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Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase: LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

Jan 29, 2021 | Technology

by TLA Staff

We invite you to watch a presentation from Richard Harris, TLA Outside Sales, on the power of UV Lighting: RCIB20 – Onsite – COVID Tech Showcase: LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle.

 

 

 

Read on for Richard’s three key takeaways and highlights from his presentation.

 

UV Lighting – How Proven Technology Meets New Applications

Three Key Takeaways

1. Understand the history and science behind UV lighting, and how it incorporates into today’s technology and applications.

2. Develop and understand your strategy for implementing the technology to address your needs.

3. Understand why dosage is critical, and how it applies to your project.

 

 

TLA at Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase- LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

 

Overview – The Science and History of Ultraviolet Light

 

The Different Types of UV

  • UV-A 320-400nm
  • UV-B 280-320nm
  • UV-C 200-280nm
  • Visible Light 380-700nm

 

 

Timeline of Scientific Discovery

1877: It is discovered that natural sunlight affects pathogenic bacteria

1903: Nobel prize awarded to effective treatment of Lupus with UV

1930: We learn that bacteria and viruses can be transmitted through the air

1936: The first applications of “upper air” disinfection

 

Dosage Tables

TLA at Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase- LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

Basics of Understanding Dosage

• It does not “kill,” it changes the DNA, preventing the ability to reproduce

• Different bacteria, pathogens and viruses require different dosages

• Dosage equals intensity x time (in seconds)

 

Sources

 

TLA at Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase- LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

 

 

TLA at Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase- LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

 

TLA at Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase- LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

 

TLA at Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase- LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

 

TLA at Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase- LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

 

Commercial Products and Applications

 

TLA at Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase- LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

 

TLA at Realcomm COVID Tech Showcase- LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle

 

Closing

• Determine your strategy

• Become a student of the technology

• Speak with experienced, valued manufacturers

• Questions? Email Richard!

 

 

If you would like more information about any of the products, manufacturers, or technologies featured in Richard’s presentation, please send an email to rharris@thelightingagency.com

 

 

We want to hear from you!  Do you have questions about upcoming events, or have an event that you’re hosting that we should know about? Email information to Dawn at: dwebber@thelightingagency.com

 

Be sure to bookmark our EVENTS page where you can access and register for scheduled and on-going virtual presentations, seminars and trainings for a full spectrum of lighting topics ranging from controls, to design, to products.

 

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The Lighting Agency is a local construction allied company representing the premier lighting and controls manufacturers for Colorado and Southern Wyoming. We strive to be an integral part of the design process through our work with lighting specifiers, contractors, supplier and owner to create brilliant yet budget-sensitive results for projects big and small.

 

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