Antimicrobial activity of a continuous visible light disinfection system.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rutala, WA; Kanamori, H; Gergen, MF; Sickbert-Bennett, EE; Sexton, DJ; Anderson, DJ; Laux, J; Weber, DJ; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program,

Published Date

  • October 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1250 - 1253

PubMed ID

  • 30160225

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC6664446

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1559-6834

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/ice.2018.200


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States