LED-TECHNOLOGY

ECOLOGICAL AND EFFICIENT TECHNOLOGY

UV disinfection devices have already been created with fluorescent lighting technology. These low or medium pressure mercury lamps emit a wavelength of about 254 nm. Mercury lamps have been used f. ex. as disinfection systems in water treatment plants. Adjusting and controlling fluorescent lamps is extremely difficult, and at the end of its working life the fluorescent lamp turns into hazardous waste.

UV-LED technology – newer than ever!

The UV light produced by LED technology can be adjusted very precisely in terms of intensity, wavelength and ignition and extinguishing. The energy demand for LED technology is remarkably low and the system doesn’t produce so-called AC power at all. LED technology also enables new kind of designing and planning of disinfection products and entirely new applications.

UV-LED disinfection is the future of today!

UV TREATMENT

HOW DOES UV TREATMENT WORK?

The UVB and UVC light kill the microbes. The ozone layer prevents the UVB and UVC light from entering the ground. For this reason microbes don’t withstand these frequencies of light.

Disinfection is based on UVC light that destroys the DNA chains of microbes. Powerful UV-LED lights also destroy the so-called “super bacteria”!

Disinfection treatment with UV-LED technology is a new method with a very wide potential for different applications. The method makes it possible to handle air, various solid surfaces and materials, as well as clear and murky liquids. UV treatment is based on the use of UVA, UVB and UVC light areas when irradiating of the object.

In the exposure unit the subject is illuminated with a suitable UV light wavelength and illumination time to achieve the desired results. UV light works practically against all microorganisms. UV light changes the biological properties of cells by breaking down the structure of the DNA and affecting the different properties of the target organism according to the set values.

Also bacteria resistant to antibiotics respond to UV light, which allows for example the controlling of bacterial epidemics in hospitals with the help of disinfection of indoor air, working spaces and equipment. This can slow down and limit the spreading.

NO CHEMICALS

NO HEAT

NO LIQUIDS

ONLY USER SAFE CLEAN UVC LIGHT

POTENTIAL

TO CONTROL THE BACTERIA WITH THE HELP OF UV-LED TECHNOLOGY

LED Future Oy’s UV-LED technology enables the installation and development of UV-based disinfection systems for a variety of operating environments and applications.

UV Disinfection doesn’t add any chemicals to the disinfection target and doesn’t affect the structure or properties of the disinfection target – except destroying unwanted microorganisms! UV disinfection created with LED technology is highly energy efficient and ecological. Unlike fluorescent technology, LED technology is precisely adjustable, monitored and controlled. LED technology requires little energy and doesn’t cause hazardous waste.

DESTRUCTION OF BACTERIA

The efficacy of UVC-LED lights is calculated to destroy 99.9% of the bacteria during each two-hour cycle. Here it’s ensured that the number of bacteria doesn’t reach an alarming level at any point. For example, when disinfecting with conventional methods bacteria have up to 10 hours to increase before the next disinfection. In this time, for example, the population of Clostridium botulinum has time to change in good conditions by 42.100.000.000 fold.

EXAMPLES OF UV-LED DISINFECTION SYSTEM USES

  • Disinfecting drinking water efficiently and without chemicals
  • Cleaning of swimming pool water without chemicals
  • Replacement of pasteurization with UV treatment in dairy products
  • Destruction of hospital bacteria with disinfection systems for IV and surgical surfaces
  • Ship ballast tanks

  • Disinfecting surfaces (for example, washing facilities by swimming pool, hospital equipment or operation rooms, etc.)
  • Destruction of indoor air micro-organisms in public and private spaces

  • Disinfection of packaging materials in the food industry

  • Disinfection of process waters in the food industry

FACTS

PROVEN FACTS ABOUT UVC LIGHT

The UVC light effectively penetrates the microbial walls and destroys their DNA chain. When the DNA chain is destroyed, the microbes die and can’t reproduce and cause diseases or infections. The UVC light is safe, ecological and not harmful to materials or electronic devices.

Disinfection treatment with the UVC-LED technology is a new method with a very wide potential for various applications. The method makes it possible to handle air, various solid surfaces and materials and liquids. The treatment is based on the use of the UVC light area at the site.

Hospital infections are a serious problem. It has been estimated that the prevalence of hospital infections in Finland is 5–10%. In Finland, between 40,000 and 50,000 patients receive an annual hospital infection which is estimated to kill 700–800 such patients each year.

It has also been estimated that an effective disinfection would help to reduce hospital infections by 20–30%.

In addition to hospital infections, social costs are caused by general infections transmitted through, for example, telephones, TV remote controls, computer keyboards, and so on. The annual cost of hospital infections in Finland is approximately 195–492 million euros. Between 1988 and 1990 about 200 million euros per year. (Hyrylä)

In the UK, there are approximately 320,994 infections per year = an additional cost of £ 930.62 million. In the United States hospital infections increase the total cost of treatment by an average of 15,000 dollars.

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