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.

UV Disinfection

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.”