Dec 27th 2021

Lumin CPAP Cleaner vs. SoClean 2 | Selecting the Best Option

As a daily CPAP user, it’s essential to regularly clean your machine and supplies. Keeping your equipment sanitized will prevent germs and bacteria from growing on them. This article will compare some of the most popular cleaners on the market: Lumin CPAP Cleaner vs. SoClean 2 vs. SoClean 3 vs. Lumin Wand. Afterward, you’ll be provided with enough information so you can make the selection that’s best for you.

The Difference Between Home and Professional Cleaners

You may have read about different home cleaning methods that will sanitize your machine and equipment (i.e., soap and water). Those are great alternatives if you need to quickly clean your device, but they may not be able to remove all the germs and bacteria that can grow. Instead, many professional cleaners and sanitizers will use UV radiation or activated oxygen to effectively kill the bacteria to ensure you receive safe treatment.

You can read our past blog on “Can CPAP Make You Sick” to learn more about the importance of regularly cleaning.

Lumin CPAP Cleaner vs. SoClean 2

The two most popular cleaners on the market today are the Lumin and SoClean 2 CPAP cleaners. Both products offer an effective alternative to using soap and water without harsh chemicals. Here is a brief overview of those two cleaners.

Lumin CPAP Cleaner Overview

The 3B Medical Lumin works by using a UV light to kill bacteria, viruses, molds, and fungus on the equipment. This specialized UV light destroys 99% of germs and is similar to the UV cleaners used inside hospitals. The Lumin is free from abrasives and harsh liquids – making it the ideal solution for anyone wanting to avoid chemical cleaners.

How to Use

After placing the equipment inside the cleaner, simply select the start button, and the machine will clean the item in five minutes. It’s important to note the Lumin CPAP cleaner won’t remove physical debris left on objects inside the device. Make sure you thoroughly wipe the item clean before using the clean cycle.

SoClean 2 CPAP & Mask Cleaner

The main difference between the SoClean 2 and the Lumin cleaner is SoClean 2 uses activated oxygen to sanitize and clean the equipment. Activated oxygen is another chemical-free sanitizing product. The SoClean 2 uses the air in a room to produce the activated oxygen, which effectively kills 99.9% of all molds, bacteria, and viruses on your supplies. An added benefit is that the SoClean 2 has been tested by independent labs to prove it removes germs and is natural and safe to use.

How to Use

Once you place the equipment inside the cleaner, securely close the lid for two hours while the cleaning cycle begins. The machine will automatically turn off once it’s complete.

Comparison: Lumin CPAP Cleaner vs. SoClean 2 vs. SoClean 3 vs. Lumin Wand

While the Lumin and SoClean 2 cleaners are the most popular products on the market, the Lumin Wand and the recently released SoClean 3 might fit your needs too. Here is a comparison of all four cleaners for you to review.

Lumin CPAP Cleaner

  • Chemical-free cleaner
  • Cleans the item in 5-minutes
  • Built-in shutoff feature that automatically turns off the UV light when the drawer is open
  • Doesn’t require adapters, filters, or replacement parts
  • UV bulb will last for the lifetime of the device

Learn more about the 3B Medical Lumin CPAP & Mask Cleaner.

Lumin Wand

  • Chemical-free cleaner
  • Lab-tested to kill most bacteria and viruses
  • Cordless with a 5-hour battery life
  • Built-in proximity sensor and accelerometer
  • Auto start/off with built-in safety features

Learn more about the 3B Medical Lumin Wand, Handheld UV Light Sanitizer.

SoClean 2 Cleaner

  • Chemical-free cleaner
  • Cleans masks, tubing, and humidifier chambers
  • Tested by independent labs
  • Requires an adapter (compatible with almost all CPAP machines)
  • Includes a special tubing to clean the heated humidifier and other items at the same time
  • Cleans supplies in 2-hours

Learn more about the SoClean 2 CPAP & Mask Cleaner.

SoClean 3 Cleaner

  • Chemical-free cleaner
  • Includes a free adapter (compatible with almost all CPAP machines)
  • Small, compact design
  • Spring-loaded lid
  • USB charging port
  • Schedule your cleaning cycle or start automatically
  • Cleans items in 1.25 hours
  • 5-minute fresh air cycle
  • Requires a replacement filter

Learn more about the SoClean 3 Automatic CPAP Cleaner Sanitizer.

Maintain Your Equipment with

Keeping your CPAP equipment clean and your replacement parts up to date are an essential part of your CPAP therapy. The team at is available to answer your questions about CPAP cleaners and replacement supplies. Also, did you know about our Subscription Plan? This plan will track when your equipment needs to be replaced, and our team will remind you when it’s time to order a new item.

For more information, contact us by emailing or calling 1-855-346-2727.

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