FAQ

General

 

What is Vital Vio?

Vital Vio, Inc. designs, engineers, and manufactures lighting systems that offer improved health and financial benefits to our customers. We accomplish this by reducing bacteria and other organisms from at-risk environmental surfaces through our safe, continuous white light disinfection technology. The Vital Vio systems improve quality, safety and continuously disinfect commercial environments, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery, compounding pharmacies, cleanrooms, public bathrooms, food storage facilities, gyms and any facility looking to increase their quality standards and reduce their risk.

Technology

 

How does Vital Vio’s technology work?

Vital Vio uses a specific area of the light spectrum, engineered into our patent protected broadband white light spectrum, to target specific molecules in germs. This uniquely designed and patented spectrum specifically targets molecules that are only in germs and not in humans, making our systems safe for continuous use around people and during normal course of facility operation.

What does the lighting look like?

Vital Vio light fixtures look just like your current overhead lighting because they produce an evenly distributed white light. We offer color temperature selections ranging from a warm incandescent light to a stark industrial light, depending on how a customer would like to design their space. Due to the unique use of certain specific areas of the spectrum you can expect to perceive a slight difference after initial retrofit as you would expect from any new lighting in a space. Acclimation to the new lighting is rather immediate.

What germs is the Vital Vio lighting effective against?

Vital Vio’s lighting technology has been proven effective in killing gram negative and gram positive bacteria, bacterial endospores, yeast, mold and fungi. Please inquire with a Vital Vio specialist for a full list and specific research and case studies testing the germs of most concern to you.

How is the lighting able to kill germs, yet remain safe for human exposure?

Our systems contain solely wavelengths in the visible light spectrum, as opposed to harmful UVC light. In addition, our uniquely designed and patented white light disinfection spectrum only targets specific molecules that are unique to microorganisms and that are not contained in human cells. Therefore our white lighting can be used continuously around people and during normal course of operation while still effecting germs on the exposed surfaces.Our fixtures are internationally certified for photo-biological safety for continuous and unrestricted use by Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) and IEC. Certifications are available upon request.

What third party testing has been done to confirm the efficacy of Vital Vio lighting?

Vital Vio technology has been tested for efficacy by the NY State Department of Health Wadsworth Biodefense Lab, University of North Carolina, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Cornell Food Sciences, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Case Western University, Cleveland VAMC, and Bayfront Health System with several more clinical trials currently in progress. Case studies and results are available upon request from one of Vital Vio’s specialists.

How fast can you expect to see a reduction in bacteria and other harmful microorganisms?

Laboratory and controlled room experiments show up to a 90% bacteria reduction in a treated environment after one day. In an actively used facility, statistically significant reductions can occur in a matter of weeks.

Applications

 

What types of facilities can benefit from Vital Vio lighting?

Our lighting can already be found in hospital rooms, veterinary clinics, clean rooms, compounding pharmacies, laboratories, schools, public bathrooms, and athletic facilities. However, anywhere that has a need for bacteria control can benefit from our lighting including, ambulatory surgery sites, food storage and preparation facilities, gyms, airlines, hotels and any other facility that desires increased safety and quality diligence.

How big of a problem is bacteria control?

Infections in hospitals are one of the Top 10 causes of death in the United States, causing more deaths than HIV, breast cancer, and car accidents combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The worst antibiotic resistant bacteria from hospitals (MRSA, C. Diff, etc.) are now moving into our communities in areas like schools, private gyms, senior care centers, and even some of our food supply chains, causing increased rates of illness.

How can I get Vital Vio lighting for my house?

Our current products are designed and engineered for clinical and commercial environments. However, we expect to launch product lines compatible with a residential environment in the very near future. Please keep an eye on us.

What is the VioSafe Antibacterial White Light Troffer Fixture?

Vital Vio’s VioSafe Antibacterial White Light Troffer Fixture is a 2’ x 2’ overhead LED ceiling fixture for use in a drop ceiling. It is offered in a standard 3000lm with options for color temperature, dimming and other control modes. These fixtures produce an evenly distributed high Color Rendering Index (CRI) white light to meet your demands while providing continual surface disinfection. Please see our products page for more information.

How much does this fixture cost?

We don’t sell our fixtures on a quantity or cost-per basis. We work with each site to make sure an installation is truly going to provide a solution against contamination for each customer. With our hospital customers, a patient room will typically cost a few thousand dollars and offer years of protection.

Are these lights as easy to install as other lights?

Yes. Our fixtures are installed like any other lighting. With the clients we’ve worked with, our light fixtures have been installed within thirty minutes by an electrician.

What is the wattage? Is it costly to run?

Our current fixtures are 60 watts each, but that will be continuously decreasing in the future with improvements in overall efficiency. The cost of operation is nominal, especially compared to the alternative cost of reaching our level of disinfection through housekeeping, UV disinfection or other cleaning methods.

Are Vital Vio lights safe electrically?

Our lighting has been certified by UL, a global independent electrical safety organization which certifies electrical devices in the United States and abroad.

How long does it take to get the fixtures?

You can expect a maximum of 90 days between an implementation decision and the installation date. Our products available on Amazon will of course ship immediately to you. Please see our products page for more information.