Kenall leadership feels strongly that it is a game-changer because of its potential to help many different types of facilities reduce harmful bacteria and prevent costly infections.
KENOSHA, Wis. (PRWEB) April 05, 2018
In Kenall’s first year of participation, luminaires using Indigo-Clean Technology were awarded with a gold medal for “Excellence in Innovation” in Indoor Facilities by Athletic Management magazine. The publication has created the Excellence in Innovation Awards program to honor companies and products that make a real difference for college and high school athletic departments.
Kenall luminaires using Indigo-Clean Technology are LED fixtures that use narrow spectrum 405nm Indigo light blended with white light to provide ambient illumination, while safely and effectively disinfecting the air, and hard and soft surfaces in a variety of settings, including workout areas, locker rooms, and physical therapy spaces. This optional feature is available in more than 20 Kenall lighting products, and kills harmful bacteria in critical environments. When the lights are switched on, Indigo-Clean Technology bolsters current cleaning methods to help prevent the spread of Staph*, such as MRSA**.
Indigo-Clean was originally introduced for use in health care facilities, but is gaining popularity in other environments. Kenall’s Director, Product Management, Frank Gonzales, stated, “After designing Indigo-Clean Continuous Environmental Disinfection luminaires for surgical suites, we saw an opportunity to integrate Indigo-Clean Technology (ICT) into health care applications outside the operating room. Then facility managers from our other markets began asking for luminaires containing ICT as well. Kenall leadership feels strongly that it is a game-changer because of its potential to help many different types of facilities reduce harmful bacteria and prevent costly infections.”
*Antimicrobial Activity of a Continuous Visible Light Disinfection System by Rutala, et. al, ID Week 2016. Contact manufacturer for additional claim information.
** SGS Lab Report# - 09S17053798
Kenall Manufacturing was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1963 and has built a reputation for durable lighting solutions of superior quality and exceptional value. Today, the company creates unique solutions for the high abuse, healthcare, transportation, food processing, cleanroom/containment and correctional lighting markets. Kenall luminaires are designed and manufactured in the USA and meet the guidelines established under the Buy American Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement. For additional information, visit http://www.kenall.com.