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Opportunity magazine is a niche business-to-business publication that explores various investment opportunities within Southern Africa’s economic sectors and looks to provide its readers with first-hand knowledge about South African business. Opportunity also looks to present South African business to international markets that may have interests in investing in South Africa. The publication is endorsed by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI).

INTERVIEW Signify

INTERVIEW Signify Commercial SA Signify is the new company name of Philips Lighting. Ryan Chetty, President and CEO of Signify Sub-Saharan Africa, explains how light sources can be points of data to contribute to a safer, more productive and smarter world. How is lighting relevant to the Covid-19 pandemic? Indoor lighting can make all the difference to an appealing produce display or an inviting storefront. But another type of lighting is attracting a lot of attention at the moment: it can help with disinfection and add a layer of protection indoors. The Philips UV-C upper air technology is a powerful instrument to disinfect the upper air layers within indoor spaces. UV-C technology is a known disinfectant for air, water and non-porous surfaces and has been used for decades to reduce the spread of bacteria, such as tuberculosis. The Philips UV-C disinfection luminaires can effectively inactivate viruses and bacteria in a matter of minutes. Built-in sensors and timers ensure that people and pets will not be directly exposed. What products does Signify stock that can help mitigate the effects of the virus? Signify has developed a range of specialised upper-air luminaires and equipment to bring UV-C disinfection into stores when people are present. During rigorous testing, 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. When using Philips UV-C lighting, the safety of people is always our priority. That’s why the Philips Dynalite UV-C automated control technology is designed to help ensure safe and riskfree management and correct operation of UV-C for surface disinfection. This solution is ideal for placement above areas where customers congregate, such as the checkout line, pharmacy and grocery-store counters. Another way to help ensure proper disinfection in stores is through the Philips UV-C direct luminaires that can be controlled automatically to come on after operating hours when staff and shoppers are not present. It must be noted that people should not be directly exposed to the UV-C light source, as it’s harmful to the skin and eyes. Philips UV-C battens provide disinfection for high-contact areas, such as meeting rooms, restaurants, supermarkets, washrooms and public buildings. The Philips UV-C disinfection air unit is a powerful and effective way to disinfect circulating air and the Philips UV-C disinfection linear luminaire with sensor is designed for the disinfection of surfaces and is suitable for a wide range of applications. A great product to consider is the effective Philips UV-C disinfection chamber which offers fast and environmentally friendly disinfection of objects. It should be noted, while UV-C lighting presents minimum risk when used in the correct way, direct exposure to UV-C is dangerous. The lighting must always be installed with adequate shields and safeguards. Philips UV-C disinfection luminaires must only be sold by Signify or through qualified partners and installed by qualified professionals. None of our UV-C luminaires are certified or approved as a medical device anywhere in the world and should not be used as such. What role can the UV-C lamps play in a broader sense in terms of public transportation and public spaces? We strive to make the world a better place by enhancing people’s lives with light. We use the transformative power of light to make people safer – providing quality light in public spaces and at home. We use light to make cities more liveable and satisfy people’s daily needs. Philips UV-C disinfection luminaires can be used to disinfect air, surfaces and objects in a wide range of applications. These include hospitality areas, schools and public washrooms; In offices, retail outlets and factories; and even on modes of transport such as aircraft, buses and trains. Signify Commercial Address: Woodmead North Office Park Block B, 54 Maxwell Drive, Woodmead 2191 Tel: +27 11 844 8900 | Website: Philips Lighting: https://www.lighting.philips.co.za/products/uv-c Signify: https://www.signify.com/en-za Ryan Chetty is Country Leader Sub-Sahara Africa at Signify. Chetty has nearly 26 years’ experience in high-impact commercial roles spanning five different roles across Marketing, Sales, Logistics, Channel Management and Strategic Partnerships. Chetty joined Signify in January 2021 and has since been acquiring significant strategy and business management experience across a number of the company’s sales and marketing departments. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from MANCOSA and Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing and Business Management.

UVC disinfection luminaires Professional air, surfaces and objects disinfection Everywhere it’s needed We recommend to consider 3 main types of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI). Air Disinfection Powerful instruments to disinfect the upper air layers in rooms. Surface Disinfection Fills rooms with disinfecting unharmful UV-C radiation. Object Disinfection Environmentally friendly and fast disinfection of objects. Philips UV-C disinfection luminaires can be used to disinfect air, surfaces and objects in a wide range of applications. These include hospitality areas, schools and public washrooms. In offices, retail outlets and factories. Even on modes of transport such as aircraft, buses and trains. visit us online www.lighting.philips.co.za/products/uv-c For innovative lighting solutions please contact Simon Poo: +27(0)71 674 9602 or email simon.poo@signify.com ©2021 Signify Holding. All rights reserved. The information provided herein is subject to change, without notice. Signify does not give any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the information included herein and shall not be liable for any action in reliance thereon. The information presented in this document is not intended as any commercial offer and does not form part of any quotation or contract, unless otherwise agreed by Signify.

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