Best-UV-Water-Purifiers-In-India

Best UV Water Purifier In India (Update 2021)

If you live in a locality where you get pre-treated drinking water, then an RO system is a waste of money. 

More than the waste of money, it’s actually a waste of water because of RO wastage.

So, the best way to improve the purity of pre-treated water is to use a UV water purifier.

But finding the best UV water purifier is not that easy when you have hundreds of models with fancy names and features.

But to help you guys out, we recently conducted an intensive research and testing to find out the best water purifiers in different categories and price ranges.

And, in this article, we’re going to share with you the list of best UV water purifiers in India that surprised us with their filtration and performances.

Let’s dive right in.

Best UV Water Purifier In India

Model NameStorage
1. Aquaguard Aura5 L
2. AO Smith Z1 7 L
3. Kent Maxx 10 L
4. AO Smith X27 L
5. Aquaguard Deluxe UV+

Disclaimer: If the price or price range of any product is mentioned in this article, then it is based on the date we reviewed the product. It is highly dynamic and may change without any notice. HomeSet and e-commerce partners are not responsible for the changes in future.

Also, it is to be noted that this article contains only water purifiers with UV or UV+UF technologies. It is ideal for people who get pre-treated municipal water.

On the other hand, if you want to purify groundwater or water from tankers, then a RO purifier is necessary. Check out our articles on RO purifiers in different price ranges.

1. Best Water Purifier Under 20000

2. Best Water Purifier Under 15000

If you are a right candidate for UV purifiers, then go ahead and read the detailed review of all the models mentioned above to choose the perfect one.

1. Aquaguard Aura

Overall Best

Aquaguard Aura

If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing water purifier with features like copper infusion, then Aquaguard Aura stands tall among all the UV+UF purifiers.

If you ask Indians to name a water purifier brand, then 9 out of 10 people will say Aquaguard. And, that’s the legacy they have in India. In Fact, according to our retail partners, all the top 3 highest selling models in their shops are made by Aquaguard.

Aura is their latest premium flagship water purifier series that was launched in the year 2020 during Diwali.

It is also one of their water purifier series that comes with copper infusion and UV e-boiling technologies.

At the time of writing this article, Aquaguard Aura is available in multiple variants with RO and without RO. In this article, we’re going to look at the model with UV+UF purification technologies.

What are the Specifications of Aquaguard Aura?

TechnologyUV+UF
No. of Stages6
Storage Capacity7 L
TDS<200 ppm
Flow Rate33 LPH
UV Lamp11W
Warranty1 Year

How’s the Design and Build of Aquaguard Aura?

Aquaguard Aura has a dual color tone with black and copper colors. It is not only aesthetically pleasing design but also complements your designer kitchen.

All the parts of the water purifier are made up of engineering grade plastic that are non toxic and food safe.

Because of full plastic construction, the overall weight of the purifier is well under 8Kg. It enables the model to be wall mounted easily without exerting too much pressure.

It comes with a stylish tap with metallic copper finish. Also, the striped water level indicator at the top adds to the overall look of the purifier.

Based on your preference, you can either wall mount or place it on the table. But, we prefer wall mounting because it ensures safety and improves the overall look as well. 

The power button is placed towards the right of the metallic tap. LED indicators are embedded into the button and different color lights are programmed for different scenarios.

How does Aquaguard Aura remove impurities from water?

Aquaguard Aura comes with a 6 stage water purification process to remove chemical and biological impurities.

The filters include I-Filter, Chemi Block, UF membrane, Mineral Guard, UV chamber and Copper Cartridge.

The I-Filter is responsible for removing all the fine suspended particles like dust, sand, small stones, dirt, etc.

Then the water is passed into the Chemi Block where excess chlorine and organic impurities are removed to improve the taste and odour of the water.

The third stage is Ultrafiltration or UF, where the water is passed through a afine membrane that traps all the physical, chemical and biological impurities that escaped the previous stages.

Then the Mineral Guard ensures that the water has all the required minerals like calcium and magnesium in correct proportions. 

