UV-C light is known for destroying the DNA structure of a variety of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens in a matter of seconds. Therefore, UV-C lamps can be used to disinfect water, air and surfaces. Until recently, such lamps have only been used in a few industries. However, with the rise of COVID-19, the demand has exploded across all sectors worldwide. But what exactly is it that UV-C has to offer during a global pandemic? What are its unique features?
Compared to visible light, UV radiation (or ultraviolet radiation) has a much shorter wavelength and it can be divided into four different ranges. Each has its own benefits and application areas:
UV-C radiation has many advantages over other options, especially when it comes to disinfection. In addition to the fact that UV-C radiation does not require chemicals or toxic compounds, pathogens are not able to build up resistance to them.
Rapid irradiation does not change the properties of a product, but it can instantly render pathogens harmless. The UV-C radiation leaves no residue or discoloration. In addition, no ozone is produced in the range above 240 nanometers.
For these reasons, UV-C radiation can be used as a clean and safe disinfectant solutions, such as disinfection boxes or UV-C air purifiers.
Mobile device with HEPA filter and UVC LEDs cleans the air and eliminates COVID-19 viruses and bacteria
With the UVC HEPA Air Purifier, LEDVANCE launches a mobile, sustainable, space-saving and eco-friendly UV-C air purifier that eliminates up to 99,9% of viruses (incl. SARS-CoV-2 Covid19) and bacteria with UV-C radiation. In addition, it cleans the air from pollen, microdust and odors as well as cigarette smoke resulting in a healthier living environment. With a height of only 16 cm, the USB-powered purifier is small and light-weight and can be taken anywhere to safely eliminate harmful substances out of the air, be it in the home office, in the bedroom, in the kitchen or in your car.
Three steps for a healthier environment
The air purifier uses a three-step disinfection to reduce the risk of contagion:
First, the H13 HEPA filter prevents aerosol particles from passing though.
The HEPA filter is then disinfected by Violeds.
And finally, Violeds also disinfect the remaining air in the Air Purifier.
As the device is free from chemicals and without mercury lamps, it can also be used around new-borns and pregnant women. Also, no UV-C radiation is emitted from the product to keep the use safe. The device features quiet operation and is powered via USB cable. Users can choose between the three speeds low, medium and high for the air purification functionality.
The LEDVANCE UV‑C DISINFECTION BOX uses the disinfecting effect of UV‑C light in the wavelength range between 270 and 280 nanometers – without chemicals or toxic compounds. UV‑C light is known for destroying the DNA structure of a variety of viruses, bacteria and other pathogens in a matter of seconds, preventing them from spreading.
Products for daily use can easily be placed in the UV-C disinfection box and disinfected in the shortest possible time. For smooth surfaces such as cell phones or glasses, the disinfection time is only 6 minutes, for rough surfaces such as masks, 9 minutes. Viruses and bacteria are removed from objects in no time and you and your home are protected from the risk of infection.