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Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier – Small But Works?

The primary purpose of Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier is to reduce the amount of bacteria, dust, and pollen in the air. That is possible thanks to ultraviolet light which Five Star FS8088 cleaner uses.

Most people spend 90% of their time indoors. Because of that the air we breathe indoors matter a lot. Air carries many dust particles, allergens, and even harmful germs which when inhaled can lead to various ailments.

Combining ultraviolet light and Ionic technology Five-star FS8088 Ionic air purifier pro kills bacteria and germs as well as remove pollutants to deliver fresher air.

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FIVE STAR FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier uses a dust collector rod-sphere, so there are no replacement filters. The filter can remove even particles small as 0.01 microns from the air.

There is no expensive filter to replace, just wipe clean the dust collector rod with a wet cloth or sponge.

That will save you money as you will not need to buy new filters. Filters are easily removed when needed to be cleaned and can operate at two fan speeds.

You will want to use low-speed when sleeping and the higher speed if you need to circulate air more quickly.

When I first received this product years ago I liked it. It did a great job filtering the impurities from the error which helped soothe my allergies. Unfortunately, quality lacked as the UV light didn’t make it more than two months. You do get what you pay for.


Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier pro ionizer cleaner is equipped with a UV ultraviolet light that kills germs and bacteria.

Using negative ions and electrostatic dust collector rod, this air purifier reduces airborne pollutants such as tar, smoke, kitchen soot, pollen, irritants, cat dander, allergens, drifting dust, fumes and odor in the air.


Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier Review

Five Star uses a step-down transformer (110V AC to 12V DC adapter) to run FD8088 on just 12 Watts of power. This might solve some of the arcing and pitting issues of the old electrostatics. The adapter is included with the air cleaner.

FS8088 has a two-speed fan capable of pushing 40 cubic feet of air per minute (3.6 cubic meters/min) past the electrostatic dust collector.

While user reviews say the fan is quiet, with published noise levels less than 48 dBA, the airflow is too light to do much real cleaning.

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FIVE Star Ionizer Cleaner uses a dust collector rod-sphere, so there are no replacement filters. The filter can remove even particles small as 0.01 ...
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UV Bulb


HEPA Filter


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Filter Monitor


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Air Quality Sensor


Timer & Scheduler


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Carbon Filter


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17" L x 6" W x 7" H

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$0 – $100

Five Star Air Purifier collector rod is tiny and user reviews say visible dust does accumulate on the collector. Most electrostatic precipitators must be wiped clean with a damp cloth often. Every four to five days, to maintain efficiency.

Once the collector rod is covered in a film of dirt, most particles will bypass the collector and coat the interior of the tower.

Over time, this creates a pollutant source inside the FD8088. Reviewers mention using a can of compressed air to blow out the collector and clean accumulated dust off the fan.

A low wattage ultraviolet lamp UV follows the collector in sequence. While UV can damage the DNA of microorganisms, intense exposure to high wattage UV is required.

Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier emits ozone (O3) at an unspecified density somewhat less than the federal 0.05 ppm standard.

Ozone is effective at oxidizing airborne odors and suppresses mold spores. On the high setting, FS8088’s ozone output is modest, about 15mg/hour. This makes FS8088 a weak ozone generator.

Ozone may have real utility as a health therapy, but this is controversial. Some say ozone may cause respiratory problems to some people.

We have had one in our son’s room for over a month, and the different in the smells from the boys and the dog are noticeably better. The unit is a little less sturdy than we expected but so far it has held up well.


The manufacturer says that it reduces odor and ozone level while, on the other hand, they say that ozone deodorizers, kills germs and freshens the room.

Regardless of the validity of ozone as a health modality, chronic daily use of ozone as an air cleaner is NOT recommended.

FS8088 also has a blue night light, with an on/off switch.


FIVE STAR FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier Features

  • No need for replacement filter
  • Two fan speeds
  • UV ultraviolet light which kills germs and bacteria
  • Blue night-light
  • Electrostatic dust collector rod
  • Ionic technology

Pretty good product, it is quiet until time to clean and then is gets just a little noisy. Very easy to clean. Although with smokers in my house we have to clean every two weeks rather than every month. I have one in my bedroom and the other in my living room.



Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier Advantages

# Electrostatic dust collection – The electrostatic dust collection rod efficiently collects most of the dust and is very easy to clean. All a user needs to do is just wipe it with a damp sponge or cloth.

# No need for expensive filters – The FIVE STAR FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier Pro Ionizer Cleaner doesn’t need any filters to remove particles. No need to worry about any expensive filter replacements in the later years.

# UV enabled – It has UV filtration technique which actually kills germs and bacteria

#Price – Priced at about $60


Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier Disadvantages

# Frequent cleaning is required – Every 5 days

# Emits Ozone

# No additional features modern air purifiers use

# Fan is not very powerful

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  • Energy Star Verification
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  • CDR: Tobacco Smoke
  • CDR: Dust
  • CDR: Pollen
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  • Hepa-filter-type
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Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier Final Words

To sum it up in a few words, the FIVE STAR FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier with UV-C is very handy and can be moved around the household very easy.

The futuristic UV filtration technique makes getting rid of airborne contaminants. The air purifier is easy to clean and maintain but may require it once per week.

It can only purify a small room up to 150 sq. ft., and doesn’t  use a TRUE HEPA filter. A true HEPA filter is certified to remove 99.97% of pollutants as small as 0.3 microns and captures them into the filter.

This air purifier claims to remove contaminants as small as 0.01 from the air, however not all of the particles are collected onto the electrostatic plate.

Some toxins fall to the ground, remain there, and can be kicked back up into the air again.

Many customers have had problems with the unit breaking down after a few months or not having a strong enough fan.

If you’re looking for a cheap air purifier, a better option would be the Honeywell Platinum 16200 Air Purifier or if you’re prepared to pay a little bit more try the Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier.

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If you have problems with your household odors, the Five Star FS8088 Ionic Air Purifier is the right choice. It main purpose is to reduce amount of bacteria, dust and pollen in air.

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  • Affordable price
  • No need for replacement filter
  • UV ultraviolet light which kills germs and bacteria
  • Easy to clean
  • Very quite
  • Emits ozone
  • Lacks many features of modern purifiers
  • Frequent cleaning is required
  • Fan is not very powerful
  • Small room coverage
User Rating: 2.33 (3 votes)
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