It’s more critical than ever that you provide an extra layer of protection to reduce your staff’s exposure to bacteria, viruses, mold and other contaminations as you welcome more workers back to the office.

ActiveCLEANTM combines a century’s worth of antimicrobial lighting research with decades of top-tier, spec-grade LED lighting design and manufacturing to better protect your business and its staff under the most beautiful, comfortable, white-light illumination.

© 2021 Amerlux®, LLC. All rights reserved.

Get Nonstop Antimicrobial Action From Above 

Get germ-zapping lighting today!

Contact Sales Rep

Dramatically reduce viruses, bacteria, mold and infectious microorganisms on any surface your light can touch.

Reduce human error in cleaning and guarantee efficient antimicrobial cleaning around the clock.

Pair a century’s worth of antimicrobial research with decades of commercial-grade lighting experience to protect your business and its most valuable assets—your employees—today.

A new kind of clean.

Grüv®

Grüv® 2.5"***
Recessed

Coming Soon: Upper-air Disinfection
Later in 2021, Amerlux will implement upper-air disinfection through indirect lighting using UV-C LED lighting—also known as non-visible, germicidal UV lighting—for virus killing applications.

Upper-air disinfection, paired with nearby HVAC systems, will boost efforts to provide air circulation within shared spaces.

How Do I Use ActiveCLEANTM?

Bacterial Endospores

Fungi

Gram Negative Bacteria

Yeast

Gram Positive Bacteria

Designed to be used 24/7, ActiveCLEANTM provides two easy methods to provide a continuous clean sweep.

Paired with lighting control solutions from simple occupancy sensors and timers to advanced systems, each method offers unparalleled adaptability and customization to fit the specific needs of your application.

SINGLE MODE 
White Antimicrobial+LightTM
Provides continuous antimicrobial action as well as crisp, comfortable white lighting—free of any violet hue—around the clock, enhancing the visual look of your space with staff and customers present.

Single mode available in:
3000K, 4000K
80 CRI
1.5" or greater aperture fixtures

DUAL MODE
White Antimicrobial+LightTM and  Enhanced Antimicrobial LightTM

Dual Mode provides extra antimicrobial dosage by combining antimicrobial white light for times when the space is occupied with additional 405nm violet light for off-hours or periods of vacancy.

Dual Mode available in:
3000K, 4000K 
80 CRI
2.5" or greater aperture fixtures


Grüv® 1.5"**
Recessed

Grüv® 4" HE***
(High Efficiency)

Grüv®***
Flared Regressed

Linea® 1.5"** Direct

Linea® 1.5"**
Direct/Indirect

Direct/indirect fixtures feature 
ActiveCLEANTM on the direct side, and standard white light on the indirect.

Linea® 2.5"***
Direct/Indirect

Direct/indirect fixtures feature 
ActiveCLEANTM on the direct side, and standard white light on the indirect.

Linea® 2.5"*** Direct

Linea®

Contact Sales RepContact Sales Rep

Optimal Antimicrobial Action at 400-420nm

2Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 99.985% reduction in  controlled laboratory testing in 6 hours on hard surfaces. MRSA and E. coli showed 90%+ reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 24 hours on hard surfaces. Results may vary depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the space where the product is installed and the length of time of exposure. Use of Vyv antimicrobial light is not intended to  replace manual cleaning.

What Does ActiveCLEANTM Eliminate?2

ActiveCLEANTM works around the clock to fight off surface contamination by using a spectrum of visible light that kills and
inhibits the growth of viruses, bacteria and microorganisms and provides cleaner, healthier environments.

2Testing on a non-enveloped virus (MS2 bacteriophage) showed a 99.985% reduction in controlled laboratory testing in six hours on hard surfaces. MRSA and E. coli showed 90%+ reduction in controlled laboratory testing in 24 hours on hard surfaces. Results may vary depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the space where the product is installed and the length of time of exposure. Use of Vyv antimicrobial light is not intended to replace manual cleaning.

Virus

Protect Your Most Valuable Resource—Your Staff

How and Where Does LED Antimicrobial Light Work?

