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UV-C DISINFECTION LIGHTING


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  • Advantages
    • Highly effective against surface and airborne pathogens.
    • Shorter exposure time required, typically less than an hour.
  • Disadvantages
    • Room must be unoccupied or protective eye protection and protective clothing must be worn during usage.    
    • High cost.  

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  • Advantages
    • Reduces transmission of airborne pathogens.  
    • Indirect distribution makes it safe to be used in occupied spaces.  
    • Lower cost than mobile units.
  • Disadvantages
    • Requires regular maintenance and testing to verify disinfection effectiveness. 

UVpic3.pngAir Handler/Air Duct

  • Advantages
    • Mounted in air handlers or ductwork, no direct human exposure.  
    • Disinfects cooling coils and air circulating through air handler.  
    • Relative low cost.
  • Disadvantages
    • Longer time to disinfect air due to travel time from occupied space through air handler.  
    • Less effective against person to person transmission of airborne pathogens.

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  • Advantages
    • Mobile and very low cost.
  • Disadvantages
    • Not tested for safety and effectiveness.

UV-A DISINFECTION LIGHTING

UVpics_CeilingLightArrows2.jpgRecessed troffers

  • Advantages
    • Integrated into standard white light fixtures.
    • Offers two different dosages, low and high disinfection mode.
    • Safe for humans to work under.
  • Disadvantages
    • Higher initial cost than standard white light fixture. 
    • Disinfection mode lighting may not be aesthetically pleasing as regular white light.  

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VISIBLE LIGHT DISINFECTION LIGHTING 

Recessed troffers, medical and surgical fixtures, downlights, correctional and high-abuse fixturesUVpics_OR_arrows2.jpg

  • Advantages
    • Integrated into standard white light fixtures.
    • Offers two different dosages, low and high disinfection mode.
    • Safe for humans to work under.
  • Disadvantages
    • Higher initial cost than standard white light fixture.
    • Disinfection mode lighting may not be aesthetically pleasing as regular white light.  

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