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Levoit LV-H133 Air Purifier Review

A Modern, Intelligent Air Purifier

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Levoit LV-H133

The Levoit LV-H133 air purifier is a modern purifier with a round body style and simple, LED control setting display. It can intelligently detect indoor air quality and change fan speeds as needed. LED changing lights communicate current air quality and let you know when its time to replace the filter. It’s a large form factor, but it houses a massive fan capable of purifying up to 538 square feet. It performed well in our tests, reducing AQI to 0, particles to 10, and PM2.5 to 0.1.Check Price

Pros

  • Good area coverage, maxing out at 538 sf coverage
  • Offers auto mode that self-adjusts based on current indoor air quality
  • Great air quality improvement during our performance tests (PM2.5 hit 0.1)

Cons

  • No wifi-connectivity or app-based control

Levoit H133 Design

The Levoit LV-H133 air purifier is a tall air purifier that has a round body style and matte white finish.

Levoit H133 air purifier review
Levoit H133 air purifier

The base of the unit has perforations that allow for air to be sucked into the purifier. From there, an internal motor and HEPA filtration system treats the air and sends it out of the purifier out the radial grill on top.

The 360° opening provides a wide outlet for air to flow freely. In addition, this air purifier can treat up to 538 sf. of living space and offers easy controls using a touch display with LED lighting.

top view of the Levoit H133 purifier
Radial grill on the Levoit H133 air purifier

The LED light color changes as the indoor quality changes, making it easy to pick up on the changes in the air.

  • Blue = Very good air quality
  • Green = Good air quality
  • Yellow = Moderate air quality
  • Red = Poor air quality

This Levoit model comes in two finishes: black or white.

Levoit air purifier review - white
Levoit air purifier review - black

The Filters

This Levoit air purifier uses three stages of filtration for the best performance, including:

  1. Fine pre-filter: captures larger particles like dust, lint, or fibers
  2. HEPA filter: captures particles as small as 0.3 microns
  3. Activated carbon filter: for odors like smoke, food, or pets
Levoit H133 air purifier filter
Levoit H133 air purifier filter and panel

The combination of these filters helps to ensure that all of the air is effectively treated and only clean air passes through.

The Controls

Controls for the Levoit LV-H133 are located all on the top of the air purifier. There is a power button right in the center with the following buttons on the perimeter of the circle:

  • Adjust fan speed
  • Timer (1-12 hours)
  • Sleep mode
  • Display off
  • Filter change indicator
  • Auto mode
Levoit H133 air purifier controls
Controls on the Levoit air purifier H133

The Levoit LV-H133 cannot be controlled using your smartphone. However, if smartphone control is an important feature they do offer a purifier with wifi connectivity.

RELATED: For app-based control, check out the Levoit LV-PUR131s.

The Modes

This purifier has 5 main power modes it can operate in.

  • Sleep Mode: operates at the quietest dB level and dims the lights while you sleep
  • Auto Mode: intelligently senses indoor air quality and adjusts fan speed based on current conditions
  • 1 Speed: low fan speed
  • 2 Speed: medium fan speed
  • 3 Speed: high fan speed

Size & Dimensions

The Levoit LV-H133 is a pretty decent size air purifier and is best used as a free-standing purifier on the floor.

Levoit H133 air purifier size and dimensions
Size comparison of the Levoit H133 air purifier

In addition, the exact dimensions are listed below:

  • Width: 14.8″ diameter
  • Height: 25.9″ tall
  • Weight: 18 lbs.

On high speed, the Levoit can treat large rooms up to 538 square feet.

Accessories & Parts

The Levoit H133 has a simple aesthetic and is made up of simple parts. The shortlist includes:

  • Base
  • Brushless motor
  • Centrifugal fan
  • HEPA filter
  • Pre-filter
  • Carbon filter
  • Shell
Levoit H133 air purifier contents
Levoit H133 air purifier – what’s in the box?

The HEPA filter, pre-filter, and carbon filter are the only primary parts that you will have to replace over time.

To keep the purifier running smoothly, regularly wipe down the air inlet and outlet grills.

RELATED See our complete list of air purifier reviews here.

Performance

So regarding performance, how did the Levoit H133 stack up against the other heavy-hitters on the market, like Dyson or Rabbit Air?

Testing Series

Our testing consisted of setting up the Levoit in a large bedroom in my home. A baseline measurement of the indoor air quality was established and then we ran the purifier on high for 1 hour and took another set of measurements.

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

For accurate measurements, we used the Temtop LKC-1000S+ professional air quality detector.

The difference between the baseline and post-run data gives a good look into the overall performance of the purifier.

Good vs. Bad Air Quality

Below, we’ve included information on the testing criteria and what defines good vs. bad air quality.

air quality index - PM 2.5 particulate matter index

What were the results?

