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Germicidal UV lighting

With threats like the coronavirus, now more than ever, we are all concerned about how to protect ourselves from harmful bacteria and viruses. UV light is a non-toxic, mercury free disinfection for peace of mind.
See how our UV light solutions can help improve infection control and reduce cross contamination.

Highest Quality Standards

Sterilization, disinfection, decontamination, sanitation
In much the same way that LEDs have revolutionized the display and lighting industries, UV LED technology is set to provide new, improved, and expanded disinfection solutions in air, water and surfaces treatment.
Now, numerous versions of germicidal UV sanitation lights are available to businesses looking to clean pretty much anything.
Proven UV technology can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses at the DNA level. The applications for this technology are nearly unlimited, including our targeted solutions in the fight against COVID-19. This tried-and-tested solution has been successful in previous outbreaks, capable of killing SARS and MERS as well as e.coli, influenza and staphylococcus.

Fight back against COVID-19

UV-C lights are highly effective in eliminating the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Kills rapidly – starting within seconds.

Increased efficiency

UV-C light sanitizes work areas without needing to come in contact with the surface or object. Affordable.

Improved infection control

UV-C light kills bacteria regardless of drug resistance and without toxic chemicals.
Environmentally-friendly.

Safety

UV-C is extremely harmful to the skin and eyes. It should be used when no other persons are present unless wearing PPE.

Ultraviolet light spectrum

VUV Far-UV

  • 100-200 nanometers
  • Medical equipment
  • Nanofabrication
  • Photochemistry
  • Spectroscopy

UV-C

  • 200-280 nanometers
  • Germicidal
  • Most effective for disinfecting
  • Sensing

UV-B

  • 280-315 nanometers
  • Curing
  • Tanning
  • Medical applications

UV-A

  • 315-400 nanometers
  • Printing
  • Curing
  • Lithography
  • Sensing
  • Medical applications

Germicidal UV-C light applications

Transient
Public transport
Hotels, resorts & restaurants
Shops & supermarkets
Health clubs & sport arenas
Swimming pools & spas
Museums & theaters
Racing tracks & golf courses
Boats, ships, ferries & yachts
Camping sites & caravan parks
Zoos, amusement & water parks
Industry
Food & beverage production
Agriculture & horticulture
Pharmaceutical production
Cosmetic production
Electronic production
Power generation
Pulp & paper production
HVAC heating & ventilation
Industrial cleaning
Water and sewerage

Institutional
Schools, colleges & universities
Nursing homes & senior centres
Medical facilities & hospitals
Government buildings
Military bases
Laboratories & clean rooms
Morgues & funeral homes
Prisons

Residential
Home air purification & disinfection
Drinking water

Community
Apartments
Office buildings
Swimming pools
Water systems in cities, towns & villages

Schools, colleges & universities

Every year, millions of school days are missed by students due to colds and the flu viruses. With excessive student illnesses leading to entire facilities being closed for thorough disinfection.
While exposure to infectious diseases often occurs through person-to-person contact, there is extensive evidence that environmental exposure to pathogens can also transmit illnesses. Many bacteria and viruses can remain viable on surfaces in classrooms, gyms or fitness centres, cafeterias, and health service centres/clinics for hours, weeks or even months, placing students and staff at risk for exposure.

Given the heavy footfall and variety of threats schools face with regard to various illnesses, including cold and flu viruses and superbugs like MRSA amongst others. Ultraviolet light should become a key component of cleaning protocols throughout schools and other educational facilities.

Hotels and resorts

Several studies and statistics have shown that cleanliness is found to be one of, if not, the most important factors in selecting a hotel.
This and an increasing interest in the green practices of the industry are driving hotels and resorts to adopt more ecological solutions.These hotels have been finding ways to market to customers by adopting sustainable programs and guidelines, which can often provide them with a competitive edge against other brands.

With both less expensive mobile options for room disinfection and installed options that can disinfect bathrooms automatically, hotels now have the opportunity to reap the marketing benefits of incorporating UV, but in a way that will actually help them disinfect their rooms in a timely and realistic fashion.
Given the value that customers place on cleanliness, and the importance for health benefits, ultraviolet light should become a key component of cleaning protocols for hotels to not only implement improved disinfection, but potentially drive higher guest satisfaction, increased premiums and occupancy rates.

Office buildings

People spend approximately 90% of their time indoors.
Research indicates that inside pollutants can be 2 to 5 times worse than outdoors.

Pollutants that affect employee health are not solely related to the quality of air.
Harmful pathogens that can spread illnesses among workers are often found on common workplace surfaces, including desks, computer mice, desk phones, microwaves, door handles, keyboards, water fountains, vending machines, surfaces in the lavatories etc.
Until recently, implementing the use of UV cleaning in an office setting would require expensive professional services or the use of labor-intensive hand-held devices. Now various solutions can be installed in workspaces, bathrooms, conference rooms, and break rooms, to effectively kill germs in both the air and on surrounding surfaces.
Given the value that clean, healthy buildings can produce, it is advantageous to businesses to add ultraviolet technology as a cost-effective way to disinfect air and surfaces throughout their facilities.

Health clubs, gyms & sport arenas

Many bacteria and viruses can remain viable on surfaces, such as sports equipment, gym or weight room equipment, floors, benches, toilets, mats, and locker rooms for hours up to weeks at a time.
While exposure to infectious diseases often occurs through person-to-person contact, there is extensive evidence that environmental exposure to pathogens can also transmit illnesses.

