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Zone360 Upper Air UV

Upper room ultraviolet germicidal equipment for indoor spaces

Indoor environments are at high risk as they are continually exposed to viruses, bacteria, mold, allergens, and other pollutants that can quickly contaminate air and surfaces and stay active and infectious for extended periods of time, risking health and lives.

Our researched, tested, and study-backed ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI or UV) upper air (aka upper room) unit, Zone360, harnesses the power of short-wavelength UV-C light to help kill pathogens or render them harmless. UVGI is a well-established means of disinfection used to help prevent the spread of certain infectious diseases.

We are marketing our UVGI device immediately in conformance with the IIE guidance (Enforcement Policy for Sterilizers, Disinfectant Devices, and Air Purifiers During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency – March 2020 guidance) for Disinfectant Devices and Air Purifiers during this unprecedented time.

When safely and responsibly designed and manufactured, UV is fast, non-toxic, and effective to help disinfect the air and reduce the pathogen load in virtually any indoor space where people are present. Here are just some of the indoor environments that would benefit from the Zone360 upper air UV unit:

  • Healthcare (e.g., doctor’s offices, nurse’s stations, dental offices, nursing homes)
  • Learning (e.g., daycare centers, schools)
  • Food packing, prep, and service (e.g., restaurants, grocery stores, butchers, bakeries)
  • Retail and service (e.g., gyms, shops, spas, salons)
  • Animal care (e.g., veterinary clinics, pet boarding facilities, doggie daycares, grooming salons, animal shelters)
  • Law enforcement (e.g., police stations, jails)
  • Temporary housing (e.g., emergency, homeless, and transitional shelters)

Meet Zone360 upper air UV sanitizing technology

Image of a patented upper air UV sanitizin unit mounted to the ceiling, square in shape with 360 degrees of UV light

Our patented, upper air equipment offers targeted, high-level UV disinfection in high-risk areas. Available as Zone360 (100cfm fan) or Zone360X (includes remote control and three fan speeds: 100cfm, 200cfm, 530cfm). The upper room 2′ x 2′ unit features 360 degrees of UV air sanitizing and is easily installed in any of type of ceiling (min. 8 ft height) to provide continual air disinfection in 500-1,000 sq. ft. rooms. (Note: Have a smaller room like in a dental office, urgent care room, or school? Contact us to learn more about our Zone180 Series and PSF Series.)

The Zone360 is suitable for indoor environments, including spaces with no HVAC in place, that need immediate airflow, circulation, and disinfection. Also helps reduce pathogens that settle out of the air and onto surfaces. For example, if a larger pathogen aerosolizes for 20 seconds to 5 minutes and then falls out of the air, it contributes to surface disease transmission. The Zone360 can help reduce both the air pathogen load and, in combination with normal surface cleaning procedures, help further reduce the surface pathogen load.

Product Specifications

  • Designed for 500-1,000 sq. ft. rooms (contact us for our smaller space options)
  • Requires at least 8 ft ceiling heights and 120V to operate.
  • 23.75” x 23.75” x 5” unit.
  • Ceiling mounted or suspended by a cable/chain.
  • Direct wired, plugged into a receptacle, or directly connected to an HVAC supply duct.
  • Designed with louvers to collimate UV-C rays and keep them away from occupants, below. Not to be used in rooms with reflective (e.g., metal) walls.
  • Constructed of stainless steel and non-corrosive aluminum.
  • Manufactured in the USA.

Backed by studies.

Produces no harmful ozone.

Made in the USA.


Who makes Zone360 upper air UV?

The Zone360 is manufactured by Aerapy, LLC. Since 2008, the Aerapy team has designed and manufactured researched, tested, and study-backed UV germicidal irradiation equipment that harnesses the disinfecting power of UV-C.

Our focus, and passion, has always been on the mitigation of aerosolized (sometimes simply referred to as airborne) pathogens, in particular. Our UV equipment, in combination with our proprietary sizing methods, has been the subject of independent lab study, field and university research. We have also developed a proprietary UV analysis software for evaluating environments employing UV disinfection technologies. To learn more about Aerapy, visit aerapy.com.


How does this upper air UV-C unit work?

The Zone360 disinfects air as it circulates through the unit’s tightly controlled 360-degree germicidal UV “kill zone.” Air naturally moves to the upper room via convection currents but, to more quickly pull the air into the zone for even faster kill times, the Zone360 features an integrated fan. As the air circulates through the indoor space, each round trip from the lower room to the upper room and into the unit’s disinfecting 360-degree “kill zone” of UV-C light continues to reduce the number and impact of pathogens.

Image of square upper room UV unit mounted to the ceiling

To ensure the correct amount of germicidal UV-C light to help maximize the pathogen kill rate for your particular space, we use our proprietary sizing method. Working with you prior to shipping the Zone360, we calculate based on size of your space (from 500-1,000 sq. ft.) and additional factors such as air flow, air circulation, and type of environment. The Zone360’s short-wavelength UV-C light kills or inactivates pathogens in the air by disrupting their DNA and destroying their cellular function, causing the death of the microorganism and/or rendering it helpless. In short, contaminated air circulates into 360 degrees of “kill zone” and cleaned air circulates out.

Disinfecting time depends on room size and pathogens targeted for elimination but, within minutes, pathogens can be mitigated from your space. Ask about our minute-by-minute performance comparison analyses in approaching complete removal of pathogens in the air.


Independent laboratory studies show Aerapy UV destroyed more than 99.9% of tested virus and bacterial pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Read the SARS-CoV-2 press release here or contact us today for details on all of our tested pathogens and studies.


Our UV systems achieved up to a 99.96% reduction of tested pathogens in a university study. Learn more about what the study from an environmental biologist and other researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health, Environment, Exposure Science & Risk Assessment Center shows.

Our UV equipment meets or exceeds the performance guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For more information on the use of upper air UV to aid in disinfection, visit our additional resources page.


Three-year retrospective field study of the Zone360 showed an 87.1% reduction in upper respiratory infections in the animal study subjects. This peer-reviewed study is now published in the November 1, 2020, issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA).

How do you purchase the Zone360?

We don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to UV, as many factors need to be taken into consideration, and that is what we specialize in.

Contact us today for a FREE analysis of your business or building and learn more about our UV equipment and studies.