How It Works
UV Light Spectrum
Ultraviolet (UV) is a form of electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm (with a corresponding frequency of approximately 30 PHz) to 400 nm (750 THz).
UV effects on living organisms
Wavelengths between about 200 nm and 300 nm are strongly absorbed by nucleic acids. The absorbed energy can result in defects including pyrimidine dimers.
Wavelengths between about 200 nm and 300 nm are strongly absorbed by nucleic acids. The absorbed energy can result in defects including pyrimidine dimers. These dimers can prevent replication or can prevent the expression of necessary proteins, resulting in the death or inactivation of the organism.
Pyrimidine dimers are molecular lesions formed from thymine or cytosine bases in DNA via photochemical reactions. Ultraviolet light (UV) induces the formation of covalent linkages between consecutive bases along the nucleotide chain in the vicinity of their carbon-carbon double bonds. The dimerization reaction can also occur among pyrimidine bases in dsRNA (double-stranded RNA)—uracil or cytosine. Two common UV products are cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and 6–4 photoproducts. These premutagenic lesions alter the structure and possibly the base-pairing. Up to 50–100 such reactions per second might occur in a skin cell during exposure to sunlight but are usually corrected within seconds by photolyase reactivation or nucleotide excision repair. Uncorrected lesions can inhibit polymerases, cause misreading during transcription or replication, or lead to the arrest of replication. Pyrimidine dimers are the primary cause of melanomas in humans.
This catalog offers models, order information, and customizable kits for an array of scenarios. From buses and trains to elevators and planes, we have the perfect solution for your application. If you have a special need or an unusual request or requirement, contact us. Our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you in picking the correct product(s) or set you up with one of Invictus’ specialists to create the perfect solution for your needs. We have the capability to create custom sterilization equipment and devices specific to your application, and the ability to rapidly design, test, produce the final product, and then very quickly 3rd party (UL, ETL, DLC, etc) verify and certify product safety and performance.
Why wait? Pathogens don’t.
What is UV-C/GUV?
UV-C/GUV (Germicidal Ultra-Violet) is an invisible light wave deep within the UV spectrum between 100-280nm (UV-C). It is a wavelength proven to destroy the DNA/RNA of Microorganisms quickly leaving them sterile, and rapidly killing them. Studies show wavelengths from 254-276nm, with the peak at 262nm has the quickest effect and the widest spectrum of microorganisms eradicating capabilities.
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The future of public and commercial microbe sterilization is here! Invictus Lighting presents Invictus Sterilization Technologies: a sector dedicated to bringing the latest and greatest in Ultraviolet sterilization.
By utilizing UV-C, Invictus can destroy the DNA/RNA of microorganisms, eliminating its reproduction capabilities, if not kill, even the deadliest of viruses and bacteria.
Kills 99.9% of most pathogens, including COVID-19, in 10 seconds on average within 6 inches of the UV source.
We offer a focused range of products able to fulfill a vast range of sanitization applications.