Healthcare

A PIONEERING anti-microbial luminaire which uses titanium dioxide has been backed by expert for Leicester University as a suitable disinfectant against Sars-CoV 2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Following a series of international studies, field trials and tests of the CleanLight from Lightico, Dr Carl Edwards – an expert in medical device development and regulatory...
Healthcare

A PIONEERING respirator that’s designed to protect NHS staff from Covid-19 and made by Indo Lighting in Southampton has won approval by regulators. The PeRSo covers the wearer’s head and has a plastic visor to protect their face.  It delivers clean air through a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter with belt-mounted fan pack and...
Healthcare

OSRAM has become the latest big lighting brand to unveil its range of UV-C products.  The company has unveiled two flexible products to mobile applications.  With AirZing UV-Compact, available in Standard and Pro version, Osram is launching two portable products from a new portfolio that can be used as part of a Covid-secure strategy.  The...
Comment

Scientist Karl Linden of the University of Colorado says ultraviolet light is an important tool in our fight against pathogens, but we must observe strict procedures in its deployment. ULTRAVIOLET light has a long history as a disinfectant and the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is readily rendered harmless by UV light. The question is...
Office

SPECIAL ‘ozone luminaires’ have been installed in a Birmingham office to protect the employees from bacteria and airborne viruses. The FUZONE500 fittings from Future Designs – which use the natural properties of Ozone (O3) to eliminate up to 99.99% of pathogens without direct contact with the treated areas – were included in the £1.6 million refurbishment...
Hospitality/Leisure

TOP DUTCH soccer club PSV is to tackle Covid-19 by installing UV-C disinfection lighting in its changing rooms. The football team will put three so-called ‘upper room disinfection’ units in its  the dressing room and three in the dressing room of the visiting team in the Philips stadium in Eindhoven.  Another five will be installed...
Healthcare

A MAJOR global airline is cleaning pilot flight decks with UV-C lighting. United Airlines is deploying the handheld technology on most aircraft at its hub airports in a bid to disinfect the flight deck interior and provide pilots with a Covid19-secure work environment.  The airline is using units from the American Ultraviolet company to kill...
Healthcare

THE AMBITIONS of the lighting industry to be a major supplier of UV-C products was given a boost today as 239 scientists declared that airborne transmission of the coronavirus is much more significant than previously thought.  In an open letter to the W.H.O., the researchers from 32 countries outlined the evidence showing that smaller particles can...
Healthcare

THE LIGHTING industry is ramping up production of UV-C lamps across the world in an effort to benefit from the surge in demand driven by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The coronavirus crisis is leading to an unprecedented interest in the power of passive ultraviolet lighting to disinfect workplaces. In particular, attention is centring on the use...
Healthcare

SIGNIFY is blowing the dust off a traditional technology in the fight against coronavirus: mercury vapour lamps.  Company chief Eric Rondolat says the medium-pressure light source alone has the potency to kill the virus rapidly. He envisions a booming market for upper-room disinfection, in which air-borne viruses are killed by UV-C light from mercury lamps...