SteriLumen: A New Automated System
The SteriLumen Disinfecting Mirror meets all design and lighting requirements for healthcare and provides disinfection for the backsplash, sink, drain and surrounding countertops. Specifically, the vision for SteriLumen features:
- The mirror is electrified and backlit, with built-in LED lighting, providing the viewer with an attractive view of themselves. This type of mirror is now common in the hospitality industry.
- It provides 99% destruction of the most common and dangerous pathogens when used for approximately 2 hours every 4-6 hours. Additional UV LED lights designed into the back of the mirror will kill any remaining pathogens not reached by cleaning staff.
- The built-in motion detector and sensor will automatically shut the UVC light off when anyone enters the room eliminating any concern over UV safety. Once there is no movement in the room for 10 minutes the UVC light comes back on to restart and continue its cycle.
- A patentable magnetic locked side hinge allows easy access for maintenance and environmental services staff to clean and maintain the mirror without removing it from the wall. Normal mirrors in hospital bathrooms are attached with brackets, making it necessary to take the mirror off the wall to clean and disinfect behind the unit. In reality, this area doesn’t get cleaned on a regular basis, leading to mold and pathogen growth.
- A built-in programmable controller ensures the mirror operates for the full cycle periods required. It’s functionality is expandable and may become a source for recurring income through additional data reporting, leasing and maintenance of add-on elements.
- The UVC LEDs are installed via a removable panel, leading to ease of replacement or upgrade. The UVC LEDs are expected to become more powerful over time and users of SteriLumen will likely want to replace the early generation UVC LEDs with more powerful models as the microbial world continues to change.
- The unit is easy to install and uses standard 110-120V electrical wiring.
- IOT (Internet of Things) connectivity uses WiFi and bluetooth technology that will enable continuous transmission of use and functionality data over the internet for collection and analysis. This could include data on the length of time the UVC light was on as well as the length of time, frequency and interval length concerning the bathroom use.
- A companion software platform enables the administrator to view and analyze the use and functionality data.