UVC Lights…Do They Kill The COVID Virus?
CLAIM: UV light destroys the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
PROBABLY. UV light has been shown to destroy other coronaviruses, so it will probably work on the novel coronavirus. But UV light damages human skin, so it should only be used on objects or surfaces.
UVC light is used to disinfect objects and surfaces.
Ultraviolet (UV) light is produced by the sun and by special lamps. There are three types of UV light—UVA, UVB, and UVC. UVC light has the most energy of the three types. This energy destroys the genetic material inside viruses and other microbes. Therefore, UVC light is used for disinfection. UVC lamps and robots are commonly used to sanitize water, objects such as laboratory equipment, and spaces such as buses and airplanes.
UVC light probably destroys the novel coronavirus, but we need to learn more.
UVC light has been found to destroy viruses and other microbes on surfaces in hospitals. But it is not widely used in hospitals or other health care settings. The U.S. government and the UV technology industry are working to define standards for UV disinfection technologies in healthcare settings.
Most UV sanitizers have not been tested against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. But UVC light been shown to destroy related coronaviruses, including the one that causes the disease MERS.
UVC Lights For Home and Commercial Applications
We have a complete line of UVC lamps that can be use cautiously in home and commercial applications. These are not to be used on your skin or you are not to be in the room when they are working. We have small pocket size sanitizers you can use when you go to a restaurant, you can clean your mask with this, you can use to clean menus, or boxes from Amazon or groceries containers. On the home end we have lights that can be turned on remotely with start delay timers to clean bedrooms, laundry rooms etc.
On the commercial side we have units that are being used in Doctors and Dentist offices at night when no one is around. They have them set on timers so when they are gong the UVC lights turn on for an hour and sanitize the room for the next days use. Food packaging plants are using them for the same reason to silently kill what is there from the day and go into the next day clean.
Using Blue Light and UVC light are added cleaning products that will need to be used as we move forward to keep us all SAFE from viruses and bacteria that can kill us.
All of our UVC light have safety features that turn the lamps of if there is a presence in the area. Most have remote start switches that can be used when you are out of the room.