Mineral Guard is actually a process meant for RO purifiers and not necessary for UF+UF models. It is because no minerals are lost during the UV and UF processes.

And then the water is sent into the UV chamber where it is subject to Ultraviolet radiation that kills all the bacterias and viruses.

The final stage is the Active Copper Cartridge, the title feature of this model. It infuses the right amount of the copper ions in the water before dispensing so that you get 100% healthy copper infused drinking water.

What Benefits do you get from Aquaguard Aura?

Aquaguard Aura features a storage tank with 7 L capacity so that you get uninterrupted purified drinking water supply even during power cuts or failures. 7 Litres is sufficient for families with 4 to 5 members.

The most prominent feature in Aquaguard Aura series of water purifiers is the presence of Active Copper Technology.`

Since copper is known to have good health benefits, the Active Copper Technology ensures every drop of water is infused with the right amount of copper ions at the end before dispensing.

Aquaguard Aura comes with a complimentary one year warranty for the entire product. But, keep in mind that warranty does not cover filter life. 

Based on the lab tests, the average life of the internal filter is 6000 to 8000L depending on the water source. 

Since it is a UV+UF water purifier, the input water TDS level must be less than 200. If your input water has TDS greater than 200 you should purchase the RO+UV version of Aquaguard Aura.

When the filter reaches near to it’s end of life, Aura will continuously make a beep sound to let you know that it’s time to replace the filter. If you fail to replace filters, it will stop dispensing water when the filter expires.

What are the Positives of Aquaguard Aura?

  • Advanced 6 stage purification
  • 7 L water storage tank
  • UV+UF technology
  • Copper infusion
  • Mineral Cartridge
  • UV e-boiling for 20 minutes
  • 33 LPH flow rate
  • Filter and UV lamp change alert
  • Water level indicator
  • Excellent design and build
  • 1 year warranty

What are the Negatives of Aquaguard Aura?

  • Mineral guard is not necessary for UV+UF purifiers
  • Slightly expensive
  • Average life of internal filter is less
  • Dead bodies of bacteria and viruses are not removed
  • Poor service and installation in many localities

Verdict: Should you buy Aquaguard Aura?

If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing water purifier with features like copper infusion and Mineral Guard, then Aquaguard Aura stands tall among all the UV+UF purifiers in this range.

2. AO Smith Z1

For Hot Water

AO Smith Z1

If you are looking for a UV water purifier with hot water dispensing options, then AO Smith Z1 is probably the best choice to go with.

A O Smith is an American multinational corporation that makes everything from bombs to water purifiers! In fact, they were the largest bomb manufacturer during World War 1(crazy!).

In 2010, they launched their water heaters and purifiers in the Indian market made from their manufacturing plant in Bengaluru.

Because of the unique designs and build quality, their products gained traction among the upper middle class and rich people. And, AO Smith is continuing the streak till today.

AO Smith Z1 is the only water purifier in this range from a reliable brand that has the ability to dispense hot water.

So, if you are looking for a UV water purifier that can dispense hot water then this is the best option you have. 

Let’s have a detailed review of AO Smith Z1 with the help of its features and benefits so that you can easily decide whether it will suit your needs or not. 

What are the Specifications of AO Smith Z1?

TechnologyUV+UF
No. of Stages5
Storage Capacity10 L
TDS<200 ppm
Flow Rate30 LPH
UV Lamp11W
Warranty1 Year

How’s the Design and Build of AO Smith Z1?

AO Smith Z1 features a unique and bold design compared to all other models in this category.

Because of its large 10 litres storage tank, the overall size of this water purifier is quite big with a height and width of 44 and 39 cm respectively. So, before purchasing make sure that it will fit in your designated spot.

Depending on your preference, it can be either wall mounted or placed on a table. In both ways, it looks awesome.

All the filters are placed at the bottom half of the purifier and the storage tank is at the top.

You can fill the water bottles handsfree by placing it on the bottle guards at the front. The bootle guard is tall so that you can easily fill even 1.25L bottles.

Also, the notification icons are placed at a convenient place above the bottle guard and dispenser taps.

