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Lloydspharmacy Ionising Air Purifier

by Lloydspharmacy
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Ionising Air Purifier - better air quality, easier to breathe
  • Can help reduce pollutants and allergy causing particles
  • Can help reduce asthma and allergies to pollen, pet fur and house dust mites
  • Suitable for most room sizes (up to 200 square feet)
  • Power supply: 220-240V ~ 50Hz 7.5W max.-Fitted with standard UK 3 pin plug


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Product Description

Pollution gets everywhere - even in the home. Tobacco smoke, pet fur and house dust mites pollute the air we breathe. There is no escape by opening the windows as the fresh air we breathe can contain the same irritants as well as traffic fumes and tree and flower pollen. This Ionising Air Purifier is designed to improve air quality by reducing pollutants and allergy triggers that can cause asthma and allergy attacks. It has an air filter which helps to remove impurities. This is backed up by ionisers, which help to reduce the irritants in the air. What is an Ioniser? An ioniser (negative ion generator) uses high voltage to ionise (electrically charge) the molecules in the air. Negative ions (anions) are particles with one or more extra electrons, conferring an overall negative charge to the particle. Cations are the opposite to ions - positive ions missing one or more electrons, resulting in an overall positive charge. Ionisation removes pollutants from the air using this molecular attraction including dust, fumes, fungus, pollen, odours, fibres, smoke, soot and other microscopic airborne particles.

Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.1 Kg
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  • ASIN: B003YFZ4T0
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Aug 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,967 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars does a great job 19 Jun 2011
By cas
i was recomended by my local chemist to buy an ioniser as my daughter has hayfever we have used it in my daughters bedroom straight away and it has helped her hayfever symptons within a day of use,i bought two and use one down stairs,well worth buying.Lloydspharmacy Ionising Air Purifier
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 22 Feb 2012
By Yoda
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This product is one of the best I have had. I ordered a more expensive plug in one which was 5 x the price and it didn't do half the job this one does. Although a bit noisier than the more expensive products it is extremely effective for clearing the air of dust, smoke and pet dust. I would strongly recommend this product, however you must clean the filter everyday to stop a build up which will affect the working of the product. You can buy these cheaper from some stores but I am disabled and don't get out much so ordered this and it was delivered within 2 days.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very effective 6 May 2012
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The low price of this item belies the quality of the product and I imagine people choosing more expensive products because we are brainwashed in that way.
The very simple design of the Lloyds machine is outlined by another reviewer and it would be useful if some reviewers re-visited the Amazon site to report on long term use.
I am on my second one and can testify that ionisation and filtration is sufficient for an average urban living room. The manufacturers could improve the ionising power by using two strips and this would act as a fail-safe -- much as Rio's models still work quite well with 4 of the 6 'needles' out of action.
Whereas Rio and other needle ionisers are passive, the strength of the Lloyds is in throughput so that heavy irritants are caught in the washable filter so the air passing back into the room is cleaner air to be ionised. Needle types are easier to 'see' in action from the dust around the bases but if one cleans the Lloyds filter every few days that is where most dust is found.
Under the fan side of the Lloyds unit one sees finer dust, demonstrating the dual action of the device.
Tobacco and pet smells do not disappear but the air is significantly fresher under test conditions and the design of the unit allows placement where there are smokers and pets with demonstrable results.
The fan can be mildly noisy when bedding-in but soon it is much quieter than such as computer fans.
As long as the filter is cleaned regularly the Lloyds ioniser will give long service.

Dr S F Hall
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars room ioniser 31 Jan 2012
By sabibhu
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The Lloyds Air purifier certainly seem to have helped clear our sitting room of dusty particles and general impurities. However the fan is a trifle intrusive so we have the Ioniser on a timer overnight to clear the atmosphere. Modestly priced and moderately effective.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value and works a treat! 24 April 2012
By H. Nye
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I was somewhat sceptical when I saw how cheap this ioniser is compared to other models - but thought at that price it was certainly worth a try! Well what a pleasant surprise... not only does it seem to work really well, but it's also pretty quiet! The air in my room definitely feels 'fresher' - and for the last couple of mornings I haven't woken up with my normal stuffy head, and I think I've even slept better too. I suffer from multiple allergies - and having two cats and two dogs certainly doesn't help - but this certainly does seem to help keep my bedroom feeling a little more comfortable for me!