ActiveCLEANTM provides maximum antimicrobial dosage levels by tuning its LED lighting to a specific, high-intensity wavelength—405 nanometers, which is outside of the UV mark.

In turn, this excites porphyrin molecules that are exclusively found in microorganisms and creates excessively toxic Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), which causes irreparable damage throughout the microbial cell and ultimately destroys the cellular membrane from the inside out.

Compared to antimicrobial wipes or UV light that may sanitize at only one given point in time, our always-on, always-there presence creates environments that are inhospitable to microbes in all types of high-traffic, well-occupied spaces.

  • Offices
  • Hospitals

**Single Mode  (1.5” aperture or greater fixtures) with White Antimicrobial+LightTM offered in 3000K or 4000K with 80 CRI.
***Dual Mode (2.5” or greater aperture fixtures) with White Antimicrobial+LightTM in 3000K or 4000K with 80 CRI and violet Enhanced Antimicrobial LightTM.

A recent third-party, peer-reviewed study1 revealed that 405-nanometer light was 99.7% effective against viruses—including the coronavirus—eight hours after installation under higher lighting intensity levels.

99.7%

Utilizing Vyv’s signature 405-nanometer antimicrobial technology, ActiveCLEANTM provides holistic, continual antimicrobial action2 against viruses, bacteria, fungi, yeast, mold and mildew on any surface—and in any application—your light can touch, including SARS-CoV-2, according to a recent third-party study1.

With no UV light or chemicals used, our highly flexible line of commercial-grade clean lighting products meets international standards for continual and unlimited use around people.

  • Provides continuous antimicrobial action
  • Supplements manual cleaning
  • Provides easy-to-use control capabilities
  • Simplifies Installation and Cost-Effectiveness
  • Seamlessly fits into businesses of all shapes and sizes

Effective against bacteria in laboratory and controlled-room experiments.

90.0%+

  • Health Care Facilities
  • Supermarkets
  • Hotels
  • Airports
  • Schools
  • Restaurants
  • Production Facilities
  • Senior Living Facilities

Schools

Offices

Health Care Facilities

Supermarkets

Airports


White Antimicrobial+LightTM

Enhanced Antimicrobial LightTM

Contact us
Read BrochureDownload BrochureContact us

**Single Mode  (1.5” aperture or greater fixtures) with White Antimicrobial+LightTM offered in 3000K or 4000K with 80 CRI.
***Dual Mode (2.5” or greater aperture fixtures) with White Antimicrobial+LightTM in 3000K or 4000K with 80 CRI and violet Enhanced Antimicrobial LightTM.

Creating Spaces Inhospitable to Viruses & Bacteria

Click here to read our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about ActiveCLEAN

ActiveCLEANTM LED Technology and Viruses 

FAQ

ActiveCLEANTM recently announced the efficacy of its antimicrobial light technology for the inactivation of viruses.

The antimicrobial effects of visible light (405 nanometers) on bacteria, mold, fungi and yeast have previously been well-studied and documented for many years.

Only recently have active investigations been conducted on the effects of these antimicrobial lights on non-enveloped viruses and enveloped viruses. The results of these tests have verified the antimicrobial impact on multiple classes of viruses.

Below are frequently asked questions about ActiveCLEAN’s impact on viruses—and their answers:

1. What is the difference between a non-enveloped virus and an enveloped virus? 

Viruses can infect human, animal plant or bacterial cells, and they can be classified based on two criteria:

•    Their type of genetic material (DNA or RNA)
•    Their structure, like being enveloped or non-enveloped.

The structure of all viruses includes a protein shell called a “capsid.”



Enveloped Viruses



Enveloped viruses have an additional layer that covers the capsid. This membrane is composed of lipids and proteins it “stole” from the host cells and viral glycoproteins (sugars combined with proteins). The bumps, knobs and spikes that artists use in images of enveloped viruses like SARS-CoV-2 depict structures on the viral envelope.

These types of viruses need both an intact capsid and the envelope to infect cells. The envelope also helps avoid detection by the host immune system because it makes the virus look like just another host cell.