The glow effect in the design ensures that you can easily find the water purifier even in the darkness. We found it very useful, especially at night.

How does AO Smith Z1 remove impurities from water?

AO Smith Z1 features a 5 stage procedure to remove the contaminants from the input water. 

The 5 stage processing includes passing the input water through a sediment filter, fine sediment filter, carbon block, UV chamber and finally a UF membrane.

The input water may have suspended particles like sand, small stones, cysts, etc. All these will be removed by sediment filters and fine sediment filters.

After that, an activated carbon filter is employed to remove all the waterborne pathogens. Additionally, it removes hard metals like arsenic, mercury, etc to an extent.

Once the water is filtered by a carbon filter, it is passed to a UV chamber where a 11 Watt UV lamp is used to kill the bacterias and viruses.

Then water is passed through the Ultrafine membrane to remove the dead bodies of bacterias and viruses that were killed in the UV treatment. Also, the microorganism that escaped UV will be filtered here.

What other Benefits do you get from AO Smith Z1?

As I already mentioned, AO Smith Z1 is the only water purifier in this range that can dispense hot water. In fact, this is the title feature of this model.

From this model, you can get water in three temperatures: normal, warm and hot. 

Normal water will be at the same temperature as your input water source. Warm water will be at 40 oC and hot water at 80 oC. Warm water is suitable for drinking purposes whereas hot water is ideal for cooking.

In order to prevent overheating, this machine comes with an emergency power cutoff circuit which gets activated if the internal temperature reaches 90 degrees.

One problem with hot water dispensing is that you won’t get hot water until the tank is full. So, in order to get hot water you might have to wait up to 10 minutes depending on the water level in the storage tank.

The top notification panel consists of multiple LED indicators with different icons for easier understanding. 

The notifications include tank full, purification on, UV lamp life alert, filter change alert, hot water availability and a dual digit display to show the water temperature.

Another useful feature is the presence of child lock in the hot water faucet so that your child won’t accidentally dispense hot water and get burns.

What are the Positives of AO Smith Z1?

  • 5 stage process with UV & UF
  • Hot and ambient water dispensing
  • 10 L storage tank
  • High flow rate of 30 LPH
  • UV lamp life alert
  • Filter kit change alert
  • Digital display
  • Child lock for hot water faucet
  • Colorful LED indicators with icons
  • Great design and build
  • Wall/Table top mountable
  • 1 year warranty

What are the Negatives of AO Smith Z1?

  • Expensive for a UV purifier
  • No free installation
  • Not instant hot water
  • Less serviceable areas
  • Poor service recorded in many localities

Verdict: Should you buy AO Smith Z1?

As I already said, if you are looking for a UV water purifier with hot water dispensing options, then AO Smith Z1 is probably the best choice to go with.

And the presence of an advanced 5 stage purification process with sediment filters, carbon filter and UF makes this an excellent choice for people in areas where the TDS level is less than 200.

3. Kent Maxx

Simple

Kent Maxx

If you are looking for an inexpensive water purifier from a reputable brand, with both UV and UF technologies, then Kent Maxx is a great choice.

Kent is one of the market leaders of water purifiers in India. In fact, they are the customer favourite in the northern part of India compared to other brands.

They have products to reach all the categories of people from lower middle class to upper middle class and also the affluent who want luxury in everything they buy.

Kent Maxx is one of their cheapest water purifier models focussed on middle class and lower middle class people.

Being cheap doesn’t mean it does not perform well. It is actually a no nonsense kind of purifier that does not come with any ground breaking technologies. Just a simple machine to do the task without any fluff.

Let’s see how it performs compared to all other models in this list.

What are the Specifications of Kent Maxx?

Capacity7L
TechnologyUV+UF
Flow Rate60L/hr
No of Stages3
TDS <200
Warranty1 Year

How’s the Design and Build of Kent Maxx?

Kent Maxx comes with a simple transparent design with a dispenser pipe at the bottom.

All the filters are at the back side, the storage tank is at the front and the water inlet pipe is from the side.

