The Lumin™ Household Item UV Sanitizer uses powerful ultraviolet light to destroy the DNA of a variety of harmful microorganisms in a few minutes. Under normal conditions, the Lumin operation is odourless.
However, up to 15% of users experience a slight odour from time to time, similar to the smell of burning hair. This is a result of dust (composed almost entirely of human cells) potentially being on personal items that are put in the drawer and in the drawer itself. UV light kills pathogens by destroying DNA with high-energy light, freeing sulphide molecules within the skin cells and potentially causing a smell. If this occurs, wash thoroughly with a wet cloth, using liquid detergent and drying with a paper towel. Run a single cycle with the drawer empty, then leave overnight. The odour should disappear.