Helping Schools fight against COVID-19 with UV-C

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COVID-19 is an airborne disease and spreads much quicker in indoor spaces, that’s why protecting your air space is so important in reducing the spread of infections. UV-C can help inactivate 99.9% of pathogens in the air including viruses like COVID-19, and has proven to be a more efficient method of cleaning.

Some of the benefits we provide

Better Air Quality

UVC can create up to 30 air changes per hour in a room

Maintenance

UVC requires little maintenance, lasting on average for over 10,000 hours

Cost Effective

UVC is cheap to run with low ongoing costs. Keep your windows closed and heating lower.

Bio-load

UVC kills all known microorganisms, including Covid-19

COVID-19 Outbreak in a Classroom

Even with masks on, windows open and a HEPA air filter in classrooms, students are still catching and transmitting COVID-19.

 

Below is a case study from an Elementary School in Marin County, California May-June 2021.

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  • Unvaccinated index patient

    • (i.e. teacher with Delta Variant)​

  • Students wearing masks

  • Natural ventilation: windows and doors open

  • Portable HEPA air filter, was placed at the front of the classroom

  • 50% of students infected with the Delta variant

There have been numerous case studies emerge over the previous year in regards to the spread of COVID-19. In a Californian school, 50% of the pupils in the room contracted the Covid-19 Delta variant from their teacher. The students were wearing masks, with the windows open and had a HEPA purifier in the room.

 

Pupils at the back of the classroom still contracted Covid-19 as even though they are "socially distanced", since in indoor spaces, smaller particles can travel further in the air across rooms.

 

One of the reasons why the infection rate and spread was so high is by using open windows as the form of ventilating the classroom, it was not creating enough air changes per hour so a high proportion of Covid-19 particles were remaining in the air space of the classroom.

How can UVC help reduce the spread of COVID-19?

UV-C technology is such a powerful tool in killing bacteria and viruses. Very simply, when UVC light “hits” a pathogen, it will agitate that DNA/RNA of the pathogen and cause a change in shape. This change ultimately renders the pathogen inactive.

 

This technology can inactivate all known microorganisms with each microorganism coming with it’s own level resistance. Covid-19 has been proven to be very susceptible to UVC light and can be inactivated in seconds.

 

The beauty of UVC air disinfection technology is that it can be used in real time, at the source of transmission which is where people are gathered in indoor shared spaces. With this technology fitted or placed into indoor shared spaces, the UVC light can treat the air and reduce up to 99.99% of Covid-19 and other harmful pathogens from the air space.

The Cost Effective Solution

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*Includes device cost, commissioning (if needed), maintenance and energy cost

This graph highlights that Upper Air UVC light systems are the cheapest method to sterilise the air in your classroom.

 

It has proven to be the most effective as UV-C technology can achieve up to 30 air changes in 1 hour of being used. This allows students to be proactive in the classroom without having to worry about putting on their coats and jumpers due to the windows being opened.

 

For classrooms, UVC air purifiers can help ventilate the room and keep it COVID-19 free.

We are official partners and installers with Philips UVC lighting products

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We have a team of qualified UVC technicians who are on hand to work with you and find the best disinfection solution for your school. This can depend on various factors such as the size of the room, the ceiling height, the building material of the room and the level of regular occupancy. We can provide a free site visit in order to help make these optimal disinfection recommendations.

UV-C Floor Standing Air Purifier Unit

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The Philips UV-C disinfection air unit is a powerful and effective way to disinfect circulating air. It draws air into the unit where UV-C radiation inactivates up to 90% of micro-organisms in 80 m3 within just 1 hour (circular coverage 28 m2).

 

With no need for mounting, the free-standing unit can be wheeled into place in a wide range of professional applications, from classrooms, assembly hall or office. The aesthetic design delivers well-controlled UV-C radiation (RG0) and can also be used when people are present

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Wall Mounted Upper Air Purifier Disinfection

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The Upper Air Disinfection unit is designed for strong upper air disinfection, effectively disinfecting the air in various settings for healthy breathing air.

Benefits:

  • Our Philips UV-C disinfection upper-air wall-mount luminaires inactivated 99.99% of SARS-COV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 disease, in the air of a room within 10 minutes. At 20 minutes, the virus was below detectable levels. *3

  • Swift disinfection effect, with 83.6% reduction of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease, achieved in a room within 2 minutes. *3

  • Allows quiet disinfection of air while business activity continues beneath the level of the device

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