PURIFII™ AER W wins gold from Build Back Better Awards

Jan. 28, 2022
Third-party lab testing of the PURIFII system has demonstrated that air disinfection treatments take as little as 10 minutes to achieve 99.98% reduction in active SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Luminii, a Chicago-based manufacturer of industry-leading specification-grade architectural LED lighting systems, today announced its Gold Award recognition from the London-based Build Back Better Awards. This recognition, earned for the company’s PURIFII AER W low-profile germicidal upper air system, marks Luminii’s ambitious entry into the European market following the company’s acquisition of two UK-based manufacturers.

Drawing praise from leading European lighting designers, engineers, and design professionals, Luminii’s PURIFII AER W platform was the only winning UV-C germicidal lighting solution to receive this highly coveted recognition.

Introduced in February 2021, PURIFII AER W features a streamlined linear profile expertly engineered to support the inactivation of airborne pathogens in high-traffic, indoor environments safely, quickly, and discreetly. At only 1.6” in depth, PURIFII AER W is the lowest profile upper air UV-C disinfection product on the market today, providing an unparalleled architectural grade solution for a wide variety of commercial applications..

“This prestigious award for PURIFII AER W demonstrates Luminii’s commitment to lead the market in architectural lighting solutions that solve the challenges of even the most complex projects,” said Jeff Parker, CEO of Luminii. “With continuing concerns about airborne pathogens in spaces where people congregate, PURIFII AER W empowers our customers to solve these concerns with an elegant, highly effective solution with the science to prove it.”

Offered in both an integrated power or remote power option, the highly flexible PURIFII AER W incorporates a recessed LED UV source and convective design with no moving parts. In addition, AER W is designed to be protected from environmental dirt and dust particles to ensure maximum performance while operating silently.

With the highest optical efficiency of any upper air UV-C disinfection product (87%), PURIFII AER W is the only fixture producing over 500 uW/cm^2 of UV irradiance, 1m away. These breakthrough design and technological advancements contributed to the GUV upper air system’s recognition from the Build Back Better Awards.

About the Awards

The Build Back Better Awards champions “innovation, creativity, environmental leadership and social purpose in buildings” according to its website. Composed of a group of leading European lighting designers, engineers, and design professionals, the organization highlights technological advancements that will positively influence lighting design post-pandemic.

“The market is becoming saturated with products that claim to eradicate germs and viruses like COVID-19 from the air,” Parker said. “None of them come close to PURIFII AER W. The system features top-of-the-line advancements that cannot be found anywhere else, making it one of the safest and most effective GUV upper air options available today. In addition to being mercury-free, it’s completely safe to operate in occupied spaces 24 hours a day.”


“The COVID-19 pandemic forced thousands of businesses to close their doors,” said Amy Bonder, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Luminii. “We were motivated to develop a technological solution that could help businesses reopen and do what they do best. Thanks to PURIFII AER W, businesses across industries can finally provide their customers and employees with safe and healthy environments without sacrificing space or style.”

California Coffee Bar saw major operational differences with the use of PURIFII AER W in their space. The coffee shop returned to full capacity shortly after installing the units.

Sarah Mendak, owner of California Coffee Bar, said, ‘With Purifii, we were able to allow 100 percent capacity in-service dining, increase our service capabilities to meet demand, and we can confidently deliver peace of mind to our customers.’ Because PURIFII AER W is ready to install out of the box and designed to be non-disruptive in spaces, Mendak saw swift changes to her establishment’s capacity.

Germicidal Lighting Applications Supported by Science

Developed by engineers and scientists with a passion for light, Luminii’s GUV systems incorporate market proven UV-C technology, underscored by advanced third-party testing to ensure PURIFII GUV products are safe and effective in both occupied and unoccupied spaces. [1, 2]  Luminii’s dedication to product research results in enhanced product knowledge: the PURIFII products have demonstrated strong results in inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus on surfaces and in the air.

PURIFII always-on LED GUV systems are also environmentally friendly, helping get businesses, retailers, schools, and public spaces back to the business of living with added benefits including: no mercury or chemical substance exposure, energy cost savings, less reliance on toxic chemical cleaning, and a touchless system for peace of mind.

AER GUV System: AER W (Wall)  

  • AER W is an architectural grade, low-profile, upper air germicidal system that capitalizes on the proven ability of UV-C to support the inactivation of airborne pathogens.
  • AER W is mercury free, using advanced LED technology that provides an uninterrupted plane of UV-C light continuously, aiding in the disinfection of the upper air.
  • Third-party lab testing of the PURIFII AER W system demonstrates that air disinfection treatments take as little as 10 minutes to achieve 99.98% reduction in active SARS-CoV-2 virus.1
  • AER W systems are silent and non-disruptive, featuring no moving parts or fans.
  • Featuring a recessed LED UV source and convective design, AER W minimizes dirt and dust accumulation, ensuring maximum performance.
  • AER W systems adapt to any size environment, working simultaneously even in large spaces.
  • AER W is field-friendly and available in 2’ & 4’ intervals supporting a simple installation process and adapting to environments with ease.

About Luminii

Luminii develops industry-leading, specification-grade LED lighting designed to enhance architecture and create simply brilliant spaces. Luminii equips lighting designers and architecture professionals to bring their visions to life through high-performance, highly modifiable solutions driven by innovation and delivered with simple processes from specification through installation. Luminii is committed to delivering premium lighting products and an experience that is efficient, positive, and memorable. Follow Luminii on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for more information on products, applications and industry events.

PURIFII is a trademark of Luminii, LLC., Luminii is a registered trademark of Luminii, LLC.

Additional Information & Resources

PURIFII AER W is available for order. Call ahead for pricing, stock, and general availability. Standard lead times apply.  

PURIFII AER W Warranty: 5 years or 20,000 hrs (whichever comes first).

Competitive Data (https://purifii.com/the-purifii-difference/)

Whitepaper (http://purifii.com/documents/PURIFII-GUV-TECHNICAL-WHITEPAPER-2021.pdf)

Applications include hotels, restaurants, fitness centers, congregate spaces, assisted living, retail, commercial offices, schools, and mass transportation.

Disclaimers & References

  1. Independent lab test: Aerosol Upper Air System tests conducted by Innovative Bioanalysis.
  2. Independent lab test: Surface GUV System tests conducted by Innovative Bioanalysis.

Lab Reports for Reference: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4jvbrwpellai690/AAA00N6o4VWXheqhjnNTDjH9a/10%20Summary%20Test%20Report?dl=0&preview=summary-test-report-from-BSL3-2-15-21.pdf&subfolder_nav_tracking=1 

PURIFII™ GUV systems are not intended for use as a medical device and are not registered as such. The systems are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

“Disinfection“, “treatment“, and “germicidal“ as used herein are general in nature and not intended to implicate defined regulatory terms.

PURIFII upper air products can be used safely in occupied spaces.



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