Three new COVID-19 neutralising UV light devices

Oracle Lighting, an innovator in LED lighting solutions, introducse three new COVID-19-killing Ultraviolet Light sterilisation devices. Now available, the Mini Sterilisation Lamp, Room Sterilisation Lamp, and Telescoping Mobile Room Disinfection Device join Oracle Lighting’s popular A.I.R. Solo™ Personal UV Irradiation Face Mask in the company’s lineup of germ-fighting products.

“With over a decade of experience working with UV lighting applications, the Oracle Lighting team was ready to develop effective sanitising solutions as soon as this global virus emerged,” explained Justin Hartenstein, Oracle Lighting director of product development. “The quality of the air we breathe and the cleanness of surfaces we contact are important factors that impact our overall health and well-being. Today, more than ever, we need to be mindful of contaminated surfaces we interact with every day. Our new UVC devices neutralise pathogens, harmful bacteria, and coronavirus (including COVID-19) without the use of toxic chemicals.”

The UVC Room Sterilisation Lamp (p/n 38W-UV-C) is tested and proven to properly disinfect and inactivate 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses. Common workspaces such as offices, waiting rooms, and communal areas can benefit from the same UV-C technology that has been used in hospitals and labs for cleaning and disinfecting rooms for years.

Additional UV-C Room Sterilisation Lamp details include:

  • Input Power – Standard 110V Wall Outlet
  • Output Power – 38 Watts
  • Wavelength – 254nM UVC
  • Material – Quartz Glass Tube
  • Irradiation Angle – 360 Degrees
  • Irradiation Range- 400 Square Feet
  • MSRP: $119.95

“The new mini UV steriliser (p/n 3W-UV-CB/W) is perfect for sanitising surfaces in vehicles and small rooms, as well as sanitizing PPE,” Hartenstein continued. “Simply place this portable, battery powered lamp in the cup holder of your car or in a room and press the power button when you exit the vehicle or room. The device will turn on and sanitize for 15 minutes and then automatically shut down, eliminating bacteria, viruses, and even odors.

 

Additional mini UV steriliser details include:

  • Input Power- USB Charger (5V DC)
  • Output Power – 3 Watts
  • Wavelength – 254nM UVC
  • Material – Quartz Glass Tube
  • Irradiation Angle – 360 Degrees
  • Irradiation Range- 200 Square Feet
  • Available in Black or White
  • MSRP: $49.95

“Perfect for large commercial spaces such as schools, office buildings, clinics, hotels and more, the new portable high power UVC Telescoping Mobile Room Disinfection Device is a trolley system that emits a high intensity ultraviolet light that disinfects surfaces of larger spaces,” Hartenstein added. “Designed with safety in mind, this sterilizer features radar detection which automatically shuts the device off if pets or other unexpected visitors enter the room while it is in operation. This device also features Two-In-One Cleaning, with both UVC light and Ozone to not only disinfect surfaces but also deodorise and purify the air.”

Additional Telescoping Mobile Room Disinfection Device details include:

  • Automatic Telescopic Function
  • Input Power – Standard 110V Wall Outlet
  • Output Power – 150 Watts
  • Material – Quartz Glass Tube
  • UV Wavelength: 185nm (Ozone) 254nm (Without Ozone)
  • Range: 1200 sq. ft. (Ozone) 800 sq. ft. (Without Ozone)
  • Certifications: CE, RoHS, FCC
  • MSRP: $499.95

The ozone produced contains odor and room should be ventilated after disinfection. [Ozone feature is optional and can be special ordered without Ozone]

Recently launched and now available, the A.I.R. Solo™ (Antimicrobial Irradiation Respirator) is a wearable UVGI face mask that is designed to be worn under common face masks in order to protect both users and those around them, killing live viruses such as coronavirus, pathogens, bacterium, or other microorganisms attached to the fabric’s surface.

“We are all familiar with the CDC statement ‘Your mask protects me; my mask protects you’,” said Troy Organo, co-inventor of the product. “The A.I.R. Solo provides protection against viruses for both the user and others. High-risk individuals cannot simply rely on others to respect their health safety. The Solo provides benefits to the user while also sanitising outgoing air to protect others. While this product is beneficial for high-risk individuals, it is for anyone going into a higher-risk environment such as public transportation, flying, or even for simply going to the grocery store.”

Ideal for both consumers and professionals alike, the A.I.R. Solo is the extra layer of protection that can help mitigate exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses as the country begins to re-open. Now shipping, the A.I.R. Solo has been designed and engineered in the USA with a special pre-order introductory price of only $119.95 USD.

This device also benefits those who wear cloth face coverings, according to Hartenstein. “Studies have shown that respiratory pathogens on the outer surface of cloth masks can actually result in self-contamination, which is exactly what they are intended to prevent,” he said. “Because of this, we see the unique UV irradiation benefits of A.I.R. Solo as the best sanitisation scenario for helping to mitigate exposure to COVID-19 and other viruses.”

Wavelengths between 200-300 nanometers, such as the UV-C LEDs integrated into the A.I.R. Solo provide the most effective germicidal function. This is because the wavelength of UV-C irradiation utilises photons to inactivate the virus which prevents the cell from replicating and infecting the body if inhaled. The A.I.R. Solo’s UV-C LED emitters are integrated into the airflow partition of the device which is designed to scrub the air and sterilise the cloth mask simultaneously.

Research has shown effectiveness of UV-C LEDs against Coronavirus. A recent study by Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) has demonstrated 99.9 percent effectiveness against COVID-19 and determined that COVID becomes even more sterile when placed closer to the UV-C source. The A.I.R. Solo is designed to channel the incoming air within 5mm of the UV-C source providing increased effectiveness and sterilisation.

Is the A.I.R. Solo safe?

For years hospitals and labs have used ultraviolet light for disinfection and medical sanitation against viruses. Commonly known as “Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation,” UVGI is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by disrupting their DNA in a manner which renders the cells inactive and unable to perform cellular functions. Multiple tests have demonstrated that no measurable amount of UV-C light is directed towards the user wearing the device.

“UV-C light has been used in many applications such as the purification of drinking water for decades,” explained Hartenstein. “While UV-C is part of the normal spectrum of sunlight, it is invisible and can cause sunburn with direct skin exposure. This was taken into account when developing the A.I.R. Solo, and the UV light is outward and away from the user to prevent any direct skin exposure. Testing has shown that no measurable amount of UV-C light is directed towards the user wearing the device.”

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet C (UVC) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids which, in turn, disrupts their DNA, rendering them inactive by leaving these cells unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVGI is already used in a variety of applications, such as food, air, and water purification. The application of UVGI to disinfection has been an accepted practice since the mid-20th century. UV-C radiation has often been presumed to be the most potent carcinogen of all UV. However, studies such as one from CIE show this is a misconception based upon a lack of appreciation of the very shallow penetration depth of 254 nm radiation in human skin. Today it is considered that UV-C radiation, if appreciably carcinogenic at all, is far less carcinogenic to humans than solar UV-B radiation.

 

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