Safe for Occupants
Because no UV light enters the space, there is no UV hazard for the occupants in the space
Safe for Materials and Finishes
The 254nm light source is concealed and no UV light enters the space to degrade materials
Onboard Air disinfection technology utilizes an automated and continuous UVC air treatment system that uses a replaceable filter and 254nm UV light in a carefully engineered disinfection chamber. It reduces levels of viruses1, bacteria1 and fungi by automatically and continuously treating the air to create healthier environments. Unlike other 254nm UV light devices, these products may be used in occupied rooms without risk of UV exposure, allowing for 24 hours per day of concealed ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI).
Onboard air disinfection technology can be used just about anywhere. The ideal application for this technology is where the goal is to reduce pathogens1 in the air as soon as they enter a space.
What is the difference between “Continuous" and “Continual” Disinfection?
The onboard air disinfection technology system runs continuously which means that it runs non-stop 24/7/365, so it is always on. When a technology like Care222® runs continually, that means it runs regularly on an on-going basis, so that it is on for a certain period of time each cycle.
How does the Onboard Air UV Light Disinfection work?
The Onboard Air UV Light Disinfection system is designed to work in standard grid ceiling construction for either new or existing projects. This simple system operates without interruption 24/7/365 and does not interfere with how people use the space.
The embedded, patented 254nm treatment technology quietly draws air into a sealed UVC air chamber with a series of fans and filters. Air is circulated through the UVC air chamber where it is treated with an enclosed high intensity 254nm light to inactivate bacteria1, fungus and viruses1 in the air. Treated air is then returned to the room creating a cleaner environment. Available for pathogen1 control only or with integrated ambient illumination, this system is unobtrusive, works continuously within the ceiling design, and maintains the valuable floor space in occupied areas.
How is the Onboard Air UV Light Disinfection product maintained?
The integrated MERV 6 filter and 254nm UV lamp should be changed annually. More detailed instructions for maintenance may be found in published installation manuals.
*All references to “disinfection” are referring generally to the reduction of pathogenic bioburden and are not intended to refer to any specific definition of the term as may be used for other purposes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Reduction of the pathogenic bioburden is a function of fixture run time and the distance to the UV light source, airflow, room size, shadow areas and/or other factors, and the level of reduction will vary within a specific space. This fixture is not intended for use in the cure, mitigation or prevention of disease and is not certified or approved for use as a medical device by the FDA. It is the obligation of the end-user to consult with a qualified Professional Engineer and a Certified Industrial Hygienist, if applicable, to determine whether this fixture meets the applicable requirements for system performance, code compliance, safety (including safety and hazard alerting signs), suitability and effectiveness for use in a particular application design. In no event will Acuity Brands Lighting be responsible for any loss resulting from any use of this fixture in an application design.
**Does not meet California air cleaner regulation requirements; cannot be shipped to California.
1 Refer to product specification sheets at acuitybrands.com/UV-Products for efficacy claims and claim substantiation regarding specific products and pathogens.
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