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Tech Corner: Care222 Solution, Healthcare Lighting’s HDM family x Acuity Brands

Jul 16, 2021 | Products, Technology

Because we want you to be on the cutting edge of new lighting technology in the fight against pathogens, the TLA Team is pleased to announce the release of three new fixtures in the HDM family from Acuity Brands featuring Care222 technology.

Lighting professionals have an unprecedented opportunity to harness the power of UV to reduce pathogenic bioburden. Read on to explore the latest UV light disinfection technologies from the HDM family.


Introducing the power of Care222 technology

Far-UVC light, specifically far-UVC light filtered to the 222nm wavelength, inactivates viruses and bacteria at energy levels that do not penetrate living tissue in skin or beyond the tear layer in the eyes, allowing this UV wavelength to be used in occupied spaces. While the wavelength does not have enough range to penetrate deep into the skin and eyes, filtered 222nm far-UVC light has enough range to traverse viruses and bacteria which are much smaller in size than human cells.


Healthcare lighting setting with Care222 technology


Click to read the Care222 FAQ.

Read the HDM with Care222 Technology brochure.


Let’s talk about active pathogen reduction

Powered by the patented Care222 filtered 222nm technology, HDM actively reduces pathogens on surfaces – even with people in the space.


Features diagram of Care222 technology for healthcare lighting

Key product features

  • Timing circuit UL recognized for use in spaces with ceiling heights of 9 ft. or greater
  • UL 1598 Listed
  • Projected lamp life of 5 years
  • Requires no external controls or startup commissioning
  • Operates on a continuously powered circuit
  • LED status indicator visible from the room
  • Damp location standard
  • 6 standard powder paint finishes and optional RAL colors
  • Multiple options for new construction and unplanned renovation applications

Your choice of three mounting options: recessed, surface, or pendant

  1. Recessed Mount: HDMR Recessed 4” Downlight
  2. Surface Mount: HDMC Surface Cylinder
  3. Pendant Mount: HDMPC with Cord and HDMPS with Stem



Mounting options for Care222 technology for healthcare lighting


All three solutions are part of the Acuity Brands Healthcare Lighting TIP (Trial Installation Program) and validate in AGILE for end users like school districts and hospitals, specifiers, and distributors who work with schools and healthcare spaces.


Acuity brands healthcare lighting trial installation program Acuity brands healthcare lighting trial installation program details

Be sure to contact your TLA Sales Rep to learn more about available funding for school district upgrades such as UV lighting.

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