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What is UVC Light?

    • UVC light is photons produced at 100 to 280 nanometer (nm) wavelengths
  • Has enough energy to break carbon bonds of the virus
  • Incapacitating their RNA and DNA strands
  • So, they can no longer replicate.

Advanced Thermal Management Technology…/cont.

Passive Thermal Management – Heatsink

Heat buildup between the junction of the LED and the circuit board

  • Causes rapid degradation and premature LED failure if this heat is not dissipated quickly

Research to Support the decontamination of SARS-CoV-2(COVID-19) using UVC light

1. Yale University & Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory study on the effect of UVC Radiation against SARS-CoV-2.

Using UVC

∙Decontaminated thousands of 3M N95 masks frontline workers starting in March 2020

∙Was also effective in decontamination Moldex 1511 masks

Facilitated reuse of these masks for healthcare personnel

2. July 12, 2020, Indermeet Kohli, a dermatology physicist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, reported that:

  • UVC has been successfully used to inactivate H1N1 influenza and coronaviruses, such as:

– Severe acute respiratory virus (SARS-CoV)

– Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV)

– SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

Causing lesions in their DNA and RNA

Prevents them from replicating

Effectively killing or inactivating the virus

  • The ease of use, and the non-contact nature of UVC make it a valuable tool amid the pandemic.

Research to Support the decontamination of SARS-CoV-2(COVID-19) using  UVC light…/cont.

August 19, 2020 The FDA published:

UVC radiation is a known disinfectant for:

  • Air, water, and surfaces
  • Has been used for decades to reduce spread of bacteria, such as tuberculosis
  • UVC radiation destroys the outer protein coating of the SARS-Coronavirus

– Leads to inactivation of the virus

Web links for the above 3 research:

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.31.20118588v3
https://www.livescience.com/uv-light-kill-coronavirus.html
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/coronavirus-covid-19-and-medical-devices/uv-lights-and-lamps-ultraviolet-c-radiation-disinfection-and-coronavirus