Keeping your CPAP machine and all of its equipment and accessories clean can help to ensure optimal sleep therapy effectiveness and your health.
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Will the LUMIN CPAP Cleaner Sanitize my Hose? Do I Need the Lumin Bullet?
If you’re considering buying a Lumin CPAP cleaner, you will have several questions about features and performance. Because CPAP cleaning is so important to keep your machine sterile, it’s only natural that you should explore all your options.
One of the most pressing questions you may be asking is; does the Lumin clean my CPAP hose or do I need the Lumin Bullet CPAP Cleaner as well?
To answer this, we’ll need to take a look at the features of both CPAP cleaners…
How the Lumin CPAP Cleaner Works
The original Lumin CPAP cleaning device is quite unlike most units available on the market. Most cleaning devices use ozonated air to sterilize masks and tubes. Ozone kills pathogens by binding to them and destroying them. It’s an effective cleaning method and is used in medical facilities worldwide.
The problem with ozone is that many variables can come into play. Is your equipment fully sealed, and is your CPAP cleaner doing a good enough job of distributing ozonated air over every surface? Most cleaners of this type are extremely effective, but many CPAP users want a solution that is more reliable no matter the condition of their hoses and masks.
That’s where the Lumin comes into its own. It uses UV light to kill bacteria. Like ozone, ultraviolet light is used in hospitals and other clean facilities around the world. It destroys the DNA of pathogens and kills contaminants with a success rate of up to 97.5%. This method is so effective that it is used outside of medical applications. Some examples include water sterilization, food processing, and industrial cleaning.
Features of the Lumin CPAP Cleaner
The Lumin cleaner approaches UV sterilization on a small scale. With a relatively small tabletop device, you can place your mask and tube inside for a full sterilization treatment that takes only minutes to complete. This form of cleaning is highly convenient, especially when compared to cleaning your equipment with soap and water. Because the cleaning process is automatic, it eliminates variables that can come from handwashing.
Key features of the Lumin include:
- A five-minute automated cleaning cycle.
- No water or chemicals are used in the cleaning process.
- There’s no residue or drying needed.
- There are no replaceable or ‘consumable’ parts. Your CPAP cleaner will last for up to 9,000 hours from a single UV-C bulb. That’s the equivalent of 108,000 five-minute cleaning cycles!
- Uses 265nm wavelength, the deadliest wavelength for bacteria and other pathogens.
- No cleaning or user-servicing of the machine is required.
Functionality is impressive considering the price. There’s also the fact that the Lumin is a great looking CPAP cleaner, which means it won’t look out of place on a counter, bedside table, or occasional table. While looks don’t impact performance, it’s still a bonus to have a unit that will look great in your home.
With all these impressive features, you might assume that the Lumin CPAP cleaner is the only device you will need in your home. However, there is one thing to consider…
Your Hose May Not Be Fully Cleaned Inside the Lumin
The Lumin uses UV light to disinfect surfaces. On larger equipment, such as your CPAP mask, this happens quickly and effectively. Your tube will also be sterilized on the outside and anywhere that the light touches.
However, due to the nature of CPAP tube design, there can be some crevices where bacteria and other pathogens can multiply. The Lumin Bullet CPAP Cleaner is an additional device that can be used to thoroughly disinfect your tube so that you can have complete peace of mind.
The Bullet is battery powered and charged via a USB cable. You connect your hose to it, and it uses magnetic energy to move along the surface, passing the tube along a UV chamber. This deactivates harmful bacteria and pathogens, leaving you with a healthful CPAP system that will treat your Apnea without complications.
So, Do You Need Both the Lumin CPAP Cleaner and the Lumin Bullet?
If you use a standard opaque (non-transparent) hose, then the Lumin Bullet can be used to effectively clean the inside surfaces.
Think of the Bullet as a complement to the larger Lumin cleaner. It will clean your CPAP hose in areas that the larger Lumin can’t. The Bullet is affordable, and it is recommended to use it in conjunction with your Lumin CPAP Cleaner. You can even buy the two in a bundle for a discount.
With the power of UV cleaning, you can enjoy a fresher CPAP mask and tube every day.