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Vital Vio is Now Vyv

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Vital Vio has been renamed Vyv (v ī v) as a reflection of the diverse applications of their continuous antimicrobial light technology. You can visit their new website to learn more here

While the company name has changed, its mission and products haven’t. PMC Lighting’s pur-led ™ fixtures with Vyv’s antimicrobial white light still emit a true white light that reduces contamination and infection with the flip of a switch. 

We have updated our pur-led ™ spec sheets, logo, and sales resources to reflect the new name. For questions regarding PMC and Vyv branded media and these updates, please contact amy@hubdigitalmarketing.com.

PMC Lighting and Vital Vio Webinar: A New Class Of Antimicrobial Light

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PMC Lighting and our technology partner, Vital Vio, will host two online webinar opportunities for you and your customers to address questions related to antimicrobial lighting solutions in commercial lighting applications.  See webinar details above.

Participation is limited to the first 150 attendees at each session.

Wednesday, April 1st

1:00PM EDT

4:00PM EDT 

Click on the link below to join one of these sessions

 1:00PM  SESSION

OR

4:00PM  SESSION

Please let us know if you have any questions.

 

 

PMC Lighting at the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo

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Attendees at the HFSE. Photo courtesy of HFSE on Twitter.

PMC Lighting had a great time sharing information and meeting attendees of the 2019 Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo in Boston. Joining us in booth 625 was Vital Vio, whose disinfecting technology we use in our PŪR-LED™ line. 

The Expo is held to showcase new products, technology, and innovations that can be used in the healthcare field. Our focus was on introducing a new addition to the PŪR-LED™ collection, the SCX2196-LED. Attendees at the expo were able to see a demo and learn more about this great addition to the PMC Lighting catalog. 

The 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

In addition, representatives from Vital Vio were on hand to discuss the application of their technology in healthcare settings to kill germs and bacteria that cause hospital-acquired infections. This continuous disinfection system, embedded within PMC’s PŪR-LED™ lighting line, works in emergency departments, ORs, MRI stations, nursing stations, and patient rooms to keep these areas safe for patients and staff by dramatically reducing infection risk with the flip of a switch.

Our lighting collections continue to expand, but the factor that continues to remain constant is our ability to create and customize lighting according to a designer’s needs, specifications, and space considerations. When you need custom, Build2Spec lighting, PMC Lighting is here to deliver solutions for your project outside of traditional or standard product shapes, sizes, configurations, and colors.

PMC LIGHTING New Release PŪR-LED™ SCX2196-LED

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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.

Learn More

Download Spec Sheet

PMC Lighting PŪR-LED™ Collection

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Since the announcement of PMC Lighting’s partnership with Vital Vio last October, we continue to educate regarding these innovative lighting options that can help control bacteria, mold, and fungi in public areas. While a definite application in a medical environment, these lights are also effective in any public space. Hotels, gyms, restaurants, airports, schools, and retail stores can all benefit from Vital Vio’s technology melded with PMC Lighting’s Build2Spec focus.

Hospitals are one of the public places that can benefit from the PŪR-LED™ Collection

This Autumn, from September 17 through September 19, PMC Lighting will be an exhibitor at the HealthCare Facilities Expo and Symposium in Boston. When attendees visit our booth, we will be discussing our PŪR-LED™ Collection and explaining the benefits of this technology and our partnership with Vital Vio. Attendees will also learn how this effective and functional lighting can be incorporated into our Build2Spec luminaires that add style, grace, and beauty to their public spaces. With the PŪR-LED™ Collection you will never sacrifice aesthetics for utility, but can certainly achieve both goals.

Build2Spec

Since 1991, PMC Lighting has an established reputation in the design community for our custom and semi-custom lighting fixtures that make it easy for a designer to play with light, color, and shape. We were one of the first manufacturers to offer curved linear fixtures and we pride ourselves on our relationship with designers and our willingness to meet the needs of any project.

We know that not all projects are the same and not all lighting fixtures should be the same either. We manufacture each luminaire to meet the desired specification and we are committed to collaborating with the lighting design community.

Our Build-2-Spec fabrication can take on many forms, whether it is a small adjustment, a new and unique idea, or taking standard product and merging it with the latest technology-just as we have done with our partnership with Vital Vio.

The PMC Lighting and Vital Vio Partnership

Combining PMC Lighting’s Build2Spec philosophy with these germ-fighting lights means that any space- no matter how large or small, no matter if a standard space or unusual configuration- benefits from this safe, effective lighting and true solution to combat sick days and the spread of illness. This means more learning days for students, increased productivity for workers, and safer health care environments for patients. One of its greatest features: It is safe for humans, pets, and plants, so there is no need to fear being in a room with the patented Vital Vio LEDs as they emit their attractive, truly white light. PMC Lighting can incorporate this feature into nearly all of our lighting family collections.

“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,” said Vital Vio Vice President of Commercialization, Kristin May.  “Together, we 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.”

How This Advanced Technology Works

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. Unlike harmful UV light, Vital Vio’s Viosafe® Technology is safe for multi-cellular organisms. It does this with 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, continuous safe and effective killing of harmful organisms on indoor surfaces is achieved. 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.

January 2019 PMC Lighting Featured Agent of the Month: Boston Light Source

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Starting this month, we will be featuring our Agent of the Month. Handpicked by Jim Smith and Cassie Carter, these agents showcase professionalism, skill, and knowledge and we are  pleased to work with them.

Our January Featured Agent is

Cassie Carter, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, is pleased to announce that Boston Light Source has been chosen as our first featured agent in 2019. “I chose Boston Light Source for a myriad of reasons, but mostly for their bright and talented team, their warmth and enthusiasm, their impressive first year representing PMC and the installation of a beautiful ArcX project at 121 Seaport.

Jennifer Pierce, Director of Specification Sales at Boston Light Source, is equally as pleased to work with PMC. “The best part of working with PMC: the people and their ability to help us push the boundaries. Our favorite projects using PMC Lighting projects have been the PTC project in Seaport and Simmons College and we love the ArcX product line!”

PTC Project at 121 Seaport

“Everyone at BLS, from the Principals, to the very strong Inside Team and the charismatic Specification Sales team express sincerity in their belief in PMC and their desire to sell PMC,” Cassie added. “All the while, pushing us to be better and better at what we do. I look forward to a very bright future with Boston Light Source!”

We echo Cassie’s sentiments and look forward to another great year of collaboration with all of the agents at Boston Light Source!

Simmons College Project

PMC Lighting: 2018 Year in a Review and Looking Ahead to 2019

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Reflecting on 2018

As this busy year draws to a close, it is time to look back on the projects and partnerships that have defined 2018. It has been an exciting and interesting time for us here at PMC Lighting as we continue to focus on offering custom Build-2-Spec lighting as we have since 1991.

The Introduction of New Technology With Our Vital Vio Partnership

One of the biggest announcements that we made this year is the partnership between PMC Lighting and Vital Vio and the creation of our pūr-led luminaries.  The combination of the germ reducing technology of Vital Vio’s patented VioSafe® White Light Disinfection® technology with our Build 2 Spec focus means new options for useful and safe lighting products from which everyone can benefit. With this partnership came the development of the Vital Vio webinar, created to highlight the benefits and applications of this disinfecting technology and educate our sales agents about our newest product line.

Custom Fixture and Expanded Options With Build2Spec

This has always been the working philosophy of PMC, we have really just now given it a name.  The vast majority of Build2Spec is day to day adaptation that doesn’t really result in something different enough that it isn’t covered by our existing specification sheets.  It could be the simple addition of a special lens material, a custom length fixture for wall to wall applications, or a special lumen output level to achieve just the right light levels in a space. These are all examples of Build2Spec that don’t result in a brand new fixture model and/or specification sheet.  However some Build2Spec project do result in new models of fixtures.  In 2018 there were a total of 41 new custom fixture models developed, each different enough from anything else PMC has produced to require a new fixture model number, and each resulting from a customer need.

Expanding our Engineering Department

We have two new additions to our engineering department.

Paul Shapiro is a Senior Design Engineer who is focusing on new product development to expand the PMC line of products.

Alexander Richardson, is a Junior Design Engineer who is focused on job layout drawings and specification packages for production orders as they enter engineering.

