How It Works
The unleashed potential of UVC light
The incredible germ-killing power of HealthGuard UVC devices stems from the integration of ultraviolet germicidal light, or UVC light. Specialized light bulbs within our devices emit ultraviolet rays at a specific wavelength (254 nm) such that nucleic acids within dangerous organisms are disassembled and destroyed upon exposure, effectively obliterating dangerous microbes from the inside out by disrupting and scrambling their DNA! What’s more, this effect is universal: no microorganism on earth is resistant to UVC light!
Maximum reflectivity = maximum effectiveness!
A common concern with UVC light is that it “only kills what it hits.” In other words, UVC light is only able to disinfect the germs that it comes into direct contact with.
HealthGuard UVC has addressed this head on by using special, mirror-polished aluminum sheeting within each unit. Aluminum has the highest reflectivity rate of all metals, allowing for 97% reflectivity as the UVC light waves are bent and shaped, effectively amplifying UVC exposure throughout the interior of the devices.
Brief history of UVC light sanitation
The sanitization capabilities of UVC light have been known for over a century and incorporated in several novel ways.
One of the first major applications of UVC light for health purposes came in the early 1900s from Niels Finsen, a scientist who created a UVC emitting lamp to successfully treat tuberculosis (a feat that earned him the Nobel Prize in 1903!) Soon after, UVC light was also used to help purify the water supply in Marseille, France in 1908. From there, UVC light technology gained more and more traction as it was incorporated into hospital operating rooms, heating and air conditioning systems, water purification plants, food production plants, and more, all over the world!
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Head on over to our Devices and Applications page, where you can check out our current line of devices built upon UVC light technology!