Levoit Core 300 vs LV-H132

In this Levoit Core 300 vs LV-H132 review, we will compare two of the most popular air purifiers from the fast-growing American brand for small home appliances.

Is one of the best-selling devices on the market, the Levoit Air Purifier Core 300, also the right fit for your home? Or is the older Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132 the better choice when it comes to value for money?

This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Levoit Core 300

Levoit Air Purifier Core 300, White

Levoit LV-H132

Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132, White

Coverage Area

Up to 20 m²

Up to 12 m²

CADR (Particles)

240 m³/h

68 m³/h

CADR (Formaldehyde)

?

?

Working Noise

24 – 50 dB

25 – 50 dB

PM 2.5 Sensor

No

No

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Comparison: Levoit Core 300 vs LV-H132 – What are the Differences?

Coverage Area & Efficiency

While both air purifiers are designed for rather small rooms, the Core 300 does have a higher coverage area of 20 m² (219 ft²) compared to 12 m² (129 ft²) for the LV-H132. In addition, it is also the more efficient device of the two.

The recommendations are based on five air changes per hour (ACH) in a room with a ceiling height of 2.4 m (8 ft) for the Core 300 but only four ACH for the LV-H132, meaning the Core 300 takes less time to purify a larger room.

Winner: Core 300

Up to 20 m²

Up to 12 m²

Clean Air Delivery Rate

The Core 300 and the LV-H132 use a 3-stage filtration system. After a pre-filter takes care of large particles such as dust, hair, and pet fur, a True HEPA filter captures at least 99.97% of particles and allergens as small as 0.003 µm.

Lastly, a layer of activated carbon filters compounds including formaldehyde and VOCs and absorbs smoke, odors, and fumes. The Core 300 is able to purify 240 m³/h (141 CFM) of air this way, significantly more than the LV-H132 with its CADR of 68 m³/h (40 CFM).

Winner: Core 300

240 m³/h (Particles)

68 m³/h (Particles)

Video Comparison of the Levoit Air Purifiers Core 300 and LV-H132

Working Noise

When it comes to the noise level, both devices are almost identical. At just 24 and 25 decibels (dB), respectively, you can leave the Core 300 and LV-H132 running at night and won’t need to worry about losing any sleep because of it.

Even when set to full speed, the two air purifiers get no louder than 50 dB. There are three different speed settings in total. With the Core 300, you also have the option to set a timer before you go to sleep and thereby prevent any noise at all.

Winner: Core 300

24 – 50 dB

25 – 50 dB

Sensors & Display

Without any intelligent sensors that are able to keep track of the surrounding air quality, you will have to rely on a third-party device or improvements you notice yourself to measure the pollution levels inside your home.

The display of the Core 300 only shows you information about the current fan speed, sleep mode, timer, and if you need to check your filter. With the LV-H132 you are limited to the filter indicator and the fan speed.

Winner: Draw

No / Yes

No / Yes

Video Review of the Levoit Air Purifier Core 300

Connectivity & Compatibility

Neither the Core 300 nor the LV-H132 are equipped with Wi-Fi capabilities. As a result, there is no way to monitor and control either one of them using your smartphone or voice assistant. Instead, you will have to make all inputs manually on the device itself.

Winner: Draw

No

No

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Levoit Core 300 vs LV-H132 comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of both models. With a weight of just 2.7 kg (6 lb) and a size of 200 x 200 x 320 mm (7.9 x 7.9 x 12.6 in), the LV-H132 comes out on top in this category.

Winner: LV-H132

3.4 kg, 220 x 220 x 360 mm

2.7 kg, 200 x 200 x 320 mm

Video Review of the Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132

Conclusion: Levoit Core 300 vs LV-H132 – Which is the Better Air Purifier?

If you live in an area with relatively low pollution levels and have a very small room to purify, the Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132 might be worth a closer look for you. It is just as quiet as its competitor and very portable thanks to its low weight and small size.

However, if pollutions levels can be elevated in your home for example due to wildfires or a high amount of industrial emissions, you will definitely want to go with the Levoit Air Purifier Core 300 with its significantly higher efficiency and CADR.

Levoit Core 300

Levoit Air Purifier Core 300, White

Levoit LV-H132

Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132, White

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Levoit LV-H132 emit ozone?

Unlike other brands, Levoit air purifiers including the LV-H132 do not use UV-C light during the purification process and are therefore 100% ozone-free.


Looking for an air purifier specially designed for pet owners? Read our comparison Levoit Core 300 vs P350. For help in choosing a more modern air purifier with Wi-Fi capabilities, head over to Levoit Core 200S vs 300S vs 400S.

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