In the test: Lifubide X600 air purifier with HEPA H13 long-term filter

Air purifier at Stiftung Warentest

The Lifubide X600 is an air purifier that you don't buy on the side. With a cost of around 380 euros, a weight of approx. 11 kilograms and a height of 76 centimeters, it is intended for people who actually take the topic of "air filters" seriously, because otherwise you would probably not put such a chunk in the room or even spend so much money.

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Transparency notice

I received the device from the manufacturer for the test report free of charge. However, this did not affect my opinion of the device. With these reports, I feel more indebted to my readers than to the manufacturers. Accordingly, I do not hold back any criticism. This is often seen as a suggestion for improvement by manufacturers and is not infrequently incorporated into a product revision.

The Lifubide X600 is a very powerful air purifier, which cleans over 100 cubic meters of air per hour even in the ultra-quiet night mode.

The Lifubide X600 is a very powerful air purifier, which cleans over 100 cubic meters of air per hour even in the ultra-quiet night mode.

Technical data of the Lifubide X600

The air cleaner has some technical details that should be mentioned in advance so that you can classify the device a bit.

  • Manufacturer: Lifubide
  • Model: X600
  • Power consumption: 52 W (max.)
  • Power consumption (night mode): less than 1 kWh for one week with 7 * 24 use corresponds to approx. 0,30 euros
  • Dimensions: 31 31 x x 73 cm
  • Weight: approx. 11 kg
  • App control: yes, via Tuya Smart App (Google Play Store or Apple App Store)
  • Account compulsion: no
  • Homekit compatible: yes, if you create an account
  • CADR: 610 m3 / h max. And 120 m3 / h in night mode
  • Filter: RFID HEPA H13 filter (lasts approx. 18 months)
  • Filter performance: 99,9% of fine dust, pollen, smoke, odors, mold spores, animal hair, etc.
  • Filters 99,97% of particles down to 0,3 microns
  • Filters 99,95% of particles 0,1 ~ 0,3 microns
  • Example: Filter 254 square meters in 1 hour and replace 100% of the air in a 30 square meter room in just 7 minutes
  • Analysis of the current air quality using a laser sensor
  • Sound power level (sleep mode): 29 dB
  • Sound pressure level (sleep mode): 20 dB
  • 2 years warranty
  • Ordering the X600 air purifier: Amazon approx. 380 EUR
  • Replacement filter: Lifubide approx. 45 EUR
The supplied remote control works fine, but unfortunately has a yellowish tint that looks like the remote control has been stored in a chain smoker's living room for 20 years. This is a bit ugly, but it is painful because I operate the device directly on the display or via the app (Photo: Sir Apfelot).

The supplied remote control works fine, but unfortunately has a yellowish tint that looks like the remote control has been stored in a chain smoker's living room for 20 years. This is a bit ugly, but it is painful because I operate the device directly on the display or via the app (Photo: Sir Apfelot).

Look and design of the Lifubide X600

I'll start with the external values ​​of the air purifier. The Lifubide is a tower with a square base. With a height of approx. 73 centimeters, it is also quite high. However, if you look into the flap at the back, through which you change the filter, you can also see why it is so big, because the filter easily takes up half the height of the complete air purifier.

We'll come to the filter later, because it deserves its own chapter.

Back to the design: Basically, I find the optics pleasantly neutral, which is certainly a good choice for a device of this size, so that it fits into as many environments as possible.

In my opinion, a bit of beige has mixed in with the light-colored plastic parts. If you look closely, you will notice that the color is not completely neutral gray, but has a slight cast. From my point of view, it shouldn't have been.

Thanks to its neutral color and timeless design, the air purifier fits into almost any home or office.

Thanks to its neutral color and timeless design, the air purifier fits into almost any home or office.

Manufacturing quality: high quality

When it comes to processing, I have nothing to complain about. Of course, a large part of the device is made of plastic, but that is not a problem in this case, as it is quite thick and does not break easily.

The display that is built-in also looks high-quality to me. It is easy to read and easy to use.

On the front you always have a display of the current air quality. However, this display switches off in night mode.

On the front you always have a display of the current air quality. However, this display switches off in night mode.

The HEPA-H13 filter in the air purifier

The filter built into the Lifubide X600 is huge. According to the data sheet, it has a filter area of ​​4 square meters, which you cannot see because it is folded.

In addition, almost a kilogram of activated carbon is built into the filter itself, so that there is plenty of space for even the finest particles. Pollen and the like don't stand a chance here.

The filter is an H13 HEPA filter. Info: There are HEPA classes H13 and H14, where H13 means. that the filter has a degree of separation of 99,97 percent for particles with a size of 0,3 µm. With an H14 filter, there are a few more numbers after the decimal point, but that shouldn't make a difference when used in the household.

Due to the size and the amount of activated carbon, the filter offers so much capacity that even with the high cleaning performance of the air purifier, the filter only has to be replaced after 18 months. A replacement filter currently costs around 45 euros, which in my opinion (also in comparison to other replacement filters for smaller air purifiers) is absolutely reasonable.

