The electromagnetic radiation of UV light works with wavelengths that are shorter than visible light to disrupt bacteria, viruses and other micro organisms.
The UV lamps designed to kill germs in portable air purifiers typically consist of low pressure mercury vapor lamps with a UV radiation wavelength of 263.7 nanometers. At this wavelength, biological contaminants cannot survive prolonged exposure to UV light. At the right exposure, the ultraviolet rays penetrate a cell’s outer structure and alter its DNA, causing cell death. The air must be moving past the lamp so that the UV can work. Sometimes, multiple passes of air may be required.
It is compatible with AllerAir® models AirMed 1 Compact, Airmed 1 Supreme, Airmed 3, Airmed 3 Supreme.
Recommend replacement of UV Lamp 5 W every 12 months.
UV lamps not available for sale to residents of California.
The AllerAir® UV Replacement Lamp 5W neutralizes airborne germs, larger viruses and mold spores.