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on August 6, 2013
I've never owned an aromatherapy diffuser before, so I have nothing to compare this to, but this is a reasonably quiet (not silent -- works by vibrating a little pad at the base of the water tank to aerosolize the water/oil, so there will be some noise) and the 500 ml tank lasts a very long time.
I'm using this with doTERRA oils to keep my bathroom smelling nice and to keep the air and surfaces disinfected and this is much nicer looking (to me) than the doTERRA lotus diffuser. The mist is quite fine and the scent travels farther into the house, so I feel like this unit gives good coverage. It's been great. I really can't stand candles (burning and inhaling wax and artificial scents? yuck!!) and aerosol air fresheners are poison, too. I don't know what took me so long to get one of these!
One other thing I like about this is that it has the option of keeping the light off, though the reason I give this 4 stars is because the colors are really half of what they say (not that I really want a colored light, anyway): The lighter of the shades (each color has a light and a bright shade) flickers like crazy. There is NO WAY you'd want that light on -- it makes my brain hurt for the fraction of a second it takes to click through to the next color.
I've had this for about two months, now, and I use it daily. No problems at all. Easy to clean and has really made our bathroom nicer. I catch my daughter up on her step stool, nose over the mister, from time to time and it's great to know that I don't have to worry about her inhaling anything toxic. :)
I just posted this information in response to a question asked of another reviewer and it seems like information worth making more visible:
It is not silent but it is quiet -- soothing, white-noise-machine (but not too loud) type sound. Just the sound of the vibration pad aerosolizing the water/oil.
I don't know about a warranty -- never looked and threw the packaging away, so can't check.
Yes, has a no-light feature -- was very important to me, too!
Yes, timer: 60 minutes, 120 minutes, 180 minutes, and ON (will not shut off until water gets too low). This will not, however, cycle automatically through an on-off cycle (i.e., on for 15 minutes, off for 45, on again, off again, etc.).
The machine turns itself off if the water level gets too low. BUT, since this is not a heat-evaporative unit, I don't know if there would be the same worry about a fire starting if the water ran out. Anyway, I know that it turns off if the water gets too low.
This will keep running for HOURS. I haven't timed it, but I know a full tank will run for at least 8 hours.