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SilverOnyx True HEPA Air Purifier Review: UV Disinfectants

A powerful and compact UV air cleaner under 150? Look no further than SilverOnyx True HEPA air purifier. An inexpensive, 5-stage world-class purification technology model that can provide you with fresh, clean air all day. Find out what is bundled inside the cylinder framework and what features have been omitted. In our review, we will also summarize the pros, cons, its competition, and give our final verdict of SilverOnyx True HEPA air purifier. Read on.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 299.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 72 - 100 p
 Online price*
$$$
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** MRSP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)/ RSP (Retail selling price) is provided by cleanairprice.com. Accurate at the time of posting.
^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.

SilverOnyx True HEPA Specification

ProductSilverOnyx True HEPA
Dimension
10.5 x 16.5 x 10.5 in
(26.7 x 41.9 x 26.7 cm)
Weight5.1 lb (2.3 kg)
Fanspeed5
Coverage (up to)500 sq. ft. (46 m2)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Humidifying(H) speed
Filtration5-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Mesh preliminary filter
6 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA H13 filter
6 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Activated carbon filter
6 months
Ionizer/ TechnologiesVita-ion
UV-light/ PCO
UV-C Light
1 year
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
SilverOnyx True Hepa Filter Replacement
6 months
+- 35
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level
Power usage level
Timer/ Scheduler0.5-24 hours
Sensors2.5 PM sensor
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty1 year
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • 5-stage filtration with 360 degrees of purification
  • 5 speeds with Auto and sleep mode
  • Mesh preliminary filter
  • True HEPA H13 filter - 99.97%/ 0.3 microns
  • Active carbon filter
  • PM2.5 sensor
  • [Optional] built-in ionizer
  • [Optional] UV light

Pros

  • Inexpensive, compact 5-stage air purifier packed with premium features.
  • High quality true Hepa H13 filter that can capture 99.97% ultra-fine particles as small as 0.3 microns.
  • Optional UV-light eradicates bacteria and viruses permanently.
  • Convenience Auto mode that works like a charm.
  • Highly customizable controls with 24 hours programmable timer and optional ionizer.

Cons

  • The True Hepa Filter set can be expensive to replace and it only lasts for 6 months.
  • Limited availability on the UV light bulb replacement.
  • Not the greatest against smoke and odor particles.
  • Noise level can be loud especially on the fifth speed.

The starters

SilverOnyx True HEPA dimension
Dimension
10.5 x 16.5 x 10.5 in
(26.7 x 41.9 x 26.7 cm)
SilverOnyx True HEPA weight
Weight
5.1 lb (2.3 kg)

Available in black, silver, and white, SilverOnyx True HEPA is one of the most compact 5-stage air purifiers currently on sale. At only 10.5 inches in diameter and 16.5 inches in height, it will hardly take up any of your interior space. The lightweight 5.1 pounds allows you to carry SilverOnyx air purifier from room to room with ease. Most people will leave it in one spot though like the table desk or bedside table depending on where they spend the most time in.

Moving to the versatile controls, SilverOnyx True HEPA comes with a top panel control that is clearly labeled with indicators and display to ease usability. Circling around the controls, you have a standard power button and a change filter button that alerts you to change the filter via the residual life of filters display. Next, the timer button allows you to set an off-timer from 30 minutes to 24 hours. The center “H” digital display will let you know how many hours are left before the air purifier is turned off. The light button will turn off all indicator lights to reduce light glare at night. Auto mode will automatically set the fan speed to high when a high level of dirty pollutants is detected and revert back to low when the surrounding air is clean. Sleep mode button that locks the fan speed to lowest for anonymous night operation. Vita-ions with activate/ deactivate the anion generator function. Like-wise the same for the UV button. The Airflow button will cycle between the 5 fan speeds.

Into the build quality, SilverOnyx True HEPA is well-fitted with zero off-gassings. The design is clean and elegant, but there are nicer air purifiers out there. The air inlet is small but it supports 360 degrees of purification/ The air outlet is at the top surrounding the main controls. The filter cartridge can easily be taken out for replacement by turning the bottom base counterclockwise and lifting the filter out. For residential use, SilverOnyx air cleaner will be durable enough for a long-haul operation.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

SilverOnyx True HEPA coverage
Purifying coverage
500 sq. ft. (46 m2)
SilverOnyx True HEPA fanspeed
Fanspeed
5
SilverOnyx True HEPA UV air purifier uses 360 degrees of purification cartridge that covers 60% more surface area than flat filters. As such, it can cater to a large room size of up to 500 square feet with the lowest air changes per hour. If you are allergic to pets, have asthma, or have breathing difficulty, you can maximize the fan speeds so more clean air can be distributed out faster but at the cost of coverage and noise. SilverOnyx True HEPA air purifier is ideal for bedroom, living room, kitchen, nursery home, office desk and doable in basement or washroom that is not overly humid.

