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Levoit Vista 200 Air Purifier – Review

Levoit is very active lately on the market, and we see new models coming out regularly. Levoit Vista 200 is a successor of the popular Levoit LV-H132. In the following review, we will see if Vista 200 is a consistent successor.

Levoit Vista 200 Air Purifier Review

For a start, we can say that Vista 200 is made from matte plastic, and that design is well done. Yellow ambient light gives an additional glance to the air purifier.

Levoit Vista 200 Air Purifier Review

Levoit Vista 200 is a small air purifier made for home free from allergies and pet hair. However, the quiet filtration system allows you to use this fantastic air purifier even in the bedroom at night time.

Three in one HEPA system is one of the standards and well-popular filtration systems that do the job.

The cool night light will allow you to get a good night’s sleep with a dense and calm ambient light. However, if you are sensitive to light, you can shut it down.

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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 inch
Filters Pre-filter, H13 True HEPA Filter and Activated Carbon Filter
Return 30 days via Amazon.com. Varies by retailer
Warranty 1 year (+1 additional year)
User manual PDF

Design

A beautiful design helps you put this air purifier in any room without any decorative problems. White color with a black color on the top just fits everywhere. On the top is a touch screen, 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 identical. However, this 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.

Levoit Vista 200 Review

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 and effective. You won’t have any trouble with it, and matte plastic just adds additional pleasure when pressing buttons. However, I did have some problems with the buttons.

Levoit Vista 200 Touch 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 that 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 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 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

Levoit Vista 200 air purifier is small (7.9 x 7.9 x 12.91 inches) and mobile air purifier. Because of such small size and lightweight (4.94lb), 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 the 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 one air purifier, one 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 we have done; we went in more detail in the video. You can also see other tests we did as well some additional information that is not posted here. Remember to subscribe and like the video if you find it useful.

Features

As we already mentioned at the start Vista 200 is the new product on Levoit’s product line.

Three Stage Filtration

We can say that the three-stage filtration system is proved to work, and Vista 200 uses that at 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 this 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 this 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 26dB. With this mode, even people who need a quiet room can enjoy breathing air during the whole night.

Levoit Vista 200 Night Mode

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

This 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 need it.

Filter

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

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, we are saving a True HEPA filter and making it clean 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 we 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.

Levoit Vista 200 Replacement Filter

Three in one filter is used in many air purifiers, and in Levoit Vista 200 is the main reason why we have clean air.

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Replacing the 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.

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.

How to Replace Filter

  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.
  2. Now you see the filter, and you can take it out.
  3. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the interior of the air purifier. Never use water or liquids for cleaning.
  4. After everything is ready, take the new filter and place it inside.
  5. Put back cover and cap, and the air purifier is ready for work.
  6. 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.

Noise

Vista 200 uses a weaker engine, 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 third-speed airflow is greatest also. At lower speed, the air purifier creates normal noise, which should not bother you. 

Levoit Vista 200 Desktop

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, we did our own noise tests on Vista 200. We used a measurement tool that uses the dBa scale, so our results are different from the official results. We must say that 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)
Speed 1 47.4 dBA
Speed 2 52.2 dBA
Speed 3 56.9 dBA
Night Mode 43.5 dBA

Performance

We used different rooms in our tests, and we will show you the most significant results. This small air purifier is less effective than I expected. I must admit that the performance of Levoit Vista 200 air purifier is not great. We said that Vista 200 is the successor of LV-H132, but I must admit that LV-H132 has greater performance.

Levoit Vista 200 Performance

Vista 200 is recommended for the room as large as 161 square feet; however, in such a room, airflow is only around 40, which is not good at all. In all our tests, we used maximum speed, and all tests are done in real-life situations. We 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 Square Feet Room

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 104 to 41. That is 61% air quality improvement. For another 30 minutes of work, AQI falls on 24. Not great, but it is an improvement.

# Starting Baseline After 60min
PM 2.5 78.9 30.4
PM 10 110.5 42.6
Particles 114497 44131
AQI 104 41

120 Square Feet Room

Now we used the air purifier in a room smaller than the recommended one. Still, even in the smaller room, we were not impressed. The engine 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 22 AQI. That’s only a 60% improvement. If you follow our 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. Weak engine and external AC power adapter are a terrible choice 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 22

Operating Cost

Vista 200 is a minimal consumer. With an engine that uses a maximum 15W, your power bill will be intact. It uses an AC power adapter, which means there is no adapter inside it. 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)
Speed 1 1.4W
Speed 2 2.1W
Speed 3 2.7W
Stand-by 0.2W
Night Mode 0.8W

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

PROS AND CONS

To revise, here are 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

Cons

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

Summary

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, this air purifier did not do well in our 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.

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