Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best UV light for room disinfection?
The GermAwayUV Mobile UVC Surface Sanitizer With Motion Sensor Shutoff is the best UV light for room disinfection. Not only is it easy to use, it also gets the job done quickly and efficiently.
Are UV lights worth it?
Yes, UV lights are worth buying because they can kill mold, bacteria, and even viruses causing COVID-19. However, they don’t have an effect on dust, pet dander, or other allergens. UV lights are more effective in humid climates because that’s where evaporator coils can easily get wet.
What is a UV light good for?
UV lights are good for disinfection, and they’re also good for killing mold and bacteria. UV lights are great for room disinfection and can kill bacteria in water as well.
How often do UV lamps need to be replaced?
UV lamps are known to work well for 10,000 hours, or slightly longer than 1 year. So, UV lamps should be replaced once every year.
Can you touch a UV bulb?
No, exposure to UV light could burn the skin and cause severe and permanent eye damage by burning the retina. DO NOT look directly at the UV light.
Is UV light bad for you?
Yes, exposure to UV light/rays can cause premature aging of the skin. This includes wrinkles, leathery skin, liver spots, actinic keratosis, and solar elastosis.
Are handheld UV lights safe?
No, even handheld UV lights are not safe to touch. They produce light radiation which is harmful to both the eyes and skin.
Can a UV light sanitize?
Yes, UV lights are frequently used to sanitize and disinfect surfaces.
Do UV lights kill mold?
Yes, UV lights are able to efficiently kill mold. This is because of the electromagnetic radiation that they produce which is able to work as a disinfectant. The electromagnetic radiation that it produces can also penetrate through organisms.
How long does it take for UV light to kill mold?
It usually takes one to two hours for UV light to kill mold.
Do UV lights smell?
Yes, the breaking of chemical bonds in keratin and cysteine causes the formation of sulfur. The sulfur contains thiols which are the reason why UV lights sometimes smell in rooms.
How much do UV lights cost?
UV lights cost anywhere from $50 to $10,000, depending on if they’re built for use in homes or hospitals.
Can a UV flashlight kill bacteria?
Yes, artificial UV light can damage the genetic material of bacteria and viruses, according to skincancer.org.
Does UV light kill the flu?
Yes, researches say a certain spectrum of UV light can easily kill airborne flu viruses.
How many watts should a UV light be?
Currently, UV lights operate at 300 to 600 watts per inch and can even generate up to 1000 watts per inch.
Is UV the same as black light?
UV and black light are not exactly the same. A black light is a kind of UV light; black lights emit UV light.
Why do my nails hurt under UV light?
Your nails hurt under UV light because of heat transfer. This is the gel curing which is when it’s shrinking while it hardens on the nail.
How do I protect my hands from UV light?
You can protect your hands from UV light in several ways:
- Use sunscreen
- Wear fingerless gloves
- Wear toeless socks on your hands
- Use an LED light instead of a UV light
- Don’t put your whole hand or foot into a UV light device