Science

The Science of UV-C

Smart UV uses photon-based air and surface purification from electromagnetic photolysis technology to inactivate pathogens at the molecular level by breaking & rearranging molecular bonds within their DNA & RNA. The molecular bond-breaking completely inactivates these pathogens and effectively eliminates them.

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Safe Environments

The Apollo UV-C Lamp

Safeguard your home and health with ease.
1. Our Bulbs
The Apollo uses elemental-based doped quartz bulbs for the highest quality disinfection. It blocks the lower wavelengths of UV-C light & only emits high-powered germicidal UV-C. With a lifetime of 9,000 hours, even if you use everyday, it will last you for years.
2. Germicidal UV-C
The Apollo emits ultraviolet light at 253.7 nanometers. This is peak germicidal UV-C & it has highest level of inactivation of pathogens. It's able to tackle them on a microscopic level by targeting and scrambling their DNA.
3. Target the DNA
When the electromagnetic radiation hits the DNA strand of the pathogen it causes a photo-reaction. The nucleotide thymine is very vulnerable and it gets distorted, bent, and rearranged from the reaction. This is known as photolysis.
4. Safety Features
The Apollo has three Panasonic photon sensors located at the base of the lamp that automatically shut-off the unit if any unexpected visitors come within five meters. It comes equipped with delayed activation to give you plenty of time to leave the area, as well as a pair of UV-C protective eyewear & remote control capabilities.

Smart UV 
Portable Lamp

Safeguard your home and health with ease.
1. Germicidal UV-C
The Smart UV emits ultraviolet light at two wavelengths, one of which is 253.7 nanometers. This is peak germicidal UV-C & it has highest level of inactivation of pathogens. It's able to tackle them on a microscopic level by targeting and scrambling their DNA.
2. Ozone Sanitation
The Smart UV emits ultraviolet light at two wavelengths, one of which is 180 nanometers. This wavelength reacts with oxygen to create ozone. The ozone acts as a 'two-in-one' cleaning method and is able to hit those tough-to-reach spots that the light does not hit.
3. Battery & Bulb
The Smart UV Portable Lamp uses an elemental-based clear quartz bulb that has a lifespan of 9,000 hours. It uses a Lithium Ion 700mAh battery and uses a common micro-USB cord to charge. Each charge is good for an hour (two disinfection cycles).
4. Lightweight Design
The lightweight design of the Smart UV Portable Lamp makes it easy to move around. It's very compact and can be taken on-the-go & stored in small spaces.

HC-OC43 Test Results

  • At one meter (or 3.28 feet) in distance there was an average 99.997% kill rate of HC-OC43 Virus. This is equal to log4.5.
  • At four meters (or 13.1 feet) in distance there was an average 99.935% kill rate of HC-OC43 Virus. This is equal to log3.2.
  • At 5.56 meters in distance (or 18.24 feet) there was an average 99.973% kill rate of HC-OC43 Virus. This is equal to log3.6.
  • At eight meters in distance (or 26.25 feet) there was an average 90.55% kill rate of HC-OC43 Virus. This is equal to log1.1.

    This is an impressive result since it is further than the maximum advertised distance.

E. Coli Test Results

  • At one meter (or 3.28 feet) in distance there was an average >99.99% kill rate of E. Coli. This is equal to log3.91.
  • At four meters (or 13.1 feet) in distance there was an average 99.8% kill rate of E. Coli. This is equal to log2.72.
  • At 5.56 meters in distance (or 18.24 feet) there was an average 98.5% kill rate of E. Coli. This is equal to log1.81.

Staph. Aureus Test Results

  • At one meter (or 3.28 feet) in distance there was an average >99.998% kill rate of Staph. Aureus. This is equal to log4.71.
  • At four meters (or 13.1 feet) in distance there was an average 99.98% kill rate of Staph. Aureus. This is equal to log3.74.
  • At 5.56 meters in distance (or 18.24 feet) there was an average 99.98% kill rate of Staph. Aureus. This is equal to log3.60.

P. Aeruginosa Test Results

  • At one meter (or 3.28 feet) in distance there was an average >99.98% kill rate of P. Aeruginosa. This is equal to >log3.66.
  • At four meters (or 13.1 feet) in distance there was an average 99.96% kill rate of P. Aeruginosa. This is equal to log3.44.
  • At 5.56 meters in distance (or 18.24 feet) there was an average 99.9% kill rate of P. Aeruginosa. This is equal to log3.19.

M. Gordonae Test Results

  • At one meter (or 3.28 feet) in distance there was an average 99.99% kill rate of M. Gordonae. This is equal to log4.5.
  • At four meters (or 13.1 feet) in distance there was an average 77.8% kill rate of M. Gordonae. This is equal to log0.65.
  • At 5.56 meters in distance (or 18.24 feet) there was an average 58.6% kill rate of M. Gordonae. This is equal to log0.38.

