- How It Works
Features & Benefits
Features & Benefits
Features & Benefits
The Guardian Technologies™ GermGuardian® UV-C Room Air Sanitizer harnesses the power of naturally occurring UV-C light technology making it an effective way to kill over 99% of airborne bacteria and mold spores without the use of chemicals.
Kills 99% of Airborne Bacteria and Viruses
Also fights unwanted odors and allergens like mold and dust mites.
The natural UV-C light is able to kill germs without using harmful chemicals.
UV-C Light Technology
The natural UV-C light is commonly used by hospitals to sanitize surfaces and kill germs.
- Processes 1380 cubic feet of air per hour
- Whisper-quiet operation
- Perfect for any room in your home or office
- Durable steel construction
- Special UV-C bulb that does not produce ozone
- Warranty: 30 Day Limited Warranty
- Manual: REV9102 PDF Manual
- SKU: REV9102
- Weight: 4.4lbs.
- Dimensions: 6.5 x 6.5 x 17
- Bulb Wattage 9 Watt
- Construction: Steel & Aluminum
- Replacement Parts: Replacement Bulb: EV9LBL Replacement UV-C Light Bulb & Filter
How It Works
How It Works
How It Works
The Guardian Technologies™ GermGuardian® UV-C Room Air Sanitizer utilizes ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light, the same technology used in hospitals, to kill over 99% of airborne bacteria. UV-C light is an effective, natural way to kill airborne bacteria without using chemicals.
- Clean, fresh air flows out.
- UV-C light kills over 99% of airborne bacteria and mold spores.
- Fan draws in air.
** Air intake and output may vary on models and may not be consistent with image shown. This does not change the efficacy of the product.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is UV-C?
UV-C is part of the ultra-violet light spectrum that is filtered out by the earth’s atmosphere. The “C” stands for the particular frequency of UV light that kills germs.
Why is UV-C so effective at destroying germs?
UV-C light is highly effective at penetrating thin-walled germs like viruses and bacteria. The light alters the genetic structure of the germ, and they die.
Is this new technology?
No. UV-C has been used to kill germs for almost 100 years. The first usage was in France in 1909 to disinfect their water system. This technology is still used today in hospitals, commercial buildings and custom homes to kill germs.
How big is the product?
The UV-C Air Sanitizer is 17-inches tall and weighs less than five pounds.
Is the product expensive to operate?
No. The UV-C bulb uses less energy than a standard light bulb.
How long will the bulb last?
The UV-C bulb will last between 5,000 and 6,000 hours, approximately 6–8 months of use.
Will I need to replace the bulb?
Yes, after 6,000 hours the bulb will loose approximately 15% of its efficiency. To maintain optimum performance it is recommended to change the bulb.
How do I know when I need to change my bulb?
The bulb will flicker or change colors. That is an indication that the bulb is failing and needs to be replaced.
Why is the UV-C Air Sanitizer made with steel and aluminum?
Steel is a high-quality material that does not deteriorate when exposed to UV-C light for long periods of time. The aluminum used for the UV-C chamber is highly reflective to UV-C light, which significantly increases the effectiveness of the UV-C Air Sanitizer.
Why doesn't the UV-C Air Sanitizer emit ozone?
The type of UV-C bulb used in the UV-C Air Sanitizer is a special one that does not emit ozone out of the product.
How long is the warranty?
The UV-C Air Sanitizer has a 5-year limited product warranty. See instructional manual for further warranty information.
Does the product require regular cleaning or maintenance?
The only recommended maintenance is to replace the UV-C bulb and filter annually.
Where should I use the product?
The UV-C Air Sanitizer can be used at home, in an office environment, hotel rooms, doctor’s office, or anywhere indoors where there is a desire or need to sanitize the air. The UV-C Air Sanitizer is not designed for outdoor use.
Is the product safe around children or pets?
Yes. The UV-C Air Sanitizer is as safe as any other device that uses 120V of electricity. While all children and pets are advised not to play with the unit or its electrical cord, there are no additional safety risks. The UV-C Air Sanitizer is cool to the touch and safe around children and pets.
If I buy the UV-C Air Sanitizer, will I still get sick?
The purchase of a UV-C Air Sanitizer does not prevent illness. GermGuardian® is designed to destroy over 99% of airborne bacteria.
If you have further questions, please contact us at 1-866-603-5900
- RecommendedReview by Customer
- good product that worksReview by Dr. Evan Rodriguez
the UV-c light is known to cause DNA damage (think skin cancer from tanning beds), this is basically a really intense tanning bed for all the invisible critters that make us sick, it messes up their DNA and either kills them or makes it impossible for the DNA to replicate. The effect of the light is increased by being close to the light source and increasing the time exposed to the light. so the stronger the fan that blows the air past the light, the less time the bugs will by the light, and the less their DNA will be messed up. basically, you don't want a giant strong fan for a device like this. The downside is that you cant get a lot of air exposed to the light if you're not using a strong fan, so you're balancing quantity with quality of air cleansing.
basically this machine is simple. it doesn't have to be made of industrial steel to work just as well, its all about the light. the downside is that the light bulbs are like anything else. they can blow out prematurely, flicker, make noise, or whatever else you'd expect to happen from a light thats on 24 hours a day (think: the light of a taco bell drive thru at 3am ).
