Best Sellers Rank: See Top 100 in Health & Household. ASIN: B08DP5RFSR. Manufacturer: DOCTOR’S CHOICE UV STERILIZER. Product Dimensions: 9.45 x 7.87 x 5.51 inches; 1.46 Pounds. Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No.
Doctor’s Choice UV Sanitizer Box. Personal UV Sterilizer Box. Large UV Light Sanitizer Box fits Masks, Phones, Sleep Aid, Glasses, Bottles, Toothbrush, Pacifier.
Disinfects in just 3 minutes – Think about how often you reach for your phone, glasses, or keys when you’re out and about. It’s so easy to transfer germs and bacteria from your hands to everyday items. More than just a UV phone sanitizer, our UV Sanitizer Box can disinfect everything from: keys, glasses, iPad, AirPods, toothbrush, watch, baby bottles, pacifiers, jewelry, makeup brushes and much more!
Safety measures built into every detail – We’ve taken every precautionary measure to ensure our UV Sterilizer is safe. Our innovative UV cleaner design not only prevents UV leakage but turns off immediately when the bag is open so your skin and eyes are protected from potential exposure. Our UV sterilizer box is also ozone and mercury-free.
Innovative design leads to effective disinfection – Our team has spent countless hours designing and testing our ultraviolet light sanitizer to bring you a superior product. Our UV light sanitizer brings you UVC light from the world leader in LED performance, as well as a highly reflective interior, leading to effective disinfection.
Perfectly portable for on-the-go – Our USB-powered UV light sanitizer box is durable yet compact and lightweight, making it the perfect sanitizing companion! Bring it with you to the office, in a car, a hotel, or virtually anywhere where you might need to quickly disinfect an item. Our user-friendly carrying handle and easy-to-wipe fabric make keeping your items safe and sanitary a hassle-free experience.
Trusted by Doctors – Our team of US and Canadian engineers have worked closely with our medical advisory board to successfully design a UV light sanitizer box that can destroy harmful and contagious bacteria at low power levels. This ensures our Ultraviolet light sanitizer is safe for non-hospital settings and is why our product is trusted in the personal homes of doctors and medical professionals across North America.
Summary: THESE ARE NOT UVC emitting LED’s, it failed banana test, CFL bulb test and wave length measurement test. Long story and testing details: I was super excited to receive Doctor’s choice UV light sanitizer for several reasons including ability to sanitize multiple items at once like keys, masks, phone etc… It would have saved lot of waste that we generate every day in cleaning stuff after coming home during this pandemic. The first thing we wanted to find was the efficacy of UV-C lights in sanitizing, we wanted to test if it is really germicidal as it claimed. It is important to evaluate as overall safety is at stake assuming these are doing what they intend to do. I am thankful that I was skeptical and did not trust this device. Instead we have kept our routine with disinfecting wipes as I was testing the product. UV LED’s are expensive compared to LEDs, they can cost at least 15 to 20 dollars each, there are 12 “UV LEDs” in this product and the pricing of the product was reasonable or actually suspiciously cheaper. Typically UV lights emit a broad range in wavelengths and can have a mix of UV A, B and/or C radiation. A and B are not germicidal but C is rated for sterilizing (typical wave length is around 260-290 nm, the specification claimed by this product). Surgical sanitation uses UV-C radiation, and note that all of these UV rays are invisible to human eye, i.e. you would not see any color. Below are some tests to find what these LED’s actually are: ATTENTION: UV rays are harmful and cause permanent blindness or skin cancer if proper care is not taken. CFL test: Another simple test to see UV emission is to place a CFL bulb near UV light without plugging it to electricity. UV rays florescence phosphorous in CFL bulbs to emit light inside the bulbs. However, this does not distinguish what kind of UV rays (A, B or C) are. See the picture added here, I have placed my phone inside the closed box along with CFL bulb and turned on the unit. There was no florescence in the bulb showing no UV light emission. Home Banana Test: This is a simple test that can be done at home to quickly find if there is UV emission. However this test doesn’t differentiate UV-B and UV-C, both waves cause banana skin to turn brown. UV-A does not have any impact. I have exposed banana in this sterilizer box initially for 6 min and upto 30 min, there was no evidence of browning of