IES and IUVA Introduce ANSI Standard for UV-C Measurement for Disinfection

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) have partnered to develop American National Standards for the measurement and characterization of UV-C device performance in disinfection.

Through this partnership IES and IUVA aim to cooperatively promote awareness of and improve the application of UV disinfection technology in the healthcare system by establish measuring standard for UV disinfecting products including light sources of UV lamps and UV LEDs.


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Since UVC radiation are known to deactivate pathogens and help to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which is now proven by several researches. In order to further expand UVC disinfection applications, IES and IUVA consider it essential to obtain credible and comparable product performance data before investing in new construction and retrofits.

A series of American National Standards (ANSI standards) are envisioned, beginning with two slated for publication by year’s end. The first standard, Approved Method for Electrical and Ultraviolet Measurement of Discharge Sources, will detail laboratory procedures for the measurement and characterization of low-pressure mercury and other discharge sources. The second, Approved Method for Electrical and Ultraviolet Measurement of Solid-State Sources, will do the same for UV-LED components.

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