Monday, April 30, 2018

A Kitchen Light That Kills Bacteria and Germs!

Here is an amazing new product I must share with you. A company called Vital Vio in Troy, New York has created a light fixture that actually destroys germs and bacteria. This promises to be a valuable addition to the design and lighting of hospitals, gyms, restaurants, airplanes, and offices, but also residential kitchens as well, where germs on counters are prevalent and food safety is a top priority. Called ellumi™, Vital Vio’s White Light Disinfection™ LED Technology uses photo-activation to produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) which causes irreparable damage to the cellular structure of bacteria and germs.

Their website states:

Make ellumi™ work for you

*Continuous around the clock cleaning so you don't have to

*Built in dimmer switch so you control the amount of light

*Direct-Mount or Plug-in let's you choose the best installation for your home

*LED light provides energy savings which means more money in your pocket

How ellumi™ Works

University researchers have proven that specific wavelengths of light actually inhibit bacteria reproduction and destroy cells.

This is effective on Strep, Staph/MRSA, E. Coli, Salmonella and 18 other bacteria.

The light excites certain molecules in harmful microorganisms through photo-activation.

These molecules produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), causing cell wall damage and death over time.

The units are available in four sizes and range in price from $100 to $200.

While the profile is a bit chunky, it can be hidden with the addition of a rail. And eventually, I am sure they will make a tape strip like most LED under-cabinet lighting available now.

Happy designing!

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