US brands launch antimicrobial lighting for hospitality

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Cleanohr antimicrobial lighting is available in four forms, including a self-standing buffet version.

New York-based buffet equipment provider Eastern Tabletop has partnered with fellow American brand Vyv to introduce the Cleanohr line of products, designed for hands-free microbial cleaning of commercial kitchens, buffet stations, and conference rooms.

The Cleanohr continuous-use antimicrobial lighting is designed to kill foodborne organisms such as salmonella and listeria as well as many other organisms, including viruses. Designed for retrofit, remodel and replacement, the product multitasks as both traditional lighting while providing antimicrobial protection 24/7 with Vyv’s proprietary ‘Antimicrobial+Light’ LED technology, which meets standards for continuous and unrestricted use around people.

The UV-free antimicrobial portable strip lighting can be used with a pendant light, magnetic self-stick or can be slid into Eastern’s specially designed self-standing countertop units. Strips come in 2’ lengths and can daisy chain up to 12’.

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In addition, to the strip lighting, Vyv’s overhead antimicrobial lighting fixtures should provide continuous protection from the time food supplies are received to when the food is served. Eastern has teamed up with Vyv’s team of antimicrobial experts to ensure that all surfaces are fully lit to provide the maximum antimicrobial light dosages.

Eastern Tabletop president Sol Basch said: “With Cleanohr, a 2021 recipient of the Kitchen Innovations Award, we are able to create complete interior environments that are fundamentally inhospitable for viruses, bacteria and other microbes to survive, replicate or grow on surfaces.

“By partnering with Vyv, Eastern is making a major advancement in our mission to instil greater confidence for people to feel secure as they begin to travel and dine out again.”

Vyv’s chief commercial operations officer Kristin May added: “With the exponential rise in demand for proven and trusted environment wellness solutions, Vyv’s continuous use antimicrobial technology combined with Eastern’s quality products and trusted reputation, allow us to provide solutions that address both the current and future challenges facing the hospitality industries.

“The new line up of Cleanohr products with Vyv antimicrobial LED technology inside perfectly positions Eastern to bring sustainable solutions to both help in the transition to get this sector back up and running and continue to combat these microbial issues well beyond the current pandemic challenges.”

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