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UV-C disinfection devices allow staff to disinfect prisons, holding areas, jails, training centers, courthouses, command centers, emergency rooms, and more easily and confidently. UV-C deconstructs the DNA of deadly pathogens and common healthcare-associated infection culprits that may compromise patient outcomes.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Ultraviolet (UV) light is a form of light, invisible to the human eye, that exists on the electromagnetic spectrum between X-rays and visible light. We are exposed to low levels of UV light from the sun’s rays every day, although much of the UV energy is absorbed by the ozone layer.
There are three UV light wavelength categories: UVA, UVB, and UVC. UV-MAX produces UVC, the only wavelength known to be germicidal. UVC utilizes short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (shorter than UVB and UVA, which are NOT germicidal) that is harmful to microorganisms.
Broad Spectrum UV disinfection often claims to be more effective than short-wavelength UVC, but ultimately wastes a considerable amount of energy with no documented increase in effectiveness – only short-wavelength UVC, specifically at 254nm, produces the amount of energy necessary to kill microorganisms.
UVC wavelengths are between 200 and 300 nanometers, making them germicidal – meaning they are capable of inactivating microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. This quality makes UVC energy an effective, environmentally-friendly, and chemical-free way to prevent microorganisms from replicating in any environment.
The high energy from short wavelength UVC light is absorbed in the cellular RNA and DNA, damaging nucleic acids and preventing microorganisms from infecting and reproducing. This absorption of UVC energy forms new bonds between nucleotides, creating double bonds or “dimers.” The dimerization of molecules, particularly thymine, is the most common type of damage incurred by UVC light in microorganisms. Formation of thymine dimers in the DNA of bacteria and viruses prevents replication and the ability to infect.
Yes, it needs to shine on the surface to disinfect. It will not go around objects or disinfect shadowed areas.
Yes, it reflects off many surfaces, but loses intensity dramatically if the surface is not highly polished like the Stainless-Steel center installed on our unit or an engineered surface for UV-C reflection. Certain paints today are also developed to reflect UV-C up to 60%.
Safety features turn off lamps based on detection by the PIR sensor.
Standard window glass, according to the International Ultraviolet Association, will block almost 100% of UV-C light. UV-C bulbs are made with quartz allowing the light to pass through.
Passive InfraRed sensors (PIRs) are electronic devices which are used in some security alarm systems to detect motion of an infrared emitting source, usually a human body. This heat/motion combination is detected by the sensor(s) on UV-MAX immediately shutting off the treatment cycle.
Yes, it can be used to measure how clean a surface is before and after treatment.
Yes, it can be used to indicate the appropriate UV-C dose (intensity x time x distance) has been applied to a surface.