UV sterilization was discovered in 1879 and sanitizing with UV-C light has been a normal practice since the mid-20th Century! In fact, the 1903 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded to Niels Finsen for using UV light to fight tuberculosis. Today, hospitals and laboratories use UV light to keep their facilities sterile. In fact, the US government now specifies that germicidal UV be used in all government buildings.

UV-C light has a deadly effect on 99.9% of microorganisms such as pathogens, viruses, bacteria, and mold. It's effective at killing E. coli and a range of other airborne viruses and waterborne parasites. Our lamp has a range of about 12-15 feet, in a 360° degree radius around it, making it most effective in areas about 150 sq. ft. in size.