There are many health benefits to in duct air purification systems, which keep the air we breathe clean, pure and free from germs, pollutants and irritants. Air purification systems are used in AC Units and HVAC duct equipment to provide maximum health benefits to people exposed to air in factories, offices, hospitals, doctor offices, and residential dwellings. Ultraviolet (UV) air purification effectively eliminates dust, mold, mildew and germs and prevents these contaminants from entering the air we breathe.
Breathing clean air is important to all people but is especially vital for the sick or immune compromised, or the very young or elderly, providing added comfort to people with asthma or respiratory conditions. It is also important to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses, and to maintain a healthy environment, promoting continual health and wellness.
Effectiveness of UVC Air Duct Purification Systems
There are various wavelengths of UV output, and only a very specific wavelength of 253.7, commonly referred to as 254 nanometer (Nm), is effective at killing bacteria and viruses. There is also no damaging ozone release at this optimum output. Some air purification systems may emit a small amount of ozone which might be acceptable in certain applications; this is not desirable in duct air purification systems as it may corrode the cooling system of an AC unit by separating aluminum fins from copper lines in the cooling coil.
Be sure that you know the UVC output of any in duct air purification system, and accept only 254 Nm UV output to achieve desired germicidal and purification results. The experts at LightSources are ready to assist you with proven solutions for any UV air purification system, including in duct air purification.
Proper Installation is Vital for In Duct Air Purification System Effectiveness
UV in duct air purification systems must be mounted near the cooling coil, on the cold air side, or downstream. The output must be targeted toward the cooling coil and the condensation drain pan under the coils to prevent growth of mold spores and algae. If your system is not installed properly it could still allow mold and bacteria growth, contaminating the blower and all air in the entire living space. Mold and algae growth will also clog the coils in your AC unit, causing the motor to overwork and burn out faster than with these contaminants eliminated.
By eliminating these contaminants in your HVAC units and duct work, you not only provide healthy clean air to breathe, you also greatly enhance the performance and prolong the life of your valuable HVAC equipment.
The Advantages of UV Air Purification
There are several advantages to purifying the air we breathe through the air ducts in our living and working space. The health benefits are clear; while extremely effective they are also completely safe. UV air purification systems are maintenance free, providing long lasting effectiveness while prolonging the life of your equipment. Producing healthy air and enhancing the quality of life is the most valuable advantage of all, although installing in duct air purification systems will continue to provide several additional advantages for years to come.
LightSources Group Offers Solutions
LightSources, with a presence in the United States and China, our European partner, LightTech, and our other affiliations allow us to utilize these vast resources to provide expert and proven solutions for air purification systems.
Our UV lamps are often installed in new and existing HVAC systems. We can provide standard lamps and fittings, or we can assist with a custom designed installation for use in new or existing air purification systems.
All UVC Germicidal Lamps are Not Created Equal
Be sure to contact us to ensure that you receive the best UV germicidal equipment possible, for maximum air purification effectiveness. We continually invest in research and development, leading the industry with patented and proprietary UV lighting solutions.
LightSources manufactures and distributes Low Pressure (LP) Amalgam Lamps, Medium Pressure (MPUV) Lamps, Quartz Sleeves and Electronic Ballasts, standard or custom fit for your needs. Our LP Amalgam lamps yield up to three times the amount of UVC output compared to standard lamps of equal length. These Low-Pressure lamps generate consistent UVC output over broad air or water temperatures with a range from 4° to 48°C. We can also provide custom designs to achieve higher temperatures when required.
Our MPUV Lamps produce a very strong source of ultraviolet radiation that is effective in several applications for UVC air and water sterilization. LightSources has the experience and knowledge to provide the most effective UV output for your specific desired application.
Our staff is ready to assist you with design and implementation of your air purification system, providing maximum effectiveness. We have experienced engineers utilizing advanced technology for continual development of our products, offering best in class and proven solutions.
LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. Please contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard lamps.