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Levoit Air Purifier Reviews

We’re breaking down and comparing virtually every Levoit air purifier on the market. What’s the best Levoit air purifier for your home? Find out now.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Good for Pets

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Levoit Core P350
  • Coverage: 219 sf.
  • Modes: Manual
  • PM2.5: 0.9
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Best Budget

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Levoit Vista 200
  • Coverage: 161 sf.
  • Modes: Manual
  • PM2.5: 0.5
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Best Value

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Levoit Vital 100
  • Coverage: 500 sf.
  • Modes: Manual
  • PM2.5: 0.3
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Top Performance

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Levoit LV-H133
  • Coverage: 538 sf.
  • Modes: Manual & Auto
  • PM2.5: 0.1
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Best Balanced

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Levoit Core 300
  • Coverage: 215 sf.
  • Modes: Manual
  • PM2.5: 0.4
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Top Performance

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Levoit LV-H134
  • Coverage: 710 sf.
  • Modes: Manual & Auto
  • PM2.5: 0.1
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Budget Auto Mode

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Levoit LV-PUR 131
  • Coverage: 322 sf.
  • Modes: Manual & Auto
  • PM2.5: 0.2
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Budget Pick

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Levoit LV-H132
  • Coverage: 129 sf.
  • Modes: Manual
  • PM2.5: 1.4
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5 Best Levoit Air Purifier

Levoit is a big name in the world of air purifiers. They have quite a few different models designed for different needs and environments.

Best Levoit Air Purifier Reviews

Check out our top recommendations below for the best Levoit air purifier for your needs:

Best for Max Coverage

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moderncastle-table-__imageLevoit LV-H134
  • Coverage: 710 sf.
  • Modes: Manual & Auto
  • PM2.5: 0.1
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Levoit LV-H134 air purifier review overall
Levoit LV-H134 air purifier review overall

If area coverage is your top priority, check out the Levoit LV-H134. This air purifier has a max area coverage of 710 square feet and adjustable fan speeds.

This air purifier was really made to move a lot of air and although it has a larger body style, if you have a large space, the H134 could easily fit the bill.

Levoit LV-H134 air purifier air output
Levoit LV-H134 air purifier air output

In addition, this purifier also has an auto mode setting that detects real-time air quality and helps adjust the fan speed to accommodate changing air conditions.

The air quality is indicated via a colored LED ring that encircles the central display on top of the unit.

MORE: Read the full review for the Levoit LV-H134 air purifier here.

Best for Small Spaces

PRODUCT DETAILS
moderncastle-table-__imageLevoit Core 300
  • Coverage: 215 sf.
  • Modes: Manual
  • PM2.5: 0.4
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If you’ve got a small space and looking for an air purifier that will treat the air without breaking the budget, the Levoit Core 300 is a fantastic option.

This air purifier has 3 manually adjustable fan speeds and a dim, low-output sleep mode.

size of the Levoit Core 300 air purifier
Levoit Core 300 air purifier size comparison

It lacks an Auto Mode, but for small spaces, you can simply turn it on and adjust as needed.

In addition to its solid cleaning performance, this purifier has four different filters you can choose from.

all components of the Levoit Core 300 air purifier
Parts of the Levoit Core 300 air purifier

Available specialty filters include:

  1. Toxin Absorber
  2. Pet Allergy
  3. Mold + Mildew
  4. Original HEPA

While the Levoit LV-H132 is slightly less expensive and has less are coverage (129 sf max), I still found the Core 300 to be the better value for small spaces.

MORE: Read the full review for the Levoit Core 300 air purifier here.

Best Value

For a balance of size, performance, and usability, there are two models worth highlighting. The biggest difference between these two models is Auto Mode.

#1. Levoit Vital 100

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moderncastle-table-__imageLevoit Vital 100
  • Coverage: 500 sf.
  • Modes: Manual
  • PM2.5: 0.3
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For the best value WITHOUT an Auto Mode, check out the Levoit Vital 100.

This is a fairly large unit that has the ability to purify up to 500 sf of air space. Even so, the price is just a touch higher than that of the Levoit air purifiers with almost half the area coverage.

