UV-C light

What is UV-C light?

Depending on the wavelength of UV radiation, each UV radiation has certain properties. We distinguish the types: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C radiation. We use UV-C radiation in our products. UV-C radiation has a wavelength of 100 to 280nm (nanometer). It is a very destructive radiation for germs such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

These properties make this radiation very suitable for sterilizing rooms and objects. Devices using this radiation clean the air from aerosols that contain germs and viruses, including the corona virus (COVID-19).

UV-C light eliminates 99.99% of the bacteria and viruses in the air

When someone with a virus coughs, sneezes, or talks, tiny droplets of virus called aerosols are released into the air. These can float around for hours. By inhaling these aerosols, you can become infected and become ill.

Up to 99.99% of the bacteria and viruses in the air are eliminated with the help of UV-C light. A powerful fan directs the indoor air to the system. Then, the air is passed through UV-C lamps and disinfected.

After this process, the cleaned air is returned to the environment. UV-C light disinfection does not leave any residue. No chemicals are used. It is therefore a clean technology and is not harmful to the environment.

Where to use?

Our products with UV-C light technology are very suitable for: cafes and restaurants, offices, medical practices, production companies, food industry, gyms, shops, hospitals, etc.

Preventing transmission over long distances

The current measures that have been announced by many governments worldwide focus mainly on virus transmission via large droplets, direct contact, and indirect contact. However, transmission can also take place over greater distances via aerosols. Because these harmful aerosols can enter an air stream, for example caused by a recirculating cooling system without a filter, people can also be contaminated at a distance further than 1.5 -2 meters.

By preventing transmission via aerosols, we can make spaces where people are safer.

Disinfect rooms and objects with UV-C light

UV-C light disinfects rooms and products because the molecular connections of organic molecules such as DNA are destroyed. The result is that a (micro) organism dies. Because of this disinfecting effect, UV-C light is used, among other things, for disinfecting tools for surgeons.

The Eindhoven company Signify and the University of Boston conducted a study into UV-C light and its relationship to the containment of viruses, including the corona virus. This shows that UV-C light is a “super disinfectant”. The research shows that contaminated material was 99% virus-free within 6 seconds. After 25 seconds this number even increased to 99.9999%. UV-C light is now being used effectively in more and more places. In the Netherlands, this is already happening in the Zaans Medical Center, where mouth masks are made virus-free. In Singapore, the method is used to disinfect an entire shopping center. And in London train stations are disinfected this way.

The different types of UV radiation

UV-A radiation has a wavelength of 320 to 420nm (nanometer)

  • UV-A makes up 98.7% of the UV radiation that reaches the Earth’s surface.
  • The ozone layer has little influence on this.
  • Causes skin aging.
  • Mostly passes through glass and clothing.
  • Causes discoloration of fabrics and paint.
  • Causes melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

UV-B radiation has a wavelength of 280 to 320nm (nanometer)

  • UV-B makes up 1.3% of the UV radiation that reaches the earth’s surface.
  • The ozone layer has a major influence on this.
  • Converts oxygen into ozone and thus slowly restores the ozone layer.
  • Causes burning and tanning.
  • Does not pass through “normal” glass (filtered to about 300 nm) but does pass through quartz glass.
  • Causes other types of skin cancer.

UV-C radiation has a wavelength of 100 to 280nm (nanometer)

  • This deadly UV radiation is completely blocked by the atmosphere.
  • Converts oxygen into ozone and thus slowly restores the ozone layer.
  • Is very destructive to germs such as viruses, bacteria and fungi.
  • Causes lesion, damage to tissue in an organism within a short time.

Is UV-C light harmful?

UV-C light is a highly effective but dangerous light. The radiation can be harmful to people’s skin and eyes. For that reason, all our products are provided with clear instructions for use.

However, UV-C light disinfection doesn´t leave any residue. No chemicals are used. It is therefore a clean technology and is not harmful to the environment.

