Flip the Switch on Bacteria, Mold, and Fungus in your Home.
March 13, 2019
The company Ellumi has incorporated Vital Vio’s VioSafe White Light Disinfection technology, which uses LEDs (light emitting diodes) instead of UV light or chemicals to continuously kill bacteria, mold and fungi. They state that the lights continuously kill germs on any surface and are safe for humans and animals. Think under counter lighting, shower lights, under cabinet lighting, over the sink in the kitchen and bath, the mud room, dog shower stall and anywhere germs are prevalent in the home.
It’s All in the Wavelength
What is the difference between regular LEDs and germ killing LEDs? The answer is wavelengths. The wavelength 264 nm is really good at killing germs, viruses and bacteria without a hazard. This area of industry is experiencing major growth. Don’t want to loose you with all the scientific facts but just one more and I will let you scientists find the facts on your own, if you are so inclined. Black light = 315-400 nm.
Want to Know More?
Research Viosafe, the company that introduced the next generation in disinfection in 2013.
Any germophobes out there thinking about hotel rooms? There are hand held devices available to light up your sheets, comforter, and anything else you might be freaking out about. Or a hospital visit? Or a public toilet? Oh yes, I can feel I’m losing you to online ordering.
Since I have no personal experience with a hand held I cannot recommend one. I suggest doing your research on size, reliability and warranty before you purchase. I do love the name of one called “The Germ Reaper.” You will need different sizes for different tasks, i.e., the remote at a hotel, which is said to be the #1 culprit for germs; in one study 81% of the hotel remotes tested positive for fecal matter among other unpleasant things.
The cheapest and most practical advice is to wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for 20 seconds or while singing the happy birthday song two times from beginning to end. Sing it loud! It’s a great conversation starter in the airport bathroom. Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth after you have touched foreign surfaces, including cloth.
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