What is Ultraviolet Light?
Ultraviolet (UV) UVC light is a wavelength between X-rays and visible light and invisible to the human eye in the electromagnetic spectrum. While the ozone layer absorbs most of the UV energy, we are exposed to low levels of UV light from sunlight every day.flpbd ffgpıDJPG
100 nm – 200 nm
Far UV or vacuum UV (these wavelengths are spread only in vacuum.)
200 nm – 280 nm
Used for UVC disinfection.
280 nm – 315 nm
UVB – Curing treatment and medical applications.
315 nm – 400 nm
UVA (or “near UV”) – used in printing, lithography, detection, and medical applications.
Cells That Cannot Reproduce Cannot Infect
It is widely accepted that it is not necessary to kill the pathogens with UV light, but instead apply sufficient UV light to prevent the organism from reproducing. The UV doses required to prevent replication are lower than those required to kill, making the cost of UV treatment to prevent infection commercially viable.