The utilization of UVC light for purification purposes has been around since the late 1800s. The technology has seen an exponential growth in popularity over recent years. While special attention has been paid to the ability of UVC light to sanitize air and surfaces, its ability to treat water has been largely overlooked. Capable of more than just disinfecting and purifying drinking water; UVC bulbs powered by the proper UVC ballast are particularly good at ionizing water making them a vital part of detergent free washing machines.
Depending on the volume of the water being treated, the UVC lamps or bulbs can vary widely in power consumption and UV output. The lamp specs are very important to know because you will need the proper UVC ballast to operate the bulbs efficiently. ISL Products has been designing and manufacturing UVC ballast solutions for decades. Our 12VDC UVC ballast has been proven to provide extremely reliable performance for water treatment applications of all sorts.
Most common electronic ballasts for UVC disinfection are mostly powered by an AC input voltage. As devices become portable, battery operated and more universal, the need for a UVC ballast with a DC input voltage has also become a necessity. DC input ballasts are also able to run lower powered lamps more efficiently.