LED White Light Disinfectant Receives Worldwide Patent

illumiPure, an innovative technology manufacturer specializing in high performance and healthy building solutions, received a worldwide patent in March 2022 for CleanWhite, an LED white light disinfectant. The innovative product is the only light-based disinfection device that can provide safe, continuous, and rapid sanitization of high-touch areas while a room remains occupied. Third-party testing has shown the patented CleanWhite LED technologies to eliminate 99 percent of surface pathogens such as bacteria, spores, mold, biofilms, and viruses including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, without the use of harsh chemicals.

“As a leading force in the health and wellness technology manufacturing industry, illumiPure continues to produce innovative products and monitoring solutions to pave the way for a safe, healthy future,” says John Higgins, CEO of illumiPure. “CleanWhite features technology that makes it the first of its kind, achieving a sought-after solution to produce 405+470 nm blue light as white light. As a result of this revolutionary finding, we anticipate the patent’s success across a myriad of industries, including education, healthcare, hospitality, and retail.”

As the pinnacle of light-based disinfection, the innovative CleanWhite solution adapts to high-traffic industries, allowing safe exposure for humans and pets in a suitable environment to live, work, and play. While businesses and homes are accustomed to the traditional 450 nm light, the wavelength has been shown to be carcinogenic, interrupt circadian rhythms, and cause eye strain. CleanWhite patent technologies not only eliminate the need for the 450 nm wavelength but build on the current benefits of LED white light with the antimicrobial properties of 405+470 nm visible light. The ultra-safe white light disinfection also proves effective against harmful bacteria including MRSA, C. difficile, salmonella, and E. Coli. More importantly, it can penetrate biofilms, where many pathogens resistant to traditional disinfection technologies reside, and reduce the frequency of chemical disinfectant use, reducing odors and Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) counts.  

The efficacy of 405+470 nm light has been studied for nearly a decade. According to a recent study by the American Journal of Infection Control, the use of 405 nm light significantly reduced the microbial burden in operating rooms, which is linked to fewer surgical site infections in patients. Additionally, a 2021 study in Scientific Reports conducted at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai indicated as little as 0.6 mJ showed 2 log virucidal effects over eight hours. These findings reinforce a conservative example of the expected success of the solution when used in various situations.

CleanWhite’s light-based solution is ideal for high-touch spaces, including kitchens, restrooms, and locker rooms. For three years, Barbers Hill ISD has used the CleanWhite disinfectant across multiple schools in the district. The technology has been deployed in gyms, a locker room, showers, and six nurses’ stations district-wide. As a result of installing a CleanWhite disinfection system, the district has noted trends of reduced cases of staph infections, reduction of mold growth and mildew odor, and lowered infections amongst athletes. “Nurses love illumiPure technologies because they feel protected,” states Ricky Shelton, energy manager at Barbers Hill ISD. By installing LED antimicrobial lighting solutions, high-volume industries, such as education, can reduce the risk of illnesses transferred by surface contact and establish an ultra-safe tool to enhance the safety of their environment and improve overall health. 

“illumiPure brings innovative safety products tailored to a variety of markets with cutting-edge technologies,” says Mark Sam, COO of illumiPure. “As we partner with industries and communities such as Barbers Hill ISD, CleanWhite works to set a new standard for ultra-safe white light disinfection and elevate a healthy and safe lifestyle across the nation, and we look forward to the continued growth and success of illumiPure’s pioneering technologies.” 

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