by TLA Staff
We invite you to watch a presentation from Richard Harris, TLA Outside Sales, on the power of UV Lighting: RCIB20 – Onsite – COVID Tech Showcase: LIGHTING the Way in the COVID Battle.
Read on for Richard’s three key takeaways and highlights from his presentation.
UV Lighting – How Proven Technology Meets New Applications
Three Key Takeaways
1. Understand the history and science behind UV lighting, and how it incorporates into today’s technology and applications.
2. Develop and understand your strategy for implementing the technology to address your needs.
3. Understand why dosage is critical, and how it applies to your project.
Overview – The Science and History of Ultraviolet Light
The Different Types of UV
- UV-A 320-400nm
- UV-B 280-320nm
- UV-C 200-280nm
- Visible Light 380-700nm
Timeline of Scientific Discovery
1877: It is discovered that natural sunlight affects pathogenic bacteria
1903: Nobel prize awarded to effective treatment of Lupus with UV
1930: We learn that bacteria and viruses can be transmitted through the air
1936: The first applications of “upper air” disinfection
Basics of Understanding Dosage
• It does not “kill,” it changes the DNA, preventing the ability to reproduce
• Different bacteria, pathogens and viruses require different dosages
• Dosage equals intensity x time (in seconds)
Commercial Products and Applications
• Determine your strategy
• Become a student of the technology
• Speak with experienced, valued manufacturers
• Questions? Email Richard!
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