As I already said, it has a transparent water storage tank at the front and you can easily monitor the water level without any indicator.

It’s definitely not the most beautiful water purifier compared to a few other models in this list, but the blue and white dual tone colour is a beauty on it’s own.

The whole body is made up of food grade plastic that is non toxic even in the long run. The plastic is not that of great quality but sufficient enough for holding 7 L water when wall mounted.

How does Kent Maxx remove impurities from water?

Kent Maxx comes with a simple and straightforward 3 stage water purification mechanism that ensures 100 percent pure drinking water.

It has an activated carbon pre-filter that improves the taste and reduces organic materials that cause bad odour.

Then the water is sent to the UV chamber where a 11W UV lamp is employed to kill all the microorganisms like bacterias, viruses and other cysts.

Once the UV filtration is done, water is passed through a UF membrane that removes all the dead bodies of the organisms that were killed in the previous UV treatment stage. It also removes the organisms that escaped the UV treatment to provide purest drinking water.

What Benefits do you get from Kent Maxx?

Kent Maxx comes with a 7L storage tank that is suitable for medium sized families with 4 to 5 members. 

Also, the storage tank is detachable. So, it makes the cleaning process very easy compared to other purifiers in this list.

Water purification in this machine is very fast. It has 60L per hour flow rate which is almost double compared to the other models we’ve discussed so far.

In order to help you change filters and UV lamps at the correct time, it has an internal computer controlled filter change beep alarm.

It also comes with two notification LEDs for power On and purification On indications.

If your input water has a lot of sediment impurities like sands, clay, etc then you may have to purchase an external pre-filter to maximize the UF membrane life.

What are the Positives of Kent Maxx?

  • 3 stage process with UV & UF
  • 7 L storage tank
  • Very high flow rate of 60 LPH
  • Computer controlled filter & UV change alerts
  • Power On and Purification On indicators
  • Wall/Table top mountable
  • Reasonable price
  • 1 year warranty

What are the Negatives of Kent Maxx?

  • Very basic
  • No sediment filter

Verdict: Should you buy Kent Maxx?

Kent Maxx does not come with any fancy features like copper infusion, but has all the necessary features to provide you with healthy drinking water. 

If you are looking for an inexpensive water purifier from a reputable brand, with both UV and UF technologies, then Kent Maxx is a great choice.

4. AO Smith X2

Best Design

AO Smith X2

If you are looking for a water purifier that will improve the overall look and feel of your kitchen along with providing the purest drinking water then AO Smith X2 is a perfect choice.

A O Smith X2 is definitely one of the most beautiful water purifiers you can get in this price range.

The beautiful design coupled with excellent purification performance made this model one of the best choices in our list of best UV water purifiers.

Let’s have a detailed overview of all the technologies and benefits you get from this model.

What are the Specifications of AO Smith X2?

TechnologyUV+UF
No. of Stages5
Storage Capacity5L
TDS<200 ppm
Flow Rate30 LPH
UV Lamp11W
Warranty1 Year

How’s the Design and Build of AO Smith X2?

AO Smith X2 has a curved square design with the water dispensing tap at center right of the front side.

Even though beauty is a subjective matter, in my opinion, AO Smith X2 is the most beautiful water purifier in this category.

Without a doubt, it’s dual color sleek design elevates the overall aesthetics of your kitchen. In fact, you can mount it on your hall as a home decor (an expensive one though!).

It is made up of high quality engineering grade plastics that are non toxic and food safe. It feels sturdy and very durable as well.

How does AO Smith X2 remove impurities from water?

Similar to AO Smith Z1, X2 also comes with a 5 stage process to purify the input water. These 5 stages include sediment filter, fine sediment filter, carbon block, UV and UF.

The sediment filter and fine sediment filter removes all the suspended particles in the water of different sizes. 

Then the water is sent to the carbon block to remove the microbiological contaminants like waterborne pathogens. It is also reported that carbon filters will reduce the harmful metals like arsenic, mercury, etc to an extent.

Then the water is passed into the UV chamber where a 11 Watt UV lamp is employed to kill all the bacterias and viruses. 

