FAQ - Frequently asked Questions about OneLife

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Infos about OneLife GmbH

OneLife is a german startup company founded in 2019 consisting of a team of scientists, engineers and design pioneers. With meticulous German engineering, smart digital technologies and intuitive design, OneLife develops solutions that allow everyone to live their one life while protecting the one planet we all inhabit.

Having already been researching air purification technology since 2015, OneLife was officially founded in 2019 as a Spin-off of getAir, a company in the decentralized home ventilation segment located in Mönchengladbach, Germany.

Created by a team of German engineers, air quality experts and design pioneers the OneLife mission is to make the world a healthier  place. We believe in technology and innovation with true  purpose. We are driven to make people live healthier lives  while protecting the one planet we have.

We are a team of German scientists, engineers, and dreamers. We started out to use our passion, technological expertise, and our belief in a better world to find ways to make life and our planet healthier.  We wanted to design a product that saves lives and protects the planet at the same time so we set out to create the most sustainable and most efficient way to clear the air of even the finest of particles. And we succeeded with the most sustainable high-performance air purifier OneLife X.

How the OneLife X air purifier works

The OneLife X is a high performance air purifier clearing indoor air of pollutants and ultra fine-dust particles without producing harmful ozone. It is absolutely silent, runs fully automatically and provides you with digital health data when you need it. OneLIfe X does not require costly and wasteful filter replacements and runs on a fraction of the electricity making it highly energy-efficient and sustainable.

The OneLife X air purifier has integrated a high-tech fan that is extremely quiet and energy-efficient. Our new air filter technology works with extremely low noise and pressure loss to even support you during your sleep.

Since you can tilt the fan of the air purifier, you can position the OneLife X at various spots at home. Most often the kitchen and the living room have poorer air quality than most other areas, due to cooking and frying food. In addition, now more than ever, our home offices are being impacted by poor air quality. Thanks to its convenient size you can even place it right next to your bed.

In the near field of a special ionization electrode, ions are generated.These migrate to a counter electrode. On their way they charge toxic substances, bacteria, viruses, microbes, mites and dust particles, which are then permanently deposited on the counter electrodes. This enables us to run a silent fan at a super low ventilation rate, making the purifier absolutely silent (you can run it right next to your bed, try that with a HEPA filter). Additionally this saves a lot of energy and money long term. No filter replacement. Ever.

OneLife has taken electronic filtration from commercial applications as a model and further developed it in such a revolutionary way that its numerous strengths can finally be used in the home. Ions are generated in a multi-stage plasma field which charges the dust particles and then separates them in a collector unit. We are able to filter out practically all particles (including ultra-fine dust) without harmful ozone formation.

HEPA filters use a mesh to capture particles as the air passes through. They can effectively filter larger particles such as pet dander, pollen and dust mites. However, VOCs, viruses, bacteria, and small particles under 0.3 microns cannot be safely removed from the air with a HEPA-based air purifier. This type of filter was developed back in the 1940s. Air purifiers with plasma filters on the other hand have the ability to capture even the smallest particles that other types of filters cannot filter. A plasma purifier generates ions that electrically charge air pollutants within the air purifier so that they can subsequently be separated in the collector. In this way, pollutants up to 0.01 micrometers can be removed from the air. Despite high efficiency, no measurable ozone is produced.

In PECO filters, ultraviolet A-light is irradiated onto a filter membrane coated with nanoparticles. This creates a photoelectrochemical reaction on the surface of the filter that breaks down the molecular structure of organic particles in the air. Like a HEPA filter, PECO filters also need to be replaced regularly. The OneLife X in turn forms in the near field of a special ionization electrode, a plasma field where ions are generated.These then migrate to the counter electrodes. On their way charge toxic substances, bacteria, viruses, microbes, mites and dust particles, which are then permanently deposited on the counter electrodes. This process removes up to 99.99% of all harmful particles from the air without a filter replacement. The filter collector unit just needs a rinse or goes in the dishwasher.

What the OneLife X air purifier does

Thanks to the revolutionary filter technology, the integrated plasma field forms cations that charge even the smallest nanoparticles and deposit them in the collector unit. This allows OneLife’s patented plasma technology to filter pollutants up to 0.01 micrometers.

