How Kiwy latest UVC-LED technology helps with sterilising
How effective is UV sterilization? How does it work for bacteria and viruses? As parents, we understand that it can be stressful to find the best product to protect your little ones from harmful germs and microorganisms.
UV light has been used for sterilization and disinfection as early as the mid-20th century. You can find it being used to disinfect everything from water, fruit, air, vegetables, surgical utensils, tablets computers, toys, baby bottles to personal belongings. With more and more UV sterilization products coming on the market, you might be wondering if they are worth buying, so let’s explore that in more detail here!
There are 3 main types of UV rays, UVA, UVB and UVC. When it comes to UV sterilization, not all kinds of UV rays are effective. Only UVC has a high enough energy to effectively kill microorganisms as it has a wavelength of between 200 and 400 nanometers (nm). According to Alex Berezow, a microbiologist and senior editor at Big Think who has written on the topic, “UV light is lethal to bacteria and viruses because of its high frequency that scrambles and damages their nuclear material. When it damages the DNA (or RNA) code of these pathogens, it also triggers lethal mutations that prevent them from reproducing properly.”
UV disinfection is environment friendly, chemical-free, and highly effective, which has allowed the widespread adoption of UV light for certain uses. This technology has been proven to kill microorganisms that one cannot see with naked eyes, offering you peace of mind knowing your little ones will be protected from harmful microorganisms.
- Kiwy UVC-LED Rotating Bar
The Kiwy Cube steriliser consists of the latest technology - the UVC-LED rotating bar. It releases 257-280nm wavelength ultra violet rays while traditional mercury lamps only releases 253 nm wavelengths of ultraviolet rays. Therefore, the sterilisation effect is greatly improved compared with the traditional mercury lamps.
UVC-LED Light bulb
Is UV sterilization effective for viruses and bacteria?
The answer is YES. Studies have shown that UVC at 254 nm is effective against all foodborne pathogens, natural microbiota, molds, and yeasts. Because microorganisms come in different shapes and sizes that affect their UV absorption, the required time for killing each species can vary.
By the thoughtful design of the Kiwy, a 360 degree UVC-LED rotating bar has been incorporated for the ultimate sterilisation to make sure there are no hidden spots. Our Rhomboid wall design for an all angle reflection also helps immensely, ensuring your items are sterilised at every angle.
The lifespan of a traditional mercury light lamp is approximately 1 year (6000hrs), which means it needs replacement every single year for an effective sterilisation and it also consists of toxic waste which is harmful to both humans and the environment.
The Kiwy Cube UVC-LED rotating bar comes with 6 UVC light bulbs, has a longer life span of 10 years (30 000 hrs) and most importantly, it is environmental friendly.
Is UV sterilisation better than Chemical sterilisation?
Yes definitely. Compared to using chemicals, UV provides rapid, effective inactivation of microorganisms in water or any other surface. UV only takes a few seconds to disinfect the microorganisms while chemicals can take some time for disinfection. Besides, chemicals also leave a residue on your items that continue to treat the surface long after sterilisation. These harmful chemicals and the residue are not good for your baby or the items you are sterilising.
There is no doubt that UV sterilisation is better for your family and the environment.
The Kiwy Cube baby steriliser is very convenient to use and no chemicals are needed so you won’t leave any chemical residue behind. It is proven to be able to kill all kinds of microorganisms, including drug resistant bacteria.
Rest assured, the Kiwy Cube has got your family covered.
Designed in Italy. To protect you and your family.
Lots of love,
From the Omababy team