The quality of the air we breathe, the cleanness of surfaces and objects we touch, and the purity of water we drink have a profound effect on our health and well-being. We’re all at risk of contracting and spreading viruses and bacteria, especially in busy public areas like the shops, offices, factories,  bars or restaurants, schools, museums and on public transport.

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, including various coronaviruses) respond to UV-C disinfection. In laboratory testing, Signify’s UV-C light sources reduced SARS-CoV-2 virus infectivity on a surface to below detectable levels in as few as 9 seconds. A clear indication that UV-C light can play a valuable part in your protection strategy.

Over the past 35 years we’ve developed strong UV-C application expertise. It has allowed us to develop a broad range of effective UV-C lamps, luminaires, devices, control systems and services. These can be used in a variety of air, surface, object and water disinfection applications. Our new luminaire range includes upper air luminaires that disinfect passing air, open UV-C luminaires and UV-C trolleys that disinfect rooms and locations when no-one is present, and UV-C chambers that disinfect objects.

Application areas

Philips UV-C luminaires with UV-C lamp systems neutralize micro-organisms, reducing the risk of contracting or spreading viruses and bacteria in a wide range of applications:


Disinfecting shopping carts, shelves and counters

Hair and beauty salons

Disinfect client rooms, floor, mirror, chair, counter surfaces and other sensitive areas


Disinfect classroom walls, floors, desks and surfaces


Disinfect work rooms, meeting spaces and corridors


Disinfect counters, cash machines and work surfaces


Disinfect guest rooms, reception areas and health club facilities

Food outlets

Disinfect preparation surfaces and equipment


Disinfect vanity units, basins and mirrors


Disinfect interior and exterior surfaces of different vehicles and passengers’ waiting spaces

UV-C disinfection luminaires overview

UV-C disinfection air unit

The Philips UV-C air unit is a neat and unintrusive air-disinfection unit suitable for a wide range of indoor applications.

UV-C disinfection mini-chamber

The Philips mini UV-C chamber is a compact and convenient unit suitable for the disinfection of personal belongings.

UV-C disinfection batten

UV-C batten TMS160 is suitable for a wide range of applications. Designed for the disinfection of radiated surfaces.

UV-C disinfection upper air wall mounted

Philips UV-C disinfection upper air wall mounted is designed to be installed on walls for the disinfection of air in a wide range of applications.

UV-C disinfection upper air ceiling mounted

Philips UV-C disinfection upper air ceiling mounted is designed to be installed on false ceilings for the disinfection of air in a wide range of applications.

UV-C disinfection chamber

Philips UV-C disinfection chamber (available in three variants) is used for disinfection of items like cell phones, handhelds and other everyday objects by destroying the bacteria’s ability to multiply and spread disease.

UV-C disinfection trolley

The Philips UV-C disinfection trolley is designed to disinfect professional surfaces within a coverage of 20m2 square area or 36m2 circular area depending on the type of trolley selected.

UV-C disinfection linear luminaire with sensor

The Philips UV-C disinfection linear luminaire with sensor provides universal UV-C irradiance with homogenous distribution.

Safety first

The Philips Dynalite UV-C control system for surface disinfection is designed to enable operation of UV-C solutions in a safer way. The control system’s multiple mechanical and network safeguards help prevent exposure to harmful UV rays while at the same time applying the appropriate UV-C dosage.

UV-C disinfection lamps overview