Review: OxyLED 12 LED Pet UV Urine and Stain Detector Flashlight
If you have pets, you have stains to clean up, plain and simple. Whether intentional or not, our pets can leave behind urine, vomit, or feces stains on our floors and furniture. Unfortunately, there’s no way to automatically see these types of stains–some are obvious, of course, but many dry up by the time we get there. That’s where something like the OxyLED 12 LED Pet UV Urine and Stain Detector Flashlight comes into play.
This ultraviolet (UV) light can not only be used to spot dried urine and other stains (like food) that animals (and their owners) can leave behind on floors, clothing, furniture, etc., but can also help you spot other undesirable objects like scorpions (*shudder*) and counterfit documents (money, driver’s licenses, passports, etc.) that don’t have the same UV-sensitive markings the legitimate versions do.
Operation is simple. Insert the three included AAA batteries and turn the flashlight on with its rubberized clicky button. While its 12 LED array is powerful enough to spot stains in brighter conditions, the best time to go stain hunting is when the room is darkened. The darker the room, the more noticeable the undesirable substance or object will fluoresce. As you can see from the photos, it had no trouble detecting some stains on our cat’s scratching platform.
The OxyLED 12 LED Pet UV Urine and Stain Detector Flashlight is made from anodized aluminum and features an LED (395nm) bulb life of 50,000 hours, so it’s clearly built to last. With a 30 day money back guarantee, one year replacement warranty, and a low price of only $8.99 on Amazon for such impressive build quality, it’s an easy recommendation to make.