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Lumin FAQ

How do I use the Lumin?  

The Lumin is a single button device. It really could not be any easier. First wipe the inside of your mask and cushion with a wipe to remove any physical residue. If cleaning your humidifier water chamber, open the chamber and place in the drawer face up. If cleaning your mask, lay your mask in the drawer face up. Close the drawer and press the button. In 5 minutes the cycle is complete and your mask and water chamber are ready for use.  

How often do I need to clean my CPAP accessories?

You should take care to maintain a proper CPAP cleaning schedule for your machine’s accessories. 3B recommends that you clean your CPAP accessories at least twice a week. A quick 5 minute cleaning cycle will ensure that your accessories are ready to use. In addition, always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for continued care of your equipment to maximize the life of your machine, mask and accessories.

How does Lumin work?

Lumin works by emitting high energy light within a narrow spectrum referred to as UV. The Lumin relies on a low-pressure, mercury-arc lamp designed to produce the highest amounts of UV energy – where 90% of energy is generated around 254nm.

Which accessories does the Lumin clean? Will Lumin work for my accessories? (compatibility?)

The Lumin will clean any item that can fit in the drawer. It is designed to handle most CPAP masks, hoses and water chambers.

Will Lumin damage my CPAP mask or accessories?

No. While long exposure times to UVC can weaken plastics and silicone, the Lumin cycle time is only 5 minutes. One year of daily use amounts to 30 hours of actual exposure time. In accelerated aging tests, 3B has validated no damage to plastics or silicone in over 150 hours of testing, roughly equivalent to 5 years of daily use.

Does Lumin cause an odor?

UV light has no odor. The vast majority of Lumin customers experience no odor. If there is an odor it is likely similar to the smell of burnt hair. Household dust is 90% composed of dead skin cells. Skin, like hair, contains a sulfide molecule. UV cleans with high energy light. That process also frees the sulfide molecule in a skin or hair molecule. If your unit has an odor please wipe the drawer thoroughly with a damp cloth using Dawn liquid detergent and dry with a paper towel. Run one cycle with the drawer empty and let the device sit overnight. Next day, your unit should have no odor.

Does Lumin come with a warranty?

Yes, Lumin is backed by a two year warranty.  


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