Levoit LV-H132 Review

A brand that might not be widely known as others, Levoit LV-H132 air purifier is proven to be an excellent cheap model for long-haul due to the practicality and cost of ownership.  With majority of the users in this category what something affordable, reasonably compact and yet still delivers terrific airflow output , how versatile is this True HEPA air purifier and does it have adequate purifying output as users demand? Head over to our extensive review below.
  • Cheap price tag.
  • Very low filter replacement cost.
  • 3-stage filtration that works without being compromised by the size.
  • TrueHEPA filter performs well with the Activated carbon filter wrapped on it.
  • Small and compact cylinder shape.
  • Built in night light with 2 brightness setting.
  • Thin Activated Carbon filter odor filtration that is far from great.
  • Very small purifying coverage that barely cover a room.
  • "Only" 2 years warranty (as oppose to model that offer 5).
  • Plain on features other than 3 speed and night light.
MRSP/ RSP**
± 149.99 p
     Annual filter ^    
± 40 p
Online price*
Latest Amazon price

Levoit LV-H132 Specification

ProductLevoit LV-H132
Dimension
9.7 x 14.6 x 9.8 in
(24.6 x 37.1 x 24.9 cm)
Weight6.6 lb (3 kg)
Coverage (up to)129 sq. ft. (12 m2)
Dust free (CADR)110 cfm (187 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)110 cfm (187 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)110 cfm (187 m3/h)
Airflow speed
Fanspeed3
Filtration3-stage
A Annual filter cost ($)+- 40
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Fine Preliminary Filter
6 months
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
True HEPA filter
6 months
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Activated Carbon Filter
6 months
Ionizer/ Technologies
UV-light/ PCO
-
Other filter
-
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
LV-H132-RF Replacement Filter
6 months
+- 19.99
Optional/ Addon
-
Noise level<= 43 dB
Power consumption28 W
Timer/ Scheduler
Sensors
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
ENERGY STAR
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty2 years
Email/ Phone support

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Key features

  • 3-stage filtration
  • Fine Preliminary filter
  • True HEPA filter
  • Activated Carbon filter
  • Fine Preliminary filter
  • 3 fanspeed (low, medium, or high)
  • Nightlight with 2 brightness setting

The starters

Levoit LV-H132 dimension
Dimension
9.7 x 14.6 x 9.8 in
(24.6 x 37.1 x 24.9 cm)
Levoit LV-H132 weight
Weight
6.6 lb (3 kg)

Like most “cheap” air purifier in the category, Levoit LV-H132 is very compact and lightweight at only 9.7 x 14.6 x 9.8 in size and 6.6 lb weight. The modern cylinder shape design is perfect for bedside table use as it eats up very little space. On to the usability, all controls is straightforward as there is only fanspeed, filter reset button and nightlight brightness adjustment. Speaking of nightlight, Levoit LV-H132 air purifier comes equipped with an exclusive blue nightlight that beams light upward with 2 adjustable brightness setting. Other than that, you will find filter replacement indicator, lifetime customer support and 2 years warranty.

Airflow, CADR and everything in between

Levoit LV-H132 coverage
Purifying coverage
129 sq. ft. (12 m2)
Levoit LV-H132 fanspeed
Fanspeed
3
Let's be honest, the 86 sq. ft. purifying coverage is not great as it is meant for close approximately purifying. 3 selectable speed option does not make too much differences between the airflow delivery rate. The best way to utilize Levoit LV-H132 air purifier is to place it as close to the intended target as possible. Alternatively, you can also look into other similar air purifier models for comparison.
Levoit LV-H132 dust CADR
Dust CADR
110 cfm (187 m3/h)
Levoit LV-H132 pollen CADR
Pollen CADR
110 cfm (187 m3/h)
Levoit LV-H132 smoke CADR
Smoke CADR
110 cfm (187 m3/h)
CADR is not outstanding either although slightly better than some of its segment competitors. Expect an average of 110 cfm clean air delivery rate for dust, pollen and smoke.

