Many industries and applications rely on UV light for disinfection, proven effective at eliminating a whole host of bacteria, viruses, and many other harmful pathogens, and can even prevent the buildup of mold and mildew.

UV Light for Disinfection with UVC WavelengthUV light for disinfection

UV light is emitted from the sun in UVA, UVB, and UVC wavelengths, with UVC electromagnetic radiation completely absorbed by the ozone layer before reaching Earth.  UVC lamps duplicate UV radiation in the short wavelength of UVC for germicidal applications. UVC light destroys the nucleic acid and disrupts the DNA of many types of germs. This renders them unable to perform vital cellular functions, including the ability to reproduce or infect.

UVC light is used for disinfection in many types of applications, such as:

  • Air purification systems
  • Water disinfection systems
  • Surface disinfection systems

Using UV light for disinfection is the preferred method in numerous commercial, industrial, and residential disinfection systems.

UV Light for Air Disinfection

UV light for air disinfectionUVC light is used for air disinfection in many applications and environments. UVC germicidal lamps designed to emit wavelengths at 254 nm deliver powerful germicidal effects and eliminate many airborne contaminants. Germicidal lamps can be installed in upper room UVGI systems or can also be installed in HVAC systems. UVC ozone lamps are designed to emit wavelengths at 185 nm and are a proven oxidizer to eliminate airborne contaminants, foul odors, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

UV air disinfection systems are popular in many commercial and industrial applications, such as in hospitals, schools, public places, residential homes, and industrial settings. UV light air purification systems help some industries meet environmental regulations for clean air requirements.


UV Light for Water Disinfection

UV light for water disinfectionUVC lamps are used in many UV water purification systems to eliminate harmful contaminants, viruses, bacteria, and even some germs that chlorine cannot kill, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. UV lamps are helping to keep water clean in many industries and applications such as institutions, including hospitals and nursing homes, industries such as pharmaceuticals, laboratories, pulp and paper, food and beverage, restaurants, wastewater treatment, pool and spa, and more.

UV Light for Surface Disinfection


UV light for surface disinfectionUV light helps to prevent the buildup of harmful germs, even antibiotic-resistant superbugs, on surfaces in hospitals, restaurants, and many other environments. UV lamps in hospitals help to prevent the spread of germs in patient rooms and operating rooms, as well as to disinfect medical devices and equipment.

UV surface disinfection helps restaurants prevent foodborne illnesses in food prep areas, including kitchens, counters, refrigerators, and freezers. UVC lamps effectively eliminate many harmful germs such as E. coli and salmonella and can even prevent grease buildup when installed in kitchen hood exhaust systems. This keeps commercial kitchens cleaner and mitigates the risk of commercial kitchen fires. UVC lamps have many useful purposes for disinfecting, cleaning, and protecting.

Many Benefits of Using UV Light for Disinfection

There are many benefits of using UV lamps for disinfection in addition to effectively eliminating harmful germs. UVC germicidal lamps are effective, affordable, and safe. While most UVC disinfection systems should operate without coming in direct contact with humans, they operate efficiently and without the use of harmful chemicals. UVC lamps provide effective disinfection without the need to purchase, store, or dispose of harmful chemicals and without putting off any harmful byproducts.

Benefits of UVC Lamps from LightSources

UVC lamps from LightSources provide many additional benefits, as UVC germicidal lamps must be designed and engineered to emit specific wavelengths to meet the disinfection demands of the application. Germicidal lamps by LightSources are proven to outlast and outperform many other comparable UV disinfection lamps and are manufactured by some of the most high-tech lamp designers and engineers in the industry. LightSources and valued partner LightTech offer a wide range of UVC germicidal lamp types, styles, and sizes, as well as offering custom-designed lamps to meet your exact specifications.

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LightSources is a leading global supplier of UVC germicidal lamps, UV lamps, fluorescent lamps, compact and specialty lamps, and lighting solutions. We provide OEM oriented solutions to a multitude of applications and industries with high quality, on-time delivery, custom lamp engineering and prototype development. Contact us to learn more about our UVC germicidal lamp solutions and how you can use UV light for disinfection.


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