Why Should I Use Wanderclean?

Wanderclean is an essential tool in protecting yourself against the invisible germs, viruses and bacteria lurking unseen on all the objects you touch both inside and outside your home. With the simple press of a button, Wanderclean emits a high-energy beam of germicidal UVC light from its purpose-build LEDs, efficiently and effectively sanitizing surfaces without the use of chemicals. The result is a clean that’s quick, clean, and safe for any surface, all while being 99.9% effective.

What Is UV Light?

UV light is the spectrum of light that we can’t see, but it’s quite literally everywhere under the sun. But not all UV light is created equally when it comes to sanitizing and sterilizing surfaces in the home. It actually falls into three distinct wavelength categories: UVA, UVB, and UVC.

How Does UVC Light Sanitize?

UV-C light is the shortest wavelength of UV light, and the only one that effectively breaks apart germ and bacterial DNA, leaving it unable to function or reproduce. In other words UVC light is uniquely germicidal. It’s the wavelength that makes our product 99.9% effective at sanitizing surfaces.

Is UVC Safe?

When it comes to UVC light, there is a potential risk for damage when it’s employed in what’s known as ‘broad-spectrum’ form. For UVC light that means 200-280nm, a range that can damage both human skin and eyes with direct exposure. In a recent study in the scientific journal Nature, a small section of the UVC spectrum – known as Far-UVC – which is 207-222nm in length “efficiently inactivates bacteria without harm to exposed mammalian skin”, which means that while still deadly to germs and bacteria, it’s relatively harmless to us humans. This is because they found that, “due to its strong absorbance in biological materials, Far-UVC light cannot penetrate even the outer layers of human skin or eyes…but because bacteria and viruses are of a micrometer or smaller in dimension…can penetrate and inactivate them.”

How Do I Know It Works?

Though it may seem like a space-age technology. The use of UV light for the purposes of sanitation is actually a very old one. It was initially discovered by Niels Ryberg Nilsen, a Danish physician who sought to examine the power of UV light to cure his own maladies. It was his discoveries on UV wavelengths and the human body that led to his being awarded the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physiotherapy. Thanks to technology we use, like Lithium Ion batteries and LED lights, it’s practical and cost-effective to be used in the home!

Does It Kill Coronavirus?

For those of us living through the pandemic – which, let’s face it, is all of us – the answer is probably. While UVC light is known to be germicidal, eliminating 99.9% of bacteria and germs on surfaces, in water and in air, we do not yet know definitively that it can kill the Coronavirus. 

What we do know is that it is highly effective against similar viruses like the common flu, H1N1, SARS, and even the more recent (and similar to Coronavirus) Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). Based on this anecdotal evidence, most scientific bodies, including the National Academy of Sciences, agree that there is a high degree of probability that UVC light will have the same germicidal effect on SARS-CoV2. The fact of the matter is that given how new the virus is, we just don’t have the definitive information yet.

How long does the battery last?

Thanks to best-in-class LED technology, our UVC lights have a lifespan of roughly 15,000 hours. That’s the equivalent of taking your Wanderclean wand turning it on, and leaving it running 24/7 for over a year and a half. For the average person, sanitizing the high-risk items in their life everyday, the Wanderclean will give years and years of use. Plus, the LED lights will not degrade, so you get the best in germicidal protection right up until the minute they reach the end of their lifespan.

Can UVC Light Penetrate Surfaces or Substances?

No. Germicidal light does not penetrate or contaminate surfaces or substances. This is one of the reasons that one of its largest uses outside hospitals is in food and water processing plants. It’s safe enough that you can eat or drink items sanitized by UVC light. In fact, whether you know it or not, you probably have.

How Do I Know It’s Working?

Since UVC light is part of the UV spectrum that’s not visible to the eye and since the Wanderclean makes no sound when running, we have added additional UVA lights that allow you to see when your wanderclean is on and to be able to visualize where you’re sanitizing as you wave it over a surface.

What Can I Use It On?

Wanderclean is safe to use on any surface aside from your own body. Use it to sterilize anything from your car keys to your car itself. Your phone, laptops, earbuds, remotes. Even take it with you to sanitize door handles, bathrooms and shared surfaces that you might encounter. It’s compact and discreet, and leaves no smell or residue.

Does It Require Batteries?

No. The Wanderclean uses a high-capacity, high-output Lithium Ion battery that’s built directly into the unit. Powering germicidal UVC LED lights takes strong, consistent current, and Li-Ion batteries are the only powersource that can provide the kind of highly portable, long-lasting and efficient power that makes Wanderclean an industry leader in UVC technology.