UVC flashlights: for sterilization and more

WARNING: UV-C light can cause great harm. 

We tend to know what we are talking about, or?

When it comes to normal flashlights, we share lots of knowledge amongst our team members. But, when it comes to UV-C flashlights, we can only go off the information sellers and manufacturers provide. The effects of UV-C light is very hard to measure by the average Joe without special equipment. So the effect of these flashlights on bacteria or viruses is not tested and unknown.

They can do harm without you even noticing it. Therefore, never ever point it to parts of your body, skin, eyes or other living beings. You need proper protection when using these lights and they should be used by professionals only.

If you don't know what UVC flashlights can do to you, don't buy them!

Therefore, we can only recommend them to professionals with proper protection who know what these are capable of. These are not the average around-the-house UV flashlights you put on your bedside table. None of the flashlight manufacturers' claims are tested by us or any professional laboratory. Also, these lights are not comparable to regular UV flashlights. UV-A and UV-B light is a totally different kind of breed.

If you want to learn more about UV-C light, please read this article from UVresource.com, this article from the WHO, or even this EPA Manuscript.

Again, these flashlights should only be used by professionals with adequate protection.

UVC flashlights

uvc flashlight with goggles and batteries

Astrolux MF01S UVC

Most powerful UV-C flashlight

  • LED: 18*UVC
  • UV Wavelength: UVC 275nm
  • Wattage: 3.6W
  • Battery config 4*18650
  • Modes: 3

One of the most, if not the most powerful UV-C flashlights on the market is the Astrolux MF01S-UVC. Take note that the MF01S (without UVC) is a regular LED flashlight, while the MF01S-UVC is the one we are talking about.

uvc flashlight

Astrolux MF01 Mini UVC

  • LED: 7*UVC
  • UV Wavelength: UVC 275nm
  • Wattage: 1.4W
  • Battery config 1*26650
  • Sterilization power: 21mW
  • Modes: 3

We've reviewed the normal LED version of the Astrolux MF01 Mini, but this is the same size with different emitters. Instead of the 18 UVC emitters like its bigger brother, the MF01 Mini only has 7 UV-C LEDs.

rovyvon uvc flashlight

Rovyvon E700U

Hybrid LED + UV-C

  • LED: 4*XPG3 + 3*UVC
  • UV Wavelength: UVC 270nm
  • Battery config: 1*21700 (battery included)
  • Charge: USB-C

Rovyvon Angel Eyes E700U is one of the few higher-end flashlight brands that produce a hybrid of normal LEDs and UV-C LEDs combined. There are tons of UV hybrids with regular UV LEDs but only a handful of UV-C.

Rovyvon combines it with 4*XPG3 LEDs to produce 2800 lumens besides the UV-C functionality. This makes it a useful all-rounder unlike the other lights on the list. Add the 5000mAh battery and USB-C charger, and you have a solid combination.

Warning

What are UV-C flashlights used for?

Keep it simple: If you're unsure how or why to use a UVC flashlight, do not buy it!

UVC light is used for:

  • Disinfection (like water disinfection)
  • Sterilization

They can do harm without you even noticing it. Therefore, never ever point it to parts of your body, skin, eyes or other living beings. You need proper protection when using these lights and they should be used by professionals only.

If you don't know what UVC flashlights can do to you, don't buy them!

Therefore, we can only recommend them to professionals with proper protection who know what these are capable of. These are not the average around-the-house UV flashlights you put on your bedside table. None of the flashlight manufacturers' claims are tested by us or any professional laboratory. Also, these lights are not comparable to regular UV flashlights. UV-A and UV-B light is a totally different kind of breed.

If you want to learn more about UV-C light, please read this article from UVresource.com, this article from the WHO, or even this EPA Manuscript.

Again, these flashlights should only be used by professionals with adequate protection.

FAKE

Many sellers, including eBay and Aliexpress, started selling UV-C flashlights. We recommend not to buy these. Usually, these types of products are subpar and use low-quality materials including the LEDs.  We do not recommend buying the following UV-C flashlights on that basis.

DO NOT BUY:

Warning:

  • Don't buy if you don't know what UVC light can do
  • Never point a UVC flashlight to skin
  • Never point a UVC flashlight into your, or somebody else's eyes
  • Never point a UVC flashlight to human beings, animals or other living creatures
  • Keep UVC flashlights out of reach of children
  • Never give a UVC flashlight to children
  • Never leave a UVC flashlight unattended with batteries installed
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