R-Zero Beam
UV-C Air Disinfection System.
R-Zero was founded in the early days of the global COVID-19 pandemic — on the insight that the built environment has been dominated by commodity chemical manufacturers, and void of technology and innovation.
Beam is an autonomous upper room UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) that shines UV-C light across the top of an occupied room to continuously remove harmful microorganisms from the air.
Beam is the world’s first UR-UVGI system to use LEDs rather than traditional mercury bulbs, allowing for higher efficiency and efficacy. Beam disinfects 99% of airborne pathogens every five minutes as natural convective currents draw air through its disinfection zone.
The unit is constructed from lightweight and sturdy aluminum for easy handling and installation. Components are powder coated for a durable finish and are easily cleaned. The sleek, monolithic design harmonizes with other wall and ceiling fixtures to bring UV disinfection to any space.
Industrial Design
Research, Concept Development

Fred Bould // Design Direction
Anson Cheung // Design Direction
Francis Lin // Industrial Design
Fresnel lenses focus the 275nm light from the LEDs (four light bars, housing twelve LEDs each) to create a targeted disinfection zone across the top of a room. During operation, the deflector shields UV light from occupants below while sensors trigger a pause in disinfection if a person is at risk of crossing into the UV light's path.

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