Yes! Scientists found that air pollution can reduce athletic performance. One of the reasons for that is because during training athletes typically take in about 20 times more air than a person at rest.Consequently they are exposed to 20 times more pollutants as well. Research also shows that cleaner air is linked to increased productivity. Consequently, OneLife X positively influences your focus, productivity and athletic performance.

Wildfire smoke particles have a size of 0.4 – 0.7 and are an easy task for the OneLife X which can filter particles as small as 0.01 micrometers. Nevertheless, the effects of forest fires should not be underestimated, especially for people who live further away from forest fire areas and actually feel safe. Depending on the wind and the location, the smallest particles can spread hundreds of kilometers and have short and long-term effects on their health.

While the OneLife X is capable of filtering viruses, it particularly helps to prevent the spread of Covid19 which is an airborne virus attaching to very small droplets. These aerosols carrying the Covid19 virus are being filtere.

OneLife X reduces harmful pollutants that can be caused by allergenic particles. It helps you relieve typical allergic symptoms such as sneezing, a stuffy nose, watery eyes and others by filtering out house dust, molds and pet dander as well as seasonal pollen.

Yes OneLife X can filter all those annoying types of pollen like birch, grasses and herbs as well as dust and even ultrafine dust. Thereby it reduces harmful pollution levels and protects asthmatics & people suffering from allergies.

Tree pollen occurs mainly between March and May. The trees that are most likely to cause allergy symptoms include oak, birch, beech and ash. The pollen grains are 16-37 µm in size. Thanks to the OneLife X’s filter technology, even the smallest particles can be removed from the air, making it impossible for tree pollen to spread in your home.

Grass Pollens are the main reason for experiencing a runny nose or other hay fever symptoms. Especially grains from Kentucky bluegrass, bermuda, redtop, orchard and timothy grasses affect people from May to July. To protect yourself from allergy symptoms during this annoying time, at least at home, the OneLife X filters the small pollen out of your air without any problems thanks to its innovative filter technology.

Weed pollen usually appears between July and September and causes hay fever in many cases. To protect themselves from the annoying pollen at home, the OneLife X air purifier helps them to keep the air free of the small particles.

The OneLife X includes an activated carbon filter which can filter odors released by new furniture and textiles.

Since the OneLife X provides clinically clean air, your baby is protected from all types of harmful pollutants in the air. It is especially important for babies to grow up in a pure and clean environment, as their organs are not yet fully developed due to the early stage of growth and their immune system is still very vulnerable. Asthma attacks can thus be prevented early and in the long term thanks to the OneLife X.

In fact, the OneLife X air purifier captures 99.99% of harmful airborne particles, providing you with clinically clean air.

How the filter unit works

The filter of the OneLife X is expected to need replacement for a new filter every 10 years. This has the advantage that as little additional waste as possible is generated by each filter disposal and running costs for customers are limited.

The collector can be easily rinsed under running water or placed in the dishwasher to totally clean it. After placing the filter unit on a towel to dry, it can be reinserted into the OneLife X without any concerns.

The frequency of cleaning depends on the level of pollution of the environment. However, our intelligent control system informs you when it is time for cleaning.

No, the particles stick to the filter, so that the filter can be easily washed off without the particles detaching. However, please handle the filter gently, otherwise isolated particles may detach.

OneLife X - Technical Data

The handy OneLife X air purifier has a height of just 41.1cm and is 19 cm in width. Due to its manageable size, it is hardly noticeable and can be placed in any room. But even if it does not attract attention by its size, it does it even more by its modern design and especially its effect.

The OneLife X consumes just 5-6 watts per hour, so it can safely provide clean air in your home for a long period of time without worrying about the electric bill.

Yes, you can easily integrate the OneLife X into your Smart Home with it’s specially developed OneLife app, which provides information on the current filter status of the device and real-time data on air quality, humidity and temperature inside and outside the home.

You can control your OneLife X via the Display Panel or you can use our OneLife app to remotely control your air purifier. Within the app, you can set which mode your OneLife X should run in and what the air quality is like in your home and also in your environment. 

Thanks to a built-in sensor, the OneLife X 24/7 measures and monitors the air quality in your home. With the OneLife app you can control the air quality anytime and anywhere and know exactly when you can breathe clean air again.

OneLife X app displays indoor AND outdoor air quality level. The pollution map uses data from BreezoMeter and shows air quality levels around the world based on local air quality indices (AQIs).