What to look for when comparing UV disinfection devices?
UVC irradiation systems are fast-growing and have become one of the irreplaceable options to prevent the spread of microbiological contaminants that may cause illness and hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Even though UVC has been used for over a hundred years for its antimicrobial properties, it’s only now that UV light sterilization has seen a resurgence for its effectiveness as an effective pathogen control solution.
Why use UVC radiation?
What to look for?
VIOlight has a wide range of UVC disinfection products that will suit different budgets & requirements.
Even though all UVC light is germicidal, the design of the equipment can greatly impact the effectiveness. The actual source of UVC light, the design of the chamber, and the cycle time, all play an important role in ensuring that a UVC device does what it claims to do. Does it provide 360-degree protection? Is the time long enough to kill all pathogens? Is the chamber the right size for the intended use? These are all questions to look at when deciding which unit to go for.
The UVC device itself should be easy to access and use. If it requires preparation and takes too much time to setup then studies have shown that people will fall out of the habit of using it. We live in an age of instant gratification and a computer or a phone that was blazingly fast a year ago seems too slow to use now!
Choosing the right form factor of the UVC device, the time it takes to disinfect, the place of operation, the ease of use, no maintenance are all important considerations when deciding the convenience of use.
It all comes down to the exact application for which disinfection is needed. Whatever the device that is chosen it should provide swift, comprehensive, and hassle-free disinfection.
- Be it a hospital, surgical centre, dispensary, dental clinic, or other medical facilities, UV disinfection can be a powerful tool to create safe spaces.
- With a handheld surface disinfection device one can disinfect medical equipment, high-touch areas, emergency service vehicles, common rooms, and restrooms, often and as needed.
- Portable ultraviolet devices can be used to annihilate pathogens and viruses in the workspace area, furniture, turnstiles, biometric readers, cafeteria, doorknobs, and railings.
- UVC radiation can be used to disinfect gyms, sports clubs, training centres, restaurants, and ensure safety for the passengers at Airports, Railway stations, and Bus depots.
- Our personal objects such as keys, wallets, watches, masks are all pathogen carriers and can easily be disinfected by UVC radiation.