Sunburns are the radiation damage caused by ultraviolet light from the sun. The UV exposure to the skin causes redness, pain, and peeling in skin patches, and long term exposure can also lead to skin cancer.

However, nowadays, there are UV sanitization and sterilization devices available. The same UV light that causes skin damage can also be harnessed and used to kill germs faster. UV light sanitizing devices can also help sterilize surfaces like desktops and door handles, sinks, and toilets. Though sanitizing surfaces with soap and water or isopropyl alcohol would be useful, UV sterilization devices, too, can eradicate bacteria and viruses, as long as it is used properly. Some of the best UV sterilization devices are:

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UV Light Sterilization Device

UV Sterilizers

XBOCMY Germicidal UV Light Bulb

Price: $35 

This UV bulb can be easily screwed into any standard light socket in the home or office. The lamp helps to kill off viral agents and bacteria in an area covering 400 square feet. Letting the bulb shine out for 15 – 20 minutes is enough to clean a smaller space, like a closet. If charged for around an hour or more, it is useful to sterilize much larger areas.


Image: XBOCMY Germicidal UV Light Bulb.

UV Light Sanitizer Travel Wand

Price: $50 

This UV sanitizing wand consists of 30 LED bulbs, which creates enough UV-C light to kill off viruses and bacteria. It can be effectively used over doorknobs, keyboards, or other smaller surfaces that are often touched by many hands. The wand has a USB cord that can be connected through an adapter to an AC outlet or also used with a portable battery.


Image: UV Light Sanitizer Travel Wand

PhoneSoap Wireless UV Smartphone Cleaning Case

Price: $100 

This case is useful to kill off bacteria and viruses which might cover the phone. The interior is equipped with Qi wireless charging technology, and the case is small enough to fit into a purse. The wireless UV case needs just 10 minutes to eradicate all the germs from the phone.


PhoneSoap Wireless UV Smartphone Cleaning Case

CASETiFY UV Sanitizer

Price: $120 

This sanitizer device is designed for sanitizing and sterilizing smartphones. The case is big enough to clean a Samsung Galaxy Mega or iPhone 11 Pro Max. It can also be used to sanitize pieces of jewelry, glasses, wallets, watches, and full-sized pieces of silverware. The case has six UV lights and removes around 99.9% germs in just three minutes.


Image: CASETiFY UV Sanitizer

CrazyCap UV Water Bottle Purifier Cap

Price: $70

This UV sanitization cap is useful to kill germs and bacteria present in the water we drink. The lid has a UV-C light, which clears around 99.99% of germs from water, making it safe for everyone to drink it in just two minutes.


Image: CrazyCap UV Water Bottle Purifier Cap

Munchkin Portable UV Sterilizer

Price: $20

Babies put everything into their mouths, whatever they lay their hands on! As such, it is essential to sterilize objects like pacifiers and bottle nipples for babies. The Munchkin Portable UV Sanitizer can eradicate all germs from a pacifier, bottle nipple, or any other small item in a minute. The device can be run off a wall outlet or by using three AA batteries, which makes it more portable. The device also has a strap for secure attachment to a stroller or diaper bag.


Image: Munchkin Portable UV Sterilizer

59S UV Ultraviolet LED Sterilizer Sanitization Box

Price: $81 

This UV-C sterilizer box can accommodate anything from a phone to a baby toy, keys to the wallet. The sterilization box can also sanitize PPE like masks and gloves, allowing people to reuse the same gear without having the risk of spreading or contracting an infection. The box has multiple internal bulbs which ensure complete sterilization of the exterior of the objects placed in it in just three minutes.


Image: 59S UV Ultraviolet LED Sterilizer Sanitization Box

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