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Commercial Use of UVC Light

Commercial Use of UVC Light

With Covid-19 rampaging through the U.S, people have begun adapting to a new age of prevention and sanitization. Cloth face masks have saturated the market while liquid sanitizers and cleaning wipes are nowhere to be seen. A different form of cleaning exists outside our human realm of vision. UVC light. These lamps are widely used as a source of sanitization and sterilization are by no means new. 


With the evaluation of pathogens came the forward momentum of human exploration and discovery. Bright minds in the scientific field lept towards the future of medicine. In1878, Arthur Downes and Thomas P. Blunt performed research describing the sterilization of bacteria exposed to short-wavelength light. Once again UVC light was in the forefront  in 1903 when the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Niels Finsen for his use of UV against lupus vulgaris and tuberculosis. UV light devices have long been known to be effective and have already been in use pre-COVID for sanitation purposes across the globe. 

Uses Now

These days UVC light radiation is a commonly known form of disinfection 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. Many of the UVC lamps sold for home use are of low dose, so it may take longer exposure to a given surface area to potentially provide effective inactivation of a bacteria or virus. However, each bulb is different. Hospitals have been using UVC light wavelengths for years to help defeat superbugs and use uvc light to clean operating rooms, patient rooms, and other healthcare settings. There are also dozens of educational facilities that have installed upper-room germicidal UVC fixtures which use UV light to disinfect the air circulating through the HVAC system. 

PurLite difference 

PurLite has performed independent lab studies with two organizations. Both were carefully vetted for their capabilities and industry reputation. PurLite has been developed by Engineers and Scientists. A recent study found pathogenic bacteria on 80% of the children’s toys that they tested. Even more frightening, phones have 18 times more harmful bacteria than the handle on a public bathroom! Dealing with chemicals like bleach can be potentially dangerous and can cause more harm than good. We want to provide you with a product that is efficient at keeping your home safe.