How to Use a UV C Sanitizing Lamp?
Suppose there was a bright side to the ongoing pandemic. In that case, it is that we have become more conscious about keeping clean, the importance of disinfecting, how often we should wash our hands and how germs and viruses swarm almost everything that we use daily.
The coronavirus is making sanitation systems a must-have for present-day homes. The Philips Signify UV C system makes use of UV C which is widely known as UV C air sanitizer and disinfecting surfaces by stopping the spread of pathogens. Signify Innovations India introduced the Philips UV C Disinfection System as a part of their sterilizing gadgets
in India, which can be used both personally and at work.
The idea of UV came from nature. The sun emits UV A, UV B, and UV C. Natural UV C has the most energy and can be harmful to humans. This is why, to utilize for our benefit, scientists developed “man-made UV C.” When regulated, it can be employed for sanitation purposes. It breaks down the formation of the DNA, RNA, and proteins of pathogens, which in turn, incapacitates the microorganism from multiplying, which is then considered dead.
Keep in mind, though, that germicidal UV C is only good to use as disinfecting light for items and surfaces. Experts advise against exposing our skin and eyes to it to avoid serious and lasting injuries. This sterilizing system is equipped to shut down as soon as the timer stops automatically. Also, if the door opens while in operation, the UVC light system instantly cuts off to prevent exposure.
At a first glance, the Philips UVC Disinfection System may look like a standard microwave oven. It is well built, with a stainless steel compartment and door made of toughened glass. Its max capacity is 30 litres, it is comfortingly heavy, which means it’s sturdy. It also has a LED display on the front that gives information about the operation. It isn’t complicated to set up at all; simply plug and turn it on.
The front panel is straightforward. There are options for a 2, 5, and 8 minutes preset timer, together with the Start and Stop buttons. There is also an option to set the timer manually.
For smaller items like house keys, sunglasses, or wristwatches, exposure to UV C for a couple of minutes should disinfect them successfully. For slightly bigger gadgets like smartphones and tablets, and other items of the same size, use the disinfection system for three minutes. The preset is up to 8 minutes, the idea is the bigger, or the more solid the item is, the longer it stays inside. You can even sterilize vegetables, fresh fruits, and kitchen utensils!
Having equipment like this at home would help you sleep better at night, knowing you took an extra precaution to keep your family safe from any unseen enemies.
What are the guidelines for using a UV sanitizer lamp?
The guidelines for using a UV sanitizer lamp include being sure that the area is well-ventilated, keeping your workspace safe by wearing gloves and safety glasses when handling the UV lamp, and keeping the lamp away from your face.
UV C sanitizing
lamps are used to kill germs and bacteria. The UV C light disinfection destroys the outer protein coating of the virus, which inactivates it. There are a variety of different types of UV sanitizer, depending on what is being disinfected and how much space is available. The FDA
has stated that UV light works quickly to destroy the outer coating of the virus.
The FDA has approved the use of UV C sanitizing lamps as a way to destroy the outer coating of viruses. The lamps work quickly and are a great option for disinfecting items that cannot be easily cleaned. However, there are some guidelines that need to be followed in order for them to be effective. The UV dose and duration of power need to be considered when using these devices, as they will affect how well they work.
As a matter of fact, most UVC lamps that are sold for home use emit low doses of radiation. And while it is true that longer exposure to a given surface area may provide an effective inactivation of bacteria or viruses, it is important to note that these guidelines should be strictly followed to avoid any potential health hazards.
What are the settings for a UV C sanitizing lamp?
The settings for a UV C sanitizing lamp are the following: voltage, wattage, wavelength and timer. The optimal positioning of the UV C lamps and the decision as to whether they should be fixed on the ceiling, the walls, or on a mobile unit, depends on the size and shape of the room to be disinfected, but above all depends on the location of the objects in the room that have a high probability of being contaminated with the virus.
The shape of the lamp and the type of reflector are also important factors in achieving a successful outcome.
Although fixed lamps are easier to use for the staff, the use of mobile units for lamps can optimize irradiation geometry and has the adaptability to different environments (and therefore can be more cost-efficient).