SaveMoneyCutCarbon, a UK-based lighting and energy specialist company, is partnering with Vyv to bring antimicrobial light technology that is designed to kill viruses to the UK.
Vyv has also recently signed an investment and licence agreement with Middleby Corp to allow the manufacturer conglomerate use the technology within its foodservice appliances.
Tests indicate that Vyv’s antimicrobial UV free light LED technology is effective against viruses as well as bacteria, mould fungi and yeast on surfaces.
Vyv’s visible light technology is said to meet international standards for continuous and unrestricted use 24/7 around people, animals and plants. The antimicrobial LED products have recently been verified, through an independent third-party lab study, to be effective against non-enveloped viruses, which are the most difficult class of virus to kill.
The patented technology utilises light in the 405nm wavelength (outside the UV spectrum) that is said to have been proven through numerous studies to be effective against viruses, bacteria, mould, fungi, and yeast.
A further independent pre-publication study into 405nm visible light demonstrated results destroying SARS-CoV-2 at light levels that could be expected in an overhead lighting situation. This second study reportedly demonstrates efficacy results using ranges of light in the 400-420nm range on inactivating enveloped viruses.
Whilst UV-C solutions provide antimicrobial germicidal disinfection using light, Vyv is said to provide uninterrupted preventative protection against microorganisms through its biotechnology delivered through continuous visible light.
Mark Sait, CEO of SaveMoneyCutCarbon said: “We are both proud and excited to be introducing this groundbreaking light technology to the UK, with its tested efficacy in killing viruses. The overhead LED products can be used in the widest range of environments, where people gather, work and study.
Areas where Vyv lighting can bring continuous antimicrobial protection include: restaurants, venues offices, hospitals, care homes, universities, colleges and schools.
Colleen Costello, Vyv CEO and co-founder, said: “The implications of this are vast because, unlike harmful UV-C light, Vyv’s patented technology can be used continuously and without restriction 24/7 around people, animals and plants. The recent findings of enhanced efficacy against viruses greatly expand the antimicrobial impact delivered to spaces currently protected with Vyv technology, as well as in new spaces. With our overhead LED products, Vyv is already lighting offices, schools and school buses, athletic centres, factories, and hospitals.
“We’re also embedding the same technology in many challenging spaces, including behind elevator buttons, inside consumer products such as humidifiers and bathroom fans, and in airplanes, trains and public buses.”
Sait added: “SaveMoneyCutCarbon has delivered hundreds of LED lighting projects linked to improving building efficiency and now we can use this experience combined with Vyv antimicrobial LED technology to enhance building wellness at a critical time, as we move to a post-lockdown world.”