The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks wreaked havoc on the health and well-being of people across all age groups. The COVID-19 crisis has shown the importance of keeping indoor environments infection-free in order to minimize the incidence of outbreaks. UV sanitizing lights have a vital role to play in this endeavor to keep buildings safe from harmful airborne pathogens.
According to the CDC, research on SARS-CoV-2 suggests that the COVID-19 causing virus is quite similar in character to other coronaviruses when it comes to the role of UV disinfection technology to inactivate it. UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) equipment, such as specifically designed UV sanitizing lights, can work to control or reduce the spread of the virus that is causing the COVID-19 infection.
Aerapy UV Sanitizing Lights Can Kill SARS-CoV-2
The team of innovators at Aerapy has worked since 2008 to develop powerful, award-winning UV disinfection equipment for commercial, industrial, healthcare, and mobile unit spaces. Advanced UV sanitizing lights from Aerapy are designed to kill harmful pathogens and help protect the building occupants against this potentially life-threatening virus.
Made in the USA, the UV sanitizing lights from Aerapy are a dependable solution to improve indoor air quality in various types of commercial facilities. Aerapy UV devices are tested, researched, and study-backed to kill more than 99.9 percent of the tested pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a highly resistant type of bacterial, mold, zoonotic pathogens, and more.
How do Aerapy’s UV Sanitizing Lights Inactivate Coronaviruses?
UV light-based devices from Aerapy can successfully utilize UV-C radiation to inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in one air pass at a 99.97% kill rate. For nearly a century, scientists have recognized UV-C radiation as a powerful killer of biological contaminants in the air as well as water and certain types of surfaces.
Therefore, UV sanitizing lights are popularly known as “germicidal” lamps. The UV-C radiation emitted through these light devices can effectively destroy the external protein coating of certain coronaviruses, such as SARS. This action eventually causes the cellular death of the virus including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
In-Duct UVGI and Upper-Room UVGI: CDC’s Updated Guidance
As a part of its recommended strategy to mitigate exposure to COVID-19 disease-causing SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the CDC published updated guidance regarding air ventilation. Lower concentrations of the virus (reduced viral loads) in the indoor air environment reduce the risk of infection spread, as the CDC guidance states.
In-duct UVGI for HVAC systems and upper-room UVGI are a part of the CDC’s recommended ventilation interventions to help curtail viral loads in the indoor air regarding pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2. The CDC said that these viral mitigation devices are not only useful as supplemental solutions but could also work effectively on their own.
UV Sanitizing Lights from Aerapy have a >99.9% Kill Rate
Third-party independent lab testing of the UVGI systems from Aerapy against pathogens including SARS-CoV-2 have shown that the technology has a higher than 99.9% kill rate when the virus particles are present in the air or on a surface. High-quality Aerapy products have been thoroughly researched and lab-tested for both in-duct systems for HVAC and upper-room UVGI.
All products from Aerapy are produced in the United States and do not release any harmful ozone gas. To learn more about how Aerapy UV sanitizing lights can help protect your building occupants, call 866-994-2473 or simply reach us online.