UV-C Facts & News

Facts & News

ProTec Scientific Receives Local TV News coverage

Spectrum News Features ProTec 99™ UV-C Device in the Fight Against Coronavirus UTICA, New York (December 1, 2020) -  ProTec Scientific has garnered local attention with a featured story on the new ProTec 99…

A Deep Dive into Deep Cleaning

Guidelines on how to safely deploy UV-C lighting to kill viruses.  UV-C lighting, when correctly applied, will render the SARS-CoV-2 virus inactive and can be vital in containing the spread of COVID-19.

Press Release - Product Launch ProTec 99

UTICA, NEW YORK – Protec Scientific, Inc. has officially launched their new portable UV-C light sterilization device, ProTec 99™. This revolutionary product, with a 99.99% germicidal rating, aids in disinfecting surfaces…

BBC News

Covid-19 virus 'survives on some surfaces for 28 days'

Researchers find SARS-Cov-2 survives on glass, paper and stainless steel for longer than thought. “The experiments were carried out in the dark, as UV light has already been shown to kill the virus. Some exper…

Does ultraviolet (UV) light kill the coronavirus?

UVC light has been shown to inactivate the novel coronavirus in experiments. In a few laboratory experiments, UVC light has been found to destroy the ability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to infect a host (for example, a mo…

Beware of UV-C Light wands that may not work!

There is a lot of misunderstanding and confusion about UVC light and how it works. The key question is what power density of UVC light emission is needed to "destroy" pathogens and viruses. To understand w…

International Ultraviolet Association

IUVA Fact Sheet on UV Disinfection for COVID-19

The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) believes that UV disinfection technologies can play a role in a multiple barrier approach to reducing the transmission of the virus causing COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, based on …

Ultraviolet-C (UVC) germicidal devices: what consumers need to know

Consumer UVC germicidal devices are entering the market rapidly because of an increased demand for sanitizing and germicidal capabilities in the face of COVID-19. But are they all safe? UVC radiation (the most energetic…

Chicago Tribune

What will it take to make diners feel safe indoors?

Nearly 60% feel uneasy eating inside, so restaurants try sterilizing UV wands, tabletop air purifiers as winter looms. Restaurants hoping to see the other side of the pandemic are pouring money into air quality upgrades …

Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization

The wavelength of UV radiation ranges from 328 nm to 210 nm (3280 A to 2100 A). Its maximum bactericidal effect occurs at 240–280 nm. Mercury vapor lamps emit more than 90% of their radiation at 253.7 nm, which is …

UV Light Kills Coronavirus: Can You Use It Safely?

Demand for ultraviolet (UV) wands has grown rapidly, promoted with government approval as coronavirus killers. But the FDA recently released safety warnings for consumers following reports of eye injuries, skin burn…

UV Lights & Lamps: UV-C Radiation, Disinfection, & Coronavirus

Given the current outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, consumers may be interested in purchasing ultraviolet-C (UVC) lamps to disinfect surfaces in the home …

Can UV light kill COVID-19? Experts advise caution

Airports and stores are starting to turn to ultraviolet radiation to disinfect surfaces as a means of curbing COVID-19’s spread. But this week three organizations devoted to supporting and developing standards for …

What is UV light, and can it kill the coronavirus on surfaces?

Jim Malley, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire, said germicidal UVC light has been used for decades to disinfect surfaces and kill viruses. Airline companies, businesses, …

Ultraviolet Light Fights New Virus

In the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, an old weapon has re-emerged [1]. More than a century after Niels Finsen won the 1903 Nobel Prize for discovering that ultraviolet (UV) light co…

Coronavirus Puts UV in the Disinfectant Spotlight

The coronavirus pandemic has breathed new life into a decades-old technique that can zap viruses and bacteria: ultraviolet light. Hospitals have been using it for years to cut down on the spread of drug…

Illuminating Engineering Society

Germicidal UV Disinfection in the Days of COVID-19

Amidst the current uncertainty of the global pandemic, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has facilitated a special FREE educational program on germicidal ultraviolet (GUV), photobiological basics, carcinogenicit…