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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.

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!

PMC Lighting Launches BIOS Illuminated™ Portfolio

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Carlsbad, CA, August 24, 2020- PMC Lighting announces the partnership with BIOS in their BIOS Illuminated™ Program which will allow specifiers to choose from a portfolio of PMC lighting products with BIOS SkyBlue®.

BIOS SkyBlue® is a patented LED circadian solution that produces the healthy “blue sky” light signal needed to stimulate human circadian biology. This specific light wavelength communicates directly with human biology through a non-visual photoreceptor to regulate circadian rhythms, providing healthier sleep patterns and ultimately, better health.

“PMC Lighting is committed to combining quality lighting with cutting edge technologies, and as soon as we saw BIOS® we knew it would be the perfect fit. Being able to offer our clients one of the foremost technologies in wellness, is right in line with PMC Lighting’s mission of innovation. We’re happy to announce we are able to integrate BIOS technology into over 40 of our current products, as well as into our custom Build-2-Spec lighting concepts. Marrying form and function in lighting is what PMC does best and adding BIOS to our offerings now makes us a leader in the health and wellness space.”

“We are excited to have PMC Lighting join our BIOS Illuminated partner program. As a family owned and operated manufacturer, PMC brings a superior line of innovative lighting, quality craftsmanship and creative adaptability.  With BIOS, they can now add industry leading circadian lighting solutions making them a truly comprehensive lighting solutions provider.”

Learn more at: https://pmclighting.com/bios/


Biological Innovations and Optimization Systems, LLC (BIOS), a NASA spin-off, is a recognized innovator in the biological application of LED lighting. Through continuous research and development, BIOS LED lighting solutions continues to be at the forefront of human-centric lighting and a leader in plant growth lighting. By integrating years of biological expertise, with science first developed for the International Space Station, BIOS is driving the circadian lighting market with a biology first approach and brilliant quality LEDs that can help achieve WELL Building Standards®.



Founded in 1991, PMC Lighting is a family owned and operated manufacturer of quality lighting fixtures. Located in Warwick, Rhode Island, PMC focuses on utilizing technological advancements as well as superior design and engineering influences while maintaining its small town work ethic, experience and pride. Utilizing state of the art progressive tooling, engineering expertise, computer software and skilled technicians, PMC can be innovative and responsive to the changing needs of its customers. PMC Lighting has earned a reputation for innovative design, quality craftsmanship and creative adaptability, further defining its role as a true lighting solutions provider.

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

JERA Collection Will Debut at LEDucation

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Coming soon, PMC Lighting combines functional design with a commitment to give back to the community with the launch of our JERA family of lighting.
Jera – “Yehr-ah” – Literally: “Year” – Esoteric: Harvest
The twelfth of the twenty-four runes of the magical Norse alphabet
Rune of harvest and reward
Rune of peace on the land and in the heart.
A portion of all JERA proceeds will be donated to
Rhode Island Community Food Bank https://rifoodbank.org/
The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/

PMC Lighting’s Wet Location Luminaires

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PMC Lighting is pleased to offer highly tailorable, high quality LED lighting with wet location capabilities.

You may know that PMC Lighting offers wet location versions of many of our standard fixture models, but you may not realize how extensive that list is.  Currently PMC Lighting offers 39 different fixture models that are either standard as wet location rated, or are available in a wet location rated model, and we are adding more all the time.

We’ve updated our spec sheets to more prominently call out what fixtures are available in wet location versions. We’ve also added a new WET LOCATION selection to our website under the resources tab allowing you to quickly navigate to those fixtures that are, or can be, specified as wet location rated.

Introducing PMC Lighting’s SC2183 and SC2184

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PMC Lighting is happy to introduce 2 new additions to our Silea family of products – SC2183 and SC2184.  Both models are designed for T-Grid installation and are available in nominal 2’x2’, 2’ x 4’ and 4’ x 4’ sizes.  Flange kits for installation in sheet rock ceilings are available for 2’ x 2’ and 2’ x 4’ sizes.

SC2183  features a white acrylic drop diffuser with or without a center recess which adds additional architectural detail.  Available in a wide range of lumen output choices and depths of diffuser drop, SC2183 is the fixture to choose when the space calls for a little bit of style.  Mix and match depths of drop within a space for a truly unique textured ceiling look.

View SC2183 Information and Download Spec Sheets

SC2184 features a flush diffuser mimicking the ceiling surface for those applications where a smooth flat ceiling surface is desired.  With available diffuser material to match the drop diffusers of SC2183, and identical lumen output choices, SC2184 can also be used as a flush lens matching fixture to SC2183 giving depths of drop from 0” – 6”.

View SC2184 Information and Download Spec Sheets

A full range of tunable solutions are available for both new models as is the ability to customize to match the most demanding of installations.