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What is BIOVITAE?

BIOVITAE is a UV-FREE LED lighting device that kills up to 99.8% of THE CORONAVIRUS, bacteria and, with its microbicidal action, counteracts the exacerbation of symptoms of allergic diseases

How does BIOVITAE work on bacteria?

The microbicidal action is produced thanks to a special combination of some visible spectrum frequencies (therefore NOT UV) emitted in the range between 400 and 420 nm, which scientific tests, conducted by countless research institutes and universities, have been shown to be harmful to bacteria and other microorganisms (spores, bacterial moulds and bacterial fungi). The special frequency mix produced by BIOVITAE has also been successfully tested on THE CORONAVIRUS.
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How does BIOVITAE work on SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses?

The action of BIOVITAE on viruses is expressed through photolysis of phospholipids and oxidation of glycoproteins that make up the pericapsis; and since many viruses share the same structure, BIOVITAE is also effective against other viral species.

Why using BIOVITAE, what are the benefits?

Because, unlike all other sanitization solutions, with BIOVITAE you are always protected. BIOVITAE, in fact, guarantees continuous sanitation even in the presence of living beings; unlike other sanitation systems – from chemical detergents, ozone to UV – which can only be used in the absence of people. Continuous sanitization is the most effective solution for the prevention and containment of bacterial or viral infections. It is also an important response to antibiotic resistance to bacteria.  BIOVITAE safeguards the natural resilience of our immune system, providing an effective response for the protection of children, adults and animals given that the light acts in total safety in the presence of a human being and in any environment.

With BIOVITAE:
You are always protected
Replace your normal white-light lighting
Use it for every home environment: from the children’s room to the kitchen
BIOVITAE sanitizes the environment and kills (non-inactive) viruses and bacteria.

Does BIOVITAE emits UV rays?

No. BIOVITAE is UV-FREE. UV rays emit a violet light and are harmful to living beings, they can only be used in empty environments or by shielding the light source. The white light of BIOVITAE has no contraindication for the continuous use in the presence of humans and animals; and is used as a normal light bulb. Learn more about the difference between LEDs and UV at this link. 

Which tests have been carried out to test the effectiveness of BIOVITAE lighting devices?

The effectiveness of BIOVITAE against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) has been verified by the Scientific Department of the Celio Military Hospital in Rome and, independently, also by the military laboratories in Germany and Sweden, as well as by the Department of Microbiology of the Sapienza University in Rome and the CEA (Commissariat à l ‘énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives) in France.

Look at the bacterial tests.  Look at the virus tests.

Is BIOVITAE light able to eliminate all types of bacteria?

Yes. Because the frequency range emitted by BIOVITAE covers the entire visible spectrum, especially wavelengths from 400 to 420 420nm, a range known as the Soret Band. Efficacy on these frequencies is scientifically demonstrated in all bacteria (GRAM+ and GRAM-), including antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains – such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) – as well as spores, bacterial molds, bacterial fungi and yeasts.

Does BIOVITAE eradicates molds and fungi?

All bacterial microorganisms, including mould and fungi, undergo the oxidative effect induced by BIOVITAE. However, when the colonies turn into mycelia, and thus have reached the typical dark and spongy formation visible to the naked eye, then they are no longer microorganisms but real plant organisms. In this form it is no longer possible to eradicate them through the action of Biovitae (which is, in fact, designed not to be harmful to living organisms such as humans, animals and plants), but it will be necessary to intervene with appropriate mechanical or chemical removal actions (such as scraping or the use of anti-mould/antifungal paints/impregnators). Mould is formed when the environment is unhealthy due to excessive moisture or other characteristics that promote the proliferation of bacteria and fungi. Therefore, the sanitization of the environments certainly prevents the formation of mould. Typology and evolutionary status should be analysed on molds already formed.  Mould is generated by unhealthy environments due to excess moisture and condensation that create the ideal habitat for the proliferation of fungi and bacteria. Biovitae controls and reduces this proliferation and prevents the formation of molds of bacterial and fungal origin.

