Antimicrobial activity of a continuous visible light disinfection system

William A. Rutala, Hajime Kanamori, Maria F. Gergen, Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett, Daniel J. Sexton, Deverick J. Anderson, Jeffrey Laux, David J. Weber

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We evaluated the ability of high-intensity visible violet light with a peak output of 405 nm to kill epidemiologically important pathogens. The high irradiant light significantly reduced both vegetative bacteria and spores at some time points over a 72-hour exposure period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250-1253
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1


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