Updated: Apr 24, 2021
The 2020-21 NBA season is underway and the San Antonio Spurs have added powerful new teammates with extraordinary germ-zapping capabilities. As part of its comprehensive strategy to minimize risk for fans, arena employees, team personnel and players from exposure to SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), the Spurs purchased LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™ to disinfect rooms and areas within the AT&T Center.
Manufactured by San Antonio-based Xenex Disinfection Services, the world leader in ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection for hospitals, LightStrike robots use pulsed xenon to create intense bursts of broad spectrum UV light that quickly destroys viruses and bacteria on surfaces. The intense UV light produced by a LightStrike robot does four types of cellular damage to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, rendering it unable to mutate or reproduce.