The Power of UVC Light
Philips TUV line, powers the LumenAire’s UV lamps and gears.
The LumenAire™ Difference
Singapore has been at the forefront of the ASEAN region’s fight against COVID-19. So far the country has been the most successful in containing the spread of the coronavirus. The Singapore government has been actively involved with research and tertiary institutions as well as funding businesses thru Enterprise Singapore to develop new technologies to keep the pandemic under control. LumenAire™ thru its parent company ARID Indoor Air Solutions Pte Ltd has been selected as one of the key air disinfection devices to fight COVID-19, the company has been working with reputable research institutions to prove its effectiveness and maintain its efficacy against any strain of the coronavirus.
The LumenAire™ Air Disinfection Fixture performs better than the traditional way of integrating UVC light into an HVAC system. It pushes contaminated air to thru the lighting fixtures integrated germicidal irradiation chamber equipped with a HEPA filter and Activated Carbon fabric, coupled with an Ozone-free 253.7nm UV-C lamp efficiently killing 99.9% of harmful viruses in seconds before releasing the disinfected air back to the atmosphere. This method is repeated overtime and the multi-pass circulation ensures that a steady flow of clean air is always present in an indoor environment.
Philips / Signify Research on SARS-CoV2
Signify, the world leader in lighting, together with the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) at Boston University in the US have conducted research that validates the effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on the inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Since the start of the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, Dr. Anthony Griffiths, Associate Professor of Microbiology at Boston University School of Medicine, and his team have been working on developing tools to support scientific advancement in this field. During their research, they have treated inoculated material with different doses of UV-C radiation coming from a Signify light source and assessed the inactivation capacity under various conditions. The team applied a dose of 5mJ/cm2, resulting in a reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus of 99% in 6 seconds. Based on the data, it was determined that a dose of 22mJ/cm2 will result in a reduction of 99.9999% in 25 seconds.
“Our test results show that above a specific dose of UV-C radiation, viruses were completely inactivated: in a matter of seconds we could no longer detect any virus. We’re very excited about these findings and hope that this will accelerate the development of products that can help limit the spread of COVID-19,” Dr. Griffiths added.
Signify is the leader in UV-C light sources and has been at the forefront of UV technology for more than 35 years. It has a proven track record of innovation in UV-C lighting, which is designed, manufactured, and installed in line with the highest safety standards.
Eric Rondolat (CEO of Signify): “I’m very happy about the fruitful cooperation with Boston University in the fight against the coronavirus. Boston University has validated the effectiveness of our light sources as a preventive measure for companies and institutions as they seek ways to provide virus-free environments.
“Given the potential of the technology to aid the fight against the coronavirus, Signify will not keep the technology for its exclusive use but make it available to other lighting companies. To service the growing need for disinfection we will increase our production capacity multifold in the coming months. READ MORE
Required “Exposure Time” to eliminate micro-organisms under 30,000 μW/cm2 of 254nm UV-C Light
LumenAire™ has a simplified approach to air purification by integrating an invisible irradiation chamber to our lighting fixtures to provide clean constant clean air without even noticing it. Watch this related video;
*According to the US-CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recommends Pressure, Filtration, Purification and Dilution is required to neutralize 99% of airborne pathogens.
UVC Light vs Coronavirus causing COVID-19
The team behind LumenAire™ consist of R&D scientist and engineers engaged by ARID Indoor Air Solutions started its first research and development meeting on February 2020 during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim is to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus thru improved indoor air quality using innovative, affordable and stylish solutions to air disinfection. The project was rolled out and funded by ARID Indoor Air Solutions Pte Ltd (Formerly ARID Builders Pte Ltd) under the leadership of its founder and CEO, Mr. James Paul Pilande.
The first product, the Pendant Light Purifier (PLP) conceptual model was completed on 24th March and was applied for a patent on 31st March 2020. The team worked despite the circuit breaker period and the full working prototype was completed on the 5th of June. Further improvements were added and product testing under TUV-SUD PSB Pte Ltd started on the 28th of September 2020.
At the end of December, the first batch of products was completed for local and overseas roll-out. It has been shipped to Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines at the start of January 2021.