Signify and Boston University Validated Effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C Light Sources on Inactivating the Virus that Causes COVID-19

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, together with the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) 1 at Boston University in the US have conducted research that validates the effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Signify is the leader in UV-C light sources and has been at the forefront of UV technology for more than 35 years. It has a proven track record of innovation in UV-C lighting, which is designed, manufactured and installed in line with the highest safety standards. 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. 2 During their research they have treated inoculated material with different doses of UV-C radiation coming

from a Signify light source and assessed the inactivation capacity under various conditions. The team applied a dose of 5mJ/cm 2, resulting in a reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus of 99% in 6 seconds. Based on the data, it was determined that a dose of 22mJ/cm 2 will result in a reduction of 99.9999% in 25 seconds.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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