GARDENA, CA (13 November 2020) - LUV SYSTEMS, INC. reports successful testing 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 (low-UVC) disinfection products by LUV Systems. The validation testing was conducted using smoke uptake patterns and airflow measurements. As pictured, the patent-pending Model 5R has a fan and LUV light ring, which together “take your breath away” in a room’s breathing zone, 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/commercial markets
Next steps, according to Anu Sood, Principal, include, “spectrometry measurements in the room and results from the Boston University research on Covid-19 with our Model 5R lamp fixtures.” Danish Khatri, Principal Engineer, adds, “It literally takes your breath away without the need to expose people to ultraviolet light,” and that, the halō models 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.”
Sood 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 validation testing, 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’ LUVTM 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. LUVTM 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.”