Leviton Lighting Brands First to License New 365DisInFx™ UVA Technology from GE Current, a Daintree company

New patented technology can help to disinfect occupied healthcare, commercial and education facility spaces

Your humble editor had a zoom call with Santino Nemi and Tom Leonard of Leviton as well as Melissa Wesorick of GE Current, a Daintree Company.  Santino explained that this was a licensing deal and Leviton would build the devices in North America.  He went on to say that initially the 365DisInFx™ would be sold through the Viscor, Con Tech, Birchwood and Intense brands.  He explained that Leviton has been discussing this with Current pre-pandemic and said, “We have been working on UV disinfection before it was cool.”  The product will be launched 1Q 2021.

Melville, N.Y. October 29, 2020 – Leviton Lighting brands announced they are the first lighting manufacturers to license 365DisInFxTM UVA technology, the new disinfection lighting technology by GE Current, a Daintree company (“Current”), for incorporation into their lighting portfolio. The patented technology can help to disinfect surfaces in occupied spaces, with immediate applications in healthcare, commercial, and educational facilities via Leviton Lighting & Controls luminaires.

“For more than 100 years, Leviton has focused on bringing technologies to market, and we’re proud to announce this collaboration with Current as part of a multi-layered approach to disinfection technology that can encompass occupied spaces,” said Richie Westfall, VP/general manager, Leviton Lighting & Controls. “As health and safety continue to be high priorities for healthcare and other facility environments, this solution fills a critical need by enabling continuous disinfection without requiring occupants to leave spaces.”

Current’s 365DisInFx™ UVA technology uses UV-A LEDs to reduce the potential spread of certain common infection-causing pathogens in virtually any space. This allows for spaces to be disinfected in real time while occupants are present. The UVA light emitted from the fixture is invisible to the human eye. When installed and used as directed, fixtures incorporating this disinfection technology are designed to meet IEC photobiological safety standard 62471.

“We’re excited to have Leviton as our first licensing partner for the 365DisInFx™ UVA technology,” said Melissa Wesorick, Current’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Aligning with a fellow leader in lighting and controls will help us work together to create cleaner environments using this proven disinfection technology.”

365DisInFX™ UVA technology works by delivering light in the 300nm spectrum that excites certain molecules found inside microbes. This excitation causes reactions that result in oxidative cell damage to pathogens, rendering them inactive. This patented technology has been proven effective on common pathogens, including Staphylococcus aureus (including MRSA), Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Acintobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Candida albicans and aurias, as well as on pathogen analogs such as bacteriophage MS2.
Leviton Lighting & Controls brands including Viscor, ConTech, Birchwood and Intense will be developing products to market using the 365DisInFx™ UVA technology. As a leader in the healthcare space, Viscor is one of the first ones to take advantage of this, leveraging their Certulox and Visioneering brands in both healthcare and commercial settings.

To learn more about the new 365DisInFx™ UVA technology from Current, please visit www.365disinfx.com.

About GE Current, a Daintree company
Current enhances commercial and industrial facilities, cities, greenhouses and all spaces in between with advanced lighting and intelligent controls. Working with our partners, we deliver the best possible outcomes for our customers. See why Current is always on at www.gecurrent.com.

About Leviton Lighting + Controls
Leviton Lighting & Controls brings innovative lighting solutions to life in commercial, healthcare, industrial, and residential buildings with an extensive lighting and controls offering designed towards enhancing people’s lives. With a collection of five of the most well-respected lighting brands on the market bolstered by a commitment to continuously improving the controls and technology that power them, Leviton Lighting & Controls exceeds customers’ expectations every day. Leviton is a single-source partner of highly innovative and energy-efficient products, backed by unsurpassed customer service and support. For more information, visit https://www.leviton.com/en/solutions/commercial-lighting-and-controls.

About Leviton
Leviton is the smart choice, delivering the most comprehensive range of solutions to meet the needs of today’s residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 90 countries across the globe. From simple switches and receptacles, to networking systems and smart home automation, Leviton exceeds market needs by delivering innovative products to create sustainable, intelligent environments through its electrical wiring devices, network and data center connectivity solutions, LED lighting and lighting energy management systems, and security and automation applications. For Leviton, it is clear the FUTURE IS ON. For more information, visit www.leviton.com, www.facebook.com/leviton, www.twitter.com/leviton or www.youtube.com/Levitonmfg.

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