Recent researchers from Tel Aviv University have proven that SARS-CoV-2 can be destroyed efficiently and quickly using ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies. According to Prof. Hadas Mamane, head of the Environmental Engineering Program at Tel Aviv University's School of Mechanical Engineering, who led the study with Prof. Yoram Gerchman and Dr. Michal Mandelboim, they discovered that it is quite simple to kill the coronavirus using UVC LED lights.
Prof. Hadas Mamane added that UV LEDs have an advantage because they can be turned on and off instantly.Mamane is confident that this technology is the future, adding that she expects that by 2025, it will be cost-effective enough to become mainstream.“UV LEDs have a huge future,” she said. “Of course, as always, when it comes to ultraviolet radiation, it is important to make it clear to people that it is dangerous to try to use this method to disinfect surfaces inside homes. You need to know how to design these systems and how to work with them so that you are not directly exposed to the light.”