UV light is a type of electromagnetic radiation. It has a wavelength of 10-400 nanometers which is shorter than the wavelength of light that we are able to see. This invisible form of light is responsible for 10% of the sun’s light radiation. This type of radiation can also disinfect the surfaces of items by exterminating harmful microorganisms. There are three different types of UV light:
- UV-A- This type of UV light can go deep under the skin.
- UV-B– This type of UV light doesn’t go under the skin but can linger on the outer layer of skin.
- UV-C- This type of UV light is the strongest but cannot reach the skin because most of it is absorbed by the atmosphere.
This UV light is effective at disinfecting the air, treating water, sterilizing surfaces, and decontaminating food. Properly placing UV lights can maximize their effectiveness. If you want a company that will professionally design and install your UV Disinfection Light, contact Sky Parsi Engineering & Consulting (SPEC Corporation).
Benefits of Using UV Light for Disinfection
Other than disinfection, UV lights have a lot of other benefits. Some of the advantages of using UV lights are:
They Are Easy to Use
Instructions for products can take a while to read through and even longer to follow. Installing a UV light is straightforward and doesn’t involve confusing directions. Any electrical contractor can properly install it, if he/she follows the instructions.
People typically choose disinfectant wipes over a UV light because they believe it is cheaper that way. However, UV lights will save you money on disinfectant products and labor over time because the UV lights/units will last for years, it requires little to no maintenance, will not be time consuming to apply, and even can be automated to turn ON/OFF by a controller based on a 365 days scheduling.
It Is Toxic-Free
Using products to disinfect your home and workplace is effective but the chemical smell of the products can be harmful to you, your kids, your co-worker, your clients, and even your pet. UV lights don’t emit any harmful chemicals and utilize a physical process to disinfect your objects so you won’t have to worry about toxic over-the-counter cleaning solutions.
How Long Should You Leave the UV Light On?
Typically a UV light takes a few seconds to a few minutes to eliminate microorganisms, it depends on the intensity of the radiated UV and velocity of the air (in case of air disinfection, such as UV lights at air ducts or inside the HVAC units).
Risks of UV Light
While research shows that UV lights can damage humans or objects with consistent and lengthy exposure, the risks outweigh the benefits. So long as you limit your exposure, you should not experience adverse effects of the UV light. It is also crucial to choose the right company to do an engineered design and professionally installation for your UV lights. SPEC Corporation is an expert in UV light products specification and installation. We will provide you with the best UV lights for your budget and the applications.
Whether you need permanent or portable UV lights, SPEC Corporation has you covered! All of our designs are made in the USA from the highest quality materials. No matter what you need, we have the perfect UV lights for you.