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  • FAQ on UV-C disinfection technologies
    There are many questions about disinfection with UV-C lighting. The European organisation Lighting Europe wrote an enlightening report with frequently asked questions and answers about UV-C disinfection technology. Questions that are answered (in English) are, for example: What is UV radiation? What is the difference between UV-A, UV-B and UV-C? Is UV-C effective? Is UV-C…
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  • Using chemical disinfectants
    Against the backdrop of COVID-19, disinfectants are flooding the marketspace. There are numerous products and brands to choose from. Which one is the best to disinfect the products in your store or home? Most people choose for chemical agents and wipes. However, manual cleaning is a labor intensive chore. It is easy to overlook the…
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  • Technology in the COBstr Box
    It has been known for decades that UVC irradiation inactivates bacteria and viruses. This is the reason why COBstr has integrated cutting-edge LED technology in a premium UVC disinfection device: the COBstr Box. The activation room and circuit boards are made of recyclable aluminium. Germicidal irradiation with UVC LED The COBstr Box is a high-quality…
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  • Research into UV-C
    Extensive research shows that UV-C is a very strong disinfectant. A lot of additional research is now being done into the effects of UV-C in the context of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). “Can UV-C help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by reducing contamination?” Answer of the International Untraviolet Association: “Based on existing evidence, we believe so.”…
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  • UVC lamps compared to LEDs
    The first mercury-vapor lamps made their appearance around 1835. Besides producing visible light these lamps emitted ultraviolet radiation in the 254 nanometer range. At the beginning of the 19th century it was discovered that this UV radiation had the property of inactivating bacteria. Today, it is common knowledge that UVC destroys the DNA and RNA…
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