IN-STOCK AND READY TO SHIP.
THIS IS AN 42 WATT INDUSTRIAL-STRENGTH, HOSPITAL GRADE UV-C GERMICIDAL LIGHT.
*PLEASE NOTE: THIS UNIT IS VERY POWERFUL AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MUST BE FOLLOWED. ALWAYS SHINE THE LIGHT DOWN OR AWAY FROM YOU. DO NOT LOOK AT THE LIGHT OR SHINE ON EXPOSED SKIN.
DISINFECT SURFACES WITHOUT CHEMICALS.
*Quickly disinfects bacteria, viruses and fungi on surfaces
*Lightweight handheld device
*Easy to use
*Lamp rated for 16,000 hours
*Produces NO Ozone
*Quick and easy lamp-change out requires no extra tools
*On/Off safety switch
*Voltage: 110V, 50/60Hz
*Optimal germicidal wavelength of 254 nm
*Dimensions: 21.4"L x 5.9"W x 4.33"H
*33 foot 3 -prong power cord
*Two T5 lamps with standard G10Q lamp base for easy replacement
*Lightweight housing is sturdy, yet weighs less than 5 lbs
*EPA Establishment Number: 94846-CHN-1
Is UV-C Light Safe?
Humans and pets should avoid prolonged direct exposure to UV-C light. Direct exposure results in temporary skin redness and eye irritation. Unlike some UV-C lights, our lights DO NOT produce ozone, a gas that is harmful to humans and pets. Avoid touching UV-C bulbs as the oil from our skin can cause a "hot spot" and reduce the bulb's lifespan.
UV or UV-C?
Although often used interchangeably, UV light and UV-C light have different definitions. Ultraviolet (or UV) light falls in the electromagnetic spectrum between visible light and X-rays with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm. There are four different types of UV light: UV-V, UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. UV-C light (200-280 nm) has the shortest wavelength and the highest energy. It is powerful enough to "kill" viruses and bacteria. So, UV is a broad term whereas UV-C is a specific germicidal type of UV light.
Does UV-C Light "Kill" Germs?
For simplicity sake, UV-C light is often referred to as "killing" or "destroying" viruses and bacteria. However, to be more specific and accurate, UV-C light deactivates germs by disrupting the DNA in these microbes which prevents them from reproducing and renders them harmless. UV-C light is naturally filtered out by the ozone layer and does not reach the earth's surface so microorganisms have no defense against it.
PLEASE NOTE: This unit is very powerful and safety precautions must be followed. Always shine the light down or away from you. Do not look at the light or shine on exposed skin.