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PMC Lighting introduces a new member of our PŪR-LED™ collection. The SCX2196-LED adds another option for designers to add patented, safe, disinfecting technology to public spaces.

Features of the SCX2196-LED include:

  • Sealed extruded aluminum welded housing – Wet Location standard
  • Flanged or Flangeless recessed mounting
  • Removable lens in a gasketed lens frame (tamper resistant hardware options)
  • Light dramatically reduces bacteria on any surface it touches.
  • Spaces that can benefit from a pur-led luminaire include hospitals, gyms, airplanes, offices, locker rooms, daycares, schools, and restaurants
  • Ability to switch between White Light Disinfection Mode and Eco Mode

Learn more at the links below, contact us for more information, or visit us in booth 625 at HFSE 2019 in Boston, MA, September 17 -18 to view and demo the product.

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Lighting Innovation: From Edison to PMC Lighting

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PMC Lighting prides itself on bringing innovative, fresh ideas to life within the lighting industry. 

With the technological advances of lighting that have taken place in the 140 years since Thomas Edison’s first successful incandescent light bulb prototype in 1879, we would say choices in lighting have become endless. The PMC Lighting catalog certainly reflects and represents the advances in technology and design.

The Power to Fight Germs

PMC Lighting’s pūr-led™ collection adds the power of Vital Vio’s patented VioSafe® White Light Disinfection® technology to clean, modern, and stylish luminaires. It is now possible to fight germs by simply turning on a light switch. This technology has been proven both safe and effective in killing gram negative and gram positive bacteria, bacterial endospores, yeast, mold, and fungi. And because we can create a Build-2-Spec fixture, you will achieve the perfect blend of design form and disinfecting function for any room or structure. 

The Power To Change Color

Set the mood, enhance energy, and add style with PMC’s Aura Tunable Solutions. Aura brings the ability to harness the power and intensity of light and color to create a vibrant atmosphere or, conversely, a relaxing and peaceful setting. Lighting in offices or schools can be used to enhance the mood, focus, and performance of both employees and students. Aura Tunable Solutions offers you the control to adjust the color and intensity of light in any space. 

Applications with Aura include highlighting the architectural features of buildings, creating a memorable experience for spectators at sporting venues, or elevating the shopping experience for consumers. The uses for tunable lighting are varied and PMC Lighting has solutions that can be implemented into just about every one of our luminaires with LED sources. Whether you choose linear or downlights, curved or troffers, PMC Lighting has the fixture and light sources to address both your tunable and design needs.  

The Power to Light on a Curve

PMC Lighting’s ArcX Collection provides lighting designers the capability to design non-linear lighting. Curved on the horizontal plane, ArcX allows construction of a myriad of system contours and shapes, making each lighting application and the space it illuminates truly unique. Our ArcX Collection affords designers a realm of possibilities with fixtures limited only by creative imagination. 

The Power of LED Lighting

LED lighting is much more energy efficient than incandescent bulbs, has a much longer lifespan than other options, and its brightness and color can be adjusted. In addition, LED lights need no ‘warm-up’ period and light can be aimed in any direction. LEDs cause no color wash-out making them ideal for displays and retail applications. Since LEDs contain no mercury or other hazardous substances, they are an environmentally friendly lighting option. 

As technology continues to evolve and new innovations are introduced, PMC Lighting is committed to be at the forefront of offering new and exciting options to our product line. 

Introducing PMC Lighting Powered by Vital Vio

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PMC Lighting and Vital Vio Partner for Design-Ready Disinfection

The latest technology from Vital Vio, in Build-2-Specification fixtures, from PMC Lighting…all Made In The USA

Warwick, RI

For those seeking a solution to controlling germs in public areas, Vital Vio has created technology that helps hospitals, airports, schools, daycares, and other high traffic spaces. Vital Vio’s new disinfection technology, melded with Build-2-Specification lighting from PMC Lighting, will allow a variety of companies to install customized germ-fighting LED fixtures.

Germs, and the illnesses they cause, affect more than just health. Sick days pull workers and students from their jobs and schools, and can affect the economy and lower productivity. A recent study by The Integrated Benefits Institute,  says that “lost productivity” from employee absentee due to illness costs the US Economy $227 Billion per year. In addition, these illnesses can be deadly for those with compromised immune systems. This technology can help  create healthier indoor spaces.

How Does It Work?

Vital Vio LEDs emit an attractive, truly white light that is safe for humans, pets, and plants. The VioSafe® White Light Disinfection® technology continuously protects environments from harmful bacteria using wavelengths of visible light in the 400-450 nm range, which cause bacterial cell death but have no harmful effect on humans. It creates a truly pleasing, white light, that looks like ordinary light, but multi-tasks to disinfect and illuminate indoor spaces.

When combined with traditional cleaning methods in hospitals, homes, public spaces, and workplaces, Vital Vio’s LEDs safely, effectively, and continuously kill harmful organisms on indoor surfaces.

“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 is a natural addition to our portfolio of lighting manufacturer partners.  We share a culture of innovation and a focus on delighting customers,” says Vital Vio  Vice President of Commercialization, Kristin May.  “Together, we will provide customers with unique solutions – the most advanced visible light disinfection technology delivered within beautiful custom and semi-custom lighting fixtures.  It’s a great pairing and we are confident customers will quickly see the value and reap the benefits.”

With bacteria becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, this type of light technology is welcome news. Vital Vio holds several U.S. Patents for this much needed and innovative technology and there are several more patents pending.

The partnership between Vital Vio and PMC Lighting is a natural fit. PMC has long been considered a pioneer in the design community for their custom and semi-custom lighting fixtures that make it easy for a designer to play with light, color, and shape. Now with Vital Vio’s technological advancement combining with PMC’s focus on building to specifications, reducing contamination and infection risk can meet the desired specifications and design styles of hospitals, airports, gyms, and other public spaces.

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 20 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.

Shop our new line of disinfecting luminaries: pūr-led™ powered by Vital Vio.