Reviews You Can Rely On

Snow LED Review

A unique electric toothbrush with a blue LED light integrated into the bristle head
gearlab tested logo
Snow LED Review
Credit: Snow
Price:  $79 List
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Manufacturer:   Snow
By Becca Glades ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Nov 15, 2022
58
OVERALL
SCORE


RANKED
#13 of 17
  • Cleaning - 40% 6.0
  • Comfort - 30% 6.6
  • Ease of Use - 20% 6.1
  • Battery Life - 10% 2.0

Our Verdict

The Snow LED was among the most unique electric toothbrushes we tested. A blue LED light is integrated into the head aimed at whitening while you brush. This was a very comfortable toothbrush. It included a pulsating sensitive mode, but we found the more powerful modes to still be comfortable. Unfortunately, the cleaning performance varied greatly depending on the mode used. The “sensitive” mode seemed to leave behind a substantial amount of plaque, while the “clean” mode removed almost everything. We also didn't notice an immediate whitening effect from the LED light. Although there isn't much we don't like about this toothbrush, there are better options for less. See the other options in our best electric toothbrush review. If you're interested in manual options, check out our best toothbrush review.
REASONS TO BUY
LED brush head
Multiple brushing modes
Comfortable
REASONS TO AVOID
Expensive
Difficult to switch modes

Compare to Similar Products

 
snow led
This Product
Snow LED
Awards  Best Buy Award Top Pick Award Best Buy Award Best Buy Award 
Price $79 List
$79.00 at Amazon
$50 List
$39.96 at Amazon
$30 List
$19.97 at Amazon
$40 List
$29.96 at Amazon
$60 List
$29.95 at Amazon
Overall Score Sort Icon
58
75
73
68
66
Star Rating
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Bottom Line This includes all the power of an electric toothbrush with a whitening blue LED light integrated into the brush headInexpensive yet fully capable, this electric toothbrush is a solid choice for just about everyoneA great entry level option, but falls a little short in terms of overall cleaning abilityAn inexpensive minimalist toothbrush with a long-lasting battery that cleans wellAffordable, effective, and user-friendly — this device offers value with good cleaning and extra brush heads
Rating Categories Snow LED Philips Sonicare 4100 Quip Philips One Aquasonic Black Series
Cleaning (40%)
6.0
7.9
5.8
6.8
6.8
Comfort (30%)
6.6
7.7
7.6
7.0
6.1
Ease of Use (20%)
6.1
7.8
8.4
8.0
8.0
Battery Life (10%)
2.0
5.0
10.0
3.5
4.0
Specs Snow LED Philips Sonicare 4100 Quip Philips One Aquasonic Black Series
Measured Battery Life 16 days 49.5 days 168 days 30 days 31 days
Pressure Sensor No Yes No No No
Number of Brushing Modes 4 modes:
Clean, Whiten, Polish, Sensitive
1 mode:
Clean
2 sensivity levels
1 mode:
Clean
1 mode:
Clean
4 modes:
Clean, Soft, Whiten, Massage
Estimated Annual Brush Head Cost $27.54 for (1) four pack $44.96 for (1) four pack $28 for (4) 1 packs $15.92 for (2) two packs $19.90 for (2) two packs
Charger or Battery Info 100 - 240V a.c.
50/60Hz
USB
(block not included)
1 AAA battery USB 100 - 240VA
50-60Hz
0.8 - 1.6W
American Dental Association accepted? No Not Listed Yes Not Listed Yes
Waterproof / Resistant Yes, can use in shower Yes, can use in shower Yes, can use in shower No, cannot be used in the shower Yes, can use in shower
Number of Brush Head Styles Available 2 8 styles, most available in 2 colors 1 style available in multiple colors 1 style available in multiple colors 3
Number of Included Brush Heads 2 1 1 1 8
Thirty Second Reminder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Two Minute Alert Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Travel Case Included No No Yes Yes Yes
Measured Handle Weight 4.0 oz 3.2 oz 1.2 oz 1.4 oz 3.6 oz
App No No No No No
Available Colors 4 3 6 4 1

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Snow LED was a top performer in our comfort test. The toothbrush has four modes, which are all quite comfortable. However, this device wasn't the easiest to use. We struggled to switch modes without accidentally turning off the brush.

