Philips UVC Germicidal Lamps and Disinfection Lamps

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Disinfection for Air, Surfaces and Water

The challenge

The quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and the cleanness of surfaces all have a profound effect on our health and well-being. We’re all at risk of contracting or spreading viruses and bacteria, but none more so than vulnerable patients who are being cared for in hospital and healthcare settings. Because any form of viral infection can complicate their recovery. And while our UV-C lamps don't treat people directly, they can make a difference by helping to neutralize viruses and bacteria that might present a danger.

UV-C radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water and surfaces that can help mitigate the risk of acquiring an infection and has been used extensively for more than 40 years. All bacteria and viruses tested to date (many hundreds over the years) respond to UV-C disinfection. There are no known pathogens resistant to UV-C. A clear indication that UV-C light can play a valuable part in your protection strategy.

What is UV technology?

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 disease3.

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.

Benefits of UV-C technology

Benefits of UV-C Technology

  • Defeats micro-organisms: Proven effective against viruses, bacteria, molds and spores.
  • Protects against micro-organism growth: Keeps the surface of water reservoirs clean from biofilm. Keeps air treatment systems clean.
  • Reliable disinfection: Disinfection effect is directly related to UV dose (intensity and exposure time of micro-organisms). It's simple to measure effectiveness once system design is validated.
  • Easy and cost-effective: UV-C installations have low capital and operation costs and are easy to operate and maintain.

 

Why Choose Philips UV Lamps?

  • Reliable UV-C output: All our low pressure lamps come with a unique coating to ensure UV-C output never drops below 85% over the useful life of the lamp.
  • Highest lamp quality: Cutting edge automated production lines are used for electrode processing and emitter dosing. All lamps are checked to verify they meet our requirements to guarantee consistent quality.
  • Proven experience: 35 years experience in developing and manufacturing UV-C products
  • Application fields: Suitable in various applications, both professional and residential

Application fields

Philips offers a full range of UV lamps and drivers that are suitable for use in various applications in residential water and air treatment, municipal and industrial water purification and commercial & professional air purification.

Air Disinfection

Philips UVC 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Surface Disinfection

Philips UVC Surface Disinfection

Viruses and bacteria can present a danger to patients’ recovery and the wellbeing of healthcare professionals. Normal cleaning and disinfection may go some way to mitigating the risks, but they inevitably leave behind some residual contamination. Employing a multiple disinfection strategy, by applying UV-C radiation as an additional treatment, can effectively contribute to further mitigating these risks.

Medical environments

In medical environments, UV-C can be used to disinfect the surfaces (e.g., floors, walls) of empty patient rooms and other sensitive areas such as operation rooms, in both cases after cleaning. Methods include:

  • Open luminaire: radiating directly with no shielding, therefore no people can be present in the room.  Usually 18-75W TUV PL-L and T8 lamps.
  • Disinfection unit with UVD robots: Typically using 180-325W TUV XPT amalgam lamps.
  • Disinfection unit with UVD robots: Typically using 180-325W TUV XPT amalgam lamps.
  • Disinfection unit with UVD robots: Typically using 180-325W TUV XPT amalgam lamps.

Other applications

  • UV-C can be used in the transportation sector to disinfect interior surfaces in between rides. It also has applications in the retail (shopping carts, counters), industry and offices sectors.
  • In the food industry, UV-C can disinfect transport belts and packaging materials (yoghurt cups, drinking bottles etc.). It can also be used to directly treat products to increase shelf life and preserve nutritional value (fewer preservatives required).
  • When growing plants, it is possible to reduce mold growth or diseases by radiating them directly with UV-C. This helps to reduce the use of pesticides.
  • For household equipment such as baby bottle sterilizers, dish dryers, etc., UV-C offers extra security after cleaning and helps to maintain a clean surface during storage.

Water Disinfection

Philips UVC Water Disinfection

UV systems can be used to disinfect water in a wide variety of applications including drinking water, wastewater, process water, swimming pools and ponds. UV lamps are available in wattages from 4W up to 1000W, allowing you to design disinfection systems for small (liters/min) up to very large municipal installations that use several hundred lamps.

Residential equipment: Households can purify their drinking water by installing UV water purification systems at the point of entry in the home, at the point of use (such as kitchen sink) or via separate purifiers. Rainwater can also be disinfected before use. These UV systems are often combined with filters to remove other substances from the water (chlorine, particles). Lamp wattages up to 25W are used.

Municipal installations: Industries require clean and disinfected water for many purposes – production processes (automotive, chemistry, cosmetics), rinsing and cleaning packaging material for food and beverages, agriculture in greenhouses, and advanced oxidation processes for the semiconductor industry. In all these industries water is used, recycled, and re-used. Typical lamp wattages range from 25W to 250W.

Industrial Applications: Industries require clean and disinfected water for many purposes – production processes (automotive, chemistry, cosmetics), rinsing and cleaning packaging material for food and beverages, agriculture in greenhouses, and advanced oxidation processes for the semiconductor industry. In all these industries water is used, recycled, and re-used. Typical lamp wattages range from 25W to 250W.