Q: What is UviCube?
A: UviCube is the easiest way to keep germs away from the things your baby loves. UviCube eliminates 99.9% of bacteria on surfaces exposed to UV light. Dry and store baby bottles, pacifiers, cups until they are needed. Conveniently sanitize mobile phones, electronics and more.
Q: Why should I use UviCube?
A: Because of its convenience and germicidal capabilities, UviCube can be part of building a clean environment for your child. Wellness begins with cleanliness™.
Q: What are the advantages of UviCube?
A: UviCube is convenient and saves time. Click here to learn more.
- Dries, Stores and eliminates 99.9% of germs exposed to UV light
- Conveniently sanitize electronics and other items sensitive to moisture and heat
- No boiling water or hot steam so there is no danger of getting burned
- No cleanup required
- No chemicals
Q: How does UviCube and UV light work?
A: UviCube eliminates 99.9% of harmful bacteria on surfaces that are exposed to UV light. UviCube can also be used for baby bottles to be dried and stored in its space saving chamber until you need it. Other items such as mobile phones, remote controls, electronics and other household/personal items can also be sanitized because UviCube does not use heat or moisture. Click here to see how it can help you.
UV light was discovered over 100 years ago, finding applications in hospitals, food processing facilities, water treatment plants, laboratories and other places where sanitization and purification is crucial. The UV-C light wavelength in particular has been proven to kill up to 99.9% of germs. Click here to learn more about the power of UV light.
Q: Can it really sanitize my mobile phone and other items?
A: Yes. Because Uvicube's UV lamp does not use heat or moisture to sanitize, you can place mobile phones, remote controls, electronics, keys and other items that your child loves to get their hands on. Just make sure that UV light can reach all the surfaces that need to be sanitized for optimal results.
Q: What should I NOT put inside UviCube?
A: While your baby may love hamsters, goldfish and other living things, please DO NOT put them inside UviCube. A laboratory in Irvine performed a study to determine the effect of the UV light exposure from UviCube on common household objects (cellphones, toys, remote control, pacifiers, baby bottles, nipples).
Q: What is the effect of UV light on objects placed inside UviCube?
A: U.S. laboratory performed a study on UviCube's effect on items such as remote controls, mobile phones and certain toys under normal operating conditions. The study found that while UV light exposure from UviCube may possibly shorten the lifespan of the plastics by a small amount, this will not come with a significant increase to biologically active chemicals from the breakdown of plastics. In short, for the materials tested, and similar types of plastics used in string and handling foodstuffs, the findings indicate that the product will be chemically as safe coming out of UviCube as going in. Click here to read the results of the study.
While the items used in the study did not show any visible damage and electronics appeared to function normally, users are advised that such use of UviCube is at your own discretion and risk as the composition of the original materials and their durability are outside of UviCube's control.
Q: What safety features does UviCube have?
A: UviCube is made with a reflective tempered glass for protection to reflect back UV rays into its highly reflective inner chamber. For added safety, UviCube automatically shuts off if the door is opened during a running cycle. UviCube is built with UL rated components and materials and has obtained U.S. and Canadian safety certification by Intertek (ETL) a test laboratory recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a U.S. federal agency.
Proposition 65 disclosure: This product contains a chemical known in the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Note: Small amounts of mercury are found in many light bulbs, fluorescent and UV lamps. Proper care should be taken if a bulb or lamp should break. Please refer to the user manual for proper handling instructions.
Q: How effective is UviCube in eliminating germs?
A: UviCube was found to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria on surfaces exposed to UV light by a nationally recognized third party ISO 17025 accredited test facility in the United States, and in compliance with U.S. and international regulatory requirements for independence and impartiality of lab data. Specifically: Salmonella Enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. UviCube follows the guidelines set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in making disinfection and sanitization claims. Click here to see UviCube's lab results.
Q: How do I use UviCube?
A: For baby bottles, simply wash your bottles in warm, soapy water and rinse them well. Place them in the UviCube unit. UviCube has a highly reflective inner chamber to maximize the reach and exposure of UV light, however please be mindful to leave one-quarter inch of space between objects and avoid stacking to ensure that UV light can properly reach and eliminate germs. UV light does not penetrate plastic or glass, therefore do not pile items on top of each other to ensure optimal UV exposure. For dry items such as mobile phones and electronics, simply select the UV cycle and press START. Please refer to our Operating Instructions page for more details. Click here to see how-to videos.
Q: How big is UviCube?
A: UviCube's outer dimensions are 12" wide x 14" long x 15" tall. It's about the size of a small microwave or toaster oven. Its inner dimensions are 9.5" wide x 9.5" deep x 11.25" tall, and can hold 4-6 bottles and accessories depending on thier size. A mini tablet fits perfectly on the tray, and still has room to hold a mobile phone, a watch or other small personal items.
Q: Doesn't 45 minutes to dry and disinfect bottles and 10 minutes to sanitize my phone sound like a long time?
A: The time between shaking off excess water from bottles and placing them in UviCube can be 30 seconds or less. You can even start the full DRY+UV cycle with a single press of a button. We believe that getting you back to what you were doing and spending time with your child is the most important time to consider. Other methods require set-up, pouring water and then laying them out on the counter afterwards to let them dry, which will definitely take longer than 30 seconds. UviCube also allows you to load and safely store 4-6 bottles until you need them. A daily rhythm and routine with UviCube will cut down on the stress of prep work and worry, particularly on those hectic days. You can find yourself quickly getting back to spending time with your child.
The same goes for your mobile phones and electronics. While UV-C light can begin to have an effect on bacteria in as little as 30 seconds, our tests have shown that 10 minutes safely achieve 99.9% effectiveness.
Q: How much power does UviCube consume and cost to operate?
A:With a maximum power consumption of 54 Watts, based on energy.gov calculations and under normal operation, UviCube should cost $6.05/year. For comparison, a PC and Monitor consumes 270 Watts and can cost up to $43.34/year; a window fan consumes 200 Watts and can cost $10.56/year. UviCube also has a built-in universal power supply that allows it to work anywhere in the world.
Q: How well does UviCube dry bottles?
A: Drying results may vary depending on how well you shake off the bottles, the shape of the bottles and general humidity conditions.
UviCube purposely uses a low-heat infrared bulb, which may have varying results on some types of bottles and items. Higher heat results in better drying results, but may cause burns and may shorten the lifespan of your items.
Bottles should be shaken very thoroughly in order to remove excess water and to make sure that large droplets do not form at the bottom of the bottle.
Please make sure that both protective covers from the IR bulb and UV lamp are REMOVED (refer to instruction manual page 11). In some instances, customers have unintentionally left the IR bulb cover, which limits the ability of the bulb to heat and dry the bottles.
Q: What is that odor?
A: Some people are more sensitive than others, but there may be some who may notice two types of odors.
a. Many enclosed appliances such as refrigerators or microwaves may have a ‘new production’ odor, particularly right out of the box. Leaving the door open for even just 30 seconds dissipates this smell.
b. A slight ‘burning’ smell may be noticed by some immediately after a cycle. This is due to heat released by the bulb and lamp. This odor should dissipate after 30+ seconds once the door is opened. While there is heat from the lamps, this doesn't mean that your items are being burned. In fact, we purposely chose a low-heat infrared bulb precisely for this reason.
Q: Where can I get replacement infrared bulbs and uv lamps?
A: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you replacement bulbs and lamps, free of charge, until they become available on our website. Please include the name and address you used to purchase UviCube.
* US Patent D752,827