Lind Equipment, an LED lighting company, joins the fight against COVID-19 by creating a brand-new product with UV-C LED lights specifically for the healthcare industry. Healthcare professionals can use UV-C light to decontaminate personal protective equipment (PPE) and to decontaminate high traffic areas such as: hospital rooms, ambulances and more PPE gear (specifically N95 masks) are in an extreme shortage right now and the situation is not improving. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States and Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer have all approved the re-use of PPE, but only if specific decontamination methods are used. One of the three approved methods is UV-C lighting. UV-C light is an ultraviolet light that is germicidal, meaning it can kill the RNA within pathogens and render them unable to regenerate. It is a proven method to assist with the decontamination process of hospital rooms and has been used to clean rooms for decades prior to the current virus outbreak. (CDC link here: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/decontamination-reuse-respirators.html)
Lind Equipment is not traditionally a UV-C lighting company, but the current supply of UV-C lights globally is nowhere near enough to help in the fight against COVID-19.
“We could not just stand by and not do our part to help during this pandemic”, said Brian Astl, President of Lind Equipment, “We want to help the front-line workers in any way possible. That is why we came out with this UV-C lighting solution. If there are people you think that can benefit from UV-C lighting to decontaminate their PPE, please, tell them to reach out. We are here to help”.
Lind Equipment is manufacturing a brand-new product, the Lind Apollo UV-C Light and re-tooling the Beacon360 Blaze area light. Both products will be officially on the market in a few short weeks to start assisting in the decontamination of PPE and of areas/vehicles. The lights will be following the requirements of the University of Nebraska protocol, which establishes a standard method for decontaminating PPE. (Nebraska protocol link here: www.nebraskamed.com/for-providers/covid19)
Lind Equipment’s goal is to assist the public health sector in any way possible during the COVID-19 crisis. Priority will be given to emergency services, hospitals and any others that need decontaminated, clean environments or gear.
For more information, go to www.lindequipment.net