Signify recently launched a broad portfolio of luminaires and devices with UV-C disinfection lighting for the professional market. Together with Boston University, the company validated the effectiveness of UV-C light sources in inactivating SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID19. For that reason, Dutch top Tier soccer club PSV has requested Signify to install UV-C disinfection lighting in some indoor spaces, including the dressing rooms in the Philips Stadium and in some spaces at its training facility De Herdgang. In total, Signify will install 15 Philips UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires. Three of those in the dressing room of its own team and three in the dressing room of the visiting team in the Philips stadium. Another five will be installed in the dressing room at PSV Campus De Herdgang and four in the medical section at this training facility.
UV-C breaks down the DNA or RNA of microorganisms, including viruses and bacteria, thereby rendering them harmless. Signify’s UV-C lamps emit a peak of radiation at 254 nm, which is near the peak wavelength for germ deactivation, and therefore ideal for disinfecting air, surfaces and objects.
The UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires can be used with people present. They continuously disinfect the air that flows through the upper areas of the dressing rooms thanks to natural convection, or air circulation. This also ensures that the disinfected air flows back to the lower part of the dressing rooms and mixes with the air. Philips UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires are equipped with shielding and optics to prevent exposure to UV-C radiation.