Levoit Vista 200 Review: Is It Good Value for the Price?

Vista 200 is a small air purifier that uses little power to operate. Its three-stage filtration technology efficiently cleans the air in small spaces.

Our Verdict





Operating cost


Value for money


Ease of use




The Levoit Vista 200 is a small air purifier that uses low energy, has a small filter, and produces low noise. It reminds me of the Levoit Core 300, but frankly, the Core 300 is a much superior device.

I would recommend the Vista 200 for small rooms such as bedrooms, offices, kids’ rooms, and similar places. Its coverage of 161 sq. ft. (15 m²) and not-so-good results in my performance testing are proof that this air purifier can’t do much in rooms larger than the recommended ones. However, in recommended room sizes, it will clean the air 4.8 times in one hour.

As I like other cylindrical Levoit air purifiers, I like this one as well. What makes the Vista 200 unique compared to others is its yellow night light. It doesn’t have many features and lacks smart options, which may be a disadvantage in today’s era of smart devices.

What we really like?

  • The Vista 200 is a budget-friendly air purifier that doesn’t use much power and is very quiet at work.

  • It uses a three-stage filtration technology consisting of a pre-filter, a True HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter.

  • I like its night light, which is a catchy feature, especially if you plan to use this air purifier in a bedroom. It’s also very quiet in the night mode.

  • It’s a well-built air purifier, cylindrical in shape, with air inlets located on the bottom, arranged through the whole bottom part of the device.

  • The Levoit Vista 200 is intended for rooms of up to 161 sq. ft. (15 m²), in which it will clean the air 4.8 times in one hour. But, for the highest efficiency I would use it in much smaller rooms, let’s say smaller than 100 sq. ft.

What could be better?

  • It lacks power and has low CADR, which is reflected in low performance in performance tests.

  • The Vista 200 doesn’t have any smart features, only the ordinary ones we see in many budget air purifiers.

  • The filter is very small, and its lifespan could be longer. It lasts about 5-7 months but very often needs to be replaced much sooner.


ModelVista 200
Dimensions (inches / cm)7.9 x 7.9 x 12.91 inches (20.1 x 20.1 x 32.8 cm)
Weight (pounds / kg)3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)-
Filtration TechnologyPre-filter, True HEPA Filter, and Activated Carbon Filter
Filter Replacement IndicatorYes
Filter Life5-7 months
Number of Fan Speeds4 – Speed 1, Speed 2, Speed 3, and Night Mode
Air Quality Sensor No
Air Quality IndicatorNo
Auto Mode No
Smart App No
Voice Control No
Other FeaturesN/A
Coverage (4.8 ACH) 161 sq. ft. (15 m²)
Performance Ratings
Power Consumption 15W
Operating Costs Ratings
Noise Level (low – high)43.5 – 56.9 dBA
Noise Ratings
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Full Review

Levoit has been very active in the market over the last few years, leading it to become one of the best-selling air purifier manufacturers in the US.

I have tested many Levoit air purifiers, with only a few left to be tested, and can confirm that they produce high-quality and very competitive products. The Levoit Vista 200 is the successor to the popular LV-H132 model and is currently the only device in the Vista series.

Levoit Vista 200 placed at the small desk in my living room.
Levoit Vista 200 was placed on the small desk in my living room. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

After unboxing and touching the Vista 200 for the first time, I felt that it was a well-built, high-quality plastic air purifier.

In general, the Levoit Vista 200 is a compact air purifier designed for small rooms up to 161 sq. ft. (15 m²), similar to the Blueair 411, which I mentioned recently.

Due to its calming yellow night light, it’s ideal for bedrooms. It will also fit well in a small living room or office.

I like the fact that this air purifier uses a three-stage filtration system, which includes a True HEPA filter. Overall, the Levoit Vista 200 is quite an interesting air purifier, which is why I strongly suggest you take the time to read this review carefully.


A beautiful design helps you put the Levoit Vista 200 air purifier in any room without any decorative problems. White color with a black color on the top just fits everywhere. On the top are touch buttons, and I must admit that plastic is not of high quality.