Craig Nevers continues as Chief Engineer with oversight of all engineering and product development activities, but also has a special focus on the Build2Spec aspect of our business, the design for specific applications, customization and adaptation of products on a project by project basis.

Introduction of Our New ARCX Collection

In 2018 we took the ARCX line and turned it on its side.  Now in addition to curves on the horizontal plane, we introduced ARCX2 which is curved on the vertical plane.  By combining the 2 into a single pattern you can create 3 dimensional assemblies (aka ARCX3D) in a wide variety of patterns and sizes.

We also redesigned the Direct/Indirect version of ARCX to give better distribution of light, a more even illumination of the downward facing lens without sacrificing optical efficiency, and easing manufacturing to gain pricing advantages that we have built into pricing on the affected models.

Wide Distribution Optics for Indirect Fixtures

In 2018 we implemented precision injection molded optics for the indirect side of most of the PMC linear LED line that provide a very wide distribution of light virtually eliminating the typical “hot spot” over the fixture when suspended fixture are mounted close to the ceiling surface.  These optics are an option on most of the PMC line and are only limited in use by fixture size and, in the case of the ARCX family, the tightness of the radius.

In addition to the wide distribution optics a variety of controlled beam spread and asymmetric output optics are available for use on some fixture models used in direct illumination applications.

Specification Sheets and other Documentation Improvements

While the project we had underway to revamp our entire set of specification sheets earlier in 2018 had to be suspended, we regrouped in October and the result is a brand new, easier to read specification sheet format that has begun to be implemented (starting with the new pūr-led specification sheets). These spec sheets now incorporate editable fields for use in making type specific specifications.  This new, information-packed spec sheet format will be implemented across all the PMC standard line of fixtures in the months ahead.

And it won’t stop there.  Installation instruction sheets will also get a revamp and basic installation information will be added to the specification sheets to create a more robust set of PMC documentation available online.  We have also begun investigation into added information for our job specific layout drawings that will be phased in on a job by job basis.

We continue to update and improve our resources and we have recently made website improvements including a new resources folder with downloadable gallery and the updated spec sheets that can be quickly downloaded and printed. We will continue this rollout in 2019.

 Introduction of The Agent Portal for Easy Access to Information

This space is just for you. Our agent portal has been updated with current inventory lists, a new price guide, and has our archive of videos, webinars, and slideshow trainings. With this portal you are able to learn about our products at a time that is convenient for you.

Looking Forward to 2019

While there is sure to be additions to our goal list for the year, here are just a few things that we are planning.

Expanded Brochures and Folders for Prospective Clients

Our new brochure folders for the Vital Vio line debuted in November and in 2019, there will be new folders for other lines.  Those identified for implementation first are folders for Tunable Solutions and Build2Spec capabilities.  These updated folders will be perfect to share printed specification sheets or other relevant information with prospective clients.

New Quarterly Webinar Schedule

Upcoming quarterly webinars in 2019 will provide the most up-to-date information and education on product lines, so that you can highlight benefits and features when speaking to potential clients and will be able to recommend the best products for unique applications and project specifications.

Instructional, Information and Entertaining Videos

Get your popcorn ready…we also have plans to expand our video content on the website and create new YouTube content in 2019.

Expanded Fixture and Job Photography

This is one of our goals that YOU, as our sales agent, can help us with! It is a challenge for us to get good job site photographs of PMC products.  Everyone needs these but getting them so that we can share can be arduous. Please, everyone, keep this in mind and if you have the opportunity to take a few photos of any PMC product in the field, please do so and send them in to us. Take it on your Iphone, Android, or any other convenient means.  They need not be 100% professional quality but should clearly show out product(s) in their environment.  It may be that the photo you send in will help another agent in another part of the continent secure the business for PMC.  And their efforts may help you.  Any effort you make is appreciated and will be featured in upcoming blogs, on the website and across our social media channels and credit given to the agent and the photographer.

We hope that you are looking forward to a fresh, new slate in 2019 and we appreciate you being with us in 2018.

Wishing all a Happy Holiday and healthy and prosperous New Year.

The PMC Lighting team

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.