In this comparison, I will compare two big competitors. I will make a comparison of Hathaspace HSP001 Vs. Levoit LV-PUR131 air purifiers.
The devices are similar in specifications, but they have many differences that adorn them and make this comparison more interesting.
Hathaspace HSP001 is designed for rooms up to 350 sq. ft. while Levoit LV-PUR131 is designed for rooms up to 322 sq. ft. The fact that the devices are intended for rooms of identical dimensions does not make it any easier to decide which of these two devices is the better choice to buy.
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Both devices are dominated by white color and are not available in any other color. When it comes to the warranty offered by these devices, I will single out Hathaspace, which provides an option to extend the warranty for up to 5 years. Levoit provides a 2-year warranty.
In the following article, I will compare all the specifications, functions, filtering, and performance. In the end, I will determine the winner based on that.
Hathaspace HSP001 Vs Levoit LV-PUR131
|Dimensions||13.5 x 7x 19.5 inches||14.6 x 7.2 x 18.5 inches|
|CADR||94 CFM (160 m3/h)||135 CFM (230 m3/h)|
|Coverage||350 sq. ft.||322 sq. ft.|
|Filters||Cold Catalyst Filter, Cellular-Activated Carbon, Antibacterial and True HEPA Filter||Pre-filter, Activated Carbon Filter and True HEPA Filter|
|Filter Replacement Indicator|
|Filter Longevity||4-6 months||6-8 months|
|Air Quality Indicator|
|In-Depth Review||Hathaspace HSP001||Levoit LV-PUR131|
|Price||View Price on Amazon||View Price on Amazon|
The Hathaspace HSP001 and Levoit LV-PUR131 have some standard options like auto mode, display off button, smart sensor, and sleep mode.
Both devices use the advanced timer, which is an excellent option if you want the device to turn off after a particular time. However, some options are specific to only one of the devices, which I will discuss later in this comparison article.
The Hathaspace HSP001 and Levoit LV-PUR131 use a smart sensor, which detects only dust particles. In my opinion, the sensor is more sensitive and precise on the Hathaspace model. However, the accuracy of the sensor is not at an enviable level on both devices.
The smart sensor on both devices works in combination with the auto mode and air quality indicator.
Air Quality Indicator
The air quality indicator glows a specific color depending on the quality of the air in the room. Levoit uses four different colors, while Hathaspace uses three.
I don’t like that in Levoit; the air quality indicator only lights up if the device is switched to auto mode. This is not the case with Hathaspace, and the air quality indicator is always active and displaying current air quality in the room.
What sets Hathaspace apart is the Ionizer. I like that the device does not force the user to use the Ionizer. Still, it is turned off by default, and if the user feels the need, he can turn it on by pressing the Ionizer button.
Hathaspace HSP001 is Ozone-safe and fully approved by CARB.
Filter Reset Indicator
My big complaint is that the Hathaspace HSP001 does not have a filter reset indicator. This is one option that, in my opinion, every air purifier these days should have. So far, I usually review devices that have this option.
Levoit uses a filter reset indicator, which notifies you when it is time to replace the filter. It is mostly between 6 and 8 months.
Hathaspace offers another option that Levoit does not have, and that is a remote controller. In essence, this controller provides the ability to control the device from a remote location, which is a perfect option.
With a remote controller, you can control all the options on the device. It is important to note that this controller does not come with batteries.
Airflow is an important thing when we talk about air purifiers. It is essential to know how the device draws in and out the air, primarily to determine where you can place it.
Hathaspace HSP001 draws air through openings in the front of the device. The air is then filtered and exits through the grilles on the upper side of the device.
Levoit LV-PUR131 draws air through the openings on the device’s back; the air is then filtered and expelled through the grilles located on the device’s upper side.
Filtration differs between the two devices. Hathaspace HSP001 uses 5-in-1 filtration in combination with Ionizer. Hathaspace uses the following filters: cold catalyst filter, activated carbon filter, antibacterial filter, and true HEPA filter.
What is not logical to me with Hathaspace is that the pre-filter is the third stage of filtration; it would be more logical if it is the first. What I like about Hathaspace is the density of the carbon pellets in the activated carbon filter.
Levoit uses the classic 3-in-1 filtration we are used to seeing with Levoit products. Filtration consists of a pre-filter, a true HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter.
The filters are not washable and should not be washed under any circumstances. I recommend that you periodically clean the pre-filter with a dry cloth or a vacuum cleaner.
How to replace filters on these products?
With Hathaspace HSP001, filters need to be changed on average between 4-6 months. With the Levoit LV-PUR131, the filters are changed on average between 6-8 months. Levoit LV-PUR131 has a filter reset indicator that will tell you when to replace filters. Unfortunately, Levoit Hathaspace HSP001 does not have this option, and you should monitor filters manually.
Both devices use modern, well-insulated motors, but there is still some difference in their produced volume.
When we look at it in general, Hathaspace is a much quieter device than Levoit.
Both devices have a sleep mode. The difference is that when Levoit is in sleep mode, the operating speed is lowered to a speed that is lower than the first speed. In Hathspace, the engine speed is lowered to the first speed.
At first speed, Hathspace makes 41.3 dBA of sound, while Levoit produces 46.1 dBA. If we compare sleep mode with Levoit, which produces 41.6 dBA of sound with the first speed with Hathaspace, we can conclude that Hathaspace HSP001 is still a quieter device than Levoit. In the table below, you can see the detailed volume ranges for these two devices.
|Product||Noise Range (dBA)|
|Hathaspace HSP001||41.3 – 49.3 dBA|
|Levoit LV-PUR131||41.6 – 59.3 dBA|
The devices are intended for rooms of similar dimensions, so I tested the devices in the same conditions. Below I will present the most exciting tests and those that are important for this comparison.
320 sq. ft. Room Test
I tested both devices in a room of 320 sq. ft. The devices were tested for 60 min. I tested each device separately, and they worked at the highest speed all the time.
Hathaspace HSP001 has improved the air quality in this room by about 91% in 60 minutes of work. Levoit LV-PUR131 in the same room, at the same time, lowered the AQI from 135 to 11 and thus improved the air quality by about 92%.
The Hathaspace HSP001 is powered by a 45W engine, while the Levoit LV-PUR131 is powered by a 40W engine. The engine power of these two devices is identical, which is why the power consumption is also similar.
Levoit spends about $ 3 to run at top speed for a month; the same is with Hathaspace.
|Product||Wattage Range (W)|
|Hathaspace HSP001||1.4 – 34.8 W|
|Levoit LV-PUR131||0.7 – 34.5 W|
As for the price of replacement filters, Levoit has an advantage here.
In addition to the fact that the filters last longer with Levoit, they are almost twice as cheap as with Hathaspace. This is an excellent indicator that the Levoit LV-PUR131 has much smaller maintenance costs. It is much easier to maintain on an annual basis than the Hathaspace HSP001.
Which one is the winner?
This was an uncertain battle between two very high-quality devices.
Suppose you share my opinion and prefer a device that notifies you when it is time to replace the filter, which requires lower maintenance costs. Besides, it gives an excellent performance. In that case, Levoit LV-PUR131 is the right choice for you.
Hathaspace HSP001 is not a bad option, and you won’t go wrong if you choose it. Although it has slightly higher maintenance costs, it also has its virtues. It is a very quiet air purifier, uses a 5-in-1 filtration system, and has an ionizer option.
Although, in my opinion, the Levoit LV-PUR131 is a better choice in this comparison, you will not make a mistake if you choose either of these two devices because the differences are almost minimal.