Our Guardian Technologies™ GermGuardian® UV-C Sanitizer kills over 99% of airborne bacteria.
It also kills airborne mold spores and fights odors. Use it in the home, office, classroom or daycare to help sanitize the air. UV-C light is used in hospitals and is highly effective at killing common germs and viruses. It is a chemical-free way to sanitize the air. Guardian Technologies™ UV-C sanitizer products use ultraviolet light to effectively sanitize surfaces and air.
A powerful fan draws air into the sanitizer and the UV-C light kills the airborne bacteria. The whisper-quiet fan returns purified air back into the room. It processes 1380 cubic feet of air per hour and is recommended to run continuously. All this and the unit remains cool to the touch!
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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.
Natural UV-C 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.
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.
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.
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If you want to sanitize, take away mold (light mold on your bathroom) and clean the air from smoke and others odors, this product will help you. Remember to replace the carbon filter
By: Dr. Evan Rodriguez
good product that works
I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5 because for what it is, the price should be lower. To break it down, its just a tube with a light bulb in it, and a small fan on one end. all of the technology is wavelength of light, which is just based on the type of bulb use. sticking it in a tube and putting a fan on it, shouldn't make it cost 80 bucks. with that said, i found this product for 40 dollars coincidentally the day after i saw it on amazon.
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.
By: All-access Customer
I purchased my Germ Guardian unit about 2 years ago from Lowe's for my home bedroom. I'm currently considering a second purchase for my office which is located in an old dorm building. I haven't had an issue with the bulb, and I've let this thing run since I've had it! The only times I turn it off is to get under the hood to clean out the filter, of which I'm ordering a replacement for today. I would definitely recommend this as a way to clean the air of mold and bacteria. To note, it is not made for filtering the air, but sterilizing it.
A literal life saver!
I catch colds/flus so easy, even if I'm just in the same room as someone coughing (but not even close to them!) I have not been sick since using these (I have 3) I leave mine on all the time and many people have been over with the flu. My daughter was here for a week with a bad flu,- walking all over the house and thanks to one of these units in each room I didn't catch it! I can no longer get a flu shot due to an extreme bad reaction I had to last years vaccine. I got a portable one I wear around my neck when I go out- So many people are inconsiderate these days they go out & about with not a thought about spreading their germs all over- the Flu and colds can be debilitating to some people! I'm sick for 2 1/2 - 3 months if I catch the flu! it always goes into bronchitis. These machines are a godsend! They are NOT air filterers which I think the bad reviewers are getting them confused with- they are GERM killers and fabulous ones at that.
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.
By: Stephen Ashley "Author of Walt Disney World w..."
I find this to be very effective. We bought two. One is next to our air intake for our central air conditioning/heating unit, and the other is in the bedroom. We live in Florida where there's a high quantity of mold in the air, and we had a smell in our house that we couldn't get rid of, even with an ozone machine. Once we got these units, within a day or two the smell was gone. I suspect this has effectively killed mold spores in the air.
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.
This is a very good product
I have several different Germ Guardian uv-c lights and I am happy with all of them. I have the small plug-in model in my bathroom and I bought this model for my bedroom because I have a severe dust allergy and my HEPA filter just wasn't enough. I finally broke down and bought this model from amazon when the price went down to under $100. For the first time in weeks I have been able to sleep the night through without gasping and wheezing. As for the lamp itself, it is sturdily made. I bought the stainless steel version and it looks quite nice, in my opinion. It is 16 inches tall and it takes a 9 watt uv-c lightbulb, so it is pretty big. Although the blue light seeping from it looks very nice, I like to sleep in a darkened room, so I tied some cloth around that part of it, which makes it look pretty dumb, but it is effective and it doesn't block the air's ingress or egress through the lamp.
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.
By: F. Hinds
A must if you work in an office
I bought my Germ Guardian over two years ago and it continues to run without problems. My administrative assistant laughed and made all sorts of jokes about it in my office but after she was out sick three times to my none, she didn't think it so silly anymore!
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.
Seems to work great
I've had this product running 24/7 for several years now. I had some flooding issues in the basement and could smell a musty odor until I ran the Germ Guardian 24/7. The smell is gone. The first bulb lasted over 2 years. I bought a twin pack, each bulb lasting just a few months. Germ Guardian replaced both - great customer service! I can hear the fan but it is not loud.
By: Beth Fillman "eclecticreader"
well worth the money, don't go without one !!!
I bought one at the Mayo Clinic, for more money, and so glad I did. I have no immune system, but I don't worry as much if someone comes over with a cough. Odors, including smoke disappear and there are no side effects from it's use. I have the larger unit, as shown in my main living area and a small plug in one in my home office. The air smells fresher, even in winter with all the windows closed. I know what UV can do to a fish tank or pond, and this is the technology used in Operating rooms around the world. There are no costly replacement filters, and no messy germ filled pads to replace, the new bulb, once a year, or so is a bargain. Get several. do you share to kill germs. This works,. figure out what one cold costs.... and do the math.
By: Frank Chi "ITPro"
I have had the Germ Guardian for about 4 years and it works great. When we first moved into our house, the house had a musty smell because no one lived in the house for about a year. Any fresh fruit or bread that is left out in the kitchen would start to mold very quickly (within 2 days or so).
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.
No more stuffy nose!
Every morning I'd wake up with sinus congestion. I attributed this to dust mites and did what I could ... mattress covers, etc. ... which helped to an extent ... but when I put this in my bedroom and left it on overnight, I awoke the next morning to no stuffy nose! Highly recommend!
By: mom of 2
great product-best purchase I've made!
I purchased one of these for our great room and I also purchased the GG-1000 model for my sons bedroom. Our Family had been passing around soar throats, colds and the kids had ear infections since October. They would get better from the antibiotic and as soon as they were off it, they would be sick again. Since putting this in our home, (knock on wood) no one in the family has had a cold and that is awesome, especially because of the holidays and all the stomach flu-like symptoms that were going around...we didn't get it!!! I have ended up putting one of the GG-1000 UV models in every bedroom and one in the kitchen as well. I highly recommend this unit based on the few months we have owned them.
By: Phyllis Primo
beats Ionic Pro
I have purchased 3 of these Germ Gaurdians. The chrome one for the living room (also comes in other colors) and it definitely cleans the air etc. I have 2 of the table top machine, one for the computer room and one in the bedroom. I sleep much better at night because the air is fresh and clean and clear to breathe fresh air while sleeping is great. I feel the Germ Gaurdian is worth the money. The larger unit has a 5 yr warranty, compared to others only having a 1-2 yr warranty. I highly recommend either of these units. My grand-daughters even tell me how much better the air is and how much cleaner the house smells.
I have owned the germ guardian for 18 months and i love it. I have not had to replace the uv bulb yet either and from the sounds of other reviews i guess i have been lucky. We heat our home with fuel oil which is a dirty heat and we also live in a house built in the early 50's. I used to wake up in the morning in the winter with scratchy eyes and a sore throat because of the dirty heat and old basement. I have one unit that i run all the time in the winter. As long as it's running then i have no scratchy eyes or sore throat. As an added bonus no one in my family got the flu last year which was a blessing!!! I hardly notice a jump in the electrical bill either! I highly recommend these units!
By: S. Cote
So far, so good!
So far, I'm very pleased with the Germ Guardian. I actually bought one, then a few weeks later bought another one. I'm really not sure how well it works - but I know that since I've been using it I haven't gotten sick and my allergies haven't been bothering me.
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.