UV-C disinfection

The quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and the cleanliness of the surfaces we touch have a major impact on our health and well-being. We are all at risk of contracting and spreading viruses and bacteria, especially in busy public places such as offices, factories, shops, bars, restaurants, schools, museums and public transport.

UV-C radiation is a well-known disinfectant for air, surfaces, objects and water that can reduce the risk of infection. It has been used for more than 40 years. All bacteria and viruses tested to date (there have been many hundreds over the years, including several coronaviruses) react to UV-C disinfection.


Project Nekton has been appointed UV-C partner for Signify.

We supply and install upper air UV-C units for optimum disinfection of rooms.

After installation, we carry out measurements with a calibrated optometer, the measurements comply with the following standards IEC 62471 and IEC 62368:2018.

This radiation measurement is carried out during and after the installation or replacement of the lamps in order to validate the effectiveness of the radiation and check compliance with the regulations.

Case Sint Oda in Pelt

  • Sint Oda, a service centre for people with complex and/or multiple disabilities, uses additional measures to disinfect the air in the living groups with Philips UV-C.
  • Philips UV-C upper air units inactivate 99.99% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the air in just 10 minutes, making them the perfect addition to ventilation1.
  • This installation is also part of large-scale scientific research into the effects of supplementary air purification in practice

The installation of the Philips UV-C fittings at Sint Oda was carried out by Project Nekton.

Link to video realisation: Operation 'Cleaner air' at Sint Oda in Pelt - YouTube
Link to press release: Press release_Operation 'Cleaner air' at Sint Oda in Pelt.pdf