Philips UV-C corner

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What is UV technology?

“Ultra-Violet (UV) light is invisible to the human eye and is divided into UV-A, UV-B and UV-C.

UV-C is found within 100-280 nm range. In the graph can be seen that germicidal action is maximized at 265 nm with reductions on either side. Philips Low pressure UV-C lamps have their main emission at 254 nm where the action on DNA is 85% of the peak value and 80% on the IES curve. As a result, our germicidal lamps are extremely effective in breaking down the DNA of micro-organisms. This means that they cannot replicate and cause disease.

Micro-organisms effective resistance to UV light varies considerably. Moreover, the environment of the particular micro-organism greatly influences the radiation dose needed for its destruction.”

Protect your home against viruses and bacteria with UV-C lighting

The Philips UV-C desk lamp can effectively deactivate viruses, bacteria, molds and spores, in a matter of minutes. Built-in sensors and timers provide an added layer of protection for you and your family.

Why Philips UV-C lighting ?

All bacteria and viruses tested to date respond to UV-C disinfection²

Our UV-C surface disinfection products, fitted with our UV-C light sources, can inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 disease) on surfaces by more than 99% to below detectable levels.³
Simple to use, with clear control panel and voice guidance

Disinfects surfaces and objects in minutes¹

Philips has 35 years’ experience in UV-C lighting
Dedicated driver design for disinfection effectiveness

Comparison of PHILIPS UV-C air disinfection products with other HEPA air purification products

PHILIPS UV-C air purification equipment HEPA air purification equipment

Pros

Proven to be effective in inactivating a wide range of viruses, including the coronavirus, from authoritative laboratories

Effectively inactivate and kills common bacteria, molds and dust mites

Does not require frequent change of HEPA filter, low cost of use

PHILIPS UV-C products do not release ozone or ions, and have a long history of application

Able to filter and isolate bacteria and viruses, particles, PM2.5, dust, smoke, etc

Cons

Cannot filter and isolate particles, PM2.5, dust, smoke, etc

HEPA filter cannot be cleaned and can only be replaced regularly (average 3-6 months), higher cost of use

Viruses may remain in the gaps of the HEPA filter

PHILIPS UV-C air purification equipment

Pros

Proven to be effective in inactivating a wide range of viruses, including the coronavirus, from authoritative laboratories

Effectively inactivate and kills common bacteria, molds and dust mites

Does not require frequent change of HEPA filter, low cost of use

PHILIPS UV-C products do not release ozone or ions, and have a long history of application

Cons

HEPA filter cannot be cleaned and can only be replaced regularly (average 3-6 months), higher cost of use

Viruses may remain in the gaps of the HEPA filter

HEPA air purification equipment

Pros

• Able to filter and isolate bacteria and viruses, particles, PM2.5, dust, smoke, etc

Cons

•Able to filter and isolate bacteria and viruses, particles, PM2.5, dust, smoke, etc

Our UV-C products

Model name UV-C Disinfection Air Cleaner UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp UV-C Disinfection Air Unit G2

Suggested retail price

HK$1,380
HK$839
HK$3,998

Product dimensions (CM)

20 x 20 x 40
12 x 12 x 24.7
23.5 x 23.5 x 56

Product weight (kg)

3 kg
0.8 kg
5.4 kg

Wattage (W)

35W
24W
53W

Nominal lifetime

9000 hours
9000 hours
9000 hours

Suggested use time#

Living room(16 - 25sq.m) – 4 hours*

 

Bedroom (10- 16sq.m) - 2 hours*

 

Bathroom (<10sq.m) - 1 hour*

Living room(28sq.m) – 45 minutes*

 

Bedroom (20sq.m) - 30 minutes*

 

Bathroom (13sq.m) - 15 minutes*

Living room(30sq.m) – 60 minutes*

 

Office(30sq.m)- suitable always on for office environment

Product features

Safe to use around people, pets and plants, Kills airborne bacteria and viruses

Suitable for spaces with no people or animals' presence Kills surface bacteria and viruses in a short period of time

Suitable for larger spaces with people or animals, Kills airborne bacteria and viruses in 1 hour*

Noise Level

≤ 55 dB(A) normal operation

≤ 35 dB(A) silent mode

≤ 60dB (A)

Timer

1/2/4 hours
15/30/45 minutes
1-16 hours/Always On

Motion sensor

Voice control

Warranty

2 years
2 years
1 year

* Decay test conducted at CAS Testing Technical Services (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., tested in a 24m3 , 40 m3 and 60 m3 test chamber contaminated with natural airborne bacteria, results have shown > 90 % reduction aer 1, 2 and 4 hours of operation

# Disinfection effectiveness will vary depending on disinfection time, distance and type of surface/object. See product manual for details.

