Sneeze while grocery shopping and watch how fast the aisle clears. The sneeze might be innocent or might be deadly, you can’t tell by looking at the sneezer. Contagious viruses and bacteria that asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic people shed hang in the air for days and some for even weeks, kept aloft their own weightlessness and the currents created by simply opening doors and moving around the room. Today we flee from sneezes and coughs that, at one time, we wouldn’t have even noticed. Everyone is afraid of what’s in the air these days.
Medical Illumination knows how to deal with dangerous pathogens floating around in indoor air. Their patented Vidashield UV24 uses UV-C technology to kill airborne germs inside your place of business. The innovative design contains the UV-C light source in an enclosed chamber so it’s safe to use while people are in the room. Vidashield UV24 units fit neatly into a standard 2’ x 4’ drop ceiling or can easily be mounted to a hard ceiling. They use circulating fans to quietly draw in air from below, past a filter keeping dust and other large particles from the bulb, to the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) chamber where microbes’ reproductive abilities are literally shredded. Fresh, decontaminated air is continually returned to the room. Each unit treats a volume of air equivalent to a 10’ x 10’ room with an 8’ ceiling four times an hour. Vidashield UV24 is breakthrough air treatment technology. It has been tested and proven to be a safe and highly effective way to eliminate nasty bioburden from the air, from dreadful germs like coronavirus to flu, the common cold and other pathogens you don’t want to breathe, to naturally occurring (and sometimes toxic) molds, to even harmless odor-causing bacteria. Once installed, the only maintenance needed is UV-C lightbulb and filter replacement for optimal effectiveness. And since it’s already in the ceiling, Medical Illumination includes downward-facing lights on some models, for the option to brighten up the room while continually cleaning the air.
The benefits of UVGI technology have been known for 100 years and already make your world a safer place every day. Water treatment facilities across the country use it to remove biologicals from your drinking water, hospitals use UV-C robots to sanitize every surface in a room. The food industry uses it to kill microbes on produce and food packaging. HVAC systems use UVGI to kill the mold that grows inside them to keep the mechanicals operating properly. Direct exposure to the light itself is extremely dangerous so the challenge has always been finding a way to use it in rooms while people are present. Vidashield UV24 meets that challenge – danger is eliminated with the light source fully contained inside the reflective chamber and well out of the way above your head. Safe, effective – who wouldn’t want to use the same, great technology to clean their airspace? In the hugely underserviced air treatment industry, Vidashield UV24 really is a light on the horizon.