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

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

The INDUSTRY’s first combined circadian and disinfection lighting system has been installed in a beauty salon. The LED panels mimic the sun – including artificial sunrises and sunsets – but also disinfect the store using UV-A ultraviolet light during the day and UV-C at night when the space is unoccupied.  The J.Protect system – which its...
Healthcare

OSRAM has become the latest big lighting brand to unveil its range of UV-C products.  The company has unveiled two flexible products to mobile applications.  With AirZing UV-Compact, available in Standard and Pro version, Osram is launching two portable products from a new portfolio that can be used as part of a Covid-secure strategy.  The...
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...
Comment

Scientist Karl Linden of the University of Colorado says ultraviolet light is an important tool in our fight against pathogens, but we must observe strict procedures in its deployment. ULTRAVIOLET light has a long history as a disinfectant and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is readily rendered harmless by UV light. The question is...
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...