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    The quality of the air we breathe , the water we drink and the cleanness of surfaces have a profound effect on our health and well-being. We’re all at risk of contracting and spreading viruses and bacteria, especially in busy public areas like the office, factory, store, bar or restaurant, school, museum and on public transport.


    UV-C radiation is a known disinfectant for air, surfaces, objects and water that can help mitigate the risk of acquiring an infection and has been used extensively for more than 40 years
    1. All bacteria and viruses tested to date (many hundreds over the years, including various coronaviruses) respond to UV-C disinfection2. In laboratory testing, our UV-C light sources inactivated 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus on a surface with an exposure time of 6 seconds3. A clear indication that UV-C can play a valuable part in your protection strategy.

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    UV-C disinfection products

    Over the past 35 years we’ve developed a strong UV-C application expertise. It has allowed us to develop a broad range of effective UV-C luminaires and devices that can be used in a variety of applications. This includes upper air luminaires that disinfect passing air, open UV-C luminaires and UV-C trolleys that disinfect rooms and locations when no one is present, and UV-C chambers that disinfect objects.

    Benefits of UV-C disinfection technology

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    Trusted


    UV-C technology is used for over 40 years1
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    Effective


    All bacteria and viruses tested to date respond to UV-C disinfection2
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    Fast


    Disinfects surfaces and objects in a matter of minutes
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    Versatile


    Can be used in numerous applications, such as offices, schools, stores and public transport

    UV-C disinfection application areas


    Philips UV-C luminaires with UV-C lamp systems neutralize micro-organisms, reducing the risk of contracting or spreading viruses and bacteria in a wide range of applications:
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    Retail

    Disinfecting shopping carts, shelves and counters
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    Hair and beauty salons

    Disinfect client rooms, floor, mirror, chair, counter surfaces and other sensitive areas
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    Schools

    Disinfect classroom walls, floors, desks and surfaces
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    Offices

    Disinfect work rooms, meeting spaces and corridors
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    Banking

    Disinfect counters, cash machines and work surfaces
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    Hospitality

    Disinfect guest rooms, reception areas and health club facilities
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    Food outlets

    Disinfect preparation surfaces and equipment 
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    Washrooms

    Disinfect vanity units, basins and mirrors
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    Transportation

    Disinfect interior and exterior surfaces of different vehicles and passengers' waiting spaces

    Explore the power of UV-C technology

    Find out how UV-C disinfection is currently being used by our customers

    Learn more about UV-C lighting via webinars from the Signify Lighting Academy

    Read our whitepaper to learn about air, surface and object disinfection using UV-C light

    Latest UV-C lighting blog posts

    Protecting rugby’s greatest assets: the fans and players


    At the home of Harlequins, UV-C disinfection lights the way to a cleaner future for stadium sports.

    UV-C: A future beyond COVID-19


    Discover an extraordinary power of UV-C lighting to disinfect air, surfaces, objects and water for a safer future beyond COVID-19.

    UV-C supporting Europe’s recovery


    UV-C lighting should feature prominently in national recovery plans across Europe for safer post-pandemic world.

    Find your nearest distributor, partner or installer specialised in Philips UV-C disinfection lighting

    A word of caution


    UV-C lighting presents minimum risk when used in the correct way. Direct exposure to UV-C is dangerous. The lighting must always be installed with adequate shields and safeguards (such as presence detection sensors or timers) to avoid light damage and severe injuries to the eyes and skin. The UV-C disinfection luminaires we provide without such safeguards are intended only to be used as components in disinfection systems that contain any safeguards indicated, but not limited to, those specified in mounting instructions and user manuals.

    Philips UV-C disinfection luminaires must only be sold by Signify or through qualified partners, and installed by qualified professionals according to our stringent safety and legal requirements.

    None of our UV-C lamps are certified or approved as a medical device anywhere in the world, and should not be used as such. They should never be used in applications or activities that may cause and/or lead to death, personal injury and/or damage to the environment. Plants and/or materials that are exposed to higher dosages of UV-C may become damaged and/or discolored.

    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. Nadia Storm et al, Rapid and complete inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by ultraviolet-C irradiation, 2020. Report available at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-79600-8. The UV-C irradiance used in this study was 0.849 mW/cm 2.