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Using UV Light for Sterilization

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Today, UV light technology is the preferred choice for sterilization in numerous industrial applications because of its effectiveness, affordability, and most importantly, its safety.  UV light is a disinfection method that inactivates microorganisms by a physical process rather than using harmful chemicals, and thereby, does not produce corrosive materials or disinfection by-products (DBPs).  The short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) lights are used to destroy nucleic acids and disrupt the DNA, thus rendering them unable to perform vital cellular functions including the ability to reproduce or infect.

As UV light sterilization provides an environmentally friendly method of killing bacteria, mold, fungi, and viruses, it is safely used in applications for food, air, and water purification.  The technology is a safe alternative to toxic and harmful chemicals especially in the food and drug industries with the ability to kill bacteria, yeast, mold and viruses in seconds on surfaces and countertops, conveyor belts, packaging materials, and transport containers.  Furthermore, UV light irradiation offers an effective way to prolong the shelf life and nutritional value of food.

UV light sterilization is also one of the safest methods to purify air as it kills pathogens that cause illnesses as well as contaminants that aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions.  This is especially important in hospitals, medical laboratories, and other settings that need to improve air quality.  Air purification is also essential in protecting workers and residential areas close to facilities that manufacture products that emit harmful and toxic chemicals such as printing, plastics and rubber plants.  Additionally UV light sterilization is a safe way to effectively reduce or eliminate VOCs and industrial exhausts containing solvents.

UV lamps also offer an affordable solution for OEMs and municipalities to comply with strict local codes and FDA safety regulations.  As the experts, LightSources and LightTech manufacture innovative solutions used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries. Contact us to learn more about our proprietary UV light technologies for sterilization.

LightSources and our strategic partner LightTech, along with 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 extensive selection of lamps.

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