Water Ionizer Comparison: Life vs. Other Top Brand Water Ionizers

Model Enagic SD 501 Life MXL-7 Jupiter Athena Life MXL-11 AlkaViva Vesta GL by Jupiter Life MXL-15
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Rating 7.6 8.4 5.2 9.1 6.6 10.0
Price $3980 $1997 $2295 $2997 $2995 $3997
Distributor in US 2004 1996 2007 1996 2007 1996
Country of Origin Japan USA / Korea Korea USA / Korea 2007 USA / Korea
Number of Plates 7 7 5 11 9 15
Plate Surface Area Large Medium Medium Large Medium Oversized
Plate Material Titanium / Platinum Double Dipped Platinum / Titanium Plates Titanium / Platinum Double Dipped Platinum / Titanium Plates Titanium / Platinum Double Dipped Platinum / Titanium Plates
Flat or XL Matrix GRID Plates Flat Only Flat or XL Matrix Grid™ Flat Only Flat or XL Matrix Grid™ Flat Only Flat or XL Matrix Grid™
Filtration 1 2 Internal + Customized Pre-Filtration 2 2 Internal + Customized Pre-Filtration 2 2 Internal + Customized Pre-Filtration
Customized External Filter System Included Not Available Included Free Not Available Included Free Not Available Included Free
Customized Water Report Not Available Included Free Not Available Included Free Not Available Included Free
Chloramine Reduction System Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available Available
SMPS Power System Transformer XL Power SMPS Transformer XL Power SMPS Transformer XL Power SMPS
Power (In Watts) 230 Watts 450 Watts 110 Watts 800 Watts 200 Watts 800 Watts
Warranty 5 Years on Parts & Labor Lifetime on Parts + 10 Years on Labor Lifetime on Parts + 5 Years on Labor Lifetime on Parts & Labor 7 Years on Parts & Labor Lifetime on Parts & Labor
Under Sink Installation UC Model: $4980 Optional Faucet with Counter Top Controls Yes - Under Sink Controls Optional Faucet with Counter Top Controls No UC Version Optional Faucet with Counter Top Controls
Faucet N/A Stainless Steel N/A Stainless Steel N/A Stainless Steel
ORP Levels Up to -612 Up to -700 Up to -504 Up to -880 Up to -500 Up to -1005
pH Levels 4.5 - 10.3 2.5 - 11.0 5.5 - 10.5 1.7 - 12.0 5.5 - 10.5 1.7 - 12.2
Flow Rate 3 liters / min 5 liters / min 2 liters / min 5 liters / min 3-4 liters / min 6.5 liters / min
Ultraviolet XL Technology Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available Available
Life CleanTech Filtration Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available Available
Top Loading One-Click Filters Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available Available
Life MicroMembrane Technology Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available Available
Easy-Notify Filter Change Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available Available
Year Model Updated Recently Updated 'Silver Color' Model 2018 2007 2018 2011 2018
Vitamin C Ceramic Block Filtration Not Available Available Not Available Available Not Available Available