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    Air disinfection

    Air disinfection
    Hospitals and healthcare professionals work round the clock to save lives and mitigate the devastating effects of diseases. But treating patients is only the tip of the iceberg. Keeping air free from viruses and bacteria that could complicate patient recovery is critical in managing quality care and improving outcomes.
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    Upper air luminaires


    Waiting and recovery rooms in hospitals and sometimes class rooms in schools may use upper air luminaires for daily disinfection of the air. These systems are usually installed at a height of 2.5m and work with natural convection of air. As air passes through, it gets disinfected and in general achieve reduction of 70-80% of viruses. Typical lamp wattages go up to 75W.
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    Open UV luminaires


    An alternative are open UV luminaires that direct light directly downwards. Because there is no shielding, no people should be present in the room when the system is in use.
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    Air conditioning systems


    In air conditioning systems, high output(HO) UV lamps will keep the cooling coil free from biofilm. Combined with photocatalytic oxidation they can also removes VCOs such as odors. Depending on the size of your system, this will require up to 150W of power in commercial applications, or up to 25W in residential applications.
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    Other applications


    Air disinfection can play an important role in a broad range of applications such as hospitals, schools, offices, industry, (food) retail and museums.

    A word of caution


    UV-C lamps present minimum risk when used by professionals who know how to use them. They must shield their eyes and skin to avoid light damage and severe injuries to the eyes and skin. We advise customers to exercise caution when selecting equipment and look for evidence of third party testing as well as certification of device materials and electrical components by well-known organizations such as NSF, UL, CSA, DVGW-OVGW or other international requirements as applicable.
     

    At this moment, none of our UV-C lamps are certified or approved under any applicable laws as a medical device and as such, Signify and/or any of its group companies do not currently intend for them to be used as medical devices anywhere in the world.