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.