UV NANO Technology
UV light activates Nano Silver and Nano Titanium Dioxide. Silver ions reacts with hydrogen sulfide ions in Germs and inhibits its reproduction and superoxide free radicals breaks down the microbe. We used this principle to build our NANOTECH LED Panel which is safe and effective against Viruses, Bacteria, and Germs in the air. Our product is also effective is purifying the air from VOCs, Pollen and other harmful impurities.
The photocatalytic treatment using nano-TiO2 material is considered a breakthrough solution. Titanium dioxide when being irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) light creates an excited-state of electron and hole pairs, which are able to react with O2 and water vapor in the atmosphere to produce superoxide ions (O2−) and hydroxyl radicals (OH•). Both O2− and OH• are extremely powerful agents in destroying chemical compounds as well as bacterial cells to form CO2 and H2O.
Silver has been used as a disinfectant since the times of the ancient Greeks. It is because of its excellent antibacterial activity, low volatility, high stability, unlikelihood of microorganisms' developing resistance and nontoxicity to human cells. Its antibacterial activities could be interpreted by the absorption of silver ions onto the negatively charged bacterial cell wall, causing deactivation of cellular enzymes, disruption of membrane permeability, leading to eventual cell lysis and death. Recent studies have shown that silver particles of nano-size caused the strong antibacterial effect because of high specific surface area.*
Ultra-Violet (UV) light is invisible to human eyes because the UV light wavelengths are shorter than the visible light spectrum. UV light can be sub-divided into three categories: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. UV-C radiation is known as Germicidal UV because it can "melt" the DNA of Viruses, Bacteria & Germs. The UV-C radiation inactivates or kills pathogens by destructing their DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). The primary mode of inactivation begins with the absorption of a photon of UV-C light forming pyrimidine dimers (melting the DNA) amid contiguous nucleotide (thymine) bases. The now defective germ DNA cannot replicate and continue the vital cellular activity. When Germs cannot replicate, they cannot infect the host any longer.
UV-C light radiation can be used to disinfect surfaces, air, and water. Virus Armor products utilize both low-pressure Mercury bulbs (253.7 nm) and LED bulbs (260-280 nm) germicidal UV-C light sources. UV-C lights are highly effective in destroying Germs, and the technology has been used for over 100 years in medical settings.
- Please follow the instructions for use when using any UV-C light. UV light can cause skin and eye irritation if not used correctly.
- Virus Armor UV-C products have several safety features to help protect people and pets from accidental UV exposure. We utilize motion sensors, child-locks, gravity sensors, and program timers for your added safety.
- Do not touch any of the UV-C bulbs with your bare hands. The oils from your fingers will decrease the life and effectiveness of the bulbs. When a bulb is off and cool, clean the bulbs with an alcohol wipe to remove fingerprints and dust.
- UV-C products are meant to be used with other manual cleaning procedures. UV-C does not replace the need for other forms of disinfection. Our products increase the effectiveness of having a cleaner and healthier space.