Airfree Tulip 1000 Air Purifier

4.65 Airfree Tulip 1000 Air Purifier

Pros

  • Easy set-up
  • Fun, colorful nightlight option
  • Silent

Cons

  • Gets very warm
  • Expensive
DESIGN
EASE OF USE
PRICE

Slim, powerful, and silent.

Wouldn’t you like the chance to breathe a little easier? I’m used to fighting poor air quality on a daily basis since I live in the midwest. Even during winter months, we have to worry about how our sinuses will be affected by the dramatic weather changes. So, it’s nice to have some help from technology in the form of the Airfree Tulip 1000. 

The Airfree Tulip 1000 is designed to provide clean air for residential and/or business environments up to 450 square feet in size. It has a slim design that fits well with home decor. The Tulip 1000 uses patented Thermodynamic TSS Technology to destroy mold, dust, mites, bacteria, viruses, pollens, pet dander, tobacco, and other organic allergens. It also reduces ozone pollutants that can be found indoors. The Tulip 1000 is engineered to be completely silent and it does not require filters or maintenance. 

This particular air purifier has the option of providing a nightlight for its users. It will change to one of 10 colors – red, pink, white, violet, dark blue, blue, green, yellow, orange, brown, and grey. 

SPECS

  • Capacity –  450 sq ft.
  • Weight (lb) – 2.4
  • Guarantee (years) – 2
  • Energy Consumption (watts) – 44
  • Size – 14.5 cm (diameter) x 13.3 in (height)
  • Voltage (volts) – 120
  • Thermistor safety sensors, thermal fuse, tilt sensor, varistor, current limiting fuse
  • Exclusive multicolor light

So, how does it work? First, the Tulip pulls in contaminated air. Next, it filters out all the bad stuff and destroys it. Airfree outlines the process so be as simple as boiling water. 

“The process works in much the same way as sterilizing water by boiling it; when water is boiled, the microorganisms it contains are eliminated. In a similar fashion, Airfree continually draws in air from the room, heating it to over 400 ºF and instantly sterilizing it. The purified air is then cooled inside the device before being returned to the room.”

There are several things I really like about the Tulip 1000. First of all, it was easy to set-up. You quite literally remove it from the box and plug it in. From that point on, the Airfree Tulip is doing its job. The only adjustment you need to consider is how to change color. 

I have to admit that I was at a bit of a loss on how to test the accuracy of the Tulip. Since it’s silent, you almost don’t even know it’s on (except for the light). It does get quite hot up to 142º in the core of the purifier and up to 114º on the exterior of the can. So, I definitely recommend keeping the purifier out in the open and away from things like curtains. Aside from the heat and the light, you don’t really know for sure if it’s operating. The room I was testing this in approximately 180 square feet, which is well below the maximum coverage size for this device. After approximately 6 hours, there was no perceivable change in the chemicals found in the air (based on the Awair Air Quality sensors). That said, Airfree actually states that unless you are using a microbiology lab to test samples, you won’t be able to get any sort of feedback.

“Airfree does not filter but destroys microorganisms instead, such reduction of bacteria, molds, viruses and other microorganisms can only be measured after air sample incubation in a microbiology lab.”

With this information in mind, I really just appreciated the Airfree Tulip 1000 for the work of art that it is. I’m sure it’s doing something with the air quality, but it’s hard to determine what. It’s refreshing to know that this glowing nightlight is cleaning my air.

For more information, visit airfree.com, Facebook and Twitter.

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