If I use BIOVITAE lighting devices, do I still have to use chemical sanitizers or can I perform normal cleaning even with non-sanitizing detergents?

BIOVITAE Domus is a sanitation system that is active against microorganisms and, as such, does not replace normal cleaning and dirt removal activities.

Could living in a perfectly sanitized indoor environment expose humans to being more fragile when in unsanitized environments?

No, because a sanitized environment is not a sterile environment. The total elimination of bacteria would disrupt the natural resilience of the immune system, causing its weakening; but BIOVITAE was designed to keep the environment sanitized without making it sterile.

What is the difference between BIOVITAE and other devices that use UV LEDs?

Until recently, the most well-known and widespread antimicrobial light irradiation has been that with wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) spectrum light, in particular UV-C radiation (100 to 280 nm), which is traditionally used for disinfection. It has now been shown, however, not only that UV radiation is effective only in the presence of particular environmental parameters (above all, precise levels of temperature and humidity), but also that it is carcinogenic to humans and that it modifies the organoleptic and nutritional characteristics of food, as well as altering the structural characteristics of materials (for example, by weakening plastics).    In addition, UV rays act on the genetic structure of the microorganism and – therefore – do not permanently eliminate it but cause its inactivation, that is, inhibiting its replicative function but not eradicating it permanently. Recent discoveries have shown that some microorganisms, particularly bacteria, have mechanisms that can repair the genetic damage induced by UV-C rays; just as some viruses can reactivate using some enzymes of the hosts in which they have settled.  BIOVITAE is not harmful to living beings: it can be used in environments in any environmental condition and irreversibly eliminates the microorganisms on which it acts.

See the differences between LEDs and UV

Is BIOVITAE harmful to human and animal health?

No, Biovitae technology uses only visible light and does not emit UV-C radiation or other sources of ozone formation and therefore complies with all the required standards for user safety. BIOVITAE complies with the International Standards IEC 62471 (Photobiological safety of lamps and lamp systems) and IEC TR 62778 (Application of IEC 62471 for the assessment of blue light hazard to light sources and luminaires) that regulate the limits of use of light devices in the presence of humans and animals. BIOVITAE has been classified RG-0 (Risk Group 0) according to EN62471 standards, i.e. for continuous use in the presence of living beings. BIOVITAE is therefore not harmful to humans or animals at all.

Are there contraindications for people? Skin problems, risks of overexposure, migraine, etc.

No, no contraindications. Among its features, BIOVITAE is also a flicker-free device. Flickers, although not perceivable directly from the human eye, can induce neurological side effects; and BIOVITAE emits a light without flickers typical of other lighting products.

Should I use special precautions to optimise the action of BIOVITAE technology? (Should I keep the windows closed? Can I use air conditioning or radiators? How do I behave with clothing and shoes coming from outside or in the presence of moisture?)

No. BIOVITAE does not require changes to your normal habits or to the environments of your daily life.

How long does the germicidal efficacy of BIOVITAE products start on the surfaces?

The metabolic reaction in bacteria, as well as the photolysis effect, starts from      the first moment of exposure to BIOVITAE, reaching the minimum level of sensitivity already after 5 (five) minutes from the first ignition.

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Does BIOVITAE work even if turned off?

Once oxidative processes are started, their action continues even after BIOVITAE is switched off.

How long does the effect last after switching off?

It depends on the degree of photo-excitation of porphyrins and a number of other factors, but in any case, not less than an hour.

What does it mean that bacteria are eliminated by metabolic reaction?

Unlike other devices on the market and UV frequencies, the action of BIOVITAE is expressed through an effect on the general metabolism of the bacterium and not on its genetic material: the frequencies of BIOVITAE stimulate the porphyrins of bacteria, activating an uncontrolled METABOLIC REACTION through the photo-excitation of porphyrin molecules present in bacterial cells and triggering an uncontrolled production of free radicals within the microorganism. From that point, a process of oxidation of the bacteria’s cellular structure begins, causing irreversible damage and, therefore, its definitive destruction.

Can bacteria become resistant to BIOVITAE as they did to antibiotics?

