Germicidal UV lamp for dsisinfection kill viruses bacteria fungi
Germicidal lamp is a special type of lamp which produces ultraviolet (UVC) light. This short-wave ultraviolet light disrupts DNA base pairing causing formation of pyrimidine dimers and leads to the inactivation of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa.
Q: Can I put UVC fixtures in my home?
Yes - ultraviolet fixtures have been safely used in homes, as well as in hospitals, laboratories, clean rooms, doctors″ offices, commercial buildings, food processing plants and other commercial and residential environments throughout the world - any place a concern for clean air exists.
Q: Do germicidal lamps kill viruses?
Yes -germicidal UVC lamps kill up to 99.9% of most viruses, airborne bacteria and mold spores.
Q: Will germicidal UV take care of mold?
Yes. Germicidal UVC lamps will kill up to 99.9% of mold and help prevent future mold growth.
Q: How often do the lamps need to be replaced?
Germicidal UVC lamps from American Ultraviolet are good for approximately 17,000 hours (two years) of continuous use, with only 20% decrease in output over the two years.
Q: How do germicidal lamps kill?
Ultraviolet light in the germicidal wavelength - 185-254 nanometers - renders the organisms sterile. When organisms can no longer reproduce, they die.
Q: How hot do the lamps get?
Germicidal UVC lamps do not produce much heat - about the same as fluorescent lamps.
Q: What damage will the lamps do to me?
Prolonged, direct exposure to UVC light can cause temporary skin redness and eye irritation, but does not cause skin cancer or cataracts
Q: What effects does UV light have on surrounding materials?
Long-term exposure of germicidal UVC light to plastics will shorten the shelf life of the plastic by approximately 10%. Example: If the plastic would normally last about ten years, and it's exposed to germicidal UVC light the entire time, it would probably need to be replaced in 9 years. Plant life may be damaged by direct, or reflected, germicidal ultraviolet rays. Transient dyes and colors may be faded from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays.
Q: How do you determine the square footage that one germicidal UVC lamp will cover?
This is determined by the wattage of the lamp. Example: A 15-watt lamp will cover approximately 100 square feet; a 30-watt lamp will cover approximately 200 square feet.