What’s inside count

Levoit LV-H132 Pre-filter
Fine Preliminary Filter
6 months
Levoit LV-H132 HEPA filter
True HEPA filter
6 months
Levoit LV-H132 carbon filter
Activated Carbon Filter
6 months
^ Levoit LV-H132 filters/ technologies/ lifespan
Nothing extraordinary on Levoit LV-H132 air purifier filtration setup. With airflow flowing from underneath, it comes with standard 3-stage with Fine Preliminary Filter up front, True HEPA filter wrapped with Activated Carbon filter. The Fine Preliminary Filter would first neutralize airborne bacteria, pet dander, mold/ fungi making it easy for True HEPA filter to trap small to large particles. Activated Carbon Filter alone would handle household gases and odors from pets, cigarettes or chemicals. Comes in a bundled filter kit so it can be replaced easily by flipping the air purifier over and removing the bottom cover.

Covered against

Levoit LV-H132 VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Levoit LV-H132 VS Pollen

Pollen

GOOD

Levoit LV-H132 VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair

GOOD

Levoit LV-H132 VS Dust mite

Dust mites

GOOD

Levoit LV-H132 VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew

GOOD

Levoit LV-H132 VS Pet dander

Pet dander

GOOD

Levoit LV-H132 VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ

GOOD

Levoit LV-H132 VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Levoit LV-H132 VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Levoit LV-H132 VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Levoit LV-H132 VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Levoit LV-H132 VS Odor

Odor

OK

Levoit LV-H132 3-stage filtration and purifying applicable area is outstanding when fight against irritants, allergens, bacteria and viruses. It is tremendously efficient on typical airborne particles i.e. dust, hair. However against micron size particles, the 3 speed airflow distribution + is superb at trapping pollen, mold, mildew, fungi and spores.  On odors, fumes and smokes, Levoit LV-H132 filters is mediocre in dealing chemicals, diaper odors, cooking odors, cigarette odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, radon and ammonia.

Keep it down

Levoit LV-H132 noise level
Noise level
<= 43 dB
Levoit LV-H132 power consumption
Power consumption
28 W
Levoit LV-H132 air purifier has a more subdue noise (≤ 43dB) that barely make any noise at low speed. Noise level at third speed is low too but do keep in mind that this air purifier is usually placed close to you due to the small applicable area, so there will be the avoidable white noise throughout the whole operation. On to power consumption, the 28 W rate is no doubt energy-efficient given the weak airflow delivery rate. It will not be a burden to your electricity bill even if you operate it daily throughout the day with nightlight enabled.

At what cost

Levoit LV-H132 MRSP/ RSP
MRSP/ RSP**
+- 149.99
Levoit LV-H132 annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 40
^ Replacement filters/ estimated cost
Levoit LV-H132 air purifier is cheap although not the cheapest in its group. at this price you do get a commendable 3-stage filtration plus night light although you will also have to do with a weak airflow and small purifying coverage. Nevertheless the cheap annual filter replacement pack would balance things up for a more sustainable long-term ownership.

The challengers

Levoit LV-PUR131

Why not move up the chain with stronger airflow delivery rate, wider purifying coverage and bigger filters. Downside is of course the price factor and you would have to forego the nightlight.

PureZone 3-in-1

Around the same price but comes with better purifying coverage, additional UV-C light filtration and timer. Its cons: no nightlight, poorer CADR.

Final thoughts on Levoit LV-H132

All in all, we are satisfied with Levoit LV-H132 practicality and price. In comparison with the advantages/ disadvantages, it does not hold any substantial outcome on the air purifier practicality. This should be in your bucket list if you are hunting for a cheap air purifier.

Verdicts and ratings

Build quality
7
Features
3
Coverage
4
Airflow delivery
4
Particle Filtration
7
Smoke Filtration
5
Price
8
Upkeeping
9
7.4

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