Violet Defense was founded on the principle that there must be a better way to keep us all safe from harmful bacteria and viruses that cause so many of us to get sick every year. Violet Defense harnesses the germ-killing power of light to create solutions that are safe, proven, and effective against harmful germs.
Keeping You Safe with Continuous Protection
With the goal of finding a better way to protect the world from germs, Violet Defense has built technology with your safety in mind. A key difference with our technology is the ability to seamlessly integrate germ-killing technology into everyday products.
Autonomous Control Enables Ongoing Disinfection for Your Health & Wellness
With a small footprint, Violet Defense technology can be incorporated into spaces through fully installed versions that can run autonomous, intelligent control. This enables every space protected by Violet Defense to be able to be cleaned any time the room is unoccupied. This continuous protection enables ongoing disinfection to help keep each space safer from germs.
Redundant Safety Systems
The systems have redundant safety systems to ensure the technology only deploys when the room is unoccupied and will power off if any issues are detected with the built-in sensors. As the technology is environmentally-friendly and non-toxic, it also reduces exposure to harmful chemicals.
Proven Solutions Built on 140 Years of Science
It has been over 140 years since Downes & Blunt discovered the antibacterial effects of sunlight. They determined that shorter wavelengths of the solar spectrum were more effective at neutralizing bacteria. It is now known that there are germicidal effects of UV-C, UV-B, UV-A and violet blue light.
Germ-Killing Light Targets the DNA & RNA of Microbes
DNA & RNA is the genetic material that makes up all living organisms, controlling their growth, development, functioning and reproduction. UV light produces electromagnetic energy that can destroy the ability of microorganisms to reproduce and cause inactivation of microbes by causing mutations and/or cell death. Violet Blue light in the 405nm to 470 nm wavelength inhibits bacterial and fungal growth.
Broad Spectrum of Light Optimizes Effects
Violet Defense Technology represents a significant breakthrough in germicidal protection for the world and is protected by an extensive US and international patent portfolio. The S.A.G.E. UV line of Violet Defense uses a powerful, broad spectrum light, including germicidal UV-C, UV-B, UV-A, and violet blue that optimize their germ-killing efficiency.
- UV-C is most traditionally referred to as germicidal UV with ability to kill bacteria, viruses, mold, and fungi.
- UV-A and UV-B light causes oxidation of proteins and lipids causing cell death.
- Broad band UV lamps have also been shown to inhibit photo-reactivation, the process that can result in self-repair of damaged microbes.
- Blue light has been shown to be able to have up to 100% bacterial suppression over the proper intervals.
Effectively Kills Up to 99.9% of Germs
After significant research, development and validation, the appropriate combination of technologies and materials have been identified and are now ready to easily integrate into existing products to allow them to self-clean. The breakthrough produced a technology that not only kills all forms of germs/microbes on the product itself, but also the surrounding areas and even within the air and nearby water/fluids.
Independent Lab Validation on Key Pathogens
Violet Defense has been independently tested by an EPA and FDA GLP-Compliant, ISO 17025 Accredited Testing Laboratory. Testing conducted on the S.A.G.E. UV Whole Room Unit and S.A.G.E. UV Bathroom Fan Cover.
Clinical testing showed that Violet Defense kills up to 99.9% of MRSA, E. coli, Salmonella, and Norovirus at distances as far away as 3 meters.