UV-C lamps can be highly effective in disinfecting indoor spaces and would lessen the rate of transmission of COVID-19


With community centres, restaurants, and other commercial venues slowly starting to continue operations, and schools/childcare settings gradually welcoming students, establishments are looking for various ways to effectively lessen the risk of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in their respective premises. Traditional cleaning methods, while effective, take more time and still pose a risk of exposure to the virus from the disinfection itself to waste disposal. Deep cleaning and decontamination services are advisable yet not cost-effective when done weekly or every other day.

One efficient way of keeping these areas regularly sanitised and safe is through the use of UVC Germicidal Lamps. UVC or Germicidal UV (commonly shortened to GUV) has been proven to be the most effective portion of the ultraviolet spectrum against infectious pathogens. In a position statement released last 12th of May, the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) stated that “GUV of 254 nm has been shown to be effective in disinfecting surfaces contaminated with the Ebola virus (Sagripanti and Lytle, 2011; Jinadatha et al., 2015; Tomas et al., 2015). Other studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of GUV during an influenza outbreak in the Livermore Veterans Hospital (Jordan, 1961).”

The UVC Germicidal Lamp can swiftly and effectively sanitise corners and other areas that can be easily missed by traditional cleaning methods.

Based on current data and empirical evidence, the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) also believes that UVC can help prevent COVID-19 transmission by reducing contamination. “UV light, specifically between 200-280nm (UVC or GUV), inactivates (aka, ‘kills’) at least two other coronaviruses that are near-relatives of the COVID-19 virus: 1) SARS-CoV-1[ii] and 2) MERS-CoV[iii] [iv] [v]. An important caveat is this inactivation has been demonstrated under controlled conditions in the laboratory. The effectiveness of UV light in practice depends on factors such the exposure time and the ability of the UV light to reach the viruses in water, air, and in the folds and crevices of materials and surfaces.”

With its expertise in product development and manufacturing, V-TAC launched its remote-controlled UVC Germicidal Lamp that is effective in killing viruses and bacteria in enclosed spaces. The said lamp can be used to safely disinfect offices, schools, and various commercial spaces.

The new V-TAC UVC Germicidal Lamp is fully remote-controlled, and comes with automatic timer settings and motion detection features to lessen the risk of people getting exposed to UV-C. Each package also comes with clear, prominent labels and comprehensible instructions on the manual to further avoid accidents due to improper use.

The UVC lamp is also directed to institutions and not to the consumer market to further lessen chances of human error. Like all disinfection equipment, operating the device should only be handled by trained and knowledgeable personnel. 

Interested in knowing more about using the UVC Germicidal Lamp for your business? Send an email to support@vtacexports.com or call us at +442072991212.

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