The Levoit Vista 200 may make a big impact in the affordable air purifier market with its remarkably low price, but you won’t know if it’s worth the money until you get to our Levoit Vista 200 Review. Well, considering the undeniable favor for the Levoit LV-H132, we will have high expectation for this new kid on the block.
Update: Finally say hello to the Levoit Core 300 and Levoit Core 200S, which are the direct upgrades from our today Levoit Vista 200. The Levoit Core 300 has an unrivaled power and we should be ready to see it as the best budget air purifier for sub-$100 range. Also, the new Levoit LV-H128 should be considered if you’re very tight on budget.
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- Low price
- Great performance
- Sleek and compact design
- Quiet operation
- Still no Smart Sensor
- Low CADR rating
Levoit, the air purifier brand of Etekcity Group, is spreading globally. Their success is based on the strength of rapid design, innovation and product development. The Levoit Vista 200 is the new appearance for the very well-known Levoit LV-H132, which is currently the Amazon’s Best Seller for air purifier in 2021. And that’s why you should read the latest Levoit Vista 200 Review to see why this air purifier is the perfect compact air purifier model at the moment.
Levoit Vista 200 Price
If there’s one thing clear about Levoit’s strategy, it’s that the company is going aggressive to reclaim market share. The Levoit LV-H134 showcased that Levoit knew how to reach the mid-range level, but the brand doesn’t forget to focus on the low-range things, like the Levoit LV-H128. We always know how Levoit make a great budget air purifier if they set their mind to the task, and it is now going on the offensive once again with the Levoit Vista 200.
In the first months of this year, Levoit was aimed at the value flagship space — with the devices sitting one tier below the high-end air purifiers like Rabbit Air MinusA2 or Austin Air HealthMate. And when the new Levoit LV-H135 is not coming out, the Levoit Vista 200 is now the center of spotlight for a great replacement to the starting-to-be-old Levoit LV-H132.
This Levoit Vista 200 is also the embodiment of a great budget air purifier: it has a sleek design with the impressive white color to be fond of. Strategy aside, the newly announced Levoit Vista 200 continues the huge innovation for the company especially in terms of design. And if you are bored with the old shape of the most popular air purifier, why not take a new refresh with this air purifier?
Levoit has anchored the new Levoit Vista 200 price at the same point as the old Levoit LV-H132. Today, you can buy this air purifier for only $89, which is $20 less than the launching price tag of the old LV-H132. It is a great move, and the Levoit Vista 200 has received 52 total reviews (rated 4.5/5) in just only one month since the release. Not bad, huh?
In addition, I’ve seen a great reduction on price for the Levoit Vista 200. It can now be found for only $68, which is even cheaper than a LV-H132. It is too good to be true for a newer model. The deal isn’t usually here, so grab it as soon as possible.
So to say, we still have the same old competitors for this Levoit Vista 200, like the Blue Pure 411 or GermGuardian AC4825. However, in a modern day, we should notice the new SilverOnyx 3-in-1 or the Smart AeraMax 100 much more, as they could be the most pick in the near future.
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Levoit Vista 200 Design and Size
If there’s one area where Levoit improved the most to compete with others, it’s the design. And from the well popularity of their air purifiers, it is safe to say the attractive design is the best selling point of this company.
The Levoit Vista 200 in particular looks stunning thanks to a full white-color finishing that creates a rainbow effect as light bounces off its surface. Another highlight of this design language is smooth flowing curves, the cylinder shape and the corners are rounded in an attractive way. Many people will think of the Levoit Vista 200 as a strong resemblance to the popular LV-H132, with the 360° air intake grill at the bottom, and a large air outlet on top. Clearly the bottom-to-top air flow system concept is still the most suitable for a cylinder-shape air purifier like Levoit Vista 200.
The main attraction of the Levoit Vista 200 is its compact size, with only 13 inches in height. Put it aside the old LV-H132 and you can see the new one is even shorter. With that size, the Levoit Vista 200 is elegant and beautiful to see and use.
You will have a new style for both the air outlet and the control panel. It resembles much like the LV-H133, with the OFF button at the center of the circular display panel.
