Thanks to its disinfecting properties, UV-C radiation is a real all-rounder. UV-C lamps can be used to disinfect water, air and surfaces. But while the use of such lamps has so far been limited to a few industries, demand has exploded across all sectors worldwide since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the unique features which have suddenly placed UV-C technology in the global spotlight.
Electromagnetic radiation is characterized by a specific wavelength. Compared to visible light, ultraviolet radiation, UV radiation for short, has a significantly shorter wavelength. Depending on the type of UV radiation, this lies between 10 and 400 nanometres. UV radiation is divided into four ranges according to its wavelength:
UV-C radiation: environmentally friendly and efficient
Compared to other disinfection methods, UV-C radiation has a number of advantages:
For these reasons, UV-C radiation has been used for decades in some sectors such as medicine or food packaging disinfection (for example yoghurt pots) as a clean disinfectant solution.
Up to recently, the implementation of UV-C lamps were still very limited. In addition to medical applications, UV-C radiation was mainly used in the food industry as well as for cleaning pools, aquariums and wastewater. However, as COVID-19 becomes more widespread, the need for UV-C lamps has boomed. Even in areas where UV-C applications have at best been in a very small niche, there is now an increased demand.
T8 UV-C lamps
T8 UV-C lamps are available in three lengths: 440 millimetres (15 watts / 25 watts), 900 millimetres (30 watts / 55 watts) and 1,200 millimetres (36 watts / 75 watts).
The Linear Housing UV-C Sensor has
The Linear Housing UV-C Sensor is available in two lengths: 440 millimetres (18 watts) and 900 millimetres (33 watts).
The LEDVANCE UVC AIR DISINFECTOR contributes to better and healthier air quality in offices, commercial premises and medical practices, not just during COVID. The high-tech device cleans room air particularly effectively and entirely without chemicals – non-stop, even in the presence of people. It draws air in, disinfects it inside with the help of UV-C rays and releases it back into the room. Inactivating the microorganisms reduces the virus and bacteria load in the air to a minimum.
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UV-C disinfection devices should not be used directly on the body as they can damage the skin and eyes. For this reason, some safety instructions must be observed during use:
In addition, information on the packaging and in the accompanying instruction book must be followed precisely.