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What Is UV-C Germicidal Lamp?

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A UV-C germicidal lamp is a device that emits ultraviolet (UV) light in the UV-C spectrum. UV-C light has germicidal properties and is used to destroy or inactivate microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, and mold.

The germicidal properties of UV-C light were discovered in the early 20th century. Over time, UV-C technology has been developed for various applications, including disinfection in HVAC systems.

UV-C germicidal lamps are installed in HVAC systems to sanitize air passing through the system and reduce the presence of airborne pathogens.

People Also Ask About UV-C Germicidal Lamps

How do UV-C germicidal lamps work in HVAC systems?

UV-C lamps emit short-wavelength light that damages the DNA and RNA of microorganisms, rendering them unable to reproduce and causing their destruction.

Can UV-C lamps improve indoor air quality?

Yes, UV-C germicidal lamps can help improve indoor air quality by reducing the presence of bacteria, viruses, and mold spores in the air.

Are UV-C lamps safe for occupants?

UV-C lamps used in HVAC systems are designed to be safe for occupants when properly installed and maintained. They are shielded to prevent direct exposure to humans.

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