skin. See picture attached. UV-near IR optical spectroscopy: After two failed in-home experiments, I was really curious to find what exactly these LED’s are, so I have used UV-IR spectroscopy at work to measure the light wavelength of these LEDs. I am surprised to find out that these LED’s are no where close to UV wavelength, meaning these LED’s DON’T emit any UV rays to disinfect. They emit visible light that is 400 nm wavelength (see the plot attached) that emit purple (or violet) color. The video attached shows experiment in live demonstrating a 400 nm wavelength. If it was UV-C LED, the peak should have been around 260-290 nm range. In conclusion, this device does not sanitize, if anything, it can be used as a expensive LED lit lunch box to keep your food fresh.Read more
I’m in love with this product! I use it so much more than I thought and feel super safe. Before buying, my first question was, is it real? The Doctor’s Choice team was very nice to talk to. They gave me their UVC wavelength test results and bacteria disinfection lab results. I bought the product trusting these results. When I got it, it was larger than I thought..I can put my KN95 mask and phone together! It’s also very portable which I love. I would like a different color, but I bought for safety, so it’s fine. I do wish the USB charger was longer and can come out, but not a dealbreaker. Anyways, so to the fun stuff! I was bored and saw on YouTube a ‘green banana test’ to prove if a UV Sterilizer is actually UVC light..After exposing a green banana to 50 minutes with a UVC wand from less than an inch away, the banana turned brown. The banana was so close to the light on the YouTube video, so I didn’t think it would work for this UV Sterilizer. I put brown tape around parts of the banana like the video and then ran the Doctor’s Choice UV Sterilizer for 54 minutes (18 cycles) to see if it worked…After the cycle was complete, there was no change in the green banana! I got a bit nervous, but I trusted their official results and still used it. Then the funniest thing happend. I had put the banana back in my fruit bowl and 3 days later, I was going to get a banana and I saw that the banana was no longer green LOL!! It had browned in the areas where I didn’t put tape (see the pics). Experiments don’t usually work for me so this made me happy 🙂 Anyways, usually don’t leave reviews but this was fun and i thought I’d share with the skeptics!!!Read more
Aatiqa Habib –
This UVC light sanitizer is absolutely amazinggg! I’m the type of shopper who literally looks through every website I can find to compare products before buying, and of the ones I’ve tried, this one definitely did not disappoint. Obviously, price is a factor, but I looked at is that I am paying for the technology and trustworthiness of the manufacturer. The technology lasts for a lifetime, so this was an easy, great value buy. When comparing cheaper options, I decided not to go with them, though it was tempting…Some of the other options did not have the following important factors for me to believe in them: no proven test results, LEDs only on the top so the bottom of your items don’t get any light, no tray or a thick tray that won’t allow light to get to my items, 2-4 UVC LEDs vs 12 UVC in this product, and even worse, the cheapest options are mainly UVA or UVB LEDs with only a couple UVC LEDs. After being sold on their technology, the cherry on top is that it’s SUPER portable, and I can normally charge it in my car or with a power bank when I’m on the go. The more expensive options on the market require an outlet to work, but with this, I can use it anywhere and still get the same hospital-grade sterilization! I’m a makeup artist, so this is absolutely perfect to sanitize my brushes, palette and spatula, and my phone and key after an appointment! I use it as a jewelry cleaner as well! All things considered, most definitely worth time spent bargain hunting and buying the Doctor’s Choice UV Light Sanitizer. Recommended it to a couple friends already!Read more
Amazon Customer –
I bought this UV Light Sanitizer for my mom and she LOVES it! She sterilizes everything with it!! As an MBA, I had to do the cost-benefit analysis before buying this and it was an easy buy. They say UVC LEDs last for 10,000 hours, and with a 3 minute cycle, sterilizing 5 times a day, I calculated that this product should last 110 years.. even if it’s half of that, it’s still a good investment. And then, at their list price, each sterilization cycle costs a fraction of a penny ($0.0006/use). It’s a STEAL of a deal to buy a lifetime supply of disinfectant for your items at this cost. Highly, highly recommend this product!Read more