SaveMoneyCutCarbon and Vyv introduce antimicrobial LED technology

AdobeStock 84589964SaveMoneyCutCarbon has partnered with Vyv, the USA-based health-tech company, to bring an antimicrobial LED technology (405nm) to the UK, that inactivates and kills viruses on the surface of material things

Tests conducted by independent laboratories show that Vyv's 405nm UV-free light LEDs are effective against viruses as well as bacteria, mould, fungi and yeast on surfaces.

This lighting will provide powerful benefits for construction companies who want to create a safer environment.

The technology comes at a time when the hygiene is top most priority for everyone’s agenda, together with the beneficial effects it has on the safety of customers and staff wellness.

Vyv's visible light technology, which meets international standards for continuous and unrestricted use 24/7 in the vicity of humans, animals and plants; recently verified, through an independent third-party lab study, that Vyv’s antimicrobial LED products are effective against non-enveloped viruses, some of the most difficult class of viruses to kill.

Vyv utilises light in the 405nm wavelength (outside the UV spectrum), that is proven through numerous studies, to be effective against viruses, bacteria, mould, fungi, and yeast.

A further independent pre-publication study into 405 nm visible light, demonstrated compelling results destroying SARS-CoV-2 at light levels, that could be expected in an overhead lighting situation. This second study demonstrates efficacy results using ranges of light in the 400-420nm range on inactivating enveloped viruses.

While UV-C solutions provide antimicrobial germicidal disinfection using light, Vyv provides preventative protection against microorganisms through its patented high quality visible light. The Vyv solution is unique in its ability to provide continuous use, while providing protection in occupied spaces.

Mark Sait, CEO of SaveMoneyCutCarbon, said, “The overhead LED products can be used in the widest range of environments, where people gather, work and study.”

Areas where Vyv lighting can bring continuous antimicrobial protection include: offices, hospitals, gyms, doctors’ surgeries, schools, care homes and hospices, universities, colleges, private medical centres, hotels, food production plants, restaurants, indoor agriculture, venues, public transport.

Colleen Costello, Vyv CEO and co-founder, said, “The recent findings of enhanced efficacy against viruses greatly expands the antimicrobial impact delivered to spaces currently protected with Vyv technology, as well as in new spaces. With our overhead LED products, Vyv is already lighting offices, schools and school buses, athletic centres, factories, and hospitals. We’re also embedding the same technology in many challenging spaces, including behind elevator buttons, inside consumer products such as humidifiers and bathroom fans, and in airplanes, trains and public buses.”

Vyv is committed to ongoing research and development advancements of new products for healthier spaces and will continue to expand its virus testing in the coming months.

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