Frequently Asked Questions

UV-C Light Technology

How does UV light sanitize?

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!

UV-C is a short-wavelength, ultraviolet light that breaks apart germ DNA. With broken DNA, the germs die because they can't function or reproduce. UV-C can even neutralize “superbugs” that have developed a resistance to antibiotics.

What's the UV-C's history?

Sanitizing with UV-C light has been a normal practice since the mid-20th century (in fact, the 1903 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Niels Finsen for for using UV light to the fight against tuberculosis). Today, hospitals and labs use UV light to keep their facilities sterile.

Your phone's warmth allows bacteria to stay alive and reproduce. UV-C light penetrates the cell and disrupts the DNA, killing the pathogen. Equally important, our UV-C light does not get hot, so while it is extremely effective at killing germs, it will not hurt your phone.

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