One way of preventing airborne transmission that has long been established is by inactivating airborne pathogens with UVC ultraviolet light.
What has held this tech back from being implemented widely in public settings is the fact that many conventional UVC light sources are both carcinogenic and tend to induce cataracts.
Now there is SAFELIGHT UV patent-pending FAR UVC lighting that is made in the USA for all sort of public spaces from offices to large stadium venues. The new lighting products are called Wave222 and Wave222 Gateway
The manufacturers hope that their technology could play a big part in bringing everyday life back to normal. They state that FAR UVC Lighting is safe for humans as it does not penetrate human skin or damage the eye’s cornea.
The key advances in UV lighting technology were highlighted by FAR-UVC lamps. These devices operate at a wavelength of 222 nanometers (nm). This frequency doesn’t penetrate skin or the outer layer of the human eye and it is being brought to bear on the fightback against the coronavirus and other superbugs.
The aim of these USA-made products is to be installed at the entrances of buildings, theme parks, transportation terminals and sporting events.
A company spokesman says: “FAR SAFE UVC lighting will be a game-changer for bringing people back to work in offices or other places with large gatherings such as sporting events or even transportation terminals.
“We are here to stop the invisible enemy and help with creating calm and security with FAR UVC lighting in schools, dormitories, office buildings sports arenas, supermarkets, airport, bus, cruise ship and train terminals.”
The FAR UVC 222 nm wavelength was discovered by Dr David Brenner at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, and SAFELIGHT UV has taken it a step further to develop this technology to provide safe environments for people so they can continue their daily lives.
The way UV lights disinfect is by disrupting the molecular bonds that hold microbial genetic material (proteins) together.
Commonly used lights have wavelengths of 254nm, which have relatively short UV wavelengths— called the “C” category—which can penetrate skin and eyes causing cancer and cataracts.
About Safelight UV FAR UVC:
Safelight UV is a FAR UVC made-in-the-USA lighting manufacturer for human safe UVC lights that kill bacteria and inactivate viruses