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Water Ionizer Comparison: LIFE vs. Other Top Brand Water Ionizers

Water Ionizer Comparison:
LIFE vs. Other Top Brand Water Ionizers

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Rating

3.8

Good unit but old technology & uses chemicals

2.5

technology is old

5.0

our most advanced unit

4.5

One of our top performers

4

top performing mid-range

3.5

great entry level unit

3.3

labor warranty is limited

 

Price

$3,980

$2,295

$2,997

$2,595

$1,997

$1,497

$2,995

 
 

Distributor Details

The below table represents an analysis of the distributor of the respective product line. It is important that you are dealing with a company that has a good track record which can provide you with the best support available

Distributor in USA

2004

2007

1996 (ETW)

1996 (ETW)

1996 (ETW)

2011

207

 

Country of origin

Japan

Korea

USA / Korea

USA / Korea

USA / Korea

USA / Korea

Korea

 
 

Electrode Plate Specifications

In an ionizer, an electrical charge is delivered to the water through an array of metallic plates. The majority of quality water ionizers contain plates that are made with titanium with a platinum coating. LIFE IONIZERS have Heavy Duty GRID Plate Technology with MAX Coat - 8 layers of Platinum over Industrial Titanium

Number of plates

7
5
11
9
7
5
9
 

Size of plates

Large

Medium

Largest

Large

Large

Medium

Medium

 

Plate Material

Titaniun Platinum

Titaniun Platinum

8 layers of Platinum over Industrial Titanium

8 layers of Platinum over Industrial Titanium

8 layers of Platinum over Industrial Titanium

8 layers of Platinum over Industrial Titanium

Titaniun Platinum

 

GRID or Flat Plate Options

Flat or GRID

Flat or GRID

Flat or GRID

 
 

Filtration

Excellent filtration is of paramount importance as this will not only extend the life cycle of your Ionizer but also ensure you are getting the purest water possible.

Filtration

1

2

2 + pre-filter system

2 + pre-filter system

2 + pre-filter system

2 + pre-filter system

2

 

Customized External Filter System Included

 

Customized Water Report

free

free

free

free

 

Chloramine Reduction System

 
 

Power System

SMPS Electrical System is the coolest running electrical system on the market that will reduce noise, energy consumption, heat related stress, and will extend the average lifespan of the ionizer to an estimated 30 years.

SMPS Power System

Transformer

Transformer

Max Yield™ SMPS

Max Yield™ SMPS

Max Yield™ SMPS

SMPS

SMPS

 

Power (in Watts)

230 Watts

110 Watts

800 Watts

504 Watts

450 Watts

249 Watts

200+ Watts

 

Warranty

5 years

parts & labor

Lifetime parts

5 years labor

Lifetime

parts & labor

Lifetime

parts & labor

Lifetime parts

10 years labor

7 years

parts & labor

7 years

parts & labor

 

Under sink installation?

Different model $4980 under sink

Yes with kit, controls under sink

Yes with optional faucet, controls on faucet. Only ionizer that can convert to counter or under counter version

Yes with optional faucet, controls on faucet. Only ionizer that can convert to counter or under counter version

Yes with optional faucet, controls on faucet. Only ionizer that can convert to counter or under counter version

there is no under counter version

 

Faucet

 
 

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

Stainless steel

 
 
 

Distributor in USA

2004

2007

1996 (ETW)

1996 (ETW)

1996 (ETW)

2011

2007

 
 

pH and ORP Specifications

ORP stands for Oxidation Reduction Potential. ORP is the measure of the machines ability to create anti oxidant properties in the water. In general, the higher the negative number, the better. This is one of the major benefits of an alkaline water ionizer. The higher the pH the more alkaline the water is.

ORP Levels*

Up to -612

Up to -504

Up to -880

Up to -800

Up to -700

-550

Up to -500

 

pH Levels*

4.5 - 10.3

5.5 - 10.5

2.0 - 11.8

2.0 - 11.5

2.5-11.0

4.0 - 10.5

5.5 - 10.5

 

Flow Rate

3 liters / min.

2 liters / min.

4-5 liters / min.

4.5 liters / min.

4.5 liters / min.

2 liters / min.

3-4 liters / min.

 
 

Unique Options and Add on Features

Innovations and add on options are indicative of a progressive company while offering the consumer a wider selection.

UV Lights Protection

Optional

Optional

Optional

 

Year Model Updated

Recently updated "silver color" model

2007

2016

2016

2016

2016

2011

 

Vitamin C Ceramic Block Filtration

Optional

Optional

Optional

 
 


We do not carry units from China or Taiwan/China
Models from China have not been added due to very poor quality

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Ionizer Features Explained

Number of Plates

Total number of plates in the ionization chamber, GRID plates are more efficient than ordinary plates.

Power Supply

SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply): An energy saving feature that allows higher power levels. Transformers are generally considered to be obsolete.

 

Filters

Multiple filters with multiple stages allow for more efficient filtration.

Trial Period*

Enagic® only allows 7 days – 30 days with a $800 restocking fee. Most others are 60 days with a 15% restocking and processingfee

 

pH Level*

Measures alkalinity, SD-501 requires chemical additives to reach its full pH range.

Hard Water Adjustment

Hard water can affect the quality of the water an ionizer produces. Adjustment allows you to get the best performance possible.

 

ORP Levels

ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) measures the antioxidant potential of alkaline water. ORP performance dependant on tap water quality

UV Light Disinfection

Used to kill bacteria, cysts, and viruses. Makes water safer.

 

Vitamin C Ceramic Block® Filtration

Filtration that uses vitamin C in a ceramic matrix, the only filtration technology that is effective against chlorine and chloramines.