Not long after the release of the new Levoit Vista 200, Levoit has released the Levoit Core 300 as another strike directly to the budget segment, where they are owning the largest market share. We’re proud to be the first reviewer to make a thorough review for the Levoit Core 300, which we believe soon it will be the best air purifier for under $100, thanks to its high performance and beautiful design. In this Levoit Core 300 Review, let’s see why we can be confident to say that.
Updated: The Levoit Core 300S is finally out, and it holds the same power as our today Levoit Core 300, but with a bunch of new smart features. Also, you can check the Levoit Core 200S if you want a smaller but smarter version of this Core 300, or the Levoit Core 400S for bigger room coverage.
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- Highest fan power for under $100
- High-quality air filter customization
- Very quiet operation
- Sleek design
- No Smart Sensor
- Higher power consumption than smart version
Today, Levoit could be the most popular air purifier brand not only in the North America market, but also globally. With perfect customer service and rapid innovation in making air purifiers, Levoit will stay in the top position for more. The Levoit Core 300 is expected to be the revolution in the under $100 budget segment, with unrivaled strength and sleek design. Are you excited? Let’s read our today Levoit Core 300 Review.
Levoit Core 300 Price
The Levoit Core 300 has a few surprises behind its stunning beautiful body, unblemished by the most favorite compact 360° cylindrical design. It hides the best fan power you can get at the moment for any air purifiers under $100 mark, while showing a brand new customized all-in-one air filter.
Even if it doesn’t have the add-on filtration technology like Winix P150 or GermGuardian AC4825, the Levoit Core 300 has the powerful certified True HEPA filter that can outplay most of other budget models. To be clear, this air purifier can guarantee the ozone-free environment for everyone, because there is no UV light or ion available. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), high level of ozone can cause asthma attack and some respiratory symptoms.
The Levoit Core 300 is ready to be the best budget air purifier, and I doubt if any air purifier brand can claim the throne of Levoit in this segment. In sum, Levoit has done it again. With the price of only $99, Levoit Core 300 is just only $10 more expensive than the previous Levoit Vista 200 and Levoit LV-H132.
What do you get from the Levoit Core 300 in exchange for the extra cost? Apart from the old design, I believe we gain everything we could expect from a powerful air purifier. In fact, the Levoit Core 300 holds the same fan power as the $179 Levoit LV-PUR131. The second-gen all-in-one air filter has also been improved to help you choose the best solution for your air quality problem.
As the new model, Levoit Core 300 gathers hype better than any old competitors of the past, like VEVA 8000 Elite Pro, GermGuardian AC5000 or PureZone. It raises the bar for any budget air purifiers in almost every sections possible.
In Breathe Quality, we are proud to give you the most available deal of any air purifier, and I bet the Levoit Core 300 will soon be the hot topic in near future.
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Levoit Core 300 Design and Size
Since the Levoit Vista 200, or even longer ago – the Levoit LV-H133, this American brand has shaped the most attractive design for an air purifier. Actually, the Levoit Core 300 design is almost everything you want right now. It just looks like an ever-so-slightly taller version of the previous model, which was only released 3 months ago.
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So to say, we have the same cylindrical design concept, same smooth flowing curves, and same 360° air intake grill, which is only available in high-end air purifiers. It’s hard not to like having a compact and sleek air purifier beside, especially when it gives us a feeling of more solid build than the previous Vista 200.
The glossy white is the main color of the Levoit Core 300, which has good finishing and can creates a rainbow effect as light bounces off its surface. It seems Levoit finally decided to stick with the pure white color option, rather than investing in adding other color options like the previous LV-H132.
Time to praise the compact design of Levoit Core 300, because it is nearly the same as the predecessor. With the height of 14 inches, you can put the Levoit Core 300 tabletop or in the shelf. Personally, I prefer the Vista 200 because of its elegance, but the bold design of Levoit Core 300 somehow indicates exactly its power.
The top control panel of Levoit Core 300 remains the same as the Vista 200, only with an addition of the 6-hour timer indicator. The air outlet is, again, very stylish with new design.
Our today Levoit Core 300 weighs 7.5 lbs, doubling the size of the Vista 200. It is still lightweight enough for you to bring anywhere in your home.
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Levoit Core 300 Filters
Normally, we will check the quality of the air filters, the number of air filters, as well as the air filter types in the system to decide the performance of this device. Well, the Levoit Core 300 has the same 3-stage air cleaning system like the Vista 200.
- Pre-filter – This nylon pre-filter is able to capture large particles such as dust, lint, fibers, hair, and pet fur. You need to clean by vacuum this filter regularly because it is only effective for a short time.
- True HEPA filter – Levoit Core 300 uses a True HEPA Filter to reduce 99.97% of as small as 0.3 microns allergens, virus particles, pollen, and bacteria particles.
- Activated Carbon Filter – This Activated Carbon filter tackles smoke and odors from the kitchen, your pets, or even the outdoors.
The all-in-one air filter of Levoit Core 300 has improved with the airtight sealing strip, to ensure that contaminants will remain inside the air purifier. This seal is necessary to guarantee the stability of the air purifier, so the air purifier can capture up to 99.97% of any particles down to 0.3 microns.
