Allergies & Dust Effect on Your Indoor Air Quality

What is Particulate Matter? ~5 Minute Read Between the ailments of winter and the pollen of spring, this is the time of year when many people start to think about what’s in the air they breathe. With people starting to pull out their dusters and empty out closets and garages, the amount of dirt and particles in the air is about to increase significantly. Even if you don’t plan to do a thorough cleaning of your home, there is a lot of particulate matter (PM) that can irritate your lungs.  Whether or not you suffer from a respiratory issue (keeping...

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Lesser-Known Uses of UV Radiation

Lesser-Known Uses of UV Radiation The sun, the ultimate source of light, heat, and energy, is also a source of ultraviolet radiation. This solar emission can be dangerous for humans, but its controlled use can help you reap many benefits. Let’s learn more! Popularly known as UV radiation, ultraviolet light energy arrives in the form of waves, like electromagnetic radiation. We humans cannot see this light spectrum with naked eyes but can experience its positive and negative effects. How did UV light come into existence? In 1801, German physicist Johann Wilhelm Ritter discovered UV radiation. He found UV radiation while...

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The Use of UV Light in a Healthcare Setting

The Use of UV Light in a Healthcare Setting Imagine yourself being admitted to a hospital to get treatment for one medical condition and returning home with another one. While it seems to be bizarre, know that it’s happening. In a hospital ward, a sick person carries germs and disease-causing viruses. Some such organisms die by themselves when exposed to outer surroundings and cleaning methods, others cling to the environment for a longer duration. This leaves the next admitted patient in that hospital room exposed to those germs and increases the probability of them catching infections that are termed as...

The Benefits of using UVC light in the Hospitality Industry

  The need of the hour is to be safe. Whether it is your home, airport, hospital facility, or workplace, studies show it is not enough to just wear masks and follow the norms of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID. This has made everything a little difficult, especially for business travelers who need to travel to distant places and stay in hotels and rental apartments. However, to make all guests feel safe and comfortable, several hotels are using modern disinfection methods like UVC sanitizing to ensure a cleaner and germ-free environment - let’s explore how and why. Use of...

Risks, Myths, and Basics of UV-C Light

The Difference Between UV and UV-C Most people have a basic knowledge of ultraviolet (UV) light from tanning and vitamin d benefits as well as drawbacks from overexposure that can lead to sunburns or eye irritations without proper protection like sunscreen or sun glasses. What is less well-known is that UVC light is an old disinfection technology used for decades in water treatment, health care, and food processing. In recent years, it has been gaining traction and acceptance for broader use everyday life because of its inherent powerful "anti-germ" properties and that it's totally chemical free. From public transportation to offices and homes, UVC is...

The science behind Smart UV

How UV-C works and It's Best Safety Practices

How UV-C Works And It's Best Safety Practices   UV-C light is growing in popularity as a form of disinfection - but it isn’t new. It’s been around for a long time. Safety practices were developed to best handle it. It’s very dangerous to biological life and it needs to be handled with care.  In order to handle it safely, it’s a good idea to understand why it’s dangerous in the first place.  What Is UV Light?  UV light is electromagnetic radiation - which is energy. Energy moves in waves. We classify energy based on the size of their waves...

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Common Infectious Agents and How to Get Rid of Them

We have all learned about germs the hard way - common colds, stomach infections, the flu, and the like. It is an underrated fact about germs that they exist on every surface imaginable and everything tangible is vulnerable. For humans, the most important thing is the body. Your body’s immunity protects you against most germs but some remain persistent, becoming difficult to neutralize with drugs or other treatment. The only feasible option is knowing what kinds of diseases these infectious agents can cause and what can be done to disinfect spaces that you might come in contact with. For starters, it’s...

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Keep Your Car Clean to Beat Germs and Viruses

Keep Your Car Clean to Beat Germs and Viruses When it comes to living spaces, we prefer fresh, clean, and airy places. The sunlight pouring in is an added advantage for us, as the UV rays naturally kill germs. However, an enclosed environment like that of a car presents a polar opposite need - we prefer tightly shut windows and cool air conditioners, which eventually become a breeding ground of germs and bacteria. You will be surprised to know that the average steering wheel is 4 times filthier than a public toilet seat. Now, this makes it important for us...

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What is UV-C light?

Let's Shine Some Light on UV-C "That sounds like some sort of spaceship technology" -My Grandmother UV-C light might sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but it's actually something that's been used for a long time, since even before my grandmother was born. It's been around since the 1800's. It's used in your hospitals for high levels of sterilization to reduce the risk of infection, it's used by your produce providers to clean fruit before it gets to market, and even water treatment facilities around the planet. And now it's growing in popularity among disinfectants. It's actually outpacing...

