While work on the first issue of 2023 is well underway, we paused to see which UV Solutions articles from 2022 caught the eyes of our readers. The following stories were the top reads from 2022 for visitors to the website.

1. 2022 State of the Industry: UV-C LEDs and Their Applications

The performance of UV-C LED sources and their potential has been discussed for more than 15 years. However, due to the rate of advancement of the technology, the information can become outdated.

2. Fresh Air: UV Devices in a Post-COVID-19 World

Businesses, doctor’s offices and school systems take part in the latest issue of UV Solutions’ Operator’s Corner by weighing in on the pros and cons they’ve experienced in installing UV disinfection devices to treat the air or surfaces in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

3. Geometrical Limits for UV-C Inactivation of Pathogens

The authors of this article take an analytical look at the inactivation of pathogens through the irradiation of ultraviolet light, using geometrical optics principles and illumination engineering computational packages.

4. Technology Highlight: Deep Light Photonics Introduces High-Efficiency, Hg-Free UV-C Light Source

Deep Light Photonics, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and founded by CEO Michael D. Tiberi, has developed and begun manufacture of a novel, high-power polychromatic, pulsed light source that is mercury-free.

5. Focus on Healthcare/UV Disinfection: Science Says UV Fights COVID-19 and Helps Save Lives. Why Are We Waiting?

COVID-19 is worldwide, mutating and becoming more infectious with each new variant, such as Omicron (Variant BA.1) and its “sister” (Variant BA.2), spreading several times faster than the original or the Delta strains. As highlighted in a recent World Health Organization (WHO) webinar, COVID-19 is spread from anyone who’s contagious to healthy people just by being in the same room.