Here’s a quick comparison below.

Levoits without Auto Mode:

#2. Levoit LV-PUR 131

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moderncastle-table-__imageLevoit LV-PUR 131
  • Coverage: 322 sf.
  • Modes: Manual & Auto
  • PM2.5: 0.2
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For the best value WITH an Auto Mode, check out the Levoit LV-PUR 131. The treatable area drops from 500 down to 322 with this model (and the price goes up by about $50), but the inclusion of the Auto Mode may be worth it for some people.

MORE: Levoits with Auto Mode:

  1. Levoit LV-H133 – Max: 538 sq ft.
  2. Levoit LV-H134 – Max: 710 sq ft.
  3. Levoit LV-PUR 131 – Max: 322 sq ft.

The Levoit PUR 131 is the least expensive model from Levoit that offers an Auto Mode, which helps to make it a better value. Although, if you need greater area coverage, the H131 or H134 may be better suited for your space.

MORE: Read the full review for the Levoit LV-PUR131 air purifier here.

Best Budget

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moderncastle-table-__imageLevoit Vista 200
  • Coverage: 161 sf.
  • Modes: Manual
  • PM2.5: 0.5
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If you’re looking for an air purifier that falls under $100 and still has good area coverage (up to 161 sf), the Levoit Vista 200 may be the right choice.

Levoit Vista 200 air purifier review

This air purifier lacks an auto mode, but it has three fan speeds, and a modern, rounded body style that closely mimics the look of the Levoit Core 300.

MORE: Read the full review for the Levoit Vista 200 air purifier here.

Levoit Performance

To test the full performance of any air purifier that comes through our doors, we use the same testing process.

Our results are based on an at-home usage test where we measure indoor air quality before running the purifier and after running it for an hour.

How well do Levoits perform?

 Area CoveragePM2.5PM10ParticlesAQI
Levoit LV-H132129 sf.1.42.4496
Levoit Vista 200161 sf.0.50.7640
Levoit Core 300215 sf.0.40.4290
Levoit Core P350219 sf.0.91.3690
Levoit LV-PUR131322 sf.0.20.2390
Levoit Vital 100500 sf.0.30.3190
Levoit LV-H133538 sf.0.10.1100
Levoit LV-H134710 sf.0.10.1130

So the million dollar question—do the Levoit air purifier clean the air?

The answer is generally an all-around yes, regardless of exactly which model you go with.

Levoit H133 air purifier filter
Levoit H133 air purifier filter and panel

How do we test?

We compare the results by looking at the overall air quality index, and particulate count based on PM2.5 and PM10.

What does it mean?

  • PM2.5 is the number of particles in the air that are 2.5mm or smaller.
  • PM10 is the number of particles in the air that are 10mm or smaller.

For all of our measurements, we use a professional air quality detector. 

MORE: For our tests, we use the Temtop LKC-1000S+.

Air Quality Testing meter
Electronic testing meter we use to measure particulates and air quality

Since we run all of the Levoit air purifiers through the same test and through the same (or similarly sized) room, the difference in area coverage didn’t really seem to have a noticeable impact on performance during our tests.

Here is how the Levoits performed when we crunched the numbers:

LV-H132
  • PM2.5: 1.4
  • PM10: 2.4
  • Particles: 49
  • AQI: 6
Vista 200
  • PM2.5: 0.5
  • PM10: 0.7
  • Particles: 64
  • AQI: 0
Core 300
  • PM2.5: 0.4
  • PM10: 0.4
  • Particles: 29
  • AQI: 0
Levoit Core P350
  • PM2.5: 0.9
  • PM10: 1.3
  • Particles: 69
  • AQI: 0
LV-PUR131
  • PM2.5: 0.2
  • PM10: 0.2
  • Particles: 39
  • AQI: 0
Vital 100
  • PM2.5: 0.3
  • PM10: 0.3
  • Particles: 19
  • AQI: 0
LV-H133
  • PM2.5: 0.1
  • PM10: 0.1
  • Particles: 10
  • AQI: 0
LV-H134
  • PM2.5: 0.1
  • PM10: 0.1
  • Particles: 13
  • AQI: 0

The numbers listed in the table above represent the performance of each air purifier after an hour of running in a closed room.

