Apr 28, 2022 8:15:00 AM / by Hughes

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UVC light disinfection methods have been used significantly for man year in disinfecting water, air, products, and surfaces against bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms that can cause disease. UVC light is most often used with other technologies in a multi-barrier approach. This ensures that whatever microorganism is not “destroyed” by one method (such as cleaning), it is inactivated by another (UVC lighting). This is why it is important to continue to disinfect and sanitize your facility to help reassure the building environment is clean and safe. UVC light disinfection is one of the best ways to help disinfect your facility.


What Is UVC Light Disinfection?

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 hospitals, sterilizing surfaces, destroying harmful micro-organisms in food products and in air.


How UVC Lighting Disinfection Works?

UVC lighting is a simple and effective way to curb bacterial and viral growths. These specialized lamps produce an ultraviolet (UV) light that disrupts growth and inactivates existing growths, aiding in the disinfection of surfaces, water and more. Using one in your facility can help improve everything from air quality to the health and well-being of you and your occupants. By treating the air circulating in your heating and cooling system, UVC lighting can kill mold and destroy airborne viruses and bacteria that, ultimately, lead to colds, flus and other illnesses. This can keep you and employees healthy.


UVC Light Disinfection Solutions for Your Facility

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “approximately 30% of all commercial buildings have significant IAQ problems, and ventilation systems are implicated in the spread of infection and pollutants.” Therefore, using UVC light in a facility’s duct system close to the coil can restore coil capacity, return the HVAC close to the original system, and kill bacterial growth by shrinking biofilm on the coil”.


UVC Light Disinfection Wands

UVC hand-held wand is a device designed to deactivate surface mold, bacteria, viruses and yeast. Some of the best UVC uses for the Handheld Wand include:

  • Food preparation, processing and packaging areas to reduce pathogens such Coliform, Salmonella, E.coli, Staphylococcus, Listeria
  • Laboratories and cleanrooms to prevent cross-contamination
  • Hard to reach and high-touch surfaces such keyboards, doorknobs, machinery…etc.


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. These fixtures are designed to provide very targeted airborne pathogen reduction in high-risk areas including but not limited to:

  • Lobbies
  • Classrooms
  • Hallways
  • Cafeterias
  • Any common areas…etc.


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. The most common UVC uses for the Mobile Remote UVC Disinfection System include:

  • Full room sanitization
  • Mold and bacteria control in food processing areas
  • Laboratories and cleanrooms to prevent cross-contamination


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. Some of the most common UVC uses for the Ceiling/Wall Mountable System include:

  • Full room disinfecting and sanitizing
  • Disinfecting and sanitizing incoming and outgoing packages in shipping and receiving rooms



UVC Light Disinfection Services

Not only can Hughes Environmental help disinfect your facility with UVC Light, we can help verify that certain areas of your facility are clean with our COVID-19 hard surface testing. A member of Hughes Environmental 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.

Hughes Environmental’s technicians are experienced and trained to meet your facility’s safety requirements.

Contact Us Here or call 888-845-3952

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