Adding UV-C light to your home cleaning routine can be a great way to be sure you are eliminating potentially harmful microorganisms from your living space. Using UV-C light to do this also lessens your reliance on harsh chemicals like disinfectant sprays and bleach in you home. So, how can you incorporate UV-C lamps at home?
Let's talk about why UV-C first.
Ultraviolet light is invisible to the naked eye and is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths shorter than visible light but longer than X-rays. UV can be separated into various ranges, with short-wavelength UV (UV-C) considered "germicidal UV". Wavelengths between about 200 nm and 300 nm are strongly absorbed by nucleic acids. The absorbed energy can result in defects including pyrimidine dimers. These dimers can prevent replication or can prevent the expression of necessary proteins, resulting in the death or inactivation of the organism.
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is already used in a variety of applications, such as food, air, and water purification. The application of UVGI to disinfection has been an accepted practice since the mid-20th century. It has been used primarily in medical sanitation and sterile work facilities.
How to use UV-C at home safely
To use our lamps at home, we recommend performing a normal cleaning routine with soap-products to cleanse away dirt and grime. After everything has dried, simply place the lamp in the area and switch on when leaving the area. Once the timer has ended, all the visible area around the lamp is disinfected.
A few safety pre-cautions to remember:
Always leave the room while the lamp is on and keep children and pets away.
Never touch or look at a lamp while it is in operation to avoid any potential sensitivity.
If you use a lamp that generates ozone, be sure to have proper ventilation available.
Where to use UV-C at home
You can use a UV-C lamp wherever you wish to sanitize in your home! The versatile sizing and easy-to-use tech makes it simple to move from room to room while you spruce up. Here are some great areas to use the lamp:
Sanitize germ-y areas in the bathroom such as around the toilet.
High-traffic areas like the kitchen can use a weekly session with ultraviolet light.
Take care of mold growing in the corner of a garage with a UV-C lamp.
Avoid cross-contamination by sanitizing phones, keys, and masks at the entry.
Clean messy playrooms and sanitize small toys with UV-C light.
Get your own UV-C Lamps
Our lamps feature high-intensity ultraviolet light that disinfects surfaces and neutralizes microorganisms, pathogens, viruses, and other biomatter. They are available in three different sizes for various applications with integrated safety features like remote control and movement sensors. Browse all lamps here!