Why use UV-C technology in air purifiers?

UV-C, which stands for ultraviolet-C, is an electromagnetic radiation that is common in air purifiers for its germicidal properties. Here, we discuss why it’s so popular.

Why use UV-C technology in air purifiers?

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UV-C technology, also known as the UVX shield in Ionmax air purifiers, is a crucial filtration stage in air purifiers to help them release cleaner air into the ambient space by neutralising viruses, bacteria, and mould spores.

In scientific terms, UV-C light specifically refers to the category of ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 to 280 nanometers within the UV spectrum.

Apart from their popularity in air purifiers, UV-C technology is also commonly used in water treatment facilities and surface disinfection devices.

In this blog post, we discuss commonly asked questions about this technology, why it is popular and the potential benefits of using UV-C technology in air purifiers to help keep your living space free from harmful allergens.

Why is UV-C used in air purifiers?

UV-C technology is popular in air purifiers because of its germicidal properties. As a staple feature in Ionmax air purifiers, this air purification stage that is a staple in Ionmax air purifiers attacks bacteria, allergens and viruses that are trapped within the filter and neutralises them before releasing cleaner air back into the ambient air.

How does UV-C complement air purifier filters?

UV-C technology works hand-in-hand with air purifier filters by targeting microscopic pathogens that are trapped within the filter. Although HEPA filters tend to trap 99.97% of microscopic particles, they could linger within the filter for long periods and cause infection when an individual handles the filter when attempting to replace it.

Although UV-C does not physically remove particles, it neutralises harmful pathogens to stop them from infecting individuals.

UV-C replaceable light for Ionmax AIRE+ air purifier

Unlike filters that require maintenance, UV-C lights tend to work continuously and even operate when the air purifier’s filter may be too dirty or clogged to function properly. This is why Ionmax recommends replacing an air purifier’s filter every six months to ensure optimal performance at all times.

Safety and precautions

Due to its high energy radiation, prolonged direct exposure to UV-C lights can have adverse effects on one’s skin, eyes and overall health. It’s crucial to maintain precautions to avoid direct exposure to this radiation to avoid any potential health consequences.

Ionmax manufactures air purifiers with UV-C lights with safety features to prevent direct exposure to the light and ensure that it’s contained within the air purifier.

LEARN MORE: Air Purifier FAQs

All Ionmax air purifiers are equipped with effective UV-C lights that are safe for use and efficient at neutralising allergens to ensure cleaner, safer air for all.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from professionals according to your needs.

Ionmax Australia

Ionmax Australia

Founded in 2003, Ionmax Australia has received numerous awards and accolades for its innovative products and commitment to customer satisfaction. Ionmax dehumidifiers and air purifiers have been recognised for their effectiveness in reducing indoor air pollutants and improving air quality. The company is committed to researching and developing new and improved products that meet the needs and expectations of its customers, making it a trusted name in households across Australia and beyond.

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