Why UVC Bulbs Require Replacement Every 13,000 Hours

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The technology behind UVC bulbs is incredibly versatile, as it allows a different form of air purification than conventional systems. Simply put, rather than capturing airborne contaminants in a fine mesh, Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) disrupts DNA sequences and eradicates living cells. Thankfully, containing this powerful technology is relatively easy, making it a great choice for indoor spaces both big and small.


However, UVC technology, like all air sanitization systems, does require regular maintenance to remain successful in reducing the concentration of airborne contaminants, such as influenza A. Our units, in particular, require washing the pre-filter every so often, as well as replacing the UVC bulbs. Another way you can think of the interval for replacement is once every 18 months or so. Still, the actual usage can make the ideal time vary. So, why do the bulbs need to be replaced regularly?


Well, they simply lose their effectiveness over time. Remember, humans cannot see UVC light. This means that even if you visually inspect the bulbs, and they appear to be giving off the same amount of light, that is only what is within the visible spectrum, and not the shortwave UVGI rays that we use for disinfecting and cleaning.


The units themselves will remind users on both the physical unit and our dashboard of when the bulbs will need replacing. Like we mentioned earlier, it is impossible to determine the loss in effectiveness by your eyesight alone. In fact, the bulbs can lose up to 90% of their UVC-generating ability without it being noticeably different to our vision.


In conclusion, it is very important to regularly change the bulbs in your air sanitization equipment because they lose their effectiveness over time and our website makes it easy to contact us and receive replacement bulbs.


If you are looking for the next generation of air purification technology, contact Air Sniper today for information about our products and to gain access to our helpful services,  such as solutions for your facility.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!