Healthcare

A CHAIN of pharmacies has become one of the first retailers to deploy so-called ‘upper room disinfection’ with UV-C mercury lamps to kill airborne viruses, including the coronavirus. Some 280 Philips luminaires have been installed at 40 branches of Slovakian drugstore chain dm, providing its customers and staff with an additional level of protection.  The...
Hospitality/Leisure

HARLEQUINS has become the first professional sports club in the United Kingdom to use UV-C technology to tackle the coronavirus. The top-flight rugby team has installed 11 UV-C disinfection upper air units at its London ground, the Twickenham Stoop. Powercor has installed 11 Philips UV-C disinfection upper air units in the popular Honours Bar.  This...
Lighting Industry

UNITED Kingdom-based customers of Philips Lighting-branded luminaires, lamps and controls face price rises of up to 10 per cent due to Brexit and rising raw material and transport costs. Signify, which manufactures Philips Lighting products, said the loss of frictionless trading with the European Union had driven up import and transport costs. Prices for raw...
Outdoor

THIS SPRING, the lighting of an additional five bridges over the Thames in London in the Illuminated River artwork is set to create the world’s longest public art commission.  Blackfriars Road, Waterloo, Golden Jubilee, Westminster and Lambeth Bridges will be illuminated by New York-based artist Leo Villareal’s display of slowly moving light sequences, joining the...
Lighting Industry

THE WORLD’S largest lighting company, Signify, has signed up to Prince Charles’ Terra Carta initiative, an environmental plan which puts nature, people and the planet ‘at the heart of global value creation’. The Terra Carta is a 10-point plan which asks supporting firms to comply with nearly 100 actions as the basis of a recovery...
Healthcare

SOME 217 contractors, resellers and wholesalers have signed up to promote and distribute Signify’s Philips-branded UV-C lighting range in a major push to promote the technology in the UK. The network will help sell and safely install the company’s recently-unveiled disinfection products, which it says can help in the effort to make workplaces, schools, offices,...
Lighting Industry

SIGNIFY has become the first of the major lighting brands to announce major price increases for 2021. The industry’s largest player blamed the hikes on a lack of supply of raw materials, especially polycarbonate and alloy.  Another factor is increased transportation and import costs from China. Trade website EdisonReport says that it has learned that...
IoT/Smart Lighting

SIGNIFY and Honeywell, the global leader in connected buildings, have announced a strategic alliance to deploy integrated, smart lighting in commercial buildings.  Together, the companies say they aim to improve the occupant experience – focusing on productivity and wellbeing – and to reduce energy consumption.  The collaboration integrates Signify’s Interact connected lighting system and software, and its UV-C disinfection...
Outdoor

A TOTAL of 28 autonomous solar luminaires have been installed in different communities on a Greek island which lacks full electricity coverage. The units also feature built-in passive infrared motion sensor enhances safety by increasing the light level automatically when people or cars are approaching.  When no motion is detected the light level decreases to...
Retail

A GERMAN supermarket is trialling UV-C disinfection lighting to kill coronavirus in the air. The Edeka store Hamburg has installed 31 Philips UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires to cover the 1,300 square metre store, one-fourth the size of a football field.  The store is also using one Philips BioShift UV-C chamber to disinfect objects and...