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,...
Healthcare

A DANISH specialist in healthcare and human-centric lighting has claimed a breakthrough after it successfully killed 99.99 per cent of bacteria in 10 minutes using a light fitted with UV-C LEDs. Lightcare says the experiment is a proof of the concept that luminaires fitted with UV-C can play a role in disinfecting spaces and help...
Healthcare

A SQUAD of robots packed with ultra-violet lighting has joined the fight against the coronavirus in hospitals.  The self-driving machines patrol the wards when they are unoccupied and disinfect the rooms, medical equipment and furniture using powerful UV-C light to kill bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms. The manufacturer, Danish firm UVD Robots, describes the...
Healthcare

LEADING scientists with expertise in ultraviolet lighting have stepped into the global debate on dealing with the coronavirus crisis. The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) has decided to published a number of its key technical reports and international standards on the topic of ultraviolet lighting. These publications will be freely available for the next three...
Healthcare

THE CORONAVIRUS crisis is leading to an unprecedented interest in the power of passive ultraviolet lighting to disinfect workplaces. In particular, attention is centring on the use of UV-C radiation, which has a wavelength of between 200 and 280 nanometers (nm) and is invisible to the human eye.  At the specific wavelength of 253.7 nm...