AgroMax UV-C Bulb
AgroMax has created innovative and powerful UV-C lamps that can be utilized without the need for specialized lighting fixtures. AgroMax has implemented a “safety first” attitude when it comes to UV-C lights offering an Ozone Free bulb. Our lamps are able to provide UV-C light in the 254nm range. This is the range that has shown the best results when UV-C light is applied for anti-microbial and viricidal use.
With a multitude of practical usages the AgroMax UV-C lamps (available in 2ft and 4ft) can be used in both continuous preventative applications as well as cleaning and disinfecting regimens. The AgroMax UV-C lamp can be used with most standard T5 ballasted lighting fixtures. The AgroMax UV-C lamp benefits by its being backward compatible and ability to be used in single and multiple bulb fixtures. Accommodating custom applications with different sizes as well as scalable intensity and irradiance can provide desired results in any setting
Biological Effect of UV Light
While UVB radiation is widely recognized for its harmful effects on human skin and links to skin cancer, each of the UV bands (UVA, UVB, and UVC) create different risks for humans.
UVC radiation refers to wavelengths shorter than 280 nm. These wavelengths are entirely absorbed by our atmosphere and no natural UVC radiation reaches the surface of the earth. These wavelengths are available to us through artificial sources.
In instances of prolonged direct exposure to UVC light, temporary eye and skin damage has been exhibited, such as cornea injury (sometimes referred to as “welder’s eye”) although this generally heals after a couple of days. Therefore, safety recommendations with UVC LEDs include protecting skin (in particular open wounds) and, most importantly, the eyes from UVC radiation.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
UV radiation is easily absorbed by clothing, plastic or glass. Once absorbed, UV radiation is no longer active. When working with open UV radiation during maintenance, service or other situations, personal protective equipment covering all exposed areas is recommended. When working around UVC devices, one should:
Use UV goggles and/or full-face shields.
Prescription glasses and normal safety glasses do not protect eyes from UV exposure, so ANSI Z87 rated eyeglasses with wrap around lens to protect the side exposure is recommended. Consult with ANSI Z87 manufacturers for proper UV exposure protection equipment.
Cover any exposed skin using lab coats, nitrile gloves or other lab attire.