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Reasons to Buy UV-C Germicidal Lamp from Smart UV

UV light disinfection is a method that makes use of UV radiation (specifically the short-wavelength UVC light) to deactivate or kill hidden micro-organisms. It targets the nucleic acids of germs/viruses and disrupts their DNA, making them unable to sustain and reproduce. This results in highly-effective and reliable disinfection. Lately, UVC lamps are used to kill viruses and pathogens in homes and commercial setups like hospitals, pharma plants, and food manufacturing units. The use of this inventive device mitigates the risk of catching an infection while improving the indoor air quality. Several companies have launched their UV disinfection lamps, and this...

Significant Benefits of Using UV Light for Disinfection

With the ability to kill a high percentage of germs, the UV light for disinfection is gradually becoming an essential hygiene practice for both domestic and commercial settings. People are using UVC germicidal lamps to mitigate the risk of catching infections and create a safer living environment. Another product, UVC portable wand, is also getting a lot of recognition as a quick and non-toxic germ control solution. For those who are new to the concept of UV light devices, let us explain. Ultraviolet light is a form of electronic radiation with shorter wavelengths than the visible regions. It is the safest...

Everything You Should Know About Using a UV Lamp in the Kitchen

Everything You Should Know About Using a UV Lamp in the Kitchen COVID-19 is all we can think and talk about these days. This 2020 pandemic has changed our way of life and has made us realize the importance of creating safe and germ-free living spaces. The virus situation has brought with it the essential need to sterilize or disinfect every little thing around us. The kitchen is one of the most vulnerable spots in the home with all the groceries stored. Hence, sterilization in the kitchen is crucial. Again, you have to be extra cautious to avoid using chemicals....

7 Myths About UV Light You Should Not Believe

7 Myths about UV light you should not believe Throughout the years, several experts have progressed in innovating UV's applications with a myriad of opportunities. The idea of UV for disinfection is not new, yet it has garnered attention as of late. The pandemic, as well as the monetary penalties linked to contamination and readmissions, are the major reasons for people to look for safe and effective solutions for disinfecting high-touch surfaces. Along with the varied UV light benefits, the route also led the way to many myths associated with UV lamps. Many customers who buy UV-C germicidal lamps can’t...

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Maui Westside Properties

Maui Westside Properties is a family-owned and run boutique luxury vacation rental and property management company specializing in Maui’s beautiful Westside. Their goal has always been and still is "to make sure you have the best trip possible.”   To keep this commitment Maui Westside Properties developed a health and safety protocol called the “Ohana Safe Clean Program”. This new program ensures that Maui Westside Properties is not only meeting but exceeding the current CDC guidelines to help keep families safe. Maui Westside Properties is monitoring the CDC recommendations daily and is continually looking for additional steps to ensure the safety of our...

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Smart UV case studies

Norristown Area - Case Study

Norristown Area Norristown Area School District reached out to us regarding a back-to-school sanitation solution. Their objective was to partner with a company that could provide assurance and well-being of its students, faculty, and staff for the upcoming school year during the COVID19 pandemic. After carefully examining our products and methodology, the Norristown Area School District agreed to our sanitation proposal.  Using Smart UV’s Apollo’s provided an extra layer of sanitation for the school, faculty, and teachers. They’re able to return to their school with the assurance its been throughly disinfected and cleaned. Supporting the mission of Norristown, the children...

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The Concordia - Case Study

The Concordia The Concordia has a long history within Washington D.C. First built in 1966 and then rebuilt in 2013. It is committed to the highest green principles in the nation - as per the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Being environmentally friendly is a core value. The Concordia is a staple of the city, it has the highest standards, not only for service but also for cleanliness and sanitation. The Concordia uses our UV-C technology as a chemical-free & eco-friendly solution to disinfection and sanitizes to the highest degree for all their guests. As an environmentally-minded...

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Zion Elementary School District 6

Zion Elementary School District 6 Zion Elementary School District 6 is located in Zion, Illinois, and has over 2,000 students from PreK-8th grade.Tim Ryan, District 6’s Building & Grounds Supervisor examined all sorts of products and determined UV-C technology is one additional step we can take in eliminating allergens, viruses, and bacteria in our classrooms. Tim found, Smart UV and dispatched Apollo UV-C disinfection lamps across all District 6 buildings.Through extensive research, parent and staff surveys, guidance from the CDC, and district nurses we we’re able to put together a plan that everyone can proudly stand behind. We are honored...

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