Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 – Hands-on Comparison!

Levoit is one of the leaders in the air purifier market. They have released many air purifying models. In this comparison, we will see which of the two challengers is the best. We will look at Levoit LV-H132, one of the best air purifiers that Levoit manufactured. They are proud of LV-H132 because customers are happy, and the overall popularity of this model is excellent. 

Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 - Hands-on Comparison
Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

We know that new things are generally better; they come with more features and stronger durability. But is that the case with a Levoit Core 300, which is a new model with many advanced features? Will the advanced features help Core 300 take the win? Find out in the following text. 

It is also worth mentioning that Core 300 is intended for a 219 sq. ft. room while LV-H132 is intended for smaller rooms up to 129 sq. ft. Difference in-room coverage can also mean a difference in performance, but we will check that in our test.


Below is a complete list of important specifications and features included on the LV-H132 and Core 300 Air Purifiers:

Levoit LV-H132 Air Purifier Levoit Core 300 Air Purifier
Manufacturer Levoit Levoit
Model LV-H132 Core 300
Dimensions 8.5 x 8.5 x 14.5 inches 8.7 x 8.7 x 14.2 inches
Room Coverage (4.8 ACH) 129 sq. ft. 219 sq. ft.
Performance Ratings
Filtration Technology Pre-filter, True HEPA and High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter Pre-filter, True HEPA Filter, and Activated Carbon Filter
Filter Replacement Indicator Yes Yes
Filter Longevity up to 6 months 6-8 months
Power 28W 45W
Operating Costs Ratings
Fan Speeds 3 – Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3 4 – Speed 1, Speed 2, Speed 3, and Sleep Mode
Timer No Yes
Sleep Mode No Yes
Display Off No Yes
Display Lock No Yes
Noise Levels 43.1 – 57.7 dBA 40.7 – 64.9 dBA
Noise Ratings
Warranty 2-year 2-year
In-Depth Review Levoit LV-H132 Levoit Core 300
Price View on Amazon View on Amazon

Features Overview

Both devices are ozone-free, making them safe for use in any room without safety concerns. However, these devices differ in terms of room coverage and power.

Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 - Side-by-side
Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 – Side-by-side. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

For more details on this, please refer to our performance test section.

Control Panels

Levoit installed fluid and simple-to-use buttons on both devices. Core 300 has more buttons because it also has more features.

Levoit LV-H132 vs. Levoit Core 300 - Control Panels Comparison.
Levoit LV-H132 and Levoit Core 300 have a control panel located on the top. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic


Unfortunately, the LV-H132 doesn’t come with a timer feature. In contrast, the Core 300 is equipped with a timer that enables users to set the operating duration for the air purifier. Once the set time elapses, the air purifier will automatically turn off.

Levoit LV-H132 vs. Levoit Core 300 - Air Purifiers Comparison.
Size comparison. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

This function is a significant advantage for the Core 300.

Sleep Mode

Only the Core 300 has a sleep mode. When turned on, sleep mode will reduce the fan speed, and you will barely notice that the air purifier is on.

Display Lock

When you have so many buttons to click, you need to protect them from accidental clicks. Display Lock is an excellent feature because settings can not be messed up even if you accidentally click buttons when this feature is on. As the name of the feature says, it is beneficial if you have kids around.

Night Light

Core 300 does not emit ambient light or night light. On the other hand, LV-H132 emits blue light that can be very handy in the bedroom.

Levoit LV-H132 Night Light
Levoit LV-H132 night light. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

The light is not strong, and some people may find it calming and relaxing, which can help them get into a deep sleep faster.

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Filtration Technology

A three-in-one filtration system is proven as a great way to keep the air in the room at a decent quality. Both of the contenders are using this method of filtration. Both air purifiers have a filter oval in shape. LV-H132 pre-filter is washable, and you can clean it when it is dirty.

Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 - Air inlets
Air inlets on the bottom. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

However, the Core 300 has a bigger filter and, with more powerful airflow, gives better results. Because of that power, it is also recommended for a larger room than Levoit LV-H132.

Levoit LV-H132 vs. Levoit Core 300 - Filters Comparison.
Levoit LV-H132 and Levoit Core 300 filters compared. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

How to Replace Filters on These Two?

Filters need to be replaced because True HEPA filters and activated carbon filters work best when replaced. Both Levoit models will notify you when the filter needs to be replaced. Usually, that’s between six and eight months. When you see the filter indicator giving the notification for filter replacement, you can start this simple task. If you have any concerns about it, check out airpurifierfirst.com or our YouTube channel for more details about it.

Noise Tests

Of course, the Core 300 produces more noise because it features a much stronger motor and higher airflow. On the third speed, the difference in noise is significant.

Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 - Noise Test
Noise test. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

The Core 300 is loud on third speed, but when in sleep mode, you won’t hear it. The table below shows you the exact noise results for both air purifiers.

Product Noise Range (dBA)
Levoit LV-H132 43.1 – 57.7 dBA
Levoit Core 300 40.7 – 64.9 dBA

Performance Tests

We have tested both air purifiers in a real-life environment to see which one will better filter the air.

Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 - Performance Test
Performance testing using the Temtop laser particle meter. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

Since each of them has different characteristics, we needed to test them in different rooms.

194 sq. ft. Room Tests

We have tested both air purifiers in a 194 sq. ft. room. This room is slightly bigger than the recommended one for LV-H132. However, both air purifiers performed well in this room. But as obvious, Core 300 was much better in this test since it is meant for larger rooms. Core 300 improved air quality by 93% in one hour, while LV-H132 improved by 87%.

Air Quality Improvement In Different Rooms
Levoit LV-H132
Levoit Core 300
0% 100%

194 sq. ft. Room

* Data measuring time is 60 minutes.

Other Tests

Core 300 in 320 sq. ft. improved air quality by 92%. You must know that this room is much bigger than the recommended one for Core 300. Still, 92% of air quality improvement is a great result. 

Levoit LV-H132 in 120 sq. ft. room improved air quality by 88%. This room is almost like the recommended one, and this result is also great. All tests were taken in 60 minutes.

Operation Costs

A 28W motor powers the LV-H132, which makes it a minimal power consumer. In a month of operation, the device will consume about $ 1.9 in electricity at third speed.

Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 - Motors comparison
Motors comparison. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

The Core 300 is powered by a 45W motor, a slightly larger consumer than the LV-H132. In a month of operation, at third gear, the device will cost you about $ 3.8, which is almost twice as much as the LV-H132.

Product Wattage Range (W)
Levoit LV-H132 11.1 – 22.7W
Levoit Core 300 0.8 – 43.5W

Replacing the filter on the LV-H132 will also be slightly cheaper than on the Core 300. The bottom line is that the annual cost for the Core 300 is somewhat higher than for the LV-H132.

Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 Video Comparison

Which One Does It Better?

Both devices are designed for different room sizes. LV-H132 is intended for smaller rooms, up to 129 sq. Ft., while the Core 300 is designed for rooms up to 219 sq. ft. A vast number of people are in a dilemma about which of these two products to buy.

Looking at the maintenance costs and the price of the product, the choice would be LV-H132. However, in our test, the victory is taken by the Core 300, which has been proven to show better performance. The Core 300 features a modern, elegant, and comfortable design confirmed by the IF Award certificate.

1 response to “Levoit LV-H132 Vs Levoit Core 300 – Hands-on Comparison!”

  1. Majed

    Thank you so much for this beautiful review. I really learned a lot from this article. I am going to buy the core 300.
    Thanks again!!

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