The Tribest – Humio 2 Humidifier w/Night Lamp is primarily a humidifier with the option of also using it as an essential oil diffuser. Additionally, the unit acts as a night light with a choice of three colors (blue, red, green).
Many people are aware of the benefits of a humidifier during winter months. Heated indoor air can be excessively dry and the result is dehydrated skin, irritated sinuses, static electricity, and a host of other issues. Adding moisture to the air counteracts most of these problems.
Allergy sufferers can also benefit from using a humidifier. The additional moisture provided by the Humio will ease inflammation of the sinuses and in so doing make breathing less difficult. Taking medication for your sinus problems can result in symptoms like dry mouth, and the added moisture can help with that as well.
Adding essential oils to the machine is as easy as opening the small sliding drawer located at the bottom of the machine. Air passes over the sponge in the drawer, and it is dispersed into the air. Can you imagine the relief moist air smelling of eucalyptus will bring to your sinusitis or spring allergies? You may finally wake up without a sore throat or stuffy nose.
The machine measures 8″ x 8″ x 14″ and has a water tank capacity of 2 liters or half a gallon. You can run the humidifier with or without the light, or select one color setting for the light, or run the light without the humidifier.
Features and Benefits
- Unit runs 9-10 hours in high setting, 11-12 hours in low
- Easy to fill and clean
- 1 year warranty
- 360o mist rotating outlet
- Separate light & humidifier controls
- Voltage – 100-240V/50-60Hz
- Auto shutoff
Cool or Warm Mist Humidifier?
The Tribest Humio is a cool mist humidifier meaning it does not heat the water so there is no danger of getting burned. The water is vaporized using ultrasonic vibration.
When not in use, empty out any water so there is no chance of mold or bacteria collecting. You don’t want to humidify a room with musty water.
Directions say you may use tap water, but distilled water is a better option unless you’re prepared to clean the hard water residue from the machine.
A small minority of people report that the machine malfunctioned and stopped working within the warranty period; however, remember this item is fulfilled by Amazon and comes with a one year warranty. Should you experience problems within the first year of use simply contact Amazon for a replacement.
At this time the Tribest Humio has 91 reviews and is rated 4 out of 5 stars. Consumers that have purchased it say they enjoy the separate controls for the lights and humidifier, find the diffused lighting adds ambiance to the room, and report that the machine is quiet.