Updated: May 16, 2020
10. UV-C LIGHT KILLS BACTERIA, VIRUSES, FUNGI, MITES AND PATHOGENS
Exposure to UV-C radiation kills bacteria, viruses and fungi both in the air and on surfaces. This happens as a result of penetration of UV-C light into RNA and DNA structures, which chains are permanently damaged. This kills all pathogens and germs and prevents further reproduction of microorganisms.
9. QUICK DISINFECTION OF THE SPACE
Unlike ozonation or chemical sterilization, UV-C radiation is a quick disinfection method. UV-C light is a very short wavelength, it has a lot of energy that effectively kills viruses and bacteria. UV-C sterilization can be used whenever there is nobody around. When using ozone-free bulbs, there is no need for long room ventilation to remove harmful ozone. Thanks to this, rooms, offices, waiting rooms and even classrooms can be quickly sterilized.
8. DISINFECTION WITH UV-C LIGHT IS PROVEN TECHNOLOGY
UV-C sterilization technology is nothing new, it is a proven solution used wherever a clean space is required, including hospitals and clinics. The UV-C sterilization method has been known for 60 years! Its effectiveness is confirmed by doctors and laboratories around the world. A new branch of UV-C radiation sources is currently emerging in the form of LEDs, however, for now, their efficiency and price exclude them from the use of sterilizing rooms.
7. UV-C LIGHT CAN BE USED FOR DISINFECTION OF FOOD PRODUCTS
If you are afraid of pathogens on the packaging of products brought from the store, before placing them in the fridge, shortly expose them to UV-C radiation. Remember to leave the room during this time. This way you will eliminate the majority of bacteria, viruses and fungi that could pose a threat to you and your loved ones. Food without packaging, wash thoroughly. Exposing natural products such as fruit, vegetables or meat to UV-C light will not make them carcinogenic, but they may lose their nutritional value and deteriorate faster.
6. UV-C IS A STERILIZATION METHOD FOR BUSINESSES
You probably did not think that when you make scrambled eggs or a cake, you touch the surface previously sterilized with UV-C light. UV disinfection technology is not known only in hospitals. It has also found wide application in industry as a solid and reliable way to disinfect surfaces. The first example may be eggs that are sterilized with UV-C light before being packed and sent to stores and supermarkets. In this way, all germs are removed from the shells. UV-C light disinfection is also commonly used for water purification and in dental clinics, where the tools are closed for a few minutes in the so-called sterilizers. Inside these devices are UV-C bulbs that kill pathogens, so that the tools can be reused without exposing another patient to infection.
5. HARMFUL EFFECT OF UV-C LIGHT CAN BE SIMPLY AVOIDED
Although UV-C radiation is close to X-rays, it does not penetrate solid surfaces. This also applies to glass, plastic, paper and other durable items. Therefore, observing the effects of UV-C radiation from behind the glass or Plexiglas is completely safe. For the same reason, fish in the aquarium or your family pictures in glass frames are safe. UV-C radiation is only harmful when exposed directly to living organisms. Therefore, do not stay in the room when the UV-C lamp is working. Also remember to remove plants and animals from the room, taking care of their health as well as your own. Closed doors or windows effectively protect all household members from the harmful effects of UV-C.
4. UV-C STERILIZATION IS SIMPLE
Controlling a UV-C lamp do not differ from controlling a regular lamp. They have a switch like any other lamp. They also have a deliberately programmed delay that allows you to leave the room before the lamp turns on. There are various lamp versions. Some are with a remote control that allow you to remotely turn on the lamp from behind a wall or door. The most advanced lamps also have a built-in motion sensor that will turn off the light when it detects the presence of a human or animal, to ensure maximum safety. So all you have to do is make sure that there are no people, animals or living plants in the room. The rest happens by itself.
3. ECOLOGICAL DISINFECTION WITH UV-C LIGHT
Unlike chemicals, which need to be replenished and bought on a regular basis, UV-C radiators are bought once every many years. Of course, the bulbs have their lifetime after which they must be replaced, but good-quality products have a lifetime of not less than 8000 hours. Assuming that in an ordinary house you use the UV-C lamp in various rooms a total of no more than an hour a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, the bulb should be replaced after... 22 years! One light bulb for 22 years instead of chemical-soaked cloths, paper towels, disinfectant liquids and disposable gloves is a huge environmental benefit.
2. UV-C STERILIZATION CAN BE SAFE FOR CHILDREN AND ANIMALS
If you are worried that your child or pet may be exposed to harmful UV-C radiation by entering the room without your supervision, choose a lamp with a motion sensor that will turn off the lamp if a movement is detected. For safety reasons, responsible manufacturers design their lamps to eliminate the risk of exposure of humans and animals as soon as they get close to them. Sensors are often so advanced that they detect an approaching person or animal even through a closed door so the lamp can turn off before anyone enters the room. When the movement stops, the lamp switches on again and completes its program.
1. UV-C STERILIZATION IS CHEAP
Think for a moment how much money you spend on cleaning products at home or office. Chemicals such as powders, pastes, liquids and gels that are used for cleaning and disinfection must be topped up regularly. This is a fixed cost in your budget. Good UV-C lamps cost from 100 to 500 euros, but you only buy them once. If you plan to use them for an hour a day every day, you will need a bulb replacement in nearly 22 years. So if the lamp costs on average about 120 euros and will regularly sterilize the room for an hour a day for over 20 years, your daily cost will be around one tenth of a cent! It can't be cheaper.