Diffuser Comparison Charts
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Comparison Chart 1
1. Air pump power is shown as average PSI (Pounds of presssure per Square Inch). Actual pump output may vary by ±.4 PSI.
2. Noise level is given as average decibel (dB) level recorded at a distance of 18 inches from the diffuser in a quiet room. Diffusers without a number rating were too quiet to be detected by the sound-level meter. By comparison, a small room air-conditioner runs at about 71 dB.
*N/A means that that feature is Not Applicable to that style of diffuser.
Comparison Chart 2
1. The air saturation rating measures how much oil a diffuser can put into the air in a set amount of time for therapeutic purposes. Typically, the higher the air saturation rating, the larger the area the diffuser will cover (the actual square footage a diffuser can cover will vary depending on airflow, height of ceiling, climate, and the oil being diffused). Diffusers with a "Very High" rating have a maximum oil output ability of between .75 and 1.3 ml per 15 minutes of use. (*Note: all diffusers we carry with a "Very High" rating have a power-level adjustment so you can control how much oil is actually diffused. The maximum output is for the diffusers on their highest settings.). Diffusers with a "High" rating have a maximum oil output ability of between .4 and .75 ml per 15 minutes of use. Diffusers with a "Moderate" rating have a maximum oil output ability of between .1 and .4 ml per 15 minutes of use. Diffusers with a "Low" rating have a maximum oil output ability of less than .1 ml per 15 minutes of use. These levels are for lemon oil diffused in a warm, dry climate with moderate air flow. Actual oil output ability may vary depending on the type of oil being diffused, the climate, airflow, and diffuser variability.