While some designers and textile manufacturers focus on making masks (see here), Brightgreen Wellness continues doing what they do best—lighting.
However, Brightgreen's UV-C Lights are no ordinary luminaire, but rather a sophisticated dual-light spectrum system delivering ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) in the form of short wavelength ultra-violet light (UV-C) as well as regular visible light.
UV-C light is a proven virus-eradicating technology. In use for more than 70 years—primarily in healthcare environments—targeted application of UV-C sterilizes and sanitizes surfaces and kills airborne pathogens.
Studies show the approach is effective: “UV light can significantly decrease the bio-burden of common multidrug-resistant and spore-forming pathogens.” This includes common bacteria like C-Dificile and MRSA, as well as coronaviruses like SARS and MERS.
Since Covid-19 is a close relative of the latter two, UV-C lights show great promise in helping to combat its spread, not only in healthcare facilities but also in schools and workspaces.
As UV-C light can be damaging to skin and eyes, Brightgreen has created an algorithm-based wellness system that detects human presence and deactivates the light. The system emits the UV-C light when the space is vacant and cycles back into regular visible light when occupied.