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What is UV-C and applications?

UV-C-lamps: could something that kills bacteria and viruses also harm you?

· UVC light

At Good Lighting we create portable temporary LED work light, and to do our part during this crisis we created a new product, the flexible UV-C Light and portable LED UVC light designed to help with decontamination of equipment and areas. These can be used for any areas, rooms, vehicles, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and much more. This page will tell you more about UV, UV-C, the benefits, the applications, and more.

As always, please email if you have any additional questions or want to move forward.

There are three types of ultraviolet radiation in the short-wavelength spectrum that differ in their biological activity and the extent to which they can penetrate the skin:

• Short-wavelength UVC (200-280nm) – Has the most energy, can penetrate skin and is the most damaging. Therefore, UVC light is used for disinfection. However, there is evidence that far UVC (207-222 nm) does not cause epithelial or retinal damage. UVC lamps and robots are commonly used to sanitize water, objects (such as laboratory equipment) and spaces (such as buses and airplanes).

• Medium-wavelength UVB (280-315nm) – Is responsible for delayed tanning and burning. In addition to these short-term effects, it contributes to skin aging and significantly promotes the development of skin cancer.

• Long-wavelength UVA (315-400nm) – Accounts for approximately 95 percent of the UV radiation reaching the earth’s surface. It can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and is responsible for the immediate tanning effect. Furthermore, it contributes to skin aging and wrinkling.