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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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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 air cleaner has some technical details that should be mentioned in advance so that you can classify the device a bit.
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.
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.
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.
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 connected the air purifier, you can perform the following functions via the app:
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.
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 Lifubide X600 has three ways to inform its user about the current air quality:
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. 😂
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:
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.
This results in the following costs for one year at an electricity price of 30 cents per kw / h:
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.
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.
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:
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.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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