Canada-based lighting manufacturer Lind Equipment has filled a gap in the market by introducing a new product in response to the Covid-19 pandemic: the Apollo UV-C LED light.
It uses a type of ultraviolet light called UV-C to kill bacteria and viruses.
Brian Astl, President of Lind Equipment, said, “Demand has essentially gone from zero before the pandemic to very high.
“End-users are seeing this as a way to make shared infrastructure (tools, equipment, vehicles, areas) safe for use, and as a way to reassure employees, visitors, customers that they are creating a safe environment.”
According to the company, a leading North American rental firm has added Apollo UV-C LED lights to its fleet.
The rental company is renting the units out to clients as standalone lights for decontamination, as well as retrofitting existing decontamination containers with the lights.
The Apollo UV-C LED light can be mounted on a Lind Equipment Rolling Stand that can hold up to eight lights to give 360˚ coverage. Alternatively, it can be used as a floodlight with fewer lights on it.
The unit can also be mounted permanently to a wall, which was said to be the preferred application for equipment rental decontamination.
Companies are mounting the lights inside large empty containers, into which equipment can be placed and exposed to UV-C light.
Lind Equipment is posting informational videos about the Apollo UV-C LED light on its YouTube channel.