Important UVC Information
What is UVC?
UVC is light photons produced between 100 to 280 nanometers (nm) wavelengths. The best wavelength for eradicating viruses, bacteria and microorganisms is 280 nm. Any wavelength below that produces ozone which is very dangerous and can be fatal to humans.
How does it work?
The Titan UVC LED air duct light has enough energy to break the carbon bonds of viruses (including COVID-19 virus), bacteria and all microorganisms incapacitating their RNA and DNA strands so they can no longer replicate and therefore are eradicated.
2018 publication by National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine before the new NEXNORD UVC LED air duct light was introduced.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6145099/
NEXNORD will provide these door decals to apply to your doors to convey the message to your clients that your building is protected from airborne viruses, bacteria and pathogens.
HEPA filters – DO NOT WORK!
- HEPA filters does not work as HEPA can only filter up to 0.33 microns and a lot of viruses including the corona virus and some bacteria are 0.11 microns or smaller. The new corona virus variant is a lot smaller than 0.11 microns.
- Some viruses may get stuck on the HEPA filter and that makes the HEPA filter a biohazard and should only be handled wearing hazmat suite and cannot be disposed off in a normal way.
History of UVC
1930 scientists at Harvard University found UVC effective in killing virus, and bacteria including airborne:https://uvresources.com/uv-c-lamps-a-shortwave-history/
UVC light not visible.
UVC light is not visible so NEXNORD engineers have added a faint glow to the LEDs to show that it is on.
UVC light is very harmful so when installing or servicing the Titan UVC LED air duct light, you MUST
- UVC light protective eyeglasses like these to protect you from damaging your cornea. NEXNORD will provide these to Titan UVC LED light installers and service technicians at no charge. We want to make sure your eyes are protected.
- Long sleeves shirt, pants and latex or work gloves
- Look directly at the UVC light.
- Expose skin under the UVC.