Incidentally, you can find out what the current “fill level” of the air filter is using the Tuya Smart App (from the air purifier's parent company). The status is displayed there in percent.

The air filter in the Lifubide X600 air purifier complies with the HEPA H13 classification and filters particles from 2,5 µm in diameter - dust and pollen have little chance of doing so (photos: Sir Apfelot).

The air filter in the Lifubide X600 air purifier complies with the HEPA H13 classification and filters particles from 2,5 µm in diameter - dust and pollen have little chance of doing so (photos: Sir Apfelot).

What does the air purifier app offer?

Setting up the air purifier is very simple: you unpack the filter, insert it and slide in a lock that fixes the filter in place. You can then use the air purifier and control it via the display or the supplied remote control.

If you need a little more comfort, you can install the app called “Tuya Smart” on your iPhone or Android phone, which can control all of the parent company's devices - including the Lifubide X600.

I was a little surprised that the app wanted a relatively large number of shares: access to Bluetooth and access to my location. In retrospect, however, both can be explained. The app connects to the air purifier via Bluetooth and uses the location to display the local weather in the app. There are a few devices that can also be controlled via the outside temperature and I assume that access to the weather is important for this.

Once you have added the air purifier to the app (left), you can see all the important data on the overview screen (center). The app can also be used to set timers for switching the air purifier on and off (right).

Once you have added the air purifier to the app (left), you can see all the important data on the overview screen (center). The app can also be used to set timers for switching the air purifier on and off (right).

Once you have connected the air purifier, you can perform the following functions via the app:

  • Turn the air purifier on or off
  • Set cleaning level
  • Activate or deactivate the light indicator for air quality
  • Read the fill level of the filter
  • view current air quality (µg / m3)
  • Set the days and times for automatic switching on and off
  • Mode selection: Auto, Sleep mode, Quick mode, Manual
  • Speed ​​selection: level 1 to 5

The app is quite practical and works flawlessly. I also tested the timers, but you don't have the option to specify a mode here. Whenever you start the air purifier by timer, it runs in auto mode. A preselection of the mode would have been nice if you want to run the device, for example, in the bedroom or children's room, where background noise is not desired.

The display of the Lifubide X600 is easy to read and reacts very reliably - despite touch control.

The display of the Lifubide X600 is easy to read and reacts very reliably - despite touch control.

The sleep mode - suitable for the bedroom?

When it comes to air purifiers for allergy sufferers who, among other things, want to remove house dust or pollen from the bedroom, the question is always how quiet they are. I can only give the device full points here, because if you put it into sleep mode, in which it still clearly blows out filtered air (120 m3 / h), it is very quiet. My wife is quite sensitive to such noises and she has had no problems with the Lifubide X600. Her verdict was: "This thing is super-good!"

It is also practical that the air purifier switches off all displays after a few seconds in idle mode and thus no longer has any annoying lighting. Everything has really been thought of here.

The LED bar shows with green, orange and red how the air quality is currently classified.

The LED bar shows with green, orange and red how the air quality is currently classified.

Display of the current air quality in µg / m3 and by traffic light colors

The Lifubide X600 has three ways to inform its user about the current air quality:

  1. The digital display on the front shows the exact value in µg per cubic meter.
  2. You can also see the exact value in the app.
  3. Colored LEDs are installed behind the ventilation grille in the top of the air purifier, which provide information about the air quality via traffic lights (red, orange, green).

This quick display via traffic light is very practical when you are sitting in the office and always have the device in view. With us in the country, however, very little happens with the report. I always have 0 - 3 µg / m3, but not more. As funny as it is: The orange light only came on once when our dog was sleeping next to the air purifier and a fart escaped him. The fact that the air quality had deteriorated there could also be seen quite well without a laser sensor. 😂

The filter takes up a large part of the air purifier, which means that a filter change is necessary no more than every 18 months.

The filter takes up a large part of the air purifier, which means that a filter change is necessary no more than every 18 months.

Electricity consumption and total costs per year

What is interesting about the air purifiers, which often run continuously or at least very many hours, is the power consumption and the running costs of changing filters.

With the Lifubide X600 I was able to measure the following power consumption:

  • Stand-by: 0,9 watts
  • Night mode: 2,9 watts
  • Automatic (level 2): ​​8,9 watts

The automatic system mostly runs on level 2 for me and switches to level 1 briefly in between, so I just start from level 2.

I have the Voltcraft measuring device for measuring TMRS Energy Logger 4000 is used, which copes well with low power and still delivers reliable measured values.

In sleep mode, the Lifubide X600 air purifier only consumes 2,9 watts and still manages 120 cubic meters of air per hour through its filter (photos: Sir Apfelot).

In sleep mode, the Lifubide X600 air purifier only consumes 2,9 watts and still manages 120 cubic meters of air per hour through its filter (photos: Sir Apfelot).

This results in the following costs for one year at an electricity price of 30 cents per kw / h:

  • Stand-by: 7,884 kw / h = 2,37 euros
  • Night mode: 25,504 kw / h = 7,62 euros
  • Automatic (level 2): ​​77,964 kw / h = 23,39 euros

In addition, you have to replace the filter every 18 months, which is a cost of 30 euros when calculated down to a year. This means that the air purifier can be operated 24 hours a day for a year in automatic mode for a little more than 50 euros. An issue that every allergy sufferer puts down immediately without asking if he can live and sleep in peace in the house.

