This time I will write about two, maybe older but still great and highly competitive air purifiers. Those are the Winix 5500-2 and its larger opponent, the Levoit LV-H134.
Before even starting with the comparison, we can easily notice that perhaps the most significant difference between these two air purifiers is in room coverage. However, there are many other differences, and each of these two devices has its advantages and disadvantages.
Winix 5500-2 covers rooms up to 360 sq. ft. and has many advanced options, among which I would single out an air quality sensor, air quality indicator, auto mode, and remote control. The Levoit LV-H134, on the other hand, covers slightly larger rooms, up to 492 sq. ft. It also has an air quality sensor, air quality indicator, and auto mode but doesn’t have a remote control.
Regarding filtration technology, I must say that both devices use extremely high-quality filters. Winix uses 4-stage filtration technology, while Levoit uses 3-stage filtration technology.
All in all, these are two very efficient air purifiers, which you can confirm in the table below, in which I have compared the results of all tests.
Levoit LV-H134 Vs Winix 5500-2 Specifications
|Dimensions||12.8 x 12.8 x 29.2 inches (32.6 x 32.6 x 74.2 cm)||15 x 8.2 x 23.6 inches|
|Room Coverage (4.8 ACH)||492 sq. ft.||360 sq. ft.|
|Filtration Technology||Pre-filter, True HEPA Filter, and Activated Carbon Filter||Washable Pre-filter, Washable AOC Carbon Filter, and True HEPA Filter|
|Filter Replacement Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Longevity||6-8 months||up to 12 months|
|Operating Costs Ratings|
|Fan Speeds||4 – Sleep Mode, Low Mode, Medium Mode, and High Mode||5 – Sleep Mode, Speed 1, Speed 2, Speed 3, and Turbo Mode|
|Air Quality Sensor||Yes||Yes|
|Air Quality Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Noise Levels||41.8 – 70.3 dBA||40.6 – 66.4 dBA|
|In-Depth Review||Levoit LV-H134||Winix 5500-2|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Which One Does It Better?
It is evident that this is not a very difficult fight, and the main reason is that Winix has performed better in almost all tests.
When we add to tests results that the Winix 5500-2 is much more affordable to buy and maintain, I think that we can undoubtedly declare it as a better option to buy.
The Levoit LV-H134 is also a very good device, but I think Winix offers much more.
If you have questions regarding these two air purifiers, leave a comment in the comments box below.