I wanted a small bedroom sized humidifier that was quiet and didn't sound like a glubbing, bubbling aquarium all night long. This one is quieter, the tank hold only 8 hours worth of water on the lowest setting which is fine for overnight. I like the art deco sort of shape rather than a big clear tank. However, the power on indicator light is bright blue and illuminates the entire room with a glow like neon bar lights. I have to cover it up to reduce the glow. If you like a darkened room this is not for you. If you want to use it as a childs night light or pet light it is good. It does shut off on its own if it runs out of water. I prefer the misting fog type humidifiers over the fan and wick type which blow a lot of cold air when I am trying to keep my old, chilly house warm.
I really liked this product but gave it a three star because the light was bright and I kept hearing a sound, like a gulp, each time the tank was emptying out into the main receptor. That was annoying and hard to deal with when I was trying to go to sleep, otherwise, it really worked well and the steam it provided was great!
I haven't seen another humidifier as good-looking as this one! It works great too. I bought it because I moved into a new apartment that's quite dry in the winter. So dry that my hair and skin were becoming severely dry, which is why I looked into buying a humidifier. I've experienced a noticeable difference!
With it being so cold this winter even though I have a humidifier built into my furnace and an old blower humidifier that holds gallons they weren't keeping up. I wanted an ultrasonic for my bedroom. This one is very quiet in my opinion. The light on the front could serve as a nightlight though! I just prop a piece of paper in front of it if it is running at night. It puts out a great cloud of mist but it dissipates before hitting the floor which is about 18 inches below my night stand. It is a little awkward to fill because you have to turn the water container portion upside down and I have dripped a bit of water on my floor taking it to a sink but that is the only thing about it that I would change if it was possible. I have offered to get one for the other members of my family and would get it again.