Performance Comparison


snow led - the snow led has a variety of settings including a sensitive option.
The Snow LED has a variety of settings including a sensitive option.
Credit: Becca Glades

Comfort


Our judges tested every toothbrush, assigning a score based on how comfortable they were to use on a daily basis. We also considered how much noise each brush made. These tests comprised 40% of each model's overall score.

We were impressed with the comfort of the Snow LED. The toothbrush has four modes, including a sensitive mode. The sensitive mode differs from most with pulsating vibrations rather than just a lighter vibration. However, the strongest mode was still exceptionally comfortable.

snow led - the brush head of the snow led isn't too large, making it a...
The brush head of the Snow LED isn't too large, making it a comfortable choice for those with petite mouths.
Credit: Becca Glades

The brush feels great in hand, not too bulky or heavy. It easily reaches back molars. This model made the average amount of noise one could expect from an electric toothbrush. The whiten and sensitive modes have a higher-pitched whine than the others, which some might find irritating. Unfortunately, the Snow doesn't include pressor sensors to avoid brushing too hard.

snow led - the snow led is an exceptionally comfortable electric toothbrush.
The Snow LED is an exceptionally comfortable electric toothbrush.
Credit: Becca Glades

Cleaning


For our cleaning test, we avoided brushing our teeth for 16 hours while eating as much sugary food as possible. Using disclosing tablets, the built-up plaque was dyed bright pink and blue. We then brushed our teeth with the Snow LED, comparing photos and assigning scores accordingly.

The Snow LED has four modes: clean, whiten, polish, and sensitive. We tested all settings, noticing the clean and sensitive modes did comparably different jobs. The sensitive mode left behind a significant amount of plaque, while the clean mode removed most of the plaque.

After not brushing for 16 hours, our judges used disclosing tablets...
After not brushing for 16 hours, our judges used disclosing tablets to highlight plaque buildup.
Plenty of plaque was left behind after using the sensitive mode on...
Plenty of plaque was left behind after using the sensitive mode on the Snow LED.
Using the clean setting, most of the plaque was removed.
Using the clean setting, most of the plaque was removed.

Although the Snow LED is comfortable, we wish there was more consistency between the cleaning power of different modes.

snow led - the blue led technology used in the snow electric toothbrush.
The blue LED technology used in the Snow electric toothbrush.
Credit: Becca Glades

Ease of Use


Next, we compared the convenience of each brush. We specifically looked at how easy it was to switch between modes, how simple it was to clean, and if it had timers. Unfortunately, the Snow performed below average on this test due to challenges in switching modes.

We scored the Snow on the lower side for this test as one button controls the toothbrush, making it challenging to switch between modes. There wasn't much consistency in the timing for turning the brush off versus switching between modes. While trying to turn the brush off, we often switched the modes. Likewise, we would accidentally power off the brush when changing modes. The brush does indicate which mode is in use by a small light.

snow led - the snow led electric toothbrush has four settings: clean, white...
The Snow LED electric toothbrush has four settings: clean, white, sensitive, and polish.
Credit: Becca Glades

The toothbrush has a quick gap in vibrations every 30-seconds to guide you to move on to a new section in your mouth. After two minutes, the brush powers itself off. The brush is waterproof, making it usable in the shower and easily cleaned.

Battery Life


In total, we brushed our teeth for 4 minutes each day. In the morning and evening, we brushed for 2 minutes each time. We noted when they died and assigned scores accordingly.

snow led - the snow led has four settings, all being comfortable to use. the...
The Snow LED has four settings, all being comfortable to use. The brush also indicates the battery life by a green or red light.
Credit: Becca Glades

The Snow did below-average on the battery life, with a life of 16 days. The brush has a battery indicator at the bottom of the brush. The light is green when charged and red when the battery is low. The toothbrush charges on a simple compact dock.

Should you buy the Snow LED?


The Snow is a great option for those interested in the LED whitening aspect. The LED light is undoubtedly a unique feature for those willing to spend a little more. Regardless, this toothbrush is a very comfortable option and cleans well.

What other electric toothbrush should you consider?


This budget toothbrush is comfortable and gets the job done. We also recommend looking at the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart for a toothbrush with all the bells and whistles. This brush pairs with an app to show brushing progress.

Becca Glades