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Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132 – Review

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Levoit LV-H132 is one of the best products that Levoit made. It is one of the best selling air purifiers on the market. That fact is more than enough to call LV-H132 one of the most precious products that Levoit sells. Thanks to the clean and modern design, customers just love it.

Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132 - Review

Night light just adds another level to its design and feel when LV-H132 is running. But this product is not just about looks; it has a three-stage filtration system that guarantees that the air will be clean.

Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132 - Review

Levoit LV-H132 is designed in California, which means that this product passes all the strict California laws. Many other air purifiers just can’t be bought and used in California because of that strict laws. Levoit made sure LV-H132 meet all the standards and is safe to use.

Thanks to the ultra-silent operation, this air purifier makes only 25dB on the lowest operating level. This silent work allows you to sleep and rest without distraction, while air purifier cleans the air in the room.

The three-stage filtration method uses the HEPA filter, which is capable of removing 99,97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns.

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Design

LV-H132 comes in white color with black details. These black details give a unique premium look and overall make this air purifier attractive. The plastic used in construction is of high quality, which you can feel on the first touch. Who would believe that this air purifier is so affordable and made of high-quality material. The only thing that may concern you about this air purifier is the low air intake profile. I am not sure if that small air entrance is making the airflow of this air purifier lower than expected. Other air purifiers have a more significant air suction and probably higher airflow.

Touch Buttons

On top of the air purifier, you will see the touch panel, which is used to control the air purifier. Touch buttons are sensitive and respond to a light touch. Overall, the touch panel is not so much different than we see in other air purifiers. There are no advanced functions in this air purifier. 

Levoit LV-H132 Air Purifier Touch Buttons

Let’s take a look at the basic, standard buttons you can press. Before you hit the power button, you need to attach it to the power cord as soon as you do that you will hear a chime which indicates that the air purifier has power and is ready for work. By pressing the power button, the air purifier will start working, and if this is the first starting, then it will automatically work on second speed.

Levoit LV-H132 has memory and will remember your last settings before shutting down. This means that on the next run air purifier will start with the previously recorded settings.

The night light button is very useful and allows you to control the emitting light. By pressing the button night light will turn on, the second press night light will be stronger, and on the third press, you can shut down night light completely. If you hold the night light button for a few seconds, it will shut down buttons light as well. To turn buttons light back up, simply click any button.

The filter reset indicator is also visible on the touch panel. If it turns on, you need to check the filter and most probably replace it. To adjust fan speed, you can use fan speed touch buttons; on every click, speed level will change. The good news is that after a shutdown, Levoit-H132 will remember your last speed and will start with it on the next run.

Dimensions

LV-H132 is a small portable air purifier that weighs 6.61 pounds. Anyone can move it from room to room. Thanks to the compact size (8.5 x 8.5 x 14.5 inches), you can easily place it in a small room, put it on a night table, or even use it on a desk in an office. There is no problem finding a place for this lovely air purifier.

Accessories and Parts

In the box, you will get one true HEPA air purifier, fine preliminary filter, an activated carbon filter attached to the true HEPA filter, and one user manual. Make sure you get all of this in an ordering box.

Before you start using Levoit LV-H132, you need to read the manual. Place air purifier on a stable surface touch buttons and night light facing up. Make sure the air filter is installed correctly and that you did everything by the book before you start it.

Features

Levoit LV-H132 has many features. Let’s take a look at what you get for your money.

Three Stage Filtration

Nothing sensational here, the preliminary filter is used to catch heavy pollution while HEPA filter is used to trap fine airborne particles. With activated carbon filter, which is attached to the HEPA filter, you make sure no bad odors stay in the room. The HEPA filter is standard and is capable of removing 99,97% of airborne particles that are larger than 0.3 microns.

Three Fan Speed

You can choose from three different speeds. The higher the speed, the greater the noise, but also the air is cleaned faster. At the lowest speed, you can sleep like a baby; the noise will not bother you since it is almost undetectable by human ears.

Night light

The night light is very useful at night, especially if you don’t like to sleep in the complete dark. You can choose how strong the night light you want by pressing the nightlight button.

Levoit LV-H132 Night Light

Smart Change Filter Indicator

Filter indicator will go on as soon there is some kind of problem with the filter or if it needs replacement. As soon as you see filter indicator light, you should check the filter, and if nothing helps to make the light go away, then you should buy a new filter.

Certificates

Levoit LV-H132 is a certified product and comes with precisely measured ratings. It is FCC and CARB certified, as well as ETL listed.

Warranty

Levoit guarantees two years’ warranty. However, you will have Levoit lifetime support in case anything happens to your product after two years warranty expires. For contacting support, you will need to give an order ID, so make sure you don’t lose it.

Filter

This air purifier comes with a three-stage filtering system. The core of this system is the HEPA filter. Levoit air purifier doesn’t emit ozone because it is not using UV light nor the use of any anions to clean air. The filter is made in a spherical shape and is a decent size and power comparing it to the size of the air purifier.

