UV-C can be a complex topic. We understand that at Surfacide, and we are here to help answer all your UV-C questions! Our team of experts compiled a list of your most frequently asked questions and answered them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of Surfacide, the technology and UVC.
So, let’s begin.
What is UV Light?
Ultraviolet light, or for short, UV Light, comes from The Sun and can be subdivided into three groups: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C.
UV-B and UV-A are the only rays to penetrate the ozone, while UVC, the shortest wavelength, is mostly absorbed by Earth’s atmosphere. UV-B and A are responsible for sunburns and skin cancer formations. Even though UVC cannot surpass the ozone, it can be found in man-made sources such as lights and welding torches. Surfacide technology utilizes UV-C energy at the peak germicidal wavelength (254nm) to disinfect environments. UV waves are invisible to humans and can be harmful when correct protection isn’t utilized.