Brightgreen’s UV-C Lights Help Knock Out Covid-19

Brightgreen’s UV-C Lights Help Knock Out Covid-19

While some designers and textile manufacturers focus on making masks (see here), Brightgreen Wellness continues doing what they do best—lighting.

UV-C Lights corridor in nurses' station

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 Lights detail of module

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.

UV-C Lights surgery room

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.

UV-C Lights module detail

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.

UV-C Lights recessed lights in school

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.

UV-C Lights suspended luminaire in workspace

Brightgreen is using their Troffer lights for the initial rollout. They’re available as recessed, surface, and suspended luminaires. To find out more, contact Brightgreen.

Posted April 15, 2020 by Joseph Starr

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