For as long as we’ve known about how germs can lead to an array of illnesses, people have been well-aware of the importance of proper cleaning and sanitization – especially in spaces shared by the public. Until recently, that meant spending a significant amount of time, money, and effort in creating and implementing cleaning procedures for businesses, schools, community facilities, and more.
But now, UV light is emerging as a better, more effective way to make sure a clean and safe space. When you compare UV sanitizing technology to the usual spray-and-wipe methods we’ve been relying on for generations, there’s no question that UV light is easier, faster, and much more thorough. And thanks to the sanitizing solutions from Ultralight, it’s become far more cost-effective without requiring consumers to compromise on quality or efficacy.
Ultralight Systems rely on germicidal UV-C technology to kill bacteria and inactivate viruses. UV-C technology virtually scrubs a space of the germs that can make people sick. They’ve created a plug-and-go approach to professional-grade cleaning and disinfection and focused on making it accessible on a budget, all while utilizing the highest-grade materials.
All of Ultralight’s products are designed and built in the U.S., held to an incomparable standard of quality by the company’s founder and lead engineer. Unlike other companies that simply redistribute systems made elsewhere, Ultralight crafts every single product in-house - so there’s no uncertainty when it comes to authenticity, quality, or performance.
Now, you might be wondering: “Do I need a UV light for germs?”. Well, after we did some research and learning of our own, we have the answer to that question – and it’s a definite yes.
First, let’s talk about what UV-C means and how it factors into health and safety procedures.
You may have heard the term “UV-C light,” though technically, it’s UV-C radiation.
UV radiation is one of many types of electromagnetic energy/radiation (which is all around us, though not visible in all forms). All radiation is a form of energy and ranges from radio waves to X-rays. UV radiation is energy that falls between X-rays and visible light on the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. Generally, UV radiation is put into three categories according to its wavelengths: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C radiation.
UV-C radiation is on the highest end of the spectrum of UV radiation and is a proven disinfectant for nonporous surfaces, water, and air (U.S. FDA).
So, UV systems that use UV-C radiation can be a very useful option for cleaning and disinfecting a space using FDA-regulated technology.
However, not all UV-C lights are created equally. So, although a manufacturer may be selling UV-C systems, that doesn’t necessarily mean their products meet the necessary standards. Ultralight uses US-made bulbs that have passed the highest thresholds for UV-C light, ensuring the ultimate in longevity, energy efficiency, and overall performance. As a result, Ultralight bulbs generate the greatest output of virus-eliminating light when compared to other UV-C bulbs on the market today.
Now that you know how UV sanitization systems can benefit your business or facility, you might have a few more questions in mind. Luckily, the forward-thinking experts at Ultralight have carefully considered just about anything and everything on the topic, so they’ve made it easy to learn all about the technology they’ve harnessed in their systems. Here’s a quick rundown of FAQs about using UV lights to clean and sanitize, giving you the answers you need to see why Ultralight has emerged as a leader in the industry
Understandably, one of the most common questions about using UV lights is: can UV lights kill the COVID-19 virus? In short, the answer is yes. Ultralight Systems kill 99.99% of all viruses, including COVID-19.
The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has the following to say about using UV lights for COVID-19 prevention:
UVC radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water, and nonporous surfaces. UVC radiation has effectively been used for decades to reduce the spread of bacteria, such as tuberculosis… UVC radiation has been shown to destroy the outer protein coating of the SARS-Coronavirus... The destruction ultimately leads to the inactivation of the virus. UVC radiation may also be effective in inactivating the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the virus that causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The FDA specifically stresses the importance of understanding that not all types of UV light have the same potential for inactivating viruses. Even though UV-A and UV-B lights could have certain levels of effectiveness, UV-C is by far the better choice.
As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus, new information will be available to determine exactly how much UV-C radiation is required for inactivation. However, many other UV-C sanitizing systems (especially those sold for at-home use) utilize extremely low doses of UV-C radiation. So, selecting a high-quality system that has been expertly developed is key.
When designed and used properly, UV-C sanitizing systems are extremely safe. But just like the UV rays from the sun, UV-C light can be harmful in certain cases. For example, you wouldn’t want to sit directly in front of a device emitting any form of UV radiation for an extended period – you could get a sunburn on your skin and eyes.
Ultralight Systems each come with clear instructions for set-up and use, so you can be completely confident that you’re keeping yourself and everyone else safe (and healthy at the same time!). Also, with sensors that automatically power down the machine to prevent exposure, even the system itself puts your safety first.
Ultralight recognized that different spaces have different needs for cleaning and disinfection, so they designed a series of air filtration and surface sanitation options to choose from. The best UV sanitizing system is the one that suits your specific needs, makes use of FDA-regulated technology, and provides it all at a price that fits in your budget.
Until recently, UV technology was limited to expensive systems that only huge corporations could afford. But with Ultralight Systems opening the door to UV sanitizing for homes, businesses, and public spaces, you can upgrade your cleaning routine without a huge budget.
They’re redefining the industry by focusing on making UV sanitization accessible to all, forgoing large profit margins in favor of doing their part to contribute to a more equal - and safer - world. Founded on the principle that clean air is a right, not a privilege, Ultralight is a company determined to make a positive difference on a grand scale.
What else sets Ultralight apart from other UV sanitization systems? It all comes down to an innovative design and a refusal to compromise on quality:
Learn more about how Ultralight can be the key to reducing costs, improving health and safety, and providing a safe, clean space for your family, customers, and staff: check out their website to browse their full selection of solutions or reach out to the Ultralight team for additional details today