Frequently Asked Questions
Yes - germicidal UVC lamps such as from SaniCool Pro kill up to 99.9% of most viruses, airborne bacteria and mold spores. UV-C by exposure to microorganisms, damage the DNA & RNA of bacteria, viruses & germs to make them lose their viability and multiplication (eliminating their ability to reproduce), so as to achieve the effect of disinfection and sterilization. SaniCool Pro UV-C light kills germs without the use of chemicals. The SaniCool Pro UV-C Sanitizer and Sterilizer provides you a healthy living environment.
Ultraviolet (UV) energy is a portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of all types of known electromagnetic energy (also known as electromagnetic radiation). The term radiation simply means energy that travels and spreads out as it travels.
Some applications are forensic analysis, disinfection, air and water sterilization, protein analysis, DNA sequencing and drug discovery. Deep-UV LEDs are also used in food preservation, to destroy harmful organisms including but not limited to; viruses such as the COVID19 CORONA VIRUS, bacteria, mold and dust mites, as well as in food preservation and counterfeit currency detection, among many other things.
The sanitizing effects of UV lights have been seen with other coronaviruses, including the one that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Studies have shown that it can be used against other coronaviruses. One study found at least 15 minutes of UVC exposure inactivated SARS, making it impossible for the virus to replicate. New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority announced the use of UV light on subway cars, buses, technology centers, and offices. The National Academy of Sciences says although there is no concrete evidence for UV’s effectiveness on the virus that causes COVID-19, it has worked on other similar viruses, so it would likely fight this one too.
For one our latest UVC LED technology comes without mercury (which is know to be a hazardous material is improperly used) thus minimizing safety and health risks. Another advantage of SaniCool Pro’s LEDs is that the chemistry in the semiconductor material can be adjusted to get a specific light output, and while the 254 nm output of most conventional lamps are in the disinfection range, it is 265-270 nm that is at the peak efficiency for most disinfection. For most microbes, 265-270 nm provides 20 to 30 percent better disinfection.
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Standard window glass, according to the International Ultraviolet Association, will allow UV-A to pass through while almost 100% of the UV-B and UV-C “deep UV-C” light is blocked.
Yes. Germicidal UVC lamps will kill up to 99.9% of mold and help prevent future mold growth.
The three main types of UV rays are UVA, UVB, and UVC. Because UVC rays have the shortest wavelength, and therefore highest energy, they are capable of killing bacteria and viruses, also called pathogens.
Germicidal UVC lamps from Magic Health are good for approximately 10,000 hours of continuous use, with only little change and decrease over time.
Yes - depending on the surrounding environment, UVC lamps should be checked periodically (approximately every three months), and can be cleaned with a dry cotton cloth or paper towel. Wear rubber gloves and clean with alcohol only. This will also help maximize lamp life.
The exposure of germicidal ultraviolet is the product of time and intensity. High intensities for a short period and low intensities for a long period are fundamentally equal in lethal action on bacteria. The inverse square law applies to germicidal ultraviolet as it does to light: the killing power decreases as the distance from the lamps increases. The average bacterium will be killed in approximately ten seconds at a distance of six inches from the lamp in the SaniCool Pro.
Ultraviolet light in the germicidal wavelength of approximately between 207-280 nanometers - renders the organisms sterile. When organisms can no longer reproduce, they die. To learn more please visit the Basics of UVC section within the Spectrum overview section.
Germicidal LED UVC lamps do not produce much heat.
The exposure of germicidal ultraviolet is the product of time and intensity. High intensities for a short period and low intensities for a long period are fundamentally equal in lethal action on bacteria. The inverse square law applies to germicidal ultraviolet as it does to light: the killing power decreases as the distance from the lamps increases. The average bacterium will be killed in as much as ten seconds at a distance of six inches from the lamp in the SaniCool Pro.
It depends on your particular need. Most of the time you do not need ozone, unless there are shaded areas that the UVC light cannot reach. Ozone helps to "carry" the ultraviolet radiation in the air to where it normally cannot reach directly. However, ozone can also be a health hazard and leaves sometimes an unpleasant smell.
Prolonged, direct exposure to UVC light may cause temporary skin redness and eye irritation. SaniCool Pro are designed with safety in mind and, when properly installed and used, do not allow exposure to ultraviolet irradiation and allow for safe operation and maintenance. If you are exposed to direct germicidal light, it can burn the top surface of your skin. If your eyes are exposed, it would be similar to a "welder's flash", and your eyes can feel dry or gritty.
Long-term exposure of germicidal UVC light to plastics will shorten the shelf life of the plastic by approximately 10%. Example: If the plastic would normally last about ten years, and it's exposed to germicidal UVC light the entire time, it would probably need to be replaced in 9 years. Plant life may be damaged by direct, or reflected, germicidal ultraviolet rays. Transient dyes and colors may be faded from prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays.
No - germicidal UVC sterilizes only what it comes in contact with by the light.
Germicidal lamps were not placed on the Medicare or Medicaid list when the government requested it in the early 60s, because tuberculosis was not a major issue at that time. Because it's not on these lists, the government, and insurance companies, will not reimburse individuals for purchasing a UVC system.