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How To Kill 90% of Bacteria In The Workplace

on Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:02

Office Bacteria Infographic
Tired of catching a cold or a virus every time one of your coworkers neglects to use a sick day? More than 44 million Americans are working without paid sick time at their disposal, and are more likely to go to work with a contagious illness. A study performed by Kimberly-Clark for The Healthy Workplace Project has proved that not only are offices crawling with bacteria, but the highest levels are found in areas we least expect.

Testing approximately 4,800 offices, results were found using a device which measures ATP, an energy molecule found in bacteria, mold, and yeast cells. At the top of their list is the office’s break room sink faucets, as it resulted in an ATP reading of over 300 in 75% of the offices tested. To give some reference, an area showing an ATP reading of 100 is in need of a good cleaning. The microwave came in second with an ATP reading over 300 at 48% of the offices tested. It’s likely that these two areas tested the highest due to communal use, and the amount of food being prepared and consumed in close proximity.

Chemical cleaners can be effective, however, they’re a risk when used near food or electrical equipment. Antibacterial agents found in personal hygiene products help but often do not kill all bacteria, causing the cells to mutate into tougher, drug-resistant strains.

So, what can be done about this? The germicidal ultraviolet light emitted by products like the Spectroline® DeGERM-inator™ damage the DNA in bacteria and viruses, killing over 90% of them outright. Done in seconds, this UV light kills a wide range of disease-causing bacteria and viruses, such as E.Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Listeria, and the H1N1 flu virus. Apart from contaminated sinks and microwaves, this product can also be used to sanitize the following:

  • Telephones

  • Cell Phones

  • Toilet Seats and Flush Handles

  • Sinks

  • Faucets

  • Countertops

  • Computer Mouse

  • Keyboards

  • Plastic Toys

  • Doorknobs

  • And Many Other Commonly Contaminated Surfaces!

Small enough to fit in your pocket, these portable ultraviolet sanitizers are absolutely safe when used as directed.  They use the short-wave UV (germicidal) method of deactivating and killing microbes, which has been recommended for over 50 years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. For added safety, DeGERM-inator lamps feature a unique child safety switch to prevent accidental UV exposure.

The question is, why isn’t your office using this technology?

Spectronics Corporation Promotes Daniel Chusid to Technical Sales & Regulatory Compliance Specialist

on Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:18

Spectronics Corporation has announced the promotion of Daniel Chusid to Technical Sales & Regulatory Compliance Specialist.

Dan joined Spectronics eight years ago as a Sales Administrator. He has also held the positions of International Customer Service Specialist and Technical Sales Specialist.

In his new role, Dan will be responsible for maintaining legal and regulatory compliance for the company. He will also provide direction to affected business areas regarding changes in operation required for compliance.

Spectronics Corporation Appoints Daniel Tristan as International Sales Manager

on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 17:15

Spectronics Corporation has announced the appointment of Daniel Tristan as its International Sales Manager for the Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.

Before joining the company, Daniel was Director of Sales & Marketing at Dreyfus Global Trade, an export management company serving the automotive, heavy duty and industrial markets.

In his new role, Daniel’s responsibilities will be to support and increase sales by managing Spectronics’ existing distribution networks in these territories.

Powerful, Multi-LED, Broad-Beam UV-A Lamp Ideal for Forensic Inspection

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:34

The Spectroline®TRITAN365 (P/N TRI-365HB) is an ultra-high intensity, broad-beam, multi-LED UV/white light lamp that is perfect for forensic investigation and laboratory work. It enhances the detection, inspection and photography of biological stains, latent fingerprints, untreated blood, bodily fluids, processed blood samples and much more.

The TRITAN 365 features three ultra-high-flux UV LEDs for a wide range of forensic inspection applications, plus a white light LED to illuminate dimly lit areas.

Ultra-Powerful UV Leak Detection Kit Finds All Aircraft Fluid Leaks

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 11:34

The Spectroline®MLK-35A MAXIMA™ Leak Detection UV Kit pinpoints the exact source of leaks in hydraulic, engine oil and aircraft fuel systems. The kit features the super-powerful MAXIMA ultraviolet lamp and an 8 oz (237 ml) bottle of Aero-Brite™ universal fluorescent dye, which locates all leaks in petroleum- and synthetic-based aviation fluid systems. The MAXIMA lamp’s state-of-the-art Micro Discharge Light (MDL) technology delivers up to 10 times the UV-A output of conventional High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamps.

The MAXIMA is so powerful that it can be used in direct sunlight.

Economical, Violet Light LED Leak Detection Flashlight Makes All AC&R Leaks Glow Brilliantly

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:35

The OPTIMAX™400 (P/N OPX-400CS) from Spectronics Corporation is an economical, violet light LED leak detection flashlight. It emits less visible light than conventional inspection lamps so refrigerant leaks are easier to spot, saving valuable inspection time.

The OPTIMAX 400 features a high-output, violet light LED that causes dyes to fluoresce more brilliantly and with greater contrast. The flashlight’s pre-focused beam optimizes fluorescent response without any adjustments and it works effectively with all popular universal/POE dyes.

The OPTIMAX 400 flashlight is extremely compact and

Two-in-One Transilluminator Provides Both Ultraviolet and White Light Illumination

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 10:07

The advanced Spectroline®  Bi-O-Vision™ Series transilluminators feature two workstations, producing both 312nm ultraviolet and white light. The TD-1000R model offers fixed-intensity while the TVD-1000R model offers variable-intensity control of either UV or white light. These units are continuously adjustable from 100% down to 50%. This enables life science researchers to select medium wavelength ultraviolet or white light illumination to view fluorescent gels or visible blots.

The UV-B (312nm) intensity of the TVD-1000R can be varied.

UV-A LED Panel Flood Lamps Ideal for NDT Inspection

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:59

Spectronics Corporation offers the PowerMAX™ 365 Series UV-A LED flood lamps. Each lamp features a panel of 16 powerful UV-A (365 nm) LEDs specially engineered for non-destructive testing applications. These versatile, stationary light sources can be installed overhead or in-line, and can be connected together to provide an even wider coverage area.

The PowerMAX 365 Series lamps are available in four models: high-intensity and standard-intensity versions, each with or without a black light filter. The two high-intensity lamps produce a nominal steady-state UV-A intensity of 8,000 µW/cm² at 15

Starter Leak Detection Kit Ideal for Finding Leaks in Oil-Based Fluid Systems

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:36

The OPK-441 Industrial Leak Detection Kit from Spectronics Corporation is a starter kit designed to effectively pinpoint the exact source of all leaks in hydraulic equipment, compressors, engines, gearboxes and fuel systems.

The kit features the OPTIMAX™ 400 violet light LED flashlight, a compact, high-intensity unit that quickly reveals all leaks in small to medium-sized industrial systems — even in cramped areas that are inaccessible to larger lamps.

Also included is an 8 oz (237 ml) twin-neck bottle of patented OIL-GLO® 44 concentrated fluorescent oil dye, which is compatible with all

High-Intensity UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System Features Extra-Large Load Capacity

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 09:29

PC-4420A EPROM/Wafer Erasing System

The Spectroline® PC-4420A UV EPROM/Wafer Erasing System is a high-intensity unit with an extra-large load capacity. It produces a nominal initial short-wave UV (254 nm) intensity of 46,000 µW/cm² to ensure quick and complete erasure of programmed memory from every EPROM chip or wafer. This high-efficiency unit can complete an erasing cycle in just 4 minutes.

The PC-4420A utilizes four high intensity, ozone-free, mercury vapor quartz grid lamp assemblies mounted on specular aluminum reflectors.