Experience Light Progress

Light Progress has studied, developed, designed, and produced UV-C Light systems since 1987.

Experience

The efficacy of disinfection systems can easily be ascertained through microbiological analyses, or simple swab tests used to identify the presence of microorganisms on the tested surfaces. Regardless, in order to precisely verify the exact microbial load present on surfaces, in the air and in water, before and after the treatment, it is necessary to carry out lab tests such as those for HACCP.
For chemical disinfectants, producers need to provide tests declaring their disinfectant capacity; Light Progress has similarly carried out important tests in university labs and at private accredited bodies. Of course for both chemical disinfectants and UVGI technology, in order to obtain the same laboratory results it is important that the products be used in compliance with the instructions for use.

Research oriented approach

Thanks to a collaboration with Universities and important world-class institutions, we have received certification guaranteeing the extreme efficacy of our method and UV light devices for the treatment of air, water, and sanitisation of environments, especially in the healthcare and food industries. In 35 years of business, many trials and tests have allowed us to guarantee the high quality of our products. In particular, our research conducted together with the University of Siena has led to numerous studies and scientific tests on the efficacy of Light Progress UV lamps. Below are a series of tests and certifications with more information.

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Ambition

We have forever sought solutions that improve everybody's quality of life through cutting-edge and functional products with scientifically proven efficacy. Over time, thanks to our commitment to research and the design of new solutions catered to specific applications and requirements, our range has increased from around 10 models to approximately 200 UV-C products in order to satisfy a wide range of needs. And that’s not all: we can also design custom solutions to suit specific client needs.

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Assurance

Thanks to a collaboration with Universities and important world-class institutions, we have received certification guaranteeing the extreme efficacy of our method and UV light devices for the treatment of air, water, and sanitisation of environments, especially in the healthcare and food industries. In 35 years of business, many trials and tests have allowed us to guarantee the high quality of our products. In particular, our research conducted together with the University of Siena has led to numerous studies and scientific tests on the efficacy of Light Progress UV lamps. Below are a series of tests and certifications with more information.

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F.A.Q.

Ultraviolet rays are electromagnetic waves which are part of light. Electromagnetic waves are divided into three main wavelength bands, expressed in nanometers, nm: Ultraviolet rays (UV) 100-400 nm Visible rays (light) 400-700 nm Infrared rays (IR) 700-800,000 nm UV rays are in turn identified in three bands:

  • UV-A (315-400 nm) with tanning properties;
  • UV-B (280-315 nm) con proprietà terapeutiche e di sintesi della vitamina "D";
  • UV-C (100-280 nm) with germicidal properties.

UV-C rays (100-280 nm) have a strong germicidal effect and reach their maximum efficacy at the 265 nm wavelength. The germicidal effect of UV-C radiation covers bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, moulds and mites; this is mainly due to the destructive effect of the UV-C rays on their DNA, which damage their reproductive system and prevent them from replicating.

Bacteria, Viruses, Spores, Fungi, Mould, and Mites are all sensitive to, and can therefore be eliminated with, UV-C light. Mircrobes cannot acquire resistance to UV-C light, unlike that which occurs using chemical disinfectants and antibiotics. UV rays are ecological. Polluting the environment is inevitable using normal disinfectants. Directly inhaling the vapours, or swallowing food products contaminated by any contact with said chemical disinfectants, can also give rise to a number of serious risks. In cases where chemical disinfectants cannot be eliminated (food, pharmaceutical, healthcare industries, etc.), using ultraviolet rays for disinfection allows a reduction in their use, with considerable economic savings and greater care for the environment, while maintaining and almost always improving the level of disinfection. UV-C light devices can be installed in environments and on machinery and be programmed to maintain the same level of disinfection day and night, guaranteeing ideal hygiene conditions, without highs and lows. On the contrary, chemical disinfectants are effective only during their actual use. Using LIGHT PROGRESS equipped luminaires, operating costs are negligible; it could be said that “LIGHT PROGRESS” UV-C systems do not require maintenance except for the normal replacement of the lamps. The cost/benefit ratio is considered excellent; the devices are both powerful and long-lasting. Hence the elimination of germs using UV-C technology is low-cost and highly effective compared to (or in combination with) other systems.

UV-C light genuinely works if properly applied and with the necessary precautions. The difference between a quality project, and an application that fails to bring the desired results, lies in the degree of knowledge about the subject, and level of experience acquired over time. Light Progress has been developing successful projects worldwide since 1987, and has built a client portfolio consisting of important companies in all fields requiring certified hygienic conditions to produce quality products and services.