Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation; Electromagnetic radiation comes from the sun and is transmitted in waves or particles at different wavelengths and frequencies. This broad range of wavelengths is known as the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
There are three main types of UV rays they are UVA, UVB, and UV-C.
UV-C light is GERMICIDAL - it deactivates the DNA of Bacteria, Viruses, Mold and other pathogens and thus destroys their ability to multiply and cause disease.
Prolonged, direct exposure to UV-C light can cause temporary skin redness and eye irritation, IVAS Facilities Services Ultraviolet Systems are designed with safety in mind and, when properly installed by a professional contractor, do not allow exposure to ultraviolet irradiation and allow for safe operation and maintenance. If you are exposed to direct germicidal light, it can burn the top surface of your skin. If your eyes are exposed, it would be similar to a "welder's flash", and your eyes can feel dry or gritty. At no time do germicidal lamps cause any permanent damage.
No, our machines are equipped with motion sensors that will turn off the machine immediately if any motion is detected.
The exposure of germicidal Ultraviolet is the product of time and intensity. High intensities for a short period and low intensities for a long period are fundamentally equal in lethal action on bacteria. The inverse square law applies to germicidal Ultraviolet light as it does to light the killing power decreases as the distance from the lamp increases. The average Bacterium will be killed in 10 seconds from a distance of six inches from the lamp.