The Blueair Blue Pure 411 slots into an intriguing new area of the air purifier market: the entry-level segment. In a market where out-and-out air purifiers now cost around $100 (thanks, Levoit LV-H132), Blueair company needs a device to fill the vacuum with their bulky expensive air purifier machines. Today, we should look deeply into Blue Pure 411 Review to see if this air purifier can compete with the Amazon’s Best Seller Levoit LV-H132.
Updated: Blueair has released the latest Blue Pure 411+ and Blue Pure 411 Auto with nearly similar performance with the old Blue Pure 411. The new Blue Pure 411+ has a new metal filter housing, to eliminate unnecessary plastic waste.
In Breathe Quality, we have reviewed all air purifiers under these sections. Also, we guarantee that:
- We do give honest reviews (both pros and cons) so anyone will guarantee to have the wisest choices.
- We do not (and never) exaggerate one product just to let you click the links and buy that product blindly.
- Impressive performance under $100
- Well built for the price
- Small and minimal design
- Low power consumption
- Slightly quiet
- The dust filter is not good enough
- Doesn’t have any features
Blueair is a Swedish brand with 20 years in air purifying experience. All of the Blueair air purifiers are high quality and performance. Their Blue Pure 411 strips out some of the more extravagant features of its bigger brothers, but this air purifier is the most lightweight with a decent performance rating to take Levoit LV-H132 head on. Reading our Blue Pure 411 Review will help you choose the right air purifier.
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Blue Pure 411 Price
Just like the Levoit LV-H132, the Blue Pure 411 offers an entry-level air cleaning performance with high-end core components for around 1/3 or 1/4 the price of big-hitters such as its brothers in Blueair Classic or Pro family.
Now, the price of the Blue Pure 411 is officially $119 on Blueair website. For the price, beside the famous Levoit LV-H132, I mostly see the faces of Guardian Technologies‘s representatives, such as GermGuardian AC4825 and GermGuardian AC5000. Otherwise, some U.S brands also compete within the price range are TruSens Z-1000, VEVA ProHEPA 9000 and Vornado AC350.
Also, the Blue Pure 411+ is released, with an extra charge of $20 for a new metal filter housing. This housing can eliminate unnecessary plastic waste, and it helps prolong the main Particle filter better.
But most of these air purifiers have higher price tag than our Blue Pure 411. That’s why you should check the deal for this air purifier below.
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Blue Pure 411 Design and Size
Blueair’s design work seems to improve by the year. The Blue Pure 411 is the latest device in the Blueair’s Blue family. After the attractive Blue Pure 211, Blue Pure 411 forms a cylinder shape that resembles the Amazon Best Seller Levoit LV-H132. However, Blue Pure 411 sets up a 360° air intake to improve the efficiency of the fan power to maximum. This design is such powerful as the Levoit brand decides to do the same for their latest product – the Levoit LV-H133.
Cover this air purifier from back to front is a big fabric pre-filter with different colors (black, blue, yellow, gray and pink). There is no difference in price for each color selection.
In the new Blue Pure 411+ filter, you will get an extra metal filter housing. Blueair said that the upgraded filter is able to reduce unnecessary plastic waste when you don’t use the air purifier anymore. You can check the air purifier with our link below.
At the top of Blue Pure 411, there is only 1 simple button an an air outlet grill. Around this one-click is simple LED light to work both as fan speed indicator and filter replacement indicator.
The size of Blue Pure 411 is only 16.7 inches in height and 3.4 lbs in weight. This air purifier is the most lightweight air purifier at the moment, compared with other lightweight air purifiers like Levoit LV-H132 – 6 lbs and Honeywell HPA060 – 6.4 lbs.
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Blue Pure 411 Filters
As the most important criteria to decide one air purifier’s power, we need to review the performance rating of its air filters and the air filter types are used. In the case of Blue Pure 411, we are having a normal 3-stage air cleaning system below:
- Pre-filter – It’s worth noting that the fabric pre-filter of Blue Pure 411 is outside the air purifier. This is one great advantage of this pre-filter, because you can easily check the status of it to vacuum or wipe the contaminants out immediately.
- Particle filter – Instead of using a True HEPA filter, Blue Pure 411 runs a polypropylene fibers filter to help capture 99% of all allergens like dust, dust mites, pet dander, pollen and fungi (HEPASilent technology).
- Activated Carbon Filter – The Activated Carbon filter is added inside the Particle filter and effective against smoke, odors, gases and VOCs.
