Amerlux Partners with Vyv to Offer Antimicrobial Lighting

Continuous-use, non-UV light reduces bacteria and other microbes.

01/18/2021
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The antimicrobial lighting targets microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and mold while also meeting international standards for continual and unrestricted use around people, animals and plants.

Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced a partnership with Vyv, a health tech company whose signature continuous-use, non-UV antimicrobial light technology will be added into Amerlux’s lighting fixtures.

The partnership represents a groundbreaking venture for Amerlux, which in recent months has sought to broaden its product portfolio in response to customer demand for lighting that can help clean environments. Within 90 days, Amerlux will integrate Vyv’s antimicrobial light technology into a variety of existing and new product lines. The antimicrobial lighting targets microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeast and mold while also meeting international standards for continual and unrestricted use around people, animals and plants.

“We are ecstatic to join the front lines in the fight to combat illness with this unprecedented technology,” said Chuck Campagna, President and CEO of Amerlux. “Lighting takes on a whole different dimension as we integrate antimicrobial properties into our fixtures to reduce the number of bacteria and other microbes we come into contact with on a daily basis.”

Utilizing a spectrum composed of visible light, this proprietary technology works around the clock to fight off microorganisms by inhibiting their growth and ultimately destroying these microbes. It is ideal for high-traffic public areas where people congregate, such as airports, hospitals, hotels, gyms and schools. Independent third-party studies, along with research commissioned by Vyv have shown a reduction of more than 90 percent in surface contamination across these settings when used on a continual basis.

“It is very exciting for Vyv to be partnering Amerlux as we continue to expand availability of our non-UV antimicrobial light technology,” said Kristin May, Chief Commercial Operations Officer for Vyv. “The combination of Amerlux as a known and trusted brand and Vyv’s proven antimicrobial technology is a great match as we continue to deliver on our mission of creating a cleaner world for us all.”

Vyv’s non-UV antimicrobial light works to excite porphyrin molecules that are exclusively found in microorganisms. This, in turn, creates excessively toxic Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), thereby stopping reproduction and killing these microorganisms. Compared to antimicrobial wipes or ultraviolet light that may sanitize at only one given point in time, Vyv’s always-on, always-there presence results in environments that are inhospitable to the growth of microbes.

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