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

Using UV Light for Sterilization 1UV Light for Sterilization with UVC Wavelength

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 sterilization in many types of applications such as:

  • Air purification systems
  • Water sterilization systems
  • Surface sanitizing systems

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

UV Light for Air Sterilization

UV light for air sterilizationUVC light is used for air sterilization 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, fell odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

UV air sterilization 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 Sterilization

UV light for water sterilizationUVC 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 Sterilization

Surface Sterilization

UV light helps to prevent 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 sterilization 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 and installed in kitchen hood exhaust systems which keeps commercial kitchens cleaner and mitigates risk of fire. UVC lamps have many useful purposes to sterilize, clean and protect.

Many Benefits of Using UV Light for Sterilization

There are many benefits of using UV lamps for sterilization 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 sterilization 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 sterilization 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.

UV Germicidal Lamps
UV Germicidal Applications

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 sterilization.


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