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5 restaurants that are staying in business thanks to UVC Lighting

It’s 2021, but COVID-19 is still very much out there. That means we are still very much in the business of ensuring social distance and safety precautions to contain the virus spread. But despite all these, a few facilities and companies are safely opening up by adopting various forms of sanitization solutions.

Let’s have a quick story!

The virus is not 100% gone, yet a few restaurants began to open safely. So, I decided to have an outing. Ordinarily, I wanted and looked forward to a typical dining experience - just as we used to do before COVID. Fast forward to the D-day, the restaurant decor and ambiance was stunning. As we walked in, they took our temperature at the door, and the staff followed all the necessary safety protocols. For extra caution, they also gave us hand sanitizers at the entrance. There were also smaller sanitizer containers on the tables. There was plenty of room between tables, and other necessary precautions were in place throughout our stay.

However, with all of these, I was still uncomfortable. This is because we were wearing our masks while dining. Families, children, and friend groups laughed and enjoyed themselves, but I felt those safety precautions are not enough for a room filled with many people. This virus is airborne – it could be anywhere in here. I was paranoid the whole evening.

We are now in March, and I have seen many restaurants introducing safety measures above and beyond what we expected. They have leveraged technology to install UV purifying fixtures that keep customers and employees safe at all times. Such restaurants have improved their efficiency while guaranteeing the safety of everyone.

Nowadays, sanitization precautions aren’t enough, so we need to adopt technology like upper air room disinfection, considering how effective the virus can be when it gets into the air.

How does UV lighting sustain continuous disinfection in a crowded room?

Germicidal UV lighting is implemented across the upper room air, where warmer air rises to bring in bio-contamination from respiration and other sources (pathogens). The DNA and RNA of a virus become inactivated when exposed to a germicidal ultraviolet UVC, at a wavelength of 254 nm. And when a pathogen is inactivated, it loses its ability to replicate, contributing to the gradual removal of colonies and a significant reduction in disease transmission.

At a 2 µW/cm2irradiance, a single AIR 1 extends an unrivaled coverage area of up to 750 sq. ft. The region covered by germicidal UV radiation is directly proportional to the degree of pathogen inactivation. According to the most credible health organizations, UV protection standards