While athletes may typically be in better physical health, the nature of competitive sports can lead to increased risk for injuries, and associated infections.
Most athletes are in constant proximity to other athletes, coaches, fans, etc.
And often in relatively enclosed spaces like locker rooms and gyms.
This level of contact leads to increased exposure to infectious diseases that cause both individual illnesses and can lead to broader outbreaks.
Given the increased risk that athletes face with regard to illnesses, including respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, and particularly skin infections and MRSA, ultraviolet light should be seriously considered as an addition to the cleaning protocols for weight rooms, locker rooms, equipment, showers, bathrooms, and other team facilities (including modes of transportation) to mitigate the risks and protect the athletes.

Public transport

Shanghai public transport firm Yanggao has converted a regular cleaning room into a UV light disinfection chamber for buses – cutting a 40-minute process down to just five minutes.
The group partnered with a technology supplier to set up an ultraviolet cleaning system and now buses are cleaned by UV rays.
Two cleaning rooms have been converted and each can disinfect up to 250 buses a day.

With around 1,000 buses needing disinfection daily, the UV system has reduced the amount of staff overtime and manpower needed for regular public transport disinfection. Read more.

Food services

Each year, millions of people pick up food borne illnesses from bacteria and viruses from food services such as restaurants, cafes, catering facilities, private residences, schools and daycare, health care facilities, and other locations.
These illnesses come at a great cost for both the impact on people’s lives, but also the detrimental effect they can have on the businesses themselves.
Preventing these unnecessary illnesses will require a comprehensive approach to better food safety, including improved practices for environmental disinfection.
In spaces where one must be careful about the use of chemicals, UV provides a great alternative to ensure the level of disinfection needed is achieved, without risking chemicals making their way into food products.

Given the increased risk that food service establishments face for food borne illnesses, ultraviolet light should be incorporated into the standard cleaning protocols of restaurants, catering or banquet facilities, and other settings with commercial kitchens as an added insurance against these harmful pathogens.

Healthcare facilities

With bacteria and viruses needing very few particles to infect a patient (10-100 particles for norovirus), it is critical that patient care areas are effectively disinfected.
Studies show that harmful pathogens may persist between patients even when terminal cleaning protocols are followed.
With growing concerns of drug-resistant organisms, insufficiency of manual only cleaning methods, and loss of efficacy of certain chemical disinfectants, it is critical that healthcare facilities have alternative solutions to help them tackle the bacteria and viruses that lead to unnecessary and costly infections.

Outbreaks of various diseases have been traced back to varying sources, including blood pressure cuffs, computer keyboards, thermometers and even the sink of a patient in a single room. Health care workers are also likely to come into contact with these contaminated surfaces, which increases the risk of transmitting bacteria or viruses to others.
Given the challenges in effectively managing the environmental risk from both the sheer number of surfaces to be disinfected, but also resistance of certain pathogens to manual cleaning methods, enhanced disinfection methods have become essential.

HVAC Systems

A combination of moisture and dark interiors of HVAC systems make it an optimal place for the growth of mold and other harmful pathogens.
Furthermore, pathogens, including bacterial spores can be introduced by occupants when they cough or sneeze and the contaminated particles travel in the airstream back to the air handler.
Mold and fungus can build up on coils and other HVAC surfaces, including forming biofilms that may not always be visibly detectable.
This buildup can also stop or plug up the drains of condensate drip pans, which can lead to additional issues, such as water overflows and pungent odours.
The ability for the units to efficiently or adequately transfer heat becomes significantly hindered, causing the compressor to have to work harder. A combination of more heat in the system and rising pressure can result in a loss of cooling capacity of up to 30%.

While chemical cleaning can be effective, albeit labor-intensive, the use of caustic chemicals can corrosion to the point of requiring premature replacement.
As an alternative to chemical decontamination, ultraviolet light has been used in air ducts and air-handling units for some time to help control microbial growth.
With its proven results and chemical-free method of disinfection, ultraviolet light provides a sustainable, effective way to help keep spaces, as well as HVAC systems free from harmful pathogens, including mold, fungi, bacteria and viruses.

Water disinfection

Water disinfection is the process of reducing the amount of harmful pathogens in a water supply. This can be achieved through simple chemical, filtration and radiation methods or a combination of techniques.

Chemical disinfectants and treatments are often reserved for municipal and large water distribution networks, while point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) systems rely on filtration and deep ultraviolet light (UV-C). In these systems, filtration removes chemical and organic contaminants, while UV-C addresses microbial threats from bacteria, viruses and cysts.

With a growing need for more effective, mercury-free ways to disinfect water, UV-C LEDs are leading the way as a proven method for achieving affordable, microbiologically safe sources of water.

UV-C disinfection remains the sole proven, practical and cost effective solution for addressing true microbial safety without impacting water’s odour or taste. Although germicidal mercury lamps have been the trusted UV-C source in the past, UV-C LEDs are poised to replace them with innovative compact product designs.

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UV-C LEDs offer:

A single peak
Traditional UV lamps, such as xenon, mercury or deuterium, generate ample light across multiple wavelengths.
UV-C LEDs are monochromatic—so filters are not needed to remove undesired wavelengths.

Stable light output and instant ON/ OFF
UV-C LEDs can be switched on and off instantly, conserving energy and resulting in longer replacement cycles. Once turned on, UV-C LEDs reach their full brightness and stability in under a microsecond and do not have a prolonged glow when turned off.
UV lamps have longer on/off cycles and more variables impacting the stability of light output. Warm up times can range from several minutes for xenon or mecury-xenon lamps to 20-30 minutes for deuterium lamps.

No forward heat radiation
LEDs radiate a minimal amount of heat from the front side. Most of the heat extracted out of the backside of the LED through conduction and/or convection, making LEDs the ideal choice for heat sensitive applications.

Simple electronics and compact design
LEDs require lower currents and the required drivers are relatively inexpensive, unlike more traditional light sources.

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