No. Bacteria have developed defenses against antibiotics through genetic mutations that have allowed them to adapt to all existing molecules. And biofilm is a form of aggregation between bacteria in a protected environment that allows them to survive even in hostile conditions and to mutate “undisturbed” their genetic structure. But BIOVITAE triggers in bacteria an uncontrolled self-destructive action of metabolic type, towards which they cannot generate any known resistance mechanism. In addition, BIOVITAE is also able to penetrate the biofilm by reaching the bacteria aggregated in it.

There are also “good” bacteria, is there a risk that they will also be eliminated?

BIOVITAE does not completely eliminate bacteria but reduces their amount. The frequencies of BIOVITAE control the proliferation of bacteria, so that bacterial populations do not become so numerous that they become dangerous to human health. Furthermore, not only do most so-called good bacteria generally reside in the intestines of superior living beings, where they cannot be reached by light, but they are less sensitive to the wavelengths of BIOVITAE and are therefore allowed to occupy the spaces in the ecosystem left free from the eradication of pathogenic microorganisms.

Is BIOVITAE a low environmental impact device?

The lifespan in hours of the BIOVITAE lamp is at least 30% higher than traditional “competing” top of the range lamps. This means that the “environmental impact per hour of operation”, i.e. the ecological footprint of the lamp, is among the lowest in the sector.

Is Biovitae a medical device?

No, Biovitae is registered with the GMDN (Global Medical Device Nomenclature) in a category created specifically for our technology called Blue-light germicidal bulb/lamp.
The description is as follows:
Blue-light germicidal bulb/lamp “A light bulb thai emits light in the blue wavelength region of the visible spectrum (i.e., Sorel band) intended to destroy microbes (e.g., bacteria, viruses) in an indoor environment. It is designed lo be installed in a conventional lighting syslem, or use in the home or in a clinical setting. This is a reusable device”

This allows registration as a medical device in all countries where there are no restrictions in European legislation.

Biovitae has numerous certifications of efficacy issued on the basis of tests by accredited and certified bodies, including
– military laboratories in Germany, Italy and Sweden:
– the French CEA (Commissariat pour l’Energie Atomique),
– the ICGEB in Trieste.

Which are the current products available with BIOVITAE technology?

The products currently available for the public and private market are the following: BIOVITAE Domus – BIOVITAE Orbit
Biovitae Products

Does Biovitae prevent contagion?

Biovitae is a preventive device that does not replace pharmacological treatments or other measures envisaged to limit the risks of contagion. Biovitae eliminates bacteria and viruses from surfaces and environments and, therefore, significantly reduces the risk of contagion from contact (surfaces/hands/mucous membranes) and aerosols but nothing can combat direct person-to-person contagion to avoid which only mask and spacing are effective.

What is BIOVITAE Domus?

BIOVITAE Domus is a bulb with E27 connection designed for homes and small offices.

Regarding THE LIGHT BULB A60 9 Watt - 800 Lumen bulb, how many Watts does it correspond to in the old incandescent bulbs?

The Biovitae Bulb A60 9 watt bulb corresponds to about 75 watts of an old incandescent lamp.

Which bulb connection has Biovitae?

E27

What is the angle of incidence of the Biovitae LED bulb?

120 degrees

Where is Biovitae produced?

The bulb is currently produced in Germany.

If I install Biovitae Domus in a room, will breathing normally eliminate the presence of viruses and thus cancel the potential passage of viruses (i.e. if a person has the flu and breathes/sneezes in a room, does the passage of the disease become impossible?)?

There is no solution that alone can stem this pandemic to 100%; otherwise, masks and physical distancing would have been enough to defeat the virus. Infectious risks can be prevented through good environmental cleaning and sanitation practices. And Biovitae, which is an innovative method of continuous sanitation, is probably one of the most effective methods available today to help contain environmental contamination by bacteria and viruses. But vaccines remain the only effective solution to eradicate a viral disease and will always be a fundamental preventive measure for health.

What is the coverage in square meters of BIOVITAE Domus?

