The Science of UV-C

Scientifically Proven

The body of science shows that exposing air and surfaces to UV-C light for a certain period of time (the “dose”) can be very effective. 

Every UV-C light puts out a certain wavelength of light.  The UV-C range is 200-300, and the most ideal wavelength for killing most bacteria and viruses is 265nm.  The traditional UV-C bulb lights put out 254nm.  CleanRide UV-C LED light puts out 275nm.  Studies have been conducted and have shown that there is not much of a difference in effectiveness within that 254-285nm range and that all the wavelengths are just as effective.

 

This study compares various wavelengths: 
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145099/

For additional uses, please review recommended doses for specific disinfecting applications.

Links & Resources

Lind Equipment - SARS-Cov-2 Lab Test Report 

IUVA, SARS-CoV-2 UV Dose-Response Behavior White Paper, https://iuva.org/resources/covid-19/SARS%20CoV2%20Dose%20Response%20White%20Paper.pdf

Hiroko Inagaki, Akatsuki Saito, Hironobu Sugiyama, Tamaki Okabayashi, Shouichi Fujimoto. Rapid inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 with Deep-UV LED irradiation. https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.06.138149v1.full.pdf

Andrea Bianco, Mara Biasin, Giovanni Pareschi, Adalberto Cavalieri, Claudia Cavatorta, Claudio Fenizia, Paola Galli, Luigi Lessio, Manuela Lualdi, Edoardo Redaelli, Irma Saulle, Daria Trabattoni, Alessio Zanutta, Mario Clerici. UV-C irradiation is highly effective in inactivating and inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 replication. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.06.05.20123463v2.full.pdf

Signify: Signify and Boston University validate effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19. https://www.signify.com/en-us/our-company/news/press-releases/2020/20200616-signify-boston-university-validate-effectiveness-signify-uvc-light-sources-on-inactivating-virus-that-causes-covid19

 

Ultraviolet Light Surface-Disinfecting Devices
Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5824029/

 

UV-C light kills MORE bacteria and viruses than just cleaning alone

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5635568/

UV-C LED lights contain no mercury content, making it a safe option

Source: https://iuvanews.com/stories/pdf/IUVA_2018_Quarter1_Lawal-article_hyperlinks.pdf

CDC Study Confirms Effectiveness of UV-C Disinfection

Source: https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/view/new-cdc-study-confirms-effectiveness-uv-c-disinfection-combat-harmful

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