UV solutions can create a cleaner, safer environment for everyone who walks into your facility. UVC is a known disinfectant for air, water, and nonporous surfaces, and in studies has been shown to inactivate SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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The COVID-19 pandemic caused many industries to rethink how to protect their employees, customers, and tenants.
One of the biggest takeaways: clean air should be a priority. UVC fixtures for HVAC systems are an effective tool to eliminate pathogens in facilities and improve indoor air quality (IAQ).
LEDs are now the primary lighting option for most commercial buildings. But when it comes to disinfectant lighting, traditional light sources like low pressure mercury tubes are still dominant.
When the pandemic started, everyone was looking for ways to protect employees, customers, tenants, and students. Bipolar ionization quickly became one of the top options to disinfect air. It was touted as a potential 'secret weapon' against COVID-19.
But now, there is a federal lawsuit filed against one of the makers of bipolar ionization technology.
Here's what we know: SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be transmitted through the air.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says while most cases of SARS-CoV-2 are spread through close contact, droplets and particles can spread through the air under certain circumstances.
It may seem impossible to keep high-traffic areas free of germs. Areas like waiting rooms, lobbies, or retail stores are typically crowded and hard to disinfect because so many people are around.
This is where one type of ultraviolet lighting product really shines. It's called upper-air (or upper-room) germicidal UV and it's so effective because it works constantly, even while people are in the room.
You bought a new UV product or series of products and you're ready to disinfect your building. But how do you know if the products you spent thousands of dollars on really work?
Scientists have known about the disinfection capabilities of ultraviolet (UV) light for decades. Now, it's considered an important tool in the fight against COVID-19.
A scientist at Columbia University found UV-C is effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in laboratory settings.
If you're responsible for maintaining a business or commercial building, this can be a very uncertain time. COVID-19 has changed the way all of us operate. Your building may either be closed, reopening, or overrun with people. Regardless, there is one thing that's top of mind: the health of everyone who uses your building.
Cleaning and disinfecting are more important during the coronavirus pandemic than ever before.
But which method should you use: cleaning products or ultraviolet disinfectant lighting like UV-C products?
The short answer: both.