Germicidal UV Lights and You: What You Need to Know

It’s been over a year since the first case of COVID in the United States. However, the pandemic has shown little signs of slowing down. This is why we need to have a way to actively minimize it’s spread. New technology has sprung up over the months that the COVID pandemic has ravaged our communities: Germicidal UV light technology. 

Everything You Need to Know About Germicidal UV Lights 

Germicidal UV lights is an up and coming technology that will revolutionize the fight against the COVID pandemic. However, many people will be doubtful of its effectiveness and safety in households and businesses. So we want to make sure that you’re fully informed in case you opt to get your own germicidal UV light.

UV Lights Have Been Used for Medical Disinfection Since Mid 1900s

UV lights have been around for nearly 80 years now and their use has only grown over the years. The main reason for this is due to how effective UV light is at eliminating airborne and surface pathogens. However, during the early days of UV, it was limited to simply disinfecting rooms and tools used by medical professionals. However, that has changed in recent years as we slowly started to more effectively harness the power of UV light and fine tune it’s various wavelengths. 

Various Wavelengths of UV Light Are Harmful

We can’t deny the fact that some wavelengths of UV light can be harmful. Anything over 230nm is harmful to a person. Some after effects of excessive UV light exposure at this range can cause cancer, drying of skin and liver spots. This is the norm in the usual medical setting because of how well UV light can neutralize pathogens at this range.

While Other Wavelengths are Completely Harmless To Humans

We’ve mentioned that some wavelengths of UV light are harmful for you. However, that isn’t the case for all wavelengths of UV light. UV lights under the 230nm we’ve mentioned are safe for humans. Anything below that wavelength cannot penetrate the upper layer of your skin. The same can’t be said for bacteria however, as there is a sweet spot where bacteria will die, but remain harmless to people. Perfect for use in a business or home setting.

New Technology Has Allowed the Safe and Effective Use of Germicidal UV Lights in Businesses and Households

We mentioned that there is a sweet spot where UV light can destroy pathogens while still being safe for people. This range lies in between 207nm and 230nm. To be specific this wavelength range is more commonly called Far UV. Far UV is now incorporated in many UV disinfectant tools like Kryptolight’s own UltraClean™ UV light which allows businesses to continue functioning even in the midst of the pandemic, and households to feel safer.

Final Thoughts

Germicidal UV lights are an excellent technology to have around as it can passively cleanse the air and surfaces around it. And rest assured that this technology is a safe option among the other options available in the market.

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