Lind Equipment, a world leader in UVC LED decontamination technology, announces its 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, Ontario, 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.
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 360-degree 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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In addition to being a proven method to kill SARS-CoV-2, the Apollo UVC LED system is extremely flexible and can be incorporated into other devices to provide different form factors and intensity levels to meet specific industry needs. The Apollo UVC LEDs have no bulbs to break or glass to shatter, and they can be arranged in a virtually unlimited way to deliver the exact dose needed. While other UVC decontamination products rely on outdated and mercury-containing bulb-based technology, the Apollo UVC LED system is more durable, flexible, and energy efficient.
To put these results in context, a standard 50W Apollo UVC LED decontamination light can reach the 10mJ/cm2 dose required to kill 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 within 30 seconds at a 2-foot distance and in less than 8 seconds from 1-foot away. Alternative designs using the Apollo UVC LED system can scale up or down from there depending on the requirements.
The Apollo UVC LED system can be deployed across many applications and form factors. The design of the system is such that the intensity and range of the UVC can be quickly altered for the decontamination problem it is solving. Lind Equipment has developed the Apollo UVC LED system into decontamination conveyors, retrofit kits for locker decontamination, and a casino chip cleaner to name a few.
In addition to its own suite of Apollo branded UVC decontamination products, Lind Equipment has worked with other businesses to create specific solutions for their unique needs. Examples of these original equipment manufacturer (OEM) uses of the Apollo UVC LED system include the CleanBot™ UVC decontamination robot designed by CrossWing (a leader in autonomous robots) and the CleanRide™ UV-C™ patent pending vehicle decontamination system from Team Eagle (a leader in equipment and software for airfield management and maintenance).
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Lind Equipment is a leading manufacturer of UVC LED decontamination lighting, portable LED lighting, hazardous location and industrial work lighting, portable power, static grounding, and GFCI products. With more than 70 years of experience providing products for industrial and hazardous locations, Lind Equipment is trusted on some of the toughest jobsites in the world. Lind’s expertise and robust design makes it the supplier to construction sites, oil refineries, mining companies, and general industry. Lind’s extensive line of portable electrical products can be seen on its website at www.lindequipment.net.
Modern Contractor Solutions, December 2020
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