Indigo-Clean Technology Expands to New Lighting Applications
Sealed Luminaires Provide On-Demand White Light Disinfection to Safely Kill Bacteria
Kenosha, Wisconsin, (October 2, 2017) – Kenall continues to expand its offering of white LED luminaires using Indigo-Clean Technology (ICT) with the recent introduction of new luminaires for behavioral health and correctional applications, along with three new downlights.
All the new luminaires combine white ambient light with 405nm Indigo light in order to kill harmful bacteria, including Staph*, such as MRSA**, and are part of a growing portfolio of lighting products that Kenall has developed utilizing this exclusive and revolutionary new technology. The 405nm light penetrates harmful bacteria, targeting naturally-occurring molecules within the bacteria to produce intra-cellular Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). Similar to bleach, these ROS create an oxidative environment that kills the bacteria.
Indigo-Clean Technology is now available in MedMaster™ MMAC and SimpleSeal™ HASEDI for behavioral health environments. ICT combined with the traditional features of Kenall’s behavioral health luminaires, such as NSF certification, and anti-tamper/anti-ligature housings, allows treatment centers to help prevent the spread of infections among patients who may also have other health complications.
Likewise, MightyMac ceiling-mount SDSA, SSA and RMC series luminaires, the CC corner mount clamshell and CD corner mount doorframe series for correctional facilities, help prevent the spread of pathogens, including Staph*, such as MRSA** among correctional staff and crowded inmate populations. The luminaires are constructed according to correctional lighting Best Practices and are vandal- and contraband-resistant.
Kenall’s new downlights using ICT are: MedMaster M4DL for operating rooms, MedMaster MDL for other medical applications and Millenium HADL for high abuse environments, such as locker rooms and workout areas. Kenall’s MedMaster is a leading family of sealed luminaires for the healthcare industry with a design focused on easy cleaning and preventing the spread of infection. MIllenium high abuse luminaires are constructed with rugged housings and shatter-resistant lenses for schools, universities, military installations and other high-traffic areas.
“Indigo-Clean technology has been laboratory tested and shown to kill harmful bacteria. These luminaires allow facilities to install ambient lighting using on-demand disinfection in a budget-sensitive configuration to protect against the spread of harmful bacteria in extremely busy, highly-trafficked areas,” commented Cliff Yahnke, PhD, Director of Clinical Affairs for Indigo-Clean. “Indigo-Clean Technology is safe for occupants, and it reaches places normal cleaning doesn’t touch. And if it prevents a costly infection, it will more than pay for itself,” he continued.
Frank Gonzales, Director of Product Management for Kenall, also remarked on the economic advantages of the new luminaires, “These provide appropriate light levels and on-demand disinfection at roughly the same cost as a standard LED luminaire, which is critical for facilities with tight budgets.”
Kenall Manufacturing was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1963 and has built a reputation for durable lighting solutions of superior quality and exceptional value. Today, the company focuses on the healthcare lighting market as well as creating unique solutions for the high abuse, transportation, food processing and correctional lighting markets. Kenall luminaires are designed and manufactured in the USA and meet the guidelines established under the Buy American Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement. For additional information, visit www.kenall.com.
*Antimicrobial Activity of a Continuous Visible Light Disinfection System by Rutala, et. al, ID Week 2016.
**per independent lab report #SGS-09516076094. Contact manufacturer for a copy of this report.