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Pūr-led by PMC Lighting Kills* and Stops the Growth of Viruses including SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza-A

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In addition to all the efficacy testing Vyv has performed to date on microbes like bacteria, mold, yeast, and fungi, Vyv has recently received results validating the efficacy of its technology against viruses. This independent testing was performed on both non-enveloped and enveloped viruses, including testing specifically on SARS-CoV-2. In addition to Vyv’s testing results, completed by an independent third-party lab, recent academic studies have confirmed the efficacy of 405 nm light (the wavelengths in our pūr-led™ line with Vyv) on enveloped viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza A.

We all know the importance of eliminating bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses. Hospitals, sports arenas, daycares, and airports spend thousands of dollars trying to keep germs and the infections they cause at bay.

The Covid-19 pandemic events of 2020/2021 have shined even more light on how diseases can impact our lives in such a drastic way.

With the cost of treating illnesses caused by bacterial or viral infections on the rise, reducing the growth of germs that cause them has become a top priority. It is clear that current approaches, including intermittent use of chemical sprays and wipes, aren’t enough.  We need additional prevention tools.  And that’s where the 100% UV-Free antimicrobial power of our pūr-led™ line with Vyv can be put to work.

Vyv’s antimicrobial LED technology emits a 100% UV-Free spectrum of light that results in stopping the growth of and killing bacteria, viruses, mold, yeast, and fungi, and meets international standards for continuous and unrestricted use around people, pets and plants in the room. 

The recent testing was performed on both non-enveloped and enveloped viruses and included testing specifically on SARS-CoV-2. The results demonstrated the ability to inactivate these viruses more than 98% within 4 hours on surfaces. In addition to Vyv’s testing results, completed by an independent lab, recent academic studies have confirmed the efficacy of 405nm light (the wavelengths Vyv uses in their products) on enveloped viruses in realistic conditions using varying light intensities.  

Third-Party Testing completed with Vyv Technology:  

*Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 97.12% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 8 hours on hard surfaces. Testing on SARS-CoV-2 (enveloped virus) showed a 96.76% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 8 hours on hard surfaces. Testing on 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 and disinfection practices.

About PMC Lighting: 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 provider.

The PMC Lighting Headquarters

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PMC Lighting is a true lighting solutions provider, and our products have been proudly Made In The USA for over 30 years. From concept to completion, luminaires bearing the name PMC Lighting are Made To Order in our modern-day facility located in Warwick, Rhode Island.

With the expertise of our well-trained team, PMC hand-crafts each quality luminaire. The luminaires are designed, manufactured, powder-coated, and individually tested by our highly skilled engineers and technical professionals to meet your performance expectations.

Let’s take a tour of PMC Lighting and watch as our employees work at our Warwick, Rhode Island facility to bring Innovative Designs with Quality Craftsmanship to life for use in a variety of commercial spaces.

PMC Lighting: Quality. Innovation. Made In The USA.

AKUSTIK AK9094 & AK9096: Noise Mitigation in Stylish Fixtures

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PMC Lighting is happy to announce the expansion of our AKUSTIK family of products that not only provide high quality LED lighting, but also noise mitigation in the installed environment.  AK9094 (top) and AK9096 provide efficient LED Lighting surrounding large expanses of our sound deadening material to help reduce reflected sound, in turn reducing the negative effects of a noisy environment.


AK9094 is a square or rectangular format fixture up to 4′ x 4′ in size.

AK9096 is a round format fixture available up to 4′ in diameter.

Both are available with a wide range of options including a variety of both panel and housing colors, lumen output levels from 350lm/ft up to 2200lm/ft, antimicrobial light output, circadian light output, tunable and colored light output, and mounting choices including recessed, surface and suspended options.

AK9094 and AK9096 are both customizable under PMC Lighting’s Build 2 Spec program. For inquiries about adding AKUSTIK noise reducing fixtures to your project, contact us regarding your custom needs.

This Week’s Social Media Toolkit

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PMC Lighting is excited to share the newest of our Social Media Toolkits for use by our reps and agents. This week’s kit features PMC Lighting’s Build2Spec capabilities and items that may be used on your company’s social media accounts so that you can conveniently and easily share information with your followers.

Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox next week for our next file share.

Please tag PMC Lighting so that we can also like & share your posts.

Introducing the High Efficiency, High Performance Silea SC2201

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New Product: Silea SC2201

Our first product release of 2021 is the Silea SC2201. These fully luminous 2×2 troffers provide dynamic styling and high visual comfort with a soft concave curved lens and low glare illumination.  The clean lines of SC2201 will enhance the architectural appeal of a wide variety of spaces including office areas, retail stores, classrooms, hospitals, and many more.  These fixtures are also suitable for new construction projects as well as lighting upgrades in existing T-Grid ceilings.

New Additions to Our Peri-Mittari Family

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PMC Lighting is pleased to announce new additions to our peri-mittari family of perimeter luminaires, E3126.  While the flush-lens perimeter E3126 is represented by a single model number, multiple options for aperture width, mounting style, and optical diffusers make this model configurable to fill many needs.

The features of E3126 include:

  • Snap-in lenses to control light distribution for Diffuse, Asymmetric, Bat Wing, Wall Graze and Wall Wash applications.  Asymmetric lenses are reversible in fixture for toward or away from the wall output
  • 3 cross sectional profile widths, 2.5″, 3.25″, and 4.0″
  • Mounting options for all common ceiling types
    Continuously illuminated direct output with corners available
  • Customizable under PMC Lighting’s Build2Spec program
  • Color, tunable white, pur-led, and bios lighting options available
  • Wet location available

Learn More Here

If you have any questions, please contact your PMC Regional Manager.

Eastern Region- Larry Crystal
Western Region- Jim Smith


PMC Lighting Showcase: The SUNY Albany ‘Palm Trees’ Project

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After Upgrades

At PMC Lighting, we are often presented with challenging projects that call for creativity and precise engineering. In fact, our Build-2-Spec projects are known to become some of our favorites. This project at the University at Albany, State University of New York is one that is on our memorable list. It highlights our ability to design and engineer custom fixture solutions combined with our industry-leading lighting technology.

Before Upgrades

First…a little history.The buildings at SUNY Albany were built over the course of several years in the 1970s and were designed with slots cast into the concrete structure.  The buildings have square concrete support columns with four angled slots on each side of the square for a total of 16 slots.  The result looks like a palm tree. The first iteration in the 70s was done with fluorescent fixtures which were then retrofitted later on with newer fluorescent.  With our modern focus on energy efficiency, the University decided it was time to upgrade these fixtures. The challenging part: the fronds are angled on one end and the ceilings are concave…and SUNY Albany has 1,100 of these ‘palm trees’ with 16 fronds each throughout the campus.

Before Upgrades, SUNY Albany Library

How did PMC Lighting learn about this project? During LightFair 2017, held in Philadelphia, PMC’s Larry Crystal  was introduced to Bou Reed from Guth-DeConzo Consulting by David Konarski (Principal, Outside Sales) of Ferrini-Konarski Associates. After some discussions, a rough draft of the work and preliminary drawings were in hand. Later, after several site visits by Larry and PMC Lighting’s Director of Product Engineering Craig Nevers, we presented a true custom solution and won the contract due to the labor savings that our unique design offered.

(L) PMC Lighting’s Director of Product Engineering Craig Nevers Visits SUNY (R) A View of the Palm Trees Project

We are building whole new linear fixtures that fit these concrete slots, with LED lighting, electronic wireless controls for on/off and dimming, and a new lens structure that fits to the curved ceiling and is pulled into place to match the curves which can vary throughout. The fixtures take this into account and can be built to match whatever the particular building presents for sizes.

In these multistory buildings, the palm trees repeat from floor to floor. The building support columns that form the trunk of the trees repeat one on top of the other on all floors. While viewing the building from the outside, you can see stacks of palm trees, not just trees spread over one floor. We continue to work through the campus building by building as we continue their upgrade process. Stay tuned for more updates on this project!

JERA Is Here

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PMC Lighting’s newest addition to our catalog. With its compact form factor and edge-lit technology, JERA is innovative design and performance combined with a “Commitment To Earth”

Learn More About JERA Here

With our introduction of JERA, PMC Lighting is also proud to announce that a portion of all sale proceeds will be donated to

COVID-19 Update From PMC Lighting: Open and Producing Products Normally

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As new local, state, and federal updates are being released daily, we at PMC Lighting wish to remind everyone that our focus remains on the health and safety of our employees, clients, and their families.

We are pleased to announce there is no disruption to our production.

PMC Lighting has taken the following necessary precautions:

1. Our office personnel are working remotely.

2. A six-foot buffer zone has been instituted between our production employees.

3. Extra care is being taken to ensure our facility is cleaned and sanitized properly.

PMC Lighting appreciates all of the efforts being made throughout the industry and the country to get through this unprecedented situation!

The PMC Lighting Team