Levoit LV-H132 Filter

The three-stage HEPA filter is the most critical part of Levoit LV-H132. It can remove all kinds of allergens, pollen, dust, pet dander, pet hair, smoke, gas, and other unwanted airborne particles.

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Installation and Filter Replacement

Turn the air purifier upside down and open the cover by turning it to the left side. Take the filter out and remove the plastic bag. After removing a plastic bag, you can place the filter back inside the air purifier. HEPA filter needs to face outwards. To confirm that check that the two pull out straps are facing outwards. After you inserted the HEPA filter correctly in the air purifier, you need to add a pre-filter to it. You need to place a pre-filter directly on the HEPA filter. Now all you need to do is close the lid and turn the air purifier on the right side with nightlight facing up. 

Levoit LV-H132 Filter replacement

To reset a filter indicator, you need to tap and hold the filter reset button for three seconds.

If you are replacing the filter, it is wise to use a vacuum cleaner and suck all the dust from inside the air purifier. Dust, hair, and other particles will be collected on the plastic inside the air purifier. It is wise to remove that dust before placing a new fresh filter back inside. 

Noise

LV-H132 is quiet as it gets. At first speed, noise is really low, and everyone should get to sleep without a problem when the air purifier is running. At second speed, people who have a strong sleep will not be bothered with an air purifier. However, on the third speed, it is not smart to sleep because noise is significant.

We have tested noise with our own equipment, which ranks noise by dBA, and the results may vary from the manufacturer result. Check our findings on the table below.

Speed Value (dBA)
Speed 1 43,1 dBA
Speed 2 52,5 dBA
Speed 3 57,7 dBA

Performance and tests

We have also tested this air purifier performance. We tested it in smaller and bigger rooms than the recommended. We tested it for 1 hour in smaller rooms while in bigger, we tested it for seven days. Obviously, results were better in a smaller room in which air purifiers cleaned the air in the shortest time. In bigger rooms, the air is cleaned but not at the rate as in a smaller room. For best results, it is wise to run it for 15 to 20 minutes at a higher speed, and after that, you can set it at a lower speed.

Levoit LV-H132 Performance test

Remember that the test is done in real life, and there was no laboratory test on it. Check the results in the tables below.

194 Square Feet Room

In this room, the air quality level was improved by 87%. AQI dropped from 69 to 9, which is a fantastic result considering that this air purifier is meant for rooms up to 129 square feet.

# Starting Baseline After 60min
PM 2.5 50,7 6,9
PM 10 70,9 9,7
Particles 73530 10704
AQI 69 9

120 Square Feet Room

This is a recommended size of the room for this air purifier. In this room, air quality was improved by 88%. AQI is reduced from 67 to 8. These excellent results were expected because of the excellent air purifier specifications.

# Starting Baseline After 60min
PM 2.5 48,7 6
PM 10 68,2 8,4
Particles 70644 8734
AQI 67 8

230 Square Feet Room

In this large room, we tested the air purifier for seven days. We measured results periodically in that period. The room is the living room where people hang almost all the time. Also, this is a smoking room. We got reliable results. Results were not good as they were in smaller rooms, but overall the air purifier did a solid job. The biggest problem was cigarette smoke. When there is lots of smoke in the room air purifier had problems cleaning it. Thankfully when there is no smoker in the room, this air purifier was able to clean the room in one hour.

Best results are measured in small rooms up to 129 square feet.

Operating Cost

Operating costs to run Levoit LV-H132 are small. It uses only 25W when working. If you run it for 24h for one month, you will pay 1.90$ for running it on the third speed if we use 0.12$ as a power price. 

On a stand by this air purifier is not using power. The only concern about it is filter replacement. HEPA filters are not cheap and need to be replaced every six to eight months. Overall this air purifier uses low power, and maintenance costs are not high even if you need to replace HEPA filter every six months.

Pros

  • Excellent Results in 129 Square Feet Room
  • Remember Last Settings Before Turning It Off
  • Smart Filter Change Indicator
  • Ambient Night Light
  • Silent At Work
  • Three Stage True HEPA Filter
  • CARB and FCC Certificates
  • No Ozone
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Small Suction Area
  • No Advanced Functions

Levoit LV-H132 Specifications

Specification Value
Manufacturer LEVOIT
Model LV-H132
Dimensions 8.5 x 8.5 x 14.5 inch
Filters Pre-filter, True HEPA and High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter
Return 30 days via Amazon.com. Varies by retailer
Warranty 2 years
User manual PDF

Summary

Levoit LV-H132 is a small air purifier that can drastically improve the air in your home. It is ideal for a small room like a bedroom, office, or dorm. This air purifier is simple to use, and even a complete beginner can pull maximum from this device. Just after 10 minutes of running LV-H132, you will notice improved air quality, especially if you use it in a room smaller than 129 square feet. If you don’t need advanced functions that this air purifier lacks and if you are on a budget by buying Levoit LV-H132, you will not make a mistake. 

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