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“Recent Research Evaluated the Survival of the Covid-19 Virus on Different Surfaces -“

“Recent research evaluated the survival of the COVID-19 virus on different surfaces and reported that the virus can remain viable for up to 72 hours on plastic and stainless steel, up to four hours on copper, and up to 24 hours on cardboard. This research was conducted under laboratory conditions (controlled relative humidity and temperature) and should be interpreted with caution in the real-life environment.”   COVID-19 and food safety: guidance for food businesses, WHO reference number: WHO/2019-nCoV/Food_Safety/2020.1

A touchless switch in the bathroom will not eliminate Covid from our lives. It will reduce the number of potential transfer points.
Touch the old fashioned toggle light switch to turn the bathroom light on. Wash your hands before you leave the bathroom and then touch the old fashioned toggle light switch to turn the bathroom lights out and in doing so, re-contaminate yourself. And as an added bonus, leave the virus on the light switch for the rest of the family to pick up. That wouldn’t happen with a Touchless Light Switch.

If a touchless switch prevents just one person from getting sick, it’s worth it.

David

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How does the Touchless Light Switch work?

A plain old toggle switch (POTS) passes all of the available power to the light or none of the available power to the light. When on, the Touchless Switch passes 99.9% of the available power to the load and keeps that tiny bit that’s left over for itself. And when it is off, the Touchless Switch withholds 99.9% of available power from the light but again keeps a tiny bit for itself in order to operate its electronics and sensor.

David