With all the uncertainty and drastic changes that ravished 2020, the world had to adopt a new way of living, working, and understanding. One of the main things learned was the necessity to disinfect everything in your home or business regularly. But how do you properly disinfect an entire building from viruses and bacteria without using a whole can of disinfectant spray? Inhaling the fumes doesn't seem safe as long exposures can cause choking, dizziness, lightheadedness, or you may even pass out.
People and companies worldwide have had to rethink how to be more agile and collaborative. But for some, the option to work from home is still a safer, more appealing option for now — while the world is still trying to combat the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and families. Komstadt understands this unavoidable shift and offers a series of Workplace Solutions that are able to rectify work from home, space management, and social distancing issues.
What Is UV Radiation?
Radiation as a whole is a form of invisible energy and UV radiation is just one type of radiation, that is scientifically measured on scale known as the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.
It's true that ultraviolet (UV) light isn't visible to the human eyes — it is also divided into three sections:
- UV-C is 100 to 280 nm — for disinfection and germicidal purposes and applications.
- UV-B is 280 to 315 nm — It is used medically — like in phototherapy to treat skin conditions.
- UV-A is 315 to 400 nm — For use when curing, sun tanning, and even insect traps.
When disinfection is the goal, UV-C radiation is scientifically proven to disinfect nonporous surfaces, air, and water, and UV-C radiation has been used successfully for many years to minimize the spread of bacteria, like tuberculosis, for instance, which is why UV-C lamps are also referred to as "germicidal" lamps. UV-C radiation has also been proven that it can and does destroy the outer protein coating of the SARS-Coronavirus, which then inactivates the virus.
How Does It Work?
UV-C radiation breaks the DNA and RNA of viruses, bacteria, and spores, and renders them innocuous. Many, if not all bacteria and viruses tested, including a plethora of various coronaviruses, have been shown to respond positively to UV-C radiation.
That's where Philips comes in with their UV-C disinfecting upper air device. Designed for false ceiling installations to disinfect air in broader areas and is optimized for installation at low ceiling heights as they are distributed at and above device level. Specific reflectors control the beams of UV-C rays, including the louvre design. This ensures that each day, the air in that room or location is continuously disinfecting while allowing business to go on as usual.
Philips UV-C Disinfection Upper Air Ceiling Mounted
Set up your business with a Philips UV-C Disinfection Upper Air Ceiling Mounted system to provide your staff a healthy, safe breathing atmosphere to work in. Philips UV-C disinfection upper air ceiling mounted is designed to be installed on false ceilings for the disinfection of air in a wide range of environments.
- Perfect for low ceiling heights
- Allows business to continue while it quietly disinfects the air below
- Has been proven to successfully deactivate pathogens
- Appreciates no ozone emissions during or after use due to it being environmentally-friendly
- Philips PL-S TUV lamps with 4x9W UV-C power per unit
- Application parameters: 1 unit per 20m²
- UV-C rays peak at a short length of 253.7nm
- Surface mounted on false ceilings
- The louvres and reflector design ensures controlled UV-C rays that spread at the device level and above — not directly at people below the device
To sum it up, virus removal within an indoor environment is affected by UV-C rays and adequate air changes per hour. It can be achieved when air pollutants rise towards the upper UV-C luminaire zone, and the UV-C light kills most of the viruses and bacteria before the air drifts back down to the lower zone where people breathe — resulting in safe and clean air circulation throughout the covered area. Our specialist can explain this to you in more detail during our consultation.
If you've been trying to figure out how to get your business and staff back to work safely, contact us today to learn more about how Komstadt can help with Smart Office & Room, Room Booking, Hot Desking, or Space Occupancy for your business or projects. We look forward to speaking with you, and in the meantime, take a look at our blog over here.