What is a UV Light Wand?
A UV light wand is a handheld device that emits ultraviolet rays to kill bacteria, viruses. Many come with a rope or attachment that allows it to be hung on a wall or a door handle, making it easily accessible when you need it.
It is designed to be portable and convenient for use in various environments, such as homes, offices, schools, and hospitals. The downside is this device is often expensive, as this Purify-One UV Disinfectant Wand by Da Vinci Medical is $389.
Additionally, there is no way to visualize the light, so you don’t really know where you are killing / disinfecting, and how long you hold this device over an object is anyone's guess. These devices are often very large and cumbersome, and probably isn’t something that you are going to be able to throw in your pocket.
Benefits of using a UV Light Wand
- Versatility: A UV light wand is pretty versatile, making it suitable and easy to use in different environments, but not all. You can use it to disinfect surfaces, such as tables, countertops, doorknobs, and mobile phones, among others while at home or the office.
- Easy to Use: A UV light wand is easy to use. All you need to do is turn it on and wave it over the surface you want to disinfect. The wand emits ultraviolet rays that kill bacteria and viruses, leaving the surface clean and safe.
- Safe: UV light wands are safe to use when handled properly. The UV light emitted is not harmful to humans when used correctly. However, it is advisable to avoid direct exposure to the eyes and skin. It is also recommended to use the wand in well-ventilated areas.
Factors to Consider When Buying a UV Light Wand
- Power Output: When buying a UV light wand, consider the power output. The higher the power output, the more effective it is in killing bacteria and viruses.
- Size and Weight: The size and weight of the wand are also important factors to consider. A small and lightweight wand is easier to carry around and use.
- Battery Life: Look for a wand with a long battery life. This will ensure that you can use it for an extended period without having to recharge it.
- Safety Features: Look for a wand that has safety features, such as an auto shut-off function when the wand is tilted beyond a certain angle. This will help to prevent accidental exposure to the eyes or skin.
The UVCeed Mobile Disinfectant vs Light Wands
In addition to the above points (mobility, ease of use, powerful germ killing, etc), the UVCeed mobile disinfectant goes one step further with leveraging an app, plus offers a much better price point. Other key benefits the UVCeed mobile disinfectant has over light wands:
- Smaller footprint, fits in your pocket, and where your phone goes, your disinfection comes too.
- Leveraging the UVCeed app you have two immediate advantages - the first is you can see where you are killing germs, bacteria, and viruses via your screen, AND the app functions as a powerful safety tool, limiting your exposure to light.
- Cordless, light weight, and recharges via USB
A UV light wand and the UVCeed Mobile device are both handy devices to have for efficacy, with both you can ensure that your surroundings are clean and safe from harmful bacteria and viruses.