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Philips Enters Home Environment Category With Connected Lineup

Philips has entered the home environment category with the launch of an app-connected line of air purifiers and humidifiers at the recent International Home + Housewares Show.

“With the development of new products, we are continually looking for ways to make an impact on the quality of life for people by bringing meaningful innovations to homes around the world,” said Eline de Graaf, marketing director, new categories, for Philips. “Knowing that your air at home can have two to five times more allergens and pollutants than outdoor air, we came out with the Philips air purifiers and humidifiers to encourage a better home environment with cleaner air.”

With AeraSense technology, the air purifiers are said to automatically monitor, react and purify indoor air. The units feature a multi-stage active filtration system and a True HEPA filter that captures particles as small as 0.3 microns and said to filter 99.97% of particles, including pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mold spores, as well as gases and odors.

The air purifiers feature a numerical index of the indoor air quality, where one is good and 12 is polluted air. The units also feature a corresponding color ring for an additional visual cue to indoor air quality, ranging from blue to red.

Through the connected app, users can also see both indoor and outdoor air quality, track trends over time, receive allergen management advice and control the purifier remotely. The appliances are available for a range of room sizes and are AHAM and Energy Star certified.

The humidifier utilizes NanoCloud technology, which is said to spread less bacteria than other ultrasonic humidifiers while also preventing wet spots and white dust. The appliance also offers a smart humidity sensor that enables users to precisely manage the humidity level of the room and shuts off automatically to prevent over-humidification.