Tom Boyle, Chief Technology Officer, GE Current, A Daintree Company
Gary Trott, VP of Technology Commercialization, Acuity Brands
With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased interest in germicidal lighting to reduce the risk of airborne and surface contamination in healthcare and other facilities. As new solutions come to market, there is a need to use evidence from existing germicidal research to establish epidemiologically significant uses of UV-C technology. This panel session will explore the use and effectiveness of various types of UV-C technologies, ranging from discharge lamps to LEDs, in disinfection applications. The most suitable current applications of each technology will be discussed, along with potential applications in the post-pandemic environment. The outlook for the more widespread adoption of UV-C LEDs, as they become more efficient and lower in cost, will also be explored.
Robert Karlicek, Professor, Director, Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA), Rensselear Polytechnic Institute