To quote or specify a system for your specific needs we need to collect some information about the size, finish, and interior configuration of your elevator(s). Our systems are configured to match your existing interior as well as meet your sanitizing objectives.
Current lead time is approximately 8 weeks for production
The actual inactivation of viral and bacterial pathogens is a process that takes place at the cellular level and is not something that can be seen directly. Ushio has several video animations that can help you understand the process.
While the cleaning cycle on the uvSafeLite system is not typically seen on an operational elevator (it runs when the cab is empty), it can be witnessed in a demonstration system if there is one near you. We will be publishing a video on this website soon of the system in operation that everyone can watch.
Ushio has developed a simple dosage measurement system that allows a property owner to quickly monitor the output power of the system and the time required to reach desired dosage limits.
The sanitizing process time is a function of four variables:
Our system can reduce airborne pathogens by 99% in under 1 mnute, 99.9% reduction in approximately 2 minutes. The approximate time to sanitize an elevator’s critical surfaces (handrails, touch panels) is under 5 minutes for the following common situation:
The cost of the uvSafeLite system can vary depending on the configuration and interior surface finish of the elevator.
For an Island Ceiling/8-lamp system you should expect to spend approximately $7k per elevator on top of the base cost of the ceiling.
There is no additional time required to install a ceiling configured with UV lamps as a ceiling without.
The uvSafeLite system addresses the safety issues that the public may be concerned with UV light-based systems in 3 ways.
Yes, since there is a large existing installed base of elevators our system was designed to easily fit into existing elevator systems.
The Filtered Far UV-C (222nm) lamp is a very effective means of inactivating both surface and airborne pathogens.
Ushio Corporation has published a considerable amount of research and general information on the Far UV-C (222nm) light spectrum. It can be found on their website or several videos on YouTube.
Installation of the uvSafeLite system requires an available AC power drop (either 110V or 220V).
Ethernet or WIFI connection with access to the internet is required for reporting, IOT functionality, and system updates. The system will continue to operation if the connection is lost and reconnect when the internet connection is available.
Our mechanical interface for after-market and OEM systems will function with any standard Island Ceiling configuration.
The chemical cleaning process is what is being used predominantly to sanitize elevators today. The manual process of using chemical cleaning products was quickly instituted in most buildings. The primary benefit of using chemicals is that they are readily available, and a more frequent cleaning process can be implemented quickly and inexpensively. Below are listed a few problems with the use of chemicals and how uvSafeLite compares:
The marketplace has used traditional UV-C lamps (254nm) in HVAC systems for some time to remove viral and bacterial pathogens from the air. These systems have been confined to the insides of the HVAC system because the 254nm UV-C light is harmful to humans. Some companies are promoting this technology for use in elevators with modified fan housings on the elevator roof. This solution has several shortcomings that are better addressed with the uvSafeLite system:
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