UV-C Is Naturally Produced By The Sun!
We don’t come into contact with UV-C because it is filtered out by the ozone layer in the Earth’s atmosphere. The wavelength of UV-C light is shorter than the wavelength of the light we can see and spans the range of 100-280 nanometers (nm). It is most effective at inactivating viruses on or around 260-265nm, known as the ‘germicidal peak.’ UVClean's UV-C lamps operate at 254nm, which is proven to be highly effective in inactivating viruses, bacteria and mold spores.
Humans and animals should not be exposed to germicidal UV-C light at this wavelength as it can cause damage to their skin and eyes in a matter of minutes1 of exposure. Proper protective equipment and must be used when operating germicidal UV-C products. That said, provided that our UV-C products are used and installed correctly and in accordance with our user manuals and mounting instructions, UV-C is a reliable and highly effective form of disinfection, with safety risks mitigated by the appropriate safeguards put in place.