Does anyone think installing UV lighting sterilization kits in our spaces could be useful to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus? UV sterilization lights are proven to kill viruses, but no one seems to know exactly how effective they are. They also cause skin cancer (so don’t use them while people are in your space). I bought two 25watt UV bulbs (50watt total) and a 15/30/60min timer on eBay and screwed them into my ceiling fixture. I also bought a bulb cage from Home Depot to make sure nothing would break the bulbs since the fluorescent bulbs have mercury and are toxic if they break. (I don’t recommend buying the LED UV lights since some reviews say they don’t actually sterilize as well). I’ll attach some pics of what I made, but it’s also possible to buy a pre-made 38watt lamp on Amazon for like $50-100:
U V Light 38W Germicidal Lamp Ozone Sterilizer Lamp for Room (Remote Control) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086L4MV8H/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_i_WcZuFbJRW4SCY
What does everyone think?
Should we all be trying this stuff?
Or is it a waste of time and money?