Healthcare

ULTRAVIOLET C lighting is a proven virus killer and must be rolled out across Europe, the industry’s top body has urged. Specifically, the disinfection technology must be integrated in EU refurbishment plans, dubbed the ‘Renovation Wave’. The association has now launched an UV-C expert group to promote the benefits of UV-C disinfection and stimulate market...
Transport

A LIGHTING company has won its largest ever order – to supply UV-C LEDs to disinfect trays at airport security.  The system is designed to cut the transmission of viruses and other pathogens, reduce the health risks for staff and passengers and provide an extra measure in making airports ‘Covid-secure’. The deal will also be...
Healthcare

THE AGENDA and panel of experts for this month’s highly anticipated conference on UV-C lighting has been unveiled by the organisers. The LuxLive Digital Kicker UV-C Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 22 September, will focus on the role of UV-C lighting in securing the safety and wellbeing of workplaces. UV-C light is one of few proven...
Healthcare

THE LIGHTING Industry Association is warning about a ‘significant number’ of UV-C lighting products on the UK market which it says are ‘potentially dangerous’. The LIA says it has tested a number of devices claiming to kill viruses and has reported the outcomes to the relevant market surveillance authorities where safety concerns have been identified....
Healthcare

WITH OVER 35 years’ experience in UV-C lighting, Signify is backing this month’s major conference on the technology. The world’s biggest lighting company has become headline sponsor of the LuxLive UV-C Kicker Conference on Tuesday 22 September and will provide some of its industry-leading experts as speakers.  The company says it is committed to delivering...
Healthcare

REGISTRATION has opened for next month’s digital conference on UV-C lighting organised by the LuxLive team. The LuxLive Digital Kicker UV-C Conference, which takes place on Tuesday 22 September, will focus on the role of UV-C lighting in securing the safety and wellbeing of workplaces. UV-C light is one of few proven methods of eliminating the coronavirus...
Healthcare

A MAJOR global airline is cleaning pilot flight decks with UV-C lighting. United Airlines is deploying the handheld technology on most aircraft at its hub airports in a bid to disinfect the flight deck interior and provide pilots with a Covid19-secure work environment.  The airline is using units from the American Ultraviolet company to kill...
Healthcare

A TEAM of robots packed with powerful UC-V lighting has joined the fight against the coronavirus at Heathrow Airport.  The self-driving machines patrol the gates, toilets, waiting zones and other  areas when they are unoccupied and disinfect the rooms, handrails, handles and furniture using powerful UV-C light to kill bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms....
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

THE WORLD’S biggest lighting company says it’s adopting the Global Lighting Association’s guidelines on the safe use of UV-C to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.  Signify – which contributed to the drawing up of the measures – says it has already applied these guidelines, in conjunction with other applicable standards, to its new range of UV-C disinfection solutions. Earlier...