The Power of UVC Light
Our OEM partner Philips TUV lighting, powers the LumenAire’s UV lamps and gears.
The LumenAire™ Difference
The LumenAire™ UV 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 and Carbon filter an Ozone-free 253.7nm UV-C lamp efficiently killing 99.9% of harmful virus, bacteria, and fungi in seconds before releasing the filtered air back to the atmosphere. This method is repeated overtime and the multi-pass circulation ensures that a steady flow of clean disinfected air is always present in an indoor environment.
In partnership with Philips – Signify
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 started its first research and development meeting on the 27th of 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 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.
LumenAire Pte Ltd was officially registered as a Singapore company on the 6th of October 2020 (UEN no 202031476M) as a subsidiary of ARID Builders Pte Ltd (Indoor Air Solutions). At the end of December, the first batch of products was completed for local and overseas sales at the start of January 2021.