What Is UV-C Light?

UV-C, also known as Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI), is the germicidal wavelength released by the sun. Fortunately, almost all UV-C rays are blocked by the atmosphere because they can be harmful with prolonged exposure. Scientists have found ways to reproduce these UV-C rays with germicidal light bulbs and LEDs that target the invisible enemy – that army of micro-organisms, viruses, bacteria, and other germs that can be found in our workspaces and homes.

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UV-C rays kill germs by destroying nucleic acids, which disrupts the DNA. The micro-organism dies shortly after exposure to UV-C light. UV-based sanitization has been used in hospitals, medical labs, and industrial applications for over 100 years. As the technology became more accessible, even consumer-facing businesses like nail salons were able to take advantage of UV-C tools.


For the first time, Tool Klean is bringing the sanitizing power of UV-C rays to portable, compact appliances developed for the pet services industry. Our comprehensive system includes the award-winning UV Light Oven, portable UV Light Stik, sterilizing UV Hot Cup, and industrial-strength UV Tabletop Room Sanitizer. These products work together or on their own to make eradicating the invisible enemy easier than ever. UV technology redefines what it means to be clean.