“These test results illustrate the effectiveness of our UV-C upper-air disinfection luminaires and the important contribution they can make towards fighting the coronavirus and future viruses,” said Harsh Chitale, Division Leader, Digital Solutions at Signify. “UV-C lighting for upper-air applications can be a successful, preventive measure for organizations as they seek ways to provide their guests, customers and employees with clean environments.”
Over the last year, Signify increased the production of its UV-C light sources eight-fold in support of the fight against the coronavirus and acquired GLA to complement its portfolio with luminaires for upper-room air disinfection. Since then, the company has installed UV-C upper-air disinfection luminaires in several locations, including retailers EDEKA Clausen in Germany and dm in Slovakia and Rugby Union Club Harlequins in the UK.
The height at which the luminaires are installed, in combination with the luminaires’ design, allows the system to disinfect air as it circulates a space, even when there are people present. Mechanical ventilation and/or natural convection moves the disinfected air back into the lower part of a space. Additionally, shielding and optics in the luminaires are designed to prevent accidental exposure to UV-C radiation.3
For more than 35 years, Signify has been at the forefront of UV technology, and has a proven track record of innovation and strong application expertise in UV-C lighting. Signify’s UV-C lighting is designed and manufactured using well-controlled industrial processes, and should be installed and used according to the product-specific safety instructions. UV-C light should always be used by professionals in accordance with the safety requirements and instructions.