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This little purifier does it’s job. We recently moved into a house built in the 1950’s, so neither of the bathrooms have exhaust fans in them. It wasn’t long before we realized just how much we really wanted to eliminate some of the natural odors that occur in the bathroom. It was simple to install. It comes with wall anchors, screws, and a hanging bracket. I chose not to use the anchors and therefore needed to use a 3/32 inch drill bit. The unit itself is not heavy. It is essentially plug and use. The cord is about 4ft. Two modes: bathroom and room. Three fan speeds: natural, comfort, and strong. The fan is quiet. Modern exhaust fans are much louder than this unit. It takes about a minute or two to clear the odor. I’m very happy about that and so are my two children. The unit will run through 2-minute intervals times 3 before it enters dormant mode as long as it doesn’t detect motion. The motion sensor is super sensitive, this thing can pick up movement in in the dark. I hung it about 5.7 feet up the wall. My youngest is not even three feet and it still detects him. That’s pretty impressive in my opinion. When working, it does have an odor, but it’s not obnoxious. It kind of reminds me of a hotel-like smell. It’s definitely better than the odor it is meant to deal with! We are all quite pleased with it. My youngest (5) even thanked me for buying it.
Recently got this to remove odors in my bedroom and living room. The unit is quiet and best suited for small, enclosed areas. The quality of the air is better after running a few cycles. (Just don't breathe directly near the outlet or you will feel sick). Like other reviewers, my only gripe is that the manual does a half-decent job explaining this device so I'll try to simplify it here :)
For those who are wondering, the tiny square on the left side of the display indicate what mode it is in whether Toilet or Room. The large numbers to the right of it is a 2-digit minute timer indicating when the current cycle will end. The bottom indicators are for power, motion sensor (Auto), and fan speeds: low (Natural), medium (Comfort), and high (Strong)
Simply put, there's 3 modes available: Toilet, Room, and Manual. Upon powering on, it will run in Auto Toilet mode. Based on the instructions, Toilet and Room mode are essentially the same just different default fan speeds--medium and low, respectively. In Auto Toilet/Room mode, the ionizer and ozone generator run in a 2 mins on/2 mins off cycles indefinitely until the sensor detects no motion. While in this mode, you can also temporarily change the speed for one working cycle (2 mins) by pressing the Setting button and choosing a different speed. (Useful if you just want a burst of clean air). According to the manual, when there is no longer any motion while in Auto mode, it will enter standby mode or "dormancy" for up to 2 hours then do 3 working cycles automatically. It will repeat this pattern to maintain the air quality when the room is empty or "unattended".
*** This is not covered in the manual but to get to the "real" manual mode, you have to press Auto first. The Auto light will disappear, indicating the motion sensor is disabled. (If you do not exit Auto mode first, it will revert back to the default fan speed after a cycle and shut off when there is no motion.) You can then use the Setting button to choose the desired fan speed. The working cycles, however, still apply--2 mins on/2 mins off (this only affects the ionizer/ozone generator; the fan runs continuously). This is to prevent the unhealthy buildup of ozone in enclosed areas. The first picture shows the settings i am using for manual mode and it has not shut off for many hours.
Response from the Seller: "Thanks for your email telling me the problem.
It is not a defective item. When you turn on Manual mode, you shut off the sensor. So the device will just work 3 cycles and then stop for 2 hours, and on and on. So I suggest you operate it on Auto mode."
What this means is, there is no mode where the unit stays on all the time unattended. It is not meant to do that.
In Manual, it will run the least amount of time - Ie. 6 minutes on, 2 hrs off, 6 minutes on, 2 hrs off, repeating this pattern indefinitely.
In Auto, it runs until it no longer senses movement in the room. It will turn back on when it senses movement again.
We put it in Auto and it ran flawlessly and throughout the entire 6 hrs we were in the room. We went to bed, it shut down. The next morning, the moment my husband entered the room, it started up again and ran until we left.
