About the VioLume System
Why use UVC Light to Disinfect?
Ultraviolet light is that portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that lies beyond the purple edge of the visible spectrum and has wavelengths between 100 and 400 nm. The portion of the UV spectrum (the germicidal region) that is important for the disinfection of surfaces and air is the range that is absorbed by DNA (RNA in some viruses). This germicidal range is approximately 200 - 300 nm, with a peak germicidal effectiveness at about 260 nm.
How Does UVC Destroy Germs?
Simply stated – UVC prevents pathogens from reproducing, which prevents them from infecting people.
The mechanism involves absorption of a UV photon by pyrimidine bases (principally thymine) where two pyrimidine bases are next to each other on the DNA chain. The photochemistry involves formation of a dimer that links the two bases together. This causes a disruption in the DNA chain, such that when the cell undergoes mitosis (cell division), the replication of DNA is inhibited.
This characteristic of UVC energy makes it an effective, environmentally-friendly and chemical-free way to prevent microorganisms from replicating in any environment, but especially in medical facilities.
VioLume System Testing Results
The VioLume System has been tested by an independent laboratory, an proven to be effective at deactivating pathogens. The system eliminates up to 99.9994% of pathogens in as little as 5 minutes, depending upon the dimensions of the room.