As far as comfort goes, the Levoit Vista 200 is quite easy to use and doesn’t feel too heavy at all. With only 3.3 lbs in weight, this is the lightest air purifier of this brand. Remember that the LV-H126 is even 4.8 lbs, just so you know.
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Levoit Vista 200 Filters
We always check the quantity and quality of the air filters, as well as the air filter types are used to decide the performance of the air purifier. Levoit Vista 200 has a 3-stage air cleaning system as below.
- 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 Vista 200 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.
This is the first time Levoit removes completely the fine preliminary filter, but for no good reason. Instead, the Levoit Vista 200 just uses its air grill and somehow a layer of nylon material as the first stage of air filtration, and no matter how small the holes are, they are insufficient to keep the particles inside.
Likewise, the Levoit Vista 200 will use the all-in-one air filter, but with a much smaller size than its brother. The efficiency, however, is stated to be as high as 99.97%.
Again, I need a test to check the real-world efficiency of this Levoit Vista 200, and that’s why I uses the same testing conditions like the old Levoit LV-H132, in a room of 100 square feet and under 1 hour. Meanwhile, I also used the new Whirlpool WPT60, Blue Pure 411 and AeraMax 100 to give you a full comparison with this new air purifier. The Whirlpool WPT60 was still the best performer with the highest efficiency, while the Levoit Vista 200 can only clean 99.7% of all particles down to 0.3 microns. The Blue Pure 411 was the lowest score, with only 99.5%.
The new air filter – Vista 200-RF is currently unavailable in the official website of Levoit, and you can only buy the replacement from Amazon. It is just only $15 for one set, which is easily one of the most affordable filter replacement at the moment. You should replace the air filter after 6 to 8 months of use.
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Levoit Vista 200 Room Coverage
Levoit is heavily promoting the extra large room coverage as their selling point. Even for a compact air purifier like Levoit Vista 200, it is able to deal with a room of 170 square feet. However, you really need to check other specs as well to decide the actual fan power of this air purifier.
The ACH of Levoit Vista 200 is 2X. It can clean your room every 30 minutes.
The CADR of Levoit Vista 200 is 50 cfm in general. The Levoit Vista 200 remains the same fan power as the old Levoit LV-H132, so it takes you the same duration of time to clean your room. The best advice is to use this air purifier as near you as possible.
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Levoit Vista 200 Sound
As a bedroom air purifier, Levoit Vista 200 can get very silent to avoid interrupting your sleep. It is once featured in the LV-H132, so we can expect the same silent operation in this air purifier.
With only 3 fan speeds, the Levoit Vista 200 keeps the minimum noise level to only 26 decibels (db), which is even quieter than the LV-H132, as well as the noise level of the whisper. For personal use, you can’t hear any sound from this air purifier at the lowest setting.
Even when you run it on highest speed, this air purifier just reaches the threshold of 52 decibels, somehow is just like the noise level of normal conversation at home or office. Moreover, it is just one kind of white noise, which can help you improve your sleep.
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Levoit Vista 200 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.
This is another strong field of the Levoit Vista 200, as it only needs 0.5 watts for the power button. Thanks to an advanced brushless motor, the air purifier consumes as little as 0.9 watts of electricity, and the maximum rated power is only 15 watts.
For running a Levoit Vista 200 8 hours per day, you only need to pay $5 each year.
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Levoit Vista 200 Additional Features
As the new version of old Levoit LV-H132, Levoit Vista 200 doesn’t care much for the additional features. Yeah, you still have the great Night Light function, which has two brightness levels to promote a perfect night of sleep. The Levoit Vista 200 is a great item for a side table.
Other than that, you only have the Timer setting and LED indicator for filter replacement. That’s all for a basic compact air purifier at home, and if you still demand more additional features, you should turn to the Levoit LV-PUR131S or Levoit Core 400S, which are perfect air purifiers with many smart features.
Levoit Vista 200 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.
If you once fell in love with the Levoit LV-H132, you will love the Levoit Vista 200 for sure. It is easily the best budget air purifier at the moment, presenting a certified True HEPA filter and no ozone emission for the price. This air purifier is also more beautiful than the predecessor, but it is mostly my personal opinion.
A great new budget air purifier of Levoit, could it be the best in 2021?