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The Science of UV-C

Scientifically Proven

The body of science shows that exposing air and surfaces to UV-C light for a certain period of time (the “dose”) can be very effective. 

Every UV-C light puts out a certain wavelength of light.  The UV-C range is 200-300, and the most ideal wavelength for killing most bacteria and viruses is 265nm.  The traditional UV-C bulb lights put out 254nm.  CleanRide UV-C LED light puts out 275nm.  Studies have been conducted and have shown that there is not much of a difference in effectiveness within that 254-285nm range and that all the wavelengths are just as effective.


This study compares various wavelengths:


For additional uses, please review recommended doses for specific applications.

Links & Resources

Lind Equipment - SARS-Cov-2 Lab Test Report 

IUVA, SARS-CoV-2 UV Dose-Response Behavior White Paper,

Hiroko Inagaki, Akatsuki Saito, Hironobu Sugiyama, Tamaki Okabayashi, Shouichi Fujimoto. Rapid inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 with Deep-UV LED irradiation.

Andrea Bianco, Mara Biasin, Giovanni Pareschi, Adalberto Cavalieri, Claudia Cavatorta, Claudio Fenizia, Paola Galli, Luigi Lessio, Manuela Lualdi, Edoardo Redaelli, Irma Saulle, Daria Trabattoni, Alessio Zanutta, Mario Clerici. UV-C irradiation is highly effective in inactivating and inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 replication.

Signify: Signify and Boston University validate effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19.


Ultraviolet Light Surface-Devices


UV-C light kills MORE bacteria and viruses than just cleaning alone


UV-C LED lights contain no mercury content, making it a safe option


CDC Study Confirms Effectiveness of UV-C 


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