Mi Air Filter: Green or Black

You are thinking between the green and black filter and want to decide which is best for you. Today we list the differences. By the end of this guide, you will know which to buy.

 

Green Filter or Black Filter

Green Filter

Black Filter

Model M6R-FLP (New)
– Built-in carbon filter
M1R-FLP (Old)
– Removable carbon filter
M8R – FLH
HEPA Grade HEPA H11 HEPA H13
What does it target Formaldehyde, Benzene, TVOC
– Commonly found in Bathroom,
Renovation works,
Household trash
Dust, Pollen, Odor
– Commonly found in Bathroom,
Renovation works,
Household trash
Number of layers Layer 1: Primary filter
Layer 2: HEPA filter
Layer 3: Activated carbon filter
Layer 1: Primary filter
Layer 2: True HEPA filter
Layer 3: Activated carbon filter
Filters PM2.5 particles Yes (99.95%) Yes (99.995%)

 

Choose Green Filter

If you want a filter that targets Formaldehyde [1], then choose the green filter.

You are likely at risk to be exposed to higher levels of Formaldehyde if you live in new-construction homes, or those with new manufactured wood products (i.e. flooring and furniture).

Supported air purifier models: 2,2C,2H,2S,Pro,3,3H

 

Choose Black Filter

If you want the best grade filter that Xiaomi has to offer, then choose the black filter.

The black filter is rated HEPA 13 and is considered one of the highest tier of HEPA (below HEPA 14). Furthermore,  HEPA 13 an be categorized as medical grade where it is commonly used in pharmaceutical manufacturing and electronic control rooms [2].

Supported air purifier models: 2,2C,2H,2S,Pro,3,3H

 

No losers

There are no losers if you decide either the green or black filter.  This is because both are HEPA grade. If you truly want the best of the best, get the black filter. If not, the green is already a good choice. And if you have the budget, why not get both!

 

Where to buy

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Buy green filter here.
Buy black filter here.

 

Buy green filter here.
Buy black filter here. (Australia)
Buy black filter here. (India)