2 MILLION YEARS AGO
Discovery of fire.
200 YEARS AGO
Downes and Blunt discovered the antibacterial effects of sunlight. UVC was first used to disinfect surfaces in 1877, water in 1910 and air in 1935.
UVXBOX has built on over 200 years and millions of dollars of research to bring you cost effective ways for disinfecting air and surfaces in your home and your business.
Hospitals Use UVC to Prevent Viruses from Spreading
UVC became widely adopted in healthcare after it was successfully used to disinfect the air and stop the spread of tuberculosis. As hospitals started to see drug resistant fungi and drug resistant viruses, such as coronavirus, there became an even more growing need for UVC. Today, UVC is considered as one of the the safest and most effective methods for killing all pathogens, including COVID-19.
In USA 1.7 million people a year go to the hospital and get an infection while there; 44,000 - 98,000 of them die from these infections. Hospitals that use UVC are dropping these infection rates up to 100%.
What is UVC?
UVC is ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200–280 nanometers (nm). Ultraviolet light is grouped into three categories based on wavelength; UVA, UVB and UVC. Light in the UVC wavelength is used for sterilizing surfaces, disinfecting water and destroying harmful micro-organisms in food and in the air.
UVC is Part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum
The human eye can only see visible light, but light comes in many other "colors". Radio, infrared, X-ray, ultraviolet and others are invisible to the naked eye because they have a shorter wavelength and higher frequency than the light our brain perceives as images. Infrared light for example is too red for humans to see, but it is all around us and even emitted from our bodies.
UVC Harnesses the Power of the Sun
The sun produces three types of UV light; UVA, UVB and UVC, however, we only experience UVA and UVB on earth's surface. UVC does not penetrate the clouds so it doesn't hit us here on earth. We recreated UVC sources on earth because of its anti microbial and anti bacterial properties.
How UVC kills COVID-19, flu, cold and all other pathogens
UVC light kills all germs, bacteria and viruses. UVC alters the structure and the molecular bonds of micro-organism's RNA and DNA which is the “blueprint” they use to develop, function and reproduce. By destroying the organism’s ability to reproduce, it becomes harmless because it can't grow and spread. After UVC exposure, the organism dies leaving no offspring. Hospitals choose UVC to sterilize their facilities because UVC is the only method that kills drug resistant 'superbugs' that other cleaners can't kill. Now you can have UVC sterilizing power at your workplace with UVCBOX.
History of Key Discoveries in the Germ Killing Power of UVC Light
UVC's effect on germs have been very well researched for over 200 years by the United States government, NASA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), military and many universities like Harvard School of Medicine.
1801 — Johann Ritter discovered ultraviolet light.
1877 — Downes and Blunt discovered the antibacterial effects of sunlight. They determined that shorter wavelengths of the solar spectrum were more effective at neutralizing bacteria.
1892 — Professor Marshall Ward determined that violet blue and ultraviolate portions of spectrum are biocidal.
1903 — Barnard and Morgan validated that the UV spectrum from 226nm to 328nm are germicidal.
1903 — Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for using UVC light to kill tuberculosis.
1904 — Lorch developed the first UV quartz lamp.
1906 — UV light was first used to disinfect drinking water.
1936 — Hospitals implemented the first overhead UV system.
1936 — First upper air disinfection units are installed in schools.
1940 — UVC light incorporated into air conditioning system.
1942 — Military installed UVC light in barracks for the protection of soldiers in Army and Navy.
1957 — Study conducted by Riley conclusively proved that UVC was effective for the control of tuberculosis.
2009 — UVCBOX began providing medical sterilization before expanding into home and workplace sterilization.
Today — We are helping businesses 'get back to business' by providing cost effective UVC technologies that create a safe space for coworkers and customers. UVCBOX Air and HVAC disinfects the air. UVCBOX Light and Gun sterilizes surfaces. We can help your business save money and comply with the new CDC COVID-19 Regulations. Learn More