To maintain UV globes/UV fluorescent tubes in UV water disinfection systems, regularly clean them to remove dust or dirt that can block their UV light. To do this, turn off the system, then gently wipe the surface of the globes/tubes with a clean, soft, and slightly damp cloth.

On average, you’ll need to replace the globes/tubes once a year. Small home systems might have just one globe/tube, while large commercial or industrial systems can have several.

Follow these instructions to replace UV globes/UV fluorescent tubes safely.

  1. Turn off and unplug the power to the system to avoid electrical shock.
  2. Wear gloves to prevent direct contact with the globe/tube. Getting oils from your skin on it can affect its performance and lifespan.
  3. UV globes/tubes are fragile, so handle them gently.
  4. Dispose of the old globe/tube according to local regulations, as they contain small amounts of mercury.
  5. When the system is on, avoid direct exposure to UV light, as it can harm your skin and eyes.
  6. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for specific maintenance and replacement instructions.