Business Observer: Light on Virus Elimination

By: Beth Luberecki, Contributor, Business Observer

Forward-thinking entrepreneur makes pandemic shift to create a device that can eliminate pathogens. Up next: more market need-based shifts.

When the pandemic hit, Energy Harness didn’t have to wait for that classic light-bulb moment to develop a product to help combat the virus. The Cape Coral-based manufacturer and distributor of commercial LED lighting had already spent several years researching LED lighting for hydroponics, and it knew UV light could be utilized to eliminate molds or viruses attacking plants.

“So we took our knowledge and built a device that can eradicate pathogens by cleaning the air,” Energy Harness President and CEO Michael Fischer says. “And that device went from a paper drawing in about April [2020] to shipping product by September.”

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