UVA, UVB, UVC- all of these are forms of ultraviolet light rays that are naturally occurring, but they are not created equal. We'll explain the differences between these three forms of radiation, and then discuss how UVC is harnessed in man-made lighting products to inactivate pathogens (kill germs).
Violet Defense, the only manufacturer of autonomous pulsed Xenon UV disinfection devices and the patent holder to one of Stouch Lighting's manufacturer partners, recently announced the results of independent testing completed to ensure their products' efficacy.
Food processing plants and the food and beverage manufacturing industry, responsible for producing, packing, and distributing all of our favorite brands, need ways to keep bacteria and other pathogens at bay to both protect their food products, but also to protect employees, and it can accomplish both with the right UV-C light fixtures in place.
Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, cause a significant portion of illnesses and deaths in the medical field. They're such a concern that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has pinned the reduction of HAIs as a top goal for their agency. HAIs lead to tens of thousands of deaths and many billions of dollars in costs for healthcare facilities nationwide each year (source).
As a supplier and partner for businesses looking to implement germicidal UV-C lighting, we wanted to share LEDs Magazine's upcoming webinar. The webinar is titled Germicidal UV-C Radiation: Fact and Fiction About Killing Pathogens and it's on Thursday, June 18th at noon CST. Here's a link to the registration page, and here's what the Magazine has to say of the event:
As we discuss in our UV-C light education page, germicidal UV-C lighting is versatile and available in different forms to suit its many applications. UV-C light is commonly used in medical settings, in schools, for wastewater treatment, on public transportation, and more. There's a fixture type to suit every need.
In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic, people are looking at every option for cleaning and disinfection to keep their patrons safe. Medical facilities, restaurants, hotels, schools, etc. are all under mounting pressure to kill all pathogens, particularly coronavirus itself. This is where germicidal UV-C lighting comes in, and with this demand for germ-killing comes a surge in supply. But do UV light sanitizers work?