The Three Types of UV Rays
UV light has three wavelength categories: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. UV-C light is a short-wavelength, ultraviolet light that breaks apart germ DNA, leaving it unable to function or reproduce. In other words, UV-C light is germicidal (UV-A and UV-B light are not). UV-C can even neutralize “superbugs” that have developed a resistance to antibiotics.
UV-C that causes this germicidal effect is rare on Earth as our atmosphere blocks it. This light is harmful to our eyes, hence why it must be done within PhoneSoap’s controlled environment. You will never see the UV light that is killing all those germs, but an external blue indicator on the device will let you know when your device is being sanitized. With powerful UV-C light inside, PhoneSoap has a deadly effect on microorganisms such as pathogens, viruses, bacteria, and others.