Retail Price $2,997
The Life Ionizer 9000 Model is a 9 Plate water ionization machine. But before you go thinking that 9 plates are better than 7 we'll be taking a closer look at what this means (if anything) and whether the price is worth the added expense.
Is it worth $2,997 ?
Q: The Life Ionizer 9000 features 9 plates. Is it better to have 9 plates as opposed to 7 or 5?
A: NO. There is a good reason that you see 7 plate ionizers more than 5, 9, or 11 plate ionizers. It all has to do with surface area. One large plate could have the safe surface area as let's say 11 small plates, but it wouldn't fit on your counter top. You could also have 21 small plates but it wouldn't be efficient electrically . The number of plates is not as important as that it covers enough surface area to yield the pH and the ORP values which are in the beneficial range for the human body. Too high an alkaline level can also be harmful.
As with 12 cylinder cars, 9 plates water ionizers (in my opinion) is an unnecessary expense for the desired results.
Q: Mesh or Flat Plates?
There's not a lot of difference between the two, and the added expense to upgrade is not worth it. You'll get enough ORP and pH results with flat . Plus while MESH has more surface area (which allows a slightly higher ionization) it requires more descaling and (according to many technicians) can mean sooner replacement of the plates than flat plates. Stick with flat.
Q: Ultraviolet Light?
A: If you are on city water it is unecessary, as chlorine takes out or kills pathogens and bacteria.
1. Platinum Titanium Plates
2. Dual Filtration
3. Quality Construction
2. Warranty is on parts, not labor
3. Better Business Bureau feedback
NAME: Life Ionizer 9000
Retail Price: $2,497
ORP Range: up to -800 (Enhanced ORP at drinkable levels)
pH Range: up to 11+ (will vary on source water)*)
Under Counter: NO
Plate Surface Area: N/A
Safe Plastics: NO
Replacement Filter Costs: $50
Guarantee: 60 days
Rating is based on comparative scales of the industry.
1. ORP Range: 8
2. Power Supply: 8
3. Installation Ease: 8
4. pH Range 8
6. Safe Plastics: 0
7. Ease of Use 7
8. Warranty/Guarantee: 6
9. Customer Service/Reputation (reviews) 3
10. Price Value 4
Score: 56 = Good
Overall Good design and quality however the price is very high for machine that basically just adds an additional plate.
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