09 May Record Breaking IES Germicidal UV Light Webinar
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) held a webinar May 7, 2020 addressing frequently asked questions about germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) or germicidal UV light. The compelling topic prompted over 3,000 people from 59 countries to attend the 4 hour long live virtual event. It was the highest attended event of its kind in IES history. The webinar is now available online to IES members.
Since 1906, the IES has sought to elevate themselves above other professional lighting and engineering organizations through a dedication to cultivating the most diverse collection of illumination professionals. The collaboration of engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists has been the key to their success. The IES is widely accepted as the technical and educational authority on illumination. They effectively disseminate recommendations regarding good lighting practices through publications, webinars, and seminars. Their goal is to compile the research and knowledge of industry experts so that their collaborative results may be implemented in lighting practices for the betterment of the general public.
During this time of pandemic-induced information surge, the guidance of professional entities such as the IES is particularly essential. Rampant misinformation is available in any Internet search result, so it is important to rely on trusted experts to filter out the informational ruckus. Reputable professional lighting designers and design-build contractors are looking to the IES for reliable data and independent testing, regarding the use of germicidal ultraviolet technology to inactivate bacteria, mold spores, fungi or viruses.
Lighting Designers Explore Germicidal UV Light Disinfection Opportunities
Lumenal Lighting’s design team is proactively examining countless resources regarding germicidal, antimicrobial, and visible lighting methods to make their client’s safer and more health conscious. They are dedicated to scrutinizing research papers, industry publications, and manufacturer claims in order to make the best recommendations to our clients. We will thoroughly explore our client’s specific disinfection needs and use the appropriate technology to supplement their manual cleaning efforts.
The Illuminating Engineering Society is an essential guiding influence in my lighting design practices. I will be following their findings and recommendations closely as we begin to explore germicidal UV light and other lighting solutions for our clients.
– Bobbi McLeod, LC, Lumenal Lighting
Lumenal Lighting’s design team can combine the most efficient LED illumination with the power of germicidal UV light. Merging efficient lighting design and microbiology may prove to be an effective method to provide your facility with energy-saving LED lighting and health-supplementing antimicrobial technology. Your new lighting system, combined with existing sanitation and disinfection procedures, will provide additional safeguards against many common pathogens.
Call (425) 481-5001 today to learn more about implementing germicidal UV light in your workspace, school, or medical facility!
- Illuminating Engineering Society – Photobiology Committee Report
- Lumenal Lighting – Lighting for Healthcare Facilities
- Lumenal Lighting – LED Commercial Lighting Consulting Service.
Last Modified: August 1, 2020