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.
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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:
|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.|
|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|
|Operating Costs Ratings|
|Fan Speeds||3 – Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3||4 – Speed 1, Speed 2, Speed 3, and Sleep Mode|
|Noise Levels||43.1 – 57.7 dBA||40.7 – 64.9 dBA|
|In-Depth Review||Levoit LV-H132||Levoit Core 300|
|Price||View on Amazon||View on Amazon|
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.
For more details on this, please refer to our performance test section.
Levoit installed fluid and simple-to-use buttons on both devices. Core 300 has more buttons because it also has more features.
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.
This function is a significant advantage for the Core 300.
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.
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.
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.
The light is not strong, and some people may find it calming and relaxing, which can help them get into a deep sleep faster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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|
We have tested both air purifiers in a real-life environment to see which one will better filter the air.
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%.
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.
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.
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.