All bacteria and viruses tested to date respond to UV-C disinfection.


    Disinfects surfaces and objects in a matter of minutes.


    Can be used in numerous applications, such as offices, stores and schools.
    Used extensively by scientists for over 40 years2, UV-C is a know disinfectant for air, water and surfaces. All bacteria and viruses tested to date (many hundreds over the years, including various coronaviruses) respond to UV-C radiation.3 Signify has been at the forefront of UV technology for many years and has a proven track record of developing innovative UV-C products and applications.
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    High-touch areas such as Point of Sale Keypads have a high risk of transmitting germs

    Work places

    Work places


    Germs can be picked up from phones, keyboards and stationery

    Food services

    Food services


    Germs and bacteria are common in raw and wasted foods




    One of the most common places to find harmful germs and bacteria

    A word of caution

    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)Data made available to us by the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University, which has been collected from a laboratory experiment conducted by Dr. Anthony Griffiths (Associate Professor of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine) and his team at the premises of the NEIDL (such data will be the subject of a forthcoming scientific publication by Boston University), 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) at a UV-C dose of 5mJ/cm2 (exposure time 6 seconds) resulted in a 99% reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus present on that surface. This study determined that a UV-C dose of 22mJ/cm2 results in a reduction of 99.9999% of SARS-CoV-2 virus on that surface (exposure time 25 seconds). Research variables are available upon request.

    2)EPA Report, “Building Retrofits for Increased Protection Against Airborne Chemical and Biological Releases” Pg. 56

    3)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

    4)There is a limit to the amount of times certain objects (such as non-medical face masks) can be reused after disinfection with UV-C.