At UV Medico, we want to spread knowledge of our products and the understanding of how our products work. That is why we have gathered all the questions we often receive about UV Medico’s Far UV-C lamp, UV222™.
If you have a question that is not answered on this page, you are of course welcome to contact the UV Medico team.
No. The Far UV-C light emitted by the UV222™ lamp is not harmful to humans. Far UV-C light has a wavelength of 222 nanometres (nm). This wavelength is not harmful to living tissue – including human skin – or the eyes. In addition, UV Medico’s Far UV-C lamp is equipped with a unique and patented safety filter technology, which allows the lamp to be used in rooms and areas occupied by people without any risk or danger.
The doses of Far UV-C light emitted by UV222™ are in full compliance with the Danish Working Environment Authority’s guidelines for optical radiation, and the European Union’s directive on exposure values for optical radiation in relation to health and safety. The doses of Far UV-C light emitted by UV222™ are also in full compliance with the guidelines of The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH).
No. Both the European Union’s directive and the Danish Working Environment Authority's legal text regarding limit values for optical radiation cover all people, regardless of age.
They are also included in the guidelines of the international trade unions ICNIRP (The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) and ACGIH (The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists).
The doses of Far UV-C light emitted by UV Medico’s UV222™ lamp are in full compliance with all the above directives, legal texts, and guidelines.
If you have been diagnosed with one or more diseases that make you particularly sensitive to UV-C light, we always recommend that you talk to your doctor before using UV Medico’s UV222™.
No. UV Medico's Far UV-C lamp, UV222™, has been tested on animals, and the doses of Far UV-C light emitted by the lamp are not harmful to them.
UV Medico’s Far UV-C lamp is equipped with a unique and patented safety filter technology, which blocks even the smallest doses of harmful UV-C light from being emitted.
Other lamps that use Far UV-C light at 222 nm for disinfection, experience the problem that the lamp emits small doses of secondary light of wavelengths other than 222 nm. Unfortunately, secondary light can be harmful.
The UV222™ lamp's unique safety filter technology blocks all harmful secondary light from being emitted. That is why UV222™ is the first harmless lamp of its kind on the market.
No. The UV222™ lamp is always installed by an authorised UV Medico installer. Once the lamp is installed, programmed, and ready for use, UV Medico’s Far UV-C lamp can only emit Far UV-C light of 222 nm in doses that are not harmful to humans.
After the lamp is installed, it is not possible for you to accidentally adjust or change the configuration of the lamp.
If the lamp’s configuration needs to be updated due to e.g., changes on the room’s layout or occupancy times, an authorised UV Medico technician should be called to apply the necessary changes.
No. UV Medico’s Far UV-C lamp does not contain mercury.
The UV222™ lamp inactivates up to 99.9% of all viruses (including SARS-CoV-2), bacteria, and other pathogenic microorganisms in the air and on surfaces.
Depending on the specific setup, the lamp can inactivate viruses (including SARS-CoV-2), bacteria, and other pathogenic microorganisms within a radius of several metres.
Inactivated viruses (including SARS-CoV-2), bacteria, and other pathogenic micro-organisms are not capable of infecting humans and can therefore neither cause nor spread disease.
It depends on the distance between the lamp and the area you want to disinfect.
In many cases it will take less than two minutes to disinfect an area. In other cases, a handful of seconds.
Keep in mind that the area can be occupied while being disinfected, as the lamp's Far UV-C light of 222 nm is not harmful to humans.
No. The UV222™ lamp is equipped with an on off setting. After turning on the lamp, the lamp itself regulates when it should disinfect the selected area.
UV Medico’s Far UV-C lamps automatically emits the harmless doses of disinfectant Far UV-C light, and it does so in a range that the installer has judged to be the most effective in terms of your setup and needs.
The lamp is equipped with a small bulb that lights up when UV222™ is on, like the red light on a TV.
+5,000 hours. Since the lamp is only active at intervals, you can use the same model for several years.
The UV222™ lamp is 303.45 (L) x 120 (W) x 75.25 mm (H).
No. Installation of UV222™ is always carried out by a UV Medico certified installer.
There is no need for maintenance. If you want to remove dust from the lamp, it can withstand a damp cloth.
No. Far UV-C light is not visible to the human eye.
No. If you place your ear right next to the lamp, you may hear a faint hum.
No. You can actually touch the lamp without experiencing any discomfort.
UV Medico consists of researchers from Aarhus University and experienced figures from the lighting industry. You can read more about UV Medico and the team behind the company here.
In addition, UV Medico participates in research projects on Far UV-C light and the safe use of Far UV-C light in collaboration with Aarhus University.
in the development of new light sources and proprietary optical technology.
Ushio Inc. produces the actual light source for UV Medico’s Far UV-C lamp.
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