3B Medical has recently launched a CPAP & accessories cleaner that uses UV light to clean and disinfect these personal items. The cleaner allows you to introduce the mask or the water humidifier chamber into the cleaner’s drawer and within 5 minutes the Lumin perfectly disinfects the items. The Lumin is also perfect for disinfecting […]

UV CPAP Cleaner

3B Medical has recently launched a CPAP & accessories cleaner that uses UV light to clean and disinfect these personal items. The cleaner allows you to introduce the mask or the water humidifier chamber into the cleaner’s drawer and within 5 minutes the Lumin perfectly disinfects the items. The Lumin is also perfect for disinfecting other personal hygiene items such as the nebulizer, a hearing aid, or kid’s toys and accessories.

  • A quick & safe cleaning method for your CPAP & accessories
  • Kills 99% of the bacteria, viruses, and fungus that might be present on the surface of your mask or water chamber
  • Much safer and more effective sanitation methods than the harsh chemical-based cleaning methods
  • No replacement items needed- other types of sanitizers require a filter or accessory changes after a period of time
  • User-friendly & stylish design- blends nicely into any environment

Efficient UV Light Sanitizes Safely your Equipment

The Lumin CPAP cleaner uses safe UV light to get rid of all the pathogens and bacteria that are present on the items you place into the cleaner’s drawer. UV light is a widely used sanitation method in hospital environments and sterile places. The UV light is the safest alternative to other disinfection methods that involve high hazard chemicals. In order to ensure maximum safety, the Lumin will shut off automatically whenever the drawer is opened- in order to protect against exposure to UV light.

Sanitation process takes only 5 minutes

The Lumin CPAP cleaner will efficiently sanitize all your required items within 5 minutes. When you take them out of the drawer, you can immediately use them. There is no need to allow the items to dry, or wait half an hour until you can safely use your equipment. When the cleaner signals the end of the sanitation cycle, simply take out your items from the tray and enjoy high-quality therapy at any moment.

Sanitizing Non-CPAP Items

clean toys

The best thing about the Lumin is that you can use it to sanitize other items than your CPAP equipment- a toothbrush, a hearing aid, your dentures or a child’s toy. You can use the sanitizer to disinfect any required item that safely fits into the drawer of the cleaner. Using your sanitizer on a regular basis will ensure that you or your family members use personal hygiene items that are free from harmful pathogens.

Literally, no maintenance needed

CPAP Cleaner Maintenance

Most of the similar cleaners on the market will require regular maintenance and some replacement parts. This means you need to continually invest in your device, but the Lumin requires none of these. You only have to make a one-time investment – the cost of the device- and that’s it. There is no need to buy spare filters, or change bulbs with the Lumin CPAP cleaner.

Main Product Specifications

The Lumin CPAP cleaner weighs about 5.5lbs and its measurements are 12.25”L x 8.5”W x 7.75H. As you can easily note, the cleaner will fit nicely on your nightstand or in the bathroom. You can place it anywhere, as it takes up little space and it has an unobtrusive design making it blend well with any ambiance.

Environmental conditions for the Lumin CPAP cleaner:

  • Storage temperature: 0 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Operating temperatures: 20 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Humidity levels: up to 93% non-condensing

Important Highlights

  • It is important to keep in mind that the sanitizer cannot remove dirt and debris from the surface of your items. It will kill all the bacteria and fungi residing on the surface, but you need to manually clean the debris from the surface of your mask, water chamber, etc.
  • Lumin sanitizes the surface of the items – this means the sanitizer cannot disinfect the insides of your tubing system for example. It will also not sanitize the insides of your nasal pillows. You need to clean/sanitize these items manually because the Lumin will disinfect them only on the outer surface
  • The tray inside the Lumin CPAP cleaner is aluminum coated. Whenever this tray requires cleaning, you just need to carefully wipe it with a soft damp cloth to remove any dirt particles from its surface. Never use harsh chemicals such as abrasive detergents to clean the tray or the outer body of the Lumin. Always use a soft cotton cloth.
  • Do not use the Lumin near water sources. Keep away from the reach of children.
  • Make sure you will not stack any items on your Lumin device.
  • When the drawer is open, you cannot operate the Lumin device. It automatically shuts off the UV light when the drawer is opened

The Lumin sanitizer is a smart investment for anyone who needs to maintain CPAP equipment clean and sanitized. The device comes with an acceptable price tag, it is easy to operate and requires no maintenance whatsoever.


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August 22, 2018 1:00 pm

When will the newer Lumin bullet be available that will clean the inside of the hoses/tubes? and will it be a stand alone or something to just attach to the current Lumin machine?

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Charles Goldberg
August 23, 2018 10:52 am

Thank you for your question. 3B Products is stating that the “Bullet” which will be used to clean the hose when you are cleaning your CPAP machine will not be available till the end of 2018. When it is available it will be able to be used on ALL Lumin CPAP Cleaners already in use.

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June 28, 2018 6:00 pm

What good is a machine that only cleans the OUTSIDE? Who cares if the outside is dirty. The inside where the air travels to your lungs is what matters. If I am taking the time to clean the inside (soaking it in a bucket of soap or vinegar water) the outside gets cleaned as well. I think I’ll use the money to buy something useful

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Charles Goldberg
July 9, 2018 11:05 am

You are misinformed. The Lumin CPAP Cleaner with clean and sanitize your CPAP Mask and your humidifier. Currently the Lumin will not clean your hose and the UV light cannot penetrate the skin of the hose.

