Everyone seems to have a humidifier in their home now, especially in the colder months. But not every humidifier is made the same, and lets face it – some are fun shaped, but not something you want every guest to see when you come in your house. Don’t get me wrong, I love the ones shaped like monkeys and whales – but it’s just not something I’d want in my front room or dining room every day of the week.
Instead I want a humidifier that not only does its job, but also adds to our space. This is where the Luma Comfort Cool Mist Humidifier comes in. We were sent one to review after meeting them in Chicago last month. The first thing I noticed was you could actually feel the cool air coming from the humidifier. We were actually in a really hot room, and the cool air was shocking at first, but caused us to come back and enjoy it over and over again. At first glance, the Luma Cool Mist Humidifier doesn’t look like a humidifier, it actually reminds me of a vase or a (not so) small sculpture. But don’t let it’s delicate shape and form scare you – it’s actually really sturdy. I recently stumbled upon this awesome guide on best cool mist humidifiers by Hovement.com.
To get the Luma humidifier working it was as simple as unpacking its box, filling it water and plugging it in. The Luma comfort humidifier has a two part base, and three different height attachments, making it easy to get the right style for your room and get the cool mist you desire. Each part easily snaps together to complete an almost seamless appearance. Assembling the Luma is extremely easy, I actually had a harder time getting the battery in the remote than assembling the actual unit. Yes, that’s right – your humidifier comes with a remote!
After you assemble the Luma and fill the reservoir with water, you have to let it sit for a few minutes. This will allow the water to get through the filter and your unit will be almost ready to go. Once plugged in your Luma will light up with a blue light letting you know it’s ready to go and you will notice the cool air to start to come out of the nozzle.
Once your Luma is ready to go, set it into position where ever you want it. For me, I wanted it in the dining area. It’s close enough to both the living room and the kitchen where we spend most of our time. Unfortunately, this area is one of the favorite areas for our kitten to play and often knock things over. Thankfully the Luma is hefty enough on its own, plus with the added 2 1/2 gallons of water inside – it will be extremely hard for him to knock it over. I wont say it will be impossible, that’d just be tempting fate! The humidifier covers up to 650 square feet, so about half our first level and covers all of the spaces we are in the most often!
The cool air pumps out of the Luma humidifier quickly and on the lowest setting, you can get up to 45 hours between filling it up. There is a small water noise with the unit – almost like a fish tank filter. It is just a quiet trickle that happens and isn’t annoying while the unit works.
Besides the flexibility of design with your Luma humidifier, it has 8 different mist settings. You simply choose the level with the up and down options on your remote, and choose what is best for your space. I tend to keep ours on low since it is just a gentle mist and isn’t overwhelming. The mist doesn’t leave any droplets in the air, so we wont find any water marks on our floor. As you adjust your mist level, the Luma will chime a nice musical note, getting a bit louder the higher you go. The remote also controls the unit with an easy power button on the bottom.
Besides reducing static in our home (which the cats appreciate greatly), the humidifier helps reduce dust in the air. And as the days heat up, we may just kick up the cool mist a little bit more so we can enjoy that little breeze as we walk by and use it as a nice place to cool down.