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Let's Talk Electromagnetic Spectrum

The words electromagnetic spectrum sound big and super scientific, but the truth is that you know more about this subject than you realize.

The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation and their respective wavelengths and photon energies. While radiation most likely brings to mind many negative thoughts, it is simply energy that travels and spreads out as it goes. This means that the light that shines from the flashlight on your phone to the radio waves that come from your favorite station are all types of electromagnetic radiation. A quick look at the image and descriptions from NASA’s Imagine the Universe website, show us that the waves making up the electromagnetic spectrum are all too familiar to us.

Radio: Your radio captures radio waves emitted by radio stations, bringing your favorite tunes. Radio waves are also emitted by stars and gases in space.

Microwave: Microwave radiation will cook your popcorn in just a few minutes, but is also used by astronomers to learn about the structure of nearby galaxies.

Infrared: Night vision goggles pick up the infrared light emitted by our skin and objects with heat. In space, infrared light helps us map the dust between stars.


Visible: Our eyes detect visible light. Fireflies, light bulbs, and stars all emit visible light.


Ultraviolet: Ultraviolet radiation is emitted by the Sun and is the reason skin tans and burns. "Hot" objects in space emit UV radiation as well.

X-ray: A dentist uses X-rays to image your teeth, and airport security uses them to see through your bag. Hot gases in the Universe also emit X-rays.

Gamma-ray: Doctors use gamma-ray imaging to see inside your body. The biggest gamma-ray generator of all is the Universe.


These various wavelengths are made up of streams of mass-less particles, called photons that travel in wave-like patterns at the speed of light. Each photon carries a certain amount of energy and the different amount of energy a photon carries defines the kind of electromagnetic radiation.


One wavelength, in particular, ultraviolet radiation and UV-C specifically, can be used for the purification of air, water, and surfaces. It is so effective that it has been in use for decades. Its particular wavelength and frequency can destroy the outer protein coatings of viruses. This destruction ultimately leads to the inactivation of a virus because it's no longer able to replicate. And stopping the replication process means slowing the spread of viruses. As you can see when we harness these various wavelengths, they can be used for things that can change the way we live and operate.


And this is where UV Defense and science meet.


UV Defense has the most dependable, next-generation UV purification systems on the market. They are safe, efficient, and kill 99.9% of germs, mold, and viruses that contaminate the environment we live and work in. And while UVC purification technology isn’t new, UV Defense is using UVC LEDs to get the job done. Our solid-state UVC LED technology eliminates the environmental dangers of outdated, fluorescent UVC bulbs – so they last longer with no bulbs to change. Our UVC LEDs have no mercury, gas, or florescent bi-products, so they are safer to be around, transport, and dispose of. Our sophisticated technology has a smaller footprint and requires less energy to create a high-intensity, concentrated UVC light.


UV Defense has products that are engineered to support any HVAC system, easy to use, and fully customizable to meet all of your needs. We are committed to finding solutions that address your immediate needs and solutions that anticipate what’s coming around the corner. Welcome to tomorrow. Today.


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