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Sep 15, 2019

Broan-NuTone Unveils Bath Fan With Disinfecting SurfaceShield

Broan-Nutone Roomside Bath Fan With Vital Vio SurfaceShied Disinfecting Light Off Installation

When the Roomside bath fan with SurfaceShield is in the off position, a purple light continuously disinfects at all times. When the white light is switched off the purple ultraviolet light will stay on to disinfect the area.

Bath fan maker Broan-NuTone is set to introduce a new product that includes SurfaceShield technology to continuously clean the air and prevent mold growth.

The new 80 CFM Roomside Fan with SurfaceShield combines LED technology for continuous disinfection. The system is supplied by Vital Vio, a health tech company and the market leader in Visible Light Disinfection offerings to a variety of industries.

“With SurfaceShield we are helping homeowners combat mold, mildew, bacteria and other air pollutants by disinfecting the room’s surfaces and removing excess moisture and airborne impurities,” says Edwin Bender, vice president of marketing at Broan-NuTone. “By partnering with Vital Vio, Broan-NuTone is making a major advancement in our mission to make the air in homes as fresh as the air outside.”

Vital Vio is a pioneer in continuous disinfection with its LED germ-killing technology, Brown says. It’s designed for hands-free disinfection of bathrooms, home offices, nurseries, and home gyms. As part of Broan’s enhanced home ventilation products, the tech will help improve the cleanliness of bathrooms.

Broan-Nutone Roomside Bath Fan With Vital Vio SurfaceShied Disinfecting Light Off silo

White light in the on position.

“Shower curtains, shower walls, toilet seats, door handles, faucets and sinks are unnecessary health hazards and great places for transmitting and accumulating germs,” the company says. “By preventing germs from lingering, Broan-NuTone’s SurfaceShield technology works doubly hard by removing airborne pollutants from the room, while killing germs on surfaces.”

Built into the SurfaceShield technology is a new class of continuous disinfection technology using unique LEDs from Vital Vio. The lights are deadly to bacteria, fungi and mold, but harmless to people, pets and plants.

Designed for retrofit, remodel and replacement projects, the Roomside series fan offers hassle-free installation that can be accomplished from the room side, for spaces with no attic access.

Broan-Nutone Roomside Bath Fan With Vital Vio SurfaceShied Disinfecting Light Purple Light On silo

Disinfecting mode.

The SnapFit Flange Kit, EzDuct connector, and FoldAway mounting ears make it flexible to almost any installation, especially for rooms on the first floor or basement floor of the home.

“Each carton comes complete with a precise template for accurate housing opening ceiling cut,” Broan says. “The 80 CFM fan runs at a whisper quiet 0.8 sones, making it so quiet you’ll hardly notice it’s there while providing enough power to remove moisture and pollutants.”

 “The launch of this product introduces continuous disinfection technology into spaces known for mold and mildew,” says Colleen Costello, CEO and co-founder of Vital Vio. “With this exciting new product, consumers are able to more effectively and efficiently keep their homes cleaner for themselves and their families.”

Roomside with SurfaceShield technology will be available in January 2020.

Nigel Maynard

Nigel F. Maynard is the Editor of PRODUCTS. 

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