Our newly developed LED tube light is a dual function light fixture that provides both white light and high doses of energy geared for inactivation of various prevalent bacteria. This is made possible by Nichia’s 405nm LED whose wavelength is between UV and visible light. The effects of sterilization and suppression of bacterial growth can be obtained without any negative impact on human body. Its bacterial effect is not immediate, unlike UV lighting, however it can be safely used in normal light settings as it gradually inhibits the growth of bacteria over time.
The Fixture Test Results
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Our antibacterial tube light has been tested at the Japan Food Research Laboratories (JFRL) on human coronavirus that causes the common cold as well as on various bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus – common causes of food poisoning. In test results, 57% of bacteria disappeared after just one hour and 99.9% of human coronavirus disappeared within 5 hours. In 24 hours, most bacteria were gone according to LED test results obtained by Nichia.
Best Functional Installation for
The antibacterial tube light is ideal for use in environments where people come into contact with food on a daily basis such as food markets, restaurants and kitchens at home, and other places where a high level of hygiene is required, including schools and hospitals. Typical applications include under-shelf lights, case lights, interior lights, entrance lights, desk lights and many more.