UV-C LIGHT Sanitizer Sterilizer Disinfection Service

Diamond Cleaning Service has recently acquired UV-C Light Sanitizer Sterilizer Disinfection Wands to our arsenal of tools.  Diamond Cleaning Service, an expert in emergency management and infectious disease response, is currently working in facilities with managers and government officials to utilize this technology in their facilities.  If you need assistance or want more information please contact us (423) 790-1059 or toll-free (800) 304-5515, or use the link below.

      UV-C LIGHT SANITIZER STERILIZER DISINFECTION WAND

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

 

In hospitals, where there is a constant threat of infection, environmental cleaning must be done efficiently and quickly. When time is of the essence, they use Ultraviolet-C (UVC) Light, not chemical sprays. UVC light penetrates the cell walls of both drug-sensitive and multi-drug-resistant bacteria and viruses to destroy their DNA structure, rendering them ineffective. Generated by filtered excimer lamps emitting in the 200 to 280 nm microbe-killing wavelength range, UVC Light can smash through drug-resistant pathogens and even superbugs.

Is UV-C certified?

Yes, it is CE, FCC, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001 certified.

Does it work on all surfaces?

Yes, UV-C r can be used on virtually all surfaces. 

Is UV-C light harmful to humans/animals?

UV-C light can be harmful if there is continuous exposure for 8 hours or more. For sterilizing purposes, UV-C should be directed at the surface or objects and not at another human so it doesn't pose any risk if used properly.

How long does it have to be used to work?

The UV-C takes 10 seconds to disinfect an area or surface that is exposed.

More Effective Than Chemical Sprays And Alcohol Wipes!

When it comes to disinfectant, one typically thinks of a chemical spray, or an alcohol wipe because that's what everyone uses. As effective as they may be, there are instances where a spray or wipe might be impractical and could cause damage. For example, spraying on electronic items, electrical switches, and fabrics. And you certainly don't want to spray a chemical on your pillows, or wet wipe them with alcohol either.  The same goes for food. And if you're in a restaurant, you can't be spraying on every table, chair, and doorknob just to ease your worries. That's why we have invested in UV-C light for residential and commercial use. 

How Can Ultraviolet Light Kill Germs?

It was discovered in the late 1800s that UV-C light can actually be used as a UV light sanitizer with the ability to kill up to 99.9% of germs. The technology was put to use in the early 1900s in Europe for water purification and is still used today. Without getting too technical, a UV-C light sanitizer acts by penetrating the thin wall of a small microscopic organism and destroying its nucleic acids. This disrupts the DNA structure and either kill it or renders it unable to reproduce - and therefore harmless. As a result, the use of UV-C light to sanitize and kill germs has many applications.

 

Hospitals and laboratories often use ultraviolet (UV) light to kill microbes, but the practice has one major drawback: It can harm humans. So, UV lights only do their killing in places such as empty operating rooms and under unoccupied lab hoods. Now, researchers have discovered that people might be safe around a shorter wavelength of microbe-slaying UV light, theoretically turning it into a new tool that could slow the spread of disease in schools, crowded airplanes, food processing plants, and even operating rooms and labs. UV lights disinfect by disrupting the molecular bonds that hold together microbial genetic material or proteins. The most commonly used lights have a wavelength of 254 nanometers (nm), which has a relatively short UV wavelength—the so-called “C” category—but can penetrate the skin and eyes, leading to cancers and cataracts. So, for the past 4 years, a group led by physicist David Brenner at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City has tested shorter wavelengths, known as “far UVC light” that can’t penetrate the outer layers of the eyes or skin. The researchers found that far UVC eliminated bacteria on surfaces and did not harm lab mice.

Brenner and his co-workers next addressed whether far UVC could address a major health concern in many public settings: airborne microbes. The team first aerosolized influenza viruses inside a chamber and exposed them to UVC light with a wavelength of 222 nm or, as a control, to nothing. The researchers then collected liquid samples from the chamber and spread them on dog kidney cells susceptible to the flu. Unexposed samples could infect the cells, but the UVC-treated ones couldn’t, the researchers reported in a preprint study published online 28 December 2017 on bioRxiv. If the studies pan out, “that could really be beneficial in disrupting disease transmission,” says Shawn Gibbs, an industrial hygienist who has studied the disinfectant properties of UVC at the Indiana University School of Public Health in Bloomington. 

Brenner became interested in UVC’s germicidal properties 5 years ago after a friend went to the hospital for minor surgery and became infected with drug-resistant bacteria that took his life. “I declared my own personal war on superbugs,” Brenner said in a TED talk he gave in April 2017.  

Brenner works at a radiological research facility founded by Marie Curie, where he has long specialized in ionizing radiation, x-rays, and gamma rays—paying little attention to UVC’s germicidal properties. But after his friend’s death, he started to wonder. “People had certainly shown that far UVC light kills bacteria, but they hadn’t put it together that it wasn’t able to penetrate human cells,” he says. Brenner’s team took advantage of recent improvements in excimer lamps, best known for their use in LASIK eye surgery. The lamps mix krypton and chlorine gases to produce single-wavelength photons—as opposed to a broad spectrum—that can range from 207 nm to 222 nm. The researchers added filters to the lamps to remove all but the desired wavelength. “Our idea wouldn’t have been much use if there hadn’t been a technology to produce mono light of that wavelength,” Brenner says. The cost per lamp is less than $1000, which could drop significantly if the technology proves itself and a company mass produces them, he says.

 

James McDevitt, an industrial hygienist at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health who has studied UVC’s germicidal properties, says he is “surprised” at the killing efficiency Brenner and colleagues reported, given predictions made by “commonly presented” calculations. Brenner and co-workers plan to conduct more studies with far UVC light and microbes, both to better assess its safety and effectiveness at different doses. If all continues to go well, he says they may have enough data to seek regulatory approval within the next few years. 

 

AND NOW, THE GOOD NEWS...

Thanks to advancement in LED chip technology, the properties of UVC light is now available in the form of a portable UV wand.

The units emit 7 watts of pure power, disinfecting all your surfaces - eliminating 99.9% of the pathogens, molds, spores, and dust mites - at the flick of a switch. 

 

Just hold the UV-C wand closely over the surface and move it slowly from side to side, to destroy the pathogens. It's that easy. There is training all our employees must do before we certify they are knowledgable to use the UV light, there are safety and usage concerns that must be trained.

FEATURES:

  • Instant Damage: Through UV irradiation, the DNA structure of a single-celled microorganism is damaged. This leads to its immediate death or loss of reproductivity. 

  • Wide Range of Applications: Can be used to disinfect mobile devices, keyboard, laptop, car, food, telephone, feeding bottles, pacifiers, toys, baby cloth, toilet seat, towel, bathtub, table, stool and so on.

  • Ideal for commercial use: We use to sterilize items, Shopping carts, Point of Sale units, furniture, utensils, equipment, etc. on your premises. 

  • Portable: Small and lightweight, is easy to store. We use it to sanitize any object or surface.

  • Kills 99.9% of Microorganisms: Bacterial, Viruses, Germs, Molds, Bed Bugs, Salmonella, E.coli, etc.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Power: 7W

  • UV Wavelength: UVC (200nm-280nm)

  • Charging Time: Approximately 2.5 hours 

  • Discharging Time: 8 hours of continuous use

  • Certification: CE, FCC, ISO 14001, ISO 9001 

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