After this, water is passed through the UF membrane which removes all the organisms that escaped UV treatment and dead bodies of bacterias that were killed in UV treatment to provide purest drinking water.

What other benefits do AO Smith X2 offer?

AO Smith comes with a 5 L tank to store the purified water so that you get supply even if there is a power failure. 

5 Litre is not that much, but it’s perfect for families with 3 or 4 members. Also, the high purification flow rate of 30 LPH makes sure that your tank will never be empty.

It also comes with a digital display for efficient display of necessary information.

The display notifications include power on, UV filter alert, UF filter alert and tank full. 

The UV filter alert and UF filter alert notifies you in advance, so that you can effectively plan for the filter change service.

AO Smith offers free installation if you are in their serviceable area. If not, you may be charged for the transportation of the service personnel.

Also, this purifier requires the input water pressure to be in the range of 5 to 30 psi. If it’s not in this range, then a pressure boosting pump or pressure reducing valve needs to be installed at extra cost.

What are the Positives of AO Smith X2?

  • 5 stage purification
  • 5 L storage tank
  • High flow rate of 30 LPH
  • UV lamp life alert
  • Filter kit change alert
  • Excellent design
  • Wall/Table top mountable
  • Durable build
  • 1 year warranty

What are the Negatives of AO Smith X2?

  • No free installation
  • Less storage
  • No water level indicator
  • Less service coverage

Verdict: Should you buy AO Smith X2?

As I already mentioned, AO Smith X2 is the most beautiful water purifier in this category. If you are looking for a water purifier that will improve the overall look and feel of your kitchen along with providing the purest drinking water then AO Smith X2 is a perfect choice.

But, it is your responsibility to make sure that you are in the serviceable region of AO Smith so that you get good service at any time.

5. Aquaguard Deluxe UV+

Tank Less

Aquaguard Deluxe UV+

If you live in a locality where you get unlimited supply of pre-treated water with TDS less than 200 all the time, then this water purifier is an ideal choice for the asking price.

It is no surprise that another model from Aquaguard got a spot in our list of best UV water purifiers.

Aquaguard Deluxe UV+ is a unique model compared to all others in the list. It does not have a storage tank, that means you should purchase this model only if you get unlimited supply of water 24/7.

Also, it is a UV only model with no UF filtration. A lot of features in this model are similar to the Aquaguard Aura series of premium water purifiers.

Let’s see how this model purifies water when compared to other models in this list.

What are the Specifications of Aquaguard Deluxe UV+?

TechnologyUV
No. of Stages4
Storage Capacity
TDS<200 ppm
Flow Rate120 LPH
UV Lamp8W
Warranty1 Year

How’s the Design and Build of Aquaguard Deluxe UV+?

Aquaguard Deluxe UV+ comes with a rectangular design front with a bottle guard at the center.

It is a very simple looking weather purifier with black and white color tones. The whole body of the purifier is coated with white color and the top strip and bottle guard base is coated with black to achieve contrast in the design.

Since it does not have a storage tank, the overall physical footprint is smaller compared to other models. The dimension of this model is 23.2 x 31 x 41.8 cm (LxWxH), so make sure that you can fit in the designated spot before purchasing.

Also, it weighs only 4.2Kg and the lack of storage tank makes it very easy to wall mount.

Build quality of Deluxe+ is also excellent as expected from a reputable brand like Aquaguard. The high quality food grade plastic ensures that the water is hundred percent safe to consume.

How does Aquaguard Deluxe UV+ remove impurities from water?

Similar to all other models, Aquaguard Deluxe also comes with a multi stage water purification process to remove the contaminants from the water.

Generally, the tank less water purifiers have only UV treatment. But Aquaguard Deluxe UV+ comes with a 4 stage purification process.

The filters in the purification include I-Filter, Chemi Block, Mineral Guard and UV chamber.

The I-Filter is responsible for removing all the fine suspended particles like dust, sand, small stones, dirt, etc.

Then the water is passed into the Chemi Block where excess chlorine and organic impurities are removed to improve the taste and odour of the water.

