NS Nanotech and UV Ray Lights Bring New UV Tech to Conferences

UV Ray Lights is excited to announce it will utilize new ShortWaveLight™ Emitters for rent at group events across the country

Phoenix, Dec. 29, 2020—UV Ray Lights is looking to make a big impact in the events business. With hotels, convention centers, and other venues closed in the wake of the global pandemic, gathering in person seemed to give way to the more isolating and economy-crushing reality of digital interactions. With the industry-first introduction of ShortWaveLight™, NS Nanotech has developed a revolutionary coronavirus-neutralizing light-emitting technology that will enable UV Ray Lights to pave a way back to in-person meetings.

“From the moment the news of a virus terrorizing populations and devastating communities first broke internationally, our company has utilized our experience in specialized lighting to look for a tool in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum,” says UV Ray Lights Co-Founder Ray Stewart. “We knew there was power in light, especially in disinfection, and we are excited to be partnering with NS Nanotech to bring real help to the marketplace.”

A New Discovery Meets New Tech

Science has known of the special sterilizing qualities of UV light for over 100 years. The range of UV light known commonly as far-UVC can deactivate pathogens, including coronaviruses. And recent scientific studies have found that far-UVC light’s short wavelength of 230 nanometers or less does not penetrate living cells on the surfaces of skin and eyes.

“We knew Far-UV light was a truly unprecedented tool in the fight against pathogens,” continues UV Ray Lights’ Ray Stewart. “The remaining question was what technology could make this UV light available now. That answer could only be NS Nanotech and their ShortWaveLight™ Emitters.”

Utilizing new, cutting-edge solid-state semiconductor technology, NS Nanotech has solved many of the challenging aspects of producing the special shortwave far-UV range of 200-230 nanometers to deactivate pathogens. Unlike standard UV bulbs, which operate at high temperatures and require the use of caustic gases, the solid-state ShortWaveLight™ Emitters run cool, are small enough to integrate into portable, tabletop devices, and do not use dangerous gases.

Renting Far-UV Light for Functions, Meetings, and Conventions

UV Ray Lights will rent out tabletop UltraClean™ sterilizers equipped with the ShortWaveLight™ Emitters to meeting and event organizers. Each device assigned to an attendee at an event will sterilize surfaces and air in front of it, reducing the viral load in the room.

“Now we are ready to deploy a real tool to help curb the rising infection rates not only of the current pandemic, but from other viruses and germs people share when they gather for conferences or conventions. Scientific studies are coming out consistently now showing that the real potential of this technology is just emerging,” says Stewart. “We are excited to be on the forefront of bringing it to the marketplace through our unique rental service. It will now be possible for businesses and industry to gather together for networking, education, and other important in-person events.”

“We are delighted that UV Ray Lights will help get people back together again by extending the power of our far-UVC ShortWaveLight™ Emitters to public and private gatherings around the country,” says Victor Hsia, NS Nanotech’s VP of Business Development and Sales. “UV Ray Lights is pioneering the use of a vital new technology in the fight against current and future pandemics.”    

About UV Ray Lights

UV Ray Lights utilizes years of experience in specialized lighting to bring a safer UV germicidal light to events. Through collaboration with NS Nanotech and Kryptolights, UltraClean™ UV can be deployed at an array of events, from conferences to conventions. UV Ray Lights is committed to bringing this new tool to venues and events across the country, allowing people to interact and live more freely.

About NS Nanotech

NS Nanotech’s patented technologies, drawing on a decade of work on nitride semiconductors by researchers at McGill University and the University of Michigan, dramatically improve the fabrication process and resulting efficiency of nano-scale light-emitting materials. NS Nanotech ShortWaveLight™ Emitters are the first devices that utilize solid-state semiconductors to generate far-UVC light.