Ultraviolet (UV) radiation emitted in the UVC wavelength is proven to eradicate tough viruses and bacteria, making UV light sanitizer hospital disinfection systems an important tool to fight germs in healthcare. Hospitals perform miracles every day, with dedicated staff and medical advancements occurring rapidly. In spite of meticulous efforts to sterilize hospital rooms and equipment, patients still acquire infections from their stay in a hospital.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, approximately one in 31 patients in a hospital will acquire at least one HAI every day. This totals nearly 1.7 million patients annually that contract an infection while being treated for another health issue, with approximately 98,000, one in 17, dying from the HAI. Contracting an HAI from a hospital stay will most often lengthen a patient’s time in the hospital and could have a devastating outcome if infected with a superbug.
UV Light Sanitizers Eliminate Hospital Superbugs
UV light sanitizers used in hospitals are proven to reduce harmful pathogens including some of the most dangerous superbugs. Some of the toughest germs to treat include Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), C. difficile, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and Acinetobacter. A patient infected with one of these superbugs will experience prolonged hospital stays and possibly require intensive care.
Infections from one of these superbugs are difficult to treat as they can live so long in the environment that even after an infected patient leaves the room and it has been cleaned, the infection can pass on to the next patient. UV light is helping hospitals to reduce transmission of the toughest superbugs that linger in patient rooms and cause new infections.
UV light in the UVC wavelength, specifically at 254 nm, is proven to eliminate even the toughest of superbugs and is helping hospitals to reduce the spread of infection. UV light sanitizers are being used in hospitals in HVAC units to clean and sterilize the air as well as in UVC robots which roam around an empty patient room emitting powerful UV radiation.
Enhanced Disinfection Effective in Hospitals
UV light sanitation is proven to effectively reduce the spread of disease in hospitals when used in conjunction with typical manual cleaning practices and also independent of manual cleaning processes. UV light can sterilize hard to reach places and is helping hospitals worldwide to fight the spread of harmful superbugs. UV light sanitizer in hospitals should not replace manual cleaning practices although has highly effective results
According to a study by the American Journal of Infection Control, AJIC, where the microbial burden on objects inside and outside the OR environment was measured pre- and post-chemical disinfection, UV light reduced the active microbial burden by 92% to 97.7% prior to and in-between disinfection cases. UV light also reduced the microbial burden on objects outside the OR without prior chemical disinfection with 96.3 to 99.6% effectiveness.
UV light sanitizers are helping hospitals worldwide to prevent the spread of harmful microorganisms including superbugs, viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew and even volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
LightSources Leads the Industry with Germicidal Lamp Technology
LightSources and LightTech lead the UVC germicidal lamp industry, supporting OEMs in a wide range of industries including healthcare. We design, engineer and manufacture high performance UV germicidal lamps used in UV light sanitizer hospital systems and many other sterilization applications. Our lighting engineers possess deep technical knowledge of UV radiation, offering custom designed solutions to meet your needs with specially designed samples and validation through beta testing.
Our proprietary technology includes LongLife+™, which increases the lifespan of germicidal lamps up to 16,000 hours. Shatter ProTech provides shatter resistance to improve safety and eliminate the possibility of mercury contamination.
We offer a wide selection of high-tech UV germicidal lamps for virtually any application including air, water and surface sterilization. Our UV sterilization lamps include:
• Low Pressure Mercury Lamps – various technologies available such as standard and high output, soft glass, quartz glass and amalgam lamps. Ozone generating and specialty lamps are also available.
• Low Pressure Amalgam Lamps – our amalgam lamps yield up to three times the UVC output when compared to standard lamps of the same size. We offer spot and pellet amalgam technology, with patented pellet amalgam lamps designed to provide higher UVC output at full power and under dimming conditions.
• Medium Pressure Ultraviolet Lamps (MPUV) – LightSources embraces the many advancements in MPUV technology, offering lamps for curing as well as MPUV disinfection lamps designed to irradiate energy at specific wavelengths. Our UV light engineers can custom design MPUV lamps to your specifications.
• Quartz Sleeves – protect your lamps without sacrificing efficiency with quartz sleeves in either domed type quartz or open ended, made with high quality materials.
• Electronic Ballasts – our electronic ballasts deliver high power and high efficiency in a lightweight design. They operate on multiple supply voltages and are insensitive to line voltage variations.
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LightSources is a leading global supplier of high-tech, high-performance UVC germicidal lamps. We follow a strict ISO9001:2015 registered quality policy and are dedicated to your total satisfaction. Contact us to learn more about our quality germicidal lamps for UV light sanitizer hospital solutions.