Philips Launches Connected Air Purifier

Philips has launched its Air Purifier Series 5000i, a new connected air purifier with six high quality filters and two high performance air quality sensors, in a compact size.

The new unit connects to the new Air Matters app to provide real-time access to indoor and outdoor allergen levels, historical tracking, advice and tools to reduce airborne allergens at home. Air Matters is available for download in the Apple App Store and Google Play. The new air purifier will have the ability to connect to Amazon Alexa this spring. Multiple smart modes, such as Allergen mode and Virus mode, complement the app to help reduce allergens and toxins, the company said.

Backed by AeraSense technology, the unit uses a multi-stage active filtration system to capture 99.97% of allergens such as pollen and dust mites, in addition to gases and odors, the company said.

The unit provides identification and removal of odors and gases in extra-large rooms up to 454 square feet, while helping users track current air quality with visual cues through a numerical index and corresponding color ring. The four-color design visually presents indoor air quality by color cues from blue (good) to red (poor).

Users are also able to customize the air purifier to their needs with special modes such as the Extra-sensitive Allergen mode, which detects the slightest change in allergen level and responds instantly to return allergens to a safe level, and Sleep Mode, which dims display lights and operates in near-silence, according to the company.

“We wanted to introduce families to a new superior approach to air purifying without compromising size and efficiency,” said Eline de Graaf, marketing director for Philips. “Philips Air Purifier Series 5000i offers the ability to control the quality of air anywhere in the home. With new app connectivity features and visual cues for real-time access, families can feel confident that their home’s air quality is the best it can be.”