UV technology, the perfect solution to disinfect your transport means

The disinfection of transport means has become imperative since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and is set to remain so going forward. This has been clarified in numerous guidelines highlighting the importance of systems to contain the spread of diseases in the public transport sector in order to guarantee the health and safety not only of those travelling, but also those who work in this high-risk industry.

Various studies on the use of UV-C as a means for sanitising buses, trains, aeroplanes, metros, etc. have been conducted for many years.

Our Research & Development team had already developed several projects in relation to this sector 20 years ago, initially in relation to works on various lines of the New Delhi and Jaipur metro system in India, and more recently in collaboration with important leaders in the transport sector and public bodies. From the initial introduction of our UV systems to trains, buses, trams, and metros, we have since developed more specific products for this particular industry, obtaining the necessary certification for the rail sector, as well as positive tests carried out in real environments thanks to our numerous pilot projects.


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With modular and flexible Light Progress solutions, you will have a perfect system for your needs.

Why integrate UV-C technology?

Some of the benefits in this industry

UV-C technology helps you because:

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it has products for local disinfection, but also systems designed for integration in large, centralised air conditioning and ventilation systems

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Combining UV-C technology with the Light Progress original TiOx, it is also possible to eliminate bad odours and volatile pollutants

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it improves the depth of cleaning and disinfection without requiring any extra time or additional actions, thanks to automatic and integrated systems

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it boasts valuable collaborations and experience working with companies in the rail and public road transport sector in different locations throughout the world

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Software Engineering for UV-C integration

From our in-depth know-how on the subject, we have created calculation software to simulate and ensure the effectiveness of each of our systems, according to the different applications.

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UV Facts and Success Stories

UV-C Technology is known since the ‘60s for its disinfection efficiency.

Since 1987 we turn our Solutions into Success Stories with countless Industrial Partners. Possible applications of UV-C technologies are increasing at the speed of light.

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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 really does work when applied correctly and with the necessary precautions. The difference between a quality project and an unsuccessful application is in-depth knowledge and experience gained over time. Since 1987, Light Progress has been carrying out successful projects all over the world and has acquired a clientele of major companies in all sectors that require verified hygienic conditions to produce quality products and services.