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Levoit LV-H128 Air Purifier Review: Cheap But Works Like a Charm!

With more than 3 million trusted customers worldwide, Levoit is a brand that never disappoints. Introducing our favorite cheap air purifier under 50 dollars: Levoit LV-H128. A compact air purifier that comes with a H13 HEPA filter and dedicated carbon filter. So what do you get from such as tiny little machine? Is it reliable enough for all-day purification? How's the noise and power output? More importantly, can it actually cleans the air and improve indoor air quality? Find out in our full review below.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 49.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 30 - 40 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-H128 Specification

ProductLevoit LV-H128
Dimension
6.7 x 10.4 x 6.7 in
(17 x 26.4 x 17 cm)
Weight3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
Fanspeed2
Coverage (up to)161 sq. ft. (15 m2)
Airflow speed
Dust free (CADR)
Pollen free (CADR)
Smoke free (CADR)
Humidifying(H) speed
Filtration3-stage
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Polyester Pre-Filter
6-8 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
H13 True HEPA Filter
6-8 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Activated Carbon Filter
6-8 months
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
LV-H128-RF 3-in-1 Pre replacement filter
6-8 months
+- 90
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
-
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level24–36 dB
Power usage level6 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

  • 3-stage filtration
  • Polyester Pre-Filter
  • H13 True HEPA filter
  • Activated Carbon Filter
  • 2 fan speed (low, high) with auto light off sleep mode
  • Whisper quiet operation
  • Aromatherapy support (Citrus, Honeydew Melon, Musk, Vanilla, Orris or Vetiver)
  • 2 years warranty

The starters

Levoit LV-H128 dimension
Dimension
6.7 x 10.4 x 6.7 in
(17 x 26.4 x 17 cm)
Levoit LV-H128 weight
Weight
3.3 lb (1.5 kg)

Proudly designed in South California, U.S.A. Levoit LV-H128 True HEPA air purifier is one of the most refreshing models in its lineup. This conventional-looking body is more oriented towards functionality than some designs that preferred concealed air inlet. The surrounding air ventilation and top air outlet are practical yet without looking too industrial thanks to the light color. At a small 6.7 inches diameter, 10.4 inches height, and 3.3 lb weight, Levoit LV-H128 is highly suited for desk use or bedside table with a very restricted space.

Levoit LV-H128 is super easy to use that even children can get the hang of it. You have the front single button that will cycle through sleep, low, and high speed. No complicated autonomous mode or optional filtration to tinker around here. One bonus feature that is exclusive to Levoit LV-H128 is the built-in aromatherapy that stimulating fragrances with clean air. You can add in essential oils like Lavender, Peppermint, Citrus, Honeydew Melon, Musk, Vanilla, Orris, Vetiver, to Rosemary. Simply remove the aroma cap, add 2 to 3 drops of your favorite essential oils to the aroma pad for instant reinvigoration. Perfect for relaxation and a good night’s sleep.

Build quality is excellent with no signs of off-gassing or uneven fitting. Levoit LV-H128 also comes with safety assurance like 100% ozone-free setup, Ul/ ETL listed, FCC, CARB Certified G-20-206 certified, and of course 2 years in-house warranty with U.S. based customer support. Everything you can expect from a modern air purifier is here.

Airflow, speed, and CADR

Levoit LV-H128 coverage
Purifying coverage
161 sq. ft. (15 m2)
Levoit LV-H128 fanspeed
Fanspeed
2
Airflow delivery rate is above average for its small segment category. Levoit LV-H128 air purifier can cover a room size of 161 square feet with standard air changes per hour. Most people should instantaneously feel the air quality differences by leaving the air cleaner running for 30 minutes straight at full speed. Levoit LV-H128 is best used as a desktop air purifier, but you can also use it in a nursery home, bedroom, studio, kitchen, or anywhere that needs air cleaning.

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What’s inside count

Focusing on its filtration, Levoit LV-H128 comes with a familiar 3-stage filtration that guarantees clean air at every cycle. Starting with the outer polyester pre-filter that traps large particles visible to the naked eyes like dust, lint, fibers, and hair. The medical-grade H13 True HEPA filter capture 99.97% of fine particles like dust mites, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, and viruses as small as 0.3 micrometers. For smoke particles, the activated carbon filter absorbs toxic fumes like VOCs, CO, CO2, cigarettes, and odors from the pet litter box, cooking. Filter quality is great and works exactly as advertised. Just remember to replace it every 6 to 8 months depending on the filter usage life.

Keep it down

Levoit LV-H128 noise level
Noise level
24–36 dB
Levoit LV-H128 power consumption
Power consumption
6 W
With a whisper-quiet noise level between 24 dB to 36 dB, Levoit LV-H128 HEPA air purifier is perfectly suited for night use without sacrificing its airflow speed. You will hardly hear any noise when there is some background masking away the sound. Power consumption is very low at around 6 watts for everyday use. Running at high speed will increase energy usage but most people will barely notice the difference.

At what cost

Levoit LV-H128 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 49.99
Levoit LV-H128 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 30 - 40
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
There are so many things to like about Levoit LV-H128 Air Purifier. It is affordable, durable, and surprisingly powerful for such a small air purifier. For less than $50 inclusive of the bundled filters, there are not many models that could deliver the same value. Filter cost wise, the 3-in-1 Pre replacement filter can be costly to replace depending on your air quality surrounding. At around $80, it should last about 6 to 8 months or $169 annually.
There's plenty of places you can get your hands on a Levoit LV-H128 Air Purifier. The official website is a good place to start as it offers a great deal and solid customer support. Retailers like Walmart, Costco is worth considering as well though stock availability is subjective. Amazon is the most convenient among the bunch with great discounts, bundled deals, free shipping, and a 30-days return policy.

Pros

  • Entry-level price (+-50) with low filter replacement cost.
  • Lightweight, compact, and silent. Perfect for bedroom use.
  • H14 True HEPA filter that removes fine particles as small as 0.3 microns.
  • Dedicated activated carbon filter than a carbon pre-filter.
  • Built-in essential oil slot for aromatherapy support.
  • 2 years warranty with attentive customer service.

Cons

  • Not the most effective against VOCs, Smokes, and odors.
  • Airflow delivery rate is slightly under par.
  • No autonomous mode, air quality indicator, timer, other than Sleep mode.
Levoit LV-H128 Air Purifier
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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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