OMNI Solutions’ LUX Hydroxyl System (patent # 10,344,416 and 10,208,420 / EPA # 93170-WI-001) provides outstanding cleaning and disinfection while significantly lowering utility costs. LUX technology supercharges your in-house laundry system through an advanced oxidation process. Utilizing a safe UV light, the LUX Generator turns room air into earth’s strongest natural oxidizer: hydroxyl radicals. 500 times more powerful than hot water and bleach, the system achieves outstanding bright whites and helps keep linens softer than traditional chemistry.
Hydroxyls are more stable at lower temperatures, reducing the need for hot water by 85% - or in some cases, eliminating the heating of laundry water altogether.
Hydroxyls, ozone, and peroxide are effective oxidizing agents produced inside a sealed stainless steel generating chamber. As air is drawn through the chamber, molecules of oxygen recombine to create hydroxyls (OH), ozone (O3), and peroxide (H2O2). The advanced chemistry oxidizes contaminants very quickly and leaves no harmful byproducts. It is an FDA approved sanitizer and is USDA certified organic. The oxidizers naturally dissipate back into pure oxygen in approximately 7 minutes.
One sixty-pound capacity washer with the LUX System could save more than 5,820 therms. At the national average cost of 65 cents per therm that saves $3,783.00 of natural gas per year. The OMNI Solutions LUX Hydroxyl System provides savings throughout the laundry by significantly reducing dry times. By injecting Hydroxyl radicals into the wash, the need for alkaline-based chemicals is lowered. This reduces the buildup of calcium in linen fibers, allowing sheets, towels and blankets to release water faster in the washer extraction phase, and in the dryer as well. Without all the calcium, fibers in the linen are less stiff so textiles stay softer and more comfortable. The savings in dry time is 10% or more, providing an annual reduction of over 1,225 therms of natural gas for a 165,000 btu/hour dryer.
Cutting natural gas costs and reducing the laundry’s carbon footprint is just the start. Most washers have factory programmed wash formulas for different types of linens and soil levels. A facility may use nine or more different cycles, and higher than necessary water levels. With the LUX Hydroxyl System providing outstanding cleaning and disinfection, OMNI Solutions’ technicians are able to reprogram the wash cycles and reduce the complexity of formulas, lowering water and chemical consumption. Average annual water conservation is over 100,000 gallons per 60 lb capacity washer.