Catalina Aquarium

9 Watt UVC Power Compact Sterilizer Bi Pin Bulb



This is a 2 pin bulb that is 7 1/4” long. Ultraviolet light is invisible to the human eye.
Never look at the bulb when lit –  it is harmful to the eye.

Ultraviolet light is invisible to the human eye. It is part of the electromagnetic
spectrum that lies beyond the purple range of the visible spectrum. The ultraviolet
(or UV) spectrum has wavelengths between 100 and 400 nanometers (nm). The UV spectrum
is further divided into wavelength ranges named UVA, UVB, UVC:

UVA: sun tanning, testing, inspection, insect traps, stage effects, blacklight, phototherapy* (315-400nm)
UVB: sun burning, inspection, analysis, testing, phototherapy* (280-360nm)
UVC: germicidal (253.7nm), ozone producing (185nm)
UV-C light is germicidal – i.e., it deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other
pathogens and destroys their ability to multiply and cause disease. Specifically, UV-C
light causes damage to the nucleic acid of microorganisms by forming covalent bonds between
certain adjacent bases in the DNA. The formation of such bonds prevent the DNA from being
unzipped for replication, and the organism is unable to reproduce. In fact, when the organism
tries to replicate, it dies.

Power: 9 watts

Length: 7 1/4 inches

Pins: Bi Pin


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