Once the water is out of Chemi Block, the Mineral Guard ensures that it has all the required minerals like calcium and magnesium in correct proportions. 

After that, the water is passed into the UV chamber where an 8W Ultraviolet light is used to kill all the bacterias and viruses.

What Benefits do you get from Aquaguard Deluxe UV+?

It comes with an electronic monitoring system that detects if there’s any issue with the UV lamp. Also, the UV lamp and filter change alarm notifies you when to change them.

Since it does not have UF filtration, the purified water flow rate is very high, a whopping 120L per hour.

Also, the UV e-boiling feature delivers the water similar to the ones we get after 20 minutes of normal boiling.

The auto shut off feature in this machine is very handy if you are someone like me who forgets to turn off things quite often after using. If the UV lamp is not in use for 10 minutes, then the machine will turn off the UV lamp to save power and life of the lamp.

Also, to improve the user experience there are multiple LED indicators for displaying different statuses and errors.

Depending on the input water quality and TDS levels, the internal filters and UV lamp will have a lifespan up to 6000 Litres.

Even though Aquaguard Deluxe UV+ comes with a multistage water purification system, it is ideal for input sources with TDS less than 200 only. Also, it does not have a storage tank. So, places with 24/7 water supply are necessary.

None of the states in India except Kerala provides unlimited supply of pre-treated municipal water 24/7 with TDS less than 200 to 90% of the localities. Also, if you live in a township with their own water softening plant with 24/7 supply, then you can go with this model.

What are the Positives of Aquaguard Deluxe UV+?

  • 4 stage purification
  • Instant purified water
  • 120L per hour purification flow rate
  • Filters to remove sediments and excess chlorine
  • Retails minerals in the water with Mineral Guard
  • 8W powerful UV lamp
  • Filter change and UV life alert
  • Simple design with durable build
  • Wall/Table top mountable
  • Reasonable price
  • 1 year warranty

What are the Negatives of Aquaguard Deluxe UV+?

  • No storage tank
  • Dead bodies of bacterias are not removed

Verdict: Should you buy Aquaguard Deluxe UV+?

If you live in a locality where you get unlimited supply of pre-treated water with TDS less than 200 all the time, then this water purifier is an ideal choice for the asking price.

Best UV Water Purifier – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

In this section, I’ll answer some of the commonly asked questions on the internet related to the best UV water purifier in India.

Based on our research and testing, for 2021 AO Smith X2 is the overall best UV water purifier in India. If you don’t want to purchase a model from A O Smith, then Aquaguard Aura, Kent Maxx, etc are equally good choices.

As of 2021, A O Smith Z1 is the only UV water purifier from a reliable brand that can dispense both hot and normal water.

UF or Ultrafiltration is a process that removes all the suspended solids and other microorganisms. If you get some suspended particles frequently in your municipal water, then having UF is an additional layer of protection apart from the UV treatment.

Yes. As of 2021, there are a couple of UV water purifiers in the market that have the capability to dispense copper infused water. But, based on our tests and research, Aquaguard Aura and Aquaguard Marvel are the most reliable models out there.

Even though UV treatment is very useful in disinfecting water, it cannot be used as a sole water purification technology because of its inability to remove other harmful chemicals and hard metals like arsenic, lead, etc.

If you live in a locality where you have to rely on groundwater, tankers, etc then RO purification is the only technology that can provide maximum purity.

If you have any questions or queries related to the products mentioned in this list of best UV water purifiers in India, please leave it as a comment below. Someone from our team of experts will reply as fast as possible.

Wrapping Up

So, in this article we’ve shared with you the best UV water purifier in India that excelled in our research, performance testing and customer outreach.

We really believe that this article helped you to make a decision regarding choosing the perfect model for your home.

If that’s the case, we’re delighted to know which model you chose. If you can, feel free to leave it in the comments below with the reason for choosing it.

Or still struggling to find the perfect model for your home? No worries. Leave your requirements as a comment below and our team of experts will reply with the best personalized suggestions.

For now, thanks for reading.

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