About Ultraviolet (UV) Lamps
Disinfecting and sterilizing one’s surroundings is a necessity. For eons, humankind has inhabited the earth, and so have gazillions of microorganisms. As human beings evolved, so have the microbes, meaning that new diseases are sure to show up. An example of microbial evolution is the coronavirus, which has now become a pandemic.
Thus, in times like this, disinfection and sanitization have become a crucial part of our daily routines. Among the many methods that you can use to disinfect the surroundings and self, UV Disinfection is one of the most effective ways.
Why choose UV Room Disinfection Devices?
Ultraviolet (UV) light is the region of the electromagnetic spectrum between visible light and X-rays, with a wavelength falling between 400 and 10 nanometers. When it comes to UV Light Sterilization, only short-wave UV light (that falls between 100-290 nanometers) is suitable as higher wavelengths can cause severe skin diseases.
UV disinfection works by the action of the UV light deep inside the microbial cells. The UV light will break the bonds between the nucleic acid (DNA/RNA), thus making the microbes incapable of surviving. Once the nucleus (storage place of nucleic acids) of a microbial cell disrupts, it dies.
How much time does UV disinfection light need to kill?
On average, the UV light will take around 30 minutes (or less) to kill 99.99% of germs in a closed room/facility. However, the number of UV lights and time that one will need for disinfection depends on the size and site of a facility.
Is there a better solution than UV?
Using UV as a standalone method is feasible and practical, yet, ozone-producing UV lamps add more power to the sterilization process.
The combined action of UV+ozone helps disinfect with more precision, as both of the disinfection methods are different. UV light travels in a straight path, so it can not pass obstacles. (such as a TV, or a flower vase) Thus, if any microbes are hiding behind the TV, they will survive UV disinfection.
The case with ozone is not the same, as it is a gas, and gasses can move freely in all directions. The microbes that escape UV light will not be able to hide from the ozone.
How does ozone disinfection work?
Ozone (O3) is a gas that comprises three atoms of oxygen. Ozone is a highly unstable gas, meaning that it can not exist in its natural form. Thus it needs to become stable. An ozone molecule will lose one atom and become pure, breathable oxygen (O2) and achieve a calm state.
The single oxygen atom that releases from ozone is known as a free-radical. These free-radicals (free oxygen) oxidize will oxidize any living cell that comes in their contact. Thus, when these atoms hit the microbes, they cease to exist. (they die!)
Where to use UV+ozone disinfection?
UV+Ozone sterilization is suitable for most residential and office spaces. It is good for bathrooms, hotel rooms, public toilets, hospitals etc.
UV lamps can disinfect everyday household items like baby bottles, BPA free plasticware, car keys, teeth braces, etc.
What do we provide?
Our collection of light disinfection lamps has two variants that will help sterilize your home, office, or any other facility: Gerimi and Gerimi-O lamps.
Germi lamp is a UV-only lamp, while Gerimi-O will provide dual disinfection, meaning that it is a UV+Ozone disinfection lamp.
How effective is the UV-based Advanced Oxidation Processes?
UV+Ozone disinfection is powerful enough to kill bacterias, molds, fungi, viruses, and other organic molecules.
Precautions for UV+Ozone sterilization
UV light can cause mild to severe skin irritation. Thus when using a UV sterilization lamp, one must vacate a room/facility.
Ozone can also cause severe respiratory ailments, if one inhales it. Thus one must make sure that a facility is empty before initializing the disinfection process.
Also, once the disinfection process completes, one must remember to ventilate the room, so that any free-radicals (or ozone) left in the facility gushes out.
Note that UV+ozone disinfection may leave a foul smell as it practically kills microbes in the facility/room. Thus, another reason for ventilating the facility/room after the process.