The Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132 is catalogued as a True HEPA air purifier. To be classified as “True HEPA”, filters must abide by strict standards set by the U.S. Department of Energy. One of them is removing 99.97% of particles with 0.3 micron size. This includes removing all kinds of contaminants, mould spores, dust and other types of harmful substances in the air.
The Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132 consists of many filters working together, each of which offers a layer of protection:
- The Fine Preliminary Filter traps airborne bacteria 🦠, pet dander 🐱🐶, mould, and fungi.
- The True HEPA Filter then traps larger particles, for example dust mites 🐜 and pollen 🌸.
- The Activated Carbon Filter, works slightly different to the previous two filters. This filters does not remove particles from the air, but gases. In particular, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) which are harmful gases such as formaldehyde. These gases are produced from new furniture and paint, cooking, pets, and cigarette smoke. 🚬 Not only these gases can be annoying, but some of them can also be harmful. To remove them you need an Activated Carbon Filter like the one the Levoit Air Purifier provides.
💰The Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132 is a product with a good quality/price ratio, if to be used at a small room (up to 12 square meters).
🚬 In terms of filtering of Volatile Organic Compounds, does not seem specially powerful as it contains a small amount of activated carbon in its filters. However, due to the fact that this purifier is to be used in small rooms, and assuming you are not expecting it to clean heavy air pollution (eg a lot of smoke from cigarettes), it can be a good and low budget alternative.
📐As a portable air purifier, we find it a bit bulky and heavy, but provided you are not working on a desk which is too small and can’t hold a bit extra weight, that should not be a problem. After all, if an air purifier is too small, its air cleaning power will also be smaller. In this case, it is a fair balance.
🔇 Is it very quiet, so it is a good choice if you plan to use it at night while you sleep, or the noise makes you lose concentration.
🥇This product has outstanding reviews in Amazon, with more than 25k ratings!
All in all, we find the Levoit Air Purifier a very good choice.
- Small, light and manoeuvrable
- Has activated carbon filter
- Ozone free
- Good price
- Only for small rooms (up to 12 square meters)
- Limited cleaning of Volatile Organic Compounds (thin carbon filter)
Specification: Levoit Air Purifier LV-H132 Review