Indigo-Clean Illuminates The Room While Killing Bacteria Non-Stop


Few things can sterilize objects with the same potency as ultraviolet light. Being harmful to humans, however, their use is restricted in settings where the light won’t be able to come in contact with any people, requiring a room to be cleared out before sanitizing it with a UV blast. A new type of light called Indigo-Clean, however, might make such traditional use for UV unnecessary.

A sanitizing light that’s safe for humans, it can be installed as traditional lighting fixtures, allowing it to illuminate a room similar to regular LEDs, all while nuking harmful bacteria in the air and all exposed surfaces. That means, no more special sessions with UV sanitizers necessary – just regular use of the lighting fixtures can keep the room clear of dangerous microorganisms.


Because the Indigo-Clean is designed to be used for illumination, it’s able to provide its disinfecting effects continuously, so at no point during the time it’s turned on will microorganisms be able to build up on any exposed surfaces. This makes it ideal for hospitals and other clinical spaces, although germophobes who want their home to be barren of bacterial dangers can also install them to allay their concerns.

It’s designed to be installed in ceilings, just like traditional lighting fixtures, where it uses special LEDs to produce light at a 405nM wavelength, which is both visible and effective at destroying harmful elements in the environment. Do note, the light it creates is more bluish than warm, but we imagine that won’t be an issue for the actual places that will find this thing most valuable.

Kenall Manufacturing was recently awarded the license to supply the Indigo-Clean across North American markets.

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2 Responses

  1. Karen

    They sure have a ton of indigo lights pointing towards the mattress. Is this so they don’t have to wipe down the plastic cover on the mattress top? Will these bacteria lights remove remnants of ebola virus left by previous patients? Do they prevent you from getting sick? Do they use less or more electricity than the way we would normally light up a room? Are these like grow lights? I’ve never heard of this technology, so I have a lot of questions. It just seems so weird – sanitizing with light!

    • Charles

      Have you ever worked in a hospital, Acute care, ICU, ER, and in a surgical suite? This doesn’t replace proper cleaning but enhances. Electricity costs are low compared to HAI costs. And really? Are we still worried about ebola?

      I have been working in medical facilities for 30 years and have been watching this tech but the UV robots that are available now are cost prohibitive.


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