What is UV-C light and what does UV-C radiation do?

Depending on the wavelength of UV radiation, each UV radiation has certain properties. We distinguish the types: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C radiation. We use UV-C radiation in our products. UV-C radiation has a wavelength of 100 to 280nm (nanometer). It is a very destructive radiation for germs such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

These properties make this radiation very suitable for sterilizing rooms and objects. Devices using this radiation clean the air from aerosols that contain germs and viruses, including the corona virus (COVID-19).

UV-C light eliminates 99.99% of the bacteria and viruses in the air

When someone with a virus coughs, sneezes, or talks, tiny droplets of virus called aerosols are released into the air. These can float around for hours. By inhaling these aerosols, you can become infected and become ill.

Up to 99.99% of the bacteria and viruses in the air are eliminated with the help of UV-C light. A powerful fan directs the indoor air to the system. Then, the air is passed through UV-C lamps and disinfected.

After this process, the cleaned air is returned to the environment. UV-C light disinfection does not leave any residue. No chemicals are used. It is therefore a clean technology and is not harmful to the environment.

Where to use?

Our products with UV-C light technology are very suitable for: cafes and restaurants, offices, medical practices, production companies, food industry, gyms, shops, hospitals, etc.

Preventing transmission over long distances

The current measures that have been announced by many governments worldwide focus mainly on virus transmission via large droplets, direct contact, and indirect contact. However, transmission can also take place over greater distances via aerosols. Because these harmful aerosols can enter an air stream, for example caused by a recirculating cooling system without a filter, people can also be contaminated at a distance further than 1.5 -2 meters.

By preventing transmission via aerosols, we can make spaces where people are safer.

Disinfect rooms and objects with UV-C light

UV-C light disinfects rooms and products because the molecular connections of organic molecules such as DNA are destroyed. The result is that a (micro) organism dies. Because of this disinfecting effect, UV-C light is used, among other things, for disinfecting tools for surgeons.

The Eindhoven company Signify and the University of Boston conducted a study into UV-C light and its relationship to the containment of viruses, including the corona virus. This shows that UV-C light is a “super disinfectant”. The research shows that contaminated material was 99% virus-free within 6 seconds. After 25 seconds this number even increased to 99.9999%. UV-C light is now being used effectively in more and more places. In the Netherlands, this is already happening in the Zaans Medical Center, where mouth masks are made virus-free. In Singapore, the method is used to disinfect an entire shopping center. And in London train stations are disinfected this way.

The different types of UV radiation

UV-A radiation has a wavelength of 320 to 420nm (nanometer)

  • UV-A makes up 98.7% of the UV radiation that reaches the Earth’s surface.
  • The ozone layer has little influence on this.
  • Causes skin aging.
  • Mostly passes through glass and clothing.
  • Causes discoloration of fabrics and paint.
  • Causes melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

UV-B radiation has a wavelength of 280 to 320nm (nanometer)

  • UV-B makes up 1.3% of the UV radiation that reaches the earth’s surface.
  • The ozone layer has a major influence on this.
  • Converts oxygen into ozone and thus slowly restores the ozone layer.
  • Causes burning and tanning.
  • Does not pass through “normal” glass (filtered to about 300 nm) but does pass through quartz glass.
  • Causes other types of skin cancer.

UV-C radiation has a wavelength of 100 to 280nm (nanometer)

  • This deadly UV radiation is completely blocked by the atmosphere.
  • Converts oxygen into ozone and thus slowly restores the ozone layer.
  • Is very destructive to germs such as viruses, bacteria and fungi.
  • Causes lesion, damage to tissue in an organism within a short time.

Is UV-C light harmful?

UV-C light is a highly effective but dangerous light. The radiation can be harmful to people’s skin and eyes. For that reason, all our products are provided with clear instructions for use.

However, UV-C light disinfection doesn´t leave any residue. No chemicals are used. It is therefore a clean technology and is not harmful to the environment.