UV Germicidal Light (Handheld unit)
The 8800 CLear UVC™ is a portable handheld germicidal UVC LED light. It produces over 5,200 microwatts of 265-275 nanometer UVC radiation at the emission window, which is sufficient to inactivate COVID-19 in less than one second of irradiant dosage.
Full Product Description
Model 8800 UVC HH | UV Germicidal Light (Handheld Unit)
The 8800 CLear UVC™ is a portable handheld germicidal UVC LED light. It is constructed from 6061-T6 aluminum with durability and efficient operation in mind. It produces over 5,200 microwatts of 265-275 nanometer UVC radiation at the emission window, which is sufficient to inactivate COVID-19 in less than one second of irradiant dosage.
Power & Activation
The CLear UVC™ is powered either with a cord connected battery pack or by directly plugging into a standard outlet. The CLear UVC™ is recognized as being powered by the green illuminated trigger switch on the handle of the light. Activation of the trigger switches on two high-intensity green LEDs and 12 high-power UVC LEDs. The green emission is provided as a visible reference marker as to the projected emission of the invisible UVC radiation.
UVC Light Emissions
With an optical 60º beam angle for the light emission, the UVC stays concentrated on target without the risk of uncontrolled scattered UVC radiation. The CLear UVC™ is further fitted with a 4-inch-long Bristle Shield into the bumpers of the CLear UVC™ providing a tactile reference distance of >1-second germicidal inactivation of the COVID-19 virus and to provide shielding of scattered or reflected UVC radiation off treated surfaces.
Polyurethane bumpers are fitted to the body of the CLear UVC™ and handle to protect surfaces from accidental knicks or scratches while using the equipment. The windows are constructed from Sapphire glass for extreme operating conditions and to provide extra durability and UVC transparency.
How does UVC light kill the COVID-19 virus?
The 265-275nm peak wavelength of UVC emissions generated from this Handheld Portable UV Sanitizing Light, “kills” germs & viruses in less than 1 second¹ when held 4-inches from a surface. While we simplify the effect of UV-C lights by saying the “kill” or “destroy” pathogens like bacteria & viruses, the results are a little more nuanced. Just like all living things, microbes like these pathogens have DNA – and that DNA is used to reproduce and spread as illnesses from host to host. Exposure to UV-C light effectively “shuts down” that portion of DNA functionality, eliminating both the microbes’ ability to reproduce and their ability to infect you and harm your health.
¹ It has been shown that a 1-second exposure of 265nm UVC light at 1.93 mW/cm2 was sufficient to induce a 100% germicidal effect on microorganisms. (Note: 262nm UVC radiation has been shown to be the peak germicidal wavelength.) Dean SJ, Petty A, Swift S, et al. “Efficacy and safety assessment of a novel ultraviolet C device for treating corneal bacterial infections.” Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. 2011; 39(2):156–163. [PubMed: 21105972] read full article
Safety & Precautions
Personal Protective Equipment: Ensure all required and compliant personal protective equipment is worn to prevent direct exposure to UVC radiation from the CLear UVC unit, which should include approved UVC blocking gloves, Face mask or shield, garments, and show coverings. Ensure a respirator or breathing apparatus is used, if required and directed by local, state, or federal regulations. Always comply with company or organization directed safety protocols and directives.
Warning: Avoid exposure to direct or reflected germicidal ultraviolet rays. Germicidal ultraviolet rays are harmful to the eyes and skin. UVC is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen. Wear personal protective equipment covering all exposed skin and eyes. Never look into the UVC light source and avoid all reflected light.
Caution: Germicidal ultraviolet rays may break down plastic, rubber, or other non-metallic materials, can fade colors, and can be damaging to plant life. Shield all plastic, rubber, or other non-metallic parts, plant life, etc. which may be exposed to direct or reflected germicidal ultraviolet rays.