Levoit Vista 200 Air Purifier Review – Small, Affordable, Effective

Levoit is being very active lately on the market. As I have tested many of their products, I can confirm that they produce high-quality air purifiers. Levoit Vista 200 is a successor of the popular Levoit LV-H132. In the following review, I will show you if Vista 200 is a consistent successor, how good is it, and would I suggest buying it.

After unboxing the Vista 200 and touching it for the first time, I have gotten a feeling that this is a high-quality air purifier, made of matte plastic, which exudes a modern design, and is a device worth considering as a good buying option.

Levoit Vista 200 placed at the small desk in my living room.
Levoit Vista 200 placed at the small desk in my living room.

In essence, the Levoit Vista 200 is a tiny air purifier, intended for small rooms up to 161 sq. ft. The general purpose of this device is to help capture allergies, dust, and similar particles.

It will ideally fit into the bedroom due to the calming yellow night light. It could also fit well in a small living room or small office.

I like the fact that this air purifier uses a three-stage filtration system, which includes a True HEPA filter as a filtration stage. All in all, this is one quite interesting air purifier from the Levoit, which is why I suggest reading the Vista 200 review to the end and seeing whether it suits your needs.

  • The Vista 200 is a small air purifier that covers rooms up to 161 sq. ft.
  • The three-stage filtration system is the main part of filtration on this air purifier.
  • The Levoit Vista 200 didn’t make an outstanding performance in my tests, but it is affordable and easy to maintain.
  • It has plenty of options such as a timer, night light, dimmer, filter reset indicator, and a sleep mode.
  • This air purifier comes with a 2-year warranty.

Levoit Vista 200 Specifications

Below is a complete list of important specifications and features included on the Levoit Vista 200 Air Purifier:

Manufacturer Levoit
Model Vista 200
Dimensions 7.9 x 7.9 x 12.91 inches
Filters Pre-filter, H13 True HEPA Filter, and Activated Carbon Filter
Filter Longevity 5-7 months
Coverage 161 sq. ft.
Number of Fan Speeds 4 – Speed 1, Speed 2, Speed 3, and Sleep Mode
Power Consumption 15W
Warranty 2-year
User manual PDF

Levoit Vista 200 Design

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 design of Vista 200 is identical to Levoit Core 300. Holes for air intake are almost the same. However, 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 for it in case something goes bad with the original one.

This image shows what the Vista 200 looks like.
This image shows what the Vista 200 looks like.

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.

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

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 for turning the air purifier on or off.

Night Light Button

You can 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

In case you are extremely sensitive to light and need the complete dark 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.

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

Because of such 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.

Levoit Vista 200 Air Purifier Video Review

In the following video, you can see more info about Levoit Vista 200. You can view all the tests I have done; I went into more detail in the video. You can also see other tests I did as well as some additional information that is not posted here. Remember to subscribe and like the video if you find it useful.

Features

As I already mentioned at the start Vista 200 is the new product on 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.

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 Blueair 411 air purifier.

Warranty

You will get a one-year warranty on the product, but you can get an additional two years if you register your product on Levoit’s warranty page.

Levoit Vista 200 Coverage

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

Levoit Vista 200 Filtration

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.

View Filter Price On Amazon

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 greatest. At a lower speed, the air purifier creates normal noise, which should not bother you. 

Levoit Vista 200 on a Desktop.
The Vista 200 on the office desk.

In the sleep mode, noise is even more reduced because the air purifier is working 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 but 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 the performance of the Vista 200 is not great. I said that Vista 200 is the successor of LV-H132, but I must admit that LV-H132 has greater performance.

Levoit Vista 200 performance measured with a particle meter.
Levoit Vista 200 performance measured with a particle meter.

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 are 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 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 airflow is small.

For best results, use it in a room smaller than 100 square feet.

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 an 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

If you let this air purifier at work for 24h for a whole month, you will spend less than 0.5$. On-standby or sleep mode, this air purifier is consuming 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. But even with that cost, using Vista 200 is not a big expense.

FAQ

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 felt 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.

PROS AND CONS

To revise, here are the advantages and disadvantages of Vista 200:

Pros

  • Sleep Mode Additionally Lowers Noise
  • Lightweight
  • Designed for Bedroom
  • Advanced Features
  • Simple to Use
  • Useful Against Pollen and Allergies
  • Night Light
  • Replacement Filters Price

Cons

  • Not Efficient Enough
  • Low Filter Lifespan
  • Weak Motor and Airflow

Final Thoughts

Vista 200 is a small device that uses low energy to operate. It is useful in very small rooms, rooms that are smaller than 100 square feet. I know the manufacturer recommends a room as large as 161 square feet, but in such a room, Levoit Vista 200 air purifier did not do well in my tests.

Vista 200 is beautifully designed and has many advanced features, but if you need a high-performance air purifier, then I can recommend Levoit Core 300. It cost a little bit more than Vista 200, but you will have a much better device.

8.6

SCORE

Review Breakdown

Performance

6.0

Noise

9.4

Operating cost

9.4

Value for money

8.2

Ease of use

9.8

Update Log

February 17, 2022 – Improved the article with new data and new analysis. Additionally, I rechecked the typos and facts in the review.

August 18, 2021 – Added some new images of the Levoit Vista 200 air purifier.

February 11, 2020 – I updated the article with fresh info. Besides, I improved the specifications table, added replacing filter explanation, and added ratings.

August 21, 2020 – Levoit Vista 200 Video Review – Embed from Air Purifier First YT Channel. Besides that, the performance tests were updated.

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