Kenall Licenses Disinfection Lighting Patents to Finelite

June 12, 2020

(Kenosha, Wisconsin and Union City, California)Kenall Manufacturing has licensed visible light disinfection patents to Finelite, Inc. of Union City, California.  Both Finelite and Kenall are part of Legrand North and Central America (LNCA).

The patent licenses will allow Finelite to provide Indigo-Clean® visible light disinfection across a broad range of their product line, using the core disinfection patents from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Indigo-Clean employs 405 nanometer visible light to disinfect and is safe for continuous human exposure.

Patrick Marry, President of Kenall, stated, “Kenall is working to increase market penetration of disinfection lighting using safe wavelengths of visible light. Sublicensing Strathclyde’s core patents using the Indigo-Clean brand will further expand the use of this unique, life-saving technology.”

Jane White, President of Finelite, stated, “Disinfection lighting is a natural addition to Finelite’s high performance, sustainable lighting solutions for healthcare markets.  This is an opportunity for expansion of both lighting companies as part of Legrand’s lighting sector.”

Kenall and Finelite are leading manufacturers of specialized, solid-state lighting equipment and controls as part of Legrand. The companies focus on architectural and specification-grade lighting for offices, education, commercial, healthcare, laboratories and many other critical environments. To learn more about Legrand North and Central America, visit

Indigo-Clean is a registered trademark of Kenall Manufacturing, Inc.


Michele McCawley - Kenall


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