LEARN ABOUT UVC
- What is Ultraviolet (UV) Light?
Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that makes black-light posters glow, and is responsible for summer tans — and sunburns. On the electromagnetic spectrum, UV fits between the visible light that our eyes can see and the invisible waves of x-rays.
- What is UV-C?
In the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that makes up UV light, there are three bands; UV A, B & C. The rays of the sun is the main source of UV on Earth. UV A & B is most commonly heard of, especially during the summer months as to caution the use of sun screen. UV-C is less commonly heard of as it is the weakest in the UV light spectrum. Its' rays get blocked out by our atmosphere, making it less commonly found on Earth.
- Is UVC safe?
UVC is safe to use, if you use it correctly. Skin and eyes should never have direct contact with the UV-C light. Serious damage can occur overtime with repeated exposure. The 254nm UVC does not create any ozone or leaves no toxic residues. If rashes or burns appear due to UV exposure, please seek medical attention.