Reduce Contagions With UVC Lighting
In the face of a global pandemic, the world is demanding a proven and effective way to protect people from harmful micro-organisms, and this presents the electrical contractor with a golden business opportunity.
UVC radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water and nonporous surfaces. UVC radiation has effectively been used for decades to reduce the spread of bacteria, such as tuberculosis. For this reason, UVC lamps are often called "germicidal" lamps.
UVC radiation has been shown to destroy the outer protein coating of Coronavirus, effectively preventing it from replicating and subsequently rendering it harmless.
Ceiling and wall mounted air purifiers have been shown in Boston University studies to be effective against Coronavirus in just nine seconds and always protects the circulating air within a room.
Surface UVC disinfection luminaires are effective on non-porous surfaces for which the light falls, however they can be very dangerous to people’s skin and eyes, so necessary precautions are essential to ensure usage is strictly controlled to times where the spaces are unoccupied.
There is no end of applications, however some of the most essential include, hospitals, doctor consultation rooms and waiting rooms, chemists, nursing homes, child-care centres, schools, sporting facilities such as gyms and change rooms, public transport hubs, restaurants and nightclubs.
There is a strong case for UVC lighting, even after the Coronavirus vaccine has been rolled out. UVC lighting is proven to be effective against many viruses, bacteria and mould spores that have been tested in scientific studies.
All viruses tested to date, including seasonal flu, can be inactivated by UVC light, therefore, in all workplace situations, where protecting an employee’s health and corresponding productivity is paramount, there is a solid basis for installing UVC protection.
Talk to your local Middy's branch about UVC Light Disinfection Systems today.
This article was originally featured in our quarterly Middy's MAG #34 Jul - Sep '21 Edition. Read Latest Issue