What Makes LightStrike+ Pulsed Xenon UV
a Better Choice?
Broad Spectrum UV
Wavelengths are like tools, the more tools you have, the more destruction you can do to pathogens. LightStrike+ delivers intense broad spectrum UV light that destroys pathogens in 3 different ways while other narrow spectrum UV products only achieve 1³.
2 Minute Cycles with LightStrike+
The intense, broad spectrum UV light generated by LightStrike+ means faster microbial reduction cycles, leading to quicker room turnover and greater throughput. Vegetative bacteria cycles with LightStrike+ are as short as 2 minutes.
Why Wavelengths Matter
Certain UV wavelengths have been proven to quickly and effectively destroy pathogens where they are most susceptible³. The LightStrike+ Pulsed Xenon lamp generates intense broad spectrum UV light (240-315 nm) that is more intense than a standard narrow spectrum Mercury UV bulb6, enabling LightStrike+ to destroy a variety of vegetative bacteria in as little as 2 minutes. Most UV products utilize bulbs that contain Mercury (one of the most toxic natural substances, according to Phillips7) to create UV light. These Mercury UV bulbs have limitations, only generating one wavelength of UV light (253.7 nm).
LightStrike+ Advantages to Autonomous UV
Autonomous products are used in a variety of businesses today, however, there’s still a question of whether autonomous UV products can be used safely in complex environments with high throughput like healthcare facilities. LightStrike+provides efficiencies when it comes to time, labor, and ease of use.
With LightStrike+, you can zap remaining pathogens in a matter of minutes.
Autonomy may not improve microbial reduction efficacy. The published cycle times for the typical narrow spectrum mercury-based UV products still apply (an average of 52 min for a C.diff cycle10).
LightStrike+ provides rapid cycle times (as little as 2 minutes for vegetative bacteria), which means faster room turnover times and the ability to use LightStrike+ in more rooms per day.
With LightStrike+, you can take the Robot where it’s needed – anytime, anywhere in your facility.
Autonomous doesn’t mean humanless.
Even with autonomous products, the operator must be present while the UV product is in operation. Very similar to LightStrike+, autonomous UV operators need to follow safety protocols, including opening the door, completing safety checks, and pushing the start button for each UV cycle11.
LightStrike+ is easy to use – place it, plug it in, and turn it on.
You won’t be faced with common autonomous UV obstacles of getting hung up at a closed door, the product being too big to enter areas, having trouble rolling over thresholds, having difficulty maneuvering around common objects/furniture, or needing to be continuously connected to a Wi-Fi network11.
LightStrike+ does not rely on a battery to power its intense broad spectrum UV light or to move from one location to the next. With 100% accessibility, LightStrike+ is ready at a moment’s notice.
Some autonomous UV products have a 2-hour operating time per full charge. Charging from 0-100% can take 6 hours at a docking station or 12-16 hours with a manual charger11.
If you would like to have a scientific or technical discussion regarding our product, please contact our Science Team at
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