GE Current introduces light defence against airborne viruses

GE Current has announced its latest patent pending technology that targets the inactivation of airborne viruses with lighting that is always on.

“Our technology can be used in at-risk environments to reduce the potential spread of bacteria and viruses,” says Manish Bhandari, CEO, Current. “Years of research in responsible usage of the ultraviolet spectrum has allowed us to develop a growing suite of solutions that promote wellness and can make a transformative impact on our lives during the pandemic and thereafter. As a trusted source for innovation, we’re counted on to adapt to emerging needs and are ready to help not just the health care community, but also to make these benefits available to broader public spaces where a disinfection strategy is essential.”

365DisInFx technology leverages a business’ existing lighting infrastructure to deliver germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light in places where people gather.1 Current’s patented technology is proven to reduce common pathogens on surfaces,2 and multiple application tests and end-user pilots are underway.

“Light can be a powerful ally in improving air quality by inactivating pathogens,” says Tom Boyle, chief technology officer, Current. “Specifically, LED is a solid-state lighting source allowing the spectral output to be engineered to enable features not feasible with legacy technologies. LEDs also excel at delivering light where it is needed and allow maximum flexibility when designing fixtures. UV-LED solutions change the paradigm of traditional disinfection lighting by making these benefits more accessible to more customers.”

Disinfection lighting traditionally used mercury and excimer lamps that emit high-intensity light or offer limited design flexibility. Some of these technologies can be harmful for human exposure and to the environment. 365DisInFx technology leverages an innovative UV-LED solution that can be easily tailored and controlled for a broader range of spaces and applications.