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The SaniLite UVC disinfection box provides a simple, safe, and fast method for exposing most objects to high power UVC light. It allows you to safeguard yourself and others from pathogens that may appear on products and mail delivered to your house, groceries that you have purchased, computer laptops and cell phones, and other small electronic devices, and many other household items that need surface disinfection.

UVC light has been used in countless commercial, food processing, and industrial settings where killing viruses, bacteria, and mold is necessary. It is one of the safest and most effective methods for doing so and does not rely on any harmful chemicals. The Sanilite UVC utilizes a 13 Watt, twin-tube, Sterilamp-series germicidal CFL (compact florescent lightbulb) to produce one of the highest levels of UVC illumination on the market for its size.

With its inner dimensions of 24 x 18 x 12.5 inches, the SaniLite UVC is also one of the largest-capacity sterilization boxes available to consumers. It provides ample space for disinfecting sizeable objects - it usually can handle the contents of an entire bag of groceries, a 17 inch laptop, multiple iPads, children’s toys, or any other large, bulky object that is too large for many of the other products available.

It is proudly manufactured in the USA and only uses the highest quality bulbs, ballasts, and electronics to ensure worry free operation for many years. 

 

Specifications

Box Size

18.5 x 24.5 x 14.5 inches

Usable Inner Dimensions

18 x 24 x 12.5 inches

Supply Voltage

Standard North American Household Power

 (120VAC / 60 Hz)

Power Cord

NEMA 5-15 Standard North America - 5 ft. Length 

Lamp Type /  Wattage

Twin-Tube GX23 CFL / 13W

Lamp Lifespan

8000 hours 

UVC Wavelength

200-280nm nominal

What are the instructions for use?

Click here for the user's manual.

What is UV light?

UV (ultraviolet) light has been used as a disinfection agent since the mid-20th century, with beginnings even earlier when sunlight was investigated for bactericidal effects in the mid-19th century. It is used for drinking and wastewater treatment, air disinfection, the treatment of fruit and vegetable juices, as well as a myriad of home devices for sterilizing everything from toothbrushes to tablet computers. UV is used within the healthcare industry to provide disinfection of room surfaces in addition to existing cleaning methods (although SaniLite UVC is not to be used for this application). UV light is also used for disinfection within research facilities due to its ease of use, short dosage times, and broad efficacy.

How does UVC light work?

Ultraviolet light exists within the spectrum of light between 10 and 400 nm (nanometers) and depending on the wavelength, are classified as UVA, UVB or UVC. The germicidal range of UV is within the 100-280nm wavelengths, known as UVC, with the peak wavelength for germicidal activity being 253 nm. This range of UV light is absorbed by the DNA and RNA of microorganisms, which causes changes in the DNA and RNA structure, rendering the microorganisms incapable of replicating. A cell that cannot reproduce is considered dead; since it is unable to multiply to infectious numbers within a host.

What is UV effective against?

Scientists and medical researchers have found UVC light effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Viruses contain RNA or DNA and are thus susceptible to UVC irradiation. Bacteria and fungi both contain DNA and are similarly vulnerable to UVC light. Spores are also susceptible to UVC light.

According to the bulb manufacturer, Philips UVC light is effective against all tested pathogens.  

"UV-C radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water and surfaces that can help mitigate the risk of acquiring an infection and has been used extensively for more than 40 years1. All bacteria and viruses tested to date (many hundreds over the years, including various coronaviruses) respond to UV-C disinfection2. There are no known pathogens resistant to UV-C. A clear indication that UV-C light can play a valuable part in your protection strategy."

 

Will SaniLite UVC Light Box Eliminate All Viruses?

Rozokira Holdings LLC cannot guaranty that its product will destroy all viruses.  However, UVC light is known to successfully disinfect and sterilize objects and surfaces from viral pathogens.  According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, UVC light destroys the genetic material inside viruses and other microbes, thereby disinfecting items that have such pathogens.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has also stated that “UVC light probably destroys the novel coronavirus [Covid-19], but we need to learn more.”  UVC light has been an effective method of destroying related coronaviruses, including the one that causes the disease MERS.

Will UV light harm my food?

No, it will not. It will kill the microorganisms on the surface of exposed objects but it will not penetrate into the food products themselves.

Is UV light harmful?

UV light can be harmful with direct exposure to skin and eyes. Therefore, it is important to only turn on the light when the box is covering your packages and groceries, with the open end flush against a on a nonflammable/fireproof, hard, dry, flat, level, stable surface such as concrete or stone.

Does the light disinfect everything in the box?

The light kills germs in its path.  Therefore, we recommend doing one cycle upright and then flipping the items or turning the items on their side so the underside can be exposed as well for another cycle.

 

  1. EPA Report, “Building Retrofits for Increased Protection Against Airborne Chemical and Biological Releases” Pg. 56 ​
  2. Fluence (UV Dose) Required to Achieve Incremental Log Inactivation of Bacteria, Protozoa, Viruses and Algae Revised, updated and expanded by Adel Haji Malayeri, Madjid Mohseni, Bill Cairns and James R. Bolton. With earlier contributions by Gabriel Chevrefils (2006) and Eric Caron (2006) With peer review by Benoit Barbeau, Harold Wright (1999) and Karl G. Linden

 

Is the SaniLite UVC Light Box the same as a wand? 

There is no comparison.  First, UVC light is harmful to skin and eyes so using a wand is inherently more dangerous to the person using the wand and people nearby due to light scatter, which is why our enclosure, which blocks the light from unintended persons is preferred. Next, we found it takes 2 minutes to get a reasonably high dose with our powerful light. Therefore, the wands don't get a strong enough dose in "20 seconds." There is a lot of room for user error with the wands due to inconsistent usage.  Did you miss a spot or hold the wand long enough? Our box is more geared for a company or person that truly needs a UVC solution.