Choosing the right home sanitization system is probably the most important decision you will make when it comes to safeguarding your family from bacteria, viruses, and germs. But the selection process is by no means easy as there are so many products available in the market with more or less similar specs. Here, we compare two UVC-based brands available in the market -- Puritize Home, a single one-size-fits-all product, and Homedics which offers four portable UV-Clean branded products -- to help you make the right choice.
What does Puritize Home do?
Puritize uses Advanced Refraction UVC technology to get rid of germs, bacteria, and viruses. It can be used to sanitize home equipment such as electronics items, remote controls, mobile phones, baby toys, and cosmetic tools.
What do Homedics products do?
Homedics, which uses UV-C technology, has four customized products on offer: UV CLEAN Portable Phone Sanitizer, UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Wand, UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Case, and UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Bag. Homedics products can be used to cleanse your household items such as mobile phones, jewelry, keys, eyeglasses, etc of bacteria and viruses.
Specs of Puritize Home
Puritize Home completes the sanitizing process in 10 minutes. It comes with auto switch on and switch off options. The product has the provision to charge up to 3 electronic devices at a time. It comes equipped with a digit lock for secure storage. Puritize has ample space to place various products and comes with dimensions of 16.5” x 9.5” x 6".
Specs of Homedics Portable Sanitizers
UV CLEAN Portable Phone Sanitizer product completes sanitization in 30 seconds with the help of two UV-C germicidal LEDs. The product can fit in smartphones of any size. UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Case, which completes cleaning in 90 seconds, uses a single UV-C germicidal LED. It is powered by a USB cable and can be used for cleaning earbuds, phones, and watches. UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Wand, which uses 3 UV-C germicidal LEDs, can be used to sanitize any object or surface in 5-10 seconds. It is manufactured from antibacterial material. UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Bag, which uses 4 UV-C LED lights, can be used to clean larger items such as remote controls, eyeglasses, jewelry, and keys. It completes sanitizing in 1 minute. The product comes with dimensions of 8 inches *4.1 inches.
How Effective is Puritize Home
Puritize’s UVC System is laboratory-proven to destroy 99.9% of bacteria and viruses.
How Effective is Homedics Sanitization Products
Homedics products use Ultraviolet-C lights to get rid of 99.9% of germs. The efficacy of its products is proven by independent laboratory tests and is available for reference on their website.
Products that can be sanitized
Puritize website mentions regular household items such as mobile phones, electronics items, remote controls, toys, and cosmetic tools. Puritize recommends restricted sanitizing of leather goods, delicate items, and electronic items as UV-C light may cause fading. Homedics products can be utilized to sanitize items such as mobile phones, earbuds, eyeglasses, jewelry, keys, and TV remotes.
Use of chemicals/mercury
Puritize website does not provide information about the use of chemicals/mercury. Homedics products specify that they don’t use chemicals or mercury.
Ease of Cleaning
Both Homedics and Puritize do not provide information on cleaning the equipment.
Use of Heat to Sterilize
Puritize does not divulge this information, but UV-based sterilizers typically do not use heat or steam. There is no information on this aspect provided on the Homedics website.
Puritize does not have a drier facility. Homedics too does not provide this information.
Battery/UV-C Bulb Life
Puritize website mentions that each UV-C bulb comes with longevity of 5,000 hours. Homedics website mentions that its UV CLEAN Portable Phone Sanitizer is capable of 70 uses per charge, while UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Bag can last up to 18 uses per charge. There is no longevity information provided for UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Case and UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Wand.
Puritize Home comes with a manufacturer’s warranty for a one-year period against any defects in the equipment. In case of defects, the firm assures repair free of cost and also offers to replace the product with a new one. Homedics website mentions that they offer a one-year limited warranty and two-year limited warranty for its products. Homedics undertakes to refund the cost of purchase if you return the product within 30 days.
Puritize website does not provide information on regulatory approval for its sanitization system. Homedics website has not provided any information on regulatory approvals for its UV CLEAN range of portable sanitizers.
Puritize website does not provide specific information on the safety of its home sanitizer product. Homedics website mentions that its UV Clean Portable Sanitizer Case comes equipped with an advanced safety lock that prevents accidental UV exposure. It adds that the product does not use mercury or chemicals. Homedics’ UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Wand comes with a childproof safety feature and the product does not use mercury or chemicals. It is mentioned that the Sanitizer Wand is made of antibacterial material which acts as a deterrent against cross-contamination. Homedics does not provide safety information for its UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Bag and UV CLEAN Portable Phone Sanitizer products.
Puritize Home product retails for $199.99 on Puritize.com. Puritize does not offer any add-on products along with the sanitizer. The product is shipped in 3-12 business days. Unopened products can be returned within 15 days. Homedics has four UV Sanitizer products listed on its website and they come with different price points. UV CLEAN Portable Phone Sanitizer retails for $59.99 on the Homedics website and Amazon.com, while UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Wand retails for $49.99. UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Case is available for $29.99 on the website and $39.99 on Amazon.com, while the UV CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Bag is priced at $79.99 on Homedics website.
We have compared two competing products in the UVC-based home sanitizer category, Puritize Home, which is a single product with a range of sanitizer products from Homedics. The functionalities of both products have been clearly explained, along with the specs of each. More literature is available on products from Homedics. Both claim nearly 100% efficacy when it comes to germ-killing capability, both backed by independent laboratory reports. Time taken to sanitize is 10 minutes for the Puritize product, while it varies in products offered by Homedics. Both products can sanitize most of the household items such as electronic goods, toothbrushes, and baby toys. A direct comparison is not possible regarding the shelf life of both the products because of their different capacities. Also, both products have been positioned differently when it comes to pricing.