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    Signify invests to broaden its UV-C lighting portfolio to meet the growing demand for disinfection

    June 25, 2020


    • Launches 7 families of UV-C-based products for professional customers
    • Acquires GLA to complement its portfolio with luminaires for upper-room air disinfection
    • Increases its UV-C light source production capacity this year


    Somerset, New Jersey – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects.


    By increasing capacity and broadening its UV-C portfolio, Signify is helping people in a world that’s adjusting to a new normal. Its UV-C lighting is well-proven and trusted as an effective disinfectant. This was recently validated in laboratory testing conducted at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. The testing showed that Signify’s UV-C light sources can inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19 on surfaces in a matter of seconds. This is crucial at a time when organizations are seeking ways to continue operations and provide service in an environment that is designed with safety in mind.

    Signify’s new UV-C product range includes luminaires and chambers for a wide variety of professional applications. “In North America, we will introduce seven families of UV-C lighting fixtures, specifically designed to disinfect air, surfaces and objects. These products are designed for different customer segments, ranging from offices and schools, to gyms, retail stores and warehouses."


    Kevin Poyck

    President and CEO, Market Group Americas at Signify

    Part of the portfolio includes UV-C fixtures ideal for upper-air and deep surface disinfection in offices, schools and restrooms. They can be equipped with sensors and controls to ensure that they only operate when people aren’t present.


    For the disinfection of objects, Signify is launching a range of quick-to-use UV-C disinfection chambers. These chambers can be used in offices and municipal buildings to disinfect visitor tags, phones, bags, laptops and wallets in a matter of seconds. In stores, they’re ideal for disinfecting returned items, glasses or clothes tried on in a changing room. Signify is working with customers to pilot solutions for the disinfection of surfaces and objects.


    To complement its portfolio, Signify recently acquired the assets of Germicidal Lamps & Applications (GLA), a small, Netherlands-based company with extensive expertise in UV-C disinfection solutions. The deal includes GLA’s upper-room UV-C air disinfection portfolio as well as deep application knowledge.  


    The upper-room air disinfection luminaires can be used with people in the room, as they are installed at a height which, in combination with shielding and optics, is designed to prevent exposure to the UV-C light source. Air in the upper part of the room is continuously disinfected using UV-C irradiation and natural convection of airflow in the room. This makes these perfect for use in schools, offices, gyms, retail outlets and other high-contact areas.


    For more than 35 years, Signify has been at the forefront of UV technology. Signify’s UV-C lighting is designed, installed and used according to the product-specific safety instructions and manufactured using well-controlled industrial processes.

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify US

    Beth Brenner

    Tel: +1 215 595 3102


    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2022, we had sales of EUR 7.5 billion, approximately 35,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in our operations in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for six consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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