Keeping your CPAP supplies clean and bacteria free is essential to keeping your CPAP treatment effective. CPAP sanitizers are becoming increasingly popular for their ease of use and hands-off sanitization of CPAP supplies. The Lumin and the SoClean 2 are two of the top CPAP sanitizers on the market and while they're both great devices, each operates a little differently. So what exactly are the differences between the two CPAP sanitizers?
The Lumin is the latest model on the market and operates with a high-powered UV-C light source that is proven to kill fungus, mold, viruses, and other harmful bacteria.
Its quick and easy 5-minute cycle can disinfect not only your CPAP accessories but other household items as well—baby bottles, remotes, toothbrushes, etc. The UV-C systems are widely used to disinfect ambulances and other high-touch areas, such as operating rooms. With its UV-C sanitization, the Lumin is environmentally friendly and leaves no residue, toxic gases or chemicals.
The Lumin has a drawer compartment where items are placed to be disinfected. Only items that fit in this drawer are able to be sanitized.
The SoClean was the first CPAP sanitizer on the market. With the SoClean 2, you are able to sanitize your mask, tubing and water chamber all together as one—no disassembly required. It cannot, however, sanitize other household items. The SoClean 2, like the Lumin, does not require water or chemicals. Instead of UV-C, the SoClean 2 uses activated oxygen (ozone) which completely sanitizes the mask, tubing and water chamber.
To sanitize, the user simply places their CPAP mask in the bin, closes the lid, and hits the button to start the 2-hour sanitizing cycle (or uses the automatic timer). A filter and check valve will need to be replaced after six months of normal use.
Both machines offer convenience and extensive sanitizing ability, killing 99.9% of all harmful bacteria and germs on your CPAP supplies.
*Please note that general washing of your supplies is still recommended in order to ensure skin oils, lotions, etc. are completely removed from mask and accessories.
|DETAILS||Adapters||Does not use adapters||Adapters required. Pricing varies depending on machine. Some machines do not req. an|
|Cartridge filters||Does not use filters||One filter included. Requires replacing every 6-12 months.|
|Warranty||24 months||24 months|
|HOW IT WORKS||Sanitization method||UV-C Light||Ozone|
|Sanitization time||5 minutes per item||2 hours – can be preset|
|Can sanitize CPAP mask,|
hose, & chamber?
|Yes, one at a time||Yes, all together|
Can sanitize water in
Can sanitize other items?
Yes, any item that fits in
The Lumin and the SoClean 2 are both great devices and we carry both! Want more information? Or are you looking to order one for your CPAP machine? Send us an email or give us a call at 1-877-250-5622 to learn more or to place an order!