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LG’s new PuriCare 360° Hit Air Purifier brings a fresh breeze to your room

By Liu Hongzuo - on 2 May 2023, 4:28pm

LG’s new PuriCare 360° Hit Air Purifier brings a fresh breeze to your room

LG PuriCare 360° Hit Air Purifier (AS65GHWG0).

LG is bringing a new room-sized air purifier to Singapore, where the Korean electronics brand packs many key air-cleaning features into one convenient smart appliance.  

Called the PuriCare 360° Hit Air Purifier (model number AS65GHWG0), it has a 360° design to address purification in all directions at 490M³/h CADR. LG indicated that it has a 62.8 M² coverage – which is more than sufficient for most apartments with fewer than three bedrooms in Singapore.

LG PuriCare 360° Hit Air Purifier (AS65GHWG0).

A key provision of PuriCare 360° Hit is its multi-filtration system, which combines a pre-filter, dust filer, and gas filter into one unit. It can remove bacteria, virus, dust (as small as 0.01 micrometers), allergen, and odour components. This 3-in-1 comprehensive filter is also HEPA H13-certified (one of the highest possible tiers of HEPA filtering you can get anywhere, let alone in a home purifier).

This purifier also packs many bells and whistles to make its operation a breeze. As a smart home appliance, PuriCare 360° Hit is Wi-Fi enabled and compatible with the LG ThinQ app. A smart LED panel shows current indoor air PM1.0 quality with colour coding on the appliance itself. There are five fan speeds, including an Auto Mode that adjusts based on your room’s air pollution levels.

Folks with limited space at home will also be happy to know that the purifier is barely 52cm tall (511mm), with its base approximately 32cm wide (315mm).

LG PuriCare 360° Hit Air Purifier (AS65GHWG0).

LG’s PuriCare 360° Hit Air Purifier (AS65GHWG0) goes on sale at S$399 starting in mid-May 2023. It can be found at official retail partners online and offline, including KrisShop, Lazada, Shopee, Amazon, Audio House, Best Denki, Courts, Gain City, and Harvey Norman. The official product page can be found here.

LG has a comprehensive range of air purifiers within its Puricare lineup, which you can see here.


Why does this seem so much cheaper than its predecessor?

Eagle-eyed shoppers might've noticed that the older LG AS65GDWH0 had a significantly higher starting price at S$899 (and later S$799). Next to the newer AS65GHWG0, it's weirdly cheap despite having similar air speed and room coverage.

Functionally, they are identical. Both have HEPA 13-certified filters, an ioniser, and are equally quiet at their lowest and highest settings. So if that's all you want, the newer purifier seems like the smarter choice. In fact, we have a handy guide on buying air purifiers, so you know exactly what specs to look out for.

However, the older one has tons of "premium" perks that are not immediately apparent unless you are an air purifier connoisseur (we made that up, no one is really that crazy about air purifiers... we hope)

For starters, the old one comes with an articulating fan, while the newer AS65GHWG0's 360° fan is fixed. Depending on your room layout, sensitivity to dust, and other purifier reasons, the articulating fan might be the difference between "nice to have" versus "must have". 

Also, the older one's pre-filter, dust filter, and gas filter seem fancier. It uses Safe Plus Pre Filter, Total Allergen Collection Care Filter, and Total Harmful Gas Care Filter. We have reasons to believe that these campy names mean something to LG, and that the new one doesn't have excessive filters.

The older model also comes with a remote control, while the new one doesn't. 

Finally, the new model also doesn't specify the motor type used, while the older model has an inverter motor with a supposed 10-year lifespan, if you were to believe its product page.

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