The T8 120 cm UVC Germicidal T8 Tube 36W Disinfection with Presence Detector + PHILIPS Power Supply Unit is a special tube that emits in the ultraviolet wavelength. All of its light output is concentrated in the 253 nanometres, known as the UV-C band. The short-wave UV-C ultraviolet light breaks and disrupts cellular DNA and consequently has a strong germicidal action that kills or inactivates all kinds of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other germs. According to this study in nature magazine: When it is shown in a test report that an ultraviolet lamp kills bacteria, we can consequently state that it also kills viruses because their cell wall is much weaker.
Features of the T8 120 cm UVC Germicidal T8 Tube 36W Disinfection with Presence Detector + PHILIPS Power Supply Unit
This product has been designed to include everything necessary to function as a germicidal tube. The strip incorporates an electronic ballast, to provide the steam tube with the necessary peak voltage to start up. In this way, its installation is very simple, we will only have to feed the strip to the 220VAC mains.
Since these tubes have a strong antibacterial action and disrupt cellular DNA, a presence detector has been included with a special configuration, designed for UVC Germicidal Tubes. The product will only switch on when it detects no presence where it is installed. For example, the strip with tube is installed in a waiting room or changing room. As soon as a person enters the room, the tube will turn off and prevent damage to the person's skin and eyes. When they leave the room, the tube will automatically switch on to kill any bacteria or viruses they may have left behind. It is necessary to leave the tube to act for the necessary time for it to have a germicidal action.
Applications of the T8 120 cm UVC Germicidal T8 Tube 36W Disinfection with Presence Detector + PHILIPS Power Supply Unit
Germicidal tubes are used to disinfect and sterilise laboratory work booths, surfaces in hospitals, sanitary instruments, masks, bacteriological investigations, pharmaceutical processes, air conditioning systems and cold rooms.
Another major field of application is the disinfection of drinking water, waste water, purification of swimming pools, fountains and ponds as it prevents the formation of algae.
This tube lamp can kill germs in a room of about 30 m³ in 60 minutes, and can also be used to disinfect waiting rooms, passageways, public toilets, etc. To avoid exposing people to this type of light, we recommend installation with presence detectors and timers, which you will find in the accessories section.
These luminaires are included in Risk Group 3 and should therefore always be handled and used with UVC ultraviolet protection goggles. Exposure to ultraviolet light causes severe eye and skin damage.
As it is a steam tube, it requires an external starter or electronic ballast which is already included in the product.
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