Moreover, Levoit Core 300 gives you the customized options, so apart from the standard air filter, you can choose these new three other options: Pet Allergy, Toxin Absorber and Mold & Bacteria. The Pet Allergy offers higher-grade granular carbon filter to improve the adsorption of pet and cooking odor, while Toxin Absorber can even remove the chemicals, gases and formaldehyde. Finally, the Mold & Bacteria filter has a new layer of anti-microbial treatment, to prevent the growth of mold spores and bacteria. These customized air filters remind me of the Rabbit Air MinusA2, which is also the best air purifier at the time of writing.
Like other brothers of this device, I made a thorough test for the Levoit Core 300, in a room of 150 square feet and after 1 hour. To help you compare with other air purifiers in the same price range, I also tested the VEVA 8000 Elite Pro, Biota Bot MM108 and AeraMax 100. The result, our Levoit Core 300 was the top performer with high efficiency of 99.9% for trapping any particles as small as 0.3 microns. The Biota Bot MM108 only reached 99.7%, and the Whirlpool WPT60 was down to 99.5%.
We will have the new air filter – Core 300-RF, which is unavailable in the Levoit web store, and you can only buy the filter replacement on Amazon. Make sure to change the filter every 6 – 8 months for optimal performance.
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Levoit Core 300 Room Coverage
With the Advanced cyclone technology, the Levoit Core 300 is expected to have a much better fan power than the predecessor. And, for the first time, this company doesn’t try to suggest such large room coverage as the selling point. Instead, they only recommend to use the Levoit Core 300 in a room of 215 square feet, which is clearly not the large room.
The ACH of Levoit Core 300 is 5X. New technology of fan power proves its strength, and the Levoit Core 300 can exchange the air every 12 minutes – the best ACH rating in all Levoit models.
The CADR of Levoit Core 300 is 140 Dust/ 145 Smoke/ 141 Pollen (cfm). Though the suggested room size is smaller than the LV-PUR131, actually the Levoit Core 300 holds the same high fan power as the console air purifier, and because it is the first to be verified by AHAM, you can fully trust in its performance.
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Levoit Core 300 Sound
It is clearly that Levoit Core 300 is a bedroom-centric air purifier, and you will expect it not to disturb your dream, right?
But surprisingly, with a better fan power, the AC capacitor motor of Levoit Core 300 doesn’t produce much noise. Of course, it is not as good as the modern DC motor, but the noise level of 24 decibels is really impressive. At the lowest setting, you can’t hear anything from this air purifier, because the Levoit Core 300 is even quieter than the Vista 200.
Levoit called this silent operation Bionic Damping technology, which is applied to withstand the ambient vibrations of mechanical fan, thus reduces the noise level. This technology is available in lots of products, and I must admit it is really amazing. The highest noise level of Levoit Core 300 is measured to be only 50 decibels (db), the same as the noise level of air conditioner at 100 feet. You will hear sound, but it is too low to disturb you.
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Levoit Core 300 Power Consumption
An air purifier is designed to run for a long time to be more efficient, making the high-priority question in Breathe Quality is: “Do air purifiers use a lot of energy?” To know the answer, we will need to check the power consumption of this air purifier.
With the AC capacitor motor, Levoit Core 300 will be more powerful, but it will consume more energy than a typical DC motor. I don’t want to daze you with the technician theory, so you only need to know the rated power of Levoit Core 300 is around 45 watts, and the standby power is less than 0.8 watts. It is truly great for an air purifier with Energy Star rating for being energy efficient.
So to say, the Levoit Core 300 is still an air purifier to help you save energy. If you run this air purifier 8 hours each day, you only need to pay $16 per year.
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Levoit Core 300 Additional Features
Levoit is truly a company involving customer-orientation. You require new features, and they will offer them in the future models. The Vista 200 added a better Sleep Mode than the popular LV-H132, so you can turn off the LED display light to improve the sleep. Again, we will have this feature in this Levoit Core 300.
Moreover, you have a Display Lock to help prevent current settings from being changed in this air purifier. The basic Timer is better, with an addition of 6-hour OFF setting.
Finally, you will have a LED indicator for filter replacement. There is no Smart Sensor like the LV-PUR131, and if you are in need of more smart features, you must choose the Levoit Core 400S instead.
Levoit Core 300 Customer Service
Levoit is a brand that strongly focuses on their customers and community. If you purchase one product from them, they will give all you need to set up and operate it. The negative reviews of bad customer service are nearly non-existent.
There is only one thing, they give an only basic 1-year warranty. To get one another warranty, you need to have some free register. It is easy, and everyone is willing to sign more for another year of warranty. Moreover, you will get a community rewards, which is like loyalty points for your next purchase.
You can contact Levoit freely from Monday to Friday, via phone at 888-726-8520, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Levoit Core 300 is the best air purifier I’ve tested in sub-$100 range, especially when it is certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to be 100% ozone-free. Not only is it beautiful and compact, it is truly the only solution you need for your bedroom.
If you want an air purifier with high performance fan power, and even customized air filter from the top-tier machines, but you don’t want to pay a lot, then the Levoit Core 300 is the perfect solution for you.
Overall the best seller of Levoit this year.