Signify introduces new germicidal UV luminaires and solutions

    October 15, 2020

    Signify introduces new commercial UV-C lighting products to help businesses add an extra layer of air, surface and object disinfection


    Somerset, NJ – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is introducing new commercial UV-C disinfection luminaires and equipment in the United States. UV-C lighting is a proven disinfectant for air, surfaces and objects, and can play an important role in a broad range of applications such as schools, offices, retail outlets, banks, fitness centers, hospitality, the food and beverage industry, and warehouses and distribution centers. The effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on the inactivation of SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been validated in laboratory testing conducted at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University.

    Professional customers in the US can now order Alkco germicidal UV luminaires and solutions including indirect, upper-air fixtures to disinfect air, direct UV-C luminaires to disinfect surfaces and pass-through UV-C chambers to disinfect objects. The products are designed with a range of safeguards, including a timer option to delay operation until after people and animals are no longer in the vicinity and a sensor that automatically switches the luminaires off if any people or animals are detected.  

    Now more than ever, organizations are seeking ways to continue their operations and provide service to their customers in an environment that is designed with safety in mind. UV-C lighting can add an extra, critical layer of disinfection.”


    Keith Eagle

    Vice President and General Manager, US Professional Channel, Signify

    “Now more than ever, organizations are seeking ways to continue their operations and provide service to their customers in an environment that is designed with safety in mind. UV-C lighting can add an extra, critical layer of disinfection,” said Keith Eagle, Vice President and General Manager, US Professional Channel, Signify. “We’ve leveraged our decades of experience in UV-C lighting, to develop these products and deliver on the promise of neutralizing harmful viruses and bacteria.”


    The following are now available in the US, and can be used to disinfect air, surfaces and objects.

    Air disinfection solutions: Germicidal, Indirect Upper-air UV luminaires


    Signify offers wall- and ceiling-mounted UV-C luminaires to continuously disinfect the air. The light source is angled upwards and installed at a high height away from people. These luminaires are ideal for use in high-contact areas and where people congregate.


    Surface disinfection solutions: Germicidal, Direct UV luminaires


    These ceiling-mounted UV-C luminaires can be controlled automatically to disinfect areas outside of businesses’ operating hours and when people and animals are not present. They must be used as instructed and with appropriate UL safeguards, such as the Philips Dynalite control system. The luminaire is not intended for and must not be used to disinfect the surfaces of medical devices or for medical purposes.


    Object disinfection solutions: BioShift UV-C disinfection chambers


    These chambers are for disinfecting objects and shared devices such as headsets and handheld scanners. They can also be used for the disinfection of clothes after fitting room use. The chambers inactivate SARS-CoV-2 to Log6 level within a 1-minute cycle time, providing a disinfection dose of 80 mJ/cm², which exceeds the required level to achieve this.1 Both the tabletop and the extra-large version come with advanced features to provide secure disinfection, including door sensors, magnetic locks to prevent accidental door opening, and inspection windows. The racks are designed to minimize shadowing, and the display screens indicate lamp life and UV-C output. The chambers are not intended for and must not be used to disinfect medical devices or for medical purposes.


    UV-C light should always be used by professionals in accordance with safety requirements and instructions to avoid exposure since it can damage the skin and eyes.


    For more than 35 years, Signify has been at the forefront of UV technology, and has a proven track record of innovation in UV-C lighting. Signify’s UV-C lighting is designed, installed and used according to the product-specific safety instructions, and manufactured using well-controlled industrial processes. The Alkco germicidal luminaires and solutions are UL 1598 certified, meeting requirements for the safe and effective installation, operation and maintenance of UV-C equipment.


    For more information on our UV-C products and how to order, visit


    1 Recent study performed by Boston University, in collaboration with Signify Research, shows the vulnerability of SARS-CoV-2 to UV-C radiation. The study shows a required dose of around 22 mJ/cm² to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 to a Log6 level (

    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. With 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 37,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for four 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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