This is not a question that can be answered with a simple yes or no. Without getting too technical, UV radiation falls into three categories depending on its wavelength: UVA, UVB and UVC. The shorter the wavelength, the more energetic the radiation, and the more harmful it can be.
The UV Lights used as sanitizers fall into the UVC category. The great news is that yes, they can kill germs and viruses, including the Coronavirus.
We know this first-hand! Westpharma laboratory in Dublin 15 independently tested our products.
The experiment consisted in exposing a large quantity of human skin organisms to our UVC light technology for 5, 10 and 15 seconds. We also compared the results against cleaning a surface, contaminated with the same sample bacteria, with antibacterial cleaning agents. The report read as follows:
“As can be seen in the photo, excellent results were obtained. A sample was also tested using IPA as a cleaning method to compare it to the results achieved using the dinfection lamp/wand and as can be seen again in the photo below, results are outstanding.”
Dangers associated with UVC Light technology
But are UVC Lights sanitisers safe to use at home, at school or in the office?
The advice is the same as if using any other appliance. Use UVC lamps only for the their specified purpose and always follow the instructions on the information leaflet. Here are the dangers of UVC lights:
- Direct exposure of skin and eyes to UVC radiation may cause painful eye injury and burn-like skin reactions. Never look directly at a UVC lamp source, even briefly.
- Some UVC lamps generate ozone. Ozone inhalation can be irritating to the airway. Make sure to air the area for at least 15 minutes before re entering the room.
- Some UVC lamps contain mercury. Mercury is toxic even in small amounts, users need to use extreme caution in cleaning a lamp that has broken and in disposing of the lamp.
Applications of UVC lights lamps
So, now that we are aware of the dangers and how to avoid them, we explore how we can use them in our everyday life.
Due to their ease of use, low cost and outstanding results, our UVC sanitiser lamps are perfect for the home, office or classrooms. They cover up to 60m2 with a wavelength of 185-253 NM and 360° sterilization function.
They kill bacteria, mites and viruses, come with inbuilt radar sensor and remote- control functionality. The lamp has a 10 second delay action, to allow the person to exit the room before starting use. At the same time, it has the ability to stop if the radar sensor detects human or pet presence.
After sterilization, ventilate for 20-30 minutes. You are now ready to use the room in the knowledge that you are entering a Coronavirus free environment.
We also offer a UVC sanitizing wand, a hand held UVC light.
- Keep a distance of 3cm from the surface or item to be disinfected and
- Use uniform back and forth sweeping action 5-6 times to complete disinfection.
It gives a 99.9% bactericidal rate with no harmful chemicals, comes with a 3000mA rechargeable battery and quickly kills all kinds of common germs, including Coronavirus. Very affordable, it guarantees you peace of mind at your desk, or using your keyboard, or driving your car.
Both this items have endless applications for home use, in the office, in a classrom or school, in your car or bus and wherever else you want to keep yourself and your loved ones safe!
TGH SMART UVC Lights