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Levoit LV600HH Review

More expensive option that is somewhat noisy and less effective
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Price:   $120 List | $90 at Amazon
Pros:  Easier to clean and use
Cons:  More noise and less effective, expensive
Manufacturer:   Levoit
By Juliet Spurrier, MD and Bob Wofford  ⋅  Sep 16, 2018
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RANKED
#7 of 12
  • Ease of Cleaning - 40% 7
  • Effectiveness - 30% 5
  • Noise - 20% 6
  • Ease of Use - 10% 7

The Skinny

The Levoit LV600HH is a high-end ultrasonic humidifier with a strong initial effectiveness that drops over time. This unit is programmable for humidity level, run timer, and auto shutoff with a digital user interface that is fairly intuitive. The Levoit has a tank with a large opening and stands on its own to fill. This unit has several parts and pieces with lots of nooks and crannies where mold and bacteria can hide. It comes with a small brush to help you with cleaning, but you'll need a bottle brush and disinfectant as well. While this humidifier works well enough and we like the programmability, it creates more noise than much of the competition and it sports the second highest price making it a poor choice for most families.


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Our Analysis and Test Results

Levoit lacks a company "about us" web page on their site so it is difficult to see who they are or determine their background. The website boasts health and wellness with products ranging from humidifiers and air purifiers to salt lamps and yoga essentials. They are located in California and they strongly encourage becoming part of their online "community."

The LV600HH is a programmable ultrasonic humidifier with a large price tag and less effective performance.
The LV600HH is a programmable ultrasonic humidifier with a large price tag and less effective performance.

Performance Comparison


The Levoit LV600HH earned an average overall score for the group but it sports the second highest price.


This combination of price and mediocre performance with disappointing effectiveness left us wanting more.

The Levoit has more parts and pieces than the competition making it a more involved cleaning process.
The Levoit has more parts and pieces than the competition making it a more involved cleaning process.

Ease of Cleaning


The Levoit earns a 7 of 10 for ease of cleaning thanks to a large opening you can fit your hand inside and small brush that is included for reaching those nooks and crannies where bacteria and mold can hide.

You can see that the nooks and crannies of the Levoit necessitate a small cleaning brush to properly clean.
The Levoit can be used with essential oils dropped on a pad in the diffuser. We did not test this feature and aren't sure we are entirely on board with diffusing with your humidifier.

This humidifier has more parts than most of the competition with lots of items you need to remove for cleaning and more things you could forget to clean. It needs to be regularly disinfected and descaled if minerals build up on interior surfaces. There are some places in the base that are small and hard to clean (above left) but the mist tube is not part of the tank and is removable from the base for easy cleaning. You'll need a bottle brush to clean the tube making your cleaning toolkit for this unit one of the largest in the group. Don't forget the diffuser pad area (above right) also needs to be cleaned if you choose to use it.

The Levoit has a dual diverter to send mist in two different directions. It is one of the louder ultrasonic options in the review  though still silent compared to evaporative humidifiers.
The Levoit has a dual diverter to send mist in two different directions. It is one of the louder ultrasonic options in the review, though still silent compared to evaporative humidifiers.

Effectiveness


This unit is not as effective as much of the ultrasonic competition earning only a 5 of 10. The Levoit is relatively strong in the beginning creating more humidity at the start than some of the other options. However, as time went on, it wasn't able to keep up and after an hour it had the 4th lowest amount of humidity in the air out of the ultrasonic products we tested.

Noise


The Levoit is on the louder side when compared to the competition with a 6 of 10 for this metric. It registers 44 decibels with several other ultrasonic options coming in with sound below 40. The loudest ultrasonic product is 47 decibels, the Boneco U300.

The Levoit has a digital user interface and is programmable to choose humidity level  warm or cool mist  run time  and auto shut off.
The Levoit has a digital user interface and is programmable to choose humidity level, warm or cool mist, run time, and auto shut off.

Ease of Use


This humidifier has several features to customize your experience which helped it earn a 7 of 10 for ease of use. While the user interface is digital and not as straightforward as a single dial adjustment, it does mean you have more control over your environment and you don't need to tend to the machine as much as you would a dial product. The Levoit has an auto shutoff, a humidistat to program humidity levels, and warm or cool mist options. It also comes with a remote for easy adjustments from the doorway so you don't need to enter the nursery to make changes.

The tank on the Levoit has one of the largest openings making it easy to fit your hand inside for cleaning and for filling.
The tank on the Levoit has one of the largest openings making it easy to fit your hand inside for cleaning and for filling.

The tank on the Levoit is easy to fill with a large opening and the ability to stand on its own in the sink. It doesn't have a carry handle, but not many do.

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Juliet Spurrier, MD and Bob Wofford