When it comes to disinfectant, one typically thinks of a chemical spray, or an alcohol wipe because that's what everyone uses.
As effective as they may be, there are instances where a spray or wipe might be impractical and could cause damage.
For example, spraying on electronic items and electrical switches is a big no-no.
And you certainly don't want to spray chemical on your pillows, or wet wipe them with alcohol either.
The same goes for food.
And if you're in a restaurant, you can't be spraying on every table, chair and door knob just to ease your worries.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
In hospitals, where there is a constant threat of infection, environmental cleaning must be done efficiently and quickly.
When time is of the essence, they use Ultraviolet-C (UVC) Light, not chemical sprays.
UVC light penetrates the cell walls of both drug-sensitive and multi-drug-resistant bacteria and viruses to destroy their DNA structure, rendering them ineffective.
Generated by filtered excimer lamps emitting in the 200 to 280 nm microbe-killing wavelength range, UVC Light can smash through drug-resistant pathogens and even superbugs.
This explains why commercial UVC machines aren't cheap. For example, the popular Tru-D SmartUVC, which is used to kill some of the nastiest germs found around hospitals, costs US$125,000 each!
- UV wavelength: 270-280mm
- Tube: LED deep ultraviolet lamp beads
- Lamp life: more than 20000 hours
- Size: 350x40x35mm
- Power: 1.8W
- Optimal sterilization distance: 1-5 cm
- Sterilization time: 5-10 seconds
- Duration: 4 hours of continuous discharge
- Battery: Lithium battery for 1-2 hours
- Net weight: 144g
- 1 x LED Charging UV Sterilizer.