A single BIOVITAE Domus can effectively cover an environment of about 8/10 m2.

How many square meters do they cover?

Efficacy is achieved by irradiation of the cone of light of the surfaces. Normally a cone of light radiated by an LED bulb placed at a standard height (2.80-3.00m) covers an area of ​about 8/10 sqm.

Therefore, for the effective coverage of a 20 m2 room it is recommended to install at least 2 BIOVITAE Domus, at a distance of 1.5 m from each other.

What is the correct use of Biovitae?

The sanitization activity of BIOVITAE Domus is carried out through the same lighting device and simultaneously with the lighting function. To ensure the best possible coverage, it is always recommended to install it on the ceiling, at an adequate height and with the light source facing downwards.

BIOVITAE maintains its effectiveness even if installed inside a lamp, provided that it is opaque or transparent and the light source faces the surface to be sanitised. If Biovitae Domus is placed on a piece of furniture, it obviously has limited efficacy because the irradiation is upward.

Biovitae Domus also works in a ceiling lamp. BIOVITAE frequencies are light frequencies and pass wherever light can pass. The proof is that the bulb is also opaline.

Do BIOVITAE products require special adapters or transformers?

All BIOVITAE products are available in the standard provided by the market and do not require adapters or transformers beyond those provided.

Is Biovitae Domus compatible with other lighting systems?

Yes, Biovitae Domus is absolutely compatible with any other lighting.

Does Biovitae light disturb sleep?

No, on the contrary, there are several studies that have shown the beneficial effects of violet-blue light on the neurological system. Some cities (Glasgow and Tokyo) have already experimented with this with very positive effects in terms of crime and suicide reduction..

https://weburbanist.com/2016/04/19/blue-light-special-colored-streetlamps-precede-decline-in-crime/

Some airlines have installed violet-blue lights on the aircraft to promote the REM phase of sleep and reduce jet-lag.

https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/4/19/18485015/airplane-blue-lighting-delta-jetblue-united

Does it exist in both cold and warm light?

At the moment BIOVITAE Domus is sold only in cold light (5000°K-Cool White), but soon two models with neutral light (4000°K-Moon White) and warm light (3000°K-Warm White) will also be available on the market.

How long does the BIOVITAE bulb last?

BIOVITAE Domus lifespan in hours is 20,000 (twenty thousand) hours, at least 30% higher than traditional lighting lamps.

How much does BIOBITAE consume?

The consumption of BIOVITAE Domus is 9W.

How much does the BIOVITAE bulb cost to use?

The cost of BIOVITAE Domus is 35 euros. For a usage of 8 hours per day, the cost of using BIOVITAE for an entire calendar year is less than 5 euros (at the cost of electricity of 0.19 euros/kWh all inclusive), or about 0.00171 euros for each hour of ignition.

Can I use BIOVITAE in the children's room?

Of course. BIOVITAE Domus can be used in any environment, even in the presence of children.

Can the BIOVITAE Domus bulb be used only in a private or even professional environment?

BIOVITAE Domus is designed to work in domestic environments, where there is no evidence of a high risk of contagion among non-cohabiting people. Although it can still be used to illuminate and protect even small low-risk work environments, it is definitely not recommended for professional use. For these cases, please refer to BIOVITAE products specially designed for use in the workplace.

What should be done for the product disposal once it is f dispose of the product when it is used up?

The procedure is indicated in the manual and follows the normal procedures for disposal of all electronic products by delivery to the dealer or authorised disposal centres. BIOVITAE  has a reduced environmental impact as it has been designed based on the requirements of the Design for the environment (DfE): (i) low number of components (only 5 pieces), (ii) speed of disassembly (the pieces are not welded but interlocked) (iii) easy identification of materials and (iv) reduced presence of harmful metals (BIOVITAE is ROHS2 certified).

Where can I find the BIOVITAE Domus data sheet?

You can find the BIOVITAE Domus datasheet by visiting our website at this link: Datasheet.

Does Biovitae have certifications?

Yes, you can view Biovitae certifications by clicking on the following link:

https://www.biovitae.it/la-tecnologia/

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