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07/05/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/05/2021 01:36

UV-C helps Dutch theaters to reopen with peace of mind

  • Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam and Theater De Ruchte in Someren are pioneering the use of Philips UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires in theaters
  • The UV-C technology provides an additional layer of protection against infection on top of existing governmental guidelines
  • UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires in test setup inactivated 99.99% of SARS-COV-2 in the air of a room within 10 minutes1

Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is helping theater goers in the Netherlands to again do what they love most: view top performances in some of the nation's most renowned theaters. Signify is equipping Royal Theater Carré in the center of Amsterdam and Theater De Ruchte in Someren with almost 100 Philips UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires.

The Netherlands is gradually lifting COVID-19-related lockdown measures, including reopening of cultural venues to the general public, while still taking the 1.5-meters guidance into account. By installing UV-C disinfection upper air luminaires, these two Dutch theaters are showing to other venues around the globe how UV-C can contribute to welcoming back their guests in safer spaces.

UV-C is key to providing guests, performers and employees with an extra layer of protection against viruses and bacteria. This on top of existing guidelines from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), which include specific walking routes, social distancing, new norms for ventilation, the use of face masks indoors, and the availability of hand sanitizers.