In the fight against this pandemic everyone wants to know if UVC light will kill Covid-19.corona virus covid-19

The short answer? Probably

While everyone wants a definitive answer to this the truth of the matter is that we can’t say with 100% certainty, but we will know soon. Multiple studies are being done to test the the effectiveness of UVC light against Covid-19. The good news is that we can say “probably” because it has shown to be effective against other “Coronaviruses” such as SARS. If fact UVC light has been shown to be effective against 99.99% of all germs and even black mold.. if delivered the right way.

Unfortunately it’s not as simple as just buying a cheap UVC product off Amazon and setting it up in your home or facility. First there is a safety factor. UVC is inherently dangerous. It will give a sun burn in seconds and potentially blind you. Second, most systems you’ll see won’t be powerful enough to kill most viruses. It takes a high dose of UVC to destroy the DNA of a virus and to disinfect a large area. There are a lot of variables that need to be considered in getting a UVC system such as distances from the lamps, air flow, numbers of users, when a space is being used, etc.

Fortunately, Heating Green has partnered with a group out of Italy called Light Progress that has been installing thousands of UVC systems across the globe for over 30 years.

UV-Direct UV-C Lamp showing the polished aluminum that allows for thorough disinfection

The UV-Direct UV-C Lamp from Heating Green provides thorough disinfection of air and surfaces.

If you have more questions about UVC systems check out our FAQ and solutions page. If you would like to talk to us about UVC click here.

For more information:
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200327-can-you-kill-coronavirus-with-uv-light
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016609340400179X

For more information, contact us for a free estimate on a UVC system