Starting Baseline

  • PM2.5: 2.3
  • PM10: 3.3
  • Particles: 239
  • AQI: 9

After 1 Hour

  • PM2.5: 0.1
  • PM10: 0.1
  • Particles: 10
  • AQI: 0

Within 1 hour the Levoit H133 removed 96% of air particulates from the room we tested in.

Levoit improved PM2.5 air quality by 96%. Overall, these are exceptional results and really a testament to the overall build quality, design, and performance of this Levoit air purifier.

For the best results, Levoit recommends the following settings:

  • 1 Speed: ACH of 5 over 100 sq ft.
  • 2 Speed: ACH of 4.5 over 160 sq ft.
  • 3 Speed: ACH of 4 over 538 sq ft.

RELATED – What’s the best air purifier?

How loud is the Levoit?

According to the manufacturer, the Levoit LV-H133 can range from 25-52 dB. The 52 dB is documented on high speed while the 25 dB is documented on sleep mode.

For comparison, breathing is rated around 10 dB and a library would be around 40 db.

Setup & Usability

Setup of the Levoit H133 is simple and quick, straight out of the box.

  1. First, unbox the purifier and remove all excess packaging.
  2. To remove the shell from the base, twist it counterclockwise.
  3. Remove the plastic bag of the filter before running the air purifier. 
  4. Twist the shell to lock it in place.
Levoit H133 air purifier filter
Levoit H133 air purifier filter

To start a cycle, you can simply press the “on” button and select a fan speed or you can set it to Auto Mode. For instance, if you’re leaving and want the Levoit to self-adjust, Auto Mode would be a great option.

On auto mode, the sensors can detect indoor air quality and adjust fan speed as needed.

Maintenance

To keep the air purifier running at its peak performance, proper maintenance is an important step.

To that end, maintenance of the Levoit LV-H133 includes:

  1. Wipe down the air intake and outlet grills with a dry, lint-free cloth
  2. Replacing the filters as needed, every 6-8 months as recommended by the manufacturer
Detail shot on the Levoit H133 air purifier
Detail shot on the Levoit H133 air purifier

The Filter Change Indicator also lights up to let you know it’s about time to put in fresh filters. Filters can be purchased directly from Levoit or via a third-party website like Amazon.

Is the Levoit LV-H133 a good value?

Wondering about the overall value of the Levoit LV-H133? Well, to be short, the value is excellent. The price is quite reasonable (click here to see for yourself) considering all of the bells and whistles that it comes with.

Some of the most impressive specs include:

  1. Large area coverage (up to 538 sf.)
  2. Auto mode
  3. LED air quality display
  4. Exceptional performance

RELATED – Wonder how the LV-H133 compares? See our complete list of Levoit air purifier reviews below.

Levoit Specifications

Specifications 
ManufacturerLevoit
ModelLV-H133
Area CoverageUp to 538 sf.
Diameter14.8"
Height25.9"
Weight18 pounds
Air Output360°
Filters3 filters (1 pre-filter, 1 HEPA, and 1 carbon)
Filter IndicatorYes
TimerYes, 1-12 Hour
Auto ModeYes
Sleep ModeYes
Wifi CompatibleNo
ReturnsVaries by retailer
Warranty1-Year limited
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Should you buy the Levoit H133 Air Purifier?

Soo all things considered— specs, features, functions aside… should you buy the Levoit LV-H133 air purifier?

This purifier has a large body and is designed to tackle big spaces. In addition, it has some smart features, a modern aesthetic, and solid performance.

Overall, I would recommend the Levoit LV-H133 if you’re looking for an air purifier with the following features:

  • Auto Mode: If you want a purifier that can read current air quality and adjust itself, along with changing conditions, the H133 is a great option. It will self adjust between low, medium, or high speeds as needed.
  • Great usability: This air purifier is a snap to use and a big reason for that is the LED light info ring. By using color to communicate things like indoor air quality and when to change your filters, it helps to take the guesswork out of using the air purifier.
  • Performance: The air cleaning performance was simply exceptional. It reduced AQI to 0, total particles per cubic liter of air to 10, and PM2.5 to 0.1. The LV-H133 does exactly what it says it will do and it does it extremely well.

For more information or the buy the Levoit LV-H133 air purifier, click here.

Big Purifier for Big Spaces
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Summary

The Levoit H133 is a simple and intuitive air purifier. It has a 360° HEPA filter and excellent area coverage (up to 538 sf). There are 5 modes including 3 varying speeds, sleep mode, and auto mode. In auto mode, the H133 can detect current indoor air quality and adjust the fan speed accordingly. Although these stats are not reflected on a digital app, there is a colored LED light ring that communicates the quality using different colors. For a simple and easy to use air purifier, the Levoit H133 is a solid option.

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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  1. Hi thanks for the review . I will buy this unit because it should do the room size I have , and most importantly it does NOT use WiFi. After all we are trying to reduce the pollution in our lives not increase it.

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