AdvantagesIndigo-Clean is superior to UV lighting solutions in the following five key areas: efficacy, safety, affordability, operation, and environmental impact.
Indigo-Clean works around the clock, making it a valuable addition to any cleaning protocol. Rather than relying solely on staff to clean surfaces, or HVAC systems to purify the air, Indigo-Clean combines the benefits of both. While patients and doctors may not notice it, our technology is always working, reducing bioburden between terminal cleanings, and continuously filling the disinfection gap left by episodic cleaning methods.
Indigo-Clean mitigates the costs associated with Surgical Site Infections (SSIs), SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and Influenza A transmission. On average, the onetime purchase of IndigoClean pays for itself within 2.2 months when you consider the cost of preventing a single SSIs.
Indigo-Clean requires far less maintenance than UV.
In addition to added cost, the frequent replacement of UV disinfection equipment takes rooms out of service. Indigo-Clean fixtures last for 10 years and are readily accessible, making maintenance infrequent and simple. Indigo-Clean does not involve other critical systems (such as air vents), simplifying installation.
UV harms people and degrades materials.
Because Indigo-Clean is visible LED light, it is safe for people and products. Not the case with UV.
UV exposure is a known cause skin cancer and retinal damage. That alone should make it a questionable addition to any occupied setting. In addition, it degrades materials in the room, often requiring them to be replaced far early than anticipated. Unlike UV, Indigo-Clean disinfects safely with no sign that it’s even at work, and no negative impact to room occupants or materials in the space.