Lumin UVC Sterilizer FAQs

How do I use the Lumin cleaning system?

The Lumin works with the touch of a single button. First, use a wipe on the inside of your mask and cushion to remove any small residue, then place it in the drawer face up. To clean your humidifier water chamber, remove it from your CPAP machine and place it in the drawer face up. Hoses can also be coiled into the drawer. When the item to be cleaned is in place, close the drawer and press the button; in just 5 minutes the cycle will complete and your accessories are ready for use.

How often do I need to clean my CPAP accessories?

Maintaining a proper cleaning schedule is important. The makers of Lumin recommend that you clean your accessories at least two times a week in an easy 5-minute cleaning cycle. You should always follow your CPAP manufacturer’s recommendations for ongoing care to maximize the life of your machine, mask and accessories.

How does Lumin work?

It works by emitting a high energy, narrow spectrum light known as UV. The Lumin uses a low pressure mercury arc lamp to produce high amounts of UV energy (90% of the energy is at about 254nm) which destroys 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, mold and fungus.

Is Lumin compatible with my CPAP accessories?

Yes. The Lumin will clean any item that can fit in its drawer, and it’s designed to handle most sleep masks, hoses and water chambers.

Will I need to keep reordering supplies?

No. The Lumin requires no replacement supplies. Even the UV bulb it comes with should easily outlast the device (though if somehow it gets damaged, replacement bulbs are available).

Can I use Lumin to clean things other than CPAP accessories?

Absolutely! The UV light destroys viruses, bacteria, mold and fungus but is harmless for any objects that can fit in its drawer, such as cell phones, pacifiers, hearing aids, nebulizers, keys – or whatever other small item you would like to clean.

Does Lumin neutralize N95 or other cloth masks?

The FDA has emergency approved the Lumin for neutralizing COVID-19 on N95 masks – read our blog for more details.

Similar results are found on any material; see this third-party STUDY showing a 99.94% reduction of human coronavirus on a respirator mask using the Lumin.

Does Lumin cause an odour?

UV light is odourless, and most Lumin users experience no odour at all. If there is one, it’s likely from household dust: dust is made up mostly of dead skin cells, and when exposed to high energy UV light it releases a sulfide molecule creating a smell like burnt hair. If this happens, wash the drawer with liquid dish soap and dry with a paper towel, then run an empty cycle and let the device sit overnight. This should eliminate the odour.

Can Lumin harm the things I clean in it?

Not at all. Long exposure to UV can weaken plastics and silicone, but the Lumin completes its cleaning in just 5 minutes. A year’s-worth of daily use adds up to a total of 30 hours of exposure; Lumin’s tests show no damage to plastics or silicone in over 150 hours (the equivalent of 5 years of daily use).

Does Lumin come with a warranty?

Yes, Lumin is backed by a one year warranty.