Moonbow AP-A8608UIA Air Purifier – My Pick
Global warming threat is real and we cannot hide behind any silly excuse to ignore this. Increasing air pollution has already resulted in increased chances of lung and heart diseases in children and elderly. Many countries have adopted a few methods to tackle this situation.
Government Attempt to curb air pollution
A great example was the recently organized Odd-Even scheme in Delhi. Such steps are well appreciated, but not enough to tackle the problem looming around us. The corporate pressure is so strong that politicians fear to take strong actions.
Immediate Pollution Threat
We do hope that someday collective progression will solve this problem. However, what you would protect your family members until the day comes? How would you save children from harmful particles in the air?
Planting tree is a good notion, but that is for the entire society. Here, the problem is standing right there on your house door. Even you want to ignore, you cannot because the air pollution problem is the biggest health hazard around the world.
Well, for an immediate solution, you can buy an air purifier. You might ask me for a recommendation. Yes, dear reader, I do have a good product to suggest you.
Moonbow has recently launched the AP-A8608UIA Air Purifier, which can provide some level of relief in few selected circumstances. However, do care to read this review until the end because incomplete knowledge of any technology can be harmful here.
It is priced at a whopping 28290 rupees. Therefore, one thing is clear not everyone can afford it.
Five Stage Purification Systems
This purifier works on a 5-stage purification system. It features five layers of specialized materials stacked horizontally one after another. The air first passes through the pre-filter that removes large visible particles. In the second stage, the HEPA cleans the air of small and tiny particles of dust. The second stage filter features the same materials, which are used making of air filters for automobiles.
Now, the air moves through the Activated Carbon filter that the manufacturer has molded into the honeycomb shape to provide large surface area. At this moment, the air is free from around 99.985 percent of all particles above 0.3-micron size, which also includes PM 10 and PM 2.5.
In the fourth stage, an UV lamp tries to kill all bacteria by ripping their DNA apart. Finally, the Energizing refresher makes sure that the air is not only clean but also smells good.
Supports Large but Enclosed Rooms
According to the manufacturer, this purifier is capable of covering an area equivalent of 500 sq. ft., which is a lot. However, there is a catch. The room needs to be enclosed properly. This means you cannot use this device to clean air of veranda.
The smart controls of this purifier have really impressed me. Firstly, the manufacturer supplies a remote in the box, which is a prudent thinking in itself. Secondly, this purifier detects the quality of the room air in real time and displays it on the indicator panel.
In addition, there are a number of settings to play with. You can also set the machine to turn off automatically after a period use thanks to the inbuilt timer feature. Furthermore, users get to turn off the UV chamber independently if they believe that the air around them is germs-free. This will certainly lower the power consumption. Speaking of which, this purifier consumes just 70 watts of power at the maximum settings.
You get to choose from four different fan speeds. Do not worry if you are unsure about which speed setting best suits your room. Just hit the auto button on the remote or on the purifier and the machine will take care of that automatically.
Lights can be annoying during the night. That is why the machine comes with a sleep mode function that turns off all the LEDs without affecting the air purification process. In addition, even the fan will not disturb while you are sleeping since it is super silent machine does air purification without making noise.
Efficient and Attractive Design
I do not think that any other manufacturer in the world could have come up with a more pleasing design than Moonbow. This purifier just blows the mind on the very first look. You can freely place it alongside a sofa or on a wall. Trust me its super cool design will enhance the beautiful decoration of the room. In fact, it adds to the beauty of the room. The elegant LED system provides a futuristic look to the whole setup.
Two years of free Service
This product is made up of quality materials, so do not worry about its durability. For your satisfaction, the manufacturer offers two years of cumulative warranty on this air purifier device.
Easy To Maintain
The machine is clever enough to notify the users if any of the filters is blocked or damaged. Replacing and cleaning of filters requires no expertise. Just remove the front panel of the device and you will get access to all the filters.
