Why UV Light on Surfaces is Ineffective

Ultraviolet (UV) light has been used for centuries as a means to disinfect and sanitize surfaces. But its effectiveness on surfaces is limited. To understand why, let’s look at how UV light works and the effects it has on bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms.

How Does UV Light Work?

UV light works by damaging the nucleic acids in bacteria and other microorganisms, which prevents them from being able to reproduce. This process is known as germicidal irradiation. UV light can be found naturally in sunlight or artificially created with UV lamps or LED lights.

Why Is It Ineffective on Surfaces?

UV light is an effective sanitization tool, however it is not as advantageous when used on surfaces. UV light bulbs have a tendency to get dusty quite easily, resulting in a decrease of efficiency. This type of dusting diminishes the UV bulb’s irradiation power and limits its overall sanitizing capabilities. In order for UV technology to be effective, the distance and exposure time to UV light must be closely monitored. They emit short waves of UV light that interact with pathogen cells and destroy them. Even though UV is useful for a variety of applications, in certain scenarios using alternative methods might prove to be beneficial due to UV light’s lack of disinfection on hard to reach areas like shadows and dust accumulation.

AirROS For Surface Disinfection

AirROS Air & Surface Sanitizer is a revolutionary, innovative sanitizing technology which offers superior effectiveness to UV light disinfections on surfaces. It works by releasing 2 long live ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) into the environment. It can purify the air and sanitize all surfaces that can reach further distance then UV light technology. The AirROS Air & Surface Surface Sanitizer has proven efficacy against various types of germs and viruses, offering businesses a reliable means of quickly and easily cleaning the environment with minimal labor required.

In conclusion, although ultraviolet (UV) light may have some uses in sanitation and disinfection processes, its overall effectiveness on surfaces is limited. If you are looking for a reliable and effective way to sanitize your office or commercial space, contact us today. Our team would be happy to provide you with more information about our air and surface sanitizer.