UV Lighting Solutions
Buildings are more than just places to live, work, shop, and play. People spend countless hours inside these structures, and hygiene plays a pivotal role in occupant comfort, productivity, and health. Growing awareness of coronavirus pandemics and other germ-related illnesses makes the sanitation of indoor air and surfaces even more important.
Improve the cleanliness of your space with high-value ultraviolet lighting systems from AES Lighting Group, a leading lighting solutions provider. Our specialty is fast-acting germicidal lighting for commercial, healthcare, and industrial applications.
How Ultraviolet Light Improves Cleanliness
Ultraviolet light is a form of light that is invisible to the human eye. Commonly called UV light, it occupies the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between X-rays and visible light. A unique characteristic of UV light is the ability to inactivate microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa at specific ranges of wavelengths.
- UV-A, from 315 to 400 nanometers
- UV-B, from 280 to 315 nanometers
- UV-C, from 100 to 280 nanometers
Most ultraviolet lighting systems emit UV-A or UV-C radiation. UV-A lights have longer wavelengths and are safe for controlled use around people, but they are minimally effective against microorganisms. Here are typical uses.
- Anti-theft protection
- Nightclub lighting
- Detecting forged banknotes
- Stain detection
UV-C lights emit the shortest wavelengths and are harmful when uncontrolled. Their energy does, however, rapidly kill or deactivate microbes. Often called germicidal lights, they provide a range of environmental and economic benefits.
- Eliminates germs and bacteria
- Disinfects air
- Lowers heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning operation costs
- Peace of mind for customers and employees
- Improves brand or company awareness in post-coronavirus pandemic society
Emergence of Germicidal Lighting
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing societies in many ways. One of the most noticeable is workplace and public space cleanliness. People are not just worried about the dirt they see, but also the invisible germs that spread contagious viruses and common illnesses.
In the post-coronavirus world, hand sanitizer, soap, and disinfectant wipes are difficult, if not impossible, to find at stores. COVID-19 can live on certain surfaces for up to three days, so it’s critical to disinfect at regular intervals. Using these types of cleaning products is time-consuming, messy, expensive, and, ultimately, ineffective in high-traffic environments.
The best way to safeguard spaces from germs and bacteria is a germicidal light, or UV-C, which is part of the ultraviolet spectrum best known for its ability to inactivate pathogens like bacteria and viruses. The Illuminating Engineering Society, or IES, has found that this light type is the most effective method of air and surface disinfection.
- Kills up to 99.9 percent of bacteria and viruses when used correctly
- Works in place of potentially harmful chemicals
- Eliminates airborne mold, and fungi
- Silent operation
Bacteria may be resistant to some things, but it can’t withstand germicidal light. This makes UV-C lighting systems perfect for a variety of applications.
- Wastewater plants
- Public plazas
- Retail stores
- Hospitality services
- City parks
- Government buildings
- Bus stations
- Grocery stores
- Commercial kitchens
- Amusement parks
- Surgical centers
- Pharmaceutical production
- Train stations
- Food-processing equipment
- Churches and houses of worship
- Manufacturing sites
Your ultraviolet lighting system partner
As businesses consider how to transition employees back into the workplace and creating a comfortable in-store experience for customers, the way they clean, disinfect, and sanitize must change. AES Lighting provides a range of options to simplify and optimize the cleaning of public spaces. We have the ability to design specialized lighting controlled configurations with germicidal UV light to provide a safe and clean environment!
From new construction to existing properties, AES Lighting Group have the expertise to deliver ultraviolet lighting solutions for projects of any size. Contact us for more information.