The Vista 200’s design is identical to the Levoit Core 300’s. The holes for the air intake are almost the same. However, the Vista 200 air purifier is powered with an AC 12V adapter, a rarity on the air purifier market. Another advantage of using a universal adapter is that you can easily find a replacement in case the original one goes bad.

This image shows what the Vista 200 looks like.
This image shows what the Vista 200 looks like. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

In short, Levoit Vista 200 is designed as one cylinder which sucks air all around it, allowing airflow at 360 degrees. Most of the space inside is taken by the filter, which grants high effectiveness.

Touch Buttons

Touch is sensitive enough. You won’t have any trouble with it, and matte plastic just adds additional pleasure when pressing buttons.

All the operating buttons and indicators are placed at the top of the device.
All the operating buttons and indicators are placed at the top of the device. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

However, I did have some problems with the buttons. There is no sound when you click them, and that can sometimes cause confusion.

Fan Speed Indicator

Visually let you know at which speed the air purifier works.

Fan Speed Button

By pressing this button, you can control the speed of the air purification.

Sleep Mode Indicator and Button

You will see it light when sleep mode is on if you wish to turn it off press the button.

Timer Button

By pressing this button, you can control how long you want the air purifier to be on. You can choose from 2h, 4h, or 8h. After the time is up, the air purifier will automatically shut down.

Timer Indicators

On this little screen, you can see which timer setting is used.

On/Off Button

A simple button is located in the middle of the touch panel and is used to turn the air purifier on or off.

Night Light Button

Press this button to turn on the ambient light, which can calm you and help you get better sleep. If you don’t like it, you can simply turn it off by pressing the same button.

Check Filter Indicator

This indicator will light up when filters need to be replaced.

Display Off Button

If you are extremely sensitive to light and need complete darkness to fall asleep, you can press this button, and all lights on the touch panel will shut down.

Size and Dimensions

I put Levoit Vista 200 on the office desk so you can see how compact it is.
I put Levoit Vista 200 on the office desk so you can see how compact it is. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

Levoit Vista 200 air purifier is a small (7.9 x 7.9 x 12.91 inches) and mobile air purifier.

Because of its small size and lightweight (3.33 lb), you can place it on a table, nightstand, working table, or other small furniture. Thanks to matte plastic, it will not slip from your hands during transport.

Vista 200 needs to be at least 15 inches away from all walls and objects for the best airflow and high performance.

Accessories and Parts

When the mailman brings you the Levoit Vista 200 package, you should find 1x air purifier, 1x true HEPA filter installed inside the air purifier, a user manual, a quick start guide, and one AC power adapter.

Features Overview

As I already mentioned at the beginning of the review, the Vista 200 is the new product in Levoit’s product line.

Three Stage Filtration

I can say that the three-stage filtration system is proved to work, and Vista 200 uses that to its full advantage. It can remove 99.97% of airborne particles, including dust, pollen, pet hair, smoke, and VOCs.

Energy Efficient

The maximum power of the Levoit Vista 200 air purifier is 15W, which means that it saves energy. In other words, you can run it forever, and you won’t notice any changes in total power consumption.

You can’t use Vista 200 air purifier with a smart plug because this air purifier will not automatically turn itself on.

Sleep Mode and Night Light

In sleep mode, the air purifier works at the lowest speed and produces only 43.5 dBA. With this mode, even people who need a quiet room can enjoy breathing air during the whole night.

I put the Levoit Vista in my bedroom to show what the Night Light looks like when it is turned on.
I put the Levoit Vista in my bedroom to show what the Night Light looks like when it is turned on. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

With a night light, you can fall asleep easier if you enjoy calming light. However, if you need complete darkness, you can shut down all lights on the air purifier with just one button.

Ozone Free

Levoit Vista 200 air purifier can be used in California and is CARB certified. CARB certificate also means that this device is ozone-free.

Timer and Speed Settings

Levoit Vista 200 features both speed settings and timer settings. Both of these settings are standard air purifier settings, which are useful in some cases. However, if you don’t need timer settings, I can suggest taking a look at the Blueair 411 air purifier.


