Far UVC lamp kills Covid19 in under six seconds and say goodbye to face masks, surface cleaning and restricted access

Far UVC Lamp introduction: Covid-19 has rocked the world and no more so than for retailers and the leisure industry who have gone above and beyond to change operations within the retail store to facilitate Government guidelines on occupancy, social distancing and the use of PPE.

All businesses have a duty of care not only to staff but also to customers to ensure the workspaces and public areas are safe and COVID-secure.

Traditional sanitisation practices of wiping down shelves and freezers, doors and handles, floors and EPOS areas take a great deal of time, require a vast amount of sanitisation products and disposable wipes all of which is both costly and hazardous to the environment. 

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This can now all be replaced with a Far UVC Lamp.

  • Far UVC 222nm lamp technology removes the cost, time and environmental implications of regular sanitisation activities.
  • Far UVC lamp uses a powerful wavelength of UVC which does not harm or do damage to human skin and eyes and can be used all the time when space is occupied.
  • The technology programmatically delivers human-safe sanitisation light into the indoor spaces delivering full sanitisation of all products and surfaces, doors and windows in every room.
  • The Far-UV lamps ensure your work environment is pathogen and viral free.

UEC Energy is working with organisations across different sectors to deliver additional support to ensure continuous operation through pandemics. The Far-UVC lamp is a revolutionary sanitisation solution that enables staff and customers to operate, without a mask, without social distancing and without the need for constant disinfection of surfaces.

Far UVC Lamp – Out of the box technology

Far-UVC 222nm Lamps are mounted into ceilings, walls or floors, depending on the footfall, area of coverage and the operating environment.

This design allows them to simply be mounted within your existing lighting circuit and fittings removing requirement to re-design the lighting set-up within your internal environment.

Included with the lamp(s) is a controller programmed to manage the running and operational controls for the lamp ensuring that its only operating when occupancy levels require thereby extending the life of the light. The controller also provides the required evidence that the sanitisation activities have taken place; delivering insights to staff and customers and validating that your environment is COVID-secure.

Organisations already using Far-UVC, includes sports stadiums, bars and restaurants, gyms and cafes albeit in the US but based on the same 222nm Far-UVC technology.

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Far UVC lamp the science behind the light

Since June 2020, UEC energy has been working with a number of OEM providers of Far-UVC 222nm lamps.

Unlike UV light which is dangerous and harmful to our eyes and skin, Far-UVC sits within the wavelength range of effective short wave UV light which kills viruses and bacteria which is between 200nm and 280nm (nanometres) and has been proven to be both effective in killing surface and airborne pathogens whilst being safe to human eyes and skin.

Following extensive testing, it has been found that people can work and operate in regulated and controlled Far UVC lamp environments for up to eight hours in any twenty-four period without negative impacts.

This discovery is a clear game-changer when dealing with global pandemics. Very low doses of far UVC lamp light efficiently kill airborne human coronaviruses carried by aerosols. A dose as low as 1.2 to 1.7 mJ/cm2 of 222-nm light inactivates 99.9% of the airborne

human coronavirus tested from both genera beta and alpha, respectively. As all human coronaviruses have similar genomic size, a key determinant of radiation sensitivity, far-UVC light will show comparable inactivation efficiency against other human coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, a fact borne out in recent studies published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) which show that FAR UV can kill 99.7% of coronavirus on surfaces within less than 30 seconds.  The same UV exposure regulated to current human exposure limits will clean the air within minutes.

Beware of other UV Lamp offerings

There is already a plethora of solutions on the market offering UVC decontamination and sanitisation solutions, some of which are being offered in standard lamp ballasts by well know lighting companies, but these solutions are not 222nm Far-UV solutions and are therefore not safe for continuous human exposure. UEC, with a handful of specialist organisations, are the only ones able to provide Far-UVC 222nm in the UK.  Not only can our software regulate our lamps to ensure UV exposures do not exceed current limits, but we can also provide new filters to ensure precise outputs at the safest human wavelengths (222nm).

For more information on the Far-UV lamp technology and how it can work for your retail outlet(s) or arrange a site assessment please get in touch with the team on EMAIL or by phone +44(0)1394 825997

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