When you look at our company and wonder why our CleanLight UV-C gear is so popular and reliable worldwide, you start with the CleanLight founder, Arne Aiking. He has decades of experience in forestry and other agriculture-related industries, and his idea for using ultraviolet light as a sanitizer and sterilizer in agriculture, food production, public spaces and health facilities came in a most interesting way.

What happened is that Arne was working as a  forest scientist in Chile many years ago when he noticed a small army of female forestry workers diligently shuttling small trees from their nighttime home in a greenhouse out into the sunlight every morning. When Arne asked the women and their employer why they did this, they told him sunlight is a natural disinfectant that kills all the pathogens that build up on the plants overnight.

Arne responded by saying, “Your young trees are getting sunlight inside the greenhouse so why do you need to move them out into the open?” The forestry workers explained that most greenhouse materials block the ultraviolet-C (UV-C) radiation that kills pathogens on plants and other surfaces. Arne started researching UV-C and discovered to his delight that it is indeed a very powerful disinfectant and anti-pathogen.

Inspired by the idea of using UV-C to stop devilish pathogens that cost farmers and others hundreds of millions of dollars every year and could threaten our food supply, Arne spent years working with agriculturalists, agronomists, plant scientists, engineers and other experts to create the world’s best UV-C gear for fighting pathogens.

In 2006, Arne founded CleanLight in The Netherlands and began production of the most innovative, easy to use, safe and cost-effective crop protection technology ever seen. Today, our company is renowned worldwide, and we have to keep expanding to keep up with demand for our products!

CleanLight gear is exceptionally popular for many reasons. One reason is it’s built with the highest levels of design, engineering, components, quality control, and manufacturing standards. With thousands of satisfied CleanLight gear users in at least 26 countries, our products are used indoors and outdoors in all kinds of agricultural endeavors. They’re reliable, rugged, and effective.

Our gear protects field crops, greenhouse plants, flower bulb crops, harvested fruit, nuts and vegetables, legal cannabis, crop environments, equipment, and other infrastructure by killing harmful molds, mildews, virus and bacteria. Not only that, our gear sterilizes water and air, removing harmful pathogens constantly, quickly and easily.

Our customers discover that CleanLight UV-C liberates them from overreliance on harmful fungicides, mildewcides and other materials, saves time and money, makes their products safer and more compliant with organic and other safety and agricultural protocols, and allows them to grow crops they couldn’t have easily grown before.

Another reason you’ll love CleanLight is we’re dedicated to product excellence and your satisfaction. Our team has traveled worldwide to work onsite with producers to design customized equipment for their needs. Our technical support and engineering people are superbly creative and innovative in creating gear that works best for you. Not only that, we give you the most practical counsel on how to use our gear for maximum benefits; this includes videos and other customized instructions.

You’ll be glad to know that integrity, a passion for making the best gear, and innovative, proprietary scientific research and engineering are at the core of our company ethos. We understand and care deeply about challenges faced by farmers, medicinal plant growers, greenhouse workers, flower bulb producers, fruit and nut producers, and others in the valuable agricultural and food industries.

We’ve heard the stories of heartbreak when growers see powdery mildew, fusarium, leaf septoria, gray mold (botrytis cinerea) and other pathogens destroy crops overnight. We know how growers struggle with use of anti-pathogenic chemicals and costly environmental controls in often-vain attempts to safely and easily block pathogenic outbreaks before they start.

Worse yet, traditional interventions used to fight harmful molds, mildews, pathogens and viruses create risk, cost a lot of money, time and effort, endanger workers and consumers. The good news is: CleanLight UV-C has been scientifically proven to reduce and even eliminate these pathogens safely, quickly and easily.

One of the most important facets of our company is that we’re always innovating, always upgrading, always responding to the world’s needs. For example, as soon as the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic became apparent, we put our scientists to work researching that novel virus to see if UV-C could help stop its spread. It can.

Within days of the pandemic crisis beginning, we’re already shipping our handheld UV-C products, UV-C tunnels and other anti-viral UV-C devices to hospitals, doctor’s offices, airports and other facilities. When used as directed, CleanLight UV-C kills Coronavirus on all surfaces and equipment (but don’t use it on your skin).

Let’s also note that using CleanLight UV-C is a way to beat Darwinian natural selection and the relentless adaptivity pathogens have shown as they quickly evolve to become immune to chemicals used against them. In the same way overuse of antibiotics creates super-microbes impervious to antibiotics, overreliance on fungicides, mildewcides and similar chemicals is creating mutant, nearly-immortal crop killing pathogens. When used as directed, our UV-C light treatments stop those pathogens without giving them the opportunity to develop immunity to UV-C’s killing power.

Now you see the obvious fact that CleanLight is the leader in UV-C technology because our gear is designed and works better, our products are reliable, safe and easy to use, we’re pioneers and innovators, we’re science-based, and most of all…we’re 100% dedicated to solving your pathogen problems so you have better outcomes, fewer hassles, and more profits.

Get in touch with us today and see how CleanLight works for you. Helping you achieve your goals is what we love to do most.


Looking at the above illustration you can see that violet light is the lowest visible light on the spectrum. It is around 400 nanometers. Further to the left we see UV light. Ultraviolet light gets its name from the fact that it is just beyond violet. Ultraviolet Light is between the visible spectrum and x-ray spectrums.

Ultraviolet light occurs naturally in sunlight although much of it is blocked by the Ozone. The wavelength of ultraviolet light is between 100 and 400 nanometers. Just like the visible spectrum is broken up into different colors of light, so to is Ultraviolet light which is broken up into UVC, UVB and UVA light.

UVC light is between 100 and 280 nanometers.
UVB light is between 280 and 315 nanometers.
UVA light is between 315 and 400 nanometers.

Ultraviolet light occurs naturally in sunlight although much of it is blocked by the Ozone. The wavelength of ultraviolet light is between 100 and 400 nanometers. Just like the visible spectrum is broken up into different colors of light, so to is Ultraviolet light which is broken up into UVC, UVB and UVA light.
The positive germicidal properties of UV light have been known since the 1930s. Since then it has been used to sterilize workspaces, purify air and disinfect drinking water. CleanLight light is able to penetrate the outer membrane of microbes stopping them from reproducing.
The specific wavelength that combats fungus, bacteria and viruses on plants is combined with the parabolic reflector so it can be used in the horticulture. The large dose of UV used in air and water disinfection would be damaging to plants. The CleanLight Home & Garden uses a lower dose of UV than is used when disinfecting air or water. The Cleanlight method uses this low dose of UV light with frequent treatments giving the best results.

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