UVC Q&A

1. HOW DOES A UVC LIGHT KILL GERMS?  

The sterilization principle of certain UVC rays will destroy the molecular structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) or RNA (ribose ribonucleic acid) in the cells of microorganisms, resulting in the death of growth cells or regenerative cells to achieve the effect of sterilization. You should never be in direct contact with any UVC light during the disinfecting process. You should be behind a partition or be wearing UVC safety goggles and apparel.

But not all UVC light is equal, so it is important you choose the right one. We do carry the only Patent American made UVC/LED fixture that has scientific data proving its effectiveness in killing dangerous airborne pathogens.  

 

2. HOW DO I PROTECT MY BUSINESS, STAFF AND CUSTOMERS? 

If you want to instill confidence in your clients and promote your business, then having the American made recessed UVC/LED fixture is the perfect choice. This particular light has been used in hospitals and medical environments all over the world for nearly a decade.

  • This is the only UVC light that can be on when the room is occupied by individuals. It reduces the spread of disease by significantly reducing the dangerous pathogens in the air we breathe and from settling on surfaces like your clothes, personal items and furniture. This is why it is important for any business opening its doors to the public, to know the air is being sanitized while working regardless who’s present.

    3. SHOULD I BUY THE UVC WAND I SEE ADVERTISED ON THE WEB?

    NO, Don't be fooled by many UVC wands with claims it can kill the Coronavirus in seconds. The wand produces its power from 3-AAA batteries and at 5 VDC, that means the UVC wand only produces 5 watts.

    Understanding the Science:
       1. It takes 5 j/m2 to kill most pathogens in a 1 meter area. So, a 5 watt UVC wand will take 40 seconds to kill these pathogens. However, in reality, we may already have a resistance to those pathogens which means, they probably wouldn't harm us anyway.
       2. The coronavirus takes 241 j/m2 to kill and based on the wand's specifications, it will take the wand 33 minutes holding it in one spot to kill the coronavirus in a 1 meter area. Maybe, when the company said it will take a few seconds, they meant 1,980 seconds.
       3. Our commercial 300W UVC lamp takes 10 minutes to kill airborne pathogens in an area up to 200 M² or 2100 FT². Although many bacteria and viruses can be killed in seconds, there are many other highly pathogens that are very resilient.
       4. Our residential 55W UVC table top takes 10 minutes to kill airborne pathogens in an area of up to 30 M² or 320 FT². 
       5. WARNING: Continuous exposure to UVC light can have a long term effect on your body without proper protection. You risk cancer, birth defects, blindness and other illnesses. Companies buying a UVC wand for employees risk a false sense of security. It may also open the door to future law suits from their employees for illnesses relating to the continuous daily exposure of UVC light. When operating a UVC lamp, all individuals should leave the area before activating or be wearing UVC rated goggles and apparel.

      

    4. WE PROVIDE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, SO HOW DO WE PROTECT OUR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS?

    We have developed two UVC models for the transportation industry.

    • MODEL 1: It mounts to the ceiling of an aircraft, bus, EMS vehicle, train, truck, and most service vehicles. When the driver or operator exits their vehicle, they activate the UVC disinfecting process with the remote that automatically shuts off after 10 minutes. Then the driver can get in the vehicle and continue working.
    • MODEL 2:  This design is more rugged and versatile with the lamp being protected with a wire guard, a shield with a hook to hang it inside a vehicle or in an office and it comes with a wired prong so it can be plugged into any AC power supply. This option allows the client to have fewer units while using it again and again in different vehicles or offices. The UVC can be activated with the remote control that automatically shuts off after 10 minutes allowing the driver to enter the vehicle and continue working

    Our commercial 300W UVC lamp takes 10 minutes to kill airborne pathogens in an area up to 200 M² or 2100 FT².  It's good for taxis, Uber vehicles and auto dealership shuttles to disinfect vehicles between calls. It's also a cost effective option when staff is changing shifts to operate an aircraft, ambulance, bus, fire truck, long hall truck, train, tractor and other service vehicle. It eliminates the financial downtime for the hours it takes to wash and disinfect the interior cab especially when you need that vehicle back into service to make money. It also demonstrates to your drivers and suppliers the steps you are taking to guard against a airborne pathogens disrupting the supply line.

     

    5. I HEARD ON TV THAT THERE ARE SOME UVC LAMPS THAT ALLOW PEOPLE TO BE IN THE ROOM, ARE THEY AVAILABLE FOR SALE?

    That is a good questions, the FAR-UVC lamp have shown in manufacturer's tests, that it may be used for occupied spaces. Since this is speculative, they have to go through several series of tests which may take years to get the FDA to approve it for public use. During the trials, they may need to adjust several factors before it's safe for humans. They do sell that UVC lamp, however, it is only for unoccupied spaces as the tests are not conclusive. So, the question is, do you want to be the test dummy? The only UVC light that can be used when the room is occupied by individuals is our Patent American made recessed UVC/LED fixture

     

    6.  IS A UVC LIGHT SAFE TO USE?   

    NO, the FDA's position regarding UVC light, is the delivery method. In order for it to be effective, the light must shine directly on the surface and all individuals must leave the room and area before starting the disinfecting process. The only UVC light that can be used when the room is occupied by individuals is our  Patent American made recessed UVC/LED fixtureWARNING: individuals should not be in direct contact with any UVC light during the disinfecting process,. Being behind a solid partition is required as a safety prevention or be wearing UVC safety goggles and apparel.