Healthy light and healthy air.
That’s the promise of a new luminaire developed in Italy, which not only fine-tunes its light to keep our body clocks in sync, but also kills bacteria, helping to prevent the spread of diseases.
The product has been developed by Fairwind, a technology company based near Venice that specialises in products for health and wellbeing, including lights that can change in colour and brightness to match the body’s circadian rhythm, promoting good health. Fairwind developed the product in collaboration with Artelight.
The so-called Hygienizing Lamp, or H-Lamp, combines tuneable light with air purification, thanks to a specially coated UV light source that breaks down bacteria and other impurities. (see “How the antibacterial light works” below). It will be available to specify in a few months’ time.
Cipriano Padovan, field application manager at Fairwind, says the H-Lamp could be used in pretty much any public place. “You could apply it in clinics, dentists’ surgeries, schools, homes for elderly people, or in industry,” he said. “For example we are designing something particular for disinfection in the food industry and in winemaking. Local health services are also very interested.”