Btw, our house has never smelled so clean and crisp! I feel more refreshed than at any other time in this house since having it. To me, it's like having pristine oxygenated air of a forest inside. I love this thing! And, I am buying another for upstairs.
Very good product. I was surprised how good it’s build. works really quiet in a couple minutes you can see the difference in the air. has a really slick and nice design and easy to understand the control panel. I think it’s the best value for your money
I have had air purifiers in the past like this but this one is so compact that you can put it almost anywhere. I have used it in my kitchen when I was cooking bacon (we all know how that smells up the whole house!), then I put it in my pantry which is large but gets no ventilation and it left a real nice clean smell in there. It is now in the garage where the dog sleeps at night and I can say it is keeping up in there too. Very satisfied!
We have a Yorkie that likes to always poop in his cage and for some reason his poop is extremely fragrant (not in a good way). Since his cage is in our dining room, the smell eventually spreads to the rest of the first floor, even though we clean out his cage almost daily. I've tried charcoal bags, carbon filters and expensive air purifiers, but nothing worked until I tried this. For such a small unit, it is able to manage the strong smell. After using this unit for a couple days, the smell was noticeable less and mostly contained within the dining room. After a week, the smell was only noticeable within a few feet of the cage. I'm so glad I finally found a solution to the smell!
A little bit about the unit itself. It's pretty compact and looks/feels nice. It has a nice, modern design with plenty of settings. You can choose between different settings and power levels from the buttons on the front. The LCD display clearly shows your settings. I usually just set it on Auto and let it do its thing. A nice plus is it has a fairly long cord, which is good since I didn't have an outlet near my cage.
So I’ve had this device for a few weeks now and must say I’m very happy with my purchase. As a kid I remembered having an ionic air purifier in my room and it made a big difference, especially in the summer. That is why I bought this unit. I have it set up in my bedroom and I have been sleeping much better since it arrived. It is very easy to use though the instructions don’t really tell you the difference in settings. It is easy to figure out though. I will say that the display stays on all the time and it throws a lot of light. I have taped a little card over the display and this has solved my problem. The air smells like it does right after a thunderstorm and I feel better rested in the morning. I slept well before but it is even better now. I will probably but a few more units for the kids rooms too.
When I first tried this out it was in an area that was too open for it’s capacity so I couldn’t tell if it was doing anything. So I moved it to my kitchen to see how it would work there. Well, I cooked fish in the oven and it didn’t leave the kitchen smelling of fish. Also cooked a turkey and it didn’t have the strong smell from that either. So it definitely works although if you want to smell the food cooking you might want to put it somewhere else or turn it off.
I'm on the West coast, and we had 4 big fires in our state, one huge out of control fire was 20ish miles of me. Hundreds of thousands of acres burned, some homes lost and some human lives too. Sad.
The smoke was so bad..... when it blew in from the south. I was one week in and couldn't sleep because everything smelled like smoke,..... ash was everywhere. Then I remember: "Lightbulb moment"... Hey I bought the Ozone/ ionizer in April, let's give it a try. After 12 hours with all windows closed and the central air off the smell started to become fresh. I was forgetting there was a charring fire still burning and spreading till I opened the front door. After 24 hours, with dangerous level of air outside, our home smelled fresh. Bless anyone that has to go through a fire, FYI! ...I lost a home back in 2008 to fire. So I understand the loss.
This little tiny machine cleared up the air to pure fresh air in my bedroom and the large living room! I kept it right between the rooms, with a fan air purifier on. (Air purifier does nothing for smoke smells, you need ozone /ions.)
This little tiny machine was better than the 400 ozone generator I owned years ago. I don't even know exactly what the buttons do , but try to leave it on the higher setting. It has an auto sleep setting,... unless someone walks by it, so it does not run 24 /7 . I like that feature. I recommended this to 6 people. It is a great little machine.