UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) filtration is the exposure of the airstream to UVC radiation. UVC light waves occur naturally in nature. These light rays from the sun are blocked by our planet’s atmosphere. It can be reproduced with electrical lamps and LEDs. UVC light needs to be treated carefully because exposure to it can damage your skin and eyes. Our UVGI products are thoroughly tested for UVC leakage.
For UVGI filtration to be effective, there must be a sufficient dose of UVC radiation in the UVGI chamber. LakeAir products use high output UVC bulbs a ballasts. The LAFC-HUV delivers a killing dose of over 1000µJ/cm² ( 1000 micro-joules per square centimeter) to any virus that passes through it. This amount of UVGI will ensure that any microbial that may escape HEPA filtration will be disabled before it is returned to the area being filtered.