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ellumi™ Under Cabinet Light Safely and Continuously Kills Bacteria on Surfaces While Illuminating

Updated: Aug 20, 2018

CISION PR Newswire - Mar 15, 2018

NEW YORK, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ellumi™ powered by Vital Vio has launched a ground-breaking LED, Bacteria Killing Under Cabinet Light that revolutionizes the way germs are killed on any surface - safely, effectively and most importantly, continuously. 

Behind ellumi™ are two industry trailblazers – Evolution Lighting, LLC, a leader in providing innovative and premium lighting experiences to the residential sector, and Vital Vio, a health care solutions company focused on addressing the spread of illnesses and infections who has pioneered the science and technology behind ellumi™. Together, they have joined forces to bring ellumi™ straight to your home. Unlike other bacteria killing lights, ellumi™ incorporates Vital Vio's proprietary VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology that uses LEDs instead of UV or chemicals, making it completely safe for your family and pets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

University researchers have proven that VioSafe specific wavelengths of visible light are safe for humans but deadly to bacteria.  ellumi™ uses these wavelengths to eliminate up to 99% of hundreds of different germs – bacteria, mold and fungi – on surfaces while illuminating your spaces with the flip of a light switch. The lighting technology used in ellumi™ excites certain molecules in harmful microorganisms through photo-activation to produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), causing cell wall damage and death over time. 

Germs are a pervasive threat in hospitals, homes, public spaces, and workplaces even after wiping and washing surfaces. Preventing deadly infections caused by the spread of these bacteria and other harmful organisms is a constant and costly battle. ellumi™ can safely provide continuous surface disinfection in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, offices, and other indoor surfaces. ellumi™ powered by Vital Vio™ has proven to be effective on Strep, Staph/MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria and other harmful microbes, which are often found hiding on commonly used surfaces. This technology offers consumers a solution to a major health problem through continuous disinfection and therefore reduced risk of associated illness. 

ellumi™ is available in 4 convenient sizes and can link up to 6 units at a time (9", 12", 18", and 24").  With the dual mount option to plug in directly to an outlet or direct-wire to a circuit, ellumi provides homeowners, renters and employers a way to continuously disinfect and protect surfaces no matter how big or small.  

About Evolution Lighting LLC: Evolution Lighting LLC brings cutting edge lighting technology, trends and innovations to the global market. With a goal of evolving the way consumers illuminate their daily lives, Evolution Lighting LLC is always a step ahead of current trends. Evolution's lighting offers lighting solutions sold under many popular trade names including Catalina™, Tensor™, and JAlexander™ as well as sold under exclusive private label partnerships with North America'slargest retailers.

With a "can do" corporate culture, Evolution Lighting LLC stays focused on the future with designers and engineers busy in the development lab working on custom design and patented lighting technology along with turnkey marketing solutions. With over 30 years of knowledge, resources and relationships Evolution Lighting LLC will continues to provide brilliant and premium lighting solutions to the market.

About Vital Vio  Vital Vio is a healthcare solutions company that has reinvented disinfection, providing facilities managers and home-owners new tools to continuously kill germs indoors with the flip of a light switch. The company's VioSafe™ White Light Disinfection™ technology is suitable for continuous human exposure. Used in combination with traditional intermittent cleaning in hospitals, homes, public spaces, and workplaces, Vital Vio's technology multi-tasks to safely, effectively, and continuously kill bacteria and other harmful organisms on indoor surfaces, while also illuminating the room. Vital Vio has been awarded several U.S. Patents for its innovative technologies and products, with numerous more patents pending. Research has shown that the company's LED's and other product offerings dramatically reduce contamination and infection risk for its customers. 

About Vital Vio's CEO & Co-Founder Colleen Costello was a junior in college when her grandmother contracted a MRSA infection during what was expected to be a routine hospital stay. This led, Colleen, a biomedical engineering major, to begin researching the cause and effect in relation to the issue. She learned that preventable infections acquired in hospitals are all too common. According to the CDC, one in 25 patients under hospital care contract a preventable hospital acquired infection. Motivated to change these stats, Costello put together a team of multidisciplinary engineers, and scientists and began researching smarter ways to manage bacteria levels. This led them to start Vital Vio in 2013 to develop precise spectrums of light to safely and continuously kills germs on common surfaces.  Colleen holds a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a focus in Technological Entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY. She has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, ABC was named as a Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 recipient, an Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 Most Brilliant Young Founders and one of Inc.'s 50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs to Watch and is a selected member of the Kairos Society.

Media Contact:  adriana@laruepr.com 732.667.7777

SOURCE Evolution Lighting, LLC

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