The Technology Newsletter is written by ALA Director of Engineering and Technology Terry McGowan, FIES, LC, to update members on the latest technology issues and ideas.
The use of germicidal lighting as a potential way to combat germs and viruses, including COVID-19, is receiving a lot of interest and publicity lately. Germicidal ultraviolet "light" or GUV refers to the technology of germicidal lighting, which utilizes ultraviolet-emitting sources. While GUV is a technology with great opportunity, it is more complicated than simply turning on a UV light.
Suddenly there is a growing interest in germicidal lighting. A quick look online or at manufacturers’ literature and websites shows a proliferation of germicidal lighting equipment from permanently installed luminaires to portables, including light wands and screw-in germicidal bulbs, all designed to decontaminate objects, materials or surfaces.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020/Categories: Technology, Engineering & Technology, Ultraviolet Light & Covid 19
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