How Does the Pocket UV-C Sanitizer Work?
The Power of UV-C Light
The Pocket UV-C Sanitizer is precisely engineered to emit UV light at 260-280 nanometers (nm) - a germicidal wavelength within the ultraviolet light type C (UV-C) range. When used as directed (see How to Sanitize with UV-C Light and Safe Usage Guidelines) it is capable of eliminating up to 99.9% of bacteria and germs by destroying the bonds that hold together their DNA and RNA, stopping them from working.
How Do You Know it’s actually working?
Healthful Plus Pocket UV-C is equipped with a unique LCD Disinfection Timer Display to ensure correct time exposure while sanitizing. However, just like bacteria and germs themselves, the effects of ultraviolet light aren’t visible to the human eye.
Scientists can measure UV light electronically with optical sensors, or chemically with UV-C cards that change colors with dose. At Healthful Plus, we’ve conducted in-house bacteria swab tests on used face masks (pictured below) and engaged a third party laboratory to conduct external tests with the Pocket UV-C Sanitizer to validate its effectiveness against common bacteria strains. You can read about the official lab test report below.
Full technical specifications of the Pocket UV-C Sanitizer can be found here.
How to Get Started
If you have just received your Pocket UV-C Sanitizer and are unsure where to begin, you can follow the instructions found here.
We recommend familiarizing yourself with how to safely use your sanitizer by reading the Safe Usage Guidelines.
Once you have learnt the basics of the device and know the safety precautions you can learn how to disinfect your mask and many other personal items by reading our How to Sanitize With UV-C Light series.
Bacteria Lab Test Report
The Pocket UV-C Sanitizer has undergone professional laboratory testing to validate the effectiveness of the UV-C LED against common strains of bacteria. The bacteria strains covered were:
- Escherichia coli (E. coli)
- Staphylococcus aureus
- Candida albicans.
Email our support team for a copy of the report.