Leading Lights: Signify’s Big Plans for Society

How pioneering lighting company Signify, formerly Philips lighting, plans to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission and improve society with its ambitious Brighter Lives, Better World programme.

Jagannathan Srinivasan, the recently appointed Country Leader of Signify Commercial (Thailand) Ltd, is a man on a mission – to fortify global pandemic defences with the introduction of a new range of game-changing UV-C lighting products.

It might be a bold statement but it is highly impossible to not be swept up in the executive’s enthusiasm when he extols the advantages of how UV-C tech has been used to disinfect drinking water, wastewater, air and surfaces against pathogens. It has also been found to be effective in fighting diseases and has nullified all bacteria and viruses tested to-date, including coronaviruses.

“Signify is the global 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. Signify and the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University confirmed research results that validate the effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on the inactivation 99% of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 with an exposure time of 6 seconds on a surface.

With new families of UV-C products – from air disinfection luminaires and chambers to wheelable trollies and battens for surface disinfection, even a desk-lamp for home-use.  And as now that we know that aerosols are a key form of transmission.  Air disinfection is doubly important given the first tentative steps being taken to open up offices, schools, shops, restaurants, bars, gyms and even indoor events.  Philips UV-C upper air ceiling type / wall type and Philips UV-C air floorstanding unit are a top solution can help to disinfected while people go about their business underneath or around the irradiated zone. It’s help create safer working environment.  Otherwise, the disinfection chamber. It resembles a microwave oven and is used to quickly disinfect objects such as badge, letter, cellphone,  notebook, office’s equipment and even personal belonging. While using UV-C it also help reducing the need for chemical disinfectants which help to save cost and save the world in another way.

“So, you can be sure, a significant part of our marketing efforts is spent on bringing the benefits of ultraviolet lighting disinfection to the Thai market. Indeed, the OCPB (Office of Consumer Protection Board in Thailand) just has assessed and approved us as the first UV-C lighting supplier for use in Thailand. We believe that by boosting the marketing of UV-C lighting products , not only do we grow our business but we are also able to benefit society.”

Closing his thoughts Mr. Srinivasan returned to UV-C and how soon Thailand will feel the benefit of this fascinating technology.

“We have placed a large focus on our ultraviolet lighting portfolio, as this is clearly a matter of urgency. If we can help reduce the transmission of the virus, as a result of disinfection brought about by our UVC solutions, we can make a very useful contribution to society during this global emergency. And when the people have to return to offices, then greater attention must be given to keeping them safe. They must be able to trust the surfaces they touch and the air that they breath – pandemic or no pandemic. This is where UV-C lighting makes a real difference with its extraordinary power to disinfect. It truly is a technology for the new normal”