GARDENA, CA (9 October 2020) - Today, EnviroProcess Consultants, Inc. (EP Consultants) and LUV SYSTEMS, INC. announces completion of a functional prototype of the halō Model 5R air disinfection system for occupied indoor spaces. the halō is the first of multiple low-wavelength ultraviolet (UVC or LUV™) disinfection products by LUV Systems. As pictured, the patent-pending Model 5R has a fan and LUV™ light ring, which together capture breathing zone air, expose it to UVC lights, and return clean air back to the breathing zone in a room. LUV Systems products are:
- PROVEN against Covid-19 and most pathogens;
- SAFE for people and pets in occupied spaces; and,
- AFFORDABLE for personal and commercial markets
According to Danish Khatri, Principal Engineer at LUV Systems, the halō design is based on “Covid-19 inactivation research at Boston University with the Model 5R light fixture, to disinfect the air in a 30’x30’ room in seconds".
“It literally takes your breath away without the need to expose people to ultraviolet light,” Khatri continues, and that, the halō models and finishes are offered for “various room configurations and interior design preferences.” Neeraj Chaudhary, Business Analyst, notes that LUV Systems products offer “affordable consumer and commercial products to accelerate the safe reopening of economies, while providing necessary peace of mind as people return to a state of normal in homes, offices, schools, retail and entertainment establishments, and transportation systems.”
Next steps are described by Anu Sood, Principal: “On the plate we have optimization testing, finalizing the halō design, and official product launch, so stay tuned!” He is encouraged by progress to date, including “patent applications and actions, lab research on real-world surfaces with the halō fixture and UVC inactivation of SARS-CoV-2, dose calculation, prototype design, and sourcing and production contracts.” For indoor air disinfection, LUV Systems has a proprietary dose algorithm to correlate viral inactivation surface results with indoor air disinfection dose rates.
Ultraviolet disinfection technology has been used for over 100 years in many applications including hospitals, laboratories, and water treatment facilities. LUV Systems products are designed with a 100x safety margin for acceptable exposures as established by FCC for devices such as cell phones.
LUV Systems LUV™ product line includes personal and installed devices to disinfect surfaces and air while people are present and conducting their normal activities, without direct human exposure. LUV™ air disinfection products are designed to clear indoor spaces in less than five minutes, which is 3X faster than the CDC’s published 15-minute guideline for indoor air.
LUV Systems products currently incorporate engineering controls such as motion sensors to automatically control and monitor device operation. Future product releases are planned with body temperature, tilt, and distance sensors, plus algorithms including a mobile app.
LUV Systems inventions are designed in America and Sood states “the products can easily be 100% manufactured in the United States. We continue to seek business and governmental partners to continue research and development, secure international patents, and establish a manufacturing and distribution pipeline.”
EP Consultants is a California-based environmental and air quality engineering firm with over 30 years experience serving commercial and industrial customers with air quality control and compliance services.