Upper-Room UV-C Fixtures from UV Resources Meet Zero Ozone Standard

Press Release - July 13, 2021

Upper-Room UV-C Fixtures from UV Resources Meet Zero Ozone Standard

Independent testing has verified that UV Resources GLO™ Upper-Room fixture series (Pictured) meets UL 2998 ozone emission concentration limits of less than 0.005 ppm.

GLO™ UPPER AIR UV FIXTURES
The powerful GLO Series of Upper-Room Germicidal Fixtures provide the industry’s greatest amount of UV C energy to inactivate airborne viruses and bacteria, making them the best choice for airborne infection mitigation.

“UV C lamps operating at the 253.7 nm wavelength do not produce ozone, and that’s been true since the 1930s,” explains Jones. “However, we wanted to make this obvious fact explicit by having our most popular upper-room disinfection system independently tested by Intertek. UV Resources’ customers know our products are free of ozone.”

The new validation can help facility managers, building engineers and HVAC contractors identify products that improve indoor air quality (IAQ) without producing hazardous secondary chemicals or byproducts such as ozone.

Specifiers can reference Intertek report number 104351693CRT 001e, or view the online verification at bit.ly/UV-Resources-No-Ozone

WHY ZERO-OZONE EMISSIONS?
Ozone (O3) is a toxic gas that can cause respiratory tract irritation, asthma, and even permanent lung damage.

Also known as Vacuum Ultraviolet (UV V), the ozone molecule contains three (3) oxygen atoms – and as such, it has a destabilizing effect on oxygen (O2) in the air, leading to its danger to humans. Ozone can be created by disrupting the O2 molecule and splitting it into two oxygen atoms, which then attempt to attach to other oxygen molecules.

Ironically, germicidal UV light in the 240-315 nm wavelength range will break this third oxygen atom attachment and convert it back to oxygen. UV Resources, and most reputable UV-C fixture manufacturers, use lamps that operate at the 253.7 nm wavelength, an electromagnetic level that will destroy ozone.

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The same UV-C lamps are used in all of UV Resources' germicidal systems and none create ozone, according to the company.

ANNOUNCEMENT SUMMARY
Independent testing has verified that the UV Resources GLO™ family of Upper Room UV fixtures meet UL 2998 ozone concentration limits of less than 0.005 ppm. In addition, the GLO™ series generates up to 350 percent more ultraviolet fluence versus conventional designs, making it one of the most effective germicidal HVAC solutions available today. With the UL 2998 validation, facility managers and HVAC contractors can improve indoor air quality without hazardous secondary chemicals or byproducts such as ozone. For more information, call 877.884.4822; or visit UVResources.com.

ABOUT UV RESOURCES:

UV Resources helps facility managers disinfect moving airstreams, interrupt the transmission of airborne infectious diseases, and kill microbial contaminants that impede HVAC efficiency. The founders of UV Resources pioneered the application of UV-C energy in HVAC equipment nearly 25 years ago. Today, the company operates a comprehensive manufacturing and distribution network to supply market-leading UV-C solutions around the world. For more information, call 877.884.4822; or visit UVResources.com.

For editorial assistance, contact Joel Williams at 708.227.1095 or e-mail: joel.williams@UVResources.com.

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Hi-Res Photography to accompany this announcement is available for download at: bit.ly/GLO-No-Ozone

Independent testing has verified that UV Resources GLO™ Upper-Room fixture series (Pictured) meets UL 2998 ozone emission concentration limits of less than 0.005 ppm.

The same UV-C lamps are used in all of UV Resources’ germicidal systems and none create ozone, according to the company.

For full details and information about this certification, please download the “GLO UL2998 Certificate Number 104351693GRR-001e” PDF document.