The power of light – how UV-C can disinfect the air and surfaces

Philips discuss how UV-C lighting can transform the disinfection process in your dental practice

VTM UK discuss how UV-C lighting can transform the disinfection process in your dental practice.

We are living in unprecedented times. In the age of a global pandemic, the world is demanding a proven and effective way to protect people from harmful micro-organisms.

Bacteria and viruses can cause a wide range of common infections. They can live in air, on surfaces and on objects – even after normal cleaning routines. That means any contamination left behind in the air we breathe and on the surfaces we touch can have a profound effect on our day-to-day health and wellbeing.

UV-C disinfection

UV-C lighting disinfects radiated air and surfaces which contain bacteria and viruses and helps to reduce them from spreading further. All micro-organisms tested to date responded to UV-C lighting (Malayeri, 2006). Airborne viruses and bacteria contaminate the air trapped indoors and can pose a real health threat.

Upper air UV-C systems are powerful instruments to disinfect the upper air layers within dental practice surgery, reception area and waiting rooms.


  • The beam of UV-C rays are controlled by the device’s reflectors and louvre design, allowing for the disinfection of the air in a space while ensuring that day-to-day activities can continue underneath the area even when the device is active
  • Allows disinfection of a large volume of air while business activity continues
  • Radiates UV-C in the upper part of rooms, where it does not reach people directly
  • Quietly and effectively deactivates airborne viruses and bacteria with Philips UV-C (253.7 nm) lamps
  • Environmentally friendly – no ozone emissions during or after use.

Philips UV-C disinfection luminaires

With 35 years of experience in UV-C lighting, we have built up strong application expertise.

VTM UK Ltd is a certified distribution partner, and will assist with the site evaluation and installation.

How UV-C radiation can help in reducing health risks | Signify Company Website

You can read more about the effectiveness of UV-C here, as tested by Boston University.

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Updated and expanded by Adel Haji Malayeri, Madjid Mohseni, Bill Cairns and James R. Bolton, Fluence (UV Dose) Required to Achieve Incremental Log Inactivation of Bacteria, Protozoa, Viruses and Algae Revised. With earlier contributions by Gabriel Chevrefils (2006) and Eric Caron (2006) With peer review by Benoit Barbeau, Harold Wright (1999) and Karl G. Linden

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