Beyond the purple end of the visible spectrum of light is the Ultraviolet Spectrum, with its wavelength divided in to three categories: UVA, UVB and UVC.
UVC light, the wavelength that we use in our products, is filtered by the Earth’s atmosphere, so it does not occur naturally on earth. This means is that contagions do not have a built up resistance to it, and UVC exposure disrupts the contagions’ DNA and RNA strands.
UVC radiation in the range of 250nm – 280nm renders the harmful microorganisms in question inactive by destroying the genetic information in their DNA. The DNA chain is disrupted so that when the cell undergoes mitosis or cell division, DNA replication is prevented.
Thus, microorganisms lose their reproductive capability and are destroyed. However, total decontamination is impossible by simply shining a UVC light on a surface arbitrarily. In conjunction with other basic principles of physics, we can direct this radiation in a consistent, effective way.