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    Disinfect your home from germs in an effective and easy way

    Protect your home against viruses and bacteria with UV-C lighting


    The Philips UV-C desk lamp can effectively deactivate viruses, bacteria, molds and spores, in a matter of minutes. Built-in sensors and timers provide an added layer of protection for you and your family.

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    All bacteria and viruses tested to date respond to UV-C disinfection²
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    Our UV-C surface disinfection products, fitted with our UV-C light sources, can inactivate SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19 disease) on surfaces by more than 99% to below detectable levels.³
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    Disinfects surfaces and objects in minutes¹

    What is UV technology?


    Ultra-Violet (UV) light is invisible to the human eye and is divided into UV-A, UV-B and UV-C.


    UV-C is found within 100-280 nm range. In the graph can be seen that germicidal action is maximized at 265 nm with reductions on either side. Philips Low pressure UV-C lamps have their main emission at 254 nm where the action on DNA is 85% of the peak value and 80% on the IES curve. As a result, our germicidal lamps are extremely effective in breaking down the DNA of micro-organisms. This means that they cannot replicate and cause disease.


    Micro-organisms effective resistance to UV light varies considerably. Moreover, the environment of the particular micro-organism greatly influences the radiation dose needed for its destruction.

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    Philips UV-C disinfection desk lamps


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    Simple to use, with clear control panel and voice guidance
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    Added layer of protection with sensors and timers
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    Philips has 35 years’ experience in UV-C lighting
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    Dedicated driver design for disinfection effectiveness

    Easy to install and to use

    Philips UV-C disinfection desk lamp

    Frequently asked questions

    The look and feel of the Philips UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp is very similar to competitors’, what sets Philips apart?

    Most competitors use full plastic housing, which is easily damaged after short exposure to UV-C. The Philips UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp has a full metal housing which lasts longer when exposed to UV-C.

    After leaving the room, how do we ensure that it is safe to return?

    A high-quality microwave sensor is used to detect humans and animals. Upon detection, the UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp automatically ceases operation.

    How long should the Philips UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp be turned on for effective disinfection?

    Please see the below table.


    Disinfection time:

    Bathroom/Kitchen: 15 min

    Bedroom: 30 min

    Living room: 45 min

    Disinfection effectiveness will vary depending on disinfection timing, distance and type of surface/object

    *living room – 28m2, 3m range, bedroom – 20m2, 2.5m range, bathroom/kitchen – 13m2, 2m range.

    What are the warranty terms for the Philips UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp?

    2 year warranty from the date on the receipt or proof of purchase. The Philips UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp will be replaced on a 1-to-1 basis, as it can only be replaced as a whole.


    *The product’s effectiveness in the inactivation of certain viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi or other harmful micro-organisms is as described in the user manual accompanying the product. Signify does not promise or warrant that the use of the product will protect or prevent any user from infection and/or contamination with any viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, illness or disease. The product is not approved for, are not intended and must not be used to disinfect medical devices or in medical settings. Signify shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any claim or damage that may arise from or relate to any use of the product outside of their intended use or contrary to its application and operation instructions, as described in the user manual accompanying the product.

    Can it be used in medical facilities?

    This UV-C device is not approved and/or certified as a medical device, and it can’t be used for the disinfection of the surfaces of medical devices (such as medical devices in a room, surgical masks and/or surgical respirators.

    Can this device inactivate COVID-19?

    Based on the data made available to us by the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University, which will be the subject of a forthcoming scientific publication by Boston University, in a laboratory setting, Signify’s UV-C light sources irradiating the surface of a material inoculated with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease) ata UV-C dose of 5mJ/cm2 (exposure time 6 seconds) resulted in a 99% reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus present on that surface. The same study determined that a  UV-C dose of 22mJ/cm2 results in a reduction of 99.9999% of SARS-CoV-2 virus on that surface (exposure time 25 seconds).


    The NEIDL is a state-of-the-art research facility that encompasses significant containment laboratories at Biosafety Level -2, -3, and -4.


    The experiment based upon which these test results and data were obtained was conducted by Dr. Anthony Griffiths,Associate Professor of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Dr. Griffiths’ team, at the premises of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratoriesat Boston University, located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.3 Research variables are available upon request.

    Are there any certifications for the Philips UV-C Disinfection Desk Lamp?

    This UV-C device is certified by the following standards




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    GLA UV-C safety guideline including IEC 62471

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    The exposure to UV-C radiation can be harmful for humans and animals. Please follow all safety guidelines from the product manual before use.

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    1. Disinfection effectiveness will vary depending on disinfection time, distance and type of surface/object. See product manual/webpage for details.
    2. Fluence (UV Dose) Required to Achieve Incremental Log Inactivation of Bacteria, Protozoa, Viruses and Algae Revised, updated and expanded by Adel Haji Malayeri, Madjid Mohseni, Bill Cairns and James R. Bolton. With earlier contributions by Gabriel Chevrefils (2006) and Eric Caron (2006) With peer review by Benoit Barbeau, Harold Wright (1999) and Karl G. Linden.
    3. 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 (Nadia Storm et al., 2020, accessible here ). In this study, an exposure to an UV-C irradiance of 0.849 mW/cm2 for the duration of 9 seconds was applied, resulting in an UV-C dose of 7.64 mJ/cm2. Our UV-C surface disinfection products (fitted with our UV-C light sources) will achieve the same level of virus infectivity reduction as long as the same UV-C dose is achieved on each area of surface that is irradiated.
    4. A comparison of pulsed and continuous ultraviolet light sources for the decontamination of surfaces. McDonald K.F., Curry R.D., Clevenger T.E., Unklesbay K., Eisenstark A., Golden J., Morgan R.D. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 2000;28:1581–1587. doi: 10.1109/27.901237.