What Is UVC Light?

UVC light is ultraviolet light with a wavelength between 200 and 280 nanometers. Also called “germicidal” light because it can destroy bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms by disrupting their DNA and preventing replication.

UVC light is widely used in water and air purification, food and beverage processing, and medical equipment sterilization. Recently, it has been a tool to fight against COVID-19, with the light’s ability to kill the virus on surfaces and in the air effectively.

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How Long Does UVC Light Take To Disinfect?

Generally, UVC can kill up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in seconds to minutes. The exact time it takes UV C to disinfect depends on the intensity of the lights, the distance between the light and the surface, and the type of microorganism being targeted.

Studies have shown that UVC light can disinfect surfaces contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) in as little as 6 seconds.

Protect your home and family from harmful viruses and bacteria with UVC lights installed in your HVAC system. Contact us today to learn how our professional installation services can help keep your home clean and your loved ones healthy. 

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