- Sterilization – ultraviolet light destroys viruses and bacteria.
- Universal – sterilizes the surface of any object or material.
- Super Fast – expose your items for only 3 minutes per side.
- Safe – zero use of toxic detergents and harsh solvents.
- Delicate – only shines light on your most fragile possessions.
- Dry – no water or cleaning fluids used so no drying time
- Accessible – easy to use and can sit next to you on your desk.
- Low cost – almost zero electricity less than 10 cents a month
Why ultraviolet UV-C?
UV is generally divided into three sub-bands:
- UVA, or near UV (315–400 nm)
- UVB, or middle UV (280–315 nm)
- UVC, or far UV (180–280 nm)
When it comes to UV sterilization, not all kinds of UV are effective.
What does that mean?
To get a little technical, ultraviolet (UV) means “beyond violet” and refers to a range of electromagnetic waves with a shorter wavelength (higher frequency and energy) than the visible violet light.
UV is divided into three types with reducing wavelengths and increasing energy.
They are UVA, UVB and UVC.
For UV sterilization, only UVC (100-280nm) has high enough energy to effectively kill microorganisms.
When you are shopping for a UV sterilization product to try in your home or business, make sure that its UV wavelength falls in the range of UVC (100-280 nm).
UVA and UVB have virtually no sterilisation effect but are often found in low-cost products pretending to be useful.
The wide variety of lamps and wands aimed at consumers that claim to disinfect electronics, keyboards, sheets and towels, some selling online for as little as $45, are almost completely ineffective.
If you can safely look at these lights and be in the room with them, they are not powerful enough to kill COVID-19.