LUFT is a company that produces Filterless Air Purifiers utilizing Solid-State Photocatalysis Purification. Their two air purifiers are called Cube and Duo. LUFT Cube is more compact and easier to carry while the bigger model Duo provides greater purifying performance.
Sized at L77xW77xH98(mm), the LUFT Duo takes up only a small portion of the living space. You can bring it anywhere or keep it at home to protect those you love from pollutants in the air. Whether you want to get rid of bad odors, defeat your allergies, or improve your indoor air quality, LUFT Duo can do all that for you. The carry bag makes it easy for you to take it wherever you travel - be it your car, hotel room, office, or even in an airplane. Enjoy your personal space and breathe fresh air wherever you are!
Photocatalytic technology has been widely used in disinfecting and sterilizing air conditioning ducts in medical institutions. LUFTQI is the first to miniaturize it into a small air purifier (SPP Nanotech).
SPP Nanotech can neutralize and decompose various indoor air pollutants, including volatile organic compounds, toxic chemicals, mold spores, unpleasant odors, smoke particles, germs, viruses, etc. The UV-LED inside LUFT Duo activates the nano-reactor, then Super Oxygen Substances and Super Free Radicals form on the photocatalyst’s surface, disintegrating pollutants into harmless molecules.
The more compact LUFT Cube uses TiO2(Titanium Oxide) photocatalyst only. LUFT Duo adopts the TiO2 and ZnO-Ag(Zinc Oxide) combination, boosting bacteria-killing performance by 34% and formaldehyde neutralization by 103%.
LUFT Duo further includes the negative ion generator. The negative ions charge particles as small as 0.1 um, causing them to adhere to the metal filter through electrostatic attraction and achieving better PM2.5 dust collecting.
LUFT air purifier neutralizes epidemic aerogels and pathogens. HEPA merely traps them. When HEPA filters reach the capacity, they can no longer trap new particles, rendering the purifier ineffective.
LUFT decomposes VOCs like formaldehyde, viruses, and odors. These pollutants are too small for HEPA models to address.
In addition, the internal UV light irradiation prevents the continuous growth of bacteria and molds inside LUFT, avoiding the unpleasant odors commonly experienced with HEPA models after prolonged use.
The compact size of LUFT won't occupy valuable floor space like large HEPA purifiers. Without the need for frequent check-ups or filter replacements, LUFT is more cost-effective and eco-friendly. LUFT proves that bigger isn't always better.
Field test in the bronchoscopy room of the hospital shows that formaldehyde levels decreased by 50%, bacterial count reduced by 42%, and environmental bacteria reduced by 60%. The odor smell has also been improved.
Animal allergen test shows the allergic reaction was reduced by 40%. The inducing allergens used for the test: Japanese cedar pollen and diesel engine particles.
Tests at third-party labs, including SGS and Superlab prove LUFT to decompose and destroy harmful substances in the air effectively, including PM2.5, Ammonia, formaldehyde, ozone, Aspergillus niger, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pneumonia, Legionella pneumophila, Feline coronavirus.
Zero ozone emission and 99.9% inhibition rate for common bacteria. Unlike some purifiers that emit ozone, causing respiratory discomfort, enjoy cleaner and safer air with LUFT.
LUFT adopts the USB-powered design, allowing the air purifier to be used anywhere with a USB power source, such as laptops, power banks, or car USB ports. No extra bulky adapter is needed. It also means no consumable batteries in LUFT and no recurring costs and environmental wastes for battery replacement.
The touch control is a simple, one-button design. Plug it into the USB power, then tap the button to cycle through the L1, L2, and L3 modes, each offering varying fan speeds and LED brightness, before switching off. L1 suits quieter, dimmer environments like sleep time, while L3 works well for daytime with faster purification.
The car cup holder accessory makes the LUFT air purifier easy to use in vehicles. This accessory allows the purifier to fit perfectly in the car's cup holder slot, providing clean air during commutes without additional installation efforts.
An easy-to-clean anti-bacterial metal mesh allows for simple and hassle-free maintenance. This results in a longer product lifespan and optimum air purifying performance. It also saves users time and effort.
A directional wind guide allows the LUFT air purifier to efficiently distribute clean air horizontally. Users can choose to use it with or without the wind guide to control the direction of the purified air, ensuring the most desired areas receive fresh air first.
Input Power: 5V / 1A
Power Consumption: 5W
Noise: < 30 dB
Applying Space: < 22.3m2 ( 240ft²)
Accessories: Carry Bag, Car Cup Holder, Metal Wind Guide Cap, USB Power Cable
Over 90% of small air purifiers on the market are of the negative ion type. They are popular due to their compact size and cost-effectiveness. However, their effectiveness in truly purifying the air has been a topic of debate. The main principle behind negative ion air purifiers is that they release a stream of negative ions into the air, which then bond with positively charged particles such as dust, pollen, smoke, and other allergens, forming larger particles.
While this process sounds promising, it has a significant drawback. The negative ion purifiers do not eliminate these larger particles; instead, they fall onto the surfaces around the purifier, such as walls, ceilings, and furniture, due to their increased weight. This phenomenon is often referred to as the "Black Wall Effect".
