Blueair Classic 480i Air Purifier

Intelligent Air Quality Monitoring and Air Cleaning for Mid-Size Rooms

  • The Blueair 480i is the Blueair 405's smarter brother, combining outstanding air cleaning and state-of-the-art air quality monitoring, all in one unit
  • Built-in air quality monitor provides real time PM2.5 counts, VOC levels, humidity and temperature data directly to your smartphone, and can be set to automatically control the 480i unit's fan speed in response to detected pollutants in the room
  • Comes equipped with Blueair’s new DualProtection filter, capable of removing both particulate matter and gaseous pollutants for comprehensive air cleaning
  • Exclusive HEPASilent filtration technology in the Blueair 480i removes 99.97% of airborne particles down to 0.1 microns, capturing ultra-fine dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, fibres, microplastics and airborne bacteria with ease
  • DualProtection filter also safeguards against gas phase pollutants such as VOCs and ambient tobacco, marijuana and wood smoke toxins
  • Wi-Fi enabled to allow you to operate the 480i remotely with your smartphone using Blueair’s app
  • Patented multi-stage filtration system results in whisper-silent operation – one of the quietest air purifiers on the market!
  • Re-engineered to use less power - just 15 watts on the lowest setting - for minimal impact on your electrical bills
  • All-metal housing for durability and no off-gassing

Blueair Classic 480i - Product Description
Blueair Classic 480i - Filtration System
Blueair Classic 480i - Operational Details
Blueair Classic 480i - Construction and Measurements
Blueair Classic 480i - Accessories and Other Details
Blueair Classic 480i - Customer Reviews
Blueair Classic 480i - Replacement Filters

Blueair Classic 480i Air Purifier

Blueair Classic 480i
Air Purifier

Price: $899.00 CAD

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introducing Blueair 480i


Blueair’s latest marvel, the Blueair Classic 480i air purifier is the next generation of the award-winning Blueair Classic 405. Not only is it effective at removing airborne particles such as dust, pollen, pet dander and mould spores, but the new DualProtection filter at the heart of the 480i also safeguards you from VOCs, tobacco smoke, woodsmoke and other harmful gaseous pollutants. In addition, the Blueair 480i has a sophisticated built-in air quality monitor that tracks pollutant levels in your home, sending real-time data directly to your smartphone. All this in an air purifier that is quiet, energy efficient and stylish at the same time!

The Wi-Fi enabled Blueair Classic 480i air purifier comes loaded with features that can be controlled using the digital control panel on top of the unit or remotely using any smart device. Simply download Blueair's free app (optional) and you’re all set to operate the Blueair 480i's many functions (e.g., airflow speed, auto mode, timer, LED light, child lock, night mode) from wherever you have Wi-Fi access. The Blueair 480i is also compatible with Amazon Alexa.

Perhaps the most impressive feature on the new Blueair 480i air purifier is that it has an indoor air quality monitor built right into it. Integrated onboard sensors continually monitor your indoor air, sending real-time air quality readings for PM2.5 particles, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), CO2, humidity and temperature to your smartphone over Wi-Fi. The Blueair 480i's control panel will also alert you when VOCs or PM2.5 particle readings in the room are higher than normal. Setting the Blueair 480i in auto mode allows the air purifier to automatically boost the speed on the unit in response to high pollutant readings in the room, returning it to low once the problem has been dealt with.

Blueair 480i control panel and app

The advanced DualProtection filter in the Blueair Classic 480i uses Blueair's exclusive HEPASilent technology, which combines mechanical filtration and electrostatic principles to achieve outstanding air cleaning that outperforms medical-grade HEPA filters alone. As room air is drawn into the Blueair Classic 480i by an ultra-quiet fan, an internal ionizer exerts a negative charge over the incoming particles, ensuring that they adhere effortlessly to the positively-charged filter material. By using a gradient media filter with progressively smaller openings, the Blueair 480i air purifier is able to achieve remarkable air cleaning results, capturing an impressive 99.97% of particles down to 0.1 microns.

The woven carbon cloth DualProtection filter in the Blueair 480i air purifier also handles ambient gaseous pollutants with ease, including tobacco, marijuana and wood smoke toxins, HVAC by-products and ozone to name a few. The Blueair 480i also captures the harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in every home and workplace (e.g., formaldehyde, ammonia and benzene) for complete peace of mind. Made from 100% pure coconut activated carbon with no chemical additives, the DualProtection filter offers enhanced chemical, gas and odour adsorption due to its larger surface area.

Those with no chemical or gas concerns can reduce their annual operating costs by using the Blueair Classic 480i air purifier for particle collection only. The Blueair 480i is backwards compatible with Blueair’s traditional particle filters – simply select the particle filter at filter replacement time.

The low-density DualProtection filter, noise-muffling galvanized steel and precision Swedish engineering enable the Blueair Classic 480i air purifier to clean the air more quietly than most other brands of air purifiers. On the two lowest fan speed settings, the Blueair 480i air purifier offers whisper-silent operation with sound levels so low that you may wonder if your 480i is actually on. Energy Star rated, the Blueair Classic 480i uses a mere 15 watts of power on its low fan speed setting, significantly less than other air purifiers on the market.

