First integrated UV air disinfection technology and LED lighting solution to comply with State of California’s testing, electrical safety, and ozone requirements for Indoor Air Cleaning Devices.
ATLANTA – August 2, 2021 -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) announced today that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has certified that 12 models of the EvolAIR UV™ fixture from Healthcare Lighting® have been tested to comply with the State of California’s electrical safety and ozone requirements for Indoor Air Cleaning Devices. Certified devices produce an ozone emission concentration less than 0.050 parts per million. The EvolAIR UV series, an integrated UV disinfection* technology and LED lighting solution, is now listed as CARB-certified air cleaning devices. Healthcare Lighting is an Acuity Brands company.
“We’re very pleased that EvolAIR UV fixtures are now CARB-certified, representing what is the first of many UV products Acuity will be submitting for evaluation,” said Cleveland Blankenship, Business Unit Leader, Healthcare Lighting. “EvolAIR UV and our other UV light disinfection solutions give facility managers, building owners and other professionals an opportunity to harness the power of UV to reduce pathogens.”
The EvoAIR UV fixture powered by UV Angel Clean Air™ Technology is a controlled air solution that reduces pathogenic bioburden** in occupied spaces. This automated continuous UVC air treatment system continuously circulates pathogen-contaminated air through a sealed chamber and treats it with high-intensity 254nm UV-C light to inactivate bacteria, fungus, and viruses before returning air to the space.
EvolAIR UV fixtures integrate a sealed UV-C air treatment chamber with LED lighting into a 2’ x 4’ troffer and can be placed in existing or new construction ceilings. The EvolAIR UV fixtures are available for drop-in grid ceiling, recessed hard ceiling, surface mount or suspended installations. A discreet down-facing status indicator light provides easy sight verification of operation or maintenance. Illumination options include 3000K, 3500K, 4000K and 5000k.
To verify the EvolAIR UV is on the California’s certified Indoor Cleaning Devices list, please visit: List of CARB-Certified Air Cleaning Devices | California Air Resources Board.
*All references to “disinfection” are referring generally to the reduction of bioburden and are not intended to refer to any specific definition of the term as may be used for other purposes by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Bioburden reduction is a function of fixture run time and the distance to the UV light source, airflow, room size, shadow areas and/or other factors, and the level of reduction will vary within a specific space. These fixtures are not intended for use in the cure, mitigation or prevention of disease and are not certified or approved for use as medical devices by the FDA.
** Refer to product specification sheets at acuitybrands.com/UV-Products for efficacy claims and claim substantiation regarding specific products and pathogens.
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About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We design, manufacture, and bring to market innovative products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected, including building management systems, lighting, lighting controls, and location-aware applications. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia, we are powered by approximately 12,000 dedicated and talented associates. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com.