Levoit and Blueair are exclusively focused on producing air purifiers. Both manufacturers are characterized by reliable and high-quality air purifiers, which is why they are so popular and frequently compared among customers.
In this comparison, I will compare Blueair 211+ and Levoit Vital 100 air purifiers. My first thought is that this comparison is unfair because Blueair is a much bigger and more powerful air purifier than Levoit. However, other characteristics such as price, electricity consumption, filter quality, and other specifications could often determine the winner.
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Blueair 211+ covers rooms up to 540 sq. ft., while the Levoit Vital 100 covers much smaller rooms, up to 300 sq. ft. In terms of dimensions, Blueair is much larger than Levoit; it also has larger filters and logically higher airflow.
Blueair is made of a combination of metal and plastic. It has a fibrous pre-filter available in five colors, making it very modern and easily adaptable to almost any environment. On the other hand, Levoit is made of plastic, the build quality is very good, it is available in white and gray, and it looks modern.
Below, I will compare all the specifications of these two devices, compare the noise, performance, power usage, and other features and determine which air purifier is the better choice to buy.
Levoit Vital 100 Vs Blueair 211+ Specifications
|Dimensions||12.8 x 6.4 x 16.1 inches||20.5 x 13 x 13 inches (52.2 x 33 x 33 cm)|
|CADR||130 CFM / 221 m3/h||350 CFM|
|Coverage||300 sq. ft.||540 sq. ft.|
|Filters||Pre-filter, Activated Carbon Filter and True HEPA Filter||Fabric Pre-filter, Particle Filter and Carbon Filter|
|Filter Replacement Indicator|
|Filter Longevity||6-8 months||about 6 months|
|Smart Plug Compatible|
|In-Depth Review||Levoit Vital 100||Blueair 211+|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Levoit Vs Blueair Features
In essence, Levoit Vital 100 and Blueair 211+ are completely contrasting air purifiers. Levoit is equipped with advanced options that are practical in the everyday use of the device. At the same time, Blueair is an entirely minimalistic air purifier that uses only one button for control, and it has almost no advanced options.
The only Blueair-specific option that is also available on Levoit is the filter reset indicator, which will let you know when it’s time to replace the old filters.
Also, Blueair remembers the last used speed and gets turned on as soon as it comes in contact with electricity. This means that you can easily connect this air purifier with a smart plug and thus make it semi-smart.
The timer is a very useful option available only on the Levoit Vital 100 air purifier. In essence, the timer allows you to set the time after which the air purifier will turn off.
On the Vital 100, the timer can be set to 2h, 4h, or 8h.
Display Off is also a beneficial option, which is not available on the Blueair 211+. This option is used to turn off all the indicators on the device in one click.
This feature can be handy if you use an air purifier in the bedroom and if you can’t bear any lighting at night.
From the first encounter with these two air purifiers and a look at their construction, it is clear that they have a completely different airflow.
The Blueair 211+ draws in air at the bottom through openings spread on all sides, while the Levoit Vital 100 draws air in through the front. The air is then filtered and exits through openings at the top, the same for both air purifiers.
When it comes to warranty, there is not much difference as both Levoit and Blueair offer a 2-year warranty on these two air purifiers.
What I would recommend to everyone is to register the device on the manufacturer’s website immediately after purchase.
I already mentioned at the beginning that these are two very high-quality air purifiers with outstanding and very efficient filters.
Both devices use 3-stage filtration technology. However, Blueair has HEPASilent technology as the 4th filtration stage. HEPASilent is essentially an ionizer, which is always on. Fortunately, the device is CARB certified, which means that it does not produce an unallowed amount of ozone and is entirely safe to use.
The first filtration stage on both devices is the pre-filter, which is washable on Blueair. The second stage of filtration on Blueair is the particle filter, while on Levoit, it is the activated carbon filter. The third filtration stage on Levoit is the True HEPA filter, while on Blueair, it is a fibrous filter coated with carbon.
I prefer Levoit’s True HEPA filter, which is basically the essential and most deserving filtration stage. In addition, I think Levoit has a better quality carbon filter, especially since it is pellet-based.
