Benefits of UVC Light for Disinfection

Benefits of UVC Light for Disinfection

By Courtney Sturniolo

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) gives you the power of hospital-grade disinfection without the use of harsh cleaning chemicals.

UVC Radiation is germicidal, antibacterial and antiviral

Ultraviolet (UV) light is invisible radiation that falls in the spectrum between visible light and X-Rays. UV light is further divided into four separate categories, and UV-C radiation, with wavelengths between 200nm and 280nm, is the most useful for disinfection. 

The susceptibility of DNA to UVC light makes it very effective at disrupting the DNA, RNA, and proteins of pathogens including fungi, viruses, and bacteria and can play a useful role in preventing infectious disease. Absorption of radiation by proteins will cause the cell walls to rupture and lead to the death of the organism and is called “sterilization”. Absorption of radiation by DNA or RNA will eliminate the ability of the cell to replicate and is called “sanitation”. 

In keeping with scientific research proving the efficacy of UVC handheld wands, UVC disinfection kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses.

Chemical-Free Disinfection of Electronics

The average American touches their cell phone 96 times a day… but one quarter admit they have never washed their phone. This may be because convenient and effective cleaning solutions are not the mainstream. Most electronics cannot be washed with soap and water. Disinfectants like Lysol or Clorox wipes, bleach, vinegar, and other harsh cleaning chemicals are no more suitable. Cleaning chemicals can get into ports, cracks and openings, and it can damage the glass face of your phone by eating away at the coating intended to help fight fingerprint smudges.

UVC light offers a chemical-free method for disinfecting phones, keyboards, and other high-touch electronics that should not be cleaned with liquids and harsh chemicals.

UVGI Surface Disinfection

UVGI presents an effective, economical, and chemical-free solution for surface disinfection. UVC light has been proven to inactivate viruses known for surface transmission, including severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS CoV-1).

The novel coronavirus, SARS CoV-2, which causes the respiratory disease COVID-19, has been detected on surfaces up to 72 hours after initial contact. This means that a contaminated surface can transmit an infection to a human being up to three days later. In addition to behavioral modifications, like rigorous hand washing, it’s vital to sanitize and sterilize surfaces to avoid infection. 

UVC Water Purification

UVC light disinfection is a proven, practical, cost-effective solution for addressing microbial safety without impacting water's odor or taste. It offers a chemical-free replacement for chlorine and other common water purification techniques.