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Levoit LV-H126 Quick Review

The affordable Levoit LV-H126 delivers estimable purifying coverage for air purifier of its category. Instead of using the inferior HEPA-type filter, it uses True HEPA filter and activated carbon filter that guarantees a better filtration rate than your average filter. Quite parallel with other air purifiers as regards to airflow delivery rate, noise level and power consumption, Will it be effective enough against allergens and viruses? Let's check out the full specification and see what the air purifier can offer.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 59.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 26 p
 Online price*
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** MRSP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price)/ RSP (Retail selling price) is provided by cleanairprice.com. Accurate at the time of posting.
^ Annual filter cost is calculated based on filter price and 12 hours of usage. Pricing could vary depending on air quality, usage frequency, and speed.

Levoit LV-H126 Specification

ProductLevoit LV-H126
Dimension
6.8 x 10.5 x 7.9 in
(17.3 x 26.7 x 20.1 cm)
Weight4.8 lb (2.2 kg)
Fanspeed3
Coverage (up to)161 sq. ft. (15 m2)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Filtration3-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Fine Preliminary Carbon Pre-Filter
2 - 3 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA filter
6 - 8 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter
2 - 3 months
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
LV-H126-RF Replacement Filter
6 months
+- 12.99
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level<= 54 dB
Power usage level35 W
Timer/ Scheduler
Sensors
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
More color options
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty2 years
Email/ Phone support

Key features

  • Special blue cloth front panel
  • 3-stage filtration with 3 fan speed
  • True HEPA filter - PM 2.5/ 0.3 microns
  • Pre-filter and activated carbon filter
  • 2-year warranty

Pros

  • Cheap to own and maintain with filter replacement set cost less than $15.
  • Compact and lightweight with a unique blue denim alike style front panel.
  • Acceptable purifying coverage for its category.
  • Use true HEPA filter that can target 0.3 microns size particles.
  • 2 years warranty even at this price point.

Cons

  • Not the best in airflow delivery rate.
  • Plain unit with no addon features. Use traditional filter reminder wheel rather than sensor-based reminder.
  • Odor removal is not great despite the inclusion of activated carbon filter.

The only compact air purifier in the list that has a blue, denim-style front panel. Levoit LV-H126 is a compact air purifier with simple design combined with a lightweight housing. Fitting is standard for air purifier of its class; interface panel are neatly placed with dial knob that allows simple usage without any type of difficulty. Levoit LV-H126 body configuration is seamlessly constructed that has hardly any gaps or crooked parts. In other words, this air purifier should be durable enough to withstand some harsh usage.

Airflow effectiveness and purifying coverage

This is the where Levoit LV-H126 air purifier might not stands out. Most ideal for small sized room, airflow delivery rate is not great but the all round purifying applicable radius is rather OK. That is to say, Levoit LV-H126 purifying coverage is highly recommended for bedside table or bedroom use. The better side to Levoit LV-H126 is the combined 3-stage filtration that should have no problem taking out nearby air particles. Its True HEPA filter will effectively trap air contaminants, allergens and microbes from lingering around the home.

Noise level and power consumption

Levoit LV-H126 compact body structure help reduce noise generated from the fan to a minimum grade. Noise level is quite soft at low fanspeed, average at medium fanspeed and audible at high fan speed. Expect reasonable level of noise level from Levoit LV-H126 despite its low airflow delivery rate. Next, power consumption is truly low at all speed. You will most certainly not get stress by the electrical bills on standard utilization of Levoit LV-H126. When compare to usual household appliances, the all round power usage is low.
noise graph

Final thoughts on Levoit LV-H126

To sum up, Levoit LV-PUR131 might not be a top-tier air purifier that you could fully rely upon, it still does the job in purifying its surrounding air with little problems. In comparison with the advantages vs disadvantages, the upsides is an extra bonus while the downsides is more or less expected for its category. If you are on a tight budget and know what you are looking for, this air purifier might be worthy of your consideration.

At what cost

Levoit LV-H126 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 59.99
Levoit LV-H126 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 26
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
A premium air purifier deserves a premium calling price, although I'm sure not everyone can take it. However, Blueair 605 price tag is not the biggest stumble block. the short filter lifespan and high annual filter replacement cost is. To enjoy Auto mode feature, you will need to buy the Blueair Aware monitor that will push the price up further. So if you can't cough out that much, consider the cheaper alternative below.
Blueair 605 first before purchasing. Understandable so give it a try at retailers like BestBuy, Walmart, or target. Once you see what you like, consider placing the order in Amazon as it offers good deal and 30-days return policy. Blueair official website is also worth a try if the selling price is less than what Amazon puts out. You can also enjoy Blueair Filter Club loyalty program that help reduces the filter cost slightly.

Levoit LV-H126 VS the challengers

Blueair Classic 405

Blueair 405

A smaller, cheaper alternative with identical specification and performance. More importantly, it is powered by the same HEPASilent technology. Perfect choice if you need a quality air purifier without the extra coverage.
Airmega 400S

Airmega 400S

Another reputable air purifier that has similar built quality and is Wi-Fi ready. The cheaper price reflected on the lack of ionizer and filtration depth as Blueair 605.
Winix HR1000 5-Stage-Wifi-Enabled-Air-Cleaner-0

Winix HR1000

Even though this is not the same category as Blueair. It still has decent airflow juice, 5-stage filtration including antimicrobial treatment. Being a lower tier model means it is a lot cheaper too.
Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780N

Rabbit Air MinusA2 SPA-780N

Fancy a 6-stage filtration, customizable front panel, mountable body? How about a lower price tag and filter replacement cost? This is the ONE.

Final thoughts on Levoit LV-H126

Bring to a conclusion, we are happy with Blueair 605 overall performance bar the price. It seems 83% of the 4-5 stars reviewers agreed with us. Most praises coming from the abundances of airflow that pulls in anything from the path. The outstanding smoke and odor filtration are another regular praises. Lastly, people love how Blueair manage to make a difference against seasonal allergies. As for the bad part, there are around 10% for the unhappy 1-2 stars reviewers. Most have their concern on the noxious chemical smell emitted from the air purifier. Other minor complains include Wi-Fi pairing problem, faulty unit, and filter replacement cost. Compare to the advantages/ disadvantages, there are definitely more things to look forward. We did not encounter any of the above issues in our test unit. If you have a concern with the chemical smells, contact Blueair before purchasing one.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
7
Features
4
Coverage
4
Particle Filtration
7
Smoke Filtration
5
Price
9
Upkeeping
9
7.3
Levoit LV-H126 air purifier
7.3

Max Fernandez

A loving father and a dedicated reviewer for airfuji.com with more than 1000 air purifiers under his belt. Max Fernandez is also one of the million patients currently suffering from asthma. Feel free to nudge him if you have any questions.

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