UV LIGHTING FAQ
Learn More About UV Disinfection Lighting
These FAQ will help you learn more about UV lighting solutions and their benefits.
How does the UV disinfection lighting work?
UV disinfecting lighting technology represent a significant breakthrough in viral and germicidal protection for wherever people gather. Our products uses a powerful, broad-spectrum light, including germicidal UV-C, UV-B and anti-bacterial UV-A to optimize their germ-killing efficiency on both surfaces and airborne particles.
How do I know if UV disinfection lighting fits our industry needs?
Our products are intended to be used in places wherever people gather. Among many industries, our right-sized units work perfectly inside hospitals, nursing homes, schools, cruise ships, grocery stores, restaurants, food service industries, large and small retail shops, hotels, mass transit, offices and more. Please view our UV Lighting page for examples of industries we serve.
Which viruses, bacteria and pathogens does UV disinfection lighting products kill?
Independent clinical testing confirms disinfection of viruses, bacteria, and fungal pathogens. Our UV disinfection lighting products have been proven to rapidly kill up to 99.9% of Norovirus, C. diff, E. coli, Salmonella, MRSA, and C. auris. Per the EPA emerging pathogen guidelines and based on clinical testing completed, our UV lights have efficacy against Class 2 and 3 viruses, including Coronaviruses, SARS, Influenza and Ebola.
Do we need to have special staff training to use your UV disinfection lighting?
While operating our units is not difficult, we recommend staff be trained prior to operation. Training will include instruction around safety measures as well as how to position our Sentry mobile units inside the area you wish to disinfect.
Do products require assembly, or can we start using them right out of the box?
Our Helo fixtures come fully assembled and are easily installable by trained electricians. There are a variety of installation methods including pendant hanging, wall, and in-ceiling mounting. Our portable Sentry units come with detailed assembly instructions in the user manual for the base stands that allow Sentry units to be moved to wherever they are needed.
Are UV lighting product harmful to people or animals?
UV disinfection lighting units are designed to produce enough energy to kill single celled organisms, so incidental exposure by humans would be similar to being out in the sun. OSHA, as well as safety certification standards, however, do have regulations about exposure to UV light and bright flashes, so our units have “motion detection” technology to ensure that unit operation stops when people or animals are present.
What happens if someone walks into the area during the disinfection cycle?
Our units have a military-grade PIR vacancy sensor that will stop the unit from operating. The unit will resume its scheduled cycle where it left off when no occupancy is detected. In other words, a 30-minute cycle, being interrupted for 10 minutes through the cycle, will finish the remaining 20 minutes once occupancy is no longer detected.
Can I look directly at the disinfection light through a window?
First, it’s strongly recommended that you not look directly into units, or any other UV light. Additionally, as most types of glass are UV reflective, UV rays will not typically pass through, so you can stand outside the window and not be exposed to UV rays emitted by the unit.
How long does UV disinfection cycle take?
Our products are designed to run in 15 or 30 minute increments but can be scheduled to run multiple cycles per day depending on your specific need and disinfection rates. We’ll help you determine the right cycle for your needs.