How does it work?
Ultraviolet light in the germicidal wavelength (185-280 nano-meters) renders the organisms sterile. When organisms can no longer reproduce, they die. This is germicidal disinfection.

What is UV?
Ultraviolet (UV) light is a component of the electromagnetic spectrum that falls in the region between visible light and X-Rays. This invisible radiation includes the wavelength range of 100 nm to 400 nm. UV light can be further subdivided and categorised into four separate regions: Far- UVC, UVA, UVB & UVC

What is UV Dose?
UV Dose is the amount of UV radiation a microbe is exposed to and depends on the intensity of UV radiation and exposure time. A number of biological studies have produced widely accepted typical UV dose requirements for most common target microbes in disinfection.

Can the bacteria still effect me after using UVC Technology?
No, it is widely accepted that it is not necessary to kill pathogens with UV light, but rather apply enough UV light to prevent the organism from replicating. The UV doses required to prevent replication are orders of magnitude lower than required to kill, making the cost of UV treatment to prevent infection commercially viable. (Required every 3 - 6 months).

How does UVC disinfection work? 
As evident by multiple research studies and reports, when biological organisms are exposed to deep UV light in the range of 200 nm to 300 nm it is absorbed by DNA, RNA, and proteins. Absorption by proteins can lead to rupture of cell walls and death of the organism. Absorption by DNA or RNA (specifically by thymine bases) is known to cause inactivation of the DNA or RNA double helix strands through the formation of thymine dimers. If enough of these dimers are created in DNA, the DNA replication process is disrupted, and the cell cannot replicate.

Do germicidal lamps kill viruses?
Yes -germicidal UVC lamps kill up to 99.9% of most viruses, airborne bacteria and mould spores.

Are you certified?
We use CE and SABS approved components in all our equipment. We are a BEE level 1 company.
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