Double Duty Light Fixture

November 18, 2013

Kevin Berger

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Arcalux HRMS  Image borrowed from American Green Technology website

Arcalux HRMS
Image borrowed from American Green Technology website

American Green Technology has a light fixture that does double duty as an air purifier.  From their website:

“Hospital-borne infections are a leading concern for medical professionals and patients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 to 10 percent of all patients contract at least one hospital-acquired infection during their stay in an acute-care hospital. There are indications that the future of surgery as we know it may be affected because of uncertainties and fears of post-operative infections.  The CDC estimates that 1.7 million hospital-associated infections (HAI’s), from all types of bacteria combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year and is now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, greater than Breast Cancer, Aids and Automobile Accidents combined.”

Isn’t that depressing!  That makes me feel good about my next hospital visit!

Their new fixture, the Arcalux HRMS, is a high efficiency light fixture with an air filtering system that eliminates 99% of airborne viruses, fungi and bacteria.  The HRMS stands for Health Risk Management System.  Again from their website:

“The Arcalux® HRMS is a ceiling mounted air disinfection system disguised as a lighting fixture that uses less than 100 watts of energy. The installation process is easy, while maintenance of the lamp and filter are yearly and the ballast requires no tools.

Offering 24/7/365 protection against HAI-causing pathogens, the HRMS works unobtrusively changing the air an average of four times an hour without ever disturbing a patient’s rest; quietly defending your staff and patients.”

I may have to install one of these in my office!!!  Check out their website here.

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