The Philips air purifier can be bought from retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, Maplin and Tesco, as well as directly from Philips. The price of the unit ranges from £360 – £390, at the time of writing you can purchase it directly from Philips for £380. The unit comes equipped with three basic filters, has 5 fan speed control settings and an “auto mode”. The auto mode is supposed to adjust the speed of the fan to the pollution levels the unit seems to detect. The Philips air purifier has 4 different lights to indicate the supposed air quality detected. The unit also features a “sleep mode”, on which the unit runs on the lowest speed setting, dims the power button, light on/off buttons and turns off all other lights on the display. The Philips air purifier also features a timer function whereby the unit can be set to operate from 1 – 24 hours and then turn off. To ensure no settings are changed, the unit also incorporates a child lock.
The Philips air purifier has box dimensions of H80 x W48 x D34 cm and has a shipping weight of 13Kg. The air purifier itself weighs in at 10Kg. There is no indication in the manual or on the Philips website as to how long the filters should last, but they can be bought directly from the Philips website. The “Nano Protect HEPA filter” is currently priced at £40 and the “Nano protect filter” costs £30 .
Marketing of the Philips 3000 Air Purifier
The Philips 3000 air purifier has been marketed as being able to “capture 99% of bacteria in only 1 hour”, as well as “99.97% of common airborne allergens”. Philips claims that the Philips 3000 air purifier can “deliver 451 m3/hr of air in rooms measuring up to 95 m2”, while also being able to “remove Ultra-Fine Particles (UFP) down to 0.02µm”. Philips says the unit removes “harmful gases like Formaldehyde, Toluene and TVOC’s”. Philips similarly claim they have incorporated a “Real-time PM2.5 indicator” which displays “4 colours based on the indoor air quality”. In terms of filter life, Philips state their “Advanced Aerasense technology will accurately calculate filter life” based on the “indoor pollution levels, operation time and speed level”.
Philips 3000 air purifier packaging
The Philips air purifier comes in a white box with lots of stats, claims and images on all sides.The air purifier itself is made out of glossy white plastic and has a large handle on the top back side – which makes lifting it relatively easy. The first thing you notice is the hole in the top front part of the unit, which functions to display the “air quality light”. The unit looks like it has a decent build quality and feels solid when picking it up. The unit does not have any castors, but as it only weighs 10Kg and has a flat base, it is easy enough to move around.
Philips 3000 Air Purifier Review – a Closer look
The Philips air purifier uses three types of filters. The “NanoProtect HEPA filter” and “NanoProtect filter” as Philips calls them. Both filters are packed in plastic bags, which need to be removed before you turn the unit on. To do so, you have to remove the front panel to gain access to the filters. This can be done by pulling on the bottom of the panel to remove it. The first filter is the ‘pre-filter’, you will need to press the two clips at the top and pull it towards you to remove it. Once removed and unpacked, place the filters back with the tab facing towards you and then secure the pre-filter back in place. The unit has five different fan speed control options, as well as ‘auto’, ‘allergen’ and ‘sleep’ mode. Upon turning the unit on, the ‘air quality light’, which – according to Philips represent the quality of air in the room  – will light up and briefly run through the four different colours.
Philips 3000 Air Purifier Review – Display and Features
The display is located on the top of the unit. It is made from a black plastic which looks good against the white of the rest of the unit. As is common with a display like this, it is prone to smudging. Fingerprints and dust become very visible on the display which is not the best look. On the left-hand side of the display, is the power button, then the child lock button, and the on/off light function. On the right-hand side, you have the fan speed button, the timer and the filter reset button.