AS CASES RISE AND MASKS REMAIN OPTIONAL, CHICAGO-BASED SMALL BUSINESSES TURN TO PURIFII’S GERMICIDAL UV LIGHT SOLUTIONS TO KILL VIRUSES AND BRING CLEAN AIR TO CUSTOMERS

AS CASES RISE AND MASKS REMAIN OPTIONAL, CHICAGO-BASED SMALL BUSINESSES TURN TO PURIFII’S GERMICIDAL UV LIGHT SOLUTIONS TO KILL VIRUSES AND BRING CLEAN AIR TO CUSTOMERS

Businesses Across the City Prioritize Customer and Employee Health with Germicidal Ultraviolet Light Solutions Designed to Kill Airborne Viruses Including COVID-19 Variants

Chicago—As COVID-19 cases rise throughout the Chicago area and masks remain optional, small businesses are seeking new ways to provide peace of mind to customers and increase air quality to prevent the spread of COVID and other airborne viruses. Luminii, a leader in the germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) LED lighting space, is helping businesses including gyms, daycares, medical offices and nursing homes clean the air with Purifii™, a germicidal upper air system that kills the COVID-19 virus as well as other airborne viruses and bacteria that may be circulating in high-traffic indoor spaces. 

“When COVID hit, our membership dropped in half. We were closed for 3 months and didn’t know when we would be able to re-open or how we would be able to keep members safe,” said Misho Ceko, Owner of Chicago Mixed Martial Arts and SoNo Fitness, both in Lincoln Park. “The fact that we can tell customers we have installed an upper-air GUV system, which research has proved to be the most effective way to kill germs and clean the air, is a major marketing point in an environment where people are exercising and breathing heavily. Our revenue has rebounded and we’re having one of our best years yet.”

“We’re dealing with an unvaccinated population, and when little people have a runny nose and sneeze, they don’t cover their mouths,” said Daphne Williams, owner of Bronzeville’s Smarty Pants Early Learning Center. “Parents and teachers were excited about Purifii because unfortunately working with all these kids, it can get a little germy in here. We’re hearing from parents, and they’re thankful that we installed Purifii because it makes the room cleaner and fresher.” 

“We recently had a visit from a health regulator, and they were curious to know what the Purifii units were. When we explained, they gave us a lot of credit as they had never seen anything like that in another nursing home,” said Jay Calderon, administrator at Lee Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. “This is a person whose job is to compare nursing home facilities, so to hear that we’re the only building with something of that nature gives us a lot of credibility. Purifii is a great way to differentiate ourselves from the competition.”

“The Purifii system solved a lot of problems for us,” said Dr. David Dreyfuss, owner of Dreyfuss Plastic Surgery. “We were looking at standalone, ultraviolet units that were somewhat obtrusive for the office but this is out of the way and works 24 hours a day, providing an extra layer of confidence. I’m also excited that we could have something that works continually and provides our patients and staff with great protection and lasts five years without maintenance.” 

“After two years of living through a global pandemic, businesses are in a fight for their survival while customers want assurances that the places they patronize are looking out for their safety,” said Amy Bonder, Chief Commercial Officer at Luminii. “Purifii gives us all a way to socialize and interact with one another without worry—and puts businesses and cities on a faster road to full economic recovery.” 

Purifii is germicidal ultraviolet lighting backed by science and developed by engineers with a passion for air quality and public health. Purifii GUV lights are safe, discreet, easy to install and easy to maintain for any space, providing a noninvasive customer experience. For more information, visit www.purifii.com

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