Advantages and disadvantages in a nutshell

To give you a brief overview of the advantages and disadvantages of the Lifubide X600, I have made a small collection of bullet points that came to my mind.

Advantages:

  • set up quickly
  • Can be used with and without an app or remote control
  • extremely quiet in night mode
  • Display of the particles in µg / m³ for inside and outside
  • local wind speed and weather
  • Display of air quality through light color (green, orange, red)
  • large HEPA H13 filter with almost 1 kg of activated carbon
  • long service life of the air filter (at least 18 months)
  • low energy consumption
  • low running costs
  • well suited for very large rooms and open apartments (up to 107 sqm)
  • good workmanship, robust construction
  • Lighting can be deactivated for operation in the bedroom
  • Control via app possible (display of air quality and filter status available)

Disadvantages:

  • high, one-time acquisition costs
  • no space to store the remote control
  • The color of the remote control looks very yellow due to the yellow tint
  • The light areas of the air purifier are very light beige in color
  • If you switch on the air purifier with the timer in the app, it always runs in automatic mode - here it would be nice if you could specify a mode
  • Switching via the timer socket is not possible, as it is always in stand-by when it is connected to the power supply
From my point of view, the Lifubide X600 is a high-priced, but powerful and above all quiet air purifier that can also be used in the bedroom.

From my point of view, the Lifubide X600 is a high-priced, but powerful and above all quiet air purifier that can also be used in the bedroom.

My conclusion on the Lifubide X600 air purifier

If you disregard the high acquisition costs, the device is not only economical in terms of power consumption, but also in terms of the filter. I've had other air purifiers that wanted a filter for just under 6 euros every 30 months. That was too much for me in the long run.

I think the Lifubide X600 is a great device for allergy sufferers (pollen or house dust), as it has a very high quality filter and cleans a large amount of air even in night mode.

We use it to remove the pollen in the bedroom shortly after airing, as my wife is allergic to it and has sneezing fits. To do this, we let the air purifier run in automatic mode for 30 minutes before going to bed. After that there is nothing in the room that could trigger an allergic reaction in my wife. I think this also proves that the air purifier cleans the air - in such a way that people allergic to house dust and pollen also feel an improvement.

If you are interested in the Lifubide X600 air purifier, you will find it here via Amazon or via this product box:

Air purifier, LIFUBIDE H13 HEPA Air Purifier for allergy sufferers, air filter Against 99,97% of dust ...
  • 【Designed for hypersensitive people】 Lifubide X600 air purifier is for hypersensitive people, RFID ...
  • 【CADR 610 m³ / h Highly efficient filtration】 The Lifubide air purifier is equipped with an upper air outlet and three ...
  • 【Multiple control methods】 Control panel, remote control and app. You can use the APP to check the operating status ...

Operating instructions for the Lifubide X600 air purifier

Basically, the operation of the air purifier is very simple. If you want, you can call up a large version of the instructions using the following small picture.

Operating instructions for the Lifubide X600 as an image file.

Operating instructions for the Lifubide X600 as an image file.

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6 comments

  1. LutzS says:

    Interesting contribution, I have to remember it. Thanks very much.

  2. Richard says:

    Hello, interesting post and interesting device.
    Basically, the device is a bit expensive to buy once, but compared to the competition it is downright inexpensive.
    I have several air purifiers from other manufacturers here, all of which cost the same price. However, none of the devices can keep up with the Lifubide in terms of size. And the associated air filter is also almost outrageously cheap compared to other filters.

    I tend to see the counter-argument, although everything was well and openly described, that the device is a direct import from China.
    This does not mean that it is automatically bad, but if the worst comes to the worst it can be a difficult matter if a warranty claim should arise. Exactly how it is ordered permanently with the filter procurement.
    There is 1 device and 1 air filter on amazon from this manufacturer. Due to the not insignificant purchase price, it is uncertain for the buyer how things are going with the permanent procurement.

    Since the air filters are almost a ridiculous price compared to the competition, even ordering the air filters multiple times is a certain risk, as you cannot be sure how long the air cleaner will do its job properly.
    If the device breaks down somehow, e.g. on the fan, you have various air filters afterwards.
    You can turn it however you want, there is always a certain risk with such imports, especially since the device as a package is also of a certain size.

    • Jens Kleinholz says:

      Hello Richard! I agree with you about the filters. But in the case of a guarantee, you can use the Amazon Az guarantee. Even if the manufacturer takes a stand, you get the coal back from Amazon. And I assume that the manufacturer will then get the hat from Amazon. I had the case with a device before and that was extremely unproblematic. In this context, Amazon's customer service department is making every effort. If you are worried about the filters, you can now order 3 pieces (they will last for 4,5 years plus the 1,5 years for the supplied filter). If you have a defective device after 3 years, you can easily find a buyer on ebay classified ads ... there is certainly more than one user of the air filter in Germany.

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