Introducing the Orb.
Think about the products you use daily but rarely clean. Your humidifier, sneakers, pet bowl, washable water bottles, meat and veggie drawers.... The Orb is perfect for disinfecting the products you use often, clean rarely, and don't want to spray disinfectant in.
Each Orb emits blue 405nm light and low intensities of UV-A light. This spectrum has been proven to kill germs that can cause disease—like fungus/mold, bacteria, algae, and their spores. The Orb is the size of a ping pong ball, and fits inside many products. Its spherical design sends light in all directions. It’s waterproof. These attributes make the Orb very useful at inactivating, killing, and inhibiting the growth of germs to keep you and your family healthier.
As the owner of an LED device company, our CEO wondered: Why has there has never been a consumer-grade blue/UV light device that's safe to use and can disinfect the many products we use everyday?
That thought was many moons ago. Now we have a fully functional prototype of the Orb, and it's ready for mass production.
Blue/UV light kills harmful germs.
Not be confused with UV-C (100nm-280nm; used in industrial applications as a germicide) or UV-B (280-315nm; skin cancer-causing UV emitted from the sun that is also used for sterilization), our light peaks at 405nm and tails off in low intensities to UV-A and blue light. Medical studies have discovered something incredible about the 405nm light our Orb peaks at — it's very effective at killing and inhibiting the growth of microbes, while still being safe for humans to use everyday.
Don't just take our word. Read these medical studies:
Blue Light For Infectious Diseases - "It has been found that blue light can mediate a broad-spectrum antimicrobial effect...the wavelength range of 402–420 nm has been reported to be the most effective range of spectrum."
Visible 405nm Light Destroys Methicillin-Resistant MRSA - "At low doses, blue light photo-destroys HA-MRSA and CA-MRSA in vitro..."
Inactivation of Bacterial Pathogens following Exposure to Light from a 405-Nanometer Light-Emitting Diode Array - "The results, which show the inactivation of a wide range of medically important bacteria including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, demonstrate that... narrow-spectrum 405-nm visible-light illumination from an LED source has the potential to provide a novel decontamination method with a wide range of potential applications.
Bactericidal Effects of 405nm Light Exposure Demonstrated by Inactivation of E. Coli, Salmonella, Shigella, Listeria, and Mycobacterium... - "This study has demonstrated that 405 nm light has a significant bactericidal effect on a number of important and taxonomically diverse bacterial pathogens."
- Antifungal Effect of 405nm Light on Botrytis cinerea [This is That Pesky Grey Mold on Your Strawberries, Grapes, Etc.] - "The mycelial growth of B. cinerea was inhibited to the greatest extent by light at 405 and 415 nm..."
What is EnviroHygiene™?
With EnviroHygiene, we take personal hygiene to the next level—environmental hygiene. It's about disinfecting your living space and the products you use everyday. Some products are potentially more dangerous than others. For example, your humidifier could be propagating harmful germs and spewing them into the air.
The Orb is a safer alternative to disinfectant sprays, which are known to be slightly toxic to humans. Have you ever sprayed disinfectant inside your water bottle? No. Your humidifier, coffee machine, hiking backpack water reservoir? No. Harsh chemicals don't belong on the products which hold our food and water.
The Orb is a new tool in your germ-killing arsenal. It can be used inside the above products to keep your family safe.
The danger of humidifiers:
One day, while staring into a murky humidifier, our CEO recalled a U.S. Product Safety Commission alert about how dangerous microbes can fester in humidifiers. Young parents use humidifiers for their babies! Our CEO wondered: how many children are exposed to this dangerous mist for hours every night? It was a distressing thought.
As the owner of reVive Light Therapy, a prominent LED device company, our CEO was in the perfect position to do something about it.
He created the Orb.
You may think that letting water sit in your humidifier for a week is fine. Read the user guide—you're supposed to clean it so often it might as well be a part time job. By not following the manufacturer's directions, your humidifier has become a bacteria and mold breeding ground that can be keeping your family sick and aggravating allergies.
Keep your your coffee maker water reservoir bacteria-free!
Have a hiking backpack with a water reservoir? Throw an Orb in there. It's great for keeping your water fresh during those multi-day camping/hiking trips!
Put Orb in a bowl of water. Inside that bowl, put your teeth-aligning retainers or teeth whitening tray.
How it works:
We plan on releasing the very first Orbs with a bluetooth app for extra features. However, we designed the Orb to be fully functional without the app.
- Buttons on the charging station will allow you to operate each Orb independently and set them to different strength settings (gentle, medium, strong).
- These settings will vary in light duration and frequency. For example, the "gentle" setting may light up the Orb for 3 minutes every 6 hours, while the "strong" setting may light up the Orb for 5 minutes every hour.
- We are currently fine-tuning these settings. In the user guide we will recommend different applications for each setting.
... But the app will have additional features for ease-of-use and customizability. We're brainstorming features to make the app super useful and a must-have install. For example:
- Pre-configured settings like Shoes, Cheese Drawer, or Humidifier
- Two sliders — Duration and Frequency — will allow more customizability
- Low battery alert.
Specs may change between now and production.
We're reliable because we're an established business.
EnviroHygiene™ is a sister brand of reVive Light Therapy®, who have been making consumer- and professional-grade light therapy devices for over 10 years. We currently manufacture 30+ FDA-Cleared, light therapy products for health & wellness, injury & recovery, acne, oral care, and skin rejuvenation. Our devices are built off specifications provided by NASA research and numerous medical studies which prove the efficacy of light therapy.
LED devices are our specialty. By backing our project, you will receive a safe product that adheres to stringent testing and has necessary certifications required by law. You can count on receiving a quality product in a timely manner.
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This is our dream: when funding completes we will all be celebrating the start of the environmental hygiene movement. It will be crystal clear to us that consumers want the Orb, and we will unlock development of other useful products in the EnviroHygiene product line. We can't wait to share them with you. Please back our project so we can bring this new product line to life.
CEO + Marketing Team
reVive Light Therapy® / EnviroHygiene™
Risks and challenges
To be transparent, few risks and challenges will prevent us from completing this project in a timely manner and meeting our promise to you. We've been in the light therapy device business for over a decade, have managed large inventories and been held accountable by large retailers. We have weathered surges in demand before.
One possible risk is delayed delivery at the ports due to circumstances outside our control. This doesn't happen often but it did last year. A big shipment was delayed by a few weeks.
Our factories in China are special — they are regularly monitored by the FDA. We are required to work with special factories like this to produce our products, many of which are Class II Medical Devices. Our products meet high quality standards.
As far as Kickstarter creators go, we think we're pretty darn reliable.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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