UVC Light Defined

Germicidal UV light has been used in the treatment of tuberculosis and to disinfect hospitals, kitchens, meat processing plants and laboratories. UV air purifiers are designed to use short-wave ultraviolet light (UVC light) to inactivate airborne pathogens and micro-organisms like molds, bacteria and viruses. They have the same goal of all air purifiers which is to reduce indoor air pollutants.

On the market, UVC air purifiers are currently sold as systems installed into pre-existing residential or commercial HVAC units. As air is forced through the device, it passes thru the UVC lamps, which directly disinfect the air by means of germicidal irradiation. 

The LumenAireDifference

The LumenAireInvisible Light Air Purification Fixture performs better than the traditional way of integrating UVC light into an HVAC system. It pushes contaminated air to thru the lighting fixtures integrated germicidal irradiation chamber equipped with a HEPA Filter and an Ozone-free 55w/254nm UVC lamp efficiently killing 99% of harmful bacteria and viruses before releasing the filtered air back to the atmosphere. This method is repeated overtime and the multi-pass circulation ensures that a steady flow of clean disinfected air is always present in an indoor environment. One unit of LumenAire™ Invisible Light Air Purification Fixture effectively disinfects a 9 sqm. room at an average rate of 4 times per hour under normal circumstances. 

PLP-LumenAire Anatomy

LumenAire™ has a simplified approach to air purification by integrating an invisible irradiation chamber to our lighting fixtures to provide clean constant clean air without even noticing it. Watch this related video;

*According to the (AGT) American Green Technology, The CDC (Center for Disease Control) recommends Pressure, Filtration, Purification and Dilution is required to neutralize 99% of airborne pathogens.

UVC vs Coronavirus causing COVID-19

Ultraviolet light can be an effective measure for decontaminating surfaces that may be contaminated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus by inducing photo dimmers in the genomes of microorganisms. Ultraviolet light has been demonstrated to be capable of destroying viruses, bacteria and fungi in hundreds of laboratory studies. The SARS-CoV-2 virus has not yet been specifically tested for its ultraviolet susceptibility but many other tests on related coronaviruses, including the SARS coronavirus, have concluded that they are highly susceptible to ultraviolet inactivation.

The novel coronavirus is a kind of positive-sense single-stranded RNV virus, same as the SARS and MERS virus. Researches on SARS found out that like any other virus, this kind of corona virus is also sensitive to heat radiation and UVC light. It can be diminished when exposed to UVC irradiation stronger than 90 μW/cm2. Thus, in theory, UV light would be able to destroy the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. In Wuhan, China it has been used to disinfect bank notes that has been stored for 7-14 days before releasing it back to the public.

In the United States, it has been widely used in Hospitals and Healthcare facilities to avoid the spread of the virus through aerosol and help prevent Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI).