The novel strain of Coronavirus has possibly leveraged one of the biggest health pandemics in the history of mankind. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the deadly virus has infected more than 1.8 crore people and claimed nearly 7 lakh lives all around the world. With over 2.2 million confirmed cases, India is currently the third worst COVID-19 affected country after USA and Brazil, with the curve still on a rise.
In early June, the Government of India allowed people to resume business activity partially. However, since workplaces are potential pathogenic zones, both the employees as well as employers need to follow strict safety guidelines. We at Wipro Lighting believe that employee health and safety is of paramount importance in a workplace. Thus, we encourage the idea of deploying a combination of effective protection strategies across all organizations.
Introducing ULTRARAY™ from Wipro Lighting
ULTRARAY™ is a commercial lighting solution by Wipro Lighting that effectively complements the current protection measures deployed to disinfect the workplaces and ensure employee health and safety. It unleashes the power of ultraviolet (UV) light to damage the DNA and RNA of microorganisms and pathogens. This eventually prevents the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses in workplaces. For instance, the ULTRARAY™ range of lights is powered with anti-microbial properties that can kill up to 99.9% bacteria and viruses from air as well as from surfaces.
ULTRARAY™ is a very thoughtfully designed solution offered in our indoor lighting range The UV-C category of lighting products includes direct burst light, indirect burst light, and the CUBIX portable disinfectant. On the other hand, the UV-A is a High Intensity Narrow Spectrum (HiNS) light.
The direct burst light’s (UV-C) short wavelength radiation has strong bactericidal and germicidal properties. It inactivates microorganisms and disrupts their DNA replication processes. Similarly, indirect lights can be deployed for intermittent or continuous usage in order to clean the upper air in indoor environment. The CUBIX portable disinfectant is an offering by Wipro Lighting that can be used to disinfect smaller tools and objects with a short exposure to UV-C light. It is highly suitable for spaces like reception areas and cafeterias in workplaces.
The UV-A is a part of the visible light spectrum and is completely safe for human beings. The light produces intra-cellular reactive oxygen species that can kill bacteria and viruses. Moreover, the UV-A light emitted from luminaires reflects off the walls and surfaces. This assists in covering larger areas effectively.
Interestingly, the ULTRARAY™ range can be easily integrated with specialized smart lighting controls. This helps in enabling automatic control in order to ensure complete employee safety, comfort, and well-being.