Healthy Benefits of UV Light

UV Light for Medical Use

Today there are many benefits of UV light for medical use including germicidal applications such as water purification, air and surface treatment.  Processes include sewage treatment, pool and spa, air ventilation systems in hospitals and office buildings, odor control, sterilization, elimination of VOCs and industrial exhausts. UV light provides healthy benefits with these applications in addition to medical phototherapy lamps, tanning lamps and many more.

LightSources and LightTech are world leading manufacturers of UV lamps for these types of applications and more, with innovative, first-to-market, patented lamp products.

UV Air Sterilization Promotes Healthy Environment

One example of an industry that has experienced the benefits of purifying air using germicidal UVC technology is the medical field.  Installing UV air purification systems in HVAC units are a cost-effective and efficient method of disinfecting air without the use of harmful chemicals. The systems are widely used in hospitals, doctor’s offices, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other medical settings and successfully eliminate air-borne transmissible agents, bacteria, fungi, viruses, spores, dust mites and parasites.

UV air purification in HVAC systems also lowers energy costs by improving heat transfer and increasing the net cooling capacity.  In addition to improving indoor air quality, UV light reduces maintenance costs by continuously cleaning the HVAC’s components including the coils, drain pans’ plenums and ducts where mold and bio-films collect.

UV lamps are also used to sterilize the air in operating rooms as well as to effectively sterilize surgical equipment.  Another important application for UV light was accidentally discovered in the 1950’s when an infant suffering from jaundice was taken outside on a sunny day.  The nurse reported a marked improvement in the baby’s appearance after being exposed to sunlight.  Today, UV lights are routinely used to treat infants suffering from jaundice, which can be deadly.

UV Light and Light Therapy

Doctors also use UV light to treat patients with vitamin D deficiency and other kinds of skin disorders.  Light therapy and phototherapy treatments involve the use of specific wavelengths of light to treat many medical conditions including mood disorders; skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, and acne; sleep disorders; wound healing; and photodynamic therapy (PDT).

In the case of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) full spectrum light therapy is now considered the most effective treatment and most of the time people experience a marked improvement as quickly as a week.  Please explore our website for more information regarding medical UV light applications.

LightSources, our strategic partner, LightTech, and our other 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 and offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions.

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