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Webinar: Principles of UV and Its Use as a Germicidal

April 28, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

IES Baltimore Section

The COVID-19 global pandemic is having an enormous impact on almost every aspect of our lives. The rapid and easy spread of this virus has created a substantial amount of interest in the germicidal properties of ultra violet and the possibility of using this spectrum to disinfect various applications. This presentation will cover the three types of ultra violet and levels of germicidal properties and capabilities. The history of the use of various lamp sources which can deliver UV will be explored as well as the risks associated with the various types. UVC will be specifically discussed as a germicidal, including how it can be used in various applications such as water, air cleaning and sanitizing items and surfaces, as well as its potential to ‘inactivate’ COVID-19 (Sars-CoV-2).


  • Log-on, Welcome – 6pm to 6:15pm
  • Credited Presentation – 6:15pm to 7:15pm
  • Related Discussion – 7:15pm to 7:35pm

Note: In order to receive CEU credit, attendees must be logged on to the webinar for at least 50 minutes of the presentation.

SPEAKER: William “Bill” O’Connell is a Specification Regional Sales Manager for Cooper Lighting Solutions. He is responsible for sales of specification lighting products to customers in the Mid-Atlantic. O’Connell also serves as a technical resource for Cooper’s Rep Agencies in the region as well as lighting designers, engineering firms and end users, educating them on new lighting products and technologies.

O’Connell began his career with OSRAM SYLVANIA in 1994 at their automotive lighting plant in Indiana as an Optical Engineer. O’Connell was awarded two patents in 1998, one technical and one design, for the design of SYLVANIA’s SPL optical system. From 2008 to 2017, O’Connell was a Commercial Engineer calling on lighting designers, end users, distributors, utilities and other lighting influencers.

Certified by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), O’Connell is also LEED AP certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of North America, and regularly presents on lighting applications and advances, light sources, legislation and regulation, among other topics.

O’Connell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Optics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a minor in Computer Science and a German Technical Translators Certificate.


April 28, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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