UV & Germicidal Lighting
One of the questions that most people are asking today is, “Can UV lighting effectively inactivate the virus responsible for COVID-19?” According to the Illuminating Engineer’s Society (IES) report published April 2020, their answer is “Yes” but under certain conditions. The most effective UV lighting for inactivating viruses is UV-C lighting.
The IES committee answered the question in the report, “Yes, if the virus is directly illuminated by UV-C at the effective dose level. UV-C can play an effective role with other methods of disinfection, but it is essential to be protected to prevent UV hazards to the eyes and skin as elaborated in Section 4. UV-C should not be used to disinfect the hands.”
Although UV-C also kills bacteria, there are many considerations that facility managers and owners must have in determining which UV-C lighting solution is best for your need. Upper room, or air handling systems are the most safe and effective ways to inactivate airborne contaminants according to the IES report.
UV-A and UV-B lighting have also been tested effective in killing bacteria and are often more used in Lower room areas where continuous lighting and UV treatment is needed. While the IES report mostly focuses on the Upper room areas, there are many areas where UV and Non-UV (visible light) solutions are effective in Healthcare facilities, Pharmacies, and many other areas where bacterial infection is a high-level and expensive concern.
We have provided the April 2020 IES Report below, along with other white papers and manufacturer spec sheets. At Eagle Integrated Solutions, we have a team of subject matter experts that can help guide you to the right solution. We know safety of our families is critical to your organization. Eagle Integrated Solutions is an authorized dealer of UV & germicidal lighting solutions and a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society.
Below are just a few examples of products and applications Eagle Integrated Solutions can help you find when it comes to getting UV and Germicidal lighting products. Eagle Integrated Solutions has numerous relationships and options. Our goal is to help you re-open your business safely and with confidence; thereby, providing a sanitized, sustainable solution for your facility.
Lighting Portal by Healthé
White Paper: Hybrid Lighting
Puro Disinfecting Fixture, Helo F2
Industrial Portable Air Cart by Cello Lighting
Cello Portable 300W Sanitation Cart
Puro Sentry M4, Mobile Disinfecting Unit
IES Report: UV Lighting
Cello Portable 1000W Sanitation Cart
GE Current Disinfecting Luminaire
White Paper: Efficacy of UV Lighting
Puro Disinfecting Fixture, Helo F1
Far UV-C for Disinfection Application