Dec. 9, 2020 – Lind Equipment, a world leader in UVC LED decontamination technology, announced today that their newly developed Apollo UVC LED system has been proven to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus — the first Canadian-designed UVC LED system proven effective against the virus that causes COVID-19. The development paves the way for rapid, portable decontamination of shared spaces such as medical facilities, long-term care homes, and high-traffic public spaces, all at the flick of a switch.
Western University’s ImPaKT lab tested the Markham, Ont., company’s Apollo UVC LED system and found that, at a dose of only 10mJ/cm2, the Apollo UVC LED system killed at least 99.99% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The system is already being deployed by the Canadian federal government in their workspaces.
“We are excited to bring rigorous scientific methods to show that this Apollo UVC LED can effectively kill the COVID-19 virus. Use of this product to decontaminate enclosed spaces or surfaces could have an important impact on the pandemic.” said Eric Arts, Executive Director of Western University’s ImPaKT Lab and Canada Research Chair in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. ImPaKT is the only facility of its kind in Canada and houses sophisticated imaging technology within CL2+ and CL3 containment labs, providing researchers and industry with the tools to understand how viruses and bacteria behave in different environments.
Lind’s UVC LED lights can be mounted on a wall, hung from a ceiling or arranged on panels or stands. They plug into a standard outlet, can be turned on or off instantly and come standard with a 360o microwave sensor to protect people that come too close to the UVC light. The lights can decontaminate surfaces and air in minutes, making them suitable for daily use in such settings as construction, retail, gyms, restaurants, offices, classrooms, aircraft and public-transit vehicles.
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