With the new Solus office finally complete, we wanted to share with you some featured products we incorporated and tips for designing healthier spaces. First and foremost, our office space is designed with the health and safety of the team in mind. It's also designed to double as a showroom, with many types products installed throughout the space. We can't wait to give you a tour of the space in person, but for now, keep reading for 5 features you'll find in the new Solus office, including UV-C upper air disinfection, acoustic lighting, color tuning and biophilic lighting.
Fail-Safe GUV Upper Air Purifier
Signify, the parent corporation of Cooper Lighting Solutions, has been a world leader in UV-C source manufacturing and delivering solutions for over 35 years to disinfect water, air and surfaces. Cooper Lighting Solutions brought to market the Fail-Safe GUV Disinfecting Solutions in Spring of 2020, incorporating UV-C technology into a number of products which fall under two categories: Air Disinfection and Surface Disinfection. For the Solus office, we wanted an easy disinfecting solution that can be used throughout the day while the space is occupied. We chose the GAC UV-C Air Ceiling Mount which we installed throughout all of the open areas of the office. Upper Air UV-C solutions were shown to inactivate over 92% of airborne pathogens, including the virus that causes COVID-19. For high traffic public spaces like medical offices, schools, retail stores and gyms, Germicidal UV Surface Disinfection can be a good option. For surface disinfection, UV-C Controls ensure the space is vacant before the UV-C Fixtures will turn on and will automatically turn off if someone enters the space. The Fail-Safe GUV Disinfecting Solutions brochure goes through all of the options and how long each product takes to complete the disinfecting process, ranging from 5 to 25 minutes. See all of Fail-Safe's GUV Disinfecting Solutions here.
Luminii - Purifii GUV
Acoustic Lighting Solutions
In an open, multi-use portion of the office, we have worked color tuning into the lighting design, using a combination of USAI's BeveLED 2.2 Cylinders and Crestron's SolarSync System to bring current daylight conditions inside. USAI Lighting’s proprietary and patented Color Select Tunable White technology can recreate a broad spectrum of white light from 6000K down to 2200K—and everything in between—while independently adjusting intensity from 100% to 0.1% to mimic natural daylight in any environment at any time of day. The Crestron SolarSync Photosensor captures the true color and intensity of the sun and directs the luminaires to match the detected color. Read more about Crestron SolarSync technology. With the capability to over-ride the programming, this space also allows us to demonstrate other users of color tuning to designers.
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