There are many types of lamps that artificially produce UV. There are UltraViolet lamps for tanning, for counterfeit money detection, plant growth, U V lamps for mineral displays, lamps that produce Ozone, germicidal UV lamps and many more. A lot of times people refer to UV lamps as UV bulbs as in regular light bulb. Even though bulb is not the correct term, replacement bulb, UV bulb or bulbs are widely accepted in the industry as a reference to UV lamps.
Ultraviolet light can be subdivided in a number of ways. UVA, UVC and there is UVB or medium wave lamps. All of these types of UV radiation are classified by wavelength. UVB rays range between 315nm-280nm. According to the World Health Organization brief exposure (5-15 minutes) of UVB is beneficial in helping the body produce Vitamin D in the skin. UV radiation has also been used successfully to treat such diseases as psoriasis, eczema and jaundice.
Stay tuned for other known health related effects of UVA, UVB, and UVC radiation.