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Indoor safety enhanced with Pierlite air purifying LED light fitting

Indoor safety enhanced with Pierlite air purifying LED light fitting
July 26, 2022

Australian lighting and technology company Pierlite has launched Australia’s first air purifying LED light fitting that reduces airborne virus transmission and as such transforms indoor safety outcomes.

As influenza and COVID-19 Omicron cases continue to impact Australia’s health and economy, Pierlite is offering a first-of-its-kind air purifying solution to keep people safe indoors.

Pierlite’s Aether LED Troffer is a novel UV-C/HEPA air purifying luminaire proven to proactively inactivate and remove 99.995% of harmful pathogens from the air.

Engineered in Australia, the troffer luminaire is designed for easy installation in modular ceiling grids common in education, commercial, healthcare and hospitality environments.

Pierlite’s General Manager - Future Markets, Lydell Stokes said Aether will transform indoor safety outcomes for hospitality venues, school classrooms and offices.

Stokes advised “the Omicron wave we saw in January showed that despite high vaccination rates, the risk of virus transmission indoors remains at an all-time high. At this critical time, we are proud to bring one of Australia’s safest, most efficacious solutions to market to help Australian organisations reduce virus transmission, keep occupants safe and reduce critical workforce shortages.

“Almost every school classroom, hospital and office is already equipped with modular ceiling infrastructure with troffer lighting products installed. By looking at lighting differently and replacing some troffers with Aether, indoor spaces immediately and effortlessly become safer, cleaner environments.”

Aether differs from conventional air purifiers in that it inactivates viruses and kills bacteria. As well as providing traditional lighting capabilities, Aether is equipped with a three-step ventilation system which actively circulates air and scrubs it of harmful pathogens in a concealed chamber using ultraviolet (UV-C) LED and HEPA disinfectant technology.

Using a quiet, long-lasting motor in Aether’s inlet grill, the fitting continuously draws in air from its surrounding environment. Once inside the concealed chamber, the air passes through ultraviolet (UV-C) radiation, damaging the DNA of harmful airborne pathogens and rendering them ineffective. The air then passes through a medical grade HEPA H13 filter, emitting clean, safe air from its air outlet on the opposite side of the fitting.

The Aether fitting can also be equipped with IoT sensors and controls, providing users with features including real-time air quality, energy usage and occupancy analytics.  The Aether troffer is powered by 20W DC motor and achieves a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 170m3/hr

Pierlite Chief Executive Gustav Arianto said Pierlite notes “we at Pierlite have a 70-year history of leading the lighting and technology innovation curve and empowering Australians. Aether is the latest of these innovations, designed on the principle that lighting today can achieve much more than simply brightening a room. I am very proud of our team’s tireless work in delivering a solution that will transform building safety practices.”

Pierlite has already received significant third-party clinical validation supporting Aether’s efficacy from Australian, German and Chinese laboratories

Aether has now been installed in organisations across Australia, including Melbourne disability services provider Tender Loving Care, SA Health, St John of God Health Care Perth and a prominent Perth college.

Click here to contact Pierlite Australia Pty Ltd through their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Image: Pierlite’s Aether LED Troffer

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