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,...
Healthcare

SCIENTISTS at Japanese LED giant Ushio are warning about the number of unfiltered far UV-C lamps set to come onto the market in 2021. They say they’re deeply concerned about the production of potentially unsafe products with a wavelength of 222 nanometres and have taken the unprecedented initiative of issuing an ‘industry health warning’. ‘These devices...
Hospitality/Leisure

A MAJOR theatre in Portugal is using UV-C lighting to sanitise its interiors in a bid to tackle the coronavirus. The Cultural and Congress Centre (CCC), a major performance and conference venue in Caldas da Rainha, has become one of the first venues in the country to use the technology to sanitise its performance and...
Hospitality/Leisure

A MAJOR theatre has unveiled a permanent installation of UV-C luminaires to help ensure the building is Covid-secure. The Royal Theatre, a Madrid icon which recently reopened its doors to the public, says the lights provide an extra layer of protection for its artists, employees and spectators. It says UV-C is a ‘tried and tested’...
Healthcare

DESPITE the promise that far UV-C is less harmful to humans than standard UV-C, it’s not ready for general use without further research, say experts. Scientists from the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) say there is ‘not yet sufficient evidence to support widespread application’ where direct human exposure is anticipated.  The IUVA recommends that far UV-C...
Healthcare

FAR-UVC ultraviolet light – which is safe to use around people – kills 99.9 per cent of coronaviruses in the air, a study has found. Crucially, far-UVC at 222 nanometres isn’t harmful to people unlike conventional UV-C at 254 nanometres, which is the wavelength of most of the lamps produced by the lighting industry.   Scientists...
Healthcare

SIGNIFY is blowing the dust off a traditional technology in the fight against coronavirus: mercury vapour lamps.  Company chief Eric Rondolat says the medium-pressure light source alone has the potency to kill the virus rapidly. He envisions a booming market for upper-room disinfection, in which air-borne viruses are killed by UV-C light from mercury lamps...
Office

UK OFFICE furniture giant Bisley is to supply meeting pods and phone booths with ultraviolet lighting to kill bacteria and viruses.  It’s the latest in line of UV lighting products to hit the market in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. The units, made by Vetrospace in Finland, are ‘the most hygienic, private modular spaces...
Healthcare

THE GLOBAL Lighting Association has added its voice to debate on the use of ultraviolet light to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. It says it is becoming increasingly concerned at the proliferation of disinfecting devices based on ultraviolet lighting – particularly being sold on the internet – with dubious safety features and inadequate safety instructions.  This...
Healthcare

SO, THE WORLD is in lockdown and the leader of the free world has suggested that we might use light to kill the coronavirus.  And, as we are lighting dudes and gals and everything in between, I’d say this is our bailiwick: we are just the people to look into this. Seeing President Trump’s advice,...