Life Ionizer 4100 Review

Retail Price $1,497


Overview

The Life Ionizer 4100 Model is a 5 plate water ionizer which comes in silver/black or Charcoal/graphite housings.

Company Info

The Company behind Life Ionizer is Earthtrade Water. I was all ready to made a good report on the Company because I like many things behind their ionizer design. However I've been made aware of some of their problems with consumers, the Better Business Bureau and their health claims.

UPDATE: Despite the claim on their website of being a AAA+ Better business Bureau Member you'll actually see that, according to the BBB they received an F and they are not accredited. More information is available via the link below and the rating below (rating as of 12/2012).

While Life Ionizer needs to make some improvements in Customer service and their public persona the review of this models continues further down the page...


Better Business Bureau Report


Most Often Asked Questions?

Some of the most often asked questions include:

Is it a good value? More modest in price we'll examine some of the pros and cons of this model. Amongst the many ionizers sold by Life this is one of the least expensive.

Should I get the optional Mesh or keep to the Flat Plate technology?

Save your money. The only difference between MESH and flat plate technology is that MESH allows more surface area for the water to get ionized. However it requires more descaling and (according to some technicians) may require sooner replacement than flat plates. While sold as an upsell one manufacturer told me it costs less to make. Flat plate is still the standard for the industry.


Pros and Cons

PROS

1. Reasonably priced

2. Upgrade options

3. Filtered

CONS

1. Only 5 plates

2. Customer service problems

3. Very few ratings from consumers

4. Expensive replacement filters

Specs and Tech

NAME: Life Ionizer 4100

Retail Price: $1,497

ORP Range: up to -500

pH Range: up to 10.5

Under Counter:NO

Plate Surface Area: N/A

Safe Plastics:NO

Replacement Filter Costs: $130

Wattage: 150W

Guarantee: 30 days

Warranty: 3 Years

Water Ionizer Rating

Rating is based on comparative scales of the industry.

1. ORP Range: 5

2. Power Supply: 6

3. Installation Ease: 8

4. pH Range 6

5. Longevity/Quality: 5

6. Safe Plastics: 0

7. Ease of Use7


8. Warranty/Guarantee: 4

9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 1

10. Price Value 6

Score: = 48 FAIR


Conclusion

As I mentioned before I like many of the Life Ionizers and the Life Ionizer 4100 Model is no exception. However I do think there are other comparable models at slightly better prices. Most of all the Consumer problems and feedback is a concern and I'm hesitant to recommend this company until there is clear evidence of improvement.

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