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Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air

NPR
“We have very little practical experience to show how effective it can be [in a pandemic] since it’s been out of use in this country and in Western Europe,” said Sliney of Johns Hopkins, who chairs a committee with the Illuminating Engineering Society, which recently released new guidance on GUV

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UV Light Can Help Disinfect, but Comes With Huge Covid Caveats

Inc. Magazine
Experts are sounding the alarm on UV light products, which remain poorly regulated.

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The Realities of Disinfectant Lighting

Architect Magazine
Scientists and manufacturers discuss the technologies available for reducing bacteria, mold, spores, and viruses using light.

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Collaboration Addresses Light Pollution

Facility Executive
IDA and IES adopt Five Principles for Responsible Outdoor Lighting to advance quality lighting.

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Lightfair Names 2020 Lightfair Innovation Awards Winners

Furniture Lighting & Decor
Fourteen winners are celebrated despite the cancellation of the 2020 trade show and conference.
Judge’s Citation: Illuminating Engineering Society – IES eLearning Portal

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A Recap of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop

EIN News
The 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society, drew lighting experts from around the world to San Diego. The annual event is a cornerstone of DOE’s Lighting R&D Program planning.

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White House Official Says Sunlight, Humidity Help Kill Coronavirus

One News
In a statement sent to CNN, the Illuminating Engineering Society, a non-profit industry group, said, “Ultraviolet disinfecting ‘wands’ or other ultraviolet products for residential use — as they are inadequately proven and unregulated — may pose a safety hazard and are unlikely to provide the protection expected.”

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IUVA Fact Sheet on UV Disinfection for COVID-19

IUVA
The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) believes that UV disinfection technologies can play a role in a multiple barrier approach to reducing the transmission of the virus causing COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, based on current disinfection data and empirical evidence.

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If Sunlight Kills Coronavirus, Why Not Try UV Lamps?

CNN
“Ultraviolet disinfecting ‘wands’ or other ultraviolet products for residential use — as they are inadequately proven and unregulated — may pose a safety hazard and are unlikely to provide the protection expected,” the group said in a statement sent to CNN.

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As Q1 Tumbles In Pandemic, Signify Cranks Up Its UV-C Business

LEDs Magazine
Just this week, the Illuminating Engineering Society issued guidance on its safe usage, while also encouraging its development.

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