UV Technology


Attention: Understand the difference between UV lights and UVC lights. UV lights can cause skin cancer. UVC lights are safe to use on skin.


What are the differences in UVC lamps and what should I look for?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The energy required to kill microorganisms is a product of the UV light’s intensity and exposure time, measured in micro-watt seconds per square centimeter. For example, to achieve a 99 percent kill rate, the following exposures are necessary:

• Aspergillus flavus: 60,000 mW S/cm2

• Rotavirus: 21,000 mW S/cm2

• Hepatitis virus: 8,000 mW S/cm2

• Salmonella enteritidis: 7,600 mW S/cm2

• E. coli: 7,000 mW S/cm2

• Influenza virus: 6,600 mW S/cm2

• Shigella dysenterie: 4,200 mW S/cm2

• Legionella pneumophila: 3,800 mW S/cm2



Adeno Virus Type III 4.500
Backteriophage 6,600
Coxsakie 6,300
Infectious Hepatitis 8,000
Influenza 6,600
Ratavirus 24,000
Tobacco Masaic 444,000

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1343/9763/files/UVC-Light-Disinfection-Dosage-Chart.pdf)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Dosages for a 90% kill of most bacteria and viruses range from 2,000 to 8,000 μW·s/cm2.