What if there was a way to get rid of germs that didn't require scrubbing and elbow grease?
That's what lighting company Ellumi says its LED light fixtures can do.
According to Ellumi, its LEDs not only illuminate their surroundings, they disinfect them too.
Ellumi's products use white light, as opposed to ultraviolet (UV) light, which has been used to eliminate nasty microbes for decades.
Along with ordinary white light, the system emits light at the 405 nanometer wavelength.
While not harmful to people, 405 nm light kills microbes and other bugs, according to VitalVio.