Philips has launched its new Air Purifier 3000 series, very soon after Dyson launched its Pure Cool Link air purifier.
The new Philips air purifier will set you back around £390, placing it among the more expensive air purifiers you can buy for your home.
The Air Purifier 3000 claims to effectively remove harmful gases and ultra-fine particles as tiny as 0.02 microns, which is about one-twentieth of the diameter of a human hair.
Philips also says the new air purifier can kill up to 99.97% of bacteria in 1 hour and remove common airborne allergens – such as pollen and fine dust. It’s designed to cover a room up to 76m2 in size.
The Philips air purifier will be a direct rival to Dyson’s recently launched Pure Cool Link air purifier. This is a smart air purifier, which you can connect to an app on your smartphone or tablet.
We went to the product launch of Dyson’s air purifier to take a look at it – find out more about the Dyson Pure Cool Link air purifier.
Philips Air Purifier 300 – technology and features
Look below for key features of the new Philips air purifier to find out whether it’s worth buying for your home.
- AeraSense technology. This detects pollutants in the air down to a miniscule size, and then uses this information to make sure the purification settings are at the ideal level. It also claims to give you instant feedback about your indoor air quality on the display on the top of the purifier.
- VitaShield IPS (Intelligent Purification System) technology. Philips says this technology ensures superior air filtration by removing indoor contaminants – including fine particles, harmful gases, airborne allergens, bacteria and viruses – without using harsh chemicals.
- Healthy Air Alert. As with all air purifiers, you’ll need to regularly buy replacement filters. The Air Purifier 3000 is designed to give you advanced notice of when you’ll need to do this.
- Healthy AirLock. This technology claims to automatically switch off the appliance if you don’t replace your filters in time. This is intended to save energy, as without an effective filter the air purifier won’t function properly or provide healthy air.
- Allergen mode. When selected, this is designed to specifically focus on removing common airborne allergens. This function boosts the purifier’s air speed, and claims to remove allergens up to 50% more effectively than the standard mode.
- Sleep mode. This claims to clean the air with reduced noise, so you can keep the air purifier running while you sleep. One minute after sleep mode is selected, the power and light indicators are designed to dim.
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