In essence, both devices use high-quality filters, which is confirmed by the fantastic results in performance tests.
How to Replace Filters?
I already mentioned that the Blueair 211+ uses a washable pre-filter, and it’s the only filter that doesn’t need to be changed. Other filters on both devices are not washable and need to be changed from time to time.
Filters on Levoit last on average between 6-8 months, while on Blueair, they last about 6 months.
The good thing about both devices is that they have a filter reset indicator, which means you don’t have to track when it’s time to replace the filter because the filter reset indicator will light up as a warning to replace old filters.
You can find the filter replacement process for the Levoit Vital 100 and Blueair 211+ on the links below.
When it comes to testing the noise of these two devices, I have to say that neither air purifier has anything to highlight here. Neither Blueair nor Levoit have sleep mode, making it difficult to use any of them in the bedroom.
What makes me happy in the case of Levoit is that it is very quiet on the first speed, on which it produces a sound of 41.9 dBA, while Blueair produces a sound of 43.9 dBA on the same fan speed.
On maximum speeds, the situation is somewhat different, and here Blueair is slightly quieter than Levoit. However, I like the sound of Levoit’s motor much more, as it works somehow more smoothly and is much more pleasant to hear.
|Product||Noise Range (dBA)|
|Levoit Vital 100||41.9 – 63.4 dBA|
|Blueair 211+||43.9 – 59.7 dBA|
Overall, although a bit louder on max speed, in my opinion, the Levoit Vital 100 is a quieter air purifier than the Blueair 211+.
If we compare the room coverage of these two air purifiers, we can say that the Blueair 211+ has a slight advantage because it covers larger rooms. However, the Levoit Vital 100 did not fail in the tests either, and it showed excellent performance.
In the sections below, I will show all the tests I did on these devices, and of course, I will compare the results and highlight the better ones.
320 sq. ft. Room Tests
In the first test, in a room of 320 sq. ft. I put both devices work on max speed for 60 minutes. During that time, working at maximum speed, the Blueair 211+ improved air quality by about 96%, while the Levoit Vital 100 improved air quality by about 93%.
These are more than good results, somewhat expected for the Blueair 211+ but unexpectedly good for the Levoit Vital 100.
In addition to the previously mentioned test, I tested these two air purifiers in some other rooms.
In the 560 sq. ft. room, Blueair 211+ improved air quality by about 92%. On the contrary, the Levoit Vital 100 improved air quality by about 95% in a room of 194 sq. ft.
If we take all the tests into account, it is evident that the Blueair 211+ performed much better than the Levoit Vital 100.
Frankly, I thought that Levoit was several times less an electricity consumer than Blueair, but that is not the case. Levoit Vital 100 has a motor power of 55W, while Blueair 211+ has a motor power of 61W.
If you left these two devices running on max speed, 24 hours a day, and so on for a month, your electricity bill would be increased by about $ 5 in the case of Levoit and by approximately $ 4.3 in the case of Blueair.
|Product||Wattage Range (W)|
|Levoit Vital 100||0.2 – 57.9W|
|Blueair 211+||0.2 – 49W|
However, in addition to electricity consumption, there is also the price of replacement filters, which are slightly more expensive for Blueair. This means that if we sum up the cost of replacement filters and electricity consumption, we get that the Levoit Vital 100 is slightly cheaper to maintain on an annual basis than the Blueair 211+.
Which One Does It Better?
From the very beginning, it was clear that these are two utterly different air purifiers intended for rooms of different dimensions.
Although the Blueair 211+ is a bit more expensive initially and is a bit louder on the first speed, I would still prefer it instead of the Levoit Vital 100. Blueair has done much better in performance tests, has drastically higher airflow, has a washable pre-filter, and is a bit smaller power consumer. Additionally, it made one of the best results on the smoke box test among all air purifiers I have tested so far.
Levoit Vital 100 is also a high-quality air purifier, and I would recommend it if you are looking for a product for a smaller room, such as a bedroom or a smaller living room. In all other situations, my recommendation goes to Blueair.
If you have any questions, I invite you to leave a comment in the comments box below.