Goggle Sanitation on the Cheap
August 26, 2012 1:14 PM Subscribe
How do I build a UV sanitizing goggle cabinet?
posted by Peregrin5 to Science & Nature (10 answers total)
I don't have a set of goggles for my classroom, and I'd like to get a class set, however, I would also need a sanitation/storage unit for the goggles.
My basic understanding of how they work is they simply just "cook" the goggles under UV light for 15 minutes.
To buy a professional one would cost around 500 dollars. My school is extremely poor and has almost no funding.
I figure, all it really is is a box with a UV lamp in it, and it got me wondering I can't just make one. I can get a metal box from OSH, and install the lamp at the top, and use wire racks for shelving. Maybe put in a timer.
My question is, will this work? Are there specific specs for the type of UV bulb I have to use? Anything that I'm missing? Thanks!