One of the biggest pandemics in the world’s history, COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work. Perhaps, it has made us more hygienic and aware of the dangers of working and living in potential pathogen zones.
The new normal since the outbreak has leveraged a strong focus on workplace safety along with the health and wellness of the employees. Workplaces are now following physical distancing norms, carrying out proper disinfection of touchpoints, and placing alcohol-based sanitizers for ensuring the safety of their employees. Many office authorities are also installing germicidal lights like UV-C lights in order to ensure supreme and complete disinfection of the space.
Here are some of the major benefits of using UV lights:
1. Effective against Coronavirus
UV-C lights harness the power of ultraviolet technology to make workspaces safe and germ-free. A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine explains that since UV light holds the potential of destroying other Coronaviruses, it will probably work on the novel SARS-CoV-2 as well.
2. Most effective way of disinfection
UV-C lights are the most effective germicidal solution that complements the current protection measures deployed to disinfect workplaces. These lights break down the chemical bonds found in microorganisms and destroy them. UV-C light is a modern workspace lighting solution with antibacterial properties that kills bacteria and viruses both in the air as well as on the surfaces.
3. Disinfection via UV lights is non-toxic
Unlike liquid cleansers and other disinfectants that may contain harmful and toxic chemicals, the disinfection with UV-C lights is non-toxic and somewhat environment-friendly.
4. Eliminates antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Regular use of disinfectants and cleansers can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This is a significant problem in the medical community as such bacteria tends to remain resistant to the majority of chemical disinfectants. However, UV-C light disinfection is a physical process that damages the RNA and DNA of viruses, bacteria and germs. Thus, it remains effective even against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
5. UV light disinfection is safe
Ultraviolet light is one of the most misunderstood lighting technologies of the current times. It is leveraged with various myths that highlights it as unsafe for human use. However, in reality, UV lights are completely safe when used properly and with necessary precautions.
UV-C lights are possibly one of the best ways of decontaminating commercial spaces. For instance, ULTRARAY™ by Wipro Lighting is a germicidal commercial lighting solution that is suitable for a variety of application areas like offices, hospitals, educational institutions, warehouses, pharmaceutical facilities and many such places where disinfection of places is the topmost priority.