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    Air disinfection

    Air disinfection - GLA Utrecht

    Viruses, bacteria, or fungi are often airborne, spreading through breathing, talking, coughing, sneezing, or any activities which generate aerosol particles or droplets. Virus particles remain in the air for extended periods.

    Air disinfection with germicidal light is a well-established technology with demonstrated effectiveness against pathogens. Permanent UV-C installations help provide ongoing defense against the spread of viruses in your public areas. UV-C (UVGI) working alongside your HVAC system, and destroys the virus, disinfecting the air as it flows past.

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    Upper air luminaires

    Upper air 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.
    • TUV T8
      TUV T8
      TUV T8 lamps are double-ended UVC (germicidal) lamps used in professional water and air disinfection units. TUV T8 lamps offer almost constant UV output over their complete lifetim...

    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. Plants and/or materials that are exposed to higher dosages of UV-C may become damaged and/or discolored.