UVC Light bulbs generate ultraviolet, UV, radiation within the UVC spectrum for the most powerful germicidal effectiveness. UVC lamps eliminate bacteria, viruses, mold spores, fungi and harmful contaminants by penetrating the DNA of their cells. UVC radiation destroys the cells of microorganisms making them unable to reproduce, instantly rendering them harmless.
A specially designed UVC light bulb emits UV radiation at precisely 254 nanometer (nm), which delivers the most germicidal effectiveness. UVC lamps designed to emit energy at 185 nm are used in ozone air purification lamps to effectively eliminate odors from the air including volatile organic compounds (VOCs). UVC light bulbs provide fresh, clean and odor free air for improved health in many residential and commercial settings.
UVC Light Bulb Specifications
UVC light bulbs are typically low pressure, mercury lamps which provide the optimum amount of UV radiation at the right wavelength. When mercury atoms reach a high energy level, low pressure produces a mercury arc with radiates at exactly 254 nm. UVC lamps usually contain Argon gas or a mixture of Argon, Neon and other gases required in certain applications.
UVC light bulbs are manufactured similarly to fluorescent lamps, operating with a comparable discharge device. The body of a UVC lamp is typically made of either:
L Glass – quartz and Titanium which blocks out 185nm
L Glass – soft glass designed to emit 254nm
VH Glass – pure fused quartz that transmits both 185nm and 254nm
UVC lamps do not have the inner phosphor coating which allows for maximum pass through of UV radiation. UVC bulbs are not designated by voltage as incandescent bulbs are, but rather by operating voltage. The lamp ballasts determine and deliver the operating voltage required to break down rare gases.
LightSources Offers UVC Lamps and Ballasts
LightSources offers a wide selection of UVC lamps and ballasts with custom designed solutions available to meet your unique specifications. We are committed to continual improvement with research and development, delivering first to market UV solutions to many industrial applications. Our UVC lamps are utilized in water, surface and air purification systems worldwide to improve the health and well being of people everywhere.
LightSources and our valued partners provide proven UVC germicidal solutions to virtually any application with custom designed solutions from our skilled and experienced engineers. We design, develop and manufacture UV lamps used in sterilization and purification systems worldwide. Contact us today to learn more about our germicidal solutions with specially designed UVC light bulbs.