- Kills bacteria
- Effective cleaning of air
- Great control panel
- Attractive looks
- Comes with a bunch of extra features
- 2 years of warranty (cumulative)
- Setup is a little heavy
I do not like products that seek to take advantage of climatic situations that concern the whole world. However, this purifier is a little different in my opinion. I do agree that the manufacturer is charging a lot of money, but in return, you are also getting a bunch of features that protect your family every second.
|Dimensions||445 x 238 x 680 mm|
|Power Consumption||70 Watts|
|Warranty||2 Years (Cumulative)|
Honeywell Air Touch HAC35M1101G
Pollution levels all around the globe, and especially in big cities, are rising to alarming levels. Many people want to a create pollution free atmosphere and safe air even for the part of the time they spend indoors, in their living rooms, or while they are asleep.
Manufacturers recognized the growing market of Air Purifiers. In India, currently demand it only from metro cities, but expected to get a boost even from two tire cities in a few years from now.
These days we have many choices in the air purification systems, particularly in the online malls. Remember there are many things to take into account before you make the final decision. I am sure comparing all is not an easy task.
- Types of filter
- Airflow rate
- The number of air changes per hour
- CADR ratings etc
Honeywell is very is a well-established brand in Indian air purifier industry. After a couple of very successful models, such as 50250-S, now the brand has come up with a new series of air purifier branded by the name Air Touch.
Modern Design to enhance your home decor
Yes, I agree, it is not an important aspect of course, but if it is going to be in a living room, it might as well look decent. The “G” in HAC35M1101G means it comes in champagne gold color, and it looks great! Moreover, it has got the Silver Design Award for the Meta-Strategic and Service Design Category in year 2014 to prove it.
Really, it has a great form factor, looks modern, and complements any home décor. It has a polycarbonate body, which is sturdy and durable bears a premium finish.
Device comes with integrated stand, and on the top, you will find touch panel controls. In addition, it has a visual indicator for air quality that broadcasts information available at a single glance.
Three stage Filtration
There are five air-cleaning technologies used in the air purifiers today: HEPA filter, Activated carbon filter, Ionizer, ozone, and Ultraviolet light.
Honeywell Air Touch Air Purifier comes with a three-stage filtration process, which destroys nearly all (>99%) indoor air pollutants. It comes with HEPA grade H11 filtration. HEPA use HEPA filter as the main purifying parts inside.
HEPA is nothing but a short form of High-Efficiency Particulate Air. This is one efficient technology to eliminate over 99.97 % of the airborne germs and bacteria in a size of as tiny as 0.3 microns. These kinds of filters are the best for people suffering from allergies, asthma, and other lung or breathing-related complications.
The first stage of filtration is Pre-Filter that removes larger dust particles. The Second stage is HEPA and at the end comes HiSiv filter with a unique honeycomb design that removes all bacteria, toxic gasses, germs, and odor.
Here, air filter replacement is very easy because of its drawer type design. You have light indicators to notify users when is time for a replacement. Filters are estimated at approximately 3000 hours of working time (depending on the level of pollution in operating environment). Clean air delivery rate is 300m3/hour.
- HEPA filtering
- Low operating noise and power consumption
- Easy and quick filter replacement
- Robust body
- Intuitive controls
- It would be nice to have more color choices (currently there is only gold and white variant)
This is sophisticated and elegant looking device. It has quality HEPA filter installed, and it is very silent, literary to the point where you ask yourself if it is switched on. Sleep mode reduces fan speed even more and turns off indicator lights.
It is under 10kg weight, and it is robust, but on the same time mobile and easy to handle. Touch panel is user-friendly, and maintenance is fast and trouble free.
|PM 2.5 Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)||300 cubic meter/h|
|Particle Purify Efficiency||>99% (30 cubic meter/1 hour)|
|Formaldehyde Removal efficiency||>99% (30 cubic meter /6 hours)|
|Power consumption||7.5 Watts – 52 Watts|
|Weight||9.5 kg (portable)|
|Range||Up to 270 square feet room area|