Atomic Blue announced today that it launched a UV-C germicidal light to eradicate the COVID-19 virus during equipment decontamination processes.
Earlier this month, the National Institutes of Health validated four methods for mask decontamination, one of which was ultraviolet light. Atomic Blue said in a news release that the NIH tested its UV-C germicidal light, observing that it eradicates the virus by 99.9999% when used on N95 respirator masks and steel surfaces.
UV-C light is ultraviolet light in the range of 200nm to 280nm, with uses for eradicating viruses, bacteria, mold, fungi and microorganisms. Biological organisms exposed to UV-C light are absorbed by DNA, RNA and proteins, disrupting replication, rupturing cell walls and killing the organism.
Atomic Blue constructed its LED ultraviolet light for applications that require surface and/or air treatment to remove all viruses and bacteria, according to the release.
“Innovation in nanotechnology applied to LED chips and core patented cooling technology have made it possible to achieve significant improvements in UV-C technology,” Atomic Blue CEO David Lolis said in the release. “This proprietary solution increases output by 10.7X. The difference is significant; competitor products in the market reach 100 Watts while we are able to achieve 300 Watts and higher, which greatly improves efficiency and efficacy while reducing the disinfection time and distance through higher intensity levels.”