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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.

Aesthetics and Function: PMC Lighting’s Products Deliver Non Traditional Lighting Options

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In our modern world, we want performance; specifically, products that deliver the results that the manufacturer offers. On the flip side, we want this functionality to be combined with aesthetically-pleasing exteriors. Can we have it all? With PMC Lighting’s lighting collections, designers, architects, and specifiers will find that the answer to this question is: YES.

Basic, traditional lighting is still available; but why not explore non-traditional lighting to make commercial spaces more than just utilitarian areas? 

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Disinfecting Function 

Vital Vio’s White Light Disinfection® Technology can be added to PMC Lighting’s luminaires to  deliver the disinfecting power of Vital Vio. We can integrate Vital Vio technology to any application or aesthetic preferences. We create a precisely engineered luminaire that meets your space needs with the benefit of infection control. pūr-led™ luminaries have clean, modern, and stylish looks to achieve the perfect blend of design form and disinfecting function for any room or structure.

Restore Circadian Rhythm and Promote Better Sleep

PMC Lighting’s luminaires can be easily fitted with BIOS® SkyBlue® circadian solutions to produce the healthy “blue sky” light signal needed to stimulate human circadian biology. This specific light wavelength communicates directly with human biology to regulate circadian rhythms, provide healthier sleep patterns and ultimately, better health. Having an improved circadian rhythm can positively impact daytime productivity and overall feelings of well-being to a variety of workers. BIOS SkyBlue technology can be integrated into virtually any architectural light fixture and is intended for use in a variety of daytime environments, such as offices, classrooms, hospitals, etc.

Mitigate Noise with Akustik

PMC Lighting Inc.’s akūstik lighting fixtures provide high quality LED lighting as well as noise mitigation in the installed environment. Wrapped in sound deadening material, Akūstik fixtures are wrapped in sound-deadening material and can help reduce ambient noise by absorbing sound instead of reflecting it. That feature can reduce the negative effects of a noisy environment, while still adding beauty and style to various environments where reduced noise is desirable. 


Our ArcX Collection gives designers the ability to create a sense of movement with curved, free-form luminaries that can flow through hallways, circumvent lobbies, or soar over offices. Ranging from understated to bold, ArcX lighting can keep branding consistent throughout a space. By using personalized colors or whimsical shapes, a building’s lobbies, office spaces, and hallways can come alive and make a statement with modern, fresh lighting.


PMC Lighting custom designs lighting fixtures that are created to meet a desired specification. Designers can play with light, color, and shape. Each luminaire is manufactured to perfectly bring a brilliant idea to life. PMC collaborates with designers and specifiers to create lighting and luminaires that inspire and delight onlookers, but also deliver energy efficiency and control options for ease of use.We think beyond the traditional or standard. We can now meld beautiful lighting with disinfecting capabilities, sound-reducing features, and tunable technology.

PMC would love to answer any questions you might have about our catalog of products. We can combine several functions to create the optimal lighting for your project. Contact a sales agent for more information.

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.