FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INFECTION PREVENTION WEEK: UBIQUILUX ANNOUNCES CANADIAN TECHNOLOGY
FOR SAVING LIVES BY REDUCING SPREAD OF HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections)
October 19, 2015
Ubiquilux, a Canadian designer and manufacturer of next generation light switches announced the world’s first touchless sensing light switches will be available to Canadian hospitals in November 2015. This is a major leap forward in the fight for infection prevention.
As per the Public Health Agency of Canada, “More than 200,000 patients get infections every year while receiving healthcare in Canada; more than 8,000 of these patients die as a result. ….About 80% of common infections are spread by healthcare workers, patients and visitors. “
Many reports, studies and research documents highlight: one of the key contributors of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are light switches. The e-Motion touchless sensing light switch (which reacts to on / off touchless but does not react to random motion) finally allows hospitals and facilities to remove a major contributor in the spread of infection.
As per Miklos Tomka, General Manager for Ubiquilux, “The first e-Motion light switch was designed to reduce infections. However, as with many innovations we tried to leverage the technology to it’s full capability to enable not just one but several features. Therefore, in addition to our unique and world first touchless control, we have also included our wall-wash (pilot light at night) and Active Energy saving features. The e-Motion switch is the first in a family of products for use in areas such as healthcare, hospitality, offices, new home builds or upgrades of existing ones with benefits related to hygiene, convenience, innovative design, energy saving, lighting automation and control. We take a 25+ year old interaction model to the 21st century by providing intuitive and natural touchless control.”
John Robertson, Head of North American Sales, added “we are actively pursuing pilot projects with healthcare and public facilities to measure the full impact of deploying e-Motion for infection control and energy efficiency. We are also in the process of signing partnerships with companies wanting to play a role in making our ground breaking technology accessible to users. You will see numerous announcements in the near future on the results from these pilots and our strategic partnerships.”
About Ubiquilux Corp: Ubiquilux is a Canadian manufacturer of leading edge light control technology. Its first product, the patented e-Motion dimmer switch (to be available in November 2015) is expected to disrupt the traditional dimmer market as it represents the first true alternative to the 25+ year old light control technology. It will be followed by a number of smart light control devices, including connected switches. For details please visit www.ubiquilux.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org