New Open-Style Upper-Room UV C Luminary Designed for Tall Ceilings

Santa Clarita, CA — The GLO UV‑C disinfection upper-room fixture series from UV Resources now includes two new open-style luminaries designed to irradiate and inactivate airborne pathogens in occupied spaces with high ceilings (12-feet and taller).

The GLO “open” fixtures for tall spaces direct UV energy upward and outward to create an intense zone of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) or UV‑C in the upper air. At the same time, occupants can safely go about their business in the lower portion of a room.

This increase in irradiance levels translates to greater UV‑C coverage, enabling infection control specialists to treat more areas with fewer fixtures and saving both cost and energy.

These fixtures are ideal against droplet nuclei generated by coughing, sneezing, or talking as this expelled air rises to the upper area of a space where it is exposed to UV-C energy and infectious agents are inactivated. With UV‑C upper-room luminaries in place, the UVGI energy disrupts the RNA/DNA in viruses and the DNA in bacteria to prevent a pathogen from replicating and spreading infection.

The GLO, which stands for Germicidal Light Overhead (GLO), provides upper-room UV‑C disinfection treatment solutions for spaces ranging from 150 to 1,500-square feet. The new additions to the GLO family, the open-style upper room luminaries, are offered in two models:

  • GLO™ 900-OF, which treats about 900 square feet, and
  • GLO™ 1500-OF, which treats about 1,500-square feet of space.

Like the GLO family’s three baffled or louvered-type luminaries—ideal for rooms with ceilings at least 12-feet high—the new Open-style units use a parabolic reflector to optimize the germicidal UV‑C output of the fixture. The traditional baffle system is replaced by an adjustable extended “director” on the bottom of the fixture, which protects room occupants from stray UV‑C.

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