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This weird lightbulb kills all the bacteria in a room

This weird lightbulb kills all the bacteria in a room
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This new type of lightbulb has the power to revolutionize the way we deal with germs and bacteria. The Indigo-Clean, made by Kenall Manufacturing, is a new type of light technology that will be able to kill bacteria in the matter of seconds.

The Indigo-Clean first arrived in 2008 and has been in development at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, in Scotland. The lightbulb emits a certain frequency of light that kills dangerous bacteria like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSRA) almost instantaneously.

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"As part of Strathclyde's clinical engagement in the U.K. over the last seven years, this technology has proven effective in killing bacteria in hospital settings," said Cliff Yahnke, director of clinical affairs at Kenall Manufacturing, in a press release.

He continued, "Breaking the chain of infection, from an infected patient, to the environment, to new patient, is vitally important, and the ability of this technology to be in use and effective at all times will make a huge difference."

The lightbulb acts similarly to bleach when killing bacteria. The bacteria absorbs the indigo-colored light given off by the bulb and then a lethal chemical reaction occurs that stops the spread of the organism in its tracks from the inside.

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