Why UV-C Lights?

If you didn’t know by now, PhoneSoap uses ultraviolet lights (UV-C) to disinfect your phone. This is the same technology that is used in hospitals to disinfect tools. You can rest easy knowing that PhoneSoap is doing its disinfection job.

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 because 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 disinfected. 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. 

Interested in learning more about what UV-C light kills? Get all the germy details here.

UV wavelength diagram

Comments (1)

Pamela Joneja Posted on

I’ve been searching and searching for specs on the UV bulbs that you use, but I cannot find any. What wavelength light is used in your products?

Thank you,
Pam Joneja

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