Amerlux launched an innovative, 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 recently announced independent testing that demonstrates its 405-nanometer (nm) lighting capabilities are effective against non-enveloped viruses, which are the most difficult to kill.*
“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,” said Chuck Campagna, President and CEO of Amerlux. “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.”
“Vyv has found an ideal partner in Amerlux to bring a new kind of clean to the architectural and design world,” said Colleen Costello, CEO & Co-founder, Vyv. “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.
Most recently, a separate third-party study demonstrated efficacy results using ranges of light in the 400-420nm range on inactivating enveloped viruses such as influenza A and SARS-CoV-2.
Currently available in Amerlux’s Linea and Grüv LED family of luminaires, ActiveClean™ offers two modes for providing robust, antimicrobial cleaning around the clock:
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 colors 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.
For more information, please visit Amerlux.com.
*Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 99.985% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in six hours on hard surfaces. MRSA and E. coli showed 90%+ reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 24 hours on hard surfaces. Results may vary depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the space where the product is installed and the length of time of exposure. Use of Vyv antimicrobial light is not intended to replace manual cleaning.