In the air purifier lineup Sharp recently launched KC-G40M, an air Purifier cum Humidifier. The high point of this air purifier being its design for India specific air conditions, mainly the humidifier and addressing airborne allergies.
Features - What's in it
Sharp KC-G40M Air Purifier comes with a built-in humidifier. It uses dual technology of Passive HEPA and PANDAA to offer holistic cleaning of the indoor air. According to Sharp Passive HEPA & PANDAA filter combination eliminates PM2.5, pollen, other gaseous substances such as toluene, ethylbenzene and other haze compounds. It also uses Active Plasmacluster Technology synonymous for generating fresh air while eliminating toxic fumes, VOC, gases and a variety of pathogens. In terms of coverage area, it cleans dimensions up to 350 square feet. It comes with washable fine-meshed PM10 filter. The PANDAA Filter and the high-grade Charged HEPA offers rated life up to 5 years.
Priced at 33,000 it's targeting the mid-premium level market.
Great Humidifying function
What makes SHARP KC-G40M unique from others is its Humidifying function which ensures comfortable humidity level through natural evaporation technique, helpful in maintaining body hydration thus reducing skin, eye, throat dryness and sinus issues.
Air cleaning time
In an AQI of 380-400, it takes around 15-18 minutes to get to AQI 50-70 levels, which is pretty decent.
If you are someone who wakes up with a sore throat, eye irritation and heaviness in the forehead, this model comes as a boon. You can feel a noticeable difference within a day or two.
The light sensor is effective without bright led nuisance when room lights are turned off. A really great feature for those who like to sleep in dark rooms.
What's Not Great
Considering the NCR pollution you are likely to be using it on a high-speed mode. Or even if you use the night mode, the noise level when it reaches the high mode is a little irritating especially if you like it to be soundless night sleep.
The Last Word
One of the nice things about Sharp air purifiers are its filters. They last for years. Other air purifier filters have to be changed as low as 3 months to a year at the most. Also being the owner of one of their older models, I also find its service policy good. The company ensures the availability of spares and consumables for a period of 5 years after the model is discontinued in India. As for another Sharp feature pervasive in all their air purifiers, Active Plasmacluster, I don't see it as much of value addition.
Overall SHARP KC-G40M is a great product, especially if are allergy-prone. There is a noticeable difference within days.