PIA Award Winner : Specialty Lighting, 2021

Leveraging a high-intensity visible light wavelength of 405 nanometers, ActiveCLEAN luminaire continuously cleans pathogens, bacteria, fungi, yeast, mold, viruses and mildew on any air particle and surface the light reaches. Outside of the UV spectrum, the wavelength meets EPA standards, is safe around people and is available with Linea and Gruv luminaries. Amerlux’s ActiveClean luminaires leverage scientific advancements in lighting and microbiology to produce a particular wavelength of high-intensity visible light: 405 nanometers, which is highly effective against pathogens on surfaces and suspended in the air. Because this wavelength is outside the UV spectrum, ActiveClean exceeds the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) standards for continuous, unrestricted use around people.

Judges’ Comments: “A great defense against pathogens and bacteria.”

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