If you didn’t know by now, PhoneSoap uses Ultraviolet lights (UV-C) to clean and sanitise your phone! This is the same exact technology that is used in hospitals to sanitise tools. So you can rest easy knowing that PhoneSoap is safe and sterile. But how do UV-C lights work?
UV-C light is effective in destroying nucleic acids and breaking apart germ DNA. With their DNA broken, they can’t function or reproduce and the organism dies.
UV-C that causes this germicidal effect is rare on Earth as our atmosphere blocks it. This light is harmful to our eyes, hence why it must be done within PhoneSoap’s controlled environment. You will never see the UV light that is killing all those germs, but an external blue indicator on PhoneSoap Charger will let you know when your device is being sanitised. With powerful UV-C light inside, PhoneSoap has a deadly effect on micro-organisms such as pathogens, viruses, bacteria, and others.
There are three UV light wavelength categories: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. The UV-C wavelength is the germicidal wavelength. UV-C utilises short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (shorter than UV-B and UV-A which are NOT germicidal) that is harmful to microorganisms. Let’s find out how!