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Your lamp could be making your air cleaner

The popular, unique air purifiers are on their way to the U.S.

Puripot brings its innovative air purifiers from Korea to the U.S. Credit: Puripot

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Between wildfires, airborne viruses, allergens, and increasingly more products that emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs), air quality is becoming increasingly central to everyone's life in one way or another.

Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Health promote the efficacy of air purifiers, which has led to an uptick in the popularity of them for the home.

Korean technology company Dadam Micro Inc. has announced plans to bring its popular and award-winning air purifier, the Puripot, to U.S. markets, after a spike during 2020’s pandemic showed sales growth by 200% in South Korea.

The Puripot M-Series air purifier sitting on a home desk.
Credit: Puripot

If you need an air purifier for your desk or car, the M-series is designed for portability. Now you can bring higher air quality with you as you travel.

According to the company, the eco-friendly air purifier leverages light to create a photocatalytic reaction, neutralizing harmful VOCs, bad odors, and fine dust without filters. Going filterless is a pretty big game, since this removes a lot of upkeep, both in terms of cost and manually changing it out. The one problem? Photocatalytic reactions do get used up as they work (think activated charcoal), and there is currently very little information on the expected lifespan or U.S. pricing of these devices.

The Puripot P Series is a more traditional-looking desktop air purifier with a reservoir for humidification with a coverage area of 15 square meters, and the Puripot M Series is designed for use in your car, a valuable asset for anyone having to drive through wildfire smoke.

A pic of the Puripot airFrame air purifier, shown standing on its detachable wooden legs and mounted on a wall.
Credit: Puripot

The airFrame is a square slab with a bit of a curve to it. It can either sit on a pair of wooden legs or be wall-mounted.

The Puripot airFrame eschews the common desktop pillar style, offering instead a less traditional design shaped like a large, square slab with a slight curve. This unique shape allows it to maintain a relatively flat profile while it's wall-mounted.

The airLamp, of course, is an even further departure in terms of design, combining two typical desktop accessories into a single product: it's both an air purifier and a working lamp. While the airLamp uses the same photocatalyst technology as Puripot's other air purifiers, it's also the only one to employ a fabric filter.

We're looking forward to testing these air purifiers in our labs to see if this innovative photocatalytic technology and interesting designs prove more effective than the best-performing air purifiers we've tested.

Expect a deluge of new product announcements as we approach the (this year all-virtual) CES electronics show in early January 2021.

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