While the air may appear cleaner because these particles are no longer suspended in it, they are still present in the environment and can be stirred back into the air with any disturbance, like walking by or turning on a fan. This process could potentially lead to secondary pollution.
Since the range of negative ion emission is limited, most of them cover only about 20 cm around the device. As a result, you'll notice a lot of dust accumulation around the device. These fallen particles create a layer of dust around the device, requiring regular cleaning of the surrounding areas. Hence, negative ion purifiers are not truly cleaning the air but merely displacing particles.
In contrast, LUFTQI utilizes Photocatalytic Oxidation to provide genuine air purification, capturing and neutralizing harmful particles in the air. With the Duo model, LUFTQI further utilizes the bonding characteristics of negative ions to create an excellent dust collection design. Through the use of an intake fan, the dust is concentrated and properly contained within the machine itself.
Since the advent of photocatalytic technology, it has been commonly used in the air conditioning ducts of medical institutions as a sterilization technique.
LUFTQI is the first to miniaturize this photocatalytic purification technology into a small air purifier. Since beginning product development, LUFTQI has invested substantial resources in conducting various pathogens elimination tests through third-party testing institutions, such as SGS and SuperLab.
As for the coronavirus that caused the pandemic, LUFTQI also commissioned a well-known domestic scholar who studies bat coronaviruses to verify the effectiveness of SPP Nanotech in neutralizing the coronavirus. Due to biosafety considerations and regulations, the test was conducted using feline coronaviruses. Since the characteristics of all coronaviruses are similar, the inactivation tests are proven effective.
The LUFTQI team collaborated with the Industrial Technology Research Institute in Taiwan to conduct field tests in a bronchoscopy room within a medical institution, verifying the efficacy of their device in eliminating various types of bacteria and odors in that setting.
In 2021, the LUFT Duo received the SNQ(Symbol of National Quality) epidemic prevention product certification, showcasing LUFTQI's robust capabilities.
LUFTQI uses a UVA LED light source to stimulate the photocatalyst. The design ensures that most UV light energy is contained within the reaction chamber. Any minor leakage of UV light undergoes multiple refractions, and the energy released is significantly lower than exposure to the summer sun for one minute. Thus, it will not pose any risk to human health. However, looking closely into the device with your eyes is not recommended.
Theoretically, the photocatalyst does not deplete. However, in practical applications, the efficiency of the photocatalyst can be diminished by the numerous dust particles in the air that coat the photocatalyst's surface, thereby reducing its effectiveness over time.
LUFTQI has considered this in its design and optimized the system accordingly. The continuously rotating magnetic levitation fan is the main factor limiting the LUFT air purifier's lifespan. Its Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is designed for 40,000 hours If used 24/7, that is equal to 1667 days.
LUFT air purifiers employ a stainless steel antibacterial filter. Depending on the air pollution conditions in your environment, it needs to be cleaned every one to three months! There's no need to replace consumables, eco-friendly and cost-effective.
*Please be noted that the machine body should not be rinsed directly with water.
Allergy symptoms result from an overreaction by the human immune system to foreign environmental substances. Diluting the allergens that cause immune responses usually improves allergy symptoms.
LUFT uses the hydroxyl radicals and superoxide ions derived from the energy conversion of photocatalysts to break and degrade organic substances. For individuals sensitive to air quality, LUFT continuously degrades allergens in the air in areas where you spend a lot of time (such as sleeping areas, offices, cars, etc.). Delivering the purified air close to the respiratory system help people who suffer from allergies.
LUFTQI team has further cooperated with the laboratory of the Department of Biotechnology at Chung Yuan Christian University to conduct animal experiments to confirm: LUFTQI's experimental group improved the research results of asthma induced by 40% of allergens.
Many people feel that small air purifiers should come with batteries. To clarify, none of the LUFT series include a battery and requires no charging. Therefore, when using LUFT air purifiers, you must plug them into an external USB power source (recommend 5V/2A or above) to keep them running. If you need to carry the air purifiers out, you can get portable power banks and use them together.
Among various purification technologies, photocatalytic tech stands out for odor removal. LUFTQI's patented SPP Nanotech enables noticeable odor removal, which has been highly praised. If you have food smells, cigarette smoke, musty smells, cooking fumes, pet odors, etc., lingering in the space, LUFT can handle all of them.
We all have noses that are more sensitive than sensors. Run LUFT air purifiers in places with a strong smell, such as in a car, bathroom, or bedroom with stagnant air that has a musty or smoky smell for ten minutes, you will clearly feel the improvement of air quality.
If you intend to use LUFT air purifiers for personal protection, LUFT is not restricted by space sizes. LUFT Cube and Duo both come with a wind guide cap and can deliver clean air directly to your nose for breathing. As long as you stay in the airflow range, you can always be protected from pollutants.
If you want to use LUFT air purifiers for odors removal, a LUFT Cube can provide good performance in areas no larger than 16.5m2 (178ft²), such as in a car, bathroom, or small room, and a LUFT Duo can work decently in spaces no larger than 22.3m2 (240ft²), such as in a living room, dining room, or the office meeting room. For larger spaces, it is recommended to use multiple LUFT air purifiers to get optimal results.