The most affordable member of Levoit family – Levoit LV-H128 shows affordable air purifiers can be just as tempting as their premium siblings. As one of the rare new air purifiers last year, the Levoit LV-H128 gets attention from us quickly, and we’re happy to write the first Levoit LV-H128 Review for any air purifier enthusiasts.
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- Premium design and simple control
- Feels good in bedroom
- Works with essential oils
- Very quiet operation
- Affordable price
- Lacks of CARB certification
Levoit is a rare air purifier manufacture that is able to release new products in 2020, a year of convincingly most disastrous event up until now. The Levoit LV-H128 isn’t a big product, but it is undoubtedly the best compact air purifier this company has ever made. Okay, it’s time for our in-depth Levoit LV-H128 Review.
Levoit LV-H128 Price
The Levoit LV-H128, however, is a complete new product, and it is quite contrary to the new color trending for old air purifiers in 2021. Yes, as a new product, specifically the upgrade for the 2-year-old Levoit LV-H126, this air purifier is also the most budget option in Levoit family.
Perhaps Levoit is focusing mainly in the low-range segment, after their continuous success of Levoit LV-H132 and Levoit Core 300. Guess we will see more of the competition with a budget around $100 more often than what we had with Levoit LV-H133 or LV-H134, and as you can see, the Levoit Core 200S happened.
Well, as the most affordable option, the Levoit LV-H128 doesn’t have the top fan power, big HEPA filter or the best air cleaning system we’ve seen, but its low price, easy-to-use operating control and great bedroom-feel make it a worthy purchase. If you’re looking for a cheap air purifying option then it’s one worth considering.
So, the Levoit LV-H128 is found officially at $49, which is at least $40 lower than the original Levoit LV-H132. For an air purifier with guaranteed same performance, the deal is really good.
Not many air purifiers are worth mentioning as the competitor of the Levoit LV-H128, even if you count the old GermGuardian AC4150 or the new Elechomes EPI081. In my opinion, either air purifier aren’t far less sleek than our today unit.
So, I believe this Levoit LV-H128 will soon be another “best seller” air purifier on the lowest-range market.
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Levoit LV-H128 Design and Size
Talking of design, the Levoit LV-H128 looks very different from any previous Levoit air purifiers. In fact, it looks very much like your run-of-the-mill common air purifiers in the same segment: same rectangular shape, parallel grills from both sides and only one touch button to operate.
Well, the Levoit LV-H128 may take more space than other air purifiers using cylindrical shape, but at 6.7 inches in width and depth, it is smaller than even the Levoit Vista 200. At 10.4 inches in height, the Levoit LV-H128 is the most compact air purifier you can have from Levoit.
This makes it great for users who aren’t in the market for a larger and pricier air purifier, and the Levoit LV-H128 is easily one of the best air purifiers for bedroom, thanks to its sophisticated design and superb performance.
Levoit LV-H128 has an unique ‘fragrance design’, which is involving its aroma pad. It is easy to remove the pad cap and add essential oils to reinvigorate your room, according to Levoit.
The new Levoit air purifier is painted with the ivory white color, which is the main color option of the most successful Levoit Core 300. I am looking for the obvious premium black option of this air purifier, but perhaps I need to wait for at least one year later.
For the air flow system concept, the Levoit LV-H128 still uses the similar bottom-to-top direction. It has double air intake grills from both sides, to maximize the performance of the dual air filter sets. Filter are easy to change, like the rest of Levoit members.
At 3.3 lbs, the Levoit LV-H128 is well to be the most lightweight air purifier in the whole Levoit family. You can grab it and use it anywhere you want.
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Levoit LV-H128 Filters
Levoit is loyal with their making of only air purifiers with 100% ozone-free, and the Levoit LV-H128 is not an exception. Below is the 3-stage air filtration system of the device.
- Pre-filter – This fine preliminary filter is able to capture more large particles such as dust, pet hair, and loose fur.
- True HEPA filter – Levoit LV-H128 uses a True HEPA Filter to reduce 99.97% of as small as 0.3 microns allergens, pet dander, virus particles, pollen, and bacteria particles.
- Activated Carbon Filter – This Activated Carbon filter tackles smoke and unpleasant odors from the kitchen, your pets, or even the outdoors.
For an air purifier at $49, it is really special for the Levoit LV-H128 to have dual filter. It will maximize the fan power, as well as clean more polluted air than other competitors.
Its performance is indeed better than the previous Levoit LV-H126, as it can clean 99.5% of all particles down to 0.3 microns, in just 1 hour. Also, the air purifier is matching the performance of a more expensive sibling – Levoit LV-H132.
The best part? The new air filter LV-H128-RF costs only $19 for dual filter, and it still can last for 6-8 month, which is really affordable, and easily obtainable through our deal.
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Levoit LV-H128 Room Coverage
The room coverage of this Levoit LV-H128 is definitely suitable for small rooms, and the manufacturer suggests to run this device in only 161 square feet.
The ACH of Levoit LV-H128 is 2X. If you use the air purifier in a smaller room, the air changes per hour will increase.
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Levoit LV-H128 Sound
Levoit LV-H128 is certainly the best budget bedroom air purifier you can get for your home. Its sleep mode has a sound level of only 24 decibels (db), meaning it’s just like the rustling leaves, and basically you can’t notice any sound.
If you plan to get one Levoit LV-H128 for your small bedroom (under 160 square feet), you don’t need to hesitate anymore.
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Levoit LV-H128 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.
The Levoit LV-H128 has a very small power consumption of just 28 watts on average. Perhaps, this will be the new Levoit air purifier to be certified as Energy Star, after the Core 300.
If you run this air purifier 8 hours each day, you only need to pay $10 per year.
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Levoit LV-H128 Additional Features
Besides the golden feature for aromatherapy, what could we expect for the Levoit LV-H128’s additional features?
Well, this budget air purifier is certainly not the best modern device with voice control or Smart Sensor, but it does provide necessary things like a LED indicator for filter replacement, as well as a Light Dimmer option. It is really good for an air purifier for bedroom. In fact, who will need additional features when they’re sleeping?
Levoit LV-H128 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 email@example.com.
The Levoit LV-H128 is wonderful, yes, but you only buy it if you’re looking for an affordable air purifier using in small rooms. If you need an air purifier for your whole home, I recommend you to check other expensive devices.
Get it if you’re extremely tight on budget, and you want an air purifier for your bedroom.