UVC Disinfection | Frequently Asked Questions

How can you prove that the areosols are sufficiently disinfected by the B Air V2 systems?
We can prove this with a certified lab test and a scientifically validated report by a microbiologist.

They say that UVC radiation is very harmful to humans and animals and causes irreparable eye damage. Is this correct?
Humans and animals should never be exposed to direct UVC radiation. Luxibel designed an installation and user protocol for the B Direct, B Square and B Hybrid appliances, which are equipped with a triple safety system with motion detector, audible and visual alarm. An installation and maintenance protocol applies to the closed B Air V2 and B Cannon. Since these systems are completely sealed, there is no risk of radiation during use and they may operate 24/7 in the direct presence of humans and animals.

Where are these UVC systems already applied?
The Luxibel UVC systems are distributed and applied worldwide. A reference list of this is maintained and kept up-to-date. This list can be requested from your Luxibel contact person.

Can all surfaces be irradiated with the UVC products?
In the direct devices (B Direct, B Direct II, B Square and B Hybrid) the visible surfaces in front of the lamps are disinfected. So not the undersides of furniture or materials. With the closed systems (B Air V2 & B Cannon) the areosols are disinfected from 72% to 99% after 2 to 24 hours.

Can I install these products myself?
The installation of direct appliances (B Direct, B Direct II, B Square and B Hybrid) must be done by certified installers. The closed systems (B Air V2 & B Cannon) can simply be installed by yourself. Although there is no health risk in installing indirect UVC systems, Luxibel does recommend to use the services of a qualified installer to ensure a correct dimensioning and positioning of your air disinfection system. 

Do the Luxibel UVC systems only help against COVID-19?
No, certainly not. Our UVC disinfection systems provide protection against all viruses, including, for example, flu viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc.… actually against all pathogenic micro-organisms.

Are chemicals released during the UVC process?
No, no chemicals are released. UVC disinfection is a purely physical process and no chemicals are added such as osmosis. It is therefore also an environmentally friendly process. Luxibel UVC devices all use ozon-free tubes. 

What are the investment costs and operating costs?
These are quite low and are proportional to the place of disinfection. An annual replacement of the lamps is also a negligible cost during use. There may be cheaper alternatives on the market, especially from China, which cannot provide the necessary certificates and white papers and may also work less effectively. Luxibel also recommends to replace the dust filters in the air disinfection units on an annual basis. This to ensure an optimal performance of the UVC tubes. An annual SAV contract can be offered if desired. Contact your Luxibel contact person for more information.

Is there a danger of overdose?
No, not at all, neither on surfaces nor in the air.

Does the ambient temperature play a role in the UVC disinfection process?
No, the ambient temperature has no impact on the disinfection process.

Isn't it better to do UVC disinfection with LED lamps than with tube lamps?
Strictly speaking, quality LED chips can give good results in UVC disinfection. Although in the current state of technology, LED lamps are currently not yet powerful enough to give results at a reasonable distance and are also very expensive. It will therefore take a few years before UVC disinfection with LED technology will be affordable and efficient. Until that stage fluorescent tubes give the best performance, especially for high power applications. 

Is it enough to only work with UVC disinfection to guarantee safety?
No, in addition to UVC disinfection systems, all other necessary hygienic measures must of course also be taken and strictly observed. UVC is an extra layer of safety and comfort, on top of the existing sanitary measures.