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Philips AC2887 Air Purifier Review: Philips 2000 series of air purifiers are engineered with 3 smart pre-settings enables you to choose from pollution, allergens and bacteria & virus modes. AC2887 and AC2882 are the 2 models offered on the Philips 2000 series, let’s cut through the features and specs to see what Philips AC2887 air purifier has on cards.
Design: Philips AC2887 air purifier looks tall and handsome with clean finishes. Unlike other Philips models, AC2887 is built with high grade plastic with round corners and the white color gives an elegant look. The device measuring 35.9 x 24 x 55.8 cm (LxWxH) does look tall, this is justified with an astonishing CADR of 200 m3/h, the handle is well blended to the design and makes it easy to carry across your house.
Philips AC2887 does not go unnoticeable in any room for its size, however, it really does not take up much footprint or real estate, thanks to its futuristic design. The control panel located on top of the device is neatly laid out and is very easy to read and use, the real time indoor PM 2.5 indicator and the 4-step color ring provides real time feedback of your indoor air quality, both AQI and the light on the control panel can be dimmed and/or turned off avoid light disturbance . However, the black finish of the panel is prone to attract dust and is quite sensitive, even a gentle wipe with a cloth will beep the device. The aerodynamic architecture boosts efficient air flow to clean up a room in less than 30 minutes.
Technology: Philips air purifier AC2887 is equipped with an innovative AeraSense technology. AeraSense is a sensor that accurately identifies fine particles that are even smaller than PM2.5 (including most common indoor airborne allergens). It then processes this information to ensure that the purifier’s settings are at the ideal level for current air conditions, and for continuous re-assurance. Then gives you feedback of real time indoor air quality by showing PM2.5 level. Vitashield IPS with its aerodynamic design and NanoProtect Filter has a boosted clean air delivery rate up to 344 m3/hr*. It can effectively remove ultra-fine particles as small as 20nm, effectively reduce harmful gases such as formaldehyde gas, TVOC and odor. Removes up to 99.9% bacteria and virus.
Philips AC2887 is equipped with an activated carbon filter and the Nano HEPA air filter, the mystery word HEPA which stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. Glass fibers are used to make HEPA filters and their unique configuration makes sure that large contaminants such as mold, dust and allergens are captured. HEPA filters can collect 99.9% of airborne impurities that are larger than 0.3 microns diameter. It is important to know that HEPA filters do not deal with nasty smells or odors. Anyways, back to Philips AC2887, the carbon filter to remove odors or gases and the extra NanoProtect HEPA to remove PM2.5 (Particles less than or equal to 10 micrometers in diameter, in simple terms, these are particles less than the width of human hair)
Superior purification applied to 41m2
Professional grade Aerasense sensing technology
Advanced NanoProtect HEPA Filter for all-around protection
Special AL mode for allergen removal
Realtime PM2.5 feedback
Healthy Air protect alert for filter lifetime accuracy
Large handle for easy carry around
Effective area: 31-95 m2
Sound level: 20.5 – 51 dB(A)
Filters out PM2.5 – >99% 1 H
CADR- 200 m3/h
Filters out bacteria- 99.99% (1h)
Material of main body – Plastic
Fan speeds- Silent, 1, 2, 3 & Turbo
Performance: Hands down, Philips 2000 series of air purifiers are one of the best all-round and affordable air cleaners with the highest Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) when compared to other devices in the market, at 200 m3/h, this certainly wins our vote. The device can cover over 400 sq.ft. in air purification, switch on the device in turbo mode and I suggest to close the windows & doors and leave the room for the device to clean up the air in less than an hour.
The extra thick Nano Protect HEPA filter helps in super purification of airborne particles which are smaller than 0.02 um. Professional grade AeraSense sensing technology is astonishingly accurate to monitor air quality levels in real time and this sensor also predicts the lifetime of the air filters. The carbon filter assures protection from harmful gases and eliminates bad odor. The night mode is extremely silent and the lights on the device are automatically turned off for better sleep. The silent mode operations is truly un-noticeable with just less than 20 dB(A) and at turbo speed mode, Philips AC2887 has CADR (formaldehyde) up to 200 m3/h and over 334 m3/h for cigarette smoke.
Customers have noticed inconsistent operation of the device is different cities, this is not at fault with the air purifier but due to climatic conditions. Weather in Mumbai is humid when compared to Delhi, humid weather causes moisture on the sensors making it inconsistent by indicating poor air quality even though the air quality is actually good. Constant cleaning of moisture with a dry cloth is required for the device to show accurate results.
Maintenance: Philips recommends periodic cleaning of the air sensors and filters, the device indicates FO on the screen that states the pre-filter needs to be cleaned under tap water, there isn’t a predefined interval as the filter life depends on the air quality. HEPA filters will need to be replaced on the end of its lifetime and the air purifier will stop functioning if the filters are not replaced in 14 days. The carbon filter costs approximately Rs. 1595 + and the HEPA filter around Rs. 2595. Air purifier AC2887 is delivered with a 2 year service guarantee for any faulty parts.
Conclusion: Hands down, Philips AC2887 is one of the best all-round air purifiers with the highest CADR, excellent features and great technology. An in-built humidifier in the device would have been great. The filters have a great life span and they are expensive to be replaced. Philips AC2887 is 100% ozone free, and while the basic air purifiers lack advances filters, AC2887 can filter the minutest of particles, pet dander etc. Philips has hit the sweet spot with aggressive pricing, dependable service and industry leading 24 month warranty.