HC-OC43 Test Results at One Meter Over 30-Minutes

  • Test One indicated a 99.6% Reduction of HC OC43 Virus. This is equal to log2.6.
  • Test Two indicated a 99.4% Reduction of HC OC43 Virus. This is equal to log2.4.
  • Test Three indicated a 99.4% Reduction of HC OC43 Virus. This is equal to log2.4.
  • The testing average Indicates a 99.466% Reduction of HC OC43 Virus. This is equal to log2.466.
Disinfection Time per Area for The Apollo

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In 15 minutes, The Apollo can disinfect up to 99.9% of HCV OC43 pathogen within a range of 18.4 feet in diameter - an area of 266 ft².

*The Disinfection rates are based upon the independent laboratory HCV OC43 test results we received.

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In 15 minutes, The Apollo can disinfect up to 99.9% of HCV OC43 pathogen within a range of 18.4 feet in diameter - an area of 266 ft².

*The Disinfection rates are based upon the independent laboratory HCV OC43 test results we received.

In 22½ minutes, The Apollo can disinfect up to 99.9% of HCV OC43 Pathogen within a range of 22.6 feet in diameter - an area of 401ft².

*The Disinfection rates are based upon the independent laboratory HCV OC43 test results we received.

In 30 minutes, The Apollo can disinfect up to 99.9% of HCV OC43 Pathogen within a range of 26.24 feet in diameter - an area of 541 ft².

*The Disinfection rates are based upon the independent laboratory HCV OC43 test results we received.

In 37½ minutes, The Apollo can disinfect up to 99.9% of HCV OC43 Pathogen within a range of 29.2 feet in diameter - an area of 670 ft².

*The Disinfection rates are based upon the independent laboratory HCV OC43 test results we received.

In 45 minutes, The Apollo can disinfect up to 99.9% of HCV OC43 Pathogen within a range of 32 feet in diameter - an area of 804 ft².

*The Disinfection rates are based upon the independent laboratory HCV OC43 test results we received.

In 52½ minutes, The Apollo can disinfect up to 99.9% of HCV OC43 Pathogen within a range of 34.6 feet in diameter - an area of 940 ft².

*The Disinfection rates are based upon the independent laboratory HCV OC43 test results we received.

In 60 minutes, The Apollo can disinfect up to 99.9% of HCV OC43 Pathogen within a range of 37 feet in diameter - an area of 1,075 ft².

The square represents the maximum advertised area of 645 ft². There are positive results beyond this point, but this distance has been set for a more conservative range.

*The Disinfection rates are based upon the independent laboratory HCV OC43 test results we received.

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Independent Laboratory Testing

HC-OC43 Viral Report

Testing done by BCS Laboratories Inc. BCS laboratories works closely with national and international certifying agencies to provide one of the nations highest standards and accuracy of testing within a FDA & EPA certified Laboratory.

Bacteria, Germs & Mold Report

Testing done by EMSL Analytical, Inc. The nation's leading environmental testing firm, EMSL's network of nationwide laboratories has been providing quality analytical services since 1981.

Smart UV is continuously testing different pathogens through independent laboratories as well as seeking third-party testing. There are many different tests that are currently undergoing.

We will continuously update this section as more test results come in.

Apollo Pathogen Chart

Pathogen
Percentage Killed
Notes
HC-OC43 Virus
99.997% at 1 Meter
99.935% at 4 Meters
99.973% at 5.56 Meters
>90% average kill rate was detected at twice the maximum advertised distance.
Escherichia Coli
>99.99% at 1 Meter
99.98% at 4 Meters
98.5% at 5.56 Meters
The test were ran three times. Results based on the average of the three tests.
Staphylococcus Aureus
>99.998% at 1 Meter
99.98% at 4 Meters
99.98% at 5.56 Meters
The test were ran three times. Results based on the average of the three tests.
Candida Albicans
99.99% at 1 Meter
The test were ran three times. Results based on the average of the three tests.
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
>99.98% at 1 Meter
99.96% at 4 Meters
99.9% at 5.56 Meters
The test were ran three times. Results based on the average of the three tests.
Mycobacterium Gordonae
99.99% at 1 Meter
77.8% at 4 Meters
58.6% at 5.56 meters
It is effectively destroyed at close range & more resistant at farther ranges.
Aspergillus Niger
99% at 1 Meter
This is known as 'Black Mold'. It is effectively destroyed at close range & more resistant at farther ranges.

Visual Confirmation of UVC Disinfection Using Dosimeter Cards

Dosimeter cards work like a sticky note that measure UV-C exposure. They stick to any surface and will change color depending on the dosage of UV-C light that hits it.

UV-C Dosimeters enable users to visually see how much germicidal irradiation has been delivered to a surface.

They have built-in documentation sections. This makes it easy to keep track the time, place, and person who disinfected an area. 

Reaching a dose of 50 and 100 mJ/cm2 with the UV-C Dosimeter has been correlated to achieve a 99.9% reduction of MRSA and C. Diff, respectively. 

Make UV-C Dosimeters part of your disinfection programs and see your success.