UPDATE (1:19 p.m. May 26, 2020): GHSP is one of five companies to receive a mobility solutions grant from PlanetM, the state of Michigan’s mobility initiative. PlanetM is awarding a round of its technology activation grant program to companies addressing the challenges presented by the spread of the new coronavirus.
A West Michigan technology manufacturer is launching a new line of UV-C treatment lights for disinfecting emergency service vehicles.
Grand Haven-based GHSP, a global supplier in the automotive, high-end appliance and innovative technology industries, said last week that it launched ESP200, ESP400, ESS200 and ESS400 — the first products to be launched under the company’s grēnlite brand for mobile UV-C treatment and safety.
“Using UV-C to kill germs is not a new process, however, deploying it into a mobile space, gathering real-time data and providing the ability to adjust as needed to maximize its efficiency is a major step forward in the use of UV-C,” said Tom Rizzi, CEO of GHSP.
“With the challenges our world is currently facing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re very pleased that we’re able to bring this technology to the market at this time and help work to minimize the effects of COVID-19 and many other disease-causing germs.”
The new grēnlite units are installable into emergency services vehicles, such as ambulances, medical mobility transporters and police cruisers, and they provide disinfecting through the use of UV-C light that kills 99.9% of all household germs, plus more difficult pathogens such as Clostridium difficile (C. diff), streptococcus and COVID-19.
Each model is connectable to a cloud-based monitoring system that provides precision control of each unit and can gather information that can be used to increase treatment effectiveness. Additional services such as firmware updates and user adjustments are available to maximize the UV-C treatment.
The units are configured and installed based on the overall size of the treatment area, and several units can be paired and work together to cover all areas of the vehicle from treatment areas to operator compartments.
Marc Smeyers, chief technology officer at GHSP, said the grēnlite system can “run independently of user interaction and can determine on its own when it’s safe to operate.”
GHSP plans several additional grēnlite product launches this year.