Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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How to keep customers & staff safe with new technology
LED Direct is helping in the battle against Covid-19. A family run business in Sheffield, LED Direct has developed a new product that can change the way we sanitise rooms and even the air.
Since the old adage, 'necessity is the mother of invention' still rings true, there have been notably creative ways that organisations and governments around the world have responded to the public health crisis. One of the most innovative measures is the use of UV lighting to combat the spread of the virus.
The potency of UV-C makes it a prime candidate for managing bacteria and other harmful micro-organisms. In fact, according to the US Food & Drug Administration, ultraviolet C radiation has decades of history of being used as a disinfectant for air, water, and nonporous surfaces. It prevents the spread of bacteria including Covid-19, flu & tuberculosis.
It wasn't until recently that a specific narrow spectrum of UV-C light was discovered to still have lethal effects against microbes while also staying harmless to human tissue. This is a revolutionary discovery with a lot of use cases including preventing the spread of pandemics like the one the world has today.
Purelight Flow UV-C leverages this narrow spectrum to sterilise rooms where there are people. It's able to get rid of harmful microbes in the presence of people indoors. In short, the luminaire device cleans the air, making it safer for humans, particularly in this trying time.
A more comprehensive solution - the Purelight Hybrid - also cleans surfaces aside from the air. This further ensures that microbes attached to surfaces like walls, ceilings, tables, chairs, and more are sanitised. The device uses a direct ultraviolet C light source.
Since direct UV-C light is used, it is also risky for humans. That's why this product isn't used when people are present in the room. The Purelight Hybrid is managed remotely using a convenient mobile app.
The company’s UV-C product in particular carries a five-year warranty and has been tested tediously to make sure safety is upheld.
“The unprecedented nature of the ongoing pandemic left communities, organisations, governments, and health institutions stunned when it broke out. The many unknown variables surrounding the deadly virus also contributed to this effect,” says the company’s Dan Blair.
“However, in the last couple of months, more creative solutions have been employed that were found to be effective in either containing the spread or limiting the damage of the disease to humans.
“Ultraviolet C light has been found to be 99% effective in killing the Covid-19 virus in just six seconds.
“While the pandemic spreads, there is growing hope in technologies and practices that are slowly but surely changing the tide of this initially uphill battle. With the maximisation of the ultraviolet C light innovation, industries are given an important weapon in their arsenal in this war against Covid-19.”
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22nd October 2020