Vital Vio’s White Light Continuous Disinfection Technology Named Edison Awards “Healthy Lighting” Finalist

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Vital Vio President to Speak at Strategies In Light LED Conference February 28, 2017

Troy, NY (February 28, 2017) – VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology, designed by Vital Vio to safely and continuously kill germs on indoor surfaces, has been named a 2017 Award Finalist in the Healthy Lighting category, by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. 

The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

“Germs are a pervasive threat in hospitals, homes, public spaces, and workplaces. Preventing deadly infections caused by the spread of these bacteria and other harmful organisms is a constant and costly battle. With our VioSafe™ technology, we have reinvented disinfection; putting light to work in a new way to safely, effectively, and continuously  kill germs on indoor surfaces,” says Vital Vio co-founder and President Colleen Costello, who will discuss this innovative technology at the Strategies In Light LED conference’s Investors Forum, 9:30 a.m. PT, February 28, 2017, in Anaheim, CA.

“Thomas Edison said, ‘There is a way to do it better, find it!’ I was inspired to do just that after experiencing the devastating impact that hospital acquired infection had on my own grandmother. To have our white light disinfection technology be recognized as a Thomas Edison Award finalist, for that passionate pursuit of a better way, is a tremendous honor,” said Costello.

“It’s exciting to see companies like Vital Vio continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.” Award winners in all categories – including Healthy Lighting — will be announced April 20, 2017, at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, in New York City.

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality. Judging criteria focuses on the products concept, value, delivery and impact.

Unlike the hazards of UV lighting, VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology is suitable for continuous human exposure and does not require labor to operate or vacating a room during cleaning. Facilities managers and homeowners can now go beyond intermittent wiping and washing, by adding Vital Vio’s lights that multi-task to dramatically reduce contamination and infection risk. Research has shown that these overhead lighting systems emit constant, safe, sanitizing white light proven to kill germs indoors 24 hours a day. Vital Vio’s disinfection technology, including products of various form factors and single-diode disinfection LEDs for OEM opportunities, is available directly through the company.

Edison Award Finalists receive either gold, silver, or bronze designations in their respective category at the 30th annual Edison Award Gala on April 20th in NYC. The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit

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