Here at Violet Defense, we are passionate about protecting our world from germs. As part of this journey, our blog helps us all to become more “germ aware” about the risks that germs pose to our health and wellness in everyday places, but more importantly how UV light has the power to help us fight this war against harmful bacteria and viruses.



Guide to Understanding UV Light & How It's Redefining Clean

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antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Many of us don’t like to think about the germs that surround us every day, but unfortunately with continually evolving and newly identified germs, along with growing concerns over antibiotic resistance to known germs, we have to take new steps to help protect ourselves.  In the United States alone, there are over 2 million people a year that become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics.  The CDC has labeled 18 bacteria as drug-resistant threats at this point.  Utilizing germicidal light as the next layer of defense is a trend that has gained new momentum in recent years as a new solution, even though it's been around for years.  In fact - it’s been over 140 years since Downes & Blunt discovered the antibacterial effects of sunlight.

ultraviolet light for disinfection

In spite of the extensive history and research that has gone into understanding germ-killing power of light and Ultraviolet (UV) light in particular, many of us do not know about or fully understand the capabilities of UV light.  A key aspect of UV light as a germ-killing technology is that microbes are unable to build immunity to it because it targets bacteria and viruses at the DNA and RNA levels.  And while many of the traditional UV systems utilize UV-C light only, Violet Defense has developed a very compact and cost-effective unit which delivers pulsed Xenon light that includes UV-A, UV-B, UV-C, and violet-blue light to maximize the germicidal effects. Download the Violet Defense Guide to Understanding UV Light to learn more about how UV is revolutionizing the way we clean and why UV might be the right solution for you.  

The Violet Defense UV solutions are specifically engineered to add a layer of protection to every day spaces where we encounter these harmful germs.  Even better – our installed options allow the units to run autonomously – giving you the protection you need without requiring your time or labor.  Not only is this a cost-effective solution, but a highly effective one - killing up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including E. coli, Salmonella, MRSA, and norovirus.

For more information, contact Violet Defense today to discuss how our cutting-edge technology can help protect your world every day.

Jessica JonesUV, UV light, Disinfection