Germicidal UV Lamp
Ultraviolet (UV) lamps are not very commonly used in air purifiers, but they do play a role because they can kill micro-organic pollutants in the air. They exterminate the passing micro-organisms under the light, for instance, viruses, bacteria and fungi. UV light radiation is also highly recommended by the Center of Disease Control with regard to the prevention of illness and diseases.
Advantages of a UV lamp:
- UV lamp technology is very effective in destroying micro-organisms including fungi, bacteria and viruses.
- It is also very effective in preventing illness and diseases.
Disadvantages of a UV lamp:
- Not effective when it comes to removing solid particles, including most allergens;
- It cannot capture chemical fumes, gases, or cigarette smoke.
Because of its disadvantages, a germicidal UV lamp is normally used with other air purification technologies such as ionizer technology or ozone technology. On the other hand, as a relatively independent technology, the UV lamp is also commonly used in health treatment and detection and measurement.
Here are some top-rated air cleaning machines that use UV lamp technology.
Top Germicidal UV lamp products
1.FIVE STAR FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier Pro Ionizer Cleaner with UV
As introduced in Air Ionizer — The Five Main Air Purifying Technologies (3), FIVE STAR FS8088 uses both an ionizer and a UV lamp inside. The ionizer parts remove some bacteria and some odors and cigarette smoke, which the UV lamp parts are weak at, and the UV lamp works to destroy the bacteria, viruses, fungi and other micro-organisms. The two features work together to greatly improve the quality of the air that you breathe.
Another good point is that there is no filter to replace after a fixed period of usage, unlike the filtering air purifiers. This air purifier has a price of around $50~$100 on amazon.com, which is very economical, while the rating (based on 736 reviews) is 3.4 out of 5 stars.
2. Surround Air XJ-3800 Large Intelligent Air Purifier
Surround Air Intelli-Pro XJ-3800 is a very different air purifier. It has a working coverage as big as 600 square feet. Not only does it have a UV lamp, it also integrates a HEPA filter, an activated carbon filter, and even an ionizer. With so many kinds of technologies, the range of applications is wide. The XJ-3800 should work very well and be highly useful. Further, it uses a technology called Intelli-Pro to monitor the quality of the air automatically and give you direct feedback. Surround Air Intelli-Pro XJ-3800 has a three-year warranty. It also has a 30-day risk-free guarantee, with a 100% refund.
With 542 amazon reviews now, its average rating is 4.3 out of 5.
The best air purifier doesn’t simply rely on one method because none of them are totally effective. Choose a suitable air purifier by considering the advantages and disadvantages of the five main technologies and your own particular needs. Once you do so, you will find a device that works comprehensively to filter your air exactly the way you want it.