Unlike standard electrostatic air cleaners, the Blueair Classic 480i air purifier is perfectly safe for asthma and allergy sufferers because it releases absolutely no ozone or ozone by-products into the air. In fact, laboratory tests show that operating a Blueair 480i significantly reduces ozone concentrations in rooms where electronic devices (e.g., computers, printers, televisions) are operated. Since asthma is often triggered by chemicals and gases as opposed to particles, having the DualProtection filter in the Blueair 480i is an added bonus.

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Instead of the standard triclosan-coated paper or glass filter fibres used by other manufacturers, Blueair filters are constructed from ultrasonically bonded non-toxic polypropylene fibres. This material is the least harmful plastic for both people and the environment, and achieves outstanding performance without out-gassing or releasing irritating microscopic fibres into the air. Because Blueair filters are also waterproof, they naturally resist contamination from bacteria, viruses, and mould without chemical additives or washes.

To maintain optimal air cleaning performance and ensure warranty coverage, the filter in the Blueair Classic 480i air purifier must be replaced every 6 months. The air purifier's built-in filter replacement indicator will remind you when it's time to change the filter. The filter itself can be replaced in about 30 seconds. Just open the door of your Blueair 480i unit, remove the old filter, slide the new one in, and close the door. Fast and simple!

Built for years of reliability, the Blueair Classic 480i air purifier has an all-steel housing that is powder-coated for endurance and protection, without any chemical off-gassing. In addition to zero ozone emission, Blueair air purifiers are constructed from environmentally friendly parts and recyclable materials. When discarded, Blueair filters decompose and the filter media converts into harmless carbon dioxide and water.

The sleek design, quiet operation and generous room coverage of the Blueair Classic 480i air purifier makes it perfect for mid-size spaces, including bedrooms, living rooms, family rooms, playrooms and workshops, as well as small single-room apartments. The Blueair 480i has built-in hand grips on either side of the unit for easier maneuverability, and is a neutral off-white and dark grey colour to blend into almost any décor.

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Pre-Filter None
Particle Filtration System Non-toxic gradient polypropylene filter media, capable of trapping 99.97% of particles down to 0.1 microns
Type of Filters Available DualProtection
Particle (optional)
Number of Filters Required 1
Type of Carbon Media Woven activated carbon cloth made from 100% pure coconut carbon
Average Filter Life 6 months
Estimated Filter Replacement Costs DualProtection: $162 (or $149 if a Twin-Pack is purchased)
Particle: $90 (or $80 if a Twin-Pack is purchased)
UV Lamp Not available
Average UV Lamp Life N/A
UV Bulb Replacement Cost N/A
Room Coverage in sq. ft.**
(on High Speed Setting)
2 air exchanges/hr: 1060
4 air exchanges/hr:   530
6 air exchanges/hr:   350
8 air exchanges/hr:   265
Air Flow Rate**
(on High Speed Setting)
280 cubic ft. per min.
Air Intake On right side of unit
Air Output On left side of unit
Ozone Emission None
Decibel Level 32 dB (low) to 52 dB (high)
Voltage 115/60Hz
Power Consumption 15 watts (low) – 90 watts (high)
Cord Length 5 feet
Safety Approvals CSA/UL approved
Motor Ultra-quiet, Energy Star qualified
Speed 3 control settings
Housing Construction All-steel with baked-on powder-coated finish
Filter Access Front panel door easily opens to facilitate filter changes. No tools required.
Maneuverability Built-in hand grips on both sides of unit
Dimensions 23” (height) x 20” (width) x 11” (depth)
Operating Weight 33 lbs.
Shipping Weight Approx. 37 lbs.
Wi-Fi Enabled Yes
App Compatible Yes
Remote Control Yes (through smartphone with Blueair's app)
Filter Life Monitor Yes
Programmable Timer Yes (via app)
Warranty 5 years upon registration with Blueair within 60 days of purchase and if filters are replaced with authentic Blueair filters on schedule as per the user manual, 1 year otherwise
Place Manufactured China
Colour Neutral off-white/dark grey


“Our school purchased 7 Blueair Classic 480i air purifiers for our classrooms. They are quite compact and extremely quiet on levels 1 and 2. We only use level 3 if the VOC light is on. Level 3 is used when the kids are not in the classrooms and the door is closed, so that the purifier can clean the volatile organic compounds quickly and efficiently. We are very happy with this product!”
Natalie S., Edmonton, AB

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** An Important Word on Air Flow Rates and Room Coverage for the Blueair Classic 480i Air Purifier:

Many retailers and manufacturers overstate maximum room coverage figures by calculating them with air flow rates measured without filters installed (i.e., fan output) or with too low a number of air exchanges per hour to properly clean the room. Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers believes in stating the actual delivered air flow rates for the air purifiers we sell, as well as realistic room coverage figures calculated at effective air cleaning levels. Accordingly, we recommend that the Blueair 480i be used in rooms of up to 265 sq. ft. (for premium cleaning) or 530 sq. ft. (for general purpose filtration).

Note that air purifier performance should not be judged by air flow rates and room maximums alone. Many features that make an air purifier more effective at cleaning the air actually reduce the air flow rate. For example, higher grade HEPA filters, well-sealed filtration systems and large amounts of carbon all increase air resistance and reduce delivered air flow rates.
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