The ellumi™ Germ-Killing Recessed Shower Light – Powered by Vital Vio Technology – Safely and Continuously Kills Mold, Mildew, and Bacteria on Surfaces
Troy, NY (August 13, 2018) –
The first-of-its-kind ellumi™ germ-killing Recessed Shower Light – powered by Vital Vio’s proprietary VioSafe® technology which safely, effectively, and continuously kills fungi and bacteria – has been launched by Evolution Lighting, and is now available for home use.
This is a breakthrough for anyone concerned about mold and mildew in the shower. Now, with the flip of a switch, home and apartment lights can be killing germs and visibly reducing the dreadful build-up of mold in showers and bathtubs as well as kitchens, laundry rooms, playroom, bedrooms and other family living spaces. This versatile product responds to the needs of the busy individual by providing peace of mind in knowing their home is protected between opportunities to clean.
Unlike single-purpose lights that only illuminate a room, this innovative LED multi-tasks. With the flip of a switch it goes from Standard Mode to its powerful Disinfection Mode – immediately working to inhibit the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria such Serratia marcescens – that ugly pink growth too often found lurking on bathtubs, shower curtains and walls. Unlike ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems where prolonged exposure is harmful, the ellumi™ Disinfection Mode is safe for continuous human (and pet) exposure.
Easy to install, the ellumi™ germ-killing Recessed Shower Light is a retrofit unit that fits into a 5” or 6” recessed can, and is rated for wet locations. It is recommended to target surfaces within 9 feet. Though ideal for the shower, this germ-killing LED solution is also effective in the entire bathroom, the kitchen, the laundry room, playrooms and bedrooms — wherever there is a need to disinfect and protect.
When the Disinfection Mode is on, it is working to kill germs. To maximize the benefits, it should be left on in Disinfecting Mode continuously, except when the Standard Mode is preferred to illuminate the space. If used 24-hours a day, this ellumi™ recessed shower light provides almost 6 years of service. Because ellumi™ uses integrated LED technology, an efficient lighting source, the energy cost of having it on and working 24/7, is under $10 per year (based on energy cost of 11 cents per kilowatt-hour).
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The proprietary VioSafe technology used in ellumi™ excites certain molecules in microorganisms through photo-activation to produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), causing cell damage and death over time. Vital Vio and independent research has shown that, used in combination with traditional intermittent cleaning, VioSafe® technology continuously kills bacteria, mold, and mildew on high-touch surfaces in interior environments.
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 health tech company that has pioneered the use of VioSafe technology to curtail the spread of infections. Together, they have joined forces to bring ellumi™ to homeowners.
“We are putting light to work for our customers in new and exciting ways,” said Jessica Falcofsky, VP of Marketing of Evolution. “This easy to install, ellumi™ germ-killing Recessed Shower Light is a game changer in the fight against mold, mildew, and bacteria.”
The Recessed Shower Light is the second addition to the ellumi™ germ-killing LED product line. The ellumi™ germ-killing Under Cabinet light, launched in March 2018, is now available in four (4) convenient sizes and can link up to six (6) units at a time (9”, 12”, 18”, and 24”). With the dual mount option to plug in directly to an outlet or direct-wire to a circuit, ellumi™ provides homeowners, renters and employers a way to continuously disinfect and protect interior 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 ellumi™, 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.”
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 continues 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 proprietary 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.