Posted by American Lighting Association on Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Posted by Amy Wommack on Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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Issue No. 115
Healthy Home, Happy Home
Protect the Ones You Love
Get the Facts about Ultraviolet Germicidal Devices
Ultraviolet germicidal devices are rapidly entering the consumer market due to increased demand for sanitizing and germicidal capabilities in the face of COVID-19. But are they all safe? Such UV germicidal products may or may not be effective and when used improperly can cause damage to eyes and skin as well as to pets, house plants and home furnishings.
To explain the potential health risks, the American Lighting Association (ALA), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and UL worked together to provide important safety information about UV-emitting lighting.
A new document, “Ultraviolet-C (UVC) germicidal devices: what consumers need to know,” is one of the first official guidelines for consumers who currently have no assurances of device effectiveness or the risks of over-exposure from devices that do not provide proper containment of UVC emissions.
For more information about germicidal UV lighting, see ALA’s additional GUV Information Resources, or consult with a lighting expert at an ALA-member showroom. Find residential lighting design and buying tips at ALALighting.com.
Key Points to Know
The best ideas are in Lighting magazine. Pick up a copy of the 2020 issue, now on newsstands and in ALA-member showrooms. The new magazine features all the latest styles and tips for how to create a beautiful home.
Stop by a nearby ALA-member showroom for a free copy of Lighting magazine or get a digital copy at ALALighting.com.
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