Uses of UV Lamp and Ultraviolet Light

The ultraviolet light is beneficial. It is used for many purposes in the industrial, commercial, and medical sectors. The ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation, with its wavelength close to that of light and X-rays. With the improvement recorded in LED technology, the UV LED lights are increasingly getting more available in the market. The higher energy UV light has means that it is more useful compared to visible light. Here we’ll outline some of the uses of UVC lamp (หลอด UVC, which is the term in Thai).

Tanning and Skin Treatment

The UV light serves for tanning purposes. It can be used to copy the impact of sunlight on the skin. The UV light is commonly used for indoor tanning. The sun rays may often result in sunburn at times as they are not in uniform; hence people prefer indoor tanning to sun tanning. You may also need to stay under the sun for a prolonged period to get the tan, while the indoor tanning requires only about 20 minutes. Ultraviolet light is also effective in treating smallpox lesions. UV phototherapy is useful in treating psoriasis and vitiligo.

Disinfection and Germ Control

The UV light can kill the microorganisms in the water. Hence it is used as a disinfectant for drinking water. It is chemical-free and can effectively kill bacteria that have a wavelength of 240 -280 nanometers. The UV light stops the bacteria from reproducing. This water treatment method is a lot more useful than boiling water. The UV lamp is also used in killing germs that are present in worktops, utensils, equipment, etc. Commercial businesses use this method of germ control as well to avoid food poisoning and cross-contamination.

Indoor Gardening

UV lights are used in producing of polyphenols, which is a beneficial plant and is known to prevent cancer. It is also helpful in raisin production. The UV light helps in increasing the medicinal uses of cannabis.

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