Cleanbox products are built with ISO 9001 certified materials and assembled in an FDA-certified facility
The CX1 can use any power source from 100-240V, 50-60Hz, which means you can utilize power in any country in the world. You will need a plug adapter for non-USA plugs.
The CX1 draws slightly less than 5A of power when in operation.
The CX1 has a 10A fuse in the power outlet (where the cord plugs into the back of the unit) to prevent electrical spikes from harming the internal components. No other special relays or fuses.
The UVC LEDs we utilize operate at 265nM (the sweet spot that affects the largest cross-section of contagions) and don't emit ozone. UVC mercury bulbs do emit ozone at very low wavelengths (185nM) but we not only don't go that low, the LED substrates have a minimum of 205nM and can't get to the point where ozone would be created.
Ozone is not an issue.
The nanotech coatings create hydrophobic and superhydrophobic coatings that helps prevent body fluids, including sweat and oils, from permeating soft (and hard) surfaces.
The nanotech coatings on the devices prevent nearly everything from sticking effectively. Very heavy coatings, like makeup, may leave some residue which should be easy to wipe off with a dry microfiber cloth. Nearly everything else will be removed by the directed air jets and an extra wipe down is rarely necessary.
Smells come from fluids, oils, detritus, or bacteria sticking to the surface of the headset. Since those things are prevented from sticking, and bacteria are eliminated by the UVC lights, smells are not a factor.
Every unit comes with one 2 oz bottle to start. The 2oz covers a one time application of 8-10 headsets or two applications of 4-5. There is no set re-application.
Nano wears off depending on how much flex the material experiences. For some the protection can last 6-12 months, and for others a shorter amount of time. We recommend testing every 3 months by placing a bead of water on the mask If it doesn't roll as in the demo video, it's time to reapply.
We also recommend NOT using wipes as the nano is water soluble and the chemicals will break down the solution quicker over time. If there is gunk from makeup, the best procedure is to wipe with a dry cloth.
What's NANO made of?
The nano is fluorinated acrylic, a fluoro plastic. It is not toxic.
What makes the material a "nano" coating?
It's very simple. After the water evaporates, a thin (less than 200 nanometer) film of FluoroPel 260 is left on the surface, making it a "nano coating."
Is there any concern about the nanocoating shedding particles over time?
Although it can be confusing because of the name, the FluoroPel nano coating that we use does not have nanoparticles. Think of it as a very thin (less than 200 nanometer) saran wrap that is hydrophobic.
We don't use heat, liquids or chemicals. We are a completely no-waste, eco-friendly product. The primary reason we are able to kill 99% bacteria, virus and fungi is because we utilize medical grade UVC lighting. This technology has been in use in hospital systems for decades (historically with a mercury lamp), and only recently available in LED form.
We also use a textile nanotech superhydrophobic that helps prevent body fluids including sweat and oils from permeating soft (and hard) surfaces in the first place. This helps provide an invisible barrier (microscopic peaks and valleys on the surface of the headset) which prevent bacteria from replicating. The UVC lights then eradicates the exposed pathogens.
Packing your Cleanbox into a Pelican case
The easiest way to make the CX1 fit into a Pelican case is to put it in sideways. Rotate the unit so that the handle on the CX1 is pointed toward the handle on the Pelican case, and the "CLEANBOX" logo is facing the hinge side of the Pelican case.
There isn't a lot of space between the sides of the CX1 and the top/bottom of the Pelican case, so you may need to remove the "teeth"-patterned foam rubber on the bottom of the case and use one of the thinner sheets of foam instead. With the Pelican case firmly securing the unit, the CX1 nicely protected.
How Do I Know it's Working?
Most of what's going on inside the CX1 is difficult to see. Of course, you can see moisture beading up on the surface of the nanotech-treated surfaces, but other things are harder to discern.
Because of the combination of features that the CX1 utilizes, the answers to this are almost all negative proofs:
a) You don't see changes in the fabric because nothing is soaking into it and causing discoloration due to the nanotech coatings;
b) You don't smell anything because bacteria are being destroyed and don't cause cultures that create scents;
c) You can't see the diseases destroyed because they are micro-organisms and you'd need a microscope and the knowledge on what you are seeing to tell the difference. (However we do have the microbe lab reports to prove that the process is eradicating bacteria, viruses and fungi.)
But the rest? Your headset is staying clean and dry and stain-free because you are using the CX1 and it's doing its job properly.
Should I Also Use a Wipe?
If the headset is properly treated with nanotech, then wiping with anti-septic wipes is completely unnecessary. If you see anything sticking to the surfaces, then a dry microfiber cloth is actually a better choice. Why?
a) Anti-septic wipes have a strong negative smell, and;
b) You're putting moisture on a nanotech-treated surface and therefore you're doing next to nothing because you're only using the anti-septic on the nanotech coating.
Does the UVC light damage the headset?
No. The UVC is a shorter wavelength and has a very different impact on plastics and lenses than UVA or UVB. The impact of UVC on plastics, lenses, or the other materials of the headsets is so negligible that you will see no difference over the lifetime of that headset.
Does UVC Light degrade the screen display quality of a device?
No, UVC doesn't affect screen display quality.
Is UVC light bad for electronics?
UVC can often be confused with UVA or UVB light (the kind you get from the sun). We know that the sun damages electronics and plastics, but UVC is a short wavelength of light with different properties. It will not degrade materials or damage your headset.
Can I be hurt by UVC light?
UVC is a short wavelength of light that is completely stopped by glass or plastic so there are no safety issues when using the Cleanbox properly. Additionally, the Cleanbox cycle will stop if the door is opened mid-cycle, so you won't risk exposure to any UVC light. Since our UVCs are in LEDs, we aren't emitting ozone either (and we are not using mercury), so Cleanbox is entirely safe to use.
Does the UVC light bounce around the interior of the CX1?
UVC light does bounce around, but the highest effectiveness is where the lights shine directly (line of sight). Because light obeys the inverse-square law of physics, the further it travels, the weaker the exposure. The CX1 is designed to shine light where it is needed most, at the distance that creates the maximum effectiveness, on the surfaces that touch a guest's face when being worn.
Do UV wands or UV microwaves work?
These products do not say UVC light in any of its product description. UV light use is repeatedly stated. There is a difference.
Based on reviews, the owner's manual of these products states that ozone is used, and users complained of a strong ozone smell when using. It is not eco friendly.
These products were made for sterilization of items like hairbrushes and implements used to provide mani-pedis. Certainly not intended to protect consumers from contagion passed on by gear with multi eye and face touch points.
A reflective surface can't be compared to multidirectional UVC rays, engineered to eradicate virus, bacteria and fungi. The simple explanation is that UVC light, from a specific distance, must permeate a specific point for a specific amount of time in order for decontamination to occur.
Independent lab tests prove our claims.
Cleanbox products come with a one-year manufacturers' warranty for guarantee against faulty parts or lights. Cleanbox will cover at no cost the replacement cost of any parts that are deemed to have been damaged during manufacturing. This warranty does not cover costs of parts damaged in the course of use by the customer. For ongoing maintenance Cleanbox offers replacement parts at a minimal cost.
The goods are sold "as is" without representation or warranties of any kind outside of the manufacturers' warranty previously outlined. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Cleanbox expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and any warranty arising from course of performance, course of dealing or usage in trade.
Use as directed
Product must be used as instructed to result in the efficacy promised. Cleanbox is not liable for misuse of the product.