Benefits of UVC Lights for Disinfection
Air, water, and nonporous surfaces have all been known to be cleaned by UVC light. UVC radiation has been used successfully for many years to stop the spread of microorganisms like TB. UVC lamps are frequently referred to as germicidal lamps because of this. To purify the air, UVC radiation is frequently employed inside air ducts. The installation of UVC within an air duct is less likely to expose skin and eyes to UVC radiation, making this the safest approach to use UVC radiation because direct UVC exposure to human skin or eyes may result in injury. This article focuses on the benefits of UVC lights for disinfection.
Bacterium resistant to antibiotics is eliminated. It is possible for germs to become resistant to antibiotics if disinfectants and cleaners are used often. In the medical sector, this is a serious issue because the majority of chemical disinfectants are unable to effectively remove these microorganisms. UV-C light disinfection, on the other hand, is a physical procedure that ruins the RNA and DNA of germs, bacteria, and viruses. So, even when dealing with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics, it is still effective.
In hospitals, this technology is extremely significant. In fact, UVC is essential in assisting in the fight against the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance. For instance, employing UVC for surface disinfection in hospitals and other healthcare facilities aids in the fight against hazardous diseases like MRSA and C. diff. Hospitals have long used UV lamps as an infection control measure. The question is, how can UVC-powered cleaning equipment be used to completely clean a hospital while guaranteeing superbugs are not missed as they have in the past?
Operating rooms, intensive care units, and patient rooms can all be cleaned with large industrial-grade machinery. Smaller robotic devices that can be programmed to clean both public and private areas of a hospital on their own can be used. Deep cleaning for a healthcare environment is made possible by UVC light’s ability to disinfect hard-to-clean crevices and nooks, locations that conventional cleaning machinery may have struggled to reach. Surgical instruments and medical equipment can also be cleaned with UVC.
Germicidal UV lamps should generally not be used in close proximity to people. According to the IES, unintentional overexposure does not appear to cause long-term harm, but there may be unpleasant immediate side effects. Germicidal UV devices should only be handled by skilled personnel, and before doing maintenance, make sure the product is off. You should also adhere to product use instructions provided by manufacturers and purchase the appropriate light bulb for the appropriate fixture. Utilizing the appropriate personal protection equipment is a further recommendation for staying safe around UVC light (PPE). Additionally, UVC-sensitive personal exposure stickers are available to let people know when they may have exceeded the daily exposure limit while working with UV light.
The fact that UV disinfection is a reasonably priced sanitization technique could surprise you. It’s a common misconception that because technology is used instead of chemicals, the process must be expensive. Due to the special feature of our lens, you won’t have to pay maintenance costs over the course of the product’s life, and since the unit can operate on its own once it is installed, you won’t have to pay labor costs over time as you would with other methods. This means that a one-time investment in UV light disinfection technology can save you time and money for years.