Fresh indoor air against effects of haze: LG PuriCare Air Purifier

Fresh indoor air against effects of haze: LG PuriCare Air Purifier

Susceptible to transboundary smoke haze[1], Singapore faces an annual bout of haze that affects homeowners due to poor indoor air quality. Families with infants, pregnant and elderly members are more vulnerable and should take extra precautions to improve indoor air conditions. LG Electronics’ (LG) newly launched LG PuriCareTM Air Purifier (AS60GDWV0) provides the ideal solution to protect families against the harmful effects of haze.

The air purifier removes invisible air pollutants of up to PM 1.0, and in so doing enables homeowners to enjoy fresh indoor air. Also offering connectivity options through Google Assistant, users can connect the air purifier to the LG SmartThinQ® app, using voice commands to check on the indoor air quality and change the air purification mode at home. Users can even control the air purifier remotely via their mobile devices through the app.

360-degree Purification: Absorbing Pollutants Wherever It is Placed

Cylindrical-shaped with Snow Flake Air Holes to achieve a unique 360-degree air purification, the LG PuriCareTM Air Purifier offers modern aesthetics that has garnered recognition from international awards, including the Reddot Award 2017, iF Design Award 2017, International Design Excellence Award 2017 and more.

The design allows for an all-round flow of clean air at home, thoroughly filtering air within the space of the room it is placed in. Its distinctive feature of 360-degree absorption and discharge enables the air purifier to deliver clean air even at low areas where toddlers crawl, ensuring that all family members enjoy clean air for their wellbeing.

A Wider Reach with Clean Booster

Located at the top of the air purifier, the LG PuriCareTM Clean Booster feature removes dust up to 74% faster[2] than conventional air purifiers and can deliver clean air to a distance of up to 8 metres, covering rooms up to 21.6 square metres[3]. This allows the air at home to be cleaned quickly and reach far ends of the room once the purifier is on. Upon activation, the clean booster rises, tilting up at 55 degrees and rotates at 70 degrees to distribute clean air around while operating at whisper-quiet (as low as 25dB[4]) sounds thanks to LG LoDecibel technology, providing a clean and conducive environment at home.

Six-step Filtration System That Removes Six Types of Pollutants

The main pollutant in haze is particulate matter, and along with other pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide can cause respiratory symptoms with long-term health implications[5].

LG PuriCareTM Air Purifier’s 360-degree filter uses a six-step filtration process which eliminates six major types of pollutants[6]. The first three steps remove allergens and filter over 99% of extremely fine dust[7], beginning with large dust particles, then fine dust particles, and finally allergens. The next three steps remove harmful substances of smog (sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide), peculiar smell found in a new homes (such as formaldehyde and toluene) which are the causes of sick home syndrome, and living odors[8] (such as ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid).

Smart Indicator for Keeping Track of Air Quality

LG PuriCareTM provides a real-time reading of the indoor smell and particulate levels with its smart PM 1.0 and gas sensor, displaying the air quality through light indicators with green indicating clean air, to yellow, orange and red for highly polluted air levels. Based on the air quality, the air purifier automatically sets the air flow and operation cycle.

The LG PuriCareTM Air Purifier will retail at S$1,099, and is available at Best Denki, Courts and Harvey Norman.


[1] Air Quality by National Environmental Agency – https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/pollution-control/air-pollution/air-quality

[2] Tested by LG internal lab & KIMM(Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) / Products: PuriCare AS95GDWP2 with Clean booster mode on & off / Condition: 203m3 (10.6 x 7.1 x 2.7m), 24.7 degree celsius, Products installed in the middle of space Checked cumulative dust concenetration at 1.5m height from and 7.5m away from a product during 15mins.

[3]Tested by LG internal lab & KIMM(Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) / Products: PuriCare AS281DAW / Condition: 203m3 (10.6 x 7.1 x 2.7m), 24.7 degree celsius, RH 37% / Test Particulate size: 0.3µm diameter smoke or potassium chloride(KCI)

[4] When used in single & dual modes with low fan speed

[5] Impact of Haze on health – https://www.healthhub.sg/live-healthy/327/impact_haze_on_health

[6] The six-step filter is accredited by different international organizations, including The British Allergy Foundation, Korea Asthma Allergy Foundation and Korea Air Cleaning Association.

[7] Based on KIMM test, model no.: AS281DAW, test condition: 30m, testing the ultra-fine dust removal rate according to the air absorbed. The test results are based on the laboratory condition; the results may vary in different environments.

[8] Based on KIMM test, model no.: AS281DAW, experimental substances: 5 major types of harmful gases (ammonia, acetaldehyde, acetic acid, toluene and formaldehyde), with an average deodorizing rate up to 95% and above. A removal rate for 2 major types of harmful gases (toluene, formaldehyde) up to 100%. KIMM experimental standard, model no. AS281DAW, test condition: 4m, experimental substances: SO2, NO2. The test results are based on the laboratory conditions; the results may vary in different environments.