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  • Signify adds extra layer of safety with launch of Signify UV-C Disinfection Services in India

    Published on February 23, 2021

    New Delhi: Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has combined its expertise in UV-C lighting with its proficiency in professional services to launch its UV-C disinfection services in India. UV-C lighting is a chemical, residue and absorption free method that can be used to disinfect air, water and surfaces. All bacteria and viruses tested to date respond to UV-C radiation[i]. The effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources to inactivating SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been validated by Boston University[ii].

    Building on 35 years of experience in UV-C lighting technology and strong application expertise, Signify is now offering UV-C disinfection lighting services for organizations looking to re-open their workplaces.

    For its UV-C disinfection services, the company has designed a customized service package wherein a team of highly trained professionals first study the site carefully to understand the requirements, followed by the disinfection process using specially designed UV-C products and a scientific methodology to determine the unique dosage needed for that site. After the disinfection is complete, the team also provides a site assessment report and a stick-on certificate.

    Cushman & Wakefield has deployed Signify’s UV-C disinfection services for their office in the city of Gurugram, India. “The team was very professional and carried out the service after taking proper precautions dressed up in PPE Suits. The dosage deployed at different locations using a UV meter creates a sense of confidence that the area is disinfected properly. We would surely recommend Signify’s service for periodic disinfection” said Rahul Tripathi, Workplace Resources Gurugram, Cushman & Wakefield.

    Microgravity is developing a world class entertainment hub and gaming arena with state-of-the-art free-roaming technology for multiplayer virtual reality games, which includes world class simulators, virtual reality bays, classic video gaming docks and a golf experience using cutting edge projection and simulation technology. The first flagship store will be launched in February in Gurgaon and will use Signify’s UV-C disinfection services for daily disinfection. Rahul Bhattacharya, Co-Founder and MD at Microgravity Ventures said, “As part of our multi-disinfection strategy, we are proud to partner with an innovative and world-class company like Signify, to provide a fun, safe and immersive environment for all our customers and employees.”

    “It is extremely important for an employer to ensure the safety of its employees returning to office in the current pandemic. We have leveraged our expertise in UV-C lighting and our extensive experience in providing ISO 9001 certified services to offer our UV-C disinfection lighting services that offer a safe and proven solution for disinfection” said Sumit Joshi, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Signify Innovations India Limited.  

    UV-C breaks down the DNA and/or RNA of micro-organisms, including viruses and bacteria, rendering them harmless. Signify’s UV-C lamps emit a radiation peak at 254 nm which is near the germicidal efficiency peak and therefore ideal for disinfecting air, surfaces, objects and water.

    UV-C light should always be used by professionals in accordance with the safety requirements and instructions to avoid humans and animals from being exposed to it since it can damage their skin and eyes.

    [i] 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

    [ii] Nadia Storm et al, Rapid and complete inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by ultraviolet-C irradiation, 2020. Report available at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-79600-8 . The UV-C irradiance used in this study was 0.849 mW/cm 2.