Proscenic A8 Air Purifier
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This is an excellent air purifier but with one big drawback, the same one that all air purifiers seem to suffer from and that is the cost and availability of the HEPA filters needed for it to run.
The device itself is quite large but is well made and attractively designed, There is a large easy to read control panel on the top with backlit touch-sensitive buttons for operating mode, timer and status light. The status light is perhaps one of the main selling points of the device. It features a bright and well saturated colour LED strip that encircles the base of the unit and shows the current air quality - green for Good, yellow for Normal and red for Bad. The fan level of the device will increase when poor quality air is detected. The status light, which can be quite intrusive, can be switched off via the control panel or app.
There are multiple filter variations available - when available - and these are Black (Toxins), Grey (true H13), Purple (antibacterial), Green (pet allergy), and Blue (original).
Here are a few technical claims made for the air purifier, which I am not able to confirm but have no reason to doubt: UPV 1.0 purification technology should yield a CADR value of 220m³/h for dust, pollen, and smoke pollution. It is CARB Certified, which means that it can purify a room up to 430 ft² and circulate room air over 3 times per hour. The status light shows green for good pollution levels of less than 75 PM yellow for between 76 and 150 PM and red for over 150PM.
The air purifier is wifi equipped and has an Alexa/Google enabled app which allows for full remote control of the device as well as incorporation into automated routines and schedules. The Proscenic app is nicely designed and easy to use and also works with a range of other Proscenic devices.
To control the device using the app or voice control, first install the Proscenic app on your phone. Make sure you are connected to a 2.4Ghz wifi network. Open the app and press the + button to install a new device. Select the A8 model from the Household Appliance menu and turn the air purifier on from the control panel which will beep and illuminate. Press and hold the centre button until the Wifi icon flashes. Enter your home wifi detail into the app when prompted. Next, connect to the wifi hotspot generated by the air purifier and then return to the Prosenic app and allow it to connect to and configure the air purifier.
The drawback? Well, that is the price of replacement HEPA filters which at over £29 when available - and usually they are not available - is one third of the price of the air purifier itself, currently £89. My advice would be to wait until the replacement filters are back in stock and then buy at least one with the air purifier itself.
This is an excellent device let down by hard to find and expensive filters.
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