QUESTIONS AND EXPLANATIONS:
How does it work?
UV light is highly effective in killing viruses and bacteria.
BUT it should only be used to disinfect objects and surfaces.
Under no circumstances should it be used on people, pets or any living organism.
The very short-wave range of UV light with a wavelength of 280-100 nm is known as “UV-C” and is highly effective in sterilizing surfaces.
Long wave UV light is called UV-A, short wave – UV-B, very short wave – UV-C.
It has been scientifically proven that the very short-wave UV-C light can disinfect surfaces within seconds.
It kills bacteria and virus particles efficiently.
However at the same time, UV-C light is harmful to health and eyes.
Therefore you should take careful measures to ensure you never expose yourself to direct UV light:
Only objects and surfaces should be treated with UV light!
Why does the SteriLight switch off when turned over?
Since UV light is harmful and can damage eyesight and irritate the skin, the light must always be directed downwards. As an additional safety measure the SteriLight switches off when it is turned upwards.
For this purpose, a gravity sensor is installed in the SteriLight, which ensures that the device switches off automatically when it is turned upwards. The device switches on automatically again when it is returned to a downwards facing position.
Usually UV light is invisible. Why is the light visible on SteriLight?
UV light has a shorter wavelength than the light visible to us, so we usually cannot see it.
But this also means that we cannot see if the UV light is already glowing and may be harmful to our eyes.
For safety reasons, additional LED lamps have been built into SteriLight to ensure the operation of the device is visible to the human eye.
As a result the user can always see whether the SteriLight UV light is active or not.