The UVBrite bottle runs a 90 second UV disinfection cycle to ensure maximum efficacy.
UV-C purification technology works by destroying the DNA and RNA of microbes which renders them completely inactive.
Detailed: UV-C disinfection works by damaging the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and RNA (ribonucleic acid) of microbes. When DNA and RNA absorb UV-C light, damage results from the formation of dimers (covalent bonds between the same nucleic acids). Dimers cause faults in the transcription of information from DNA to RNA, which in turn results in disruption of microorganism replication. A microorganism that cannot replicate cannot infect a host, thus leaving making the water safe to drink.
UVBrite bottles are produced in an EPA registered factory and have been extensively tested extensively to comply with all applicable standards. Our bottles have been tested against the following organisms and found to kill up to 99.99% of microbes:
– Escherichia coli
– Staphylococcus aureus
– Escherichia virus MS2
– Influenza A H3N2
– Human Adenovirus 5
Definitely not! We use UV-C LED technology in all of our products, which is safe, power efficient and can last significantly longer than traditional mercury lamps.
The LEDs that we use in our products have been rated to last at least 10,000 hours. This means that if running a standard 90-second cycle, the LED can last up to 400,000 cycles, or purify 6,250 gallons of water!