Levoit Core 400S vs LV-H134

In this Levoit Core 400S vs LV-H134 review, we will compare the mid-level device of the Core series with the most powerful LV model from the fast-growing American brand for small home appliances.

Both utilize a similar design, drawing in air from all four sides and then releasing purified air through the top. But how they differ in terms of performance metrics such as coverage area and Clean Air Delivery Rate?

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

Coverage Area

Up to 37 m² (403 ft²)

Up to 66 m² (710 ft²)

CADR (Particles)

442 m³/h (260 CFM)

530 m³/h (312 CFM)

CADR (Formaldehyde)

?

?

Working Noise

24 – 52 dB(A)

23 – 57 dB(A)

PM 2.5 Sensor

Yes

Yes

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Comparison: Levoit Core 400S vs LV-H134 – What are the Differences?

Coverage Area & Efficiency

With a coverage area of up to 37 m² (403 ft²), the Core 400S is best suited for middle-sized rooms. The LV-H134, on the other hand, has an effective range of up to 66 m² (710 ft²) – the highest among all Levoit air purifiers currently on the market.

In both cases, the recommendation is based on five air changes per hour (ACH) and a ceiling height of 2.4 m (8 ft). If you live somewhere with low pollution and are thus content with two ACH, the room size would increase to 93 m² (1008 ft²) and 165 m² (1775 ft²), respectively.

Winner: LV-H134

Up to 37 m² (403 ft²)

Up to 66 m² (710 ft²)

Clean Air Delivery Rate

In the first step of Levoit’s 3-stage filtration process, a pre-filter takes care of large pollutants including dust, hair, and pet fur. Next, an H13 True HEPA filter captures at least 99.97% of particles and allergens as small as 0.3 µm, for example, pollen and pet dander.

Lastly, smoke, fumes, VOCs, and household odors such as cooking smells and pet odors are neutralized by a layer of activated carbon. The Core 400S does this at a rate of 442 m³/h (260 CFM), while the LV-H134 achieves a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 530 m³/h (312 CFM).

Winner: LV-H134

442 m³/h (260 CFM)

530 m³/h (312 CFM)

Video Comparison of the Levoit Air Purifiers Core 400S and LV-H134

Working Noise

In sleep mode, the Core 400S and LV-H134 operate at an almost similar noise level of 24 decibels (dB) and 23 dB, respectively. The difference becomes a bit more obvious on the upper end, where the Core 400S maxes out at 52 dB compared to 57 dB for the LV-H134.

Both models can be set to auto mode, in which they will automatically adjust their fan speed based on air quality. As soon as the amount of contaminants starts to decrease again after a sudden spike, their fan speed and noise level will decrease accordingly.

Winner: Draw

24 – 52 dB(A)

23 – 57 dB(A)

Sensors & Display

To gather the real-time data needed for the auto mode, the Core 400S and LV-H134 are equipped with Levoit’s AirSight Plus technology, which uses a high-sensitivity laser dust sensor to continuously scan its surroundings for airborne particles.

An indicator ring on top of both devices reveals the current air quality at a quick glance, with blue signifying very good and red being unhealthy. The level of PM2.5 is also visible on the display. With the Core 400S, even more information is available through the VeSync app.

Winner: Draw

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Video Review including a Smoke Box Test of the Levoit Air Purifier Core 400S

Connectivity & Compatibility

You can use a Wi-Fi connection, your smartphone, and the VeSync app to monitor and control the Core 400S remotely. This allows you to turn the purifier on and off, change the speed, create a schedule, view the remaining filter life, and more.

It is even possible to interact with the Core 400S using only your voice. Thanks to its compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, it can be seemingly integrated with your smart home. The LV-H134, on the other hand, does not have any connectivity features.

Winner: Core 400S

Yes / Amazon Alexa, Google Home

No

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Levoit Core 400S vs LV-H134 comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. With a weight of 8.4 kg (18.6 lb), base diameter of 326 mm (12.8 in), and height of 742 mm (29.2 in), the LV-H134 is both heavier and bigger.

Winner: Core 400S

5.0 kg, 274 x 274 x 520 mm

8.4 kg, 326 x 326 x 742 mm

Video Review including a Smoke Box Test of the Levoit Air Purifier LV-H134

Conclusion: Levoit Core 400S vs LV-H134 – Which is the Better Air Purifier?

Although the Levoit Air Purifier Core 400S might have lower performance metrics than its competitor, it does offer you the ability to keep track of hourly or seasonal changes in air quality via the app. If the size of your rooms allows it, it is probably the better choice.

If you already own a third-party device that measures pollution levels or simply have a large room to purify, go with the Levoit Air Purifier LV-H134. No other model from the California-based brand has a higher coverage area, and it also ranks in the top three for highest CADR.


Find out how the successor of the Core 400S performs against the LV-H134 in our comparison Levoit Core 600S vs LV-H134.

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