UVBrite bottles represent a revolution in hydration. Combining high-quality insulated bottles with smart features such as a non-slip base to UV-C technology, our goal is to allow our customers to consume pure water at the touch of a button – regardless of their location.
What is UV-C technology?
The germicidal properties of UV light were discovered in 1887. The first application of UV light in drinking water occurred in 1910 at Marseilles, France. Since then, UV light is used in drinking water systems worldwide primarily for disinfection. UV-C purification has been in use since the mid-20th century. Initially, it was primarily used in medical sanitization and lately in municipal water filtration plants. However, with the advent of UV-C LEDs, it is now possible to make this technology compact enough to fit into the lid of a water bottle.
How does UV-C technology work?
Unlike chemical agents such as chlorine or iodine, which destroy cellular structures of microbes, 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.