What is UV Light?

UV light is one of the most common sources of light—here’s what you need to know about it.

Wednesday, Jun 24th, 2020

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UV, or ultraviolet light, is light that has shorter wavelengths than visible light, so it’s invisible to humans.The most common source of UV light is the sun, which is divided into three types of UV light: UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C.

UV-A and UV-B light are the strongest forms of UV light and are the ones that reach the earth, while UV-C light is mostly absorbed by our atmosphere.

What are the benefits of UV light?

One of the most well-known benefits of UV light is that it causes our bodies to produce Vitamin D, which is good for our bones and immune systems. Exposure to UV light can also help improve certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or vitiligo, and boost mood due to the release of endorphins.

Another benefit of UV light is that it can help kill germs. UV-C light specifically, can help destroy bacteria and other microbes. To get the most benefit out of the UV-C bacteria killing properties, you’ll most likely need to purchase a UV light sanitizer.

What are the drawbacks of UV light?

While UV light does have its benefits, it can also be harmful to humans. A well-known negative side effect of too much UV light exposure is sunburn. Too much UV light can damage the DNA in cells, causing an inflammatory response and leading to a red and painful sunburn.

Too many sunburns and too much UV exposure overtime can lead to DNA damage that may result in skin damage, such as early aging and wrinkles, and even skin cancer. That’s why it’s important to wear sunscreen, stay in the shade, and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Do Brilli products contain UV light?

No! Brilli light bulbs and fixtures do not contain any UV light, making them a safe option to light your home with. Brilli products feature a comprehensive blend of high quality visible and non-visible light. The light works with your circadian rhythm and can be tuned to match the time of day.

During the day, Charge Up bulbs contain just the right amount of blue light to help you feel more alert, focused, and energized. During sundown and at night, Wind Down bulbs contain little to no blue light and help your body relax and prepare for sleep.