It would be misleading to read too much into those specs and conclude that the Blue Pure 411 air filters are poor, though. This just isn’t the case. Using the unique HEPASilent technology, Blueair always make a filter as an advanced combination of both mechanical and electrostatic filtration. Although the material is not the highest quality from Blueair, Blue Pure 411 can easily match the performance rating from other air purifier at the same price range.
In Breathe Quality, we all love the air filters from Blueair. The Polypropylene fibers are free of chemicals and naturally anti-bacterial. Most importantly, not like the cheap air purifier, this Particle filter is recyclable.
The Particle filter cost is not high, just only $21 in Blueair website. Compare with the filter cost of $26 from Levoit LV-H132, or $24 from Biota Bot MM108, the filter replacement cost of Blue Pure 411 is just better. However, you need to replace it after 6 months of using. Again, the average use of 6 months is typical for any small air purifiers.
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Blue Pure 411 Room Coverage
As a bedroom-centric air purifier, the room coverage of Blue Pure 411 is only for small room. Blue Pure 411 can only cover a room of 161 square feet, which is still better than Levoit LV-H132 with 129 square feet and Honeywell HPA060 with 75 square feet.
The ACH of Blue Pure 411 is a massive 5X rating. Blueair is a well-known brand in creating powerful air purifiers, and even their Blue Pure 411 is no exception with a high air changes per hour rating.
The CADR of Blue Pure 411 is also powerful for the room coverage with 120 Dust/ 105 Smoke/ 120 Pollen (cfm). This CADR rating is three times more powerful than what Levoit LV-H132 could do. With such high CADR and ACH, Blue Pure 411 can clean as nearly effective as a $200 Levoit LV-PUR131.
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Blue Pure 411 Sound
The best competition edge of the Blue Pure 411 with others is not just only from its small design, progressive air filters and a powerful fan; but also thanks to the incredible quietness this air purifier brings to us. That being said, you will have an air purifier with only 46 decibels (db) at the highest setting. Note that, Blue Pure 411 has 3 fan speeds, and the highest noise level is only a bit higher than library noise level.
And at the lowest setting, Blue Pure 411 performs at very quiet noise level, with only 17 decibels. It is safe to say this air purifier is the quietest device ever.
To achieve this low noise level, Blueair invent their unique HEPASilent technology to increase the air flow and capacity, and reduce the running of its fan.
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Blue Pure 411 Power Consumption
One of our most FAQs is “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” An air purifier is designed to run for a long time to be efficient. Therefore power consumption is always one important criteria when you decide to buy one air purifier.
And Blue Pure 411 won’t disappoint you, it will run at only 10 watts at maximum. The power consumption recorded at low level is only 1.5 watts, which is less than a light bulb.
What could I tell you? This is an Energy Star air purifier, and it is also one of the most energy-saving air purifier in the world.
An investment in a Blue Pure 411 is a smart move, because you only need to pay for about $5 to $7 annually for this air purifier, with 8 hours of use per day.
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Blue Pure 411 Additional Features
To sacrifice for the performance and the noise level, an under $100 Blue Pure 411 must come with literally no additional features. Therefore, I am sad to say that you will not have any Smart Sensor, and no timer.
Without these luxury things is not a nightmare for everyone, as an air purifier is mostly for purifying air, right? If you want these features on a high-end machine, you need to search for other Blueair air purifiers like Blueair Sense+ (also with a more expensive price tag). Indeed, for an under $100 air purifier, only PureZone comes with a common Timer.
Blue Pure 411 Customer Service
As one of the best air purifier brands, Blueair focuses strongly on the customer service. With a lot of local stores and a dedicated supports from both phone and email, you are guaranteed to reach them as soon as possible.
If you need to find a local store of Blueair in all over the world, you can use the store locator function of their website. To reach the customer service, you can choose from calling them at 888-258-3247, or emailing them at email@example.com. They will be available for you from Monday to Friday, with the exceptions of U.S holidays.
Remember only one thing, you need to complete the Product Registration form within 60 days of purchase or register through the Blueair Friend mobile app to secure the 2-year warranty. Otherwise, you only benefit from 1-year warranty. Moreover, do not attempt to bring the air purifier outside of the United States or Canada, or your warranty will be void immediately.
For a small room, Blue Pure 411 is a beast with an under $100 price tag. The Particle filter is not a certified True HEPA one, but works like charm to reduce the allergens in your small room. Also, you must be in love with a small and quiet air purifier, then Blue Pure 411 is no doubt for you.
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