Shipboard antimicrobe lighting technology available

2021-06-25T19:32:23+00:00 June 25th, 2021|Technology|

Vyv, a provider of continuous use, UV-free antimicrobial LED technology, has entered into four new partnerships to help cruise ships return to service.

Agreements were signed with MJM Group, LightPartner Lichtsysteme, Middleby Corp and Delta Contract to market Vyv antimicrobial LED lighting throughout the maritime industry – from galleys, lounges, commissaries and food service areas to elevators, general gathering places, office spaces, and other high-traffic/high touch areas on board ship.

Updated US CDC guidance recommended enhanced approaches to multi-layered defence systems around germ control. Pre-pandemic, dosing surfaces with Vyv’s continuous use White Antimicrobial Light was recognised by the maritime industry as an easy-to-implement, high impact solution to cleaning all surfaces exposed to this light.

Vyv lighting also meets international standards for continual and unrestricted use around people.

With the recent news that Vyv can also kill viruses, in addition to bacteria, fungi and mold, the company formed the new partnerships  with companies that are well positioned to address the increased demand for antimicrobial lighting on these vessels.

LightPartner, Middleby, MJM Marine and Delta Contract, bring  expertise on maritime lighting, bespoke services and ship renovations. Coupled with Vyv’s antimicrobial technology, an portfolio of maritime lighting will provide the ship’s crew, staff and their guests greater safety, security and comfort in the cleanliness of their environment while aboard the ship, the company claimed.

“As the cruise industry begins its comeback in the wake of the pandemic, there is an extraordinary focus on the safety and comfort for guests and crew alike,” said Kristin May, Chief Commercial Operations Officer, Vyv (pictured).

“Creating the cleanest possible environment on board, particularly in high traffic/high touch areas, takes on new meaning and importance.

“Doing that in a sustainable way, meaning continuously creating an inhospitable environment for microbes to grow and survive, while incorporating new green technologies is essential. Retrofitting these vessels with antimicrobial lighting that is easily installed, requires virtually no maintenance, and cleans surfaces continually 24/7, is a perfect solution for bringing back confidence from the cruising public and the people who serve them,” she said.

German-based LightPartner, a provider of marine lighting technology for cruise ships to standard luminaires for merchant ships, will integrate Vyv Antimicrobial Light into maritime lighting fixtures and will fulfill the requirements for light fixtures installed on board ships.

“Pandemics are the challenges of the future. Instead of looking for a universal remedy, we need to develop a combination of measures to ensure the best possible protection for everyone on board. At LightPartner, we are glad to contribute with our luminaires powered by Vyv technology,” said the company’s Doris Haas, Managing Director and owner.

Northern Ireland’s MJM Marine, a specialist in cruise ship refurbishment, refit and interior refitting services since 1983, offers bespoke and turnkey solutions across a broad range of areas: accommodation, recreation and public areas, catering, residential and more.

“Over this Covid 19 hiatus, MJM Marine has looked to technology and innovation to enhance our offerings to our long-established client base in the maritime industry. We believe the maritime industry will embrace Vyv Technology and UV- free antimicrobial lighting and we envisage a strong foothold for this technology in the maritime environment,” said Gary Annett, CEO, MJM Marine.

Italy-based Delta Contract offers a fully integrated platform to design, manufacture and install lighting systems. Following many years of success, Delta expanded into antimicrobial lighting in partnership with Vyv to supply all the areas on board ship, with particular focus on food areas, public areas and cabins, with a specific focus on newbuilding and drydock projects,

Middleby Corp is a supplier of marine-grade cooking technologies for cruise lines and the US Navy. Recognised by USPH, all of the company’s marine equipment is designed to withstand the roughest sea conditions.

Due to the cruise sector financial problems recently, Vyv said that it was committed to making its technology accessible to all cruise lines by offering a new delivery model through an Environmental Wellness Programme, a ‘Dosage-As-A-Service’ subscription model.