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Hubbell Lighting licenses U of Strathclyde innovation that uses light to suppress bacteria

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: May 9th, 2018

Hubbell Lighting, a developer of smarter, more eco-friendly lighting products, has licensed a technology from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland that provides illumination while suppressing bacteria in the air.

The patented High Intensity Narrow Spectrum (HINS) lighting technology uses a narrow spectrum of visible light to counter bacteria and thereby control infections. The technology is primarily designed for settings within the food and beverage industry, from food processing plants to restaurants.

“We have demonstrated that HINS-light technology provides significantly greater reductions of bacterial pathogens in the environment than can be achieved by cleaning and disinfection alone, providing a huge step forward in preventing the spread of infection,” says Scott MacGregor, vice principal of the University of Strathclyde.

“Our agreement with Hubbell Lighting opens the door for the food and beverage industry and other sectors to benefit from our continuous disinfection technology, helping them keep consumers even safer,” adds MacGregor.

Hubbell plans to integrate the HINS technology into its existing portfolio and develop new specialty products based on the technology for use in different industries.

“Hubbell has a rich history of making product innovations that support customers in key markets and industries,” says John DiNardi, general manager and vice president at Hubbell. “Securing this exclusive license and applying HINS technology to our suite of fixtures to aid in the disinfection of spaces is another example of innovation at work.”

Source: PR Newswire

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