Bactericidal lamp this is an electric mercury gas discharge lamp of low pressure with a bulb of uviol glass or other material that provides a predetermined transmission spectrum of ultraviolet radiation. Ultraviolet radiation has disinfecting properties, which gave the name to the lamp.
In bactericidal lamps, the ultraviolet spectrum is selected to minimize the formation of ozone and harmful effects on the skin and eyes by cutting out of the radiation spectrum of the hard ultraviolet lamp. Try to leave only the spectral line of soft ultraviolet with a wavelength of 253.7 nm. Such lamps are also called "ozone-free" due to the minimization of ozone formation. This bactericidal lamps differ from quartz lamps, in which the quartz bulb does not delay the hard ultraviolet. After quartz germicidal lamp ventilate the room is not necessary, in contrast to the quartz lamp.
Bactericidal lamps are used for decontamination of air and surfaces indoors, disinfection of drinking water, sterilization of objects and medical instruments. Neutralize the bulk of microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, mold, fungi, yeast, spores, etc.
When working with bactericidal lamps, be aware of the dangers of ultraviolet radiation to vision and skin.