UV-C disinfection with the power of light


Bacteria and viruses that cause common infections can live in water and air, as well as on surfaces - even after normal cleaning. Disinfection systems incorporating UV-C lamps have the power to neutralize these harmful micro-organisms.

Philips UV-C lamps disinfect surfaces and objects in a wide variety of settings. These include hospitals, schools, offices, factories, retail outlets and the food and beverage industry, as well as modes of transport like aircraft, buses and trains.
Philips UV-C lamps can also be used to disinfect air in a room and keep HVAC systems clean. They work in upper air systems that disinfect passing air, open UV-C systems or robots that disinfect rooms and locations overnight or while rooms are not being used, as well as in air conditioning systems.
For water purification, Philips UV-C lamps can be applied in drinking and waste water treatment in residential, industrial and municipal applications. They can also be used to disinfect water in swimming pools, jacuzzies and fish ponds.

What is UV-C?

Ultra-Violet (UV) light is invisible to human eyes. It can be subdivided into three categories: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. UV-A from 315 to 400 nm UV-B from 280 to 315 nm UV-C from 100 to 280 nm.

UV-C radiation is known to break the DNA of bacteria, viruses and spores. As a result, they are rendered harmless.

UV radiation can be used for multiple purposes in water, air and surface treatment, but is primarily employed as a disinfection process that inactivates micro-organisms without chemicals.

Benefits of UV-C disinfection

Why choose Philips UV-C lamps?

Reliable UV-C output over lifetime

All Philips UV-C low pressure mercury lamps contain a unique coating on the inner glass wall that ensures the UV-C output over the useful life of the lamp never drops below 85% of its initial output.

Lowest mercury content for a better environment

Philips has always taken the lead in reducing the amount of mercury required to operate fluorescent lamps. To dose the mercury in the lamp we use a unique mercury capsule that results in:

  • precise dosing of the smallest amount of mercury in a very reproducible way
  • no mercury emission during manufacturing
  •  optimum lamp performance with lowest possible amount of mercury in the lamps

Cutting edge automated production lines to retain high quality of our lamps

The production lines have automated processes for electrode processing and emitter dosing. Vision systems check the positioning of the electrode. All lamps are checked at the end of the line and if they do not fulfil the requirements, these are automatically rejected. As a result, we can guarantee a constant quality of our lamps.