Levoit LV-H132 Compact HEPA Air Purifier
Levoit LV-H132 is a true HEPA, ultra-quiet, compact air purifier, designed for single rooms and smaller areas in general.
Thanks to its size, performance, ease of use and maintenance, acceptable price, etc., Levoit LV-H132 is one of the most popular HEPA air purifiers on the market.
Published: February 27, 2021.
Levoit LV-H132 Features and Specifications
Levoit LV-H132 Compact HEPA Air Purifier is a stylish-looking unit that comes in two colors, white and black, and may easily fit any room or area.
Physical dimensions of the unit are (D x H) 7.9 x 12.6 inches (~20 x 32 cm), with the air inlet being at the bottom of the unit and the air outlet being at the top of the unit.
Levoit LV-H132 is intended for rooms up to 129 ft2 (12 m2), it can operate from 14 to 104°F (from -10 to 40°C), and is rated at 28 watts. When the unit is in standby, it draws just 0.8 watts.
Levoit LV-H132 is a very simple unit to use and operate, it doesn't feature a timer, it is not Bluetooth or WiFi-enabled unit, it doesn't feature IC remote control, etc. And this simplicity is the reason why so many people choose this model.
Note: Although the unit is very simple, when the unit arrives, be sure to thoroughly read the instructions and get accustomed to your new air purifier.
Controls of the unit are on top and they include the Power button, Night light button, filter reset button, and fan speed button.
Levoit LV-H132 features three fan speeds - the lowest speed is very quiet and is commonly used during sleep (noise level ~25 dB), while maximum speed is used during the day (noise level ~46 dB, still very quiet) when required.
When the fan speed is set to maximum, Levoit LV-H132 CADR (Clean Air Delivery Rate) is ~40 CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute), ensuring that the unit will circulate whole air in the room up to 4 times per hour, keeping the air clean.
Night light may be dimmed or even turned off completely - when the unit is turned on after standby, it remembers speed and light settings.
Despite it size and price, Levoit LV-H132 is a true HEPA ('H13') air purifier and is able to filter out and capture 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles.
Note: although Levoit LV-H132 is often labeled as 'H13' and as 'true HEPA' air purifier, note that H13 air purifiers capture 99.95% and true HEPA air purifiers capture 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles - for short, it is slightly better than 'standard H13' air purifiers.
Levoit LV-H132 replacement air filter is labeled as LV-H132-RF and features three layers of air filtration:
- fine mechanical pre-filter traps larger particles like pet dander, pollen, dust, and similar,
- true HEPA air filter captures very fine air particles, including fine dust, mold, dust mites, bacteria, even viruses, etc.
- activated carbon filter captures and neutralizes household and pet odors like cigarette smoke, cooking smells, and similar.
Note: although LV-H132-RF captures bacteria and viruses, it doesn't feature any layer or compound that would kill/sanitize captured bacteria, viruses, or mold. Also, air filter LV-H132-RF is NOT washable!
Air filter should be replaced when signaled by the unit - on average a filter should be replaced every 6-8 months, although, in certain situations, this replacement period may be much shorter.
Long Story Short: Levoit LV-H132 is a compact and very quiet true HEPA air purifier, very simple to use and maintain.
While Levoit LV-H132 can cover a single room, many people buy multiple units and keep them in areas where they are most needed.
If You have any respiratory issues and You are considering getting an air purifier, consider this unit - it is cheap and reliable and it does its job well.
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