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November 5, 2018 11:10 am

This is actually incorrect. The UV light can penetrate the hose, but not with as high of efficiency due to coiling and etc so they are therefore legally bound to state that it cannot disinfect.

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Charles Goldberg
November 9, 2018 6:37 am

Unless the manufacturer states in writing that the machine will sanitize the hose we stand by our comment.

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September 17, 2018 4:24 pm

I agree. I would think a huge amount of bacteria and/or mold would reside INSIDE the hose. Not cleaning this huge and vital area is a real drawback. You’d still inhale all that crap from the inside of your hose no matter how clean your humidifier and mask are. The SoClean ozone machine DOES clean the INSIDE of the hose. Drawbacks of the SoClean: Ozone is thought by many to be bad for you if you INHALE it, so duh. Also, you have to change a filter and check valve every 6 months. I don’t think either machine is good. I don’t want Ozone and a machine that doesn’t disinfect the INSIDE of the hose is worthless.

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June 15, 2018 10:51 pm

Cleanig the outside of my CPAP and equipment is quick and easy. I can clean the inside of my equipment with anti biotoc soap, bleach and a number of other products but it is a time consuming pain. Why would I pay $249 for something that doesnt make that task easier? Why is this product better than the SoClean device? At least that one disinfects the inside of the equipment too. Am I missing something here?

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Charles Goldberg
June 18, 2018 9:11 am

Unlike the SoClean which used ozone to clean your machine, the Lumin CPAP Cleaner uses UV light. Not that one is better than the other however many people are very sensitive to the smell of ozone and feel that it can be dangerous. We do not believe it is dangerous however the Lumin gives CPAP user the option as to which method they wish to use to clean their CPAP supplies. We disagree as to it not making the task easier. The Lumin CPAP Cleaner will kill 99.99% of the bacteria and germs on your supplies and equipment.

It is another choice available to the CPAP user. What is right for one person is not right for everyone.

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Beverly Reed
February 11, 2019 12:51 am

Lumin will not clean the hose.

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Charles Goldberg
February 11, 2019 2:05 pm

See the previous reply. Thank you.

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July 28, 2018 1:35 pm

I do agree with John. I do like the the Lumin can also disinfect tooth brushes and other items. But I will stick with the SoClean since it also cleans the chamber of my CPAP and the hose.

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Robert Ensrud
January 8, 2019 11:36 am

I recently purchased So Clean 2 and used it three times. The ozone is so strong it makes me sick. My head feels like it is going to explode. I refuse to use it anymore and it will go in the trash. That’s over$300 down the drain. I’m 88 and sure can’t afford to throw it away but have no choice.

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March 7, 2020 10:13 pm

I agree about the SoClean 2. I washed all of my equipment with clear non fragranced soap just like they recommended, yet my machine had a strong smell after disenfecting. Really disappointed in the SoClean. I even had to buy an adapter for my Resmed Cpap humidifier. Now I don’t know what to do with it.

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Joseph Cowley
August 2, 2020 1:46 am

I’ve had the SoClean for years now. They do offer a 30 day money-back guarantee. I also found the representatives very willing to make the customer happy. You should call them to discuss your complaints. Perhaps they will allow you to send the unit back if the 30 days have lapsed

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Tom Burke
March 18, 2019 11:42 am

I owned a So Clean cleaner and because of the ozone I developed a rash around my nose and chin that would itch. I contacted So Clean and they told me to use wipes and I did but the problem persisted. I also read that the ozone itself was very bad for respiratory conditions such as COPD of which I have. Do the research. I would no recommend the So Clean device for these reasons. I decided to try Lumin. No Ozone.

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Joe pascarella
January 10, 2020 5:32 pm

I would buy it if it ALSO cleaned the inside of the hose without using ozone !! Why would I buy something that would not clean inside of the hose . I had a so clean but returned it because the ozone turned my mask brown and also the ozone made me sick . SO , when they come up with one that cleans the hose without using ozone I WILL BUY IT !!!

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Charles Goldberg
January 15, 2020 3:09 pm

There is an addition to the Lumin called the Bullet which 3B Products the manufacturer of Lumin uses to clean the hose. It is an add on to the lumin and complements it greatly.

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EIleen Lock
June 21, 2019 6:57 pm

My CPAP machine malfunctioned. When I took it back to the distributor I was told the ozone from my SO Clean ruined the electronics.

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Charles Goldberg
June 24, 2019 7:41 am

People ca say a lot of things but that does not make it so. Sounds to me like you are dealing with a provider who is not knowledgeable or just does not want to stand y the manufacturer warranty. The Ozone from the SoClean NEVER comes in contact with any electrical parts and if it did it would not do harm. Hold the dealer to task!!!!

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January 9, 2020 3:06 pm

Received an e-mail from CPAP manufacturer that the use of an OZONE cleaning device will void their warranty.

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Charles Goldberg
January 15, 2020 3:07 pm

You are partially correct. A letter was put out by ResMed concerning Ozone and your CPAP machine. The only cleaner that is effected is the SoClean as it is the only cleaned that the machine is connected to the cleaner. On all other Ozone cleaners you place the mask, tube and water chamber in a bag to clean, never connecting the CPAP to the cleaner. Therefore, only SoClean is an issue. In addition the Lumin is not an Ozone cleaner it used UV to clean the CPAP parts.

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Ralph Taylor
March 5, 2020 9:30 pm

the ozone ruins the seals!

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Charles Goldberg
March 6, 2020 6:25 pm

This comment is only relevant to the ResMed CPAP machine and only applies to the SoClean 2 as all other cleaners do not connect to the CPAP machine.

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