Tests show that Vyv antimicrobial UV free light LED technology is effective against viruses as well as bacteria, mould, fungi and yeast on surfaces
Bury St Edmunds June 14, 2021 — Lighting and energy specialists SaveMoneyCutCarbon are partnering with Vyv, a USA headquartered health-tech industry leader and pioneer of antimicrobial LED technology, to bring innovative antimicrobial light technology (405nm) that kills* viruses to the UK.
This revolutionary technology comes at a time when the best hygiene is top of everyone’s agenda together with the beneficial effects it has on the safety of customers and staff wellness.
Vyv’s visible light technology, which meets international standards for continuous and unrestricted use 24/7 around people, animals and plants, recently verified, through an independent third-party lab study, that Vyv’s antimicrobial LED products are effective against non-enveloped viruses, which are the most difficult class of virus to kill*.
Vyv’s patented technology utilises light in the 405nm wavelength (outside the UV spectrum) that is proven through numerous studies to be effective against viruses, bacteria, mould, fungi, and yeast.
A further independent pre-publication study into 405 nm visible light demonstrated compelling results destroying SARS-CoV-2 at light levels that could be expected in an overhead lighting situation. This second study demonstrates efficacy results using ranges of light in the 400-420nm range on inactivating enveloped viruses.
Whilst UV-C solutions provide antimicrobial germicidal disinfection using light, Vyv provides uninterrupted preventative protection against microorganisms through its patented biotechnology delivered through continuous high quality visible light. The Vyv solution is unique in its ability to provide continuous use while providing protection in occupied spaces.
Mark Sait, CEO of SaveMoneyCutCarbon said: “We are both proud and excited to be introducing this groundbreaking light technology to the UK, with its tested efficacy in killing* viruses. The overhead LED products can be used in the widest range of environments, where people gather, work and study.”
Areas where Vyv lighting can bring continuous antimicrobial protection are:
- Doctors’ surgeries
- Care homes and hospices
- Private medical centres
- Food production plants
- Indoor agriculture
- Public transport
Colleen Costello, Vyv CEO and co-founder said: “The implications of this are vast because unlike harmful UV-C light, Vyv’s patented technology can be used continuously and without restriction 24/7 around people, animals and plants. The recent findings of enhanced efficacy against viruses greatly expands the antimicrobial impact delivered to spaces currently protected with Vyv technology, as well as in new spaces. With our overhead LED products, Vyv is already lighting offices, schools and school buses, athletic centres, factories, and hospitals. We’re also embedding the same technology in many challenging spaces, including behind elevator buttons, inside consumer products such as humidifiers and bathroom fans, and in airplanes, trains and public buses.”
Vyv is committed to ongoing research and development advancements of a myriad of new products for healthier spaces and will continue to expand its virus testing in the coming months.
Mark Sait added he is excited by this partnership and what he sees as the proven, validated, game-changing technology behind it. He said: “SaveMoneyCutCarbon has delivered hundreds of LED lighting projects linked to improving building efficiency and now we can use this experience combined with Vyv antimicrobial LED technology to enhance building wellness at a critical time, as we move to a post-lockdown world.”
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Liz Weston, Head of Marketing Communications. [email protected] – 07887 533219
SaveMoneyCutCarbon was established in 2012 with a goal to build a new single “go-to” platform for homes and organizations who want to reduce their energy and water consumption, while improving their carbon footprint and sustainability credentials.
From schools, hospitals, hotels, warehousing operators and public sector organisations to thousands of homes across the country, SaveMoneyCutCarbon’s customers collectively save over 727 million litres of water and 23 million kWh of energy each year, from completed projects and products sold on its online platform. The carbon reduction alone is equivalent to travelling 23.24 million miles in an average petrol car.
The company was recently announced as winner of the NHS Sustainability Supplier of the Year for their energy saving works with Cambridge University Hospitals’ world famous Addenbrooke’s Hospital, as well as winner of the 2020 Environmental Finance Impact Awards – ‘Impact project/investment of the year: Energy’. For more information visit www.savemoneycutcarbon.com.
Vyv, a health-tech company, is the creator of a new kind of continuous cleaning protection using visible light. Vyv, formerly Vital Vio, offers proprietary UV-free antimicrobial LED technology that creates environments inhospitable to the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast, mold, and mildew. Unlike UV-C light, Vyv meets international standards for continual and unlimited use around people in homes, public places and across industries. As antimicrobial overhead lighting, Vyv can be found in homes, factories, offices, healthcare facilities, transportation and hospitality, and many other places. Vyv technology is also embedded within commercial and consumer products and applications. For more information, visit www.vyv.tech.
*Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 99.985% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 6 hours on hard surfaces. MRSA and E. coli showed 90%+ reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 24 hours on hard surfaces. Results may vary depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the space where the product is installed and the length of time of exposure. Use of Vyv antimicrobial light is not intended to replace manual cleaning.