I work in the operating room of a big hospital in NY and we have the same UV lights at the entrance to sterile area, just not in the space aged designed package. (Posted on 5/28/2014)
- Great Unit!Review by All-access Customer
- A literal life saver!Review by EraseGreed
It says in the instructions that the bulb life is shortened if you keep turning the unit on and off- I leave mine on 24-7 and have had no problems with having to replace the bulbs early.
It is sturdy and very well made. I love the sci fi look to the design and gleaming stainless steel outer casing. (Posted on 5/28/2014)
- Very effectiveReview by Stephen Ashley "Author of Walt Disney World w..."
As others have noted, it does have a "white noise" sound. One unit is in the room where we watch television and it's no problem whatsoever. In the bedroom, I don't care for the noise, but my wife finds it soothing. The unit does put out light - it's the UV lightbulb inside that you can see. We want our bedroom dark at night, so we turn it off. We then turn it back on in the morning. This works fine for us.
One of the lightbulbs died within a few weeks of purchase. We called the company and they sent us another bulb immediately. It's been running fine. I had read somewhere that they had a batch of bad bulbs and we must have gotten one. I thing these units do a great job for a very reasonable price. (Posted on 5/28/2014)
- This is a very good productReview by USA
You are not supposed to turn these things off. Not only does it make for uneven air quality, it also shortened the life of the fluorescent bulb. I leave mine on 24/7. What is really nice about this one is that it pulls the air up through it and along the uv-c bulb, which is much more effective than the type that pulls the air from back to front as that doesn't expose the particles in the air to the uv-c rays long enough to affect them very much, if at all.
Again, this is not a HEPA filter. If you want a HEPA filter you have to get one to use in addition to this. I myself have both a HEPA filter and this going at the same time. (Posted on 5/28/2014)
- A must if you work in an officeReview by F. Hinds
I would recommend this for an single room, office or cubicle setting. We also have a Honeywell UV in the home HVAC for the whole house. We have been very healthy for some time until recently when I noticed that the bulb burned out. Coincidence?
I have the stainless steel model. It is very well built. It looks like some kind of Star Trek device. I wanted the metal housing because the UV rays will break down the plastic housing of other units over time.
11/2010 Update - My first Germ Guardian died in the last year with a bad fan motor. I did notice an increase in colds and flu so we bought a replacement. The fan appears to be the weak link in the units. I ordered the same unit through Amazon last week. This unit will sit in my living room. I already have replacement bulbs but they seem to last pretty long. Too bad you cannot replace the fan motor because my original unit is still in great shape. I leave mine on the low setting and I barely notice the fan on. Maybe others that complain of the fan noise use a higher fan setting. I just use the lowest setting and forget about it. (Posted on 5/28/2014)
- Seems to work greatReview by JGLLO
- well worth the money, don't go without one !!!Review by Beth Fillman "eclecticreader"
- Mine works!Review by Frank Chi "ITPro"
After putting the Germ Guardian EV-9-102 in the kitchen on top of the refrigerator and running it continuously, the air became noticeably cleaner and easier to breathe. The fresh fruit and bread also stopped molding as well. I liked it so much, I also bought a second unit.
My only complaint is that the bulbs only last a year (running continuously) when it is advertized to last 8000 hours (1 year and 4 months, running continuously). The bulb that originally came with the unit lasted the full year but, ever since, I have had various luck with the bulbs. I originally only bought Germ Guardian replacement bulb for $25.00 - $28. But, lately, the bulbs are not lasting as long. They last on average only about 3 months. I am suspecting that Germ Guardian probably switched producer for their bulb. It is definitely not working the same as the original bulbs.
I also tried to get cheaper replacement bulbs ranging from $12 per bulb to about #17 per bulb. Be careful. Just because it fits the form fit profile is not a guarantee that it will work in Germ Guardian. The bulb has to be compatible with the ballast that is in the Germ Guardian. Some of the bulbs that are advertized to work with the Germ Guardian does not even light up. Others only keep blinking and never fully light.
The bulb that I had the greatest success with is ZW9D12W-H145. This can be purchased from various online sources. Make sure that this is marked on the base of the bulb. Germ Guardian's EV9LB marking is not a guarantee that it will last. I have had mixed results with them, some lasting only 2 months before they burnt out. At $27 a pop, it is an expensive proposition. Sadly, it is almost worthwhile to buy new whole lamp each year on sale ($77 per unit) and throw the unit out after the bulb burns out. (Posted on 5/28/2014)
- No more stuffy nose!Review by joanna
- great product-best purchase I've made!Review by mom of 2
- beats Ionic ProReview by Phyllis Primo
- Love it!!!!!!!!!Review by stayathomemom
- So far, so good!Review by S. Cote
The light bulb on one of them started flickering within a month of use. I emailed the company and they sent me another replacement bulb. GREAT customer service. (Posted on 5/28/2014)