Original UV Replacement Lamp
UV Replacement Lamp for Aquasana’s Original UV Filter to remove up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses from your water.
This is the replacement bulb for the Original UV Filter (AQ-UV-STD).
Genuine Aquasana Replacements
Safeguards your family by sterilizing 99.99% of viruses, bacteria like E.coli, and chlorine-resistant cysts for peace of mind.
Value & Convenience
Remove up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses at the most economical cost per gallon. Save money and time with fewer replacements.
Purifies water using different frequencies of ultraviolet light, preventing harmful chemicals from entering the environment.
UV filtration generates light artificially to target microbes in your water, like bacteria and viruses, preventing them from reproduction.
Certified to sterilize 99.99% of illness-causing organisms, like cryptosporidium and giardia, without the use of harsh chemicals or chlorine.
Audible reminder and digital countdown timer lets you know when it's time to change the bulb.
This filter removes up to:
The Original UV Replacement Lamp replaces the lamp in the Original UV Filter (AQ-UV-STD) and lasts for 12 months.
For total home protection, Aquasana’s UV Filter is an added safeguard that removes up to 99.99% of viruses and bacteria like E.coli, and chlorine-resistant cysts like giardia and cryptosporidium.
As water passes through the UV’s stainless-steel chamber, water is purified by various frequencies of ultraviolet light. Essentially, the DNA in microbial cells absorbs the UV light, which kills these dangerous contaminants. This filter is perfect for anyone on a well-water system or for anyone looking for a last line of defense to protect your drinking water.
If you purchased your system before July 2019, you will use the Original UV Replacement Lamp. If you purchased your system after July 2019, click here for the New UV Filter Replacement. Replacements are easy and do not require a plumber.
- Filter Life:
- 1 year
Original UV Filter for Rhino® Whole House Water Filter Systems
Remove up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses from your water. Make your entire home a healthy home.
1. Do I need a plumber to replace the UV filter?
Our replacement filters are designed for DIY replacements – no plumber required. Please read through the owner's manual carefully before attempting to replace your filters. If you have any questions or need assistance, our technical support representatives at 877-996-2875 can walk you through the installation process.
2. How often do I replace the UV filter?
The Original UV Filter Replacement Lamp should be replaced every 12 months.
3. What is the difference between the Original UV Lamp and the New UV Lamp?
The Original UV Lamp replaces the filter in all UV filters purchased before July 2019. If you purchased your UV filter after July 2019, click here.
4. Is UV filtration effective against protozoa such as cryptosporidium and giardia lamblia?
Yes, UV filtration is the best available technology proven to treat protozoan cysts. The levels required to inactivate these cysts are quite low: less than 10 mJ/cm2 for 99.9% sanitization of both Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia lamblia.
5. How effective is UV filtration against E.coli?
E. coli requires a UV dose of 6-10 mJ/cm2 in order to render it inactive or sterilize by 99.99%. The Aquasana UV Filter delivers a minimum of 30 mJ/cm2.
6. How much will a UV filter disinfect my water?
UV filtration typically offers a 4-log reduction (99.99% sanitization) for both bacteria and most viruses. This method of filtration is more effective and better for the environment as it does not involve harmful chemicals to disinfect your water.
7. What are the operating costs for a UV filter?
UV filters use the same power needs as a 40-watt light bulb when filtering at 10 gallons per minute (gpm).
8. Will I notice a taste in water that has been filtered with UV filtration?
No, you will not notice a difference in taste as UV filtration does not add anything to your water while disinfecting. UV filtration is a physical process, providing you and your family with clean, reliable water.
9. Should I shut my UV filter off when I am not using it?
No, the UV filter should be left on whether you are using water or not. The lamp ages regardless of the amount of water drawn through the system. By leaving the unit on, you will eliminate the potential problem of having contamination pass through the filter while the unit is off. However, if water is drained from your disinfection system, your UV filter must be switched off.
10. What are the annual maintenance requirements on a UV filter?
UV lamps have a powerful life of approximately 9,000 hours, which means that the lamps require annual replacement. The UV light may offer illumination beyond 1 year, however there will not be enough UV energy to provide adequate disinfection. Proper maintenance of any pre-treatment is also required. Additionally, the sleeve must be cleaned at least once a year.
11. Do I need to consider the quality of my water prior to the UV filter?
Yes, our UV filter is designed for water that has already been filtered through a home filtration system and not as a standalone unit. For UV filters to be effective, it is recommended that the influent water contain the following:
- • Iron < 0.3 ppm (0.3 mg/L)
- • Manganese < 0.05 ppm (0.05 mg/L)
- • Hardness < 7gpg
- • Tannins < 0.1 ppm (0.1 mg/L)
- • Turbidity < 1NTU • UV transmittance > 75%