Proven to eliminate up to 99.9% of harmful microorganisms and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2,
this powerful light technology takes cleaning to a whole new level.
Bringing UV-Confidence to every occasion
The recent COVID-19 pandemic brought to light the need for more effective disinfection, not just in public spaces but in our homes and businesses too. OSRAM’s high-quality
UV-C products are designed for a range of personal and professional applications so you can enjoy a more confident clean when you need it most.
UV-Clean air, water & surfaces
Clean air, water, and surfaces are essential for our health and well-being as individuals and communities. Unlike conventional purification methods, which remove certain chemicals and particles (dust, pollen, etc.), UV-C light neutralizes bacteria, bacterial spores, molds, yeasts, and viruses—including SARS-CoV-2.Our range of UV-C solutions give you more control over the quality of the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the surface you touch—empowering you against the unseen.
Explore OSRAM’s UV-Comprehensive portfolio
OSRAM equips you to care for the people in your life. Whether that means reducing risk for an immunocompromised child or elderly relative or creating a safer environment for the workers and customers who keep your business going, we have what you need.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Viruses like influenza and SARS-CoV-2, as well as other germs and microorganisms, are suspended in tiny droplets of human bodily fluid, called aerosols. These aerosols are dispersed into the air, spreading infectious diseases from one person to another through breathing and contact with the skin. Bigger droplets fall to ground – typically within 1,5m but aerosols stay airborne for very long times. UV-C air purification works by drawing contaminated air inside a closed box and exposing it to contained UV-C radiation, neutralizing up to 99.9% of microorganisms and viruses.
Germs in water can also be treated with UV-C in the same way as germs in air. This technology has been used for many years and is particularly popular for drinking water because, unlike chlorine, for example, it leaves no taste behind. As with air, the irradiation is carried out in closed reaction chambers.
UV-C light is an effective method for destroying viruses, bacteria, germs and other microorganisms on surfaces. Its efficacy is determined by the distance from the source, the amount of radiation, and the duration of exposure. Since UV-C requires direct exposure, it may be necessary to move the light source to reach shadowed areas when disinfecting surfaces that are not flat and smooth. Surface disinfection products with open light fixtures must be used with caution, taking care to avoid exposure to humans, animals and plants at all times.
OSRAM products with closed (or hidden) fixtures are suitable for use around people, pets, and plants as they release virtually no UV-C radiation. The slight blue glow that is sometimes visible is not UV-C but rather a small amount of visible light generated by the low-pressure discharge. This blue light is not harmful and merely indicates activity.
OSRAM open light fixtures products must be used in accordance with strict safety guidelines, which vary by fixture type. The fixtures emitting UV-C radiation throughout a room should never be turned on while people are present.
The number of UV-C products on the market has risen sharply in the wake of the global pandemic. Unfortunately, many of these products are unregulated, ineffective and potentially dangerous due to low quality manufacturing. For your safety, always purchase from a well-known and trusted manufacturer. Closed fixture products should be encapsulated with no emission of UV-C radiation or ozone (OSRAM products are ozone free) and training must be provided for open fixture products, especially those for surface disinfection.
While there are product safety regulations in Europe, manufacturers are not yet required to prove that their product is effective. To avoid fake and defective products, opt for products from well-known manufacturers or look for proof of efficacy from independent test institutes for the product in question.
- OZONE generated by UV-C has a particular smell. However, all OSRAM products are tested and verified 100% OZONE-free.
- Small residuals on the inner surfaces decompose and burn up, giving off a smell. This is a common occurrence when using appliances that heat up for the first time, such toasters. The odour only lasts few a few minutes and can be removed with ventilation from an open window.
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