This time I will compare one of the first Levoit air purifiers, LV-H132, with the IKEA FÖRNUFTIG. What these two devices have in common is a low price, convenient maintenance, and a good price-quality ratio.
The Levoit LV-H132 is a small air purifier, cylindrical in shape, available in a few different colors, and covers rooms of up to 129 sq. ft. IKEA FÖRNUFTIG, on the other hand, is a rectangular air purifier, available in white and black, is pretty minimalistic, and covers rooms of up to 108 sq. ft.
When speaking of design, I must say that I fancy the IKEA FÖRNUFTIG a bit more, especially the fibrous front cover, which gives a modern touch to this air purifier. The Levoit LV-H132 is also an adorable air purifier and has okay build quality, but, in my opinion, the IKEA will fit into almost any environment much easier.
Regarding features, neither of these two can boast any advanced features. The only feature these air purifiers have is a filter reset indicator and a night light feature that is built-in only on the Levoit.
I also want to mention reliability, which goes in favor of Levoit LV-H132, mostly because it comes with a 2-year warranty, while the IKEA FÖRNUFTIG has no warranty.
Levoit Vs IKEA Specifications
|Dimensions||8.5 x 8.5 x 14.5 inches||18.1 x 12.2 x 4.3 inches (46,1 x 31 x 10,9 cm)|
|Room Coverage (4.8 ACH)||129 sq. ft.||108 sq. ft.|
|Filtration Technology||Pre-filter, True HEPA, and Activated Carbon Filter||Pre-Filter, HEPA Filter, and Carbon Filter|
|Filter Replacement Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Longevity||up to 6 months||4-6 months|
|Operating Costs Ratings|
|Fan Speeds||3 – Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3||3 – Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3|
|Noise Levels||43.1 – 57.7 dBA||42.2 – 58.2 dBA|
|In-Depth Review||Levoit LV-H132||IKEA FÖRNUFTIG|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on IKEA|
Which One Does It Better?
This was an extremely tense fight, and deciding a winner is not an easy job to do. The Levoit LV-H132 and IKEA FÖRNUFTIG are minimalistic air purifiers. They performed almost the same in all tests, are cheap to maintain, and most importantly, they do the job!
But, as the winner must be chosen, I chose the IKEA FÖRNUFTIG as a better buying option and my personal recommendation over the Levoit LV-H132. The IKEA has a modern look, it performed okay in performance tests, is very affordable to maintain, and is initially a very cheap air purifier. Those are the reasons I declared it as the winner.
If you have questions about these two air purifiers, please feel free to ask in the comment section below.