• DeGerminator - Portable UV Sanitizer (UV-5D)

DeGerminator - Portable UV Sanitizer (UV-5D)

  • Price: $139.99

Available Options

Product NumberUV5-DUV5-DB
Light Source

5-watt, germicidal UV-C (254 nm) short wave tube – BLE-5T254

5-watt, germicidal UV-C (254 nm) short wave tube – BLE-5T254


8.875 inches (22.5 cm)

8.875 inches (22.5 cm)


10.25 oz (290 g)

10.25 oz (290 g)

Power Supply

AC adapter, 100—240V, 50/60 Hz, 6V DC, 2A or Four AA alkaline batteries (not included)

Four AA alkaline batteries (included)

The information presented here is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace medical advice. None of the sources cited assume liability for any use or misuse of the product, or of the information cited here. Every effort has been made to present accurate information about the DeGerm-inator and its proper use. The DeGerm-inator is not a toy, and should be used in a responsible manner. Instructions for use must be followed precisely, or injury may occur.

For optimal use, operate at 77°F (25°C) at a maximum distance of 0.5 inches (1.3cm) with fresh batteries (less than 3 hours of use).

* Tests conducted and verified under Anastasia Gregoriades, Ph.D., at Queens College (New York) established the kill ratio by the DeGERM-inator™ on the organisms cited.

  • The lethal exposure time of the organism is determined by the wavelength of radiation, density of radiant flux (µW/cm²), and time.
  • The time required to kill or inactivate greater than 90% is proportionate to the ratio of the required killing energy and the irradiance of the light source, i.e., Time = Energy Required (µW.sec/cm²)/ Irradiance (µW/cm²).
  • The ultraviolet output can vary considerably with temperature, distance, and battery charge.
  • Safe exposure limits for ultraviolet germicidal radiation have been set by the American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists.

Exposure Per Day

Irradiance at constant level in µW/cm² (distance of 0.5 inches)

8 hours0.2
4 hours0.4
1 hour1.6
10 minutes10
1 minute100
6 seconds1,000


Abshire, R.L., Dunton, H., “Resistance of Selected Strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to Low-Intensity Ultraviolet Radiation,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, June 1981, p. 1419-1423.

Pennsylvania State University Graduate School of Architectural Engineering and Biology Departments, “Germicidal and Short Wave Radiation.” Phillips, “Germicidal Lamps and Applications,” Phillips Light Application Directory, 1985.

Qualls, R.G., Johnson, J.D., “Bioassay and Dose Measurement in UV Disinfection,” Applied Environmental Microbiology, March 1983, 45(3):872-7. Sylvania, “Ultraviolet Germicidal Radiation,”

Sylvania Engineering Bulletin, 0.342. Various resource materials published on the Worldwide Web.

Spectro-UV Portable UV Sanitizer

Protect Yourself

Kill a wide range of disease-causing bacteria and viruses — in just seconds! Protect against E.Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Listeria, the H1N1 flu virus, and much more!*

Sanitize telephones and cell phones, toilet seats and flush handles, sinks, faucets, countertops, computer mouse devices and keyboards, plastic toys, doorknobs, and many other commonly contaminated surfaces. Also, safely purify drinking water.

*The DeGerminator has not been tested yet on the COVID-19 Coronavirus. It has been laboratory tested against common household bacteria and other common viruses. UV-C is a suggested method of sanitizing from the CDC, most recently for Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs). Learn more about COVID-19 and prevention of its spread from the CDC and WHO.


The DeGERM-inator (UV5D & UV5DB) portable ultraviolet sanitizer uses the short-wave UV (germicidal) method of deactivating and killing microbes, which has been recommended for over 50 years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. For added safety, the DeGERM-inator lamp features a unique child-safety switch to prevent accidental UV exposure.


To kill most microorganisms, simply turn on the DeGerminator, and shine the short-wave UV-C (254 nm) light on any nonporous surface for 6 to 8 seconds at a distance of one-half inch (1.3 cm) or less from the surface. Some germs may take longer. Repeat this over every area of the surface exposed to sunlight.*


Made of a rugged engineering polymer that is shock-proof and impact-resistant.


Pocket-sized. Lamps are 8 7/8 inches (22.3 cm) long, and weigh only 10 1/4 oz (290 g). They can be conveniently carried in a purse, briefcase, or auto glove compartment! Works on four AA alkaline batteries or AC power. Comes complete with a nylon travel pouch, carrying strap, and AC adapter.

Why Should I Use the DeGerminator?

According to medical experts, certain bacteria may build up a resistance due to overuse of antibacterial chemicals, soaps, detergents, lotions, and creams. This increases the danger of developing super-bacteria that are resistant to conventional antibiotics. You can avoid this health risk by using a DeGerminator.

Are there Any Risks in Using the DeGerminator?

Unlike personal hygiene products, the DeGerminator is used only on the objects you touch — not your body. It is completely safe when used as directed.

How Effective is the DeGerminator?

Antibacterial agents found in personal hygiene products may not kill all the bacteria. Many bacteria merely mutate into tougher, drug-resistant strains. On the other hand, ultraviolet germicidal light, such as the light emitted by a DeGERM-inator, has been shown to damage the DNA in bacteria and viruses, killing over 90% of them outright!

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