"Upper Room GUV is the most effective method of continuously disinfecting occupied spaces."
- Illuminating Engineering Society
Germicidal Ultraviolet-C Technology
Upper-room UVC (sometimes called upper-room GUV) technology has been used by hospitals and the medical field for decades. This tested and trusted sanitizing technology uses germicidal UVC light which neutralizes and eliminates pathogens that pass through the UV treatment field. (Including COVID-19 pathogens.) This technology is now available to the public and is ideal for schools, long-term care homes, retirement residences, offices – and anywhere people share space.
Using proprietary technology and a clean, modern, compact design, SaniLume directs germicidal UVC light to a narrow zone safely above people’s heads. Rising air currents within the room are amplified by our fixture and cycle the air through the germ-killing zone many times per hour.
Learn how SaniLume works to disinfect the air
How it works
People Safe Pathogen Inactivation Zone
Using proprietary technology and clean modern compact design, UVC light is directed to a narrow zone safely above people’s heads. Rising convection currents within the room are greatly amplified by our fixture and cycle the air through the pathogen elimination zone many times per hour
Continuous Air Flow and Disinfection
Using proprietary technology, SaniLume directs UVC light safely above people’s heads. Rising convection currents, amplified by our fixture, cycle the air through the pathogen elimination zone many times per hour.
Our design enables more than 25,000 cubic feet of air per hour to travel through the fixture and the pathogen elimination zone, disinfecting a 400 sq. ft. room approximately every two minutes. Multiple fixtures can be used for larger shared spaces.
Upper room air disinfection
SaniLume is Ideal For
Breathe Easier In Shared Spaces
Centre for Disease Control (CDC)
Coronavirus can commonly spread through respiratory droplets of small particles, such as those in aerosols, which are produced even when a person breathes
Because UVC disinfection kills most recognized pathogenic microorganisms, it can generally be inferred that sterilization and disinfection should minimize the viability of SARS-CoV-19 on surfaces and in the air in confined spaces
Illuminating Engineering Society
Upper room GUV is considered the most effective application for room air disinfection
Proudly based in Canada, Illumisoft Lighting has pioneered high efficiency, low glare, soft diffused lighting through the use of advanced optical film technology. With 18 patents and counting, our technology enables the commercial light fixtures to achieve the highest energy efficiency in the world (DLC Qualified Products Listings).
We are now applying our technical expertise to GUV to help the world become a safer place to live, work and play.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does UV light disinfection work?
Commercial upper-room germicidal UV units continuously emit UVC light above people's heads, inactivating viruses, germs and bacteria. However, their effectiveness depends greatly on how well the room air is mixed with the UVC light.
Does UV-C kill the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19?
UV disinfection does not technically “kill” viruses, since they are not living organisms. UVC light inactivates virus and bacteria by changing their DNA and RNA, destroying their ability to reproduce. According to Illuminating Engineering Society Report CR-2-20, UVC can effectively inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus, if the virus is directly illuminated by UVC at the effective dose level.
What businesses should consider SaniLume?
We suggest it as an added measure of safety for schools, retirement homes, long term care facilities, hospitals, gyms, work site trailers, and offices.
How does upper-room GUV work?
UVC light in the 254 nm spectrum has been used for decades as a scientifically proven method of pathogen disinfection in the upper areas of indoor spaces, above people’s heads. Up to 99% of common pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, mold spores and funguses are systematically eliminated
Can SaniLume be used in workplaces?
SaniLume has been tested and certified to be below the UV exposure guidelines for an 8-hour day used by nearly all health governing bodies around the world. SaniLume has also been safety certified to UL standards. Care must be taken that the UVC energy fields not be in any line-of-sight conditions of any room occupants.
How do I install SaniLume units?
SaniLume fixtures have a configuration like that of standard pendant light fixtures. The mounting and electrical hookup is essentially the same.