Currently, Levoit has a total of 15 air purifiers in their air purifiers lineup, and the Vital 100 is in the perfect middle ground. It has a decent airflow rate and filters, and it is 100 percent ozone-free. Also, this top-rated air purifier is available at an attractive price.
Here is the in-depth review of the Levoit Vital 100 Air Purifier.
- In-depth Review
- Suitable Room Size
- Operating Costs
- Pros & Cons
- Levoit Vital 100 vs. Levoit Core 300
Levoit Vital 100 Specifications:
|Filtration Technology|| |
|HEPA Class||H13 True HEPA|
|Filter Life||6 - 8 months|
|Maximum CADR||130 cfm|
|Room Coverage (8 ft ceilings)||195 sq ft with 5 air changes per hour (calculate ACH for your room).|
|Noise Level||23 - 50 dB|
|Rated Power||55 Watt|
|Dimensions||16.1″H x 12.8″W x 6.4″D|
- 100% Ozone-Free: The Vital 100 is completely ozone free and never uses UV-C light, which the research has shown can produce harmful...
- Powerful Performance: With a CADR of 130 CFM / 221 m3/h, the Vital 100 is perfect for living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens. It can...
- 3-Stage Filtration: Comes equipped with a washable pre-filter for large particles like lint and fur, a High-Efficiency Activated Carbon...
- Sleep Comfortably: With noise levels as low as 23 decibels, the Vital 100 won’t keep you up at night. You can also turn off the...
- User-Friendly: Set a timer for 2, 4, or 8 hours whenever you like. The Check Filter Indicator will let you know when it’s time for a...
In-depth Review of Levoit Vital 100 Air Purifier:
Here are the top features of the Levoit Vital 100 Air Purifier.
Decent 3-level Filters
The Levoit Vital 100 air purifier has an effective filtration system consisting of three filters. They include a detachable pre-filter, an H13 HEPA filter, and a honeycomb activated carbon filter.
The pre-filter is made of foam-type material, which you can wash with water. By cleaning the pre-filter, you will get fresh and odorless air. If you live in a dusty area or have pets, this will saves your money by prolonging the lifespan of the main filter.
It will block large particles, such as lint, dust, mold, pollen, hair, and pet fur. Regularly vacuum the filter or wash it when it is clogged.
After the pre-filter, you have got a honeycomb structured activated carbon filter. Build with activated carbon pellets, this filter adsorbs unwanted odors. They include fumes from cigarette smoke, cooking smells, and household VOCs.
Lastly, we have the HEPA filter. This higher-class H13 HEPA filter will block the fine particles sized down to 0.3 microns with 99.97% efficiency. They include tobacco smoke particles, fine dust, bacteria, and even some viruses.
Levoit recommends changing the filter set every 6 to 8 months.
The Levoit Vital 100 air purifier comes in a compact form: 12.8 by 6.4 by 16.1 inches and weighs 9.3 pounds. You can easily move it with the built-in carry handle and place it firmly on its anti-skid pads. Just make sure no objects are blocking its air inlets on the sides.
The air purifier has a flattened design with air inlets on the sides and a top outlet. You’ll notice that the air intake is unlike other models with a grille. This model has intake vents designed specifically to catch lint, pet fur, and hair efficiently.
The purifier’s body is made of ABS plastic. This material is strong and can withstand impact. It’s also heat resistant, but avoid placing the unit close to a heat source. While the body may not melt, damages will occur to the internal electrical components.
It features a mini touch control panel at the top. Here you will find the controls for power, fan speed, timer, display lights, and filter status indicator.
Moderate Noise Level
The Levoit Vital 100 Air Purifier is ultra-quiet during operation, especially at the lowest speed. This unit produces 23dB of sound at the lowest fan speed. This noise level is slightly above a whisper heard a meter away or light wind in the trees at 20dB.
At the highest fan speed, the purifier generates 50dB. This is similar to the sound made by a washing machine or moderate rain.
The unit is safe for everyone. It doesn’t have any electronic filtrations, and it is completely ozone-free.
Suitable Room Size for Levoit Vital 100:
If you have higher ceilings, use our Air Changes per Hour Calculator to calculate the suitable room size.
Levoit Vital 100 Operating Costs:
Annual Filter Replacement: ~ $30, 6-8 months usage (check availability & filter price).
Monthly Energy Consumption: ~ $2.4 (based on 12 cents per kWh and 12 hours use on the top speed per day). Use our Energy Usage Calculator to find out the bill based on your usage and the local energy rate.
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Questions and Answers
Q. Can I place the unit on a higher dresser?
A. Although this unit is a floor model, you can place it on a dresser. Make sure the surface is flat.
Q. When do I need to change the filters?
A. All the 3 filters come in a set with the air purifier or as a replacement. You can use the filter set up to 8 months on moderate usage and air quality. Follow the filter status indicator.
Q. Are the filters washable?
A. Only the foam-like pre-filter is washable, and you can wash it gently with water. Levoit recommends vacuuming it every 2-4 weeks and washes it every 2-4 months. Dry the pre-filter well before re-attach it to the main filter.
Q. The filter light came on, and I replaced the filter. How do I turn off the filter indicator light?
A. If the filter indicator light turns red, replace the filter. Once you replace the filters, hold the Check Filter Indicator button for 3 seconds, and it will reset the filter cycle.
Levoit Vital 100 air purifier is a perfect lower mid-range air purifier with all essential functions and features. The airflow is strong enough for a 200 square feet room, and the filters are really useful. You can catch large dust on its washable pre-filter, ultrafine dust on the H13 HEPA filter, and household odors on the activated carbon pores.
We recommend this unit to pet owners and people who have allergies.