A couple of other views: my daughter noticed the difference as soon as she came into my room, saying that it felt cooler and fresher (hmmm - this makes it sound as if it usually stinks in there - which it doesn't! lol!) - compared to the rest of the house. She also thought the noise of the fan wasn't intrusive, and soon stopped noticing it. However my flat-mate said he couldn't tell any difference and that the noise was irritating - but then he is a die-hard cynic, and would find the noise a fly breaking wind to be irritating! I honestly don't have a problem with it though - and actually find the quiet 'white noise' fine at night.

I think it's doing a good job, and am very pleased with it - certainly for the price, I don't think you can go wrong! I'm not sure if it would be powerful enough in a larger room (my bedroom is about 12 x 10ft, at a rough guess) - but maybe other reviewers can correct me on this?
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The curling-stone-sized ioniser 1 Aug 2011
By CHolic
This is a very basic ioniser of indifferent design, at an affordable price. It works, wow.

To be honest, at first I wasn't very impressed by the device. It looks like it was assembled from the simplest parts available, and it is. But it works: after a few minutes of listening to the modest buzz of the fan you start getting static discharges from your house plants, items and surfaces nearby. After a while, plant leaves even metres away from the device seem charged. You can't say it doesn't work: it clearly ionises the air in a small space, and thus grants the proposed benefits of ionisers. With it, airborne particles quickly settle onto surfaces, and are thus less likely to end up irritating your eyes, nose and lungs.

The device itself sports a simple 80mm fan (the same type you find in computers), the ioniser string and a detachable "filter", all in a massive gloss-white plastic casing with an on/off switch. The filter is a loose polyester mesh, through which even small flies could fly. To get any actual filtration, you can, and should, add your own screen - I personally used an active carbon filter sheet designed for vacuum cleaner bags. It fits perfectly under the original mesh. There's no saying will this do you any real good.

This machine would probably work best in a small space, where its fan is sufficient to ionise the air. Rid you of a particular, especially pertinent smell, this device will most likely not. For this price it's surely worth the try, since the next real step in air purification would be an ioniser/ozonator.

One of the only cheap ionisers you can actually get shipped into EU Zone 3, at a decent price. UK mains, of course.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Works great. you can see and smell the difference in the air. though mine are still going strong shame they are not available anymore.
Published 2 months ago by AJ
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value
shopping around for air purifiers proved to be rather expensive. This does what is says on the tin at a fraction of the price
Published 4 months ago by chimp2010
3.0 out of 5 stars Lloydspharmacy IONISING AIR PURIFIER
IT DOES THE JOB BUT IT IS VERY NOISY. My husband insists on having these air purifir for good reason. I put it in a place I cannot hear it. CynthiaAllen McLaglen
Published 12 months ago by Ms. C. B. Mclaglen
4.0 out of 5 stars Try it !
The best thing I have ever bought for 20. Give it a try and get the best nights sleep ever.
Published 13 months ago by J.E.G Biggs
4.0 out of 5 stars Review problem.
This item is a gift for a friend - it is difficult for me to review the product, other than to say she is using it and seems pleased with it.
Published 13 months ago by margaret J
4.0 out of 5 stars Purify your air
It works, is relatively silent, and does the job. Frankly I'd have appreciated a more sophisticated item, with different air speeds. But it is inexpensive.
Published 13 months ago by John Pickles
4.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air
although its a bit noisy i'm so used to it now when I recently stayed at a friends overnight I couldn't sleep because I couldn't hear it. I'm not sure how it works but it does. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amanda Huxtable
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value
This air purifier works very well. Its quite small and not too ugly to have on display; however it is a bit noisy so perhaps not recommended for leaving on overnight.
Published 15 months ago by Deb
3.0 out of 5 stars too much noise
its very noisely,but really works i just plug it when im out but it,s not bad 4 this price.nice design.
Published 15 months ago by arnau
4.0 out of 5 stars Clean Air
It works ok but a little noisy…….Very basic to look at, bigger than I thought,
But not that big !!! Read more
Published 16 months ago by E R
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