What is Lighting as a Service? Lighting as a Service, or LaaS, is set up similarly to agreements you may already be familiar with, like copy machines. After our installation, you have our team of lighting experts available to replace or fix any lighting issues you run into for the duration of your agreement!
How are you abletoofferfree audits? We have always offered free audits because we believe that once we have the chance to show you the savings firsthand, switching is really a no-brainer.
Is it worth the hassle? We love this question because it is so relatable... “I see the benefits, the savings, the potential, but I just have so much else to focus on at the moment.” We understand that you have a very important job ensuring the safety and success of your students and faculty. That is why we do our absolute best to make it worth your time and energy. Our team works quickly and efficiently to install your new lights with little to no disruption of your facility schedules.
UVC Disinfection Lighting
What is UVC? UV stands for Ultraviolet and there are three different levels of ultraviolet lights that are emitted by the sun – UV-A (315-399 nm), UV-B (280-314 nm), and UV-C (100-279nm). The UV-A and UV-B portions of the sun’s ground-level UV spectrum are not very efficient in destroying pathogens. For UV sterilization, only UV-C has high enough energy to effectively kill microorganisms.
Do UV light disinfection methods use chemicals? One of the biggest advantages of UVC light disinfection methods is that they are chemical-free. The belief that UV disinfection is chemical-based is false as UV sanitizers are another form of cleaning solution and not a base/container for chemical disinfectants. We do offer equipment that utilizes both UV and chemical sterilization methods for combination application environments.
Do UV-based sanitizers completely remove pathogens? The high-energy from short-wavelength UVC light attacks the cellular RNA and DNA of disease-causing pathogens. It damages the nucleic acids in these microorganisms and prevents them from infecting and reproducing. The result – complete elimination of germs from your immediate surroundings. Be it hospitals, manufacturing units, public transportation, household applications, commercial spaces, workplaces, or education institutions, UVC-based products can effectively remove pathogens without any hassle. What’s more, even the FDA has confirmed that UVC based disinfection devices have been proven to “destroy the outer protein coating of the SARS-Coronavirus, which is a different virus from the current SARS-CoV-2 virus. The destruction ultimately leads to inactivation of the virus”. The effectiveness of UV sanitization methods has been further explored in the Scientific Reports published by Nature.com, suggesting that “Far-UVC light (222nm) efficiently and safely inactivates airborne human coronaviruses”.