INTEGRALIS® is a revolutionary lighting technology that sanitizes spaces to bring people back to enjoy them together.
Light has a positive effect on people, it can improve the quality of the environment and our well-being, supporting the rhythm of our activities.
Today, thanks to the innovative INTEGRALIS® technology, it can also make spaces safer and protect one of our most precious assets, health.
INTEGRALIS® is the result of scientific and technological research as well as Artemide's humanistic and social vision, and is an expression of "Human&Responsible Light".
The iconic Tolomeo, designed in 1987 by Michele De Lucchi, now integrates INTEGRALIS® technology that makes our spaces safer by sanitizing the surfaces that it lights.
Battling bacteria with light
Tolomeo INTEGRALIS® incorporates the PURE INTEGRALIS® light technology developed and patented by Artemide, which helps neutralize pathogenic microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and mold present on illuminated surfaces, inhibiting their growth and spread or even eliminating them.
Only certain wavelengths of visible light contain the right energy to combat the growth of pathogens: the violet-blue range.
INTEGRALIS® calibrate the visible spectral range in an innovative formula capable of regenerating the environmental qualities of the space. This emission is not harmful for people, pets or plants and does not damage furniture, objects and surface.
The right light wavelengths
The active effect against pathogenic microorganisms is achieved by a special patented composition of the light spectrum. This is perceived as a neutral white, color temperature 3600K, with an excellent color rendering of light, CRI 80. The result is a perfect quality of light output that meets all the requirements for workplace lighting.
In the home office and particularly in the professional working environment, the INTEGRALIS® technology offers greater safety in the workplace. Open-plan offices and co-working spaces are subject to frequent use and many visitors. This is where the antiomicrobial effect of INTEGRALIS® has an important role to play in satisfying the latest technical and hygienic requirements – while maintaining the best light quality.
As every Tolomeo is absolutely transversal in its use in every public and private space, of life or work, in particular in the INTEGRALIS® version is perfect especially where people get in touch with each other.
Estimates suggest that the dust in a household can contain up to 500 or even 1000 different types of microbes, which form a complex microbial world in indoor spaces. In turn, these microbes affect human microbiota and thus our health and illnesses (Shan et al., 2019).
The INTEGRALIS® radiation causes photooxidative stress in bacteria cells. Endogenous bacteria molecules are stimulated and can trigger the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as hydrogen peroxide and ·OH (hydroxyl radicals). These destroy macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins and lipids and have a negative effect on cellular integrity, causing the bacteria to die off.
When researching the action mechanism of light, Artemide was supported by specialist research institutes such as the University of Insubria and the University of Padova. Alongside the scientific findings on the effect of light on potentially pathogenic microorganisms, these collaborations helped translate the scientific findings into applied research in order to develop and verify the patented INTEGRALIS® technology.
Further options for INTEGRALIS® technology
NTEGRALIS® ecosystem can be integrated in a multitude of lamps and lighting systems in the Artemide Collection. Lamps such as Ilio, Mimesi, Pipe, Athena, Nur, Nur Acoustic, A.39, Tagora, Sharp, Vector and Discovery combine exceptional design with optimal visual comfort and hygienic wellbeing.
INTEGRALIS® is an open and versatile platform that combines four independent lighting solutions of different intensities and can include an optional UV technology, which reliably kills viruses. The various methods can be applied individually or in combination, and can be adapted to suit the relevant purpose, performance, time and results required.
INTEGRALIS® is a pioneering solution for many applications, including hotels and restaurants, office buildings, shops, medical facilities, public buildings, schools, sports studios, wellness areas etc.