Off the wall but a serious question?
Hi all, I had an idea? Most of the UHP- Lamp based projectors use mercury based short arc lamps and produce high amounts of UV light that as most of us know eventually break down the blue lcd panels and polarizers. Apparently the UV-C band is what is used to sterilize and break down viruses and bacteria as well. If you have ever seen a lamp fired up operating outside of the projector you know how focused and bright they are. Does anybody know what spectrum the bare lamps produce? From what I understand the light waves that work the best are ,,, == Between 200 to 280 nm,,,,,,,,
The following was copied from a site on the net.
UV light covers a wavelength spectrum from 100 to 380 nm and is subdivided into three regions by wavelength: UVA (320 to 400 nm), UVB (280 to 320 nm), and UVC (200 to 280 nm) (1). Among them, UVC has the strongest germicidal effect and is widely used in the form of mercury lamps to inactivate microorganisms.Dec 22, 2015
If there is anyone in here that can provide any more information/ Please feel free to leave a comment or point me in the right direction- Many Thanks in advance- Bohanna