I must say that I do not often compare air purifiers that are drastically different in size. However, given that the Levoit Core 300 is one of the most popular air purifiers and that it has made amazing results in all tests, I think it could be a very good opponent of the Winix 5500-2 air purifier.
The Winix 5500-2 and Levoit Core 300 use three-stage filtration technology, plus a PlasmaWave technology which is an additional filtration stage on Winix. Essentially, it is an ionizer turned on by default but can be turned off by pressing the PlasmaWave button. What is important to mention is that both air purifiers are CARB certified.
What I would also like to emphasize, and what could be useful for this comparison, is that the Winix 5500-2 covers rooms up to 360 sq. ft., while the Levoit Core 300 covers rooms up to 219 sq. ft. Both devices will clean air 4.8 times in one hour in rooms of the recommended dimensions.
I would still like to touch on the quality of workmanship, which is okay on both devices. Below, you will find a table with compared specifications, features, and test results of these two air purifiers.
Winix 5500-2 Vs Levoit Core 300 Specifications
|Dimensions||15 x 8.2 x 23.6 inches||8.7 x 8.7 x 14.2 inches|
|Room Coverage (4.8 ACH)||360 sq. ft.||219 sq. ft.|
|Filtration Technology||Washable Pre-filter, Washable AOC Carbon Filter, and True HEPA Filter||Pre-filter, True HEPA Filter, and Activated Carbon Filter|
|Filter Replacement Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Longevity||up to 12 months||6-8 months|
|Operating Costs Ratings|
|Fan Speeds||5 – Sleep Mode, Speed 1, Speed 2, Speed 3, and Turbo Mode||4 – Sleep Mode, Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3|
|Air Quality Sensor||Yes||No|
|Air Quality Indicator||Yes||No|
|Noise Levels||40.6 – 66.4 dBA||40.7 – 64.9 dBA|
|In-Depth Review||Winix 5500-2||Levoit Core 300|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Which One Does It Better?
To summarize! If we compare the results of all the tests, I must say that Winix didn’t outperform Levoit that much and that even on some tests, the result was equal.
However, due to better results in performance tests, quieter motor, larger and longer-lasting filters, and many more advanced options, the Winix 5500-2 is without a doubt the absolute winner and a better choice to buy.
Still, I wouldn’t run away from the Levoit Core 300, especially if you’re looking for an air purifier for a smaller room, for, let’s say, up to 200 sq. ft., where this air purifier could be an even better choice than Winix, primarily because of its size.
If you have any questions about these two air purifiers, please leave a comment in the comment box below.