But the envelope also provides a soft target for destroying the virus when it is outside the host. Common disinfectants—and even alcohol, detergents or soap—can disrupt the oily envelope and its components, destroying the ability of the virus to infect host cells.
Enveloped viruses can cause persistent infections and must be transferred from host to host. Examples of enveloped viruses include ones that cause diseases in humans, such as COVID-19, Influenza, Hepatitis B and C and Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola Virus Disease). 



Non-enveloped Viruses 



Non-enveloped viruses do not have a lipid covering, but their effects on humans can be just as devastating. These “naked” viruses only need their protein-based capsid and host detector proteins to infect host cells. However, because they lack a lipid envelope, they are more resistant to many disinfectants and other stresses like drying out or heat exposure.

Examples of non-enveloped viruses include types that can cause dysentery (Norovirus), common colds (Rhinovirus) and Polio (Poliovirus).

2. What tests were performed that indicate 405nm visible light can inactivate viruses? 

Performed through a certified third-party testing lab, ActiveCLEAN’s first studies were done using non-enveloped viruses.

Non-enveloped viruses were chosen for the first studies primarily because these viruses are harder to destroy or inactivate than enveloped viruses. Enveloped viruses have a membrane in addition to the protein coat. This membrane is relatively fragile and can more easily be disrupted to inactivate this class of virus.

Recent studies performed by several independent labs and institutions have shown that light in the 405-nanometer region was able to inactivate enveloped viruses in simple salt solutions with no additives. These results converge to demonstrate efficacy, in various testing conditions, on both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses. This will also encourage more research to enhance the understanding of the effects of 405-nanometer light on viral components.

3. What were the results of ActiveCLEAN’s third-party tests? 

ActiveCLEAN’s testing, performed by a third-party independent testing laboratory in Microchem, Texas, was conducted using MS2, which is a non-enveloped virus.

After six hours dried from a standard saline solution, over a 3.82 log reduction (99.985%) was achieved. After six hours dried from artificial saliva, a 2.23 log reduction (99.41%) was achieved. This testing was conducted at 2 mW/cm2, as a starting point. This would represent a generally higher light level than what would be expected in an overhead room application.

However, the benchtop test unit used was designed to adjust luminosity to replicate various room lighting conditions, as testing protocols expand to continue to test various conditions and intensities. Additionally, external third-party research labs have pre-published viral efficacy data on 405-nanometer wavelengths at lower intensities, similar to an expected overhead room environment.

4. How does 405nm light kill/inactivate viruses? 

Based on currently available research literature, it is suggested that 405-nanometer light can destabilize the membrane of enveloped viruses and to a lesser extent the protein coat of non-enveloped viruses (though the potency of the effect may increase in biological fluids).

A definitive answer to the mode of action of 405-nanometer light during the demonstrated inactivation of viruses is still on the horizon.

5. Does ActiveCLEANTM kill viruses on surfaces and in the air? 

Based on the results of ActiveCLEAN’s testing, it is confirmed that ActiveCLEANTM antimicrobial lights directly impact viruses on surfaces.

As the exciting data are rapidly accumulating on the effectiveness of 405-nanometer light on both non-enveloped and enveloped viruses, ActiveCLEANTM anticipates expanded research with its proprietary antimicrobial light technology and inactivation of viruses in a growing set of environmental conditions, including air.

Important data on the effectiveness of viral destruction in aerosol form are needed to understand how overhead light levels impact enveloped viruses like SARS-CoV-2 in the air. Non-enveloped viruses like those that cause the common cold are often transferred by surface contact. Research will continue in this area to accumulate a greater understanding of various test environments as well as various room light intensities.

6. How long can viruses live on surfaces? 

Virus-laden droplets may remain infectious for several hours, depending on where they fall.

Viruses generally remain active longer on stainless steel, plastic and similar hard surfaces than on fabric and other soft surfaces. Other factors, such as the amount of virus deposited on a surface and the temperature and humidity of the environment, also determine how long viruses stay active outside the body.

It is possible to catch a virus, like the flu or a cold, after handling an object an infected person sneezed or coughed on a few moments ago. While each specific virus is different and unique, personal contact with an infected person—such as a handshake or breathing in droplets from a cough or sneeze—can be the most common way these viruses spread.