UV-C Disinfection Air Cleaner

Suggested retail price

HK$1,380

Product dimensions (CM)

20 x 20 x 40

Product weight (kg)

3 kg

Wattage (W)

35W

Nominal lifetime

9000 hours

Suggested use time#

Living room(16 - 25sq.m) – 4hours*

Bedroom (10- 16sq.m) - 2 hours*

Bathroom (<10sq.m) - 1 hour*

Product features

Safe to use around people, pets and plants, Kills airborne bacteria and viruses

Noise Level

≤ 55 dB(A) normal operation

≤ 35 dB(A) silent mode

Timer

1/2/4 hours

Motion sensor

Voice control

Warranty

2 years
UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp

Suggested retail price

HK$839

Product dimensions (CM)

12 x 12 x 24.7

Product weight (kg)

0.8 kg

Wattage (W)

24W

Nominal lifetime

9000 hours

Suggested use time#

Living room(28sq.m) – 45 minutes*

Bedroom (20sq.m) - 30 minutes*

Bathroom (13sq.m) - 15 minutes*

Product features

Suitable for spaces with no people or animals' presence Kills surface bacteria and viruses in a short period of time

Noise Level

Timer

15/30/45 minutes

Motion sensor

Voice control

Warranty

2 years
UV-C Disinfection Air Unit G2

Suggested retail price

HK$3,500

Product dimensions (CM)

23.5 x 23.5 x 56

Product weight (kg)

5.4 kg

Wattage (W)

53W

Nominal lifetime

9000 hours

Suggested use time#

Living room(30sq.m) – 60 minutes*

Office(30sq.m)- suitable always on for office environment

Product features

Suitable for larger spaces with people or animals, Kills airborne bacteria and viruses in 1 hour*

Noise Level

≤ 60dB (A)

Timer

1-16 hours/Always On

Motion sensor

Voice control

Warranty

1 year

* Decay test conducted at CAS Testing Technical Services (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., tested in a 24m3 , 40 m3 and 60 m3 test chamber contaminated with natural airborne bacteria, results have shown > 90 % reduction aer 1, 2 and 4 hours of operation

# Disinfection effectiveness will vary depending on disinfection time, distance and type of surface/object. See product manual for details.

FAQ

Most competitors use full plastic housing, which is easily damaged after short exposure to UV-C. The Philips UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp has a full metal housing which lasts longer when exposed to UV-C.

A high-quality microwave sensor is used to detect humans and animals. Upon detection, the UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp automatically ceases operation.

Two-year product warranty for Philips UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp and Philips UV-C Disinfection Air Cleaner from the date listed on the purchase receipt or certificate; while UV-C Disinfection Air Unit G2 enjoys 1-year warranty.

Philips UV-C devices are not approved and/or certified as a medical device, and they can’t be used for the disinfection of the surfaces of medical devices (such as medical devices in a room, surgical masks and/or surgical respirators.

"Based on the data made available to us by the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University, which will be the subject of a forthcoming scientific publication by Boston University, in a laboratory setting, Signify’s UV-C light sources irradiating the surface of a material inoculated with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease) ata UV-C dose of 5mJ/cm2 (exposure time 6 seconds) resulted in a 99% reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus present on that surface. The same study determined that a UV-C dose of 22mJ/cm2 results in a reduction of 99.9999% of SARS-CoV-2 virus on that surface (exposure time 25 seconds).

The NEIDL is a state-of-the-art research facility that encompasses significant containment laboratories at Biosafety Level -2, -3, and -4.

The experiment based upon which these test results and data were obtained was conducted by Dr. Anthony Griffiths,Associate Professor of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Dr. Griffiths’ team, at the premises of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratoriesat Boston University, located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.3 Research variables are available upon request."

This UV-C desklamp is certified by the following standards

Items

Standard/guidelines

Safety

UV-C safety

GLA UV-C safety guideline including IEC 62471

Warning

The exposure to UV-C radiation can be harmful for humans and animals. Please follow all safety guidelines from the product manual before use.

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  1. Disinfection effectiveness will vary depending on disinfection time, distance and type of surface/object. See product manual/webpage for details.
  2. Fluence (UV Dose) Required to Achieve Incremental Log Inactivation of Bacteria, Protozoa, Viruses and Algae Revised, updated and expanded by Adel Haji Malayeri, Madjid Mohseni, Bill Cairns and James R. Bolton. With earlier contributions by Gabriel Chevrefils (2006) and Eric Caron (2006) With peer review by Benoit Barbeau, Harold Wright (1999) and Karl G. Linden.
  3. In laboratory testing, Signify’s UV-C light sources reduced SARS-CoV-2 virus infectivity on a surface to below detectable levels in as few as 9 seconds (Nadia Storm et al., 2020, accessible here ). In this study, an exposure to an UV-C irradiance of 0.849 mW/cm2 for the duration of 9 seconds was applied, resulting in an UV-C dose of 7.64 mJ/cm2. Our UV-C surface disinfection products (fitted with our UV-C light sources) will achieve the same level of virus infectivity reduction as long as the same UV-C dose is achieved on each area of surface that is irradiated.
  4. A comparison of pulsed and continuous ultraviolet light sources for the decontamination of surfaces. McDonald K.F., Curry R.D., Clevenger T.E., Unklesbay K., Eisenstark A., Golden J., Morgan R.D. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 2000;28:1581–1587. doi: 10.1109/27.901237.