Illuminating Engineering Society Accepts PURIFII™ AER W Low-Profile Germicidal Upper Air System in 2021 IES Progress Report

PURIFII AER W is the only LED-based, UL listed upper air UV disinfection product capable of over 99.99% pathogen reduction in 20 minutes. [1, 2] The mercury-free, completely contactless, and nearly invisible system is 100% safe to operate in occupied spaces and has enabled businesses across industries to reopen with confidence.

Niles, Ill.—August 13, 2021—Luminii, a Chicago-based manufacturer of industry-leading specification-grade architectural LED lighting systems, today announced the acceptance of the company’s PURIFII AER W low-profile germicidal upper air system in the highly acclaimed 2021 Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Progress Report. The system features a number of industry firsts, cementing its status as one of the most innovative technological products of the year.

Introduced in February 2021, PURIFII AER W is the only LED-based, UL listed upper air UV disinfection product capable of over 99.99% pathogen reduction in 20 minutes, including the reduction of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. [1,2] The mercury-free, completely contactless, and nearly invisible system is 100% safe to operate in occupied spaces, and has enabled businesses across industries to provide safe and healthy environments to customers and employees.

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” deep, PURIFII AER W is the lowest profile upper air UV disinfection product on the market today, providing an unparalleled architectural grade product.

With the highest optical efficiency of any upper air UV disinfection product (83%), 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 inclusion in the 2021 IES Progress Report. 

Every year, the IES Progress Committee recognizes lighting manufacturers and their new products, research, publications, and other activities. The committee is mandated to “keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world, and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Illuminating Engineering Society,” according to the IES’ website.

“The market is saturated with products that claim to eradicate germs and viruses like COVID-19 from the air,” said Jeff Parker, CEO of Luminii. “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. On behalf of the entire Luminii team, we thank the IES for recognizing PURIFII AER W and its impact on the lighting technology and GUV spaces.” 

PURIFII AER W incorporates a recessed LED UV source and convective design as well as no moving parts. AER W is protected from environmental dirt and dust particles to ensure maximum performance and operates silently. In addition, the AER W features either an integrated or remote power supply for added flexibility.

“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.”

Wade Anderson, owner of Orange Shoe Personal Fitness, installed PURIFII AER W by Luminii in his Chicago studio when it reopened earlier this year. He recognized the importance of a layered safety approach that included upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems to keep his customers and employees healthy.

“PURIFII AER W has added an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 in our fitness studio,” Anderson said. “PURIFII AER W has helped us increase our small group capacity so that clients feel comfortable and safe while in group classes. Our clients have thanked us for taking this extra step of precaution.”

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 additional added benefits, including: no mercury or chemical substance exposure, energy cost savings, less reliance on toxic chemical cleaning, and a touchless system giving people peace of mind in the spaces they occupy.


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).

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

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 supporting the inactivation of airborne pathogens continuously in the air.
  • 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 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.


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.

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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.

Please reference Luminii’s most recent test data here 

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.