Mar 30, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Hughes

The Importance of UVC Light Disinfection in Educational Campuses Blog Image

There are many reasons why germicidal UV technology is a great option for educational campuses to properly clean and disinfect the air within their facility. Germicidal UVC lamps can effectively sterilize bacteria, mold, fungi and viruses without the health hazard associated with the use of harmful chemicals. Another big advantage is that UV systems are easy to operate and maintain, and their compact design makes retrofitting simple.

UVC Lighting is a disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. UVC refers to ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 – 280 nanometers (nm). Light in the UVC wavelength can be used for disinfecting duct work, sterilizing surfaces, destroying harmful micro-organisms in the air.


UVC Uses in Educational Properties

All educational facilities including, daycare centers / preschools, K-12 facilities, and higher educational campuses, are responsible for providing their students with the resources to better their education. It is also important to ensure students are being provided a clean and healthy learning environment, otherwise it can impact their attendance and performance. Many facilities are taking extra precautions to improve their building’s indoor air quality.


Upper Air UVC Solutions

Upper-air UVC refers to a disinfection zone of UV energy that is located above people in the rooms they occupy. This kills airborne pathogens in the room where they are released. Fixtures are installed to prevent direct UV exposures to people in the room.

  • Libraries
  • Lobbies
  • Classrooms
  • Hallways
  • Cafeterias


UVC Light Disinfection Wands

UVC hand-held wand is a device designed to deactivate surface mold, bacteria, viruses and yeast. The wand is suitable for a variety of specialized uses for surface decontamination and mold remediation.

  • Dorm Rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Offices
  • Restrooms


Mobile Remote UVC Disinfection System

The Mobile Remote UVC Disinfection System is portable to help to bring the power of highly concentrated UVC light technology wherever it is needed for air and surface decontamination.

  • REC Rooms
  • Restrooms


Ceiling/Wall Mountable Germicidal UVC System

The Ceiling/Wall Mountable Germicidal UVC System is designed to provide rapid and effective on-site decontamination and sterilization utilizing high powered UVC energy. It can be installed in either a ceiling or a wall. The UVC Panel attacks pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses, and mold, on surfaces and in the air.

  • Cafeterias
  • REC Rooms
  • Restrooms


Now is the perfect time to consider using UVC Disinfectant lighting in your educational campus. As an environmental cleaning company, we recommend for schools to only use the best when it comes to the health and safety of everyone on campus. So, consider installing UVC Light disinfection systems to disinfect and protect your students, faculty and staff from harmful bacteria and viruses.


Hughes Environmental

Not only can Hughes Environmental help disinfect your facility with UVC, we can help verify that certain areas of your facility are clean with our COVID-19 hard surface testing. A member of our team will swab high-touch areas around your facility to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19 or coronavirus) on surfaces based on the CDC 2019-nCoV Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel protocol.


Working with Hughes, you can expect technicians that are trained, certified and up-to-date on common best practices. We have an OSHA trainer on staff, and our technicians have been through OSHA 10- or 30-hour training. We also have Council-certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) and Council-certified Microbial Remediators (CMR) on staff.

Hughes Environmental is a member of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) with multiple NADCA Certified “Air Systems Cleaning Specialists” on staff. We are also a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) with multiple ACAC “Council Certified Microbial Remediators” and ACAC “Council Certified Indoor Environmentalists” on staff. In addition, Hughes is an ISNetworld(R) member contractor, as well as a member of the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA). These memberships and certifications help us keep current with standard practices and any new regulations that are important to consider when performing cleaning projects, and help us demonstrate our ability and commitment to work safely.

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