What is UV Disinfection and Why Does it Work?

Posted by Tru-D SmartUVC 03.09.16

Think of the last time you were in a hospital environment, either for yourself or a loved one. You assume and hope the room and facility are germ-free. You are under the impression that you are receiving the highest level of quality and care possible to help cure whatever issues you are experiencing. But, unfortunately, many germs can linger behind in hospital rooms, leaving you and your family at risk for contracting an infectious disease.

What if there was a way to kill up to 99.9% of pathogens in a room without the use of any harmful chemicals or additional cleaning solutions?

The answer is UV disinfection. UV-C light, the only germicidal wavelength, uses short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation to kill superbugs and other bacteria that can live in hospital rooms. By utilizing UV disinfection, hospitals can help protect patients and staff with state-of-the-art technology that can improve quality of care.

Unlike any other ultraviolet disinfection systems, Tru-D SmartUVC UV safely and effectively destroys all pathogens in its path from a single position in the room without the risk of human error for calculating cycle time or placement. Using its patented Sensor360 technology, Tru-D analyzes the room including size, shape and contents, and administers the proper UV dose to eliminate germs in the space, even in shadowed areas. Other unmeasured UV disinfection units, while they may use UV-C lamps, have no way of calculating the UV dose needed for each location to determine the positioning or time necessary to disinfect accurately, nor can they reach shadowed or hidden surfaces. That means, oftentimes, surfaces are not disinfected and potentially still contain deadly superbugs.


As more hospitals become proactive in combating hospital-acquired infections and infectious diseases, UV disinfection light will continue to grow as the solution to preventing such incidences.

To read more about Tru-D, click here.

Posted 03.09.16
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