Overnight UV Disinfection for Your Business
How to safely disinfect your building with UV-C light
Thoroughly cleaning public places is currently more important than ever, and a wealth of disinfecting products, with varied levels of effectiveness, have become available. Common cleaning solutions take time throughout each day to be applied to surfaces and must be replaced regularly. (Not to mention the strong odors they often leave behind.) Chemically treating your office, warehouse, restaurant, school, or other commercial space can end up being costly while simultaneously not being as effective as alternative cleaning methods.
To reduce the amount of labor, time, and resources your company is requiring, you can choose to use Ultraviolet-C lighting that will do the cleaning for you. Whether your business is large or small, ELEDLIGHTS is now offering disinfecting lighting options that can improve cleanliness levels in your workspace.
What is UVC Light?
UV-C light is different from UV black light, or UV light water purifiers, which are sold at retailers like Home Depot. UVC or UV-C light refers to ultraviolet light that has wavelengths between 200 and 280nm. Light within these parameters can be used for sterilizing surfaces, water, food products, and air. Scientific studies have shown that the disinfection process of the light eliminates harmful microorganism, including diseases like coronavirus.
Choosing the Right UVC Lighting Option
For smaller businesses like salons, B&Bs, cafes, and offices, the portable UVC Germicidal Corn Light is an easy-to-use lamp that can be stowed out of sight during operating hours. Its portable nature allows it to eliminate viruses, bacteria, mold, spores, mites, and 99% of parasites present in your building without interfering with visual aesthetics or requiring custom installation. Simply run the lamp overnight, and put it away before opening, knowing that your business is ready for a safer and cleaner day of operation.
In warehouses, schools, hospitals, hotels and other large businesses, linear Germicidal UVC Disinfecting Light fixtures can be installed for more widespread cleaning. These fixtures come in 2ft, 3ft, and 4ft options, which incrementally increases the range of disinfection the space will receive. Since this fixture is meant to be permanently installed, it will not need to be set-up before each use. Simply use the included remote to turn on the light before exiting the area.
Are UVC Lights Safe?
To ensure the safety of personnel, both of the above lighting options are fitted with motion sensors to detect occupancy/vacancy. If movement is detected, the lamp will automatically shut off until the space has been vacated. The longer the light operates without interruption, the more thorough the cleaning results will be.
When operating either UV lamp from ELEDLIGHTS, a 20-second timer will begin after the light is activated, giving ample time for the user to exit before the cleaning process begins.
While UV-C lights are on, no one should be in that area; UV rays can potentially be harmful if the instructions are not followed.
The Benefits of UVC Light
Germicidal UV-C light kills bacteria, molds, and viruses quickly. This lighting has a history of being used in medical settings as a disinfectant technology. While it is not safe for humans to be in prolonged direct contact with UV-C rays, this low-maintenance disinfecting option can easily be incorporated into the cleaning routines of businesses by staggering the operating cycles to be active when there are no people around.
Through built-in controls, including motion sensors and timers, portable or permanent UV-C light fixtures can be safely and easily integrated into any commercial building. Owners who decide to utilize this disinfection strategy can provide a significantly healthier environment for employees, visitors, and customers.
Those who are interested in adding UV-C lighting to their building cleaning process should reach out to our team at 215.355.7200 or email@example.com to get started.