Signify CEO Eyes $2B in Agricultural Lighting

Eric Rondolat says that food-related and UV-C applications will be the two biggest “sustainability” businesses for the company, followed by solar and 3-D printing of products. Rondolat has identified these four revenue generators the he refers to as “growth platforms

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EU Policymakers Must Seize Opportunity to Secure Public Health Through Lighting

As interest in ultraviolet C-band (UV-C) disinfection technologies as an effective tool to combat the current pandemic booms over recent months, LightingEurope is working to shape policies that will foster sustainable uptake and growth for UV-C. We advocate the inclusion

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Big Ass Fans Adds UV-C to Kill Airborne Coronavirus

Boosting air circulation can increase ultraviolet effectiveness. Lexington, KY’s Big Ass Fans earlier this year started offering a couple of ceiling fans that include UV-C lamps embedded in the suspension stem, above the blades and pointing outwards. The idea is

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German Supermarket Trials UV-C Air Purifiers and Disinfection Boxes to Fight Coronavirus

A small supermarket in Hamburg, Germany is trialing UV-C purifiers as one possible method its larger group might use to remove coronavirus that could be present in the air. The branch of the national Edeka chain has also deployed a

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Ultraviolet Light Kills Coronavirus, But Caution Required by Naomi Millán

When used appropriately, ultraviolet radiation is very effective at killing or deactivating pathogens. It can also cause harm to humans, so care must be taken when evaluating new technologies racing to market in a bid to help mitigate the new

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UV-C Accidents Highlight Need for Caution

A series of accidents involving UV-C lighting has raised concerns in the industry and highlighted the need to proceed with caution, say observers. The incidents in Asia saw schoolchildren and journalists exposed to potentially harmful UV-C irradiation. In a primary

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LightingEurope Position Paper on the Benefits of Using UV-C Disinfection to Combat COVID-19

LightingEurope calls on European policy makers to actively support and stimulate the uptake of UV-C disinfection technologies – in particular as part of the EU Renovation Wave initiative – and to ensure that EU and national financial instruments are available

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UV-C Lighting to Disinfect Baggage Trays at Airport Security

The UV-C LEDs are designed to disinfect the baggage trays as they return on the concealed rollers embedded in the security unit. A newly-formed subsidiary of LED iBond – LED Aviation – won the business to supply 50 UV-C LED-based disinfection systems

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Signify Backs UV-C Conference

The world’s biggest lighting company has become headline sponsor of the LuxLive UV-C Kicker Conference on Tuesday 22 September and will provide some of its industry-leading experts as speakers. Registration is now opened for the digital conference which is organised by

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UV-C LEDs Enable New Frontiers in Water Quality Monitoring

The importance of clean water and water quality has come front and center in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Tackling water contamination requires the availability of affordable sensors that can be broadly deployed and enable regulatory authorities to track and identify sources

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Toyoda Gosei Develops Deep UV LED Light Module for Sterilization

Toyoda Gosei unveiled its new deep UV LED modules developed for sterilization of water, air, and surfaces. Deep UV LEDs emit short wavelength UV light including the UVC wavelengths that destroy the genetic materials of viruses and bacteria. They are

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Boost for Lighting Industry as Experts Say Virus Is Airborne by Ray Molony

The ambitions of the lighting industry to be a major supplier of UV-C products was given a boost today as 239 scientists declared that airborne transmission of the coronavirus is much more significant than previously thought. In an open letter to

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Osram, Like Signify, Is Ramping Up Conventional UV-C Lamps to Fight Covid

It’s working on an LED version, but for now, a 30-year-old mercury tube is getting the call. On the heels of Signify announcing it is cranking up production of ultraviolet-C-band (UV-C) lamps proven to kill the coronavirus in a lab,

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Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections with UV-C Lighting by Justin Stouch, LC, President, Stouch Lighting

Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, cause a significant portion of illnesses and deaths in the medical field. They’re such a concern that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has pinned the reduction of HAIs as a top goal

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LightingEurope Calls for UV-C Products to be Allowed on EU Market

LightingEurope endorsed the recent UV-C safety guidelines published by the Global Lighting Association (GLA) and called on European Union Member States to ensure UV-C products can continue to be placed on the EU market.Germicidal ultraviolet irradiation is a proven methodology

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Signify and Boston University Validate Effectiveness of UV-C Light Sources

Since the start of the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Griffiths, Associate Professor of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine and his team have been working on developing tools to support scientific advancement in this field. During their research

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LEDS MAGAZINE WEBCAST: Germicidal UV-C Radiation: Fact and Fiction About Killing Pathogens

Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time. UV-C lamps and LEDs may prove invaluable in germicidal applications, but the industry must get the applications correct. This webcast will feature an industry expert that can provide the straight

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Global Lighting Association Cautions Over UV-C

The Global Lighting Association has added its voice to the debate on the use of ultraviolet light to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. It says it is becoming increasingly concerned at the proliferation of disinfecting devices based on ultraviolet lighting –

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Acuity Brands to Use Ushio’s Far-UVC Light for Human-safe Indoor Disinfecting Lighting

The two companies entered into an alliance agreement that Ushio will supply Acuity Brands with its Care222® UV disinfection module, which generate far-UVC light which is safe to human skin but capable of inactivating viruses and bacteria on indoor surfaces.

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CIE Position Statement on the Use of Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation to Manage the Risk of Covid-19 Transmission

The use of germicidal UV radiation (GUV) is an important environmental intervention which can reduce both contact spread and airborne transmission of infectious agents (like bacteria and viruses). GUV within the UV-C range (200 nm–280 nm), primarily 254 nm, has been used

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