LED Direct says its new Purelight Flow UV-C ‘could effectively reduce 99% of COVID-19 germs in just six seconds’.
The Purelight Flow UV-C works with UV-C or Ultraviolet technology, disinfecting the air, wall surfaces and objects, using wavelengths of 253.7 mm to keep an area free from the disease.
During development, the company says it found that a 5mJ/cm2 dose could effectively reduce 99% of COVID-19 germs in just six seconds.
After a series of rigorous test-runs on the Purelight Flow UV-C, the company is encouraging businesses, hospitals, schools, and public service establishments to install the innovative ultraviolet light sanitiser.
How it works
The UV-C light emits photons that can penetrate cells of microorganisms like the coronavirus. It then breaks down the RNA and DNA to damage the nucleic acid within. With the genetic material destroyed, the virus is prevented from reproducing further.
Non-toxic beams of light are radiated from an installed device that disinfects the air and surfaces. With the tendency for light to be reflective, the rays can penetrate hard-to-reach areas.