Hubbell Lighting Introduces SpectraClean 254 Germicidal Lighting Solutions

Hubbell Lighting announced it has launched a series of ultraviolet (“UVC”) germicidal lighting solutions for the commercial lighting marketplace.

SpectraClean™ 254 is an expansion of Hubbell Lighting’s award-winning SpectraClean portfolio, which launched in 2019 with 405 nanometer (“nm”) solutions. The portfolio features a series of luminaires that leverage developments in the disciplines of lighting science and microbiology to combine white and ultraviolet 254 nm light to meet ambient and task lighting requirements while providing a continuous, unobtrusive disinfection option for commercial applications.

SpectraClean 254 targets the inactivation of airborne viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and influenza, with UVC lighting.

‟Disinfection strategies are the primary concern for today’s commercial and industrial facilities owners and managers,″ said Jeff McClow, SpectraClean product manager at Hubbell Lighting. ‟By engineering the SpectraClean output to empower safe and effective disinfection processes in commercial environments, we can complement disinfection strategies with technology that’s fast, effective and indiscriminate. With SpectraClean dosage times are measured in minutes, not hours.”

The introduction of SpectraClean 254 provides the commercial marketplace with the option for direct disinfection or ambient LED illumination for upper room disinfection. Facility owners and managers now have an option to ensure rooms and open areas benefit from the combination of necessary illumination with powerful and effective disinfection technology. Both are presented in the ideal luminaire for the application, which integrates seamlessly into the commercial environment as intended by the lighting design.

SpectraClean 254 has been designed to provide sequenced environmental disinfection. Its effectiveness can be adjusted by increasing the dosage time, delivered power or reducing the distance between the source and the pathogen.

Upper air disinfection luminaires create a germicidal zone away from occupants and sensitive materials. Standard building climate control systems move airborne pathogens from the lower part of a room into this germicidal zone. The pathogen inactivation occurs through the cumulative exposure to UVC over time and each exposure cycle inactivates pathogens until the concentration in the room is effectively diluted.

SpectraClean 254 inactivates pathogens, rendering them unable to infect while providing crisp, uniform illumination for commercial interiors. While SpectraClean 405 nm is incredibly effective on bacteria, mold, spores and fugus, it is unable to penetrate a virus. SpectraClean 254 improves upon legacy 405 nm technology by penetrating a virus and breaking down its DNA/RNA structure.

To support the deployment of SpectraClean 254, Hubbell Lighting has developed an FPO calculator with easy to use drop down selection guides that will identify fixture placement and dosage applications.

Hubbell Lighting is integrating SpectraClean 254 technology into some of the best-selling pendant and wall mount fixtures from Litecontrol and Columbia Lighting.

The SpectraClean luminaires are compatible with most standard control devices and require no special equipment, knowledge, or skill for an electrical contractor to install. The NX FX Room Controller is used for basic schedule control of dosing cycles and optional input devices include the OMNI® Ceiling Sensor and NX Specialty Switches.

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