Although the baseline data of each test varied, the important number is how low PM2.5, PM10, and total particulates got with each purifier.

Quick Summary

LV-H134

Levoit LV-H134 air purifier

LV-H133

overview of the Levoit LV-H133 air purifier

The Levoit air purifiers with the best performance during our tests include the Levoit LV-H134 and the Levoit LV-H133.

Both of these purifiers took PM2.5 and PM10 down to 0.1 and particulate count to under 15 particles. These results are fantastic.

Vital 100

Levoit Vital 100 air purifier

Core 300

Levoit Core 300 air purifier

For a good balance of performance and budget, the Levoit Vital 100 and the Levoit Core 300 both performed exceptionally well.

These purifiers took PM2.5 and PM10 down to 0.4 or lower and particulate count to under 30 particles.

Considering the performance alone, all of the Levoits were really great. The only air purifier that didn’t get the AQI down to 0 is the Levoit LV-H132.

You can find a complete list of all Levoit air purifier reviews here:

Area Coverage Comparison

Here is a complete list of all current Levoit air purifiers that we’ve tested to date, in order of smallest area coverage to the greatest:

LV-H132

129 sf

Vista 200

161 sf

Core 300

215 sf

Core P350

219 sf

LV-PUR 131

322 sf

Vital 100

500 sf

LV-H133

538 sf

LV-H134

710 sf

Levoit Size & Dimensions

The size of any Levoit air purifier varies greatly depending on area coverage.

The Levoit lineup ranges from small compact purifiers small enough fit on a small coffee table to a large purifier designed to sit on the floor and treat large rooms.

Small

(under 14″H)

  • LV-H132
  • Core 300
  • Core P350
  • Vista 200

Medium

(between 14-20″H)

  • LV-PUR131
  • Vital 100

Large

(over 20″H)

  • LV-H134
  • LV-H133

Small Levoits

The smallest Levoit air purifiers include the following models:

LV-H132

Levoit LV-H132 Air Purifier
  • Width: 8.5”
  • Height: 14.5″
  • Weight: 6.48 lbs.

Core 300

Levoit Core 300 air purifier
  • Width: 8.7″
  • Height: 14.2″
  • Weight: 8.75 lbs.

Core P350

  • Width: 8.7″
  • Height: 14.2″
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs.

Vista 200

Levoit Vista 200 air purifier
  • Width: 7.9″
  • Height: 12.9″
  • Weight: 5.03 lbs.

All of these purifiers have a compact circular body with rounded edges. They are small enough that they can sit on the floor, tabletop, or other flat surface.

Relative size of the Levoit Vista 200 air purifier
Relative size of the Levoit Vista 200 air purifier

Medium Size

For a medium-sized air purifier, there are two models that come to mind:

LV-PUR 131

Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier Review
  • Width: 14.5″ wide
  • Depth: 7.2″ deep
  • Height: 18.5″ tall
  • Weight: 15.8 lbs.

Vital 100

Levoit Vital 100 air purifier
  • Width: 12.8″ wide
  • Depth: 6.4″ deep
  • Height: 16.1″ tall
  • Weight: 10.25 lbs.

Both of these are quite a bit taller than the smaller Levoit purifiers and also quite a bit wider. But still, the flat back design allows this style to fit pretty compact up against a wall.

In addition, the larger air coverage can make this size of purifier a better choice for larger spaces.

Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier Size
Size of the Levoit LV-PUR 131

Large Size

The largest Levoits are round like the small purifiers, but about twice the height and twice the width. These are big units and really can take up quite a bit of space in a room.

Levoit LV-H133

overview of the Levoit LV-H133 air purifier
  • Width: 14.8″ diameter
  • Height: 25.9″ tall
  • Weight: 18 lbs.

Levoit LV-H134

Levoit LV-H134 air purifier
  • Width: 13″ at base; 12″ at top
  • Height: 29″ tall
  • Weight: 27.7 lbs.
Levoit H133 air purifier size and dimensions
Size comparison of the Levoit H133 air purifier

Size vs. Coverage

As you can see above, there tends to be a strong correlation between area coverage and overall size.

