The Realities of Disinfectant Lighting

Architect Magazine
Before President Donald Trump erroneously—and sarcastically, he later claimed—suggested the possibility of using “ultraviolet or just a very powerful light … inside the body” at a White House briefing in April as a potential treatment for COVID-19, scientific research in the use of UV light to combat pathogens was well underway. Given these comments and a heightened interest in disinfection due to the pandemic, the lighting community swiftly released webinars, FAQs, and press releases to offer guidance on the effectiveness, potential applications, and myths of using UV radiation to fight infection.

The Illuminating Engineering Society, a professional association for the lighting and design community, was one such organization to respond to the increased interest in germicidal UV lighting.  Read more