The hospitality environments is one of the sectors set to have access to new continuous use antimicrobial (non-UV) light technology through a newly formed partnership.
US-based Vyv is partnering with sustainability platform, SaveMoneyCutCarbon.com to bring the product to the UK.
The technology is designed to achieve continuous antimicrobial protection for surfaces with the flip of a light switch.
Vyv, founded in 2013, is a health tech company that has created and patented a new approach to apply the antimicrobial properties of visible light throughout spaces. Vyv’s technology multitasks to continuously reduce bacteria, fungi, yeast and mould effectively, while also illuminating the room with white LED light.
The proprietary LEDs are claimed to meet international standards for continuous and unrestricted use around people, pets and plants. This new light technology works continually in the background, in combination with traditional intermittent cleaning, suitable for use in food areas.
Following Vyv’s experience in the US market, the firm wanted to find the right partner to help introduce this technology to the UK market and SaveMoneyCutCarbon is said to have met its exacting criteria. SaveMoneyCutCarbon’s online platform and knowledge sharing hub will help to start building awareness of this technology.
Vyv CEO Colleen Costello said: “Finding the right partners, like SaveMoneyCutCarbon, as we expand outside the US is critical to gaining market acceptance to this new antimicrobial approach for creating cleaner environments where we live, work and play.”
Mark Sait, CEO at SaveMoneyCutCarbon, added: “The platform we have built brings the best, proven technology solutions to the UK market to solve real world problems like sustainability, carbon reduction and now cleanliness and wellness.”
Gemma Turner, head of the specialist lighting team at SaveMoneyCutCarbon, added: “This product is an ideal fit for my specialist lighting team. What we call a ‘technical hub’ provides the extra level of support and guidance often needed with specialist lighting products like Vyv; to our wider internal team and customers alike – we are very excited to start deploying a number of trials and case studies across healthcare, hospitality and a wider range of building types. We can’t wait to share these results with the wider audience as they’re all desperate to find solutions for killing bugs and bacteria.”
UK deployment of the Vyv products will begin in late in 2020.