Lumin Bullet CPAP Hose Cleaner
A clean CPAP tube is a long lasting tube, but sanitizing a CPAP hose by hand can be incredibly difficult, messy, and time-consuming. The CPAP hose is notorious for being a breeding ground for bacteria and mold since it remains warm and moist when in use. It is also difficult to clean due to its length and oftentimes remains dirty even after washing. To counter this, 3B Medical’s Lumin Bullet was designed to easily and efficiently clean the hose by killing 99% of bacteria and germs in seconds.
Unlike manually washing your tube, cleaning with the Lumin Bullet is simple. You will no longer need to struggle reaching the inner portions of the tube or have to wait half a day for the tube to dry. Instead, all it takes is 2 minutes of your day and it's clean and ready to be used. Paired with the Lumin CPAP Cleaner and Sanitizer, your CPAP mask, water chamber, tube, and other CPAP machine accessories will be clean every day with no effort.
Long Lasting Charge
At a fully charged state, the Lumin Bullet is capable of up to 30 usages: an entire month of daily tube cleaning. Its portability makes it convenient to use even during travel. Charging is also a breeze; all you need to do is plug in the USB cord located at the rear of the machine and plug it into a power source. When the bullet displays a red glow this signifies that it is charging. A green light signals a full charge.
Most companies tend to opt for ozone cleaning when designing CPAP equipment cleaners. 3B Medical, however, decided on a method most health industries began to use: UVC light (Ultraviolet C light). This is because ozone, despite being an excellent sanitizer, is also harmful to human bodies. Ozone inhalation can lead to respiratory issues such as trouble breathing, coughs, and chest pains, so a leak in an ozone cleaner can be deadly.
In comparison, although ultraviolet light is powerful enough damage human eyes, they are still essentially lights. They are far easier to regulate compared to gas substances like ozone. In terms of cleaning properties, they can destroy 99% of harmful bacteria, pathogens, viruses, and fungi in under 3 minutes, which is faster than ozone cleaning since the ozone has to disperse once finished (which adds a waiting period after cleaning) whereas the UV light just has to be turned off.
- Sanitizes under 2 minutes
- No ozone and other harsh chemicals
- Safe and effective sanitization
- One charge is good for up to 30 cleaning cycles
- Compatible with most hoses
The Lumin Bullet’s UVC cleaning method cleans to a microscopic level and is far more efficient and powerful compared to soap, water, and vinegar methods. As an added bonus, there is no mess that needs to be cleaned up.
The Lumin Bullet works with nearly all tubes; however, there are several on the market it doesn’t work with. These tubes listed below are not usable with the Lumin Bullet:
- AirSense 10 ClimateLine Air Heated Tube
- AirSense 10 ClimateLine Air Oxy Heated Tube
- DreamStation Go 12mm Micro Tubing
How do I use this machine?
Cleaning using the Lumin Bullet is simple; insert the sanitizing probe into the hose and close the Lumin Bullet casing with the tube in between. Once the casing is closed, the magnets in the casing will pick up the probe and you can slide the machine to the other end of the tube. The magnets should keep the probe gliding through the tube. Just be sure to be gentle during this process and take some time so that it thoroughly disinfects the tube. The recommended time is around 2 minutes.
|Dimensions||8.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches (215 x 64 x 64 mm)|
|Altitude Adjustment||Up to 6,651 ft|
- Lumin Bullet
- USB Charging Cord
- Sanitizing Probe
- User Manual
Nice product. It took a few times for me to get everything oriented correctly, but once I did it works great. The magnets are strong once they are aligned properly and pull the probe through the hose. This is sure easier than using a hose brush, but I will still need to brush the extreme ends of the hose because the active area of the probe does not go all the way.
I had originally purchased the Lumin and was very pleased with it except it would not clean my tube. I decided to purchase the Bullet when it came out and I am glad I did. I used to get water everywhere when I cleaned my tube. This has been a great addition to my Lumin and glad I have it. All you need to do is pull the tube through the Bullet which takes about 30 seconds going one way and 30 seconds going the other way and that is it. Thanks Lumin