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Microbes Don't Stand a Chance with GUV
From the door handle in a public restroom, to the phone on your desk, to the shopping cart at the store, germs are lurking. Cooper Lighting Solutions’ NEW germicidal UV disinfection solutions take the guesswork out of disinfecting, getting the job done quickly and effectively. GUV eliminates mold, fungi, viruses, bacteria and pathogens. The potential for these disinfecting solutions is great and we're excited to share what's in the works from the Fail-Safe brand.
What is Germicidal UV?
Germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) – refers to short-wavelength ultraviolet radiant energy that has been shown to kill bacteria and to inactivate viruses. Wavelengths in the ultraviolet band known as the “UV-C” (from 200 to 280nm), have been shown to be the most effective for disinfection.
How does GUV work?
Complex Science. Simple Answer.
- RNA / DNA of a microbe can be altered
- A virus is not a living organism – it cannot be killed. It can be inactivated.
- GUV wavelengths (254nm) have high energy that alter RNA / DNA in microbes
- This energy destroys the nucleric acids altering the structure of RNA and inactivates the virus
What are some applications for GUV technology?
...and many more!
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Learn More about GUV
On Thursday, May 7th, the Illuminating Engineering Society had over 3,000 participants from 59 countries participate in their GUV Disinfection educational webinar. Dive in and learn more from the IES Photobiology Committee's Committee Report CR-2-20.
You can learn more about this hot topic and stay up to date on what's to come from Fail-Safe on the newly launched microsite: cooperlighting.com/GUV. Here you'll find answers to questions you may have about GUV technology, dosing, safety concerns, effectiveness against COVID-19, what kinds of products we'll see coming down the pipeline and much more.
Watch the video below to see the styles of GUV disinfecting solutions available.