RLW18 Refurbished UV Sanitizer Wand by GermGuardian®
Our Guardian Technologies™ GermGuardian® UV-C Sanitizer Wand kills up to 99% of bacteria and viruses.
Simply pass the UV-C Sanitizer Wand over surfaces to kill up to 99% of bacteria and viruses. Also fights odors and allergens like mold spores. Its chemical-free sanitizing makes it ideal for pillows, bedding, toys, cell phones, computer equipment, toilets, showers, sinks, countertops and even shoes.
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The Guardian Technologies™ GermGuardian® UV-C Sanitizer Wand harnesses the power of naturally occurring UV-C light technology making it an effective way to kill up to 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.
- Warranty: 30 Day Limited Warranty
- Manual: RLW18 PDF Manual
How It Works
How It Works
How It Works
he Guardian Technologies™ GermGuardian® UV-C Sanitizer Wand utilizes ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light, the same technology used in hospitals, making it an effective way to kill up to 99% of airborne bacteria and mold spores without the use of chemicals. Disinfection of items or surfaces can generally be achieved by holding the UV-C Sanitizer Wand over an object or surface for 20 seconds at a distance of approximately 1–2 inches.
- Power Light
- Timer Display
- On/Off Switch
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 germs, and they die.
Why is UV-C used in hospitals to sanitize?
Hospitals use the UV-C light technology to kill germs in the air and on surfaces. UV-C has been proven to kill germs that cause: influenza, strep throat, colds, staph infections and tuberculosis.
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 long is the warranty?
The Guardian Technologies™ UV-C Sanitizer Wand has a 1-year limited product warranty.
Where should I use the product?
Here is a list of ideas of where you can use the Sanitizer Wand. This list is NOT complete. If you have any questions about where to use the UV-C Sanitizer Wand, please call our customer service department at 1-866-603-5900 or send us an email at email@example.com.
- Kitchen Counter
- Kitchen Sink
- Personal Items (hair brush, toothbrush, makeup brushes)
- Computer Keyboard and Mouse
- Bathroom Areas (sink, toilet, shower, bath tub)
Does this product need a replacement bulb?
No, the Sanitizer Wand is rated at 6,000 to 8,000 hours of use. If you were to use the UV-C Sanitizer Wand two hours per week, the wand bulb would last approximately seventy-six years.
If you have further questions, please contact us at 1-866-603-5900
- SKU: RLW18
- Weight: 1lbs.
- Dimensions: 24.5 x 5 x 2
- Cord Length: 6'
- Bulb Wattage 6
By Marcia Robinson
RatingI thought I was getting a travel size but I like it :) I misplaced the other one I had!
By Wanna Know
RatingI like this UVC wand because it has 2 power sources: plug in the wall, or install AA batteries. I had a Verilux CleanWave Sanitizing Light Wand which had a charging stand and it lost it's ability to recharge within a few months - a piece of crap. Hopefully this one will last longer.
By Roberto Nieves
RatingUnfortunately, this wand is not something you can be absolutely sure of it working, unless you are a chemist and analyze the result. But for the peace of mind I get from faith in the product, I like it.
By summer763 "coop763"
RatingThis does everything it is supposed to, that is if the blu light does everything its says it can in killing germs. Has this annoying buzzer when you do something wrong with it. I am not even sure what it means when it does that? I need to read the manual.
RatingI bought this for a single purpose, for which it exceeded my expectations.
I'm allergic to mold. In 2009 I moved into a new apartment and found I was allergic to the fridge/freezer. There was no visible mold - but every time I opened the door I got a face full of allergens that left me feeling nauseous and made my eyes sting. I tried cleaning the whole thing with a bleach solution : no change. I tried running a small HEPA filter in the fridge : no effect. So what to do? Buy a new fridge/freezer, or give UVC a whirl?
The following is one of those "don't try this at home folks" things, but I'll tell you what I did. First I unplugged the fridge/freezer from the wall. Then I removed the cover plate at the back of the freezer to expose the cooling fins. Then I masked all visible wiring because I was afraid the UVC light might cause the insulation to go brittle and crack, which could be dangerous. Then I set up the germ guardian to shine on the cooling fins. I used the one hour timer, set it going, and left the room. After an hour I came back and moved the wand to shine on a different section of the cooling fins. I repeated this 5 times until I'd covered them all. By the time I'd finished the whole house smelled of refrigerator mold. I put it back together, plugged it in, opened all the windows and went to bed assuming I'd just wasted my money on the wand...
By next morning, the mold smell had dissipated from the house. I opened the freezer door, and ... no mold smell! None. Nada. I've used the HEPA filter I mentioned inside the fridge compartment ever since in an effort to prevent a regrowth, and here we are almost two years later and ... no mold.
Since then I've used the germ guardian on clothes I've bought which have turned out to be moldy right from the store (again, not visible mold, but enough to set off my allergies). Washing has had no effect, but a few minutes under the germ guardian has transformed unwearable clothes into wearable clothes.
If it's so wonderful, why only 4 stars? Because the device has an annoying tilt switch which kills the light if you turn the germ guardian to shine upwards. This makes it virtually impossible to disinfect upwards, and, even more annoyingly, very difficult to disinfect horizontally too : the switch tends to trip even when the light is pointing sideways. I understand that this is a safety feature, but I also wish there was a way to disable it, because not everything can be placed below the wand.
By Caitlin M DiBiagio
RatingBest purchase ever! I bought this originally for my father who is constantly traveling and staying in hotels. This is perfect for traveling!!! He can put it in his suitcase and when he gets to where he's going he uses it on EVERYTHING! From light switch's and phones to door knobs and the bed sheets! He loves it!
By Robert L. Briley
RatingThis product does exactly what it says it does. My son used it to try to prove/disprove that UV-C light kills bacteria for his science fair project. After extracting germs and adding them to sterile petri dishes, he then ran the wand over the same areas and again extracted any germs that were left. We followed the exact procedure that the infectious disease lab at the hospital told us in order to make sure the process was done correctly. After two weeks of growing the cultures in a moist warm place, we observed the petri dishes to see what the evidence showed. We were stunned to see that the wand killed 100% of all the bacteria from every area excluding one. This area (a wooden bench in a locker room) showed that about 80% of the bacteria was killed. The reason for this could be that it had a lot of cracks in it and we might not have swabbed the exact same spot both times. No way to tell without another trial which we did not do. However, when we took the dishes to the infectious disease lab for testing, the results were astonishing. The light killed all kinds of bacteria including staph. Each bacteria was gram stained and then identified under a microscope by the hospital's director of the infectious disease lab. This was an amazing process and such a learning experience for my son and me. I am now sold on this product. I will buy from them again!
RatingThis works very well. I don't use it very often as you must hold the light on the place you wish to sanitize for a while and it takes some time. However, it works. Not everything can be sanitized with bleach or steam and it is nice to have this third option.
RatingPromptly received my order by UPS. I used this product few times however I would never know how effective it is in killing germs.
By Patricia L. Harper "plh"
Ratinglove it, bought it for travel and it works great, takes the musty smell out of hotel rooms in just a few minutes
RatingPerfect non-chemical non-toxic way to clean all my baby gear including crib and highchair. Gets rid of food odor in chair. Love the timer option...I can set it for 5 min and walk away. There is a difference between just sanitizing and sterilizing...this sterilizes.