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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

7.6

Good unit but old technology & uses chemicals

5.2

Outdated technology

10.0

World's Only 15 Plate Home Ionizer

9.1

Very popular model

8.4

Top performing for any size family

7.8

Great entry level unit

6.6

Labor warranty is limited

 

Price

$3,980

$2,295

$3,997

$2,497

$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

1996

1996

1996

2007

 

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.

Most efficient ionizer plates available in any brand of ionizer: Life’s new XL Matrix GRID plates increase the efficiency of the ionization process by providing more edges for energy to transfer from the plates and into the water - where alkaline water is actually ionized. Life’s new high efficiency XL Matrix GRID plates produce the highest pH and antioxidant ORP levels you can get in a home ionizer at full flow rates. Competing ionizers have to slow the flow of water way down to try and match LifeE’s performance.

Number of Plates

7
5
15
9
11
5
9
 

Plate Surface Area

Large

Medium

Oversized

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

 

Flat or XL Matrix Grid™

Flat or XL Matrix Grid™

Flat or XL Matrix Grid™

Flat or XL Matrix Grid™

Flat or XL Matrix 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. Water ionizers are more prone to hard water deposits until now. Life’s new CleanTech anti-scale technology significantly reduces the tendency of minerals like calcium and magnesium to clog your life ionizer, while leaving the beneficial minerals you need for better health in your water. You get more beneficial minerals - without hard water deposits - for the healthiest glass of ionized alkaline water ever made.

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. Life’s high efficiency XL Power is perfectly matched to perform with XL Matrix GRID plates to produce the highest possible pH and antioxidant ORP levels with energy-saving efficiency.You get the highest levels of acid fighting alkalinity and age-fighting antioxidant potential possible. Competing ionizers can’t even come close: The healthiest ionized alkaline water in the world is made by Life.

SMPS Power System

Transformer

Transformer

XL Power™ SMPS

XL Power™ SMPS

XL Power™ SMPS

XL Power™ SMPS

SMPS

 

Power (in Watts)

230 Watts

110 Watts

800 Watts

504 Watts

800 Watts

249 Watts

200+ Watts

 

Warranty

5 years

parts & labor

Lifetime parts

5 years labor

Lifetime

parts & labor

Lifetime

parts & labor

Lifetime

parts & 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

1996

1996

1996

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 -1005

Up to -811

Up to -880

Up to -507

Up to -500

 

pH Levels*

4.5 - 10.3

5.5 - 10.5

1.7 - 12.2

2.0 - 11.5

2.0 - 12.0

3.0 - 9.8

5.5 - 10.5

 

Flow Rate

3 liters / min.

2 liters / min.

6.5 liters / min.

4 liters / min.

5 liters / min.

3 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.

Ultraviolet XL™ Sterilization

Optional

Optional

Optional

 

Life CleanTech™ Filtration

 

Top Loading One-Click™ Filters

 

Life MicroMembrane™ Technology

 

Molecular Hydrogen XL™ Technology

 

Easy-Notify Filter Change™

 

Year Model Updated

Recently updated "silver color" model

2007

2018

2018

2018

2018

2011

 

Vitamin C Ceramic Block Filtration

 
 


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, XL Matrix GRID plates are the most efficient and durable plates made for water ionizers. Flat plates come standard in Life Ionizers, XL Matrix GRID plates are optional, they increase the pH and antioxidant ORP performance of your ionizer by 10 - 15%
Power Supply
SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply): An energy saving feature that allows higher power levels. SMPS power supplies are used in computers and smart TVs and any application that calls for precise digital control of power
Filters
Multiple filters with multiple stages allow for more efficient filtration. Life Ionizers come with multiple filters that use NSF-certified filter media to filter out:

  • Chlorine and chloramines
  • Heavy metals
  • VOC’s like trihalomethanes

Life Ionizers exclusive technology Life Ionizer filters feature RFID filter change notification technology: Your Life Ionizer notifies you of upcoming filter changes so you can order filters ahead of time. Not available in any competing ionizers.
Trial Period*
Life Ionizers allows returns up to 75 days with a 15% restocking and processing fee Enagic® only allows 7 days – 30 days with a $800 restocking fee. Enagic’s $800 restocking fee is more than twice as much as Life’s 15% restocking fee, even on our top-of-the-line water ionizers.
Hard Water Adjustment
Hard water affects the quality of the water an ionizer produces. It can clog an ionizer and reduce it’s performance. Adjustment allows you to get the best performance possible. Life Ionizers comes with CleanTech technology that reduces hard water scale build up, and enhances the performance of your Life Ionizer. CleanTech technology makes Life Ionizers more capable of handling hard water than any other brand of ionizer
ORP Levels
ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) measures the antioxidant potential of alkaline water. ORP performance dependant on tap water quality. Life Ionizers guarantees that you’ll get the highest antioxidant ORP potential at pH levels that are perfectly balanced for daily drinking.
UV Light Disinfection
Life Ionizers exclusive technology Used to kill bacteria, cysts, and viruses. Makes your water safer. Not available in any competing ionizers. Highly recommended for:

  • Well water users
  • People with compromised immune systems
  • Pregnant women and young children
  • Elderly people

Vitamin C Ceramic Block® Filtration
Laboratory-grade Filtration that uses vitamin C in a ceramic matrix, the only filtration technology that is effective against chlorine and chloramines.