Top 8 Air Purifiers you need this Diwali

This Diwali, kill the pollutants before they kill you!

Diwali is about all things pretty and sparkling, from our homes to beautiful festive attires for long-extended rituals and gatherings. We do a lot of preparation to make the day perfect but behind all the glitz and glamour there is one thing we forget to think about. Wondering what? The air pollution that follows the festival. The impact is far worse in parts of North India where AQI often reaches the end of the scale. Sometimes, in Delhi, it even reaches the ‘hazardous’ category on the weather app. The outdoors become hazy and so dense that even sunlight hardly penetrates. Yikes!

What can we do? First of all vow to not buy and burn crackers, teach your kids the best way to celebrate the festival i.e eat, get dressed, meet family and be generous! And, since we’re all about tech, we won’t start a TedTalk here so then how about we recommend the best air purifier? We have compiled a list of some of the best air purifiers that are available in the market. 


1) Electrolux Himalaya A9 406 (₹65,990)

Want to bring mountain quality air to your urban homes? Check out Electrolux’s top-of-the-line Himalaya A9 406. This air purifier neutralises up to 99.99% of trapped airborne bacteria and viruses using the PureProtect feature. The PureSense function allows it to continuously measure air quality and adjust the air purification rate, accordingly. It works to help you achieve a better night’s sleep courtesy of the sleep mode feature that makes it virtually silent while on. Electrolux’s Air Purifiers bring Wi-Fi connectivity allowing you to remotely monitor and optimise your indoor air quality through the accompanying app. This range of smart air purifiers is now available on Amazon.

2) Dyson TP09 (₹41,900)

This air purifier looks nothing like the usual ones. One glimpse at it and you can easily mistake it for a swanky artefact. But it’s not all art and no substance, this Dyson device can remove 99.95% of allergens & pollutants from the air with its Hepa H13 and activated carbon filtration. It is also capable of cleaning the air of Formaldehyde, a gas pollutant released by wooden objects and furniture made using formaldehyde-based resins or paint, varnish and household cleaning products that release the chemical. Formaldehyde is approximately 500 times smaller than 0.1 microns so very difficult to trap and detech but Dyson promises its purifiers can catch and kill even the slightest trace of it. Dyson also assures that it’s the only air purifier that automatically senses and displays 4 different pollutants in real-time - PM2.5, PM10, VOCs, NO2. 

3) Modicare Cuckoo Air (₹7,999)

The Cuckoo J1510FW Air Purifier is light weight as well as light on your wallet. It comes with  a three-stage air filtration system including a pre-filter to catch dust and hair, a HEPA filter to comb the ultra-fine particles of the air and an activated carbon filter to destroy gases and unpleasant odours. Its built-in UV LEDs neutralise airborne bacteria and viruses making the air as fresh as new. It has a minimal, easy-to-use design with touch control buttons. 


4) Philips AC5659/20 (₹ 45,000)

This Philips air purifier features a multi-stage active filtration system that means it cleans your air through several stages. The brand promises it catches up to 99.97% of particles even as small as 0.3 microns. So the next time you wish for a breadth of fresh air (literally, not metaphorically) step inside your house instead of going out. This device not only cleans your air but also keeps you informed with real-time air quality status. It has triple sensors for monitoring: courtesy the AeraSense technology. Philips also promises that this air purifier cleans a standard sized room within 6 minutes, however you have to buy one to confirm. It can be controlled via Wi-Fi/4G and can also be connected to the Air matters App to track, monitor and control. 

5) Scosche (₹6,999)

The Scosche AFP2-SP FrescheAir is a portable HEPA air purifier that helps you breathe clean, no matter the season. The HEPA filter cleans and deodorises the ambient air and can filter up to 99.5% of particulate matter, from smoke to pollen to dust. Perfect for Delhi traffic post-Diwali, the air purifier is designed with a cylindrical shape to fit in the cup holder of any vehicle. It works on a Type-C charger in both the car and the wall. And it can double up as a portable power bank for your smartphone too! You can buy the Scosche AFP2-SP FrescheAir is available on Amazon India and the Tekkitake website. So worry no more!

6) Xiaomi’s Smart Air Purifier 4 Series (from ₹15,000 approx)

This range of air purifiers features a 3-in-1 filtration system combining electrostatic charge and mechanical filtration, claiming to eliminate 99.97% of particulates of up to 0.3μm in size from the air. In short, these air purifiers are capable of clearing out pollen, dust, pet hair, smoke, dander, cotton fibres and more from the air. It also packs in a built-in negative air ionisation feature that helps in keeping the air we breathe fresh. Despite the compact size (hey we don’t judge!), the Purifier 4 manages to cover an area of 28-28 square metres.

7) LG puricare (₹15,000)

This isn’t your typical air purifier. The LG Puricare is the lovechild of two rampant issues of our time – air pollution and COVID-19. While the pandemic may be subsiding, the pollution sure isn't. The LG PuriCare uses HEPA filtration and a second layer of disposable filter. To read our full hands-on experience, click here.

Hyundai Ioniq (not for sale)

This is more of a bonus product, even to the creators! In the process of developing a new car,  among the hundreds of prototypes and pre-production models, Hyundai decided to revive one prototype, albeit in a different avatar.

By stripping an Ioniq 5 model to its bones, and using as many of the components to birth a large air purifier. The cylindrical housing itself is larger than the car’s 20in alloy wheel. The purifier’s body is made using the car’s doors and hood and the cabin air filter and cooling fan form the heart of the purification system. The car’s pixelated LED tail lamps have been used too, on the sides to add a bit of charisma to the machine.