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"Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) – Frequently Asked Questions"


    Ultraviolet-C (UVC) germicidal devices: what consumers need to know

    Consumer UVC germicidal devices are entering the market rapidly because of an increased demand for sanitizing and germicidal capabilities in the face of COVID-19. But are they all safe? UVC radiation (the most energetic in the UV spectrum; 180nm to 280 nm) is proven to have sanitizing and germicidal effects, and first proof of effectiveness…


    Why the Stars are Disappearing

    During LA power outages, concerned callers were reporting strange new things in the sky. (Spoiler: It was the Milky Way.)


    Tribute In Light’s Beams Turned Off Three Times Because Of Migrating Birds

    LDS proudly presents this piece as an example of the lighting community’s ongoing work to provide solutions that serve both mankind and the environment. BY JEN CHUNG SEPT. 12, 2017 11:09 A.M. The annual return of the Tribute in Light to mark the September 11th attacks’ anniversary also means that birds flying above and around New York City…


    Frustrated with VE?

    As a designer, it is your responsibility to ensure the lighting is the best it can be.  You put a lot of effort into researching the optimal products to achieve your goals only to have your design undermined by someone in the VE process who has no idea what your goals were in the first…


    Working From Home? Improve Your Productivity and Sleep with Better Lighting!

    Aug 26, 2020-On the down side, working from home might mean that you miss the water cooler conversations about the big game or the free cake in the lunch room to celebrate birthdays. But working from home has many advantages, including more control over your environment than you had at the office. See the guide…


    Where is GUV Headed? Lighting Professionals Provide Their Insight

    News from the Lighting Research CenterRensselaer Polytechnic Institute ,Troy, N.Y. –  7/27/2020 The present pandemic crisis has raised the profile of ultraviolet (UV) technologies designed to provide disinfection in a variety of buildings, including hospitals, long term care facilities, food service establishments, and offices. While some UV technologies are mature, several new technologies are not. In…


    1-2-3: The Reasons Municipalities Must Replace outdated Lighting with LED Technology

    July 28, 2020: Courtesy of Holophane Lighting There are many benefits of upgrading existing lighting to LED. New advanced control systems can provide platforms to unify many systems, extended product life can reduce outages and accidents, and maintenance savings can create even bigger savings. But there are three reasons that stand above the rest!


    The Era of Circadian Lighting is Here

    07-28-20 Courtesy of Philadelphia Inquirer The Medical Behavioral Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was an unusual concept from the start. The first of its kind in the nation, it would be a special place for kids with medical problems who also had underlying behavioral conditions such as depression, anxiety, and autism. Although there’s…


    Covid-19 and Safer Environments

    LDS is committed to assisting the facilities, customers, and the communities we serve while we all struggle through the unprecedented challenge of COVID-19. We stand ready to assist with germicidal products, special incentives, and financing to help you ensure the safety of those around you. Please contact us for more information. Most importantly, we encourage you to care…


    Needed UV-C Regulations Are Coming By Years End

      IES and IUVA Will Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection    New York, NY, June 22, 2020 – The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999) have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C)…


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