Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, launched a UV-free lighting solution that kills viruses, bacteria and other microbes on surfaces while providing crisp, white, comfortable illumination and meeting international standards for continual and unrestricted use around people.
ActiveClean combines Amerlux’s commercial-grade LED lighting engineering with the UV-free, antimicrobial lighting technologies of Vyv. A leading health tech company that independently tested 405-nanometer (nm) lighting capabilities are effective against non-enveloped viruses, which are the most difficult to kill.
Chuck Campagna, President and CEO, Amerlux, said: “ActiveClean is an attractive and valuable asset for companies looking to welcome hesitant workers back to the office, classroom and an assortment of other workplaces. Unlike UV light, the particular wavelength of visible light produced by ActiveClean meets domestic and international standards for continual and unlimited use around people. We are excited to join the front lines in the continued fight to combat viruses, bacteria and other illnesses with this unprecedented LED lighting technology.”
Colleen Costello, CEO & Co-founder, Vyv, said: “Vyv has found an ideal partner in Amerlux to bring a new kind of clean to the architectural and design world. As a trusted thought leader, Amerlux is perfectly positioned, to help bring antimicrobial lighting innovations to the lighting and architectural design community.”
Utilizing a spectrum composed of visible light, ActiveClean works around the clock to fight off microorganisms by inhibiting their growth and ultimately destroying these microbes. The proprietary technology is ideal for high-traffic public areas where people congregate, such as bathrooms, conference rooms, collaboration spaces, kitchenettes, classrooms and doctor’s exam rooms. Various independent third-party studies have shown a reduction of more than 90% in surface contamination from ActiveClean across these settings when used continually.
ActiveClean offers two modes for providing robust, antimicrobial cleaning:
- Single-mode, which utilizes White Antimicrobial+Light to provide continuous antimicrobial activity and crisp, comfortable white task and ambient lighting in 3000K or 4000K with 80 CRI during standard working hours.
- Dual-mode, which pairs White Antimicrobial+Light with violet Enhanced Antimicrobial Light, the latter of which combines a unique blend of precisely tuned colours to deliver extra antimicrobial dosage in a single LED light diode for enhanced cleaning when spaces are vacant. Dual-mode is only available in fixtures with an aperture size of 2.5″ or greater.