Life imitating art
Back then few of us could have predicted that life would imitate art. Even fewer might anticipate that medical terms such as R-naught (which describes how contagious an infectious disease is) and fomite (an object that is contaminated with infectious agents) would be part of the lexicon of government and healthcare officials. While this movie ended with a heartwarming Hollywood ending, our world is still mired in this pandemic with no clear end in sight.
In the short-term, this pandemic has resulted in massive disruption worldwide. In the lighting industry all of us are still coping with project delays, constrained supply chains, etc. Fortunately, there are a few positive signs, such as the easing of the lock-down. Many construction projects are considered essential and moving forward, albeit on a slower schedule and more deliberate due to safety concerns.
As public and private sectors slowly reopen, safety and health will undoubtedly be the top priority. To guard against the spread of novel coronavirus, many organizations are scrambling to develop new protocols to ensure the health and well-being of its employees and customers. Technology such as UV-C, which is the high-energy ultraviolet light in the C spectrum (UV-C), is gaining a lot of attention because it can be used for disinfecting surfaces, liquid, and food products (as long as proper precautions are followed).