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What’s inside count

Despite its small dimension, SilverOnyx True HEPA UV air purifier manages to WOW us by fitting Advanced 5 stages air cleaning purification. When air is drawn into its filtration, the initial mesh pre-filter will trap dust, debris, lint, pet hair from proceeding, and protect the HEPA filter. The shielded True HEPA H13 filter will capture 99.97% of ultra-fine allergens as small as 0.3 microns including dust mites, pet dander, mold, pollen, and mildew. The active carbon filter neutralizes household smoke and odors from cooking, pet, cigarette, VOCs, asbestos, radon. For germs, bacteria, and viruses, you have the UV-C Light that deactivates the DNA of pathogens thus destroying their ability to multiply or spread diseases. The Vita-ion is basically an ionizer that diffuses negative ions to merge and pull down airborne contaminants for the filter to capture. Overall the filter quality is great and you have the option to disable both UV-light photocatalyst and vita-ion function when not in use.

Keep it down

With the new brushless DC motor, SilverOnyx True HEPA noise level is very quiet that it is suitable as a bedside UV sanitizer. You will only hear white noise at the fourth to fifth speed and even that is on an acceptable level. For power output, SilverOnyx True HEPA is very energy efficient that you can run it 24 hours a day without adding a burden to your utility bill. The availability of Auto mode and sleep mode can greatly reduce the power consumption where the air purifier will only use higher speed when the room air quality is bad.

At what cost

SilverOnyx True HEPA MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 299.99
SilverOnyx True HEPA annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 72 - 100
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost

Ignore the 299 MRSP, you can get SilverOnyx True HEPA Air Purifier for just under 150 after discount. It comes bundled with a 5-stage air filtration that itself is worth every dime you paid. Unlike most of its competition, SilverOnyx comes standard with autonomous mode and a built-in air quality sensor. A premium feature that is not even available in some of the top-tier models.

As for the upkeeping, the filter cartridge can be expensive to replace depending on your room air quality. You will need to replace the combination filter cartridge every 6 months for optimal filtration. The UV-light bulb will also need to be replaced when the performance has dipped drastically after certain hours of usage.

There are 2 places to buy SilverOnyx True HEPA Air Purifier. The best place is of course Amazon where it comes with great discounts, bundled deals, free shipping, and 30 days return policy in case if you have a change of thought. Next is SilverOnyx's official website, where you enjoy almost the same perks except and competitive prices and hassle-free shopping. You can also go through the dealers or giant retailers like Walmart, Costco but the availability is not favorable.

SilverOnyx True HEPA VS the challengers

GermGuardian AC5250PT

GermGuardian AC5250PT

The old-school 5-in-1 UV air purifier with a proven track record against germs and allergens. Go with this if you don't mind the tall profile.
HoMedics TotalClean 5-in-1 Tower Air Purifier AP-T30

HoMedics AP-T30 TotalClean

Same price region but with a compact body, and addons like a night light, and essential oil slot. Other than that it is incomparable with SilverOnyx.
InvisiClean Aura II 4 in 1 Air Purifier

InvisiClean Aura II 4 in 1

Around the same price (after discount) with the same set of filtration lineup. Lacks auto mode but gains a better output at the cost of a bulkier body.

Final thoughts on SilverOnyx True HEPA

With over 2500+ ratings online, 93% of the buyers are happy with their purchase while only a small 4% think otherwise. Majority of the reviewers gave SilverOnyx True HEPA air purifier 4 to 5 stars feel their indoor air has improved and they breathe a lot better. They sleep soundly every night and experience fewer allergy symptoms like cough, sneeze, wheezing, headache. Another most received compliment is the value for money as SilverOnyx True HEPA Air Purifier can clean the air despite not costing much. Other common praises include the compact design, silent operation, and easy-to-use controls. As for the negatives, most people complained that their unit barely does anything or they feel no differences at all. A few complained about the loud fan noise or receiving a broken unit.

So bring to a conclusion, SilverOnyx True HEPA Air Purifier is a good UV air purifier that will not cost you a bomb to own but can get a little pricey to maintain. We have no problem recommending this air cleaning device.

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Max Fernandez

A loving father and a dedicated reviewer for airfuji.com with more than 1000 air purifiers under his belt. Max Fernandez is also one of the million patients currently suffering from asthma. Feel free to nudge him if you have any questions.

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