FAQ

FAQ

What is the science behind UV-C ?

  • UV light, specifically between 200-280nm[i] (UVC or the germicidal range), inactivates (aka, ‘kills’) at least two other coronaviruses that are near-relatives of the COVID-19 virus: 1)SARS-CoV-1 and 2) MERS-CoV. cdc.gov
  • UV light shows a lot of promise: SSLEEC member company Seoul Semiconductor in early April reported a “99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds.”  ƒNormal cleaning and disinfection may leave behind some residual contamination, which UVC can treat suggesting that a multiple disinfectant approach is prudent. UV-C has been shown to achieve a high level of inactivation of a near-relative of COVID-19’s virus (i.e., SARS-CoV-1, tested with adequate dose of 254nm UV while suspended in liquid). ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  • UV-C light is highly effective at killing bacteria and viruses by destroying the molecular bonds that hold their DNA together. Columbia University Medical Center
  • UV is a known disinfectant for air, water and surfaces that can help to mitigate the risk of acquiring an infection in contact with the COVID-19 virus when applied correctly. International Ultraviolet Association Inc.
  • Certainly, we know that in the hospital environments, the hospitals that have used it at Mayo, Stanford, University of Southern California, M.D. Anderson … they’ve disinfected about 22 and a half million rooms and they’ve dropped their infection rates 50 to 100 percent  

Will a UV-C device kill Covid 19?

  •  UVC light is used to disinfect objects and surfaces. 
  • Ultraviolet (UV) light is produced by the sun and by special lamps. There are three types of UV light—UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. UV-C light has the most energy of the three types. This energy destroys the genetic material inside viruses and other microbes. Therefore, UV-C light is used for disinfection. UV-C lamps and robots are commonly used to sanitize water, objects such as laboratory equipment, and spaces such as buses and airplanes.
  • UV-C light has been found to destroy viruses and other microbes on surfaces in hospitals. But it is not widely used in hospitals or other health care settings. The U.S. government and the UV technology industry are working to define standards for UV disinfection technologies in healthcare settings. Most UV sanitizers have not been tested against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. But UV-C light been shown to destroy related coronaviruses, including the one that causes the disease MERS. 
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It is safe to use UV sanitizers on your body? 

  • Exposure to UV-C light is dangerous for people.
  • UV-C sanitizers can damage your eyes and skin.
  • UV light can cause cancer.
  • Scientists are exploring ways to use a specific type of UV-C light for devices that could be safe for humans. However, existing products are not safe to use on your body.
  • UV-C wands, pouches, and lamps are also sold for home use—for example, disinfecting your cell phone. However, the safety and effectiveness of these products is not known. Beware of false claims that say these products are effective or are for use on humans. 

Sunlight does not destroy the coronavirus quickly!

  • UV-C light from the sun is blocked by Earth’s atmosphere. When you go outside on a sunny day, the UV light that reaches you is UV-A and some UV-B. These types of UV light do not destroy viruses quickly. 
  • Going outside on a sunny day will not quickly break down coronaviruses on skin. But it can give you a sunburn if you are not wearing sunscreen!
  • Some viruses are seasonal and spread more slowly in the summer. This is probably due to warmer temperatures, higher humidity, and changes in human behaviors—not because it is sunnier in the summer.
  • The best ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 are to wash your hands, keep your distance from other people, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. 

Science against Covid-19

The world is currently facing a probable epidemic related to the coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads just as other viruses do from person-to-person, mostly through respiratory droplets that occur when an infected individual sneezes or coughs. The world is on hyper-alert for ways to mitigate its spread, and one proven way to destroy viruses is via ultraviolet (UV) light, which may be a good option for a variety of scenarios. 

UV Light Is an Effective Tool to Stop the Spread of Viruses

Much research has been completed on destroying viruses and germs. A certain spectrum of UV light—UV-C—has been proven to kill airborne viruses, and it does so in a manner that presents no risk to humans. UV-C refers to ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 – 280 nanometers (nm). A study conducted by a group of scientists found that UV-C had the ability to kill flu viruses when placed in germ-sensitive places like hospitals, airports and schools. While the coronavirus is different than the flu, it’s similar in nature. UV-C is stealthy enough to destroy viruses. The CDC also sponsored a study about the impact of UV-C by using it in hospital patient rooms. The conclusions drawn from the researchers’ data confirmed that UV-C-emitting devices could decrease the “bioburden of important pathogens in real-world settings.” 

Introducing UV Light into HVAC Airflow and Ventilation Systems

Each day, you and your family venture out into the public domain and have a high probability of encountering germs and viruses. You probably already practice good hygiene to reduce these chances, such as thorough hand washing or use of hand sanitizer, but the threat remains. Being able to harness the power of UV-C light can make all the difference in stopping the spread and multiplication of these germs and viruses. By introducing UV light into your airflow and ventilation systems, you’ll be better prepared to protect yourself from them. 

Leveraging UV Light into Your Spaces with The TTC Air purifier

  • Integrating UV light into your home doesn’t require scientific expertise or a huge investment. 
  • The TTC Air Purifier unit has been designed to emit strong UV-C light through an air ventilating system, sterilizing and reducing airborne microorganisms. It works to neutralize the organism’s DNA so that it can no longer replicate. As new indoor air circulates through your system, it’s being passed through the UV light, effectively treating it.
  • Odeon securities part of the TTC group completed independent lab tests to verify its effect on viruses and germs, finding that it reduced test bacteria by 90% within minutes While the technology is highly advanced, it’s extremely simple to install. They require minimal maintenance, and you don’t need extensive training to use the products in your home.

Why we choose for Philips or Osram lamps?

Because we only want the best lamps for our devices to guarantee our quality!

Philips and Osram TUV lamps are used for, removing bacteria from the air. As the largest lamp manufacturers in the world, Philips and Osram are renowned for innovation, efficiency and high quality. Of course, any TUV PL-S or TUV PL-L lamps that do not bear the Philips or Osram name will certainly not be of Philips or Osram high quality, Philips and Osram high quality is unique – no Chinese lamp brand can match this level of quality.


Proven durability of Philips and Osram TUV PL lamps

With these brands TUV lamps you are choosing exceptionally high quality.


The average lifetime is 9000 burning hours, which is considerably higher than that of other brands. Thanks to the long lifetime you only need to replace a Philips and Osram TUV lamp once a year.


Why choose Philips or Osram TUV lamps?

Philips and Osram TUV PL lamps are based on TL technology. UV-C radiation is generated in the lamps. Philips and Osram TUV lamps are produced using a glass specially developed and produced that allows this UV-C radiation to pass through. The Philips and Osram TUV lamps generate UV-C radiation of 185 nm and 253.7 nm. The 253.7 nm wavelength that kills bacteria is allowed to pass through the TUV glass. The ozone-forming 185 nm wavelength is absorbed by Philips and Osram TUV glass. This means that Philips and Osram TUV lamps do not produce ozone. There is a protective coating on the inside of both manufacturers TUV glass. This ensures that the UV-C radiation from a Philips or Osram TUV lamp barely decreases throughout the long lifetime

Experience Added Protection with the TTC Air purifier range from 95 W for small rooms up to 1140 W for malls or factories

Doing all you can to safeguard from the coronavirus and other airborne pathogens is vital, and you can effectively do so with the Odeon UV-C KILLER .


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