Illumipure, a leading manufacturer of innovative LED lighting and disinfection systems for commercial and institutional applications, has developed an enclosed air disinfection chamber that eliminates >99% of airborne pathogens, including viruses, mold, and bacteria. The patented Air Guardian disinfection chamber uses the Violeds UV LED technology from Seoul Viosys and Sensor Electronic Technologies, Inc. (SETI), the leading global providers of UV LED technology and subsidiaries of Seoul Semiconductor.
Designed to be placed inside a return duct, plenum, or mounted in a ceiling, the patented Air Guardian system features Illumipure’s patented Immaculight™ four-stage protection process:
• Surface-mounted fans draw indoor air through the titanium oxide (TiO2) ceramic filter inlet
• Air travels through a chamber coated with proprietary material excited with UV-A LED light
• Air travels through a chamber >18 linear feet / >19 square feet surface area irradiated with UV-C LED light
• Exhaust air travels through a carbon filter to eliminate fine particulates
“The Air Guardian disinfection system represents a breakthrough for combatting airborne pathogens in a safe and effective manner,” said John Higgins, Illumipure President and CEO. “Using proven technologies that combine UV-A and UV-C light sources with advanced multi-layer heterogeneous filtration, our system is demonstrated to sterilize more than 99% of airborne pathogens on a continuous basis.”
“When we were developing the Air Guardian system, our research led us to the Seoul Viosys/SETi Violeds UV LED technology, which was demonstrated to sterilize 99.9% of the coronavirus in just 30 seconds,” said Higgins. “The Violeds modules deliver the superior performance, uncompromising quality, and unparalleled reliability that we required to make the Air Guardian system the world class standard in UV disinfection technology.”
“As global demand for UV-C technology increases and overall electronic component lead times stretch, Future Electronics, a valuable partner of SETI, profiles critical components in advance of demand, said Salvatore Pepe, Corporate Vice President, Future Electronics. “This essential supply chain support enables faster delivery to our customers in all market conditions.”
Violeds is a UV LED technology jointly developed by SETi and Seoul Viosys through more than 20 years of research and development, and is now recognized as an advanced optical technology for the biomedical industry. Using only UV light in wavelengths from 200nm to 400nm to sterilize, it can be optimally designed for each application for disinfecting airborne particles, surfaces, and water. Violeds technology represents an economically advanced and safer solution for the replacement of conventional UV lamps that contain mercury, a toxic element which does not dissolve and accumulates in the human body. UV LED technology has advantages in both cost and safety, with significantly lower energy consumption and longer life than conventional mercury lamps.
Two recent studies by Korea Testing Laboratory and biotechnology research firm KR Biotech have demonstrated the Violeds UV-C LED modules sterilize more than 99% coronavirus in seconds.
The new Air Guardian disinfection system is designed to protect human health without emitting ozone, using harmful chemicals, or releasing toxic materials, and employs both UV-A and UV-C light sources, as well as a multi-layer filtration system to disinfect and remove particulates, pathogens, and pollutants. The Air Guardian systems’ fan and disinfection chamber sterilize airborne pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), MRSA, salmonella, E. Coli, mold, spores, and bacteria with an effective sterilization rate of >99%.
Available in either 2’ x 2’ or 2’ x 4’ aluminum enclosures designed for ceiling or duct mounting, the patent-pending Air Guardian system is ideal for use in offices, retail establishments, food service and restaurants, government and community locations, classrooms, health facilities, labs, and clinics. The system is FDA-certified under Medical Device Classification Class 1, Listing #D420497, EPA Establishment #98105-TX-1, and FDA Facility #10077990. It also carries certification by CE, ETL, and RoHS.
Complete specification information on the Air Guardian disinfection system is available through this link. For more information about Illumipure disinfection products and technologies, please visit: http://www.illumipure.com/, e-mail [e-mail address], or call (713) 249-2903.
Illumipure Corporation is an LED lighting and disinfectant systems manufacturer dedicated to developing innovative technology solutions for surface and air disinfection, food safety, and horticulture applications. The Immaculight™ anti-microbial and anti-viral disinfection lighting system integrates safe Clean White™ LED lighting – to eliminate fungi, spores, bacteria, mold, and other pathogens on surfaces exposed to their light; with the Air Guardian air disinfection chamber to eliminate 99% of airborne particulates, pollutants, and pathogens. The Immaculight systems use no toxic materials or harmful chemicals, emit no ozone, and result in significant energy savings compared to conventional light sources and disinfectant methods.
Illumipure also offers three product series – PURE PAR (PAR38), PURE Tube (t8), and PURE Troffer (2’ x 4’ fixture) – for disinfection and promotion of healthy growth in horticulture applications, including vertical farming, as well as indoor commercial and residential growing applications.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Illumipure is dedicated to “Purification Thru Illumination™” with its patented Clean White™ disinfecting LEDs, Immaculight disinfecting lighting systems, and Air Guardian air purifier systems. For more information, please visit:http://www.illumipure.com/
About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, recognized for providing customers with global supply chain solutions, custom-tailored engineering services and a very extensive variety of electronic components. Founded by Robert G. Miller in 1968, Future Electronics believes its 5000 employees are its greatest asset, with 170 offices in 44 countries. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with a unified IT infrastructure that delivers real-time inventory availability and access to customers. With the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.
About Seoul Viosys & SETi
Seoul Viosys is a full-line solution provider for UV LED, VCSEL (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser), the next-generation light source for 3D sensor and laser, and a single-pixel RGB “Micro Clean Pixel” for displays. Established in 2002 as a subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor, it captured No. 1 market share in the UV LED industry (LEDinside, 2018). Seoul Viosys has an extensive LED portfolio in all wavelengths (200nm to 1600nm) including ultraviolet rays (UV), visible rays and infrared rays. It holds more than 4,000 patents related to UV LED technology. Violeds, its flagship UV LED technology, provides a wide range of industries with optimal solutions for robust sterilization and disinfection (UVC), skin regeneration (UVB), water/air purification, and effective cultivation for horticulture. To learn more, visit http://www.seoulviosys.com/en/.
SETi, based in Columbia, South Carolina, was founded in 1999 by four Ph.D.s, for research and development of compound semiconductors in the United States. In 2005, SETi received investment and R&D funding from Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys. Currently, SETi is the only company in the world that can produce UV LEDs from 200nm to 430nm. To learn more, visit http://www.s-et.com/en/.