This air purifier comes with a one-year warranty, but you can extend it by two more years if you register it on Levoit’s warranty page.

Room Coverage & CADR

The Vista 200 is a tiny air purifier that fits any room under 161 sq. ft. I find it fits best in a small office, kids’ room, bedroom, or living room.

ConditionRequired minimum Air Changes per Hour (ACH)Suitable room sizeThe time it takes to clean the air in the room
Smoke or VOCs896 sq. ft. 8 min
AHAM standard (recommended for many conditions)4.8161 sq. ft. 13 min
Normal conditions2392 sq. ft.30 min

These calculations are based on the ideal conditions! So, please keep in mind that it is always better to use a bit larger air purifier.

What is the Vista 200 coverage compared to other Levoit air purifiers?

DeviceSuggested coverage (sq. ft.)
Levoit LV-PUR131up to 322 sq. ft.
Levoit Core 300up to 219 sq. ft.
Levoit LV-H132 up to 129 sq. ft.
Levoit LV-H128up to 161 sq. ft.
Levoit Vital 100up to 300 sq. ft.
Levoit LV-H126up to 161 sq. ft.

Filtration Technology

The filter is the core of every air purifier. In this case, I can say that Vista 200 has a strong core. It uses a powerful three-stage filtration system.

Levoit Vista 200 Replacement Filter

This 3-in-1 filter is so powerful, and in Levoit Vista 200 is the main reason why we have clean air.

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First Stage – Nylon Pre-Filter

This filter is made to hold large particles and not allow them to enter inside other parts of the filter. In this way, it is saving a True HEPA filter and makes it in good condition for a longer time. With this filter, dust, hair, pet fur, fibers, and lint are captured.

It is highly recommended to use a vacuum cleaner on a pre-filter. Also, you can use it on the interior, and by that process, make the air purifier effective and filters clean for a longer time.

Second Stage – True HEPA Filter

The true HEPA filter is an excellent filter that captures extremely small particles like mold spores, dust, germs, bacteria, pollen, dander, and mites. True HEPA needs to be replaced regularly, and that’s why I have a filter indicator on the touch panel.

Third Stage – High Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter

The third stage is all about smells and bad odors. With activated carbon, you can remove bad odors from cooking, bathroom smells, smoke, ammonia, and VOCs.

How To Replace Levoit Vista 200 Filter?

As soon as the filter indicator turns its red light on, you know that the air purifier needs filter replacement. In general, the filter needs to be replaced every 5 – 7 months. However, if you notice weird smells or noise, you can replace the filter sooner, even if the filter indicator is not on.

Total time: 10 minutes.

Many people complain about the check filter indicator going on after just one week of usage. If nothing is wrong with the filter and you know it is fresh, simply turn the indicator off.

Step 1

Before everything, you need to unplug the air purifier. After that, turn it upside down to remove the cover cap as well as filter cover.

Remove the cover cap as well as filter cover

Step 2

Now you see the filter, and you can take it out.

Now you see the filter, and you can take it out.

Step 3

Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the interior of the air purifier. Never use water or liquids for cleaning.

Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the interior of the air purifier. Never use water or liquids for cleaning.

Step 4

After everything is ready, take the new filter and place it inside. Put back cover and cap, and the air purifier is ready for work.

After everything is ready, take the new filter and place it inside.

Step 5

Before using it, it is highly recommended to reset the check filter indicator. You can do that by turning on an air purifier and holding the check filter indicator for 3 seconds. That method will turn off the light on the check filter indicator. However, if you change the filter before the check filter indicator gives you a signal and is turned off, you need to hold it for 3 seconds to turn it on, and after that, press it again and hold it for another 3 seconds to turn it off.

Reset the filter reset indicator

Noise Test

Vista 200 uses a weaker motor, and because of that, the noise pollution is smaller. As evident, the air purifier makes the loudest noise on the third speed. But you must understand that on the third speed, airflow is the highest. At a lower speed, the air purifier creates normal noise, which should not bother you. 

Levoit Vista 200 on a Desktop.
I placed the Levoit Vista 200 on the office desk. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

In sleep mode, noise is even more reduced because the air purifier works at the lowest speed possible. In this mode, you can dream in a second.

