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What is UVC?

Ultraviolet light is electromagnetic radiation of wavelengths just below the spectrum of visible light (400–780 nm). It is subdivided into three groups: UV-A with a wavelength of 315–400 nm, UV-B with 280–315 nm, and UV-C with 100–280 nm. The smaller the wavelength the more energetic the radiation. Next to its visible spectrum the sun also emits UV light. However, in contrast to the UV-A and -B rays the UV-C fraction is virtually completely absorbed by the atmosphere. This is why microorganisms did not have the opportunity to develop proper mechanisms of resistance against UV-C. Therefore, the part of UV radiation most effective in destroying these organisms is UV-C with a peak of inactivation at 254 nm for bacteria.

How does UVC sanitize?

The damage to microorganisms caused by UV radiation occurs directly on DNA. UV irradiation of the DNA molecule causes thymine bases to form dimers. Thus, the enzymes responsible for unwinding and copying the DNA during replication are not able to function anymore. This renders the microorganism unable to reproduce and cause an infection. Most natural UV light is generated by the sun with about ten percent of sunlight being UV and only about three to four percent penetrating the atmosphere to reach the ground. Of the UV radiation that reaches the earth, 95 percent is UVA and five percent is UVB. No measurable UVC from the sun reaches the earth’s surface. Because of the spectral sensitivity of DNA, therefore microorganisms did not have the opportunity to develop proper mechanisms of resistance against UV-C. Therefore, the part of UV radiation most effective in destroying these organisms is UV-C with a peak of inactivation at 254 nm for bacteria. Only the UVC region demonstrates significant germicidal properties.

How long does it take to sanitize?

Germicidal UV radiation is already used in hospitals to disinfect contaminated rooms and surfaces. UV systems are also used to disinfect drinking water in Los Angeles, and New York. The first full-scale UV disinfection system for water treatment was used in Marseilles, France in 1910. There is also a robust consumer market- such as disinfectants for sleep apnea machines, baby bottles, aquariums, air purification, and cell phones. Please note that these devices have not been approved by the FDA so far, including WandIt™.

Throughout the next few decades, UV-C was applied in schools and hospitals across the country, proving its ability to inactivate microorganisms and bacteria. Compared to germicidal fixtures used in these studies, newer fixtures are available today that provide greater UV-C output and coverage, are less costly, use less power, and are less expensive.

Will this device kill Coronavirus?

The WandIt™ has not been tested specifically on these pathogens, so we do not guarantee eradication of these pathogens when you use our device.

Intertek Laboratory Testing Results:

The WandIt™ was tested in a laboratory-controlled environment resulting in bacteria & fungi kill rate at 99.9% for the following:

  • - (Salmonella Typhi) Salmonella
  • - (Escherichia Coli) E. coli
  • - (Aspergillus Niger) Fungus, mold
  • - (Staphylococcus Aureus) Staph
  • - MRSA

How do I know if it works?

The WandIt™ is tested and proven to emit a germicidal wavelength of 270-280nm. We are FDA & EPA registered with CE, FCC, RoHS certificates.

Please keep in mind with The WandIt™ or any other UVC device, you will never actually see the UV light that is killing germs. The purple indicator light you see is just the indication that UVC is being emitted. UV-C light can be harmful to eyes or skin. The WandIt™ features a smart auto gravity shut-off sensor so if the device is overturned while in use, the light will not be exposed to eyes or skin.

How do I use The Wand-It™?

Click here to access The WandIt™ User Manual.

What is included in my purchase?

  • - 1 x WandIt™
  • - 1 x Safety Glasses
  • - 1 x USB Cord, AC/DC Adapter
  • - 2 x Microfiber Drawstring Bags

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