Larger air purifiers are able to move more air and also typically have larger on-board filters for better air purification.

Levoit Filtration

All of the Levoit air purifiers in this comparison use the same HEPA filtration system although the exact filter and size may vary. There are basically three types of filters.

The list below shows the three types of filters and which Levoit purifiers have each different kind of filter:

Small 360° HEPA

  • LV-H132
  • Core P350
  • Core 300
  • Vista 200

Large 360° HEPA

  • LV-H133
  • LV-H134

Slim Rectangle

  • Vital 100
  • LV-PUR 131

Small 360° HEPA

Round air purifiers use a 360° HEPA filter that slides into the bottom of the purifier. This is the smallest filter that Levoit offers, but the 360° coverage makes this style of filter incredibly efficient for its size.

360° HEPA filter on the Levoit Core 300 air purifier
Levoit Core 300 HEPA filter

Large 360° Filter

This filter is significantly larger than the small 360° filter and is designed to fit the largest Levoit purifiers.

For size comparison, the image below shows the large 360° filter next to the round filter used in Dyson air purifiers.

NOTE: The Dyson filter is larger than the Small 360° filter.

Levoit LV-H134 air purifier parts and accessories
Levoit LV-H134 filter (left) side-by-side with a Dyson filter (right)

Slim Rectangle Filter

The rectangle Levoit filter is more typical of what you would see in a central air return in your home (though it’s still considerably thicker and better at filtering).

Levoit Vital 100 HEPA filter
HEPA filter

It is slim and has a rigid frame along the perimeter to help the filter retain its shape.

The large surface area provides maximum filtration for the large area coverage of these rectangular purifiers.

How do these filters work?

All of these filters are HEPA filters, which rely on folds in the filter paper to trap finite particles down to 0.3 microns.

True HEPA filters stop particles from traveling into clean air
How HEPA filters trap particulates

As dirty air enters the system, the filter traps debris, allergens, and bacteria, so that only clean air is recirculated back into the room.

Access & Maintenance

All Levoit purifiers in this review have a filter indicator button icon on the control panel that shows when it’s time to replace the filter by glowing red LED light.

Levoit Core 300 filter - 360° HEPA
Close up of the Levoit Core 300 filter

Filters are quick to access by removing either the front cover panel (for the rectangle units) or unlocking the circular base on the round purifiers and sliding the filter out.

Levoit Design

The design of any Levoit air purifier can be broken down by a few different factors, but many factors tend to overlap between models.

For example, no Levoit air purifiers come with a remote control or offer any kind of smartphone control or voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, etc.

How is it controlled?

Controls on all units are located at the top of the purifier via a touchscreen LED digital display, but the exact design and placement of each user interface tends to vary.

There are three basic styles of control locations.

Here’s a quick look at where the controls are located on each model:

Inner Ring

  • Vista 200 (1.0)
  • Core 300 (1.0)
  • Core P350 (1.0)
  • LV-H133 (2.0)
  • LV-H134 (2.0)

Outer Ring

  • LV-H132

Along Straight Edge

  • LV-PUR 131
  • Vital 100

Inner Ring 1.0

The controls on the Vista 200, Core 300, and Core P350 are all identical. The interface is located directly in the middle of the purifier with controls that include:

  • Power on / off
  • Adjust fan speed
  • Nightlight
  • Filter replacement indicator
  • Dimmable lights
  • Timer
  • Sleep mode
Controls on top of the Levoit Vista 200
Controls on top of the Levoit Vista 200

These controls are touchscreen, but there are no numbers on this version.

Inner Ring 2.0

For a more advanced center control with Auto mode, there is also the LV-H133 and LV-H134.

Both of these interfaces have the same central location and basically the same function, but the buttons are in slightly different places.

LV-H133

Levoit H133 air purifier controls

LV-H134

Levoit LV-H134 digital display

Controls include:

  • Power on / off
  • Adjust fan speed
  • Filter replacement indicator
  • Dimmable display
  • Timer
  • Sleep mode
  • Auto mode

There is also a number pad that shows the timer as adjustable numbers, which is a feature unique to these two models.

