Virus fighting with UV lighting | Tungsram

Virus fighting with UV lighting | Tungsram

The experts at Tungsram explain how the use of UV-C sanitisers can help keep your employees and customers safe from COVID-19 and other pathogens.

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic situation, more companies have realised that to keep their business moving, the most important thing is to make sure their customers and employees are safe.

UV light technology is proving to be one of the most effective and popular sanitation tools available today to destroy the new coronavirus and all other viruses and bacteria.

The technology’s not new; we’ve known about the disinfectant properties of ultraviolet radiation for nearly 150 years and, for the past 85 years, have used low-pressure mercury arc lamps to kill bacteria and to deactivate viruses.

With a pandemic paralysing the world and unknown infectious diseases looming in the future, this clean and safe technology offers an effective way to destroy pathogens.

Tungsram Group has an almost century-old history with UV lighting. Scientists from its world-famous industrial research laboratory have written publications (in 1933 and 1934) that have described the use in mercury lamps as providing ‘healing UV lights’. Since then generations have grown up in different parts of the world benefiting from the sanitation effects of UV lamps.

UV-C disinfection for industrial and manufacturing
Tungsram’s UV-C sanitiser cabinets provide the ability to rapidly sanitise items used by staff and visitors throughout a facility. It allows the rapid sanitisation of shared equipment, such as hand tools, remote controls, key or door access cards, safety glasses and other PPE gear provided to employees or visitors.

As an additional service, staff can also have mobile phones, car keys for personal and pool vehicles, and forklift truck keys all individually sanitised. The speed and efficiency of the sanitiser not only assists staff in keeping equipment sanitised and available for use, but also provides further protection by reducing the risk of cross contamination.

UV-C chambers are very easy to use and can eliminate harmful viruses and bacteria from products and business tools in as little as five minutes. You simply place any object inside the UV-C box, switch it on and wait for the item to be cleansed of pathogens.

The sanitiser cabinets come in several different sizes to suit your business, with radiation time that can be adjusted if increased exposure is required. The clean and safe technology offers an affordable and environment-friendly way to kill or deactivate pathogens and is a long-term solution for eliminating viruses. No known micro-organism is resistant to UV-C light, as it breaks through an organism on a cellular level, effectively scrambling its DNA and RNA.

These UV-C sanitiser cabinets have been designed and developed with the utmost care for safe usage, with no harm to human or animal health. They’re free from chemicals and are compliant with the highest standards and all necessary regulations in the EU.


1. Safe
UV-C sanitisers allow businesses to provide a clean and safe environment for their customers and employees by effectively and safely sanitising their products and tools.

2. Reliable
UV-C is an effective tool to fight against most pathogens, including SaRS-CoV-2.

3. Fast
Based on UV-C radiation intensity measurements within the sanitisers, five minutes is sufficient to eliminate 99.99% of most common pathogens.

4. Simple
Easy to operate by any employee with no special training requirements.

5. Green
UV light exists naturally, creating no waste from bi-products. The lamps within the unit are fully recyclable.

6. Non-corrosive
No harsh chemicals are used in the process and occasional use of UV-C light is not likely to damage the sanitised objects.


Get more details about Tunsgram’s UV-C sanitiser cabinets by clicking here


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