As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, science and innovation have impacted every aspect of our lives – down to the latest emergence of commercial grade ultraviolet light sanitizing devices. How did we get here? What were the advances made in the field of cleaning devices that cumulatively put us where we are? Well, let’s explore!
The most rudimentary of portable cleaning devices is probably the broom, or whatever form of it that has existed in societies over human history. Not what you would have expected, right?
Our next focus is the vacuum cleaner. It was initially developed and marketed as a pneumatic cleaner, which used rotating brushes to generate suction and suck up the dust from the ground. These were hand-operated yet represented the first mechanical cleaning devices, setting the stage for the next iterations, each of them improving upon the last.
By the start of the 20th century, the first vacuum cleaner had been invented based on the same principles as those we use today. Such cleaners had some form of motors or internal combustion engines that drove it and gave it the power to operate.
Initially, these devices were a luxury for individuals, and their more powerful yet immovable variants were used in the cleaning of offices and other industrial spaces. By the end of the Second World War, however, the rapid increase in the standard of living for Americans made vacuum cleaner a staple in every household. Today, numerous versions of it exist, all with varying functionalities and uses, all aimed towards providing a clean and dust-free home environment.
But what about the germs and bacteria that are not visible to the naked eye? Unfortunately, a vacuum cleaner or a broom is not equipped to deal with those harmful organisms that thrive on surfaces, objects, and in the air. This marks the entry for a recent but essential innovation – UV Disinfecting Devices.
The technology itself was first introduced in 2007 to US hospitals, in both wall-mounted and portable forms. The goal was to quickly disinfect hospital surfaces to destroy bacteria, viruses, and other infectious germs to prevent any local outbreaks of contagious diseases. Scientifically proven and field tested to work, this UV sanitizing equipment saw a massive burst in popularity as hospitals nationwide started using them as much as they could.
Once it is proven that these devices and this technology do, in fact, have scientifically backed research to support what they claim to do, the market for them have now expanded into the commercial and consumer spheres. Now you can find a portable UV light powered disinfecting device just about anywhere, including our website.
The Coronavirus Pandemic has only underscored the importance of such technology and why having it at our homes is a necessity. Living in an age where cleanliness, hygiene, and self-protection are paramount, one cannot ignore the utility of these devices which have become an integral part of our lives.