Fluorescent Light Introduction – UV Lamp

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In this article, we will introduce UV Lamp. With our suggestions, you will find the most suitable fluorescent ballast for your UV fluorescent light application.

UV Fluorescent Lamp

UV Fluorescent Lamp

Ultraviolet light or what we called UV light is a type of electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic adiation is a form of energy, most of which is invisible to the human eye. UV radiation or UV light is one form of electromagnetic radiation which is measured on a scientific scale called the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum. The spectrum is divided into regions by wavelength, energy, and frequency. The common designations are radio waves, microwaves, infrared (IR), visible light, ultraviolet (UV), X-rays and gamma-rays. UV light falls in between visible light and X-rays of the EM spectrum range. The most common form of UV radiation is sunlight, which produces three main types of UV rays: UVA, or near UV (315–400 nm); UVB, or middle UV (280–315 nm); UVC, or far UV (180–280 nm). UVA rays have long wavelength that penetrates the middle layer of your skin. UVB rays have a shorter wavelength that reaches the outer layer of your skin, which cause suntan or sunburn. These are the reaction to exposure of UVB rays. UVC radiation from the sun is blocked by the ozone layer in the atmosphere. The only way to access UVC radiation is from an artificial source like a lamp or laser. UVC light is commonly used for disinfection and sterilization purposes.

UV or UVC lamps are often called “germicidal” lamps. UV fluorescent lamps can be used for air, water and surface disinfection. Germicidal UVC bulb is commonly installed inside air ducts to disinfect the air. This is the safest way to avoid direct exposure to human skin or eyes which may cause injuries. The most common type of UV lamp that produce UVC radiation is the low-pressure mercury lamp. UVC-low pressure fluorescent lamps emit UV radiation mostly in the range of 254 and 185 nm.

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