Indigo-Clean® Expands Continuous Disinfection Technology Beyond the Operating Room
New Luminaires Use Safe, Visible LED Light to Kill Bacteria in Healthcare Environments
Kenosha, Wisconsin, (September 27, 2017) – In response to customer demand, Indigo-Clean® continuous environmental disinfection technology has expanded its range of solutions into critical healthcare applications beyond the Operating Room. The new MDLIC6 Series downlight features technology proven to kill 70% of C.diff in 24 hours*, making the downlight ideal for patient bathrooms; a particular hotspot for the bacteria. The MEIC series of ceiling-mounted luminaires kills harmful bacteria, including MRSA, in emergency departments, procedure/exam rooms, pharmacies, and waiting areas.
Unlike UV technology, these luminaires combine white ambient light with safe, 405nm Indigo light to continuously, safely and automatically kill harmful bacteria, including MRSA, C diff, and ESKAPE pathogens. They are part of a comprehensive portfolio of lighting products developed exclusively by Kenall that utilize this revolutionary new technology.
“This technology has been tested in a laboratory setting and is shown to kill harmful bacteria. More importantly, our clinical partners are seeing remarkable results. They have reported bacteria kill rates as high as 88 percent. If a hospital is on the path to achieving zero healthcare acquired infections, this can be a great enhancement to an existing program,” said Cliff Yahnke, PhD, Director of Clinical Affairs for Indigo-Clean. “Unlike UV disinfection, this new technology doesn’t require people to operate and can be controlled automatically, reducing potential compliance issues” he continued.
Yahnke noted that, “Our customers keep telling us that they like the fact that Indigo-Clean requires no additional labor, maintenance or compliance beyond their current resources. These new products provide continuous disinfection benefits in areas such as patient bathrooms and emergency departments, which are constantly in use, yet need to be cleaner.”
For additional information on Indigo‑Clean®, visit our website at www.indigo-clean.com or contact us directly at 262-891-9200.
*SGS Lab Report # - 09S17053798
About Kenall, manufacturer of Indigo-Clean®
Indigo-Clean® is an affiliate of Kenall Manufacturing, which has earned a reputation for lighting challenging applications. Since its inception in 1963, Kenall has been known for superior quality, exceptional value, and durable solutions, and it is proud to provide sealed lighting for containment or clean spaces, security lighting for detention facilities, and specialized healthcare and transportation applications. Kenall products are designed and manufactured in the USA and meet the guidelines established under the Buy American Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement.