Patented Translucent Technology creates faster fly catch and improves food safety.

Brandenburg has developed the latest innovation in flying insect control called Translucent TechnologyTM. This proprietary technology is featured in some of our Insect Light Traps within the Genus® range – most notably Cobra, Orbit, Optica and Eclipse Ultra.

Translucent TechnologyTM (TT) is a UV propagation system that increases the distribution of the UVA dispersed from an insect
light trap. The Genus® TT units disperse UVA at an intensity of 2.4 times greater than a non-TT unit of a similar power.

Conventional Insect Light Traps disperse UVA from only the front (and some from the sides) of the unit creating a limited attraction window. The Genus® TT disperses UVA from the top, front and sides of the unit giving an all round attraction window. To put this into context, this much wider window of attraction gives your customers increased food safety through the faster reduction of flying insects at their premises.

The wider window of attraction also removes flies faster. The graph shows how Genus® TT units outperform even more powerful ILTs. In the first 30 minutes, Genus® TT units caught 186% more flies than similarly powered ILTs. This provides better protection to sensitive food environments and reduces the risk of foodborne pathogens carried by flying insects, helping to increase overall food safety.

The power of Translucent Technology™ combined with the fact that all of our Genus® TT units use electronic ballast means that end-users actually need half the number of Genus® TT units to provide effective pest control compared to our competitors. For example independent tests have shown that, over a five-year period, our Genus® TT units when used on this basis, using half the number of units, resulted in a 62% reduction in running costs and CO2 emissions.