How Beacon Works

The Beacon Model

Beacon harnesses the power of UV light to safely eliminate germs and viruses without the use of harsh cleaning products and chemicals. When installed in an indoor space like your kitchen, just one Beacon can disinfect up to [XX square feet, creating safer, cleaner, and healthier indoor environments.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-use app allows you to schedule Beacon around your schedule
  • Simple to install: Plugs into a standard 120-volt outlet, easy to mount and position for your space
  • Indicator light tells you the device has power
  • A purple light will be visible to you, so you know when the device is on

The Science

Beacon has been designated as a disinfectant lamp according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  It leverages
a newly discovered wavelength of UV light called far-UVC 222nm. Unlike previous UV disinfection lamps, this wavelength makes Beacon safe for use around humans.

A recent study titled, “Far-UVC Light Safely Kills Airborne Coronaviruses,” explains how the far-UVC 222nm light works and why it is different from other UV disinfection lamps: “Based on our results, continuous airborne disinfection with far-UVC light at the current regulatory limit could greatly reduce the level of airborne virus in indoor environments occupied by people. It’s the ‘occupied by people’ proviso that’s a game-changer; most ultraviolet light is harmful to humans and used in unoccupied spaces…far-UVC lamps would be useful to reduce not only the transmission of COVID-19 but, ongoing, also other airborne diseases such as seasonal influenza, measles and TB – not to mention the next pandemic virus when it comes.

222-nm FAR-UVC Beacon Disinfectant Lamp

“Based on our results, continuous airborne disinfection with far-UVC light at the current regulatory limit could greatly reduce the level of airborne virus in indoor environments occupied by people. It’s the ‘occupied by people’ proviso that’s a game-changer; most ultraviolet light is harmful to humans and used in unoccupied spaces…far-UVC lamps would be useful to reduce not only the transmission of COVID-19 but, ongoing, also other airborne diseases such as seasonal influenza, measles and TB – not to mention the next pandemic virus when it comes.”

-Dr. David Brenner 

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