Signify and Boston University validate the effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19

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Signify, the world leader in lighting, together with the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University in the US have conducted research that validates the effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Since the start of the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Griffiths, Associate Professor of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine and his team have been working on developing tools to support scientific advancement in this field. During their research they have treated inoculated material with different doses of UV-C radiation coming from a Signify light source and assessed the inactivation capacity under various conditions. The team applied a dose of 5mJ/cm2, resulting in a reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus of 99% in 6 seconds. Based on the data, it was determined that a dose of 22mJ/cm2 will result in a reduction of 99.9999% in 25 seconds.

“Our test results show that above a specific dose of UV-C radiation, viruses were completely inactivated: in a matter of seconds we could no longer detect any virus,” said Dr. Anthony Griffiths. “We’re very excited about these findings and hope that this will accelerate the development of products that can help limit the spread of COVID-19.”

Signify is the leader in UV-C light sources and has been at the forefront of UV technology for more than 35 years. It has a proven track record of innovation in UV-C lighting, which is designed, manufactured, and installed in line with the highest safety standards.

“I’m very happy about the fruitful cooperation with Boston University in the fight against the coronavirus. Boston University has validated the effectiveness of our light sources as a preventive measure for companies and institutions as they seek ways to provide virus-free environments,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify. “Given the potential of the technology to aid the fight against the coronavirus, Signify will not keep the technology for its exclusive use but make it available to other lighting companies. To service the growing need for disinfection we will increase our production capacity multifold in the coming months.”

Signify unveils five offerings that are slated to land on Malaysia shores in September 2020.

405nm LED Batten

405nm LED Batten is a portable sanitisation lighting, suitable for home use.

Features:

  • 99.9% of certain bacteria within 8 hours
  • Portable/movable equipment via USB interface
  • Visible light spectrum, no blue light hazard
  • RGO according to IEC62471

 

Benefits

  • No harm to eyes and skins
  • Easy to use
  • Continuous disinfection effect
  • Environmentally friendly with no ozone generation
UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp

UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp is a cost-effective and sustainable disinfection lamp, suitable for home use.

Features:

  • Highly effective Philips UV-C lamp (245nm)
  • Stylish cubic design
  • Built-in timer mode selection
  • Built-in voice guide for step by step disinfection
  • Moving objects microwave sensor detector (up to 3-meter distance)
  • Extra-long power cord (2.9 meters)

 

Benefits:

  • Easy to use and operate
  • No misuse or safety risk
  • Disinfect up to 99%
  • Environmentally friendly with no residue after or during use
UV-C Batten

UV-C Batten is a ceiling/wall-mounted UV-C lamp, suitable for professional use.

Features:

  • Highly effective Philips UV-C lamp (254nm)
  • Comes in single, double lamps and reflector option
  • Highly reflective coating & reflector option
  • Anti UV coating batten housing
  • Aluminum holding clip
  • No Ozone

 

Benefits:

  • Disinfects up to 99.9% for a certain time and distance
  • Improved efficacy & direct UV-C light to the target areas
  • Improved structure reliability
  • Extra safety for lamp handling
  • Environmentally friendly with no residue after or during use
UV-C Chamber

UV-C Chamber is a disinfectant chamber, suitable for professional use.

Features:

  • Comes in three sizes
  • High UV-C irradiance for Log4 reduction
  • Inside mirror structure
  • Safety start protection
  • Door open protection
  • No Ozone
  • Time instruction

 

Benefits:

  • Fully disinfection up to 99.99%
  • Full 360 degrees surface disinfection
  • No misuse or safety risk
  • Environmentally friendly with no residue after of during usage
  • Easy to use
UV-C Trolley

UV-C Trolley is a movable disinfectant lamp, suitable for professional use.

 

Features:

  • Highly effective Philips UV-C lamp (254nm)
  • Moveable on wheels
  • ingle and double arm option, foldable up to 180 degrees
  • Remote switching on/off option from a maximum of 50 meters distance
  • Movement sensor up to 5 meters distance
  • Red light and voice buzzer alarm
  • No Ozone

 

Benefits:

  • Disinfection up to 99.99% for a certain time and distance
  • Coverage area between 50 – 100 sqm, depending on the model type
  • Improved efficacy & direct UV-C light to target areas
  • Easy to store
  • No misuse or safety risk
  • Environmentally friendly with no residue after of during usage

Consumers can purchase 405nm LED Batten and the UV-C Appliances starting from September 2020 onwards from Philips Lighting Flagship Store on Lazada, Philips Lighting Official Store on Shopee, Philips Branded Store, and the nearest selected lighting stores.

For safety reasons, consumers are advised to avoid direct exposure to UV-C light and to purchase the UV-C appliances from qualified partners/installers. Kindly visit the official website here for more information.

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