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, store, schools, museums and on public transport. Those most at risk are vulnerable patients in hospitals and other healthcare centers. Any form of viral infection can complicate their recovery. A proven and effective way to neutralize a virus is through UV-C radiation.


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


    No known pathogen is resistant to UV-C radiation.


    Disinfects surfaces and objects in a matter of minutes.


    Can be used in numerous applications, such as offices, hospitals, stores, schools and public transport.
    Used extensively by scientists for over 40 years1, 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.2 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 shopping trolleys and cash registers have a high risk of transmitting germs

    Work places

    Work places


    Germs can be picked up from phones, keyboards and stationery




    Viruses and bacteria are particularly dangerous in a medical setting

    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

    Public transport



    Viruses and bacteria can be transmitted easily in buses, trains and airplanes

    Ultimate protection for air, surfaces and water

    Disinfecting air and surfaces

    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, surfaces and water. 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.

    Philips UV-C lamps

    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.3 The chamber kills a majority or viruses during the recommended 5-minute disinfection cycle.4

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    Professional services

    Custom solutions for disinfection


    Together with our customers we are developing new solutions that will help shape the future of UV-C disinfection. Please join us on this exciting journey to co-create custom disinfection solutions that best meet your needs and applications. From niches such as large objects, specialized rooms/areas to many other new potential applications.



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

    2)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

    3)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.