bio-light antimicrobial lighting

Antimicrobial lighting designed to help reduce and prevent the spread of bacteria

The maintenance and cleaning of light fittings is often overlooked due to it commonly being inaccesible on high ceilings and walls. It can however, still harbour bacteria and needs regular cleaning like any other product. With our antimicrobial protection, you can be assured you will receive continuous protection from harmful bacteria for the lifetime of the product.

bio-light antimicrobial technology is incorporated into the structure of our products during the manufacturing stage and not applied as a coating. The silver-ion based technology we use is highly effective, safe and designed to last the lifetime of the product. 

Have you ever wondered why the tradition of giving silver baby spoons, silver baby rattles exists? Because mouthing silver in the old days helped babies survive. These were treasured heirlooms passed down through generations and there is a factual reason why the wealthy gifted babies with silver to promote their health. Silver disrupts bacteria cells permanently.

Silver has been used to preserve food and water and silver spoons became popular in the middle ages to protect against the plague. The wealthy could afford silver and escaped the worst ravages. In England, not more than 25% of the rich died during the plague of the 14th century while for peasants the death rate was 40 - 50% in the Wake of the Plague. The early discovery that water, wine, milk and vinegar stayed pure longer in silver vessels, led to its desirability as a container for long voyages. Herodotus wrote that Cyrus the Great, King of Persia, a man of vision who established a board of health and a medical dispensary for his citizens, had water drawn from a special stream, boiled, and many four wheeled wagons drawn by mules carried it in silver vessels, following the king where ever he went.

Settlers in the American West used silver dollars in jugs of milk to keep the milk from spoiling and silver nitrate drops have been and still are being used in newborn babies' eyes to prevent infection after birth. With the growth in popularity of antibiotics, silver has seemed to be less necessary for health. Pacifiers have replaced silver teething rings and plastic toys are used instead of silver rattles.

One of the most important uses of silver as a biocide is in hospitals and other health care facilities because they grapple with MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), a type of life-threatening Staph germ. Also referred to as a ‘superbug,’ MRSA is resistant to almost all chemical antibiotics." This is why we produced bio-light...

How do bio-light products work?

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1. Protein damage

Proteins are essential for bacteria. Silver ions within the material of bio-light products start by damaging these bacteria causing the failure of essential functions such as reproduction.

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2. Cell damage

bio-light disrupts the microbe membrane along with the structure of the microbe causing essential nutrients to leak out and catastrophic structural failure causing them to fail.

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3. Oxidative damage

bio-light causes increased levels of reactive oxygen species, which then cause damage to the internal systems of the microbe causing it to fail and stop producing.

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4. DNA interference

bio-light disrupts the genetic material of the bacteria, preventing reproduction leading to a reduction of bacteria and a more hygienic product and environment.

bio-light ideal for hospital lighting

bio-light products are the perfect choice for achieving antimicrobial protection for lighting in the following environments: 

• Hospitals
• Care homes
• Food preparation areas
• Schools
• Healthcare practices
• Dentists
• High risk infection areas
• Animal treatment centres

Independently Tested in the UK

All of our bio-light products are validated and quality control tested to ISO22196:2011 in an independent UKAS accredited UK laboratory.
You can be confident that all our bio-light products will provide you with exceptional quality lighting in a safe and clean environment.

Full specifications and documentation for our antimicrobial lighting is available upon request.

The bio-light range

bio-light bio 1

BIO1

• Impact modified and UV stabilised polycarbonate base and diffuser
• Three secure fixing points screw the diffuser to the base
• Available with a Lumax diffuser
• Anti-tamper screws
• Hinged gear tray for easy maintenance
• Designed and manufactured in the UK with bio-light technology as standard

Dimensions: H380mm x D122.5mm

bio-light bio2

BIO2

• Impact modified and UV stabilised polycarbonate base and diffuser
• Impact modified and UV stabilised polycarbonate base and diffuser
• Fixing tabs on the diffuser help it to locate into the base for easy access during maintenance • 2 x 20mm conduit entry points
• Available with an opal, clear prismatic or high performance lumax diffuser
• Range of decorative trims available to transform the look of the enclosure
• Designed and manufactured in the UK with bio-light technology as standard

Dimensions: H425mm x D111mm

bio-light bio3

BIO3

• Impact modified and UV stabilised polycarbonate base and diffuser
• Silicone Gasket to ensure IP65 rating
• 3 x 20mm conduit entry points
• Available with an opal, clear prismatic or high performance lumax diffuser
• Hinged gear tray for easy maintenance
• Designed and manufactured in the UK with bio-light technology as standard

Dimensions: H380mm x D122.5mm

bio-light bio4

BIO4

• Impact modified and UV stabilised polycarbonate base and diffuser
• Easy access for maintenance
• 2 x 20mm conduit entry points
• Available with clear, prismatic or high performance Lumax diffuser
• Choice of white or black base
• Designed and manufactured in the UK with bio-light technology as standard

Dimensions: H276mm x D97mm

bio-light bio5

BIO5

• IP66 rated Impact modified and UV stabilised polycarbonate base and diffuser
• Easy access for maintenance
• 2 x 20mm conduit entry points
• Available with clear, prismatic or high performance Lumax diffuser
• Designed and manufactured in the UK with bio-light technology as standard

Dimensions: H100mm x D90mm

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Find our more

To find out more about the bio-light range and how it can help you prevent the spread of bacteria in your environment please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Silver Ions are a safe inorganic, natural mineral, the element of silver has a widely recognised antimicrobial function (you only have to google it). The silver ions refer to silver atoms from which one or more electrons have been lost, and which exist in an ionic state. They have an oxidising power and are commonly used in daily life for disinfection and sterilisation.

No, the silver ion technology is added into the polycarbonate plastic at the time of manufacture. This ensures that even if cut in half, our light fittings will continue to reduce the levels of bacteria by up to 99.9% in your environment and not wear away over time.

bio-light products have been independently tested in a UK laboratory to ISO 22196:2011 and found to be effective against the following:
MRSA
MSSA
E.COLI
LEGIONELLA

PSEUDOMONAS
SALMONELLA
LISTERIA
VRE
CAMPYLOBACTER
ASPERGILLUS NIGER
MOULD
FUNGI

Protects - bio-light products work continously reducing the potential for cross contamination.
Integrated - Built into our lighting during the manufacturing process providing protection for the expected lifetime of the product.
Effective - bio-light technology is effective against microbes including potentially harmful bacteria and mould.
Long Lasting - bio-light technology protects against the negative effects of microbes, extending the useful life of our products.

The answer is yes, 100% safe, tested and approved to the EFSA and FDA. bio-light uses an additive based on silver-ion technology which holds extensive approvals including those for food contact. In addition, the process conforms to Biocidal Product Regulations.

Produced at our Coco Lighting factory in the UK, we pride ourselves by using only the best components available for all our bio-light products. Our quality control procedures are all undertaken by our experienced and skilled members of staff. With a 5 year warranty on all bio-light products, we are confident they will withstand the test of time and provide you with continuous antimicrobial protection for the lifetime of the product.

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