As always, I did my own noise tests on Vista 200. I used a measurement tool that uses the dBA scale, so my results are different from the official results. I must say that the recently tested PARTU BS-08 is making less noise as well as a higher airflow than Vista 200. Check out all the results for Vista 200 in the table below.

Speed Value (dBA)
Night Mode 43.5 dBA
Speed 1 47.4 dBA
Speed 2 52.2 dBA
Speed 3 56.9 dBA

Performance Tests

I used different rooms in my tests, and I will show you the most significant results.

The Levoit Vista 200 air purifier is less effective than I expected. I must admit that its performance is not great. I said that Vista 200 is the successor of LV-H132, but I must admit that LV-H132 has performed better in my tests.

Sometime after I published the Vista 200 review, Levoit released many new air purifiers, of which I would suggest checking the Levoit Vital 200S and a successor of the Core 300, the Levoit Core 300S air purifiers.

Levoit Vista 200 performance measured with a particle meter.
I used the Temtop laser particle meter to test this air purifier’s performance. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

Vista 200 is recommended for a room as large as 161 sq. ft. However, in such a room, airflow is only around 40, which is not good at all.

In all my tests, I used maximum speed, and all tests were done in real-life situations. I did not do any laboratory tests on the air purifier.

For best performance, keep doors and windows closed when the air purifier is working.

194 sq. ft. Room Test

This room is larger than the recommended one, and it is no surprise that Vista 200 did not impress us in this room. Still, the air purifier improved the air and made it good. In one hour, AQI dropped from 66 to 21. That is 68% air quality improvement. The result is not too great.

# Starting Baseline After 60min
PM 2.5 47.8 15.4
PM 10 67 21.6
Particles 69392 22483
AQI 66 21

120 sq. ft. Room Test

Now, I used Vista 200 in a room smaller than the recommended one. Still, even in the smaller room, I was not impressed. The motor is weak, and the airflow is low.

For the best results, I wouldn’t use it in rooms much larger than 100 sq. ft., even though it’s designed for 161 sq. ft. rooms.

Vista 200 in one hour managed to improve air from 88 to 23 AQI. That’s only a 74% improvement. If you follow my tests, you know that many other air purifiers can do a much better job.

My recommendation is to check other air purifiers, especially if you need an air purifier for a larger room. A weak motor and an external AC power adapter are not good choices for an air purifier.

# Starting Baseline After 60min
PM 2.5 65.5 17.3
PM 10 91.7 24.2
Particles 95007 25128
AQI 88 23

Operating Costs

Vista 200 is a minimal consumer. With a motor that uses a maximum of 15W, your power bill will be intact. It uses an AC power adapter, which means there is no adapter inside it.

Levoit Vista 200 Air Purifier - Operating Costs
The Vista 200 uses a low-power motor of just 15W. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

If you let this air purifier work for 24 hours a day for a whole month, you will spend less than $0.5$. In standby or night mode, this air purifier consumes even less energy.

Speed Power Usage (W)
Stand-by 0.2W
Night Mode 0.8W
Speed 1 1.4W
Speed 2 2.1W
Speed 3 2.7W

The highest operating cost is filter replacement. However, even with that cost, using Vista 200 is not a big expense.

FAQ About Levoit Vista 200

How long does the Levoit Vista filter last?

You should change Vista 200 filters Can I leave the Vista 200 air purifier on all the time?.

Can I leave the Vista 200 air purifier on all the time?

Yes, you can. But, I suggest turning it off when you feel the air is clean enough.

Are Vista 200 filters washable?

No, they aren’t, and you shouldn’t wash the filter in any circumstances.

Does Levoit Vista 200 produce ozone?

No, it doesn’t produce ozone.

Should I sleep with an air purifier on?

Yes, you could sleep with the air purifier on without any trouble. Also, you will enjoy the Levoit Vista 200 night light if you plan to use it in the bedroom.

How to clean Levoit Vista 200 filter?

The Vista 200 filters are not washable, but I would suggest cleaning the pre-filter with a vacuum at least once per month.

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