7. How long does it take for ActiveCLEANTM antimicrobial LED lights to inactivate and kill viruses on surfaces? 

After six hours dried from a saline solution, over a 3.82 log reduction (99.985%) was achieved on a non-enveloped virus (MS2). After 6 hours dried from artificial saliva, a 2.23 log reduction (99.41%) was achieved with this same virus. Results may vary depending on the amount of light that is reaching the surfaces in the space where ActiveClean’s technology is installed and the length of time of exposure.

8. Can people be exposed to ActiveCLEANTM antimicrobial light that impacts viruses? 

Yes. ActiveCLEANTM antimicrobial lights fall within the visible light spectrum (between 400 and 420 nanometers), outside the spectrum of potentially damaging UV (ultraviolet) light.

ActiveCLEANTM LED technology meets international standards (IEC62471) for continuous and unrestricted use around people, animals and plants. These same lights are used when addressing viruses, bacteria, fungi yeast or mold.

9. Are people safe from viruses when they are under these lights? Do we still need to social distance and wear masks while under these lights?

Many viruses are spread from host-to-host. Although viruses can be picked up from touching surfaces where the virus has been deposited, viruses like SARS-CoV-2 are mostly spread through airborne transmission. While under ActiveClean’s lights it remains important to follow CDC guidelines of mask wearing, social distancing and washing hands.

10. What is the difference between a virus and a bacterium? 

Bacteria and viruses are both small, but bacteria are very complex organisms that can and do adapt constantly to their environment, the available nutrients and even the size of the bacterial crowd they inhabit.

Viruses are extremely simple, lacking any means of energy production, environmental sensing or response. They cannot reproduce without the taking over the machinery of a larger, complex living cell (“a host”).

11. What is a host? 

A host is the living cell of an animal, plant or bacterium that a virus uses as a factory to reproduce and spread itself. Viruses on their own are inert—but once inside a host cell they commandeer, the cell’s complex biological systems to make numerous copies of themselves and release them into the environment to continue their existence.

12. Are viruses living microbes? 

Most scientists would say no because viruses cannot reproduce (replicate) without a host or remain viable in the environment outside of a host. Being able to replicate oneself is generally accepted as a central tenet of the definition of life.

13. Do I say prevent? Inactivate? Kill? 

Strictly speaking if viruses are not alive, they cannot be killed. However, in common parlance killing viruses carries the same meaning as the more scientifically correct term "inactivate.”

You cannot prevent a virus any more than you can prevent a rock, but you can prevent viral infections and viral spread. ActiveCLEANTM does not, however, make any claims specific to viral infections and viral spread. The simple answer is stick with inactivate and kill when discussing the technology’s impact on viruses.

See FAQDownload Brochure

Available Now!

1Rathnasinghe, Raveen & Jangra, Sonia & Miorin, Lisa & Schotsasert, Michael & Yahnke, & Garcίa-Sastre, Adolfo. (2021). Shed the light on virus: virucidal effects of 405 nm visible light on SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A virus. 2.

See spec sheetSee spec sheetSee spec sheetSee spec sheetSee spec sheetSee spec sheetSee spec sheetSee spec sheet

GRÜV 2.5 J/GRID

GRÜV 2.5 GRID/FLG/GB

GRÜV 1.5 
GRID/FLG/GB

GRÜV 1.5 FR-GRID

GRÜV 4 HE J/GRID

GRÜV 4 HE
GRID/FLG/GB

GRÜV FLARE REGRESSED GRID

Linea 1.5 DIRECT/INDIRECT

LINEA 1.5 WALL MOUNT

LINEA 1.5 DIRECT

LINEA 1.5 DIRECT WALL MOUNT

LINEA 1.5 DIRECT SURFACE MOUNT

LINEA 2.5 DIRECT/INDIRECT

LINEA 2.5 DIRECT/INDIRECT WALL MOUNT

LINEA 2.5 DIRECT

LINEA 2.5 DIRECT WALL MOUNT

LINEA 2.5 DIRECT SURFACE MOUNT

GRÜV 1.5 J/GB

GRUV FLARE REGRESSED
(GRUV-FR-GRID)

GRUV FLARE REGRESSED
(GRUV-FR-FLG)