Fast Company magazine awarded Blueair's air purifier as an extremely efficient product in cleaning indoor air
Top marks for "extreme efficiency" in cleaning indoor air have been awarded to a Blueair indoor air purifier by Fast Company magazine in an independent test carried out by a leading airborne particle physicist. Following exhaustive testing using state-of-the-art equipment, the Blueair 503 with a Smokestop filter was described by the technology, business and design magazine as "the best at cleaning air as quickly as possible.”
Blueair and eight other air purifiers from competing brands were selected for review after Fast Company compared spec sheets and reviews of hundreds of air purifiers to enable it to "pick out the ones that were true HEPA-certified machines (meaning they’re guaranteed to remove at least 99.97% of particles greater than 0.3 µ), powerful enough to purify a standard-sized bedroom."
The magazine then put the nine air purifiers through 100 hours of research and testing conducted by U.S. airborne particle physicist and former National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration scientist John Holecek. After the tests, which involved more than $100,000 of equipment, Fast Company reached the conclusion that for people who have severe reactions to particle allergens, other health issues related to air quality, or are willing to pay a premium for "a machine that can be extremely efficient while running quietly," the BlueAir 503 with the Smokestop filter package would be their pick.
“We are very pleased that our Blueair 503 air purifier performed so well in the Fast Company magazine ‘Sweethome’ test. According to the graphs, the nearest rival had around four times more pollution left in the test room than ours – pointing to how huge the difference is in air quality when using our products to deliver a superior clean air delivery rate,” said Herman Pihlträd, president of Blueair Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Sweden-based Blueair, which sells its air purifiers in more than 50 markets worldwide.
He noted that Holecek used testing instruments capable of detecting particles as small as 0.010 µ, which is 30 times more sensitive than civilian equipment and the 0.3-µ threshold tested for the HEPA standard.
An array of international institutions, government agencies and corporations already use Blueair air purifiers, which have had their efficiency endorsed by the U.S. Assn. of Home Appliance Manufacturers and the official Shanghai consumer agency.