pūr-led Adds Viruses to Kill* List

By 05/13/2021News

Warwick, RI — May 13, 2021 — Recent independent test results confirm PMC Lighting’s pūr-led lighting has been proven to effectively kill* viruses. While numerous studies have proven effectiveness of pūr-led, which incorporates Vyv antimicrobial LED technology (400-420nm), to kill* bacteria, mold, fungi, and yeast, there is now validation for successfully killing viruses on surfaces. This newest study confirms effectiveness against non-enveloped viruses, which are the most difficult class of virus to

Vyv’s technology, melded with Build-2-Specification pūr-led lighting from PMC Lighting, allows a variety of companies to install customized LED fixtures with a focus on creating inhospitable environments for viruses*, bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and mold. By incorporating this technology into
product offerings, PMC Lighting strengthens their reputation for innovative design, quality craftsmanship and creative adaptability as a true lighting solutions provider.

“We have continually made investments in equipment, people, and processes so that we can be innovative and responsive to the changing needs of our customers,” says PMC Lighting CFO Jason Goldstein. “By incorporating this amazing technology into our product offerings, it allows us to maintain our reputation for innovative design, quality craftsmanship and creative adaptability, further defining our role as a true lighting solutions provider.”

“PMC Lighting began engineering new solutions with Vyv’s antimicrobial light prior to the current pandemic. Together, we’ve been on a path to bring a new class of continuous microbial protection to address the world’s ever-evolving microbial challenges,” said Costello. “The implications are vast
because unlike harmful UV-C light, Vyv’s patented technology can be used continuously and without restriction 24/7 around people, animals and plants.”

Further in-depth information on the recent study results can be found here.


Founded in 1991, PMC Lighting is a family owned and operated manufacturer of quality lighting fixtures. Located in Warwick, Rhode Island, PMC is centrally located on the eastern sea-board, nestled between
New York City and Boston. This affords the company the opportunity to capitalize on technological advancements as well as superior design and engineering influences from this area while maintaining their small town work ethic, experience and pride.

Over these 30 years, they have made significant improvements in all facets of their business. Their factory utilizes state of the art progressive tooling, engineering expertise, computer software and skilled technicians. By making these investments in equipment and people, they can be innovative and responsive to the changing needs of their customers. They have earned a reputation for innovative design, quality craftsmanship and creative adaptability, further defining their role as a true lighting solutions


Vyv, a health-tech company, is the creator of a new kind of continuous cleaning protection using visible light. Vyv, formerly Vital Vio, offers proprietary UV-free antimicrobial LED technology that creates environments inhospitable to the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast, mold, and mildew. Unlike UV-C light, Vyv meets international standards for continual and unlimited use around people in homes, public places and across industries. As antimicrobial overhead lighting, Vyv can be found in homes, factories, offices, healthcare facilities, transportation and hospitality, and many other places. Vyv technology is also embedded within commercial and consumer products and applications. Vyv holds patents for the world’s first single white light antimicrobial diode. This has driven new and exciting applications for applying Vyv’s violet and white antimicrobial lights to address germ contamination on surfaces. In all, Vyv holds 21 patents with 29 patents pending. For more information, visit www.vyv.tech.

*Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 99.985% reduction in  controlled laboratory testing in 6 hours on hard surfaces. MRSA and E. coli showed 90%+  reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 24 hours on hard surfaces. Results may vary  depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the
space where the product is  installed and the length of time of exposure. Use of Vyv antimicrobial light is not intended to  replace manual cleaning.


Robin Shallow
Robin Communications for Vyv

-PMC Lighting-

Amy Fields
Hub Digital for PMC Lighting

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