Smart UV Lighting: Is This The Latest Technology In The Fight Against Covid-19?

It may sound like a science fiction device, but smart UV lighting really is capable of killing viruses – including Covid-19.

The use of smart UV lighting to fight Coronavirus is not only a real possibility, but it is currently proving effective in real world environments. 

This Korean room sterilisation technology can get rid of up to 99% of viruses from the air in just 60 seconds, using ultraviolet rays. 

The technology sterilises harmful viruses including Colon Bacillus, Staphylococcus Aureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Pneumococcus, through strategically placed UV light emitting diodes (LEDs), working in conjunction with air purification systems. 

When the smart UV lighting was tested by the Chinese Test Institute, it was found to have reduced the Covid-19 virus by 97.5%, and other viruses by 99%. 

Not harmful to human eyes or skin, the lighting is also easy to install and can operate for more than 50,000 hours before needing to be replaced.

This is around the same lifespan as ordinary LEDs. Used by RGF Environmental Group, SK Magic, and Hyundai Rental Care, one other big endorsement for its effectiveness is that it is also being used by NASA on board the International Space Station, ensuring a germ-free environment and protecting the astronauts. 

First created in 2018 in South Korea – and certified by Korean Standards Association – the technology is ready to use in daily life, and can be installed in devices such as air cleaners, air conditioners and refrigerators. 

Its use could also include environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, government offices, elevators, event spaces, and schools. 

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