Outer Ring

One Levoit air purifier in this comparison, the LV-H132, positions the controls on the top, but along the outer perimeter of the vent.

Levoit LV-H132 Air Purifier Usability

Controls include:

  • Power on / off
  • Nightlight (with two different brightness settings)
  • Filter replacement indicator
  • Adjust fan speed

Along Straight Edge

The rectangle air purifiers have the controls along a straight edge instead of in a radial pattern. The style of the controls is still very similar, being a touchscreen design with LED backlighting and blue accents.

The controls on the LV-PUR131 are at the top edge of the purifier with the vent directly below it.

Levoit LV-PUR131 Air Purifier Screen

By comparison, the controls on the Vital 100 are in the bottom right corner, with the vent above it.

Controls on the Levoit Vital 100 air purifier
Controls on the Levoit Vital 100 air purifier

Controls include:

  • Power on / off
  • Adjust fan speed
  • Filter replacement indicator
  • Dimmable display
  • Timer
  • Sleep mode (on LV-PUR131, not on Vital 100)
  • Auto mode (on LV-PUR131, not on Vital 100)

Auto Mode

Auto mode automatically adjusts fan speed based on air quality data taken from a sensor on the air purifier.

The following Levoit air purifiers have Auto Mode:

  • LV-H133
  • LV-H134
  • LV-PUR131

Levoit purifiers with Auto Mode can automatically adjust the fan speed to appropriately address changing air conditions.

After evaluating the air quality, a colored LED light ring around the display illuminates a certain color to communicate current conditions.

The display colors correlate to the following air quality ratings:

  • Red = Poor air quality
  • Orange = Moderate air quality
  • Green = Good air quality
  • Blue = Excellent air quality
top view of the Levoit H133 purifier
Radial grill on the Levoit H133 air purifier

Form Factor

There are two different form factors that Levoit offers—round purifiers and rectangle purifiers.

The majority of the Levoit air purifiers in this comparison are round, but there are a few larger rectangle units with greater area coverages.

Round Air Purifiers

Round models have a narrower base and are generally shorter (excluding H133 and H134) than the rectangle models. Levoit models in this review with a round body style include:

Rectangle Air Purifiers

Rectangle models are certainly a bit wider and bulkier than the models above, but the straight back makes it easier to place this style of unit up against a wall or next to a piece of furniture.

Levoit models on this page with a rectangle body style include:

Setup & Usability

Setup and usability are both quick for all Levoit models. Because there is no smartphone integration or wifi setup, all you really need to do it is:

  1. Unbox each purifier
  2. Make sure the filter is installed properly
  3. Turn the unit on.

At this point, you can either select a manual fan speed or turn the purifier on Auto Mode (if the model permits).

The Auto Mode will self-adjust the fan speed whereas the manual fan speed can be adjusted with the simple touch of a button.

How to care for Levoit purifiers?

As with any other air purifier, there are a few key steps to keeping the unit running smoothly.

Proper maintenance involves:

  1. Using a dry cloth to regularly wipe down the air vents to keep it clear of dust and debris.
  2. Check the filter and replace as needed.
Taking the filter out of the outer shell
Taking the filter out of the outer shell (Core P350)

All Levoit air purifiers have a filter indicator button that illuminates red light when it’s time to replace the filter.

This makes it easier to know when to confidently replace the filter, without throwing out a perfectly good filter prematurely that still has life.

Final Thoughts

Levoit has a wide range of air purifiers ranging in size, performance, and area coverage.

For a small, budget air purifer check out the:

  1. Levoit Core 300
  2. Levoit Vista 200

For a medium-sized purifier with good coverage and good performance, check out the:

  1. Levoit Vital 100
  2. Levoit LV-PUR 131

For a large purifier that has the maximum coverage and advanced control options, check out the:

  1. Levoit LV-H133
  2. Levoit LV-H134

Still not sure exactly which model is best for your needs? Drop us a comment down below and we’d be happy to make a custom recommendation for your needs.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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