Oct 28, 2016: UV LED lights are known to effectively kill germs and, now, US-based company Rayvio, is developing a digital and potable UV source that helps to sterilise baby bottles and prevent infectious diseases in kids.
The UV LED product, known as Ellie, uses TruViolet technology, which is a semiconductor light source technology. The technology is widely used to disinfect water and hospital instruments and, is also used tocure infected skin.
Ellie helps to eliminate 99.9% of germs on an item in just 60 seconds, without the need to use any harsh chemicals such as mercury. Ellie is a miniature device, which is not bigger than a tube of lipstick. One of the highlights is that it can quickly pass over objects like mobile phones, utensils and shoes.
A study conducted by the Pennsylvania University researchers revealed that UV light used to clean hospital rooms reduced infections among hematology-oncology patients by 25%. Experts believe that Ellie can be used in third world countries, where newborn illness caused by bacteria is extremely difficult to treat once infection enters the body.
Making UV light treatment mobile is something that has received immense attraction in other areas too. Cleanty, which is available on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, is another mobile UVC light source that is able to sterilize objects in a quick manner.