Head 2 Head: Uses of UV

1. Dental tools – Allowing for clarity not possible in our visible light spectrum, analysing teeth with UV grants dentists a clearer view to look for defects and blemishes.

2. Sunbed – Sunbeds bombard the skin with UV rays via a series of specialised bulbs to top up tans, but it’s widely known they pose a risk to users’ health.

3. Bug zapper – With most insects attracted to UV light at wavelengths around 360 nanometres, ultraviolet lamps are ideal for luring bugs in to be zapped.