Why Clair Air Purifiers?

The idea for Clair air purifiers came about when searching for an alternative to the traditional HEPA filter.  We worked tirelessly to create a better air purifier by innovating a more efficient way to clean the air.  The solution was the e2f filter.  We will continue to come up with new ideas and products to improve the quality of air in your home or office.


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Clair Captures Ultrafine Particles Smaller than 0.1μm

The effects of breathing in ultrafine particles in the air are well documented, and the effects are certainly not good for you. They have been linked to many different conditions from strokes to heart attacks, in addition to the obvious effects they have on our respiratory system.[1]

 Check out photos of just how dirty your filter can get here.

Unfortunately, our lungs are incapable of filtering out particles smaller than 2.5μm, meaning we are vulnerable to the effects of ultrafine particles – unless we do something about it.  Clair air purifiers have been proven to filter out particles smaller than 0.1μm, which far exceeds the requirement for HEPA filters, which are only rated to filter out particles 0.3μm or larger.[2] But not only does the e2f filter capture ultrafine particles, it also captures airborne viruses.  The size of viral particles range from 80nm (0.08μm) to 120nm (1.2μm), which is well within the capabilities of Clair air purifiers to filter out from the air you breathe.



Clair air purifiers are portable air purifiers that can be used almost anywhere, but the ideal locations are typically in a small-medium sized rooms for the BF2025 and medium-large sized rooms for the TD1866.  However, that does not mean Clair air purifiers cannot be used in even larger rooms, such as in a typical office space. The BF2025 has a coverage area of 322 sq. feet and the TD1866 has a coverage area of 547 sq. feet.  As long as the Clair air purifier is positioned relatively close to your work space, the benefits of having an air purifier can still make an impact on the air you breathe.  We refer to this area as the Clair zone.


Filter Cleaning & Replacement

Unlike HEPA filters, which much be replaced every few months due to the accumulation of dust that cannot be removed, the e2f filter was designed for easy cleaning and replacement.  Not only does the e2f filter last for 12 to 18 months, but cleaning the filter simply requires vacuuming the dust off the top portion of the filter.


Power Consumption

One of the primary differences between Clair air purifiers and other HEPA filter-based air purifiers is the power consumption. HEPA filter-based air purifiers require powerful fans to push air through the fine mesh that captures airborne particles, and it goes without saying that the finer the mesh, the more powerful a fan is needed to force air through it. 

In addition, many air purifiers also utilize ionizers in order to capture the smaller particles in the air.  Ionizers work by applying a large voltage across two plates; then any particles that happen to get past the HEPA filter become attracted to these charged plates and become ionized – at which point the now-charged particle will seek an earthed object with which to dump its excess charge, which is typically a wall or the floor.  Combined together, the powerful fan and ionizer require a large amount of power anywhere from 60 to 200 watts, depending on the size of the air purifier in question. 

In contrast, the e2f filter works on a completely different philosophy in order to capture particles in the air.  Larger particles are captured by the filter itself while the smaller particles are captured by the static electricity charge inherent in the e2f filter.  Instead of ionizing the particles in the air, where they will eventually end up on the floor or wall anyway, the static electricity attracts the particles and the particles stick to the filter itself.  This allows for a smaller, quieter fan without the need for an ionizer. The end result is that Clair air purifiers only draw a maximum of 5.28 watts when used on the highest setting on the TD1866.  This comes out only a few cents a month for running a Clair air purifier 24/7.



Whisper-quiet Operation

A problem that plagues many air purifiers on the market today is the amount of sound they generate.  Even on low settings, some air purifiers produce noise louder than a person talking next to you.  However, Clair air purifiers are different from the rest.  Due to the low power consumption of Clair air purifiers as mentioned above, powerful fans are not needed to filter out the air properly.  Thus, much less noise is generated.  Even on high settings, Clair air purifiers only generate as much noise as a quiet library or a whisper in a quiet room. Check out our air purifiers sound test.


Clean & Sleek Design

Clair air purifiers have modern design that blends in with your furniture, even possibly adding to the décor of your home.  As such, Clair has received recognition in the International Innovation Design & Technology exhibit for its air purifiers.



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[1] Health and Environmental Effects of Particulate Matter

[2]Certificate for 0.1 micron test