The coronavirus disease, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has prompted a worldwide focus on methods to contain the virus. From lockdowns to isolation we are all playing our part in attempting to contain the spread of the pandemic. The most effective tool in fighting the virus is the inactivation of the virus on surfaces on and in the air, seeing as that is the fastest means of transmission.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, several new UV light air and surface disinfection products have come to the market and Congress Rental is happy to be distributing the top-of-the-range SAGE UV-C lights. SAGE UV-C is a chemical-free disinfection technology that successfully disinfects bacteria in the air, water, and surfaces making this device highly effective for use in public places such as hospitals, restaurants, schools, and offices.
Light is categorized by wavelength (the distance between peaks of a wave of light) and is measured in nanometers. UV wavelengths are invisible to the human eye and have a shorter wavelength than the violet hues in visible light. As wavelength shortens, photons of light have higher energy levels.
When UV light gets absorbed the photons of light transfer their energy to damage the chemical bonds of a virus’s genetic material thus the virus is then unable to replicate or cause infection. Various wavelengths of UV light work better than others for inactivating viruses and this is dependent on how well the wavelength is absorbed by the specific virus’s DNA or RNA. UV-C light has proven most effective in inactivating the COVID-19 virus.
Since SARS-CoV-2 is mostly transmitted through aerosol or droplet inhalation, improved indoor air quality through proper ventilation is essential to prevent infection. SAGE UV-C technology can be used in hospitals to disinfect operating and patient rooms, and medical equipment, and instruments.
UV-C LEDs can be used to disinfect everyday spaces and means of transportation like cars, ambulances, aircraft, and trains. The SAGE UV-C whole room unit can also be used to disinfect the air of schools, restaurants, shops, and even homes. SAGE UV-C also has the feature of automated and timed disinfection processes so that the device is set to work when rooms are empty so not as to expose individuals to the light.
Imagine the world turned back to pre-covid times where we can enjoy concerts, conferences and enter schools and grocery stores without fear of transmission. That is the world we can create with the widespread use of SAGE UV-C disinfection technology. The use of SAGE UV-C is not just a solution for SARS-CoV-2 but this technology can help protect human health in public spaces in times of future crisis, and during times of relative normalcy, by reducing everyday exposure to bacterial or viral threats.
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