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Innovative Residential Germ-Killing LED Lighting Now Available at Home Depot



With the Flip of a Switch the ellumi™ Bacteria Killing Under Cabinet Light for the Home, Powered by Vital Vio’s Continuously Disinfecting VioSafe® Technology, Combats Germs While Illuminating the Space

Innovative germ fighting LED lighting, with technology first tested in hospitals and healthcare settings, can now be purchased in local retail stores for use in the home. The ground-breaking ellumi™  Bacteria Killing Under Cabinet Light, powered by Vital Vio’s continuously disinfecting VioSafe® technology, is available in select Home Depot stores beginning September 1, 2018.

The ellumi™ antibacterial light is proven effective in protecting against 20+ harmful germs including Staph/MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, mold and mildew too often found on surfaces in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, the nursery, and more.

Now easy to purchase and easy to install, this 18” under cabinet light, with dual-mount option, can plug in directly or direct-wire to a circuit. When it is on, it is working to both illuminate the space and kill germs. The LED technology makes it energy efficient, it has a life of 50,000 hours and is UL certified.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND ellumi™
Independent research, and Vital Vio’s own extensive testing, has shown that, used in combination with traditional intermittent cleaning, VioSafe® technology continuously kills germs including bacteria, mold, and mildew on high-touch surfaces in interior environments. The proprietary VioSafe® technology, used in ellumi™ LED products, excites certain molecules in microorganisms through photo-activation, which produces a reaction that causes cell damage and death over time.

Unlike UV lights or chemicals, VioSafe® technology is safe for people and pets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Behind ellumi™ are two industry trailblazers – Evolution Lighting LLC, a leader in providing innovative and premium lighting experiences to the residential sector, and Vital Vio, a healthcare solutions company that has pioneered the use of VioSafe® technology, which introduced safe, continuous disinfection to curtail the spread of infections. Together, they have joined forces to bring ellumi™ to homeowners.

“The ellumi™ Bacteria Killing Under Cabinet Light is revolutionizing the way people protect themselves against germs,” said Michael Islas, Senior Product Manager, Evolution Lighting.  “We are making it as easy as possible for our customers to put these germ-killing ellumi™ lights to work in their homes. Making them available at Home Depot will help do just that.”

The ellumi™ Bacteria Killing Under Cabinet light, was initially launched on-line in March 2018. It is available on-line in four (4) convenient sizes (9”, 12”, 18”, 24”), and can link up to six (6) units at a time. Evolution Lighting also recently launched the wet rated ellumi™ Recessed Shower Light  which, with the flip of a switch, goes from Standard Mode to its powerful Disinfection Mode – immediately working to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria on bathroom and other surfaces.

Vital Vio Co-Founder and CEO Colleen Costello, who started the company after her grandmother contracted MRSA during a hospital stay, said: “In meeting after meeting with hospital administrators, infection control experts, facilities managers, athletics directors and a host of other commercial clients, the question always comes up: “Can I buy this for my home?” With the launch of the ellumi™ antibacterial light, the answer is ‘Yes.’ Our goal is that people will come to expect and even demand that the lights installed in their home, office, hospital room, restaurant, airplane, public restroom, etc., are multitasking to protect them.”

In addition to the ellumi 18” under cabinet light now being available at select Home Depot stores, all four sizes of the ellumi™ Under Cabinet Lights are available at HomeDepot.com, Amazon.com, Houzz.com, Wayfair.com, and Bellacor.com. The germ killing Recessed Shower Light is available at Amazon.com.

About Evolution Lighting LLC:
Evolution Lighting LLC brings cutting edge lighting technology, trends and innovations to the global market. With a goal of evolving the way consumers illuminate their daily lives, Evolution Lighting LLC is always a step ahead of current trends. Evolution’s lighting offers lighting solutions sold under many popular trade names including Catalina™, Tensor™, and JAlexander™ as well as sold under exclusive private label partnerships with North America’s largest retailers. With a “can do” corporate culture, Evolution Lighting LLC stays focused on the future with designers and engineers busy in the development lab working on custom design and patented lighting technology along with turnkey marketing solutions. With over 30 years of knowledge, resources and relationships Evolution Lighting LLC will continue to provide brilliant and premium lighting solutions to the market.

About Vital Vio
Vital Vio, Inc. is a healthcare solutions company that has reinvented disinfection, providing facilities managers and home-owners new tools to continuously kill germs indoors with the flip of a light switch. The company’s patented VioSafe® White Light Disinfection® technology is suitable for continuous human (and pet) exposure. Used in combination with traditional intermittent cleaning in hospitals, homes, public spaces, and workplaces, Vital Vio’s technology multi-tasks to safely, effectively, and continuously kill bacteria and other harmful organisms on indoor surfaces, while also illuminating the space. Vital Vio has been awarded several U.S. Patents for its innovative technologies and products, with numerous more patents pending. Research has shown that the company’s LED’s and other product offerings dramatically reduce contamination and infection risk for its customers.