If you didn’t know by now, PhoneSoap uses ultraviolet lights (UV-C) to clean and sanitize your phone! This is the same exact technology that is used in hospitals to sanitize tools. So you can rest easy knowing that PhoneSoap is safe and sterile. But how do UV-C lights work?
UV-C light destroys nucleic acids and breaks apart germ DNA. With their DNA broken, germs can’t function or reproduce. This causes them to die.
UV-C rays that cause this germicidal effect are rare on Earth as our atmosphere blocks it. This light is harmful to our eyes, hence why it must be done within PhoneSoap’s controlled environment. You will never see the UV light that is killing all those germs, but an external blue indicator on your PhoneSoap will let you know when your device is being sanitized. With powerful UV-C light inside, PhoneSoap has a deadly effect on microorganisms such as pathogens, viruses, and bacteria.
There are three UV light wavelength categories: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. The UV-C wavelength is the germicidal wavelength. UV-C utilizes short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (shorter than UV-B and UV-A which are NOT germicidal) that is harmful to microorganisms. Let’s find out how!