Our goal now during the global COVID-19 pandemic is to help you create safer building environments, and after researching the most proven and effective approaches throughout our industry, we’ve entered into a new and exciting partnership with Light Progress as a trusted global leader in UV-C products and solutions.
UV-C – ultraviolet light with germicidal properties – was discovered over 100 years ago and has decades of overwhelming, peer-reviewed scientific research proving it to be a safe and effective means of disinfecting air, surfaces, and water. We sought out Light Progress because they’ve created the best evidence-based technology to disinfect air in HVAC systems against Coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, the causal agent of COVID-19.
Now, together with Light Progress, we can work to get you the right UV-C solutions for all of your HVAC projects, ensuring clean, safe buildings and protecting the health of the occupants within. And of course, you’ll be able to find all of the Light Progress parts in our online marketplace, easily and quickly and backed up by our world-class customer support team.
We’ll link to the Light Progress products below, but it’s important first to share a little bit about their mission – because it’s really a great story with potentially history-making solutions to this generation’s biggest challenge.
First, a quickie definition: UV-C rays are ultra-violet rays for which germicidal effects of their radiation destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, molds and mites, reducing their growth and proliferation. UVGI technology is a physic disinfection method with a great costs/benefits ratio. Furthermore, it’s ecological, and – unlike chemicals – it works against every microorganisms without creating any resistance.
Since their founding in 1987, Light Progress has become a trusted global leader in providing proven risk mitigation solutions that deliver safer environments for people, today and in the future.
Their idea was to use the UV-C wavelength, known for its germicidal properties. At that time, UV-C was a poorly developed but promising technology to be explored, analyzed, and tested. The results were immediate and striking. From pioneering research, the Light Progress founders began producing ultraviolet germicidal products and solutions for air and surface treatment.
By the early 90s, the Light Progress product portfolio included a dozen different devices. The company’s focus remained fixed on research and design of new products and applications of UV-C that would arise over the years.
Light Progress has 40 internal employees in management and R&D and over 100 in manufacturing across five facilities in Italy, one facility in Germany, and two facilities in the United States. Their products are found in large companies, food industry leaders, hospitals, universities, research institutes, commercial facility and infrastructure contractors, public transit, and others to transform ultraviolet germicidal technology into real and practical solutions.
UV-C helps maintain or retrofit indoor air quality significantly. The application of UV prevents formation and reduces the spread of different categories of organisms, which can grow and/or spread in modern air treatment systems. Use of UV irradiation in air conditioning and air treatment systems has also been recommended for many years, and ASHRAE recommends ultraviolet germicidal irradiation as a way to address disease transmission of COVID-19.
We’ll be telling you a lot more about Light Progress products